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Competitive Landscape: Personal Drones, 2015

Published: 30 October 2015

ID: G00290953

Analyst(s): Brian Blau, Gerald Van Hoy


The personal drone market is undergoing dramatic change as current small, vendors are challenged by more powerful ones, such as Samsung and GoPro. Product leaders should aggressively innovate on features and promote their value proposition for more capable drones that appeal to a wider audience.

Table Of Contents
  • Personal Drones Are Emerging Device Types Poised for Market Growth
  • Imagery Dominates the Value Proposition Through 2018
  • Purchase Choices Will Be Influenced by Form Factor and Aesthetics
  • Rapid Market Changes Mean Expanded Features and Use Cases
  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Plethora of Vendors in an Increasingly Crowded Market
    • Lack of Regulations and Global Differentiation Diminish Vendor Opportunities
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Large Competitors Will Enter the Market in 2016
    • Seasonal Shift in Component Supply May Hold Back Drone Sales
    • Devices Will Expand to Include Mixed Personal and Business Use
    • Key Drone Adoption Influencing Factors
  • Competitive Profiles
    • 3D Robotics
    • DJI
    • Game of Drones
    • Hubsan
    • Parrot
    • ShenZhen Idea-Fly
    • Walkera Technology
    • Yuneec
  • References and Methodology

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