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10-11-2019 10:00 AM
Erick Silver
Quote: Originally Posted by JackCY View Post
DJI makes some nice drones of various sizes and prices. But as you've mentioned in a way, the quality of cameras depends on the model or what you slap on it, meaning you can have a nice inexpensive drone you can take anywhere or get a huge film making like setup that will cost you both kidneys and then some.

4k60 is a must IMHO, and the Spark and Mavic might not do that, DJI site sucks they don't even list basic specs. P4P seems to have 4k60 and a decent sensor but it's larger and so on. Even the Mavic isn't that small when you have it in your hands.
Spark is neat. The flight time of all is rather poor. 15-30min only.

DJI probably hard to beat when it comes to consumer drones right now.

DJI is pretty much the top standard when it comes to consumer and prosumer drones. Their pricing and features are hard to beat. I know that the Mavic Mini will be able to shoot video @ 4k30fps.

the mavic Pro Platinum shoots at the following:
C4K: 4096×2160 24p
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720x1530 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

You will be hard pressed at this stage of drone tech to get a consumer or prosumer drone that will shoot at [email protected]

The Inspire 2 is a Professional drone that you can buy different gimbal cameras for that will shoot at higher FPS, but then you are spend thousands and thousands. The ZENMUSE X7
runs $3,109 just for the camera. The Inspire 2 runs $3,499. By itself, no camera.
10-11-2019 09:50 AM
Erick Silver Dronie checking in! I've been away from the OCN forums for a long while now. Life changes etc have led me down a bit of a different path in the last few years. Where I was once heavily into Gaming and Folding I have now moved to Drone Photography and Videography and editing both.

I currently have a DJI Spark that I use for photography. I know that the Spark has now been discontinued by DJI for the upcoming release of the Mavic Mini.

As for an upcoming Phantom 5. I have not seen or heard of anything of that nature coming out for 2019 Q4.

Picture is of my Spark. I have added a few things since I took this picture. Tablet, tablet mount, range extender, new landing legs, gimbal cover for flight and non flight to protect camera and gimbal. I will be adding some filters, batteries, and more props soon.
06-23-2018 12:32 AM
Vlada011 Drones are so cool.
Special GoPro Karma.
05-11-2018 01:04 PM
Mikeethestud I am using drones which i bough for 30K from Amazon .. I don't know whether there are size bigger then that
11-01-2017 08:07 PM
JackCY DJI makes some nice drones of various sizes and prices. But as you've mentioned in a way, the quality of cameras depends on the model or what you slap on it, meaning you can have a nice inexpensive drone you can take anywhere or get a huge film making like setup that will cost you both kidneys and then some.

4k60 is a must IMHO, and the Spark and Mavic might not do that, DJI site sucks they don't even list basic specs. P4P seems to have 4k60 and a decent sensor but it's larger and so on. Even the Mavic isn't that small when you have it in your hands.
Spark is neat. The flight time of all is rather poor. 15-30min only.

DJI probably hard to beat when it comes to consumer drones right now.
11-01-2017 07:58 PM
mrtbahgs Still haven't bought anything yet, but continuing to check around and also hope to see real info on a Phantom 5 release this month.

I did however recently pass the FAA sUAS remote pilot (commercial drone pilot) certification exam.
10-22-2017 11:09 AM
Conspiracy https://store.dji.com/product/zenmuse-x7-lens-excluded?from=menu_products
09-14-2017 07:23 PM
deafboy I have a P3P but outside of the occasional work usage I never touch the thing, photos and video are good enough quality for my needs. Especially after editing the RAW files.
09-14-2017 07:21 PM
Conspiracy lately improvements have been more on the drone features than the cameras. i wouldnt expect major camera improvements unless someone just comes out with a completely legit game changer
09-13-2017 09:58 AM
mrtbahgs As much as I think it would be awesome to own an Inspire 2, those would be even bigger and less portable not to mention a steep price increase so I have the draw the line short of that one I think. If I did anything major with video or commercial use I would reconsider or perhaps see what happens in 3-5 years.

I don't know much on what the P5 will bring, but I have a feeling the camera won't be touched much and will focus on more sensors, maybe a bit more portable, and try another 5+ minutes battery life. If they do the 5 series like the 4, then the P5P won't come out for a bit of time after the P5 and it may actually see a noticeable camera change or 2nd controls for the camera, etc. I guess they try and trickle down some of the Inspire features into the Phantoms.

The Mavic would be fun to try out I think, but I want the camera still over the portability. If I was one who traveled a lot or on the road all the time those priorities might switch, but that is not the case for me.

I will have to try out the various photo settings, I am no expert on post-processing, but can likely learn or figure it out. I agree you can do more though if actually shot in RAW though.
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