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Get a Drone's-Eye View of Dana Point [video]

Originally posted January 08, 2014 at 05:26 PM

When the robots take over the world, they'll be enjoying some spectacular views.

Take, for example, this two-minute video clip recorded by a hovering camera above the Dana Point shore, uploaded by YouTube user David Schaffner.

The private use of drones has been the subject of much speculation since Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced his company's long-term plans to use the flying contraptions to deliver packages.

The drone used to shoot the above video, the Phanton 2 Vision, is made for photography, not heavy lifting. It can spend about 25 minutes in the air and sports a 1080p HD video camera, as well as a 14-megapixel still-shot camera. According to various shopping websites, it'll set you back about $1,200.

If you had a $1,200 camera/helicopter, would you fly it over the ocean? Tell us in the comments below.
Eric Bergstrom January 09, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Who sent in this video?
Peter Schelden January 09, 2014 at 11:56 AM
This was a found video uploaded this week to YouTube, Eric. It was not submitted.
Eric Bergstrom January 09, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Huh, found video...never heard of that. Must be a local though since it was Dana Point. Not a very creative or well thought out video, but it gets me thinking of it's potential. If you ever find out who, please let me know.

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