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Phantom UAV equipped with a GoPro camera
Phantom UAV equipped with a GoPro camera

Unmanned air systems (UAS) equipped with GoPro cameras to fly soon.

According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, rugged camera maker GoPro is developing a new line of drones equipped with the company’s high-definition cameras.

The drone will retail somewhere between $500 and $1000. While countless GoPro enthusiasts attach the lightweight devices to drones, this would be the first time GoPro will build their own drone with a built-in camera.

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It’s meant to compete with companies like SZ DJI Technology Co., who’ve developed their own camera drone.
The Wall Street Journal speculates that the move could also cause some drone makers to cut GoPro compatibility as they face competition from the company.
Current regulations stipulate drones for amateur use only, though with advances in the technology, the Federal Aviation Administration is rehauling regulations regarding commercial use of drones, which is currently banned.