Drone Camera Options:
When it comes to the drone camera option, you will want to select the drone that provides the best camera focal length for your project.
Most early drone cameras do not offer professional features, such as interchangeable lenses, filters, etc. The Phantom series and DJI Inspire 1, for example, both 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, as well as 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):
I believe that the GoPro Hero 4 Black has better image quality and dynamic range than the DJI Phantom 3 or Inspire 1. GoPro is continuously focusing 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, if you are recording in 4k for output in 1080p, you can get results with quality. 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.
I do not recommend the GoPro models below the Hero 3 + or Hero 4 Silver or Black. The reason for this is that these models allow you to adjust more options, such as ISO and exposure manually. These are the options that 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.
This is something you will need without a doubt. It would take a lot of trouble to keep all the pieces and batteries of the drone without the right travel case. (This will protect your drone when it is being transported.) Investing in a quality case is a significant step.
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 that surrounds 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.
A lot of people prefer to fly using the cords, as they can assist in freeing your hands and provides support when you are carrying your remote drone controller all day. They also allow you to fly using the “Fingertip method.”