Drones With Camera
Are you looking for a drone with camera for sale? Investing in a camera drone is a great way to quite literally take your photography or filming to new heights. Although early drones with cameras were expensive and were equipped with fairly poor cameras, things have changed. Newer models come at a much more wallet-friendly price and include cameras that can actually deliver impressive results. There are still different tiers available, depending on the type and purpose of the drone as well as how much you are willing to pay.
For serious enthusiasts who care more about capturing the perfect aerial shot than actually controlling the drone, there are versions available with independent controllers. This means that the job of piloting the drone can be left to someone proficient, while the photographer can focus solely on handling the camera. Not having to worry about the flight path of the drone frees the photographer from any distractions and also means that there is no need to learn how to fly the drone before being able to take photos. The downside is obviously that two people are needed for the operation, which makes it unsuitable for anyone who works solo.
One of the benefits of drones with camera capabilities is that you are not restricted to keeping the drone in sight while flying it. In most models the camera feed is sent directly to any mobile device that is connected to it. This allows you to control the drone with the mobile interface while also seeing everything from the camera point of view. The other benefit of receiving the camera feed directly on a mobile device is that it is easy to store, play back or share online.
The design of the drone and placement of the camera must also be taken into consideration. There are a number of different models available, and some are able to provide better results than others. Drone cameras can either be built into the drone or attached to a gimbal. The latter is preferable as it allows greater control over the rotation of the camera. A drone with a gimbal system is also better at capturing smooth footage because wind and other factors can cause instability. Some drones don’t ship with a camera, but instead offer the ability to mount a GoPro or similar device. There are also models available that are compatible with video goggles, making the piloting and photo taking far more intuitive than using a screen.
Depending on the price range, camera drones are able to shoot video at either 720p or 1080p and at 30fps or 60fps. Cheaper models are often restricted to capturing video at a resolution of 640 x 480 while some of the high-end models can even record 4K video.
In order to record smoother video, it is best to look for models that offer camera stabilization. Most decent camera drones are able to take photos at 14 megapixels. In many cases the drones feature fisheye lenses for a greater field of view and then auto-correct the distortion before the images or videos are sent to your devices. A feature that is gaining in popularity with camera drones is the ability to instruct it to follow you around while recording footage. This is accomplished by the drone obtaining GPS position information directly from your smartphone.
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Drone Action Camera
There’s actually three different types of the DJI Phantom 3- standard, advanced, and professional. I’m going to focus on the advanced option. So, what’s the big deal about the Phantom 3 Advanced professional drone? I am more than happy to tell you!
The actual body is much the same as the Phantom 2 Vision+ it still has the convenience of color coded propellers that self-tighten which allow for easy installation and replacement, there’s also a slot loading battery but that has been redesigned, so I’m afraid it’s not compatible with the previous model’s batteries.
The Good, The Bag and the Ugly
There are plenty of safety features to prevent beginners from causing any real damage, plus there’s sensors and additional satellite navigation so you can fly indoors, as well as outside. It produces high quality full HD video.
The battery life is a bit of a bummer, but it’s the same as any other drone in its class so there isn’t much to complain about, in all honesty. You can’t remove the camera from the drone either.
There really isn’t anything ugly- it is pretty pricey[amazon template=iframe image&asin=B00WAGS478], but the high quality HD videos it produces and the easy to navigate controller make it easy to recommend this bad boy, because it is so simple to fly.
The advanced camera just happens to feature a Sony made 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with a lens that’s equivalent to 35mm equivalent. It gives a 94-degree field of view which might be narrower than its predecessors camera, but it actually results in less distortion. What the camera can do is tilt 90 degrees to capture action directly below it. The gimbal on its belly is a 3 axis so is will stabilize the camera in any direction, even if there has been a gust of wind or you’re just a bad flyer.
Everyone knows that when you buy a drone that’s the main thing and the camera is just secondary, it’s never the greatest quality and it’s always a bit of a bummer. DJI doesn’t just make drones, though, they make cameras, too. So with the Phantom 3 the camera is so much more than the cameras you will find on other drones. DJI took the feedback from its Vision+ drone camera and managed to remove all of those pesky problems to produce a truly incredible product this time around. It was designed to be an aerial camera and when you factor in the shooting mode options you’ve got a pretty handy tool on your hands.
So, maybe they didn’t go all out redesigning the body, but the camera quality and the handling that make all the difference. It’s hassle free and it shoots super video, because the first person view has been upgraded and allows you a clear view of your drone.