Camera drones thriving in China

The Parrot Bebop is a fine example of a camera drone that consumers are snapping up.
The Parrot Bebop is a fine example of a camera drone that consumers are snapping up.

Camera drones are getting the attention, or rather causing concern among governments and the general public. While the public is usually perturbed by the invasion of privacy, governments has security and safety concerns.

That’s why it’s surprising that China’s camera drone market is thriving and used in areas such as film and television, geological exploration, and emergency response.

According to IDC, with a growing demand for more sophisticated products, Chinese consumers view camera drones as a trendy and in vogue product.

In response to the emerging demand, IDC penned the first official definition of camera drones in July 2015 as a drone for non-military purposes equipped with a camera capable of resolutions no less than 1080p, and priced no less than RMB1,000 or USD156.

Jean Xiao, Research Manager of IDC China’s Client System Research Group believes that China’s camera drone market boasts significant growth potential and will continue to mature amid challenges.

However, many obstacles exist in both the environment and development of the camera drone market, including issues arising from industry chain buildup, market segmentation, competition, and industry regulations.

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