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Best Quadcopter For Aerial Photography

Posted on December 21 2015

The best quadcopter for aerial photography these days is arguably the DJI Inspire 1, though homage must be paid to DJI’s Spreading Wings S1000 as well. While the latter is an octocopter instead of a quadcopter, is it nevertheless a superior option for aerial photography. Whether a professional or amatuer photographer, it definitely pays to have either of these as part of your equipment. Let’s check out what makes them awesome: 

DJI Inspire 1 

One of the best quadcopters currently available, the DJI Inspire 1 offers unrestricted 360-degree views of the world thanks to its sturdy design. Don’t worry about quadcopter arms getting in the way of your shots with this model, and make excellent use of its 4K camera. Capture 12 megapixel photos using a lens featuring nine separate elements, including an aspherical element for optimal clarity. The camera also features Adobe DNG RAW support so, according to DJI, you have the “power to make every shot a masterpiece.” 

Other notable Inspire 1 features include its comprehensive drone mobile app, optional dual-operator control, ready-to-fly design, new gimbal system, and vision positioning technology for operating the flying robot indoors.



Spreading Wings S1000

This safe, stable, highly-portable octocopter is for “professional use” and features a new damping design and low gimbal mounting position. The low mounting position combines with the drone’s retractable landing gear so you may enjoy a wider, clearer shooting angle, while compatibility with the brand’s Zenmuse gimbal “offers advanced camera stabilization.” The result is improved control from the ground, smoother footage, and video downlink compatibility so you see “what the camera sees.”

Additional features include a innovative arm frame design for increased stability when rolling and pitching, and 40A electronic speed controllers built into each arm.

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