Canon is the latest camera company to jump on the aerial photography bandwagon, but the its first search-and-rescue drone is manufactured by Prodrone and looks pretty pricey.
Canon has entered into the drone market — sort of. Canon Japan’s website is now showing off a drone called the PD6E2000-AW-CJ1, a search-and-rescue drone paired with Canon’s ME20F-SH camera that can see in the dark with an ISO of 4 million, but it’s rumored to cost a pretty penny.
The drone isn’t built by Canon — the company announced last September an investment in the Japanese industrial drone company Prodrone Co. that would allow the imaging company to supply their cameras and use their branding and distribution networks to sell the drone. According to the report, Canon hopes to sell 5 billion yen worth of drones, or about $4.5 million, by 2020.