I have not been a good boy this year but I did go back to work for a while :)
They're not hard to fly but there is some getting used to the sensitivity of the controls. The good news is the drone is very resilient. I crashed into an oak 25 feet up from the ground and neither the crash nor the hard landing did any more damage than needing to replace a single propeller blade set @ $7
Took the first pics with it today. Will put them here as soon as I get them PS'd
The still camera works pretty much the same as a DSLR in manual mode. Not a million options but I'm thinking enough to get the kind of RAW files I can play with in PS. It has a significantly upgraded color profile - that means there are like ten times more colors in the pallete the sensor can read and therefore exploit in PS. Not sure of the technicalities of how this works yet but really looking forward to super subtle color manipulation.
This thing is built for video which doesn't get me to hot and bothered but I have to admit it takes some pretty moving pictures
The only downside is that the lens on the camera is only 24 MM It would be nice of DJI to make a swap-able lens arrangement. It would be nice to have 300 or 500 mm options to shoot wildlife etc. To get close enough to an animal to take a decent pic the noise of the props has, so far, been making the animals very very nervous. I'm thinking birds will not tolerate it at all