Drones UK 2021: Best Camera Drones Available for Perfect Aerial Photography, from DJI, Parrot, PowerEgg Yorkshire News

Amazing photos and amazing videos are a breeze with these affordable and easy-to-use camera drones.

The five best camera drones for 2021
The five best camera drones for 2021

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You’ve seen the amazing aerial photos and videos that people have taken using state-of-the-art camera-equipped drones and you want some of that action.

Well, you’ve come to the right place – we’ve curated a list of the top five camera drones that cost nothing. Any of these flying machines will produce beautiful aerial photos and dazzling videos of the ground from a wide range of elevated perspectives that would have previously involved sitting in a helicopter.

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All about the camera drone

Drones have burst onto the market and have revolutionized the world of photography and videography. Think of the drone as an aerial tripod because that’s basically what it is. Every decent camera drone is equipped with a 3-axis gimbal that holds the camera in position, rocking in sympathy with the drone’s movements to keep video steady and still images as sharp as a thumbtack.

There is no guesswork involved with framing the image because everything the drone camera sees is streamed to the user’s mobile phone, which is usually attached to a handheld controller. The controller itself comes with two steering / power levers, plus buttons and rocker switches to control the camera’s shutter and the gimbal tilt mechanism. All models require an app for full functionality and to make changes to drone flight parameters and camera settings.

The drones themselves are easy to fly and nothing like the latest model helicopter you bought and then immediately crashed into the garden fence. All the drones on this page are equipped with GPS – they will always find their way back to you and stay in one place with their fingers off the joysticks, even while straining against the wind in the opposite direction. You could literally leave any of these models in the air, go home and make a cup of tea, and on your return it will still be floating in the same place.

All of these drones can be folded up for easy transport and all boast a minimum flight time of around 25 minutes. Similarly, most models can fly up to five miles away and many hundreds of meters high, although this is actually illegal (see drone regulations below).

If you want to start diving into drone photography and videography, there are a few things you need to know before you fly. New international drone laws require that any pilot flying a drone above 250g (all drones on this page bar) must register for a pilot ID.

This involves the user taking a relatively easy online multiple choice test and paying £ 9 per year for a traveler ID. You can learn more about drone registration on the CAA website:

If you are thinking of taking drone videography as a professional career (filming properties, using TV and movies, etc.), you will need to apply for a proper drone license, which involves an expensive and complex course, similar to obtaining a license of driving. Once you have it under your belt, you are free to earn money flying your drone. However, keep in mind that the field of professional aerial cinematography is already saturated, so you will need to demonstrate great skill and creativity if you want to take advantage of it.

• Always fly the aircraft within direct line of sight.

• Do not fly within 50 meters of people.

• Never fly above an altitude of 400 feet (120 m).

• Do not fly within 50 meters of buildings, cars, boats and trains.

• Never fly within 150 meters of a crowd of 1000 people or more.

• Do not fly within 150 m of an urbanized area.

• Never fly within the flight restriction zone of an airport. In fact, stay away from any airport, no matter how small.

DJI Mini 2

DJI Mini 2

Key specs: Weight: 249g; Maximum camera resolution: 4K / 12mp; Flight time: 31 minutes; Transmission range: 6 miles

This is the only 4K camera equipped drone on the market that weighs less than 250g (249g to be precise), and that means you don’t need to register it with the CAA. Just head for the hills, unfold your four little propeller arms, and fly.

The new Mini 2 is an exceptional little drone. It flies wonderfully in winds up to 37 mph (which is very windy), has a sensational top speed of 35 mph in ‘Sport’ mode, and its battery provides an exceptional 31 minutes of flight time.

Plus, with DJI’s robust OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system on board, you can fly up to 10km (roughly six miles) away and the front camera video remains sharp and detailed with very little interference.

As is the case with most modern camera drones, the Mini 2 also features a selection of ‘rapid fire’ functions to …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-28 15:09:21