Drone / August 10, 2018 / Sanni Pekkarinen
One reason that many beginners and intermediates use drones is to capture impressive photos or videos. When choosing between drones with camera features you should check out the camera specs. The first thing to note is that not all drones have built-in cameras. Some only have the space for a camera and you must add one yourself. This can be an added expense in terms of both time and money. ost beginners will want to go with a drone that has a built-in camera. Most built-in cameras have limited photo and video quality. Always check the specs of the camera on the drones you are looking at. You will want to check the megapixel rating of the camera and also what video settings it can record in. The best drones will have a gimbal to stabilize any images or video taken while the drone is flying.
Flight Time - consider flight time and battery capability. Small Drones may have less then 10 minutes flight time while bigger Drones fly up to 25 minutes. For casual videos 10 minutes flight time may be enough however if you plan to use the Drone to locate schools of fish or remote moorings then consider purchasing a Drone with longer flight times. Camera- Many Drones come equipped with their own camera while others are able to make use of external cameras like a Gopro or DSLR. Included cameras range from low resolution with images stored on a memory card while others are capable of 4K resolution (broadcast quality) and relaying live images via WIFI to a smart phone tablet or controller LCD screens. External cameras generally offer the owner more options and higher resolutions but may not be fully integrated with the included controller system. An example is the Yuneec Typhoon G set up to use the GoPro Hero3 or 4 4K cameras. This is a great set up capable of unusually stable video in most windy conditions. However while the operator can see what the camera sees on the Typhoon controller LCD screen the controller is not able to control any of the features of the GoPro camera- and the operator needs to activate the video record button on the GoPro prior to taking off and then can only shut off video recording after the Drone is retrieved. Integrated cameras usually can be controlled from the controller.
UDI U818A- Best Value Bundle Deal. UDI makes a fantastic drone known as the U818A. While the controls on this drone are worth mentioning the best thing is all the add-ons. This model comes as a great value bundle making it one of the best drones under 100. The bundle comes with all the power you need: two batteries an external power bank and a two battery charger. Plus you get four extra drone blades a 4GB SD card and an SD card reader. All of these add-ons are necessary for the new drone pilot. This model has great maneuverability thanks to the 6-axis gyro feature. The gyro provides extra stability and wind resistance while also making the drone easier to control. Headless mode also helps to make directing the drone very simple.