Camera drones have taken off in the 2010s, elevating the limits of crafts such as photography, video production, and delivery. Being able to take photos from unreachable angles of traditional photography adds a contemporary dynamic that has many in the photography and tech industries intrigued. For its versatility and one-of-a-kind purpose - it’s no secret that drones have started turning heads. If you’re looking to grab one for yourself, here are the best camera drones in the market right now.
Top Camera Drones 2021
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Not the newest on the scene, but this reliable piece of technology has made its debut in 2016 and still boasts some of the best quality technology to date. The upgrade to the original Mavic, this model went bigger instead of many tech routes to opt for smaller and sleeker designs; measuring at 3.3 by 9.5 by 12.7 inches when fully extended, weighing at 905g. Its size would have been an issue for transportation, but thanks to its ability to fold, the Mavic 2 is a hassle-free aircraft that can conveniently accommodate photography enthusiasts on the go.
From a technical standpoint, the camera digital zoom at 1080p and at a 4K if going for lossless zoom. The camera sports a 12 million pixels sensor and optical zoom lens which isn’t the newest technology out right now, but still incredibly relevant and a great complement to the model’s other features. The periphery can also be modified to view between 48 to 83 degrees if you’re looking to score that perfect landscape shot or to focus on something in the woodlands. Photography modes get more versatile; giving users the options of exposure bracketing, interval shooting, manual control, burst mode, and raw shooting.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard
If beaches, coasts, and the ocean are up to your alley, the PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard is the perfect pick for these settings. The model may be a mouthful, but its forte lies in underwater photography and videography. Right off the bat, this drone is well known for its ability to land on water and durability in heavy rain. Thanks to its waterproof housing and floats, the drone can brave through harsh conditions easily. Because of its waterproof feature, the lens is primarily made out of plastic and may prove challenging to use for those who intend to master the art of photography at its highest level - but having the ability to take still images on the surface of the water is no easy feat.
As its name suggests, the egg-shaped body of the drone is unorthodox; featuring detachable panels and propeller arms instead of most drones that are foldable instead. Weighing at a measly 522g (with a battery and microSD), this drone is easily portable and light enough to be used as a regular camera when equipped with a hand strap. Should you choose to take a backseat on piloting this drone manually, its AI camera mode is assisted with a tripod mount that gives users even more flexibility when shooting. Overall, from the design to the materials used - the PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard is a solid pick for daring shots in wet conditions. Its appeal may be niche, but it dominates the rest at what it’s good at.
Sometimes capturing a moment at daring angles doesn’t call for the great outdoors, and that’s where Ryze Tello comes in. Its small size is far more of a strength than a weakness; weighing at a shocking 80g. It’s a neat little drone that serves as the perfect entry point for new drone pilots who are looking to dabble in piloting. It has a control range of 100m and can reach a maximum altitude of 30m. It isn’t going to be going places, but its automatic controls and stick control system make this one of the easiest to use.
For something so small and affordable, its camera won’t be winning any awards, but it does its job and it does it well. It can capture 5 million pixels of photos and streams at a 720p HD Video. Not drastically worse than other drones on the list and can definitely present respectable quality. It has a 13 minute flight time and a decent battery lifespan to boot. With its size, harsh weather is not recommended; instead, indoors and outdoors (under the condition of good weather) are your best bet.
Ryze Tello specs price
The Parrot Anafi is the choice for you if the video is your biggest priority. With a 180 degree camera, and 4K video and Raw image, the device holds its own with the best on the camera front for lower the cost. Its lossless digital zoom at 1080p is decent and the Parrot Anafi succeeds to do it all in a compact package. Its frame is long and foldable, making it just as good to travel with as the best of them.
This drone does not have the simplest controls, and its premium take on videography may make it difficult for newcomers to truly exploit its full potential. This model does not have built-in storage, but it does have a battery beneath that can house a microSD card. Parrot Anafi weighs at 380g, decent for its size, and although not the smallest on the list, it is definitely travel-friendly. Overall, Parrot Anafi is one of the best camera drones in the market due to its video capabilities and would be perfect for consumers who aren’t too fussed about optimal flight capabilities or still photo shots.
Source: United News of Bangladesh