DJI has landed at Simply Computing!
We carry fantastic drones from consumer to Pro-level crafts. DJI is the industry leaders which account for over 50% of the world-wide drone market. They are experts in their field and are used by both professionals and hobbyists. In 2017, DJI won a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award and have been used in television shows such as The Amazing Race and Game of Thrones. They make all types of drones, from the very small 80g DJI Tello to the 10kg DJI Matrice 600 Pro.
These drones come equipped with on-board cameras with up to 4K video capabilities, making them perfect for capturing beautiful vistas, immersive nature shots or even that perfect group photo. Check out DJI’s funny promotional video on the benefits of their drones.
The Rules Control the Fun - Flying Drones in Canada
While the title of this section is tongue in cheek, Canada does have somewhat stricter rules than the US when it comes to flying drones in public spaces. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with them. Drones have soared in popularity over the last few years (pun intended!) and with that, governments have had to react and catch up, introducing rules and regulations to keep you and those around you safe.
As far as Canada is concerned, there are two types of drone purposes - for recreation or for work. If you are flying a drone for recreation, you do NOT need a Special Flight Operations Certification, but if flying for work or research, you do. This can be applied for here.
Some of the basic rules of flight in Canada are: You must fly below 90m above ground, 30m away from vehicles or people (76m for drones over 1kg), 5.6km from airports or runways, within 500m from you and only in daylight and not through clouds. In addition, Parks Canada has said all its spaces are “no drone zones”. It may seem that it all boils down to: not too far, not too close, not too high, not too heavy, not too public, not too commercial and not too much fun, but it’s fair to say that these rules are important, as drones can and have caused accidents. So if we’re mindful of these guidelines, we can have some great fun capturing breathtaking footage and images on these drones.
Check out this amazing footage captured and edited by Simply Computing’s own Mark Kyslik.
Choosing The Right Drone
So, if you’re in the market for a drone, you might be feeling overwhelmed. With DJI drones ranging from $129 to over $6,000, it can be hard to know which drone is right for you. The first question you need to ask yourself is: ‘what will I be using it for?’ If it’s just going to be for recreational use then you may not want to invest in the higher price range, especially if it’s your first drone. The DJI Spark weighs just 300g and comes equipped with a 12MP camera for full HD aerial video recording.
It can reach speeds of up to 50km/h, making it super fast and lightweight and the perfect drone for beginners. Those who want to do more high definition recording with longer flight times, better navigation and handling, should look at the Mavic Pro, which shoots crisp 4K video. And if you want more control and customization, the Matrice Series are some of the most powerful drones out there.
Editing your drone footage is easier than ever now too. Apple has made iMovie and Garage Band free to all users, so you can put together a video and even create a soundtrack to match. So check out the DJI range here at simply.ca. Which drone can make your next trip even more spectacular? Simply Computing also offers great rates for financing DJI Drones, with interest- free buy-out options.
Please reach out to the Specialty Product Experts at Simply Computing for more information and to participate in one of our upcoming Drone Workshops to learn how to get the most out of your new DJI Drone!
Additional Links for international use:
◦ FAA Registration: https://faadronezone.faa.gov/#/
◦ India laws - Great info link: http://geoawesomeness.com/flying-drones-in-india/
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