The China-based drone maker DJI is expected to come out with a thermal camera at some point. Many speculations pointed out that this feature will be for the recently launched DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise. The company expanded its lineup with the drone that is made specifically for the private sector.
According to DroneDJ, DJI Enterprise just tweeted an announcement that indicates an introduction of something new this coming December 17 at 9 a.m. EST. The tweet comes with an image that shows a hot cup of coffee, taken with a thermal or infrared camera. A mysterious message says “It’s going to be (a fire symbol).”
We continue to actively work on more solutions; solutions which help our customers in the field. Solutions which keep them saver. And solutions which continue to help save lives and properties. Because #DronesForGood https://t.co/7AYjS1eyIQ
— Romeo Durscher (@romeoch) December 13, 2018
To those who are not aware, the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise was launched during DJI Airworks 2018. It comes with a floodlight, loudspeaker, and night-time strobe light. All of these come bundled in the box with a spare battery, a remote controller, and a protection kit with flight tools. This drone is more or less a Mavic 2 Zoom tweaked for commercial use. So, a thermal camera is the obvious missing accessory for this drone. If the company will push through its tweet, the event for this new feature is scheduled for upcoming Monday.
Today, a Twitter account known as @OsitalV posted a tweet with an image taken from a thermal camera. It seems to show the new DJI Osmo Pocket. This compact 3-axis stabilized handheld camera is considered one of the coolest gadgets of this year. This is because this device combines mobility and stability. It comes with a 1/2.3 sensor and can shoot 12-megapixel still photos and 4K stable videos up to 60 frames per second.
Even if there is no confirmation yet from the company, there is a chance that the new thermal camera could be developed in partnership with FLIR Systems. This company has been known for producing thermal imaging cameras.
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