For our Deals of the Day, we found some drones that will make aerial cinematography a crucial part of your workflow!
Getting your camera into the sky can be a challenge. But when it's up there, the footage you get can be life-changing for you and your project. Whether you're just starting out or looking to spice things up, we've got a drone for you.
Check out the three brands we found below and let us know which one sparks your aerial cinematography!
The Mini 2 utilizes DJI's OcuSync 2.0 2.4/5.8 GHz wireless transmission technology, which means this tiny little drone can be operated from up to 6.2 miles away. The Mini 2 can also be flown as high as 2.5 miles and withstand 19 to 24 mph winds, all while maintaining a compact, foldable design that weighs only 8.8 oz. It's small and light enough to take almost anywhere. A 3-axis gimbal camera supports up to 4K30 video and 12MP stills captured in JPG or RAW for easier editing. You also gain the luxury of flying farther back from your subjects with support for up to 4x digital zoom.
Thanks to the DJI Fly app and intelligent recording options, such as pre-programmed QuickShot flight paths and multiple panorama options, the Mini 2 can deliver creative pro-quality shots with a tap.
If you're just starting, you'll crash a lot. That's why the SP510 2.7K Foldable Drone is ideal for new pilots.
It features a beginner's mode that allows you to customize a geofence to limit how far you can fly the SP510. Additional one-key functions further simplify the piloting process, such as takeoff, landing, auto-hover, 3-speed switch, and headless mode. As you fly, the integrated camera can record images and footage in stunning 2.7K HD resolution. The camera has a 110° wide field of view and allows for 90° of adjustment. The drone is also super affordable, so you won't feel too bad when you eventually crash it.
And let's be real. You will crash it.
If you're already an experienced flyer, but want just a little more adrenaline in your videos, this might be the kit for you. It features the DJI FPV Drone, the DJI FPV Fly More Kit, and a Nanuk 925 case. Designed to help creatives fly for longer periods, you'll be able to safely transport your drone and accessories to remote locations, then let it rip. The FPV Drone gives you the ability to view what it sees in near-real time via included FPV Goggles, and shoot that video in 4K resolution. The Fly More Kit adds two additional intelligent flight batteries to your loadout for a total of three batteries. It also provides a battery charging hub that can charge those three batteries in sequence.
The Nanuk 925 is a hard-shell case with a custom-cut foam insert and foam lid, which has compartments for the drone, goggles, controller, and more.
Sony Airpeak S1 & Gimbal Kit (Honorable Mention)
What if you want to take your mirrorless Sony camera up into the sky? If you own a Sony Alpha camera, the Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone is an ideal choice, as it allows you to utilize your existing Alpha camera and library of lenses, and it keeps you within the Sony digital ecosystem.
Powerful motors deliver impressive speed and wind resistance, while a comprehensive vision sensing system and convenient return-to-home feature help ensure that the Airpeak S1 will capture stunning professional-quality content, flight after flight.
The Sony Gremsy Gimbal T3 for Airpeak S1 Drone is an essential accessory for the Airpeak, allowing you to mount a camera for aerial photography and videography. The gimbal supports Sony Alpha series cameras and allows for the use of interchangeable lenses. It conveniently connects to the Airpeak S1 via a quick-release mechanism and offers 345° of panning and 120° of tilt adjustment.
Let us know your fav in the comments!