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Consumer Drones: Market Strategies and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016-2022

  • ID: 3666498
  • Report
  • April 2016
  • Region: Global
  • 529 Pages
  • Wintergreen Research, Inc
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The Worldwide Market for Camera Drones Is $2 Billion Anticipated to Reach $21.5 Billion by 2022


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Worldwide consumer drone markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the use of cameras on stable flying platforms that are used to help implement video and picture taking from the air. Activity visualization from the air lets users share images and videos that are interesting and help build relationships.

Camera drones use automated process to make socialization more interesting. Drones provide better, more flexible visualization for sharing on social networks. Smart drone cameras provide the prospect of building social networks that are stronger and have increasingly further outreach. Smart consumer drones connect seamlessly and securely to the Internet, permitting instant upload of videos and images. The camera drones can connect to each other, providing the prospect of filmmaking that comes from stitching together video of a single scene shot from multiple angles.

Camera drone technology has reached a level of maturity that has put these systems at the forefront of picture taking modernization. People around the entire world are adapting to drone availability, using aerial cameras to visualize daily activities from up in the air. Use cases are evolving rapidly. Video, specialized video, targeted video, and high quality image systems are offered.

Consumer photography drones are enormously popular as flying cameras, lifting cameras so every person who wants it can rise above the earth to look down from above. Photography drones are set to make every industry more productive with better, more flexible visualization. Photography drone uses provide the prospect of trillions of dollars in economic growth. Drones connect seamlessly and securely to the Internet and to each other.

Photography drone aerial vehicle (UAV) technology has reached a level of maturity that has permitted DJI to garner $1 billion in revenue in 2015, doubling their revenue in one year. This achievement puts the photography drone systems at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing. Every industry and around the entire world vendors are adapting to drone availability. Use cases are evolving rapidly. Video, photos, specialized video, targeted video, and high resolution images systems are offered.
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1. Consumer Photography Drones: Market Description and Market Dynamics
1.1 Consumer Photography Smart Commercial Drones
1.1.1 Smart Drones: Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Description
1.2 Photography Drone Enhanced Capability and Payloads
1.2.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Enhanced Resilience
1.2.2 Small and Micro-UAS Drones
1.2.3 Drone Aerial Systems (UAS) Perimeter Surveillance
1.2.4 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) Surveillance
1.3 Photography Drone Use Cases
1.3.1 Drones on the Silver Screen
1.3.2 Follow Drones
1.3.3 Conducting a Solar Panel Inspection with eBee Drone
1.3.4 Quad-copter Drone Crosses the English Channel
1.3.5 Dutch Police Training Eagles to Take Down Drones
1.3.6 Star Wars Movie Used a Team of Drones to Protect Its Secrets
1.3.7 AT&T Uses LTE to Control Drones Over Long Distances
1.3.8 Traxxas Flight Link App
1.4 Registering Drones
1.5 Georeferenced Imagery
1.5.1 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Monitoring
1.5.2 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Scientific Research
1.6 Globalization and Technology
1.6.1 Proliferation of Camera Drones to Promote Security
1.6.2 Drones General Roles

2. Photography Consumer Drone Market Shares and Forecasts
2.1 Photography Consumer Drone Market Driving Forces
2.1.1 Drone Challenges
2.1.2 Drone Fleet Systems
2.1.3 Smart Drone Infrastructure Standards
2.1.4 Photography and Videography Smart Commercial Drone Aerial Systems
2.2 Photography Consumer Drone Market Shares
2.2.1 Consumer Drones
2.2.2 China’s DJI Leads Drone Markets
2.2.3 DJI Revenue Demonstrates Leadership Position
2.2.1 DJI Phantom
2.2.2 Parrot
2.2.3 3D Robotics
2.2.4 Parrot AR Drone Flies Off a Roof
2.2.5 Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly
2.2.6 Ascending Technologies Professional Line
2.2.7 AscTec for Professional Drone Users:
2.2.8 Hubsan
2.2.9 Intel / Ascending Technologies
2.2.10 Draganflyer X4 UAV
2.2.11 DRS Unmanned Technologies Ground Control Stations
2.2.12 Proxy Aviation Systems
2.2.13 Google
2.3 Smart Commercial Drone Market Forecasts and Sector Shares
2.4 Drone Market Shares and Forecasts
2.4.1 Drone Unit Shipments
2.4.2 Drone Market Forecasts
2.4.3 Drone Industry Components
2.5 Photography And Videography Drone Applications
2.5.1 Smart Commercial Drone Film / Photo / Video
2.5.2 LiDAR
2.6 Commercial Drone Aerial Mapping
2.6.1 GIS Professionals Are Willing to Pay for Drone Systems
2.6.2 GIS Software
2.6.3 UAS-Camera Integration
2.6.4 Maps of Navigable Drone Highways in The Sky
2.6.5 Aerial Mapping Smart Commercial Drone Systems Forecasts
2.7 Real Estate Drones
2.8 Nano Drones Applications
2.8.1 Drone Miniaturization
2.9 Follow Me Drones
2.9.1 US FAA Commercial Drone Permits
2.10 Unmanned Aerial Systems Payloads
2.10.1 Composites Key to Utility
2.11 Venture Investment in Drones
2.11.1 Drones to Create US Jobs
2.11.2 Drone Crowd Funding
2.12 Photography Consumer Drone Prices
2.12.1 Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Quadcopter Elite Edition
2.12.2 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with 14 Megapixel Flight Camera (Blue)
2.12.3 Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Quadcopter Elite Edition (Sand)
2.12.4 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Skycontroller Bundle (Red)
2.12.5 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with 14 Megapixel Flight Camera (Red)
2.12.6 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Skycontroller Bundle (Blue)
2.12.7 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Skycontroller and Soft Case Bundle (Red)
2.12.8 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Backpack Bundle (Blue)
2.12.9 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Backpack Bundle (Red)
2.12.10 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Hard Case Bundle (Blue)
2.12.11 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Hard Case Bundle (Red)
2.12.12 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Wheeled Hard Case Bundle (Blue)
2.12.13 Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter with Wheeled Hard Case Bundle (Red)
2.12.14 Parrot AR Drone 2.0 1500 mAh High Density Battery
2.12.15 Parrot LiPo Battery for AR.Drone 2.0 Quadcopter (11.1 V, 1000 mAh)
2.12.16 Parrot Battery for BeBop Drone and Skycontroller
2.12.17 Parrot Flight Recorder for AR. Drone 2.0 Quadcopter
2.12.18 Parrot Camera for BeBop Drone
2.12.19 Parrot Propellers for BeBop Drone (4-Pack, Red)
2.12.20 Parrot Wall Charger for BeBop Drone and Skycontroller
2.12.21 Parrot Skycontroller with Wi-Fi Range Extender for BeBop Drone (Red)
2.12.22 Parrot Repair Kit for BeBop Drone (Pair)
2.12.23 Parrot Feet Pack for BeBop Drone (4-Pack)
2.13 Photography Consumer Drone Regional Market Analysis
2.13.1 Smart Drone Commercial (UAV) Industry Regional Summary
2.13.2 U.S Accounts for 73 Percent of The Worldwide Research, Development, Test, And Evaluation (RDT&E) Spending On Smart Drone Technology
2.13.3 U.S. State Department Drone Export Guidelines
2.13.4 Canada
2.13.5 Europe
2.13.6 UK Trade in Drones
2.13.7 Drones for the Netherlands
2.13.8 Japan
2.13.9 Sony Drone Services
2.13.10 Japanese Drone Works Inside the Nuclear Power Plant
2.13.11 China
2.13.12 Chinese Smog-Fighting Drones That Spray Chemicals To Capture Air Pollution
2.13.13 China Desires Exports, Steps Up Research In Military Drones
2.13.14 Chinese Commercial Drones
2.13.15 Singapore
2.13.16 Africa
2.13.17 Expansion of US Drone Base in Africa
2.13.18 Ethiopia
2.13.19 Brazil
2.13.20 Morocco
2.13.21 India

3. Photography Drones Product Description
3.1 DJI
3.1.1 DJI Phantom
3.1.2 DJI Inspire 1
3.1.3 DJI Ronin
3.1.4 DJI Ronin Major Updates:
3.1.5 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone
3.1.6 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Live HD View
3.1.7 DJI Industries Phantom 3 Drone Complete Control
3.1.8 DJI Industries Phantom Intelligent Battery
3.1.9 DJI Industries Inspire Drone
3.1.10 DJI Industries Ronin-M
3.1.11 DJI Industries Spreading Wings S1000+
3.1.12 DJI Industries Zenmuse Z15-A7
3.1.13 DJI Flying Platforms
3.1.14 DJI Flight Controllers
3.1.15 DJI Camera Gimbals
3.1.16 DJI HD Video Downlink
3.1.17 DJI Ground Stations
3.1.18 DJI Guidance
3.2 Parrot S.A.
3.2.1 Parrot Bebop Drone Stability
3.2.2 Parrot AR.Drone Flies Off a Roof
3.3 GoPro
3.3.1 GoPro Recorded Video Can Be Stitched Together Using Kolor
3.4 3D Robotics
3.4.1 3D Robotics Launches Line of Mapping Drones
3.5 AeroVironment
3.5.1 AeroVironement Global Observer
3.5.2 AeroVironement RQ-20A Puma AE
3.5.3 AeroVironement Wasp AE
3.5.4 AeroVironement Shrike VTOL
3.5.5 AeroVironement Ground Control System
3.5.6 BP and AeroVironment Launch FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations
3.5.7 AeroVironment Integrated LiDAR Sensor Payload
3.5.8 AeroVironment and Commercial UAV
3.5.9 AeroVironment AV’s Family of Small UAS
3.5.10 AeroVironment Raven
3.6 Textron Nano Air Vehicle
3.7 Draganfly Innovations Inc.
3.7.1 Draganfly Draganflyer X4-P
3.7.2 Draganfly Handheld Ground Control System
3.7.3 Draganflyer Vision Based System (VBS)
3.7.4 Draganflyer Guardian
3.7.5 Draganfly X4
3.7.6 Draganflyer X6
3.7.7 Draganflyer Aerial Photography & Video Applications
3.7.8 Draganflyer Real Estate Applications
3.7.9 Draganflyer Law Enforcement Applications
3.7.10 AscTec Compliance
3.7.11 Draganflyer X8
3.8 TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone
3.9 Ascending Technologies
3.9.1 Ascending Technologies Professional Line
3.9.2 AscTec For Professional Drone Users:
3.9.3 Ascending Technologies For Professional UAV
3.9.4 AscTec Falcon 8 + InspectionPRO
3.9.5 AscTec Falcon 8 + VideoEXPERT
3.9.6 AscTec Firefly
3.9.7 Technical Data – AscTec Firefly
3.10 Hexo+
3.11 Wingsland
3.12 EHang
3.12.1 Ehang GhostDrone 2.0
3.13 Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano:
3.14 senseFly eBee:
3.15 Ballistic UAV Game of Drones
3.16 Bluefin Robotics Bluefin 21:
3.17 Yuneec

4. Drone Technology and Research
4.1 Development of Lighter Yet More Powerful Drone Power Sources
4.2 Sense and Avoid Technology
4.2.1 Learning to Fly a Hobby or Commercial Drone
4.2.2 US FAA Launches Drone Safety Campaign
4.3 UAS Sense and Avoid Evolution Avionics Approach
4.4 Drone Regulation
4.4.1 Drone Test Sites Selected by the FAA
4.4.2 Drone Exemptions
4.4.3 FAA Plans Final Regulation on Commercial Drone Use by Mid-2016
4.5 Cloud Computing and Multilayer Security
4.6 Draganflyer X4 Flying

5. Drone and Remote Control Company Description
5.1 3D Robotics
5.1.1 3D Robotics Acquisition of Sifteo
5.2 AeroVironment
5.2.1 AeroVironment Revenue 2015
5.3 Aeryon Labs
5.3.1 Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS)
5.4 AgEagle
5.5 Airogisitic
5.6 Airware
5.6.1 Airware Components of its Aerial Information Platform
5.6.2 Airware’s AIP Business Model
5.6.3 Airware Investment from Intel Capital
5.7 Amazon
5.8 ASN Technologies
5.9 Aurora Flight
5.9.1 Aurora 2013 Employee Exceptional Service Award
5.10 Aviation Industry Corp (AVIC)
5.10.1 Aviation Industry Corp / Thielert
5.11 BlueSKy
5.11.1 Cyberhawk World Leader In Using UAVs To Inspect Industrial Facilities In Oil And Gas
5.11.2 Bluesky
5.12 Cybaero
5.12.1 Cyphy Microfilament Technology
5.12.2 CyPhy Works Microfilament
5.13 Intel / Cyberhawk Innovations
5.13.1 Cyberhawk Innovations ROAV Inspection for The Offshore Oil & Gas Industry
5.14 Delair-Tech
5.15 Denel Dynamics
5.16 Disney
5.17 DJI
5.17.1 DJI Agricultural Spraying Drone
5.17.2 DJI Inspire 1
5.17.3 DJI Technology Chinese Crop Spraying Drone
5.18 Draganflyer
5.18.1 DraganBot
5.18.2 Draganflyer ABEX Awards
5.19 Drone Innovation Holding Company
5.20 EHang
5.21 Enertis
5.22 Finmeccanica
5.22.1 DRS Technologies
5.23 Flirtey
5.24 FT Sistemas
5.25 Google
5.25.1 Google Revenue
5.25.2 Google Revenues by Segment and Geography
5.25.3 Google / Boston Dynamics
5.25.4 Boston Dynamics CHEETAH - Fastest Legged Robot
5.25.5 Boston Dynamics Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot
5.25.6 Boston Dynamics BigDog
5.25.7 Boston Dynamics LittleDog - The Legged Locomotion Learning Robot
5.25.8 Google Robotic Division
5.25.9 Google Self-Driving Car
5.25.10 Google Cars Address Vast Majority Of Vehicle Accidents Due To Human Error
5.25.11 Google Business
5.25.12 Google Corporate Highlights
5.25.13 Google Search
5.26 GoPro
5.26.1 GoPro Second Quarter 2015 Highlights
5.26.2 GoPro Opular Mount
5.26.3 GoPro Revenue Surges 54% As It Gains Popularity Abroad
5.26.4 GoPro Acquires Kolor, A Virtual Reality Company
5.27 Gryphon
5.28 Hobbico
5.29 Hubsan
5.30 HUVRData, LLC
5.31 Intel
5.31.1 Intel Company Strategy
5.31.2 Intel Realsense Cameras And Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity
5.31.3 Intel Capital
5.31.4 Intel / Ascending Technologies
5.31.5 Ascending Technologies
5.31.6 Intel Acquires Ascending Technologies!
5.31.7 Ascending Technologies
5.31.8 Ascending Technologies AscTec Firefly
5.31.9 Drone: Asctec Firefly with Intel Realsense
5.31.10 Ascending Technologies and Intel Collaboration to Develop Drone Collision Avoidance Technology
5.31.11 Ascending Technologies Asctec Firefly / Intel RealSense Camera
5.31.12 Intel Realsense Cameras and Ascending Technologies’ Asctec Trinity
5.31.13 AscTec Falcon 8
5.31.14 Topcon Distribution Partnership with Ascending Technologies
5.32 Japan Drones
5.33 Parrot/senseFly
5.33.1 Parrot Group / senseFly
5.33.2 Parrot Group senseFly CTI Certified
5.33.3 Parrot Drone First Quarter Sales For 2015 Up 356 Percent
5.34 Prox Dynamics
5.35 Proxy Technologies
5.36 Roketsan
5.37 RUAG Aerospace
5.38 Secom
5.38.1 Japanese Security Company To Offer Private Security Drones
5.39 Skycatch
5.40 Sky-Futures
5.41 TeamUAV
5.42 TRNDlabs
5.43 XAircraft
5.44 Yuneec
5.45 Drone Market Participants WorldWide
5.45.1 Military Manufacturers
5.45.2 Top Drone Products
5.45.3 FAA Approved Drone Projects
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According to the lead author of the study, “Photography drones have cameras that lift the user visualization above the earth, creating videos and images that are dramatic and impactful. The devices are smart: They have sensors and software that permits automated response to camera input. Smart drones are evolving the ability to interconnect to smart phones, but drones are smart even without smart phone guidance systems. They have microprocessors that can be used to automate processes. Smart commercial drones connect seamlessly and securely to the Internet and to each other.”

Use of drones represents a key milestone in provision of value to every industry. Customized cameras are used to take photos and videos with stunning representations. Digital controls will further automate flying, making ease of use and flight stability a reality. New materials and new designs are bringing that transformation forward. By furthering innovation, continued growth is assured.

The worldwide market for camera drones is $2 billion anticipated to reach $21.5 billion by 2022. The complete report provides a comprehensive analysis of drones in different categories, illustrating the diversity of uses for remote flying devices that have high quality cameras on board. Analytics makes the images more cogent. Cameras used from the air are used to anticipate infrastructure problems that only become visible to humans on land days, weeks, or months after the drone images detect issues.

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- 3D Robotics
- Aeryon Labs
- AgEagle
- Airogisitic
- Airware
- BlueSKy
- China Aerospace
- Intel / Cyberhawk Innovations
- Delair-Tech
- Denel Dynamics
- Draganflyer
- EHang
- Finmeccanica
- Flirtey
- FT Sistemas
- Google
- GoPro
- Gryphon
- Hobbico
- Hubsan
- Intel
- Ascending Technologies
- Japan Drones
- L-3 Communications
- Parrot/senseFly
- Prox Dynamics
- Proxy Technologies
- Roketsan
- RUAG Aerospace
- Safran Morpho
- Schiebel
- Secom
- Skycatch
- Sky-Futures
- Yahama
- Yuneec
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