This post observes the latest trend in the camera drone market. It also appears in sUAS News 'The Market'.
By Steve Maller for Drone Analyst
My brief but productive visit last month to the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas showed me just how fast the camera drone market is heating up. More than 97,000 people in media and entertainment attended this year, and the show featured for the first time an Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion with a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations. It was so well attended that one writer called the NAB 2015 “The Year of the Drone.”
Much has already been written about how drones impacted the show, and you can find good articles here and here. I was particularly impressed with FreeFly System’s ALTA high-end drone because it represents what I consider to be a prime example of just how advanced unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology have become. You can find my post on that here.
As a post-show wrap-up I offer five observations about the state of the aerial film / photo / video drones market: