“We are a player, but we are the underdog player,” says 3DR’s Colin Guinn. “How big of a defining moment is it? It is the moment. This is the introduction to the world of 3DR.”
The company is betting Solo will appeal to drone enthusiasts and novices alike — and that it can begin to chip away at the consumer drone market that the Phantom helped create. It is a critical time for 3DR, which has raised $85 million from investors.
Now is it in 4K like the Phantom 3? Well no, not yet. 3DR is focusing on maturing their drones’ ability to get your shot whether you’re alone or with a small crew. But when you’re getting your wings, as it were, isn’t it more important to get the right shot in HD than a stream a glorious crash in 4K? Frankly, I’m excited about this one.