Three drones for photographers to consider
1 DJI Phantom 4
Able to shoot 12Mp DNG RAW files as well as 4K video at 30fps, this drone priced at £1289 is one of the most popular with those looking to capture quality stills from the air. Simple to operate, it boasts a 3-axis gimble for shake-free shots and camera control and a 28min maximum flight time. It can even avoid obstacles automatically!
2 Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K
With a competitive price tag of £800, this drone shoots 4K at 30fps and records 12Mp DNG RAWS. It has a 3-axis stabilised gimble, and comes complete with a dedicated handheld controller, 16GB micro SD card, handheld Steadygrip and incar charger. With its ‘No-fly zone’ feature it’ll also stop you from inadvertently breaking regulations.
3 Parrot Bebop 2
Weighing only 500g and costing just £439, the Parrot Bepop 2 is both compact and affordable. Recording Full HD video (1080p) at 30fps, it also captures 14Mp stills with the option to save them as DNGS, RAWS or JPEGS. Providing 25mins of flight time from fully charged, it’s a great place to begin embracing the possibilities offered by drones.