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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 drones with state-of-the-art cameras and you want a part of that action.

Well you’ve come to the right place: we’ve curated a list of the top five camera drones that don’t cost the earth. Each of these flying machines will produce beautiful aerial photos and ravishing videos of the land from a vast array of overhead perspectives that would previously have involved sitting in a helicopter.

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Drones have exploded in the market and have revolutionized the worlds of photography and videography. Think of the drone as an aerial tripod, because that is essentially what it is. Every decent camera drone comes equipped with a 3-axis gimbal that holds the camera in position, swaying sympathetically with the drone’s movements to keep rock video steady and still images as crisp as a thumbtack.

There is no guesswork in the framing of the image, as everything the drone’s camera sees is streamed to the user’s mobile phone, which is usually clipped into a controller. The controller itself comes with dual direction / power throttles, as well as buttons and toggle switches to control the camera shutter and the gimbal tilt mechanism. All models require an app for full functionality and to make changes to flight settings and drone camera settings.

The drones themselves are a snap and nothing like the latest model helicopter you bought that immediately crashed into the garden fence. Each drone on this page is equipped with a GPS: it will always find its way to you and hover in the same place with your fingers on the joysticks, even in a crosswind. You can literally leave any of these models in the air, come home and brew a cup of tea, and when you get back, they’ll still be hovering in the same spot.

All of these drones can be folded up for easy transport and they all offer a minimum flight time of around 25 minutes. Likewise, most models can fly up to five miles away and several hundred meters in height, although this is in fact illegal (see drone regulations below).

If you are looking to get into drone photography and videography, there are a few things you should know before you take to the skies. New international drone laws require that any pilot flying a drone over 250g (i.e. all drones on this page) must register to obtain a pilot ID.

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

If you are planning to make drone videography a professional career (real estate filming, using TV and cinema, etc.), you will need to apply for a suitable drone license, which involves an expensive and complex course, similar to the ‘obtaining a driving license. Once you have that under your belt, you are free to make money by piloting your drone. However, keep in mind that the arena of professional aerial cinematography is already crowded, so you will need to be very skillful and creative if you want to get started.

• Always fly the aircraft in direct line of sight.

• Do not fly within 50 m of people.

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

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

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

• Do not fly within 150 m of a built-up area.

• Never fly in the restricted flight area of ​​an airport. In fact, stay away from any airport, no matter how small.

DJI Mini 2

DJI Mini 2

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

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

The new Mini 2 is an exceptional little drone. It flies beautifully in winds of up to 23mph (which is very windy), has a sensational top speed of 35mph in “ Sport ” mode, and its battery offers an exceptional 31 minute flight time.

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

As is the case with most modern photo drones, the Mini 2 also has a selection of “ quick shot ” functions to automatically shoot videos without pilot intervention. While the drone is in overflight mode, you just have to select the function of your choice (dronia, circle, …

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