data Thu, Sep, 2022

Which are the Best Drones for Photographers? (2022)

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by Roberto Cruz Artcile avtor

 

The first time I bought a drone was in 2015 in Poland, it was a DJI Phantom Pro 3. The drone boom was just beginning and the DJI brand was becoming more and more popular. The model had a battery life of half an hour and a range of up to 5 kilometres. The fascination with the aerial view was unstoppable; not long before, the only way to see the world from above was by helicopter or aeroplane, which was of course too complicated for the average person on foot. It seems to me that for every photography enthusiast this would be a new beginning. Seeing the world from above had become possible for almost anyone with a few thousand dollars in their purse. 

From 2015 to date, drones have become an increasingly common device with multiple uses, in particular for photography. In recent years we can find more models and new brands trying to conquer the market, in addition to professional drones for specific activities that are focused on the commercial or industrial sector. But in this article we will concentrate on drones for photographers and with the help of some references and a market analysis we will show you which are the most popular drones for photographers according to various specifications.

Based on several references and consultations we present to you the top 3 best-equipped drones for photographers. What might surprise you, all three options are from the same company, DJI. In recent years, the Shenzhen, China-based company has grown to dominate the commercial drone market. In recent years they have created technologies that are relatively accessible to everyone, with costs ranging between 800 and 3000 USD, and some of their products are even starting to be used to film professional movies or series such as HBO’s Watchmen.

 

Position 1 👉🏽 DJI Mavic 3

KEY FEATURES:

  • Weight: 895g
  • Dimensions (folded): 221x96x90mm
  • Dimensions (unfolded): 348x283x108mm
  • Controller: Yes
  • Video resolution: 5.1K/50fps
  • Camera resolution: 20MP + 12 MP
  • Battery life: 46 minutes 
  • Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 6000 m
  • Max Range: 30 km / 16 miles
  • Max Speed: 68kph/42.5mph

 

PRICE:

From €1959

https://store.dji.com/pl/product/dji-mavic-3?vid=109821

PROS:

+ Dual camera system for zoom and wide.

+ Main camera has 4/34ds sensor.

+ Excellent 60fps live video feedback.

+ Top performance, specially designed for heavy duty.

CONS:

Average looking telephoto

ProRes video recorded onto unswappable memory.

Size of the device could be complicated to carry-on for your trips.

For the type and dimensions, you would need a licence or special permit to shoot in many places around the world.

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Position 2 👉🏽 DJI Mavic Air 2

KEY FEATURES:

  • Weight: 570g
  • Dimensions (folded): 180x97x84 mm
  • Dimensions (unfolded): 183x253x77 mm
  • Controller: Yes
  • Video resolution: 4K/60fps
  • Camera resolution: 48MP
  • Battery life: 34 minutes 
  • Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 5000 m
  • Max Range: 18.5 km / 11.5 miles
  • Max Speed: 68kph/42.5mph

 

PRICE:

From €599

https://store.dji.com/pl/product/mavic-air-2?vid=91071

PROS:

+ Portable

+ 4K shooting a 60fps

+ Object avoidance with course correction

CONS:

No side or top sensors

App could be better

Effectively replaced by Mini 3 Pro

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Position 3 👉🏽 DJI Mini 2

KEY FEATURES:

  • Weight: 249g
  • Dimensions (folded): 138x81x58 mm
  • Dimensions (unfolded): 159x203x56 mm
  • Controller: Yes
  • Video resolution: 4K 30fps (1080P@60fps)
  • Camera resolution: 12MP
  • Battery life: 31 minutes 
  • Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 4000 m
  • Max Range: 10km / 6.2 miles
  • Max Speed: 57kph / 35.7mph

 

PRICE:

From €469

https://store.dji.com/pl/product/mini-2?vid=99411

PROS:

+ Easy-to-fly

+ Very portable

+ Registration-free in the USA, China and other countries.

+ Raw photos

CONS:

Limited tracking features

Feature enthusiasts should go for the Mini 3 Pro

QuickShots are 1080P only

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After this brief review of the three best drones for photographers according to various sources such as the New York Times, we want to tell you that although we do not sell drones, our company is made up of photography lovers and the founder of PhotoClaim is a professional photographer. If you ever need to know where those great photos you have taken from your drone or from your camera ended up, we can help you with that.

 

PhotoClaim has helped professional photographers who often use drones. Unfortunately, they have experienced the issue of some businesses using their images without permission. So they have come to us, with our ultra-personalised service, technology, knowledge and approach different to traditional law firms, we have helped them locate their photos. hen, we offer help to reclaim money for unauthorized usage in a very efficient and stress free manner. 

 

Would you like to test our service? We will send you a free report with information about where your images are being used on the internet. Click on the link below to get your free report or write to us with any questions you may have: 

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Written by Roberto Cruz

Marketing Director at PhotoClaim

roberto.cruz@photoclaim.com

 

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