5 Best Drones for Aerial Photography

Mayur Rele - Photography Drones

Drones these days are commonly used to take beautiful photos and videos, says Mayur Rele. Well, drones are of different quality and if you are looking for one of the best drones for photography or videography, it can be quite expensive. Once upon a time, drones were counted as professional equipment that is used to take quality photos but today nanotechnology has been introduced into drones whereby it can fit into your pocket and shoot 4k videos easily. Drones now come with larger sensors, sharp video resolutions which are powered by onboard gimbals.

 

Aerial photography has never been this accessible until drones came, says Mayur Rele. Listed below are different types of drone and their features.

 

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

This has been recognized as one of the all-around best drones for videography and photography. It weighs around 905 gram with a dimension of 214 x 91 x 84mm folded and in an unfolded dimension of 322 x 242 x 84. It has a controller and video resolution of 4k HDR 30fps. It has the best camera resolution of 12mp and battery life is about 31 minutes 3850mAh. Its maximum range and maximum speeds are 8km/5mi and 72kph/44.7mph respectively. Its features include optical zoom, excellent software and very portable. The limitation to this zoom is that is expensive and it has no 60fps for 4k. This drone is pretty much better with everything as it can serve as an all-around camera drone.

 

DJI Air 2S

It has a compact frame combined with a pro-quality camera, says Mayur Rele, professional photographer. It weighs around 595gram with a dimension of 180 x 97 x 77mm folded and in an unfolded dimension of 183 x 253 x 77mm. It has a controller and video resolution of 5.4k: 5472 x 3078 @ 24/25/30 HDR. It has a camera resolution of 20mp and battery life is about 31 minutes. Its maximum range and maximum speeds are 18.5km and 68kph/42mph respectively. This drone has a better AI, a one-inch sensor is portable and has a 5.4k video. The disadvantages are it doesn’t have a side sensor. It App can be distracting and is quite expensive. 

 

Autel EVO II

Its weight is about 1174g and its wind span is 397 x 397mm. With a camera resolution of 48MP and a video of 8K @ 25fps. It has a controller and its battery life is about 40 minutes. Maximum range and speed is 9km / 5.5mi and 72kph / 44mph respectively. Its advantages include a video quality of 8k, a megapixels camera of 48 and an omnidirectional sensor. Its limitation is that shooting 8k is limited to 25fps.

 

PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard

It weight about 860g/1.9lb, with dimension(egg) 178 x102 x102mm and dimension(drone mode) 427mm in diagonal. And a camera resolution of 12MP and a video of 4K @ 60fps. It has a controller and its battery life is about 30 minutes. Maximum range and speed is 6km / 3.7mi and 65kph / 40mph respectively. Its advantages include a waterproof and water landing mode, audio sync recording option and camcorder mode. Its limitation is that there is no record button for cam mode and a small image sensor.

 

Ryze Tello

Is one of the cheapest drones as it requires just a few hundred dollars. It has a 5mp camera and an HD of 720. Although its quality is lower than other drones listed above. The only disadvantage is the flight time because after 13 minutes the battery life is gone.

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