How to Choose the Right Drone for Your Job: Drone Camera And Gear

Drone Camera Options:

Regarding the drone camera option, you will want to select the drone that provides the best camera focal length for your project.
Early drone cameras do not offer professional features, such as interchangeable lenses, filters, etc. For example, the Phantom series and DJI Inspire 1 have cameras equivalent to 20 mm. This camera does not have fishy distortion like GoPro cameras, and the ‘jello effect’ is less with speed. On the other hand, GoPro has a much wider angle and an option to moderate or narrow the scene.

Which Camera Is The Best?

The best camera is selected according to the needs of your specific project. If you are filming a real estate video, and want to make the footage easy for the eyes, I recommend the 20 mm camera found on the DJI Phantom Series and Inspire 1. However, if you are filming an extreme sports video, then the floppy look of GoPro cameras may be the best option for you.

Camera Image Quality (Image Quality):

The GoPro Hero 4 Black has better image quality and dynamic range than the DJI Phantom 3 or Inspire 1. GoPro continuously focuses on improving its camera and image quality, while DJI is just reaching the camera market. This does not mean that DJI cameras are bad, but moiré issues heavily damage the footage, unless you reduce the sharpness, after which the footage is slightly blurred (smudged) or soft. (Soft) may take.

However, you can get high-quality results if you record in 4k for output in 1080p. I always make sure to film in 4K with Phantom or Inspire 1. The GoPro has little trouble when shooting 4k, as the codec is not user-friendly, but the output is excellent for filming in 4k and 1080p. 4k works wonders in maintaining image quality whenever you need to resist lens distortion in post.

Camera Image Quality

I do not recommend the GoPro models below the Hero 3 + or Hero 4 Silver or Black. These models allow you to adjust more options, such as ISO and exposure, manually. These options give the GoPro dynamic (shiny) range a reason to shine. Otherwise, you get footage with a hugely inflated skyline.

To help prevent the strobe effect from the sun’s rays passing through the propeller blades, you’ll also need a lens hood for your GoPro.

Travel Case:

You will need this, without a doubt. Keeping all the drone pieces and batteries without the right travel case would be a lot of trouble. (This will protect your drone when it is being transported.) Investing in a quality case is a significant step.

Prop Guards:

If you are new to flying drones, or if you are going to fly near people, prop guards are a great safety option. (Not just for your drone, but also for the people and property surrounding you!) It only takes a strong gust of wind, to tip it when your drone is landing, which will propel your prop. Can destroy. Most prop guards cost less than a new set of four prop blades, so it is a smart investment.

Controller Lanyards:

Many people prefer to fly using the cords, as they can help free your hands and provide support when you are carrying your remote drone controller all day. They also allow you to fly using the “Fingertip method.”

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