Dones seem to becoming the next camera for some... a mission specific camera like large format. Crashes are still common - not comforting to people and their property that may become unwitting targets and then there are issues of privacy, noise, etc. But it's growing rapidly. At least one of the mfg offers insurance on the drone (not what it does)
I grew up watching more than a few auroral displays. Although often stunning, most of the video these days is time lapse while the real thing unfolds in a much more stately fashion. Improvements in video cameras are providing the sensitivity necessary for real time work Here's a recent example.