12 Top Drones With Cameras, GPS, Autopilot And Low Prices

Walkera Scout X4 With Drone GPS Autopilot and 4k Camera

The top drones reviewed here all have excellent 4k cameras, GPS and autopilot systems giving you many options when it comes to flying, aerial filming and photography.

These drones have incredibly low prices due to the competition in the drone sector.

Along with excellent low prices, these top drones all have 4k cameras and can be flown by pilot manually or on autopilot. A drone flying on autopilot has big advantages over manual flight.  A drone on autopilot can fly a programmed route, called waypoints and take aerial photos or video much better than any pilot can.

This is especially true in difficult weather conditions.  A drone flying in autopilot mode is monitoring and adjusting its position thousands of times per second.  Manual flying will never be able to achieve this flight accuracy.

For aerial photography, it is great to let the drone fly on autopilot on a given route, while you concentrate on working the camera capturing the best of video and stills.

Having a drone with a GPS autopilot flight system and a 4k camera is very  essential for aerial photogrammetry, 3D mapping and multispectral imaging in the agricultural sector.

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Aerial Photography Camera Tips, Tricks and Best Settings

Drone Aerial Photography Camera Tips And Settings

With drone aerial photography, it is important to use a top quality camera, so you get the best photos every time. You also need a drone camera which has plenty of settings.

The better your understanding is of these camera settings, then your aerial photography and filming will come on in leaps and bounds.

Understanding camera settings such as ISO, shutter speed, aperture, focus and metering, along with the best gimbal stabilization, are all important factors to obtaining crisp sharp professional aerial photos.

In this article, we explain in simple language, what each camera setting is and the best recommended settings for aerial photography.  The below camera knowledge is great to have, for both aerial and land based photography. Throughout this article, you will find some terrific aerial photography videos as well.

It is a great idea, to practice with the various camera settings on your drone and build your knowledge.  Also, you can read another couple of excellent articles for expanding your knowledge.  Articles include, How To Aerial Film People and Aerial Lens Filters For Landscape Photography.

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DJI Frank Wang Interview With WSJ And DJI Company Information

Terrific interview with DJI CEO Frank Wang

Here is an excellent interview with DJI CEO Frank Wang where he talks about the early days of DJI in 2010 right up to the present and how he sees DJI well into the future. DJI are the biggest of all the consumer drone companies with approximately 70% of the market.

The interview with DJI CEO Frank Wang below is less than 4 minutes.  You will hear some great information from this Frank Wang interview.

The interviewer from the Wall Street Journal asks some pretty tough questions regarding quality controls, customer service and hiring of international employees at the DJI.

Below, you can also find information and links to the latest DJI news for both consumer and enterprise markets. We have also information on DJI Stock, Investors, Sales and possible DJI IPO in 2019.

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Beautiful Phantom 4 Footage Of Miami, NYC, New England And Mauritius

Best DJI Phantom 4 Scenic Landscape Videos.

These Phantom 4 drone scenic videos are just stunning. The Phantom 4 flies exceptional smoothly and it has the very best stabilization technology of any drone released to date.

To go with the best gimbal stabilization, the Phantom 4 has many autonomous flight modes to make flying and filming real easy. It also has an exceptional camera.

DJI released the Phantom 4 Pro and this has an even better camera than anything released previously. DJI have improved every part of the camera including the sensor size, resolution, image processing technology, and more, making it the most powerful Phantom camera ever.

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Beautiful Ireland By Drone Of Lakes, Monasteries And Green Fields

Beautiful Irish Scenery By Drone

The best of Ireland’s scenery is featured in our top drone videos today. Known as the Garden of Europe, these top drone footage of Ireland’s scenery are captured beautifully.

From an eagles view, we cover beautiful Irish scenery including Powerscourt Waterfall and Gardens, Glendalough, Yeats Country, Gougane Barra in Cork, the rugged West of Ireland and County Kerry. 

The last video is from the Skellig Islands just off County Kerry, where scenes from the last 2 Star Wars movies took place.

You will find 40 shades of green, monasteries and castles, lakes surrounded by wild rushes, cliffs, waterfalls and gardens. Ireland sure is a natural garden. Enjoy these drone footage videos and the rugged beauty of Irish scenery. 

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10 Best FPV Drone Goggles For A Terrific Flying Experience

Best FPV Drone Goggles

Flying using FPV drone goggles is a terrific experience. To have the best flying experience, it is important to choose the best FPV glasses, which are correct for you.

Knowing about field of view, IPD, glass optics, resolution and digital head tracking will help you pick the right drone goggles.

A number of drone manufacturers now have their own drone goggles.  DJI, Parrot, Walkera And Yuneec now manufacture their own FPV drone goggles.  This makes choosing an FPV headset very easy.

Now if you own a DJI or Yuneec drone etc, you don’t have to buy their goggles as many drone goggles from the various manufacturers will work on the latest top drones on the market.

It is important to fly using the correct drone goggles for your eyes. If you choose an incorrect fitting FPV headset, then you won’t enjoy the experience as much as you should.  Most drone goggles on the market now have many adjustable settings and are very comfortable.

In this article with videos, we show how to choose the best FPV glasses along with looking at some of the most popular FPV headsets on the market.  FPV goggles from Fat Shark, Skyzone, Epson, Oculus, Zeiss, Yuneec and Walkera along with both of the latest DJI FPV goggles.

Nearly all the FPV goggles featured in this article can be used for flying drones, watching movies and playing games.

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Multispectral Remote Sensing Drones For Golf Course Vitality

Multispectral Remote Sensing Drones For Golf Courses

Data from multispectral remote sensing drones provide essential feedback on the health of a golf course. Multispectral sensor data can detect problems from pests, disease, invasive weeds and stress to greens, fairways, rough, shrubs and trees long before the naked eye will notice.

This article explains why multispectral drones often called Remote Sensing Platforms are fast becoming a very essential tool every golf course should invest in.

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12 Top Lidar Sensors For UAVs, Best Lidar Drones And Great Uses

7 Top Lidar Sensors For Drones

Lidar sensors on UAVs capture imagery which only a few years ago needed an aircraft carrying large heavy lidar sensors and a crew to accomplish.

Here, we look at 12 of the best lidar sensors for drones along with the best lidar drones.

We feature lidar sensors from manufacturers such as Velodyne, Routescene, Leddartech, Riegl, YellowScan, Leica and Geodetics.

The lidar drones include quadcopters, fixed wing drones, UAV helicopters from manufacturers such as DJI, Harris, Velos, Vulcan, OnyxStar and many more.

A lidar sensor mounted on a UAV, along with the lidar software can process images very quickly in the cloud, allowing for effective decisions to be made by stakeholders and relevant parties.

The output from these lidar drones and sensors is outstanding.  The pace of development and improvement in the lidar sensors over the past few years has been tremendous and will continue with more entrants into this sector.

Over the coming years, we are going to see most of the lidar sensor work moving from aircraft to lidar drones.

In fact, all the manufacturers of the large lidar sensors for airplanes have developed smaller lidar sensors for drones.

We start off this post with the lidar drones being used for the various sensors, followed by how lidar sensor technology works. Then, we look at the best lidar sensors for drones.  Along the way, we have some terrific lidar drone sensor videos.

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10 Top Drone Aerial Filming Tips To Give Your Videos The WOW Factor

Top drone aerial filming and photography tips

These top drone aerial filming tips, flying techniques and maneuvers are easy to follow and with some practice your aerial filming will improve dramatically.

Great aerial filming is more than knowing camera settings such as white balance, shutter speeds, aperture and ISO settings.

To get great aerial video, you need to plan your trip, check your equipment and visualize the type of video or photos you want to capture.  This post covers all of the above and more with some great aerial filming videos.

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Stunning Mavic Mini Filming Over Bali, Hawaii, Thailand And Italy

Best DJI Mavic Mini Aerial Footage

Here are 6 top DJI Mavic Mini scenic aerial videos from around the globe, including stunning footage from Almsee Lake in Austria, Bali, Hawaii, Amsterdam, Italy and Thailand .

This Mavic Mini drone films with exceptional quality. The Mavic Mini flies super smooth, while capturing outstanding footage vividly.

This Mavic Mini drone was designed to have a very light takeoff weight coming in at 249 grams (8.78 ounces), which in many countries will exempt it from flight regulations. For example, in the United States and Canada, you can fly the Mavic Mini as a hobbyist, without the need to register this drone with the government.

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Multispectral Imaging Camera Drones In Farming Yield Big Benefits

Multispectral imaging agriculture drones with sensors

Multispectral imaging camera sensors on agricultural drones allow the farmer to manage crops, soil, fertilizing and irrigation more effectively.

There are huge benefits both to the farmer and to the wider environment by minimizing the use of sprays, fertilizers, wastage of water and at the same time increasing the yield from crops.

Multispectral camera remote sensing imaging technology use Green, Red, Red-Edge and Near Infrared wavebands to capture both visible and invisible images of crops and vegetation.

The multispectral images integrate with specialized agriculture software which output the information into meaningful data.

This land telemetry, soil and crop data allow the  grower to monitor, plan and manage the farm more effectively saving time and money along with reducing the use of pesticides. 

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2020 Skypixel Contest With Big Prizes And Photos Of Previous Winning Shots

Fantastic Aerial Shots Of Dutch Tulip Fields

These magnificent aerial shots from SkyPixel prove how much drone aerial photography is improving every few months.

The quality of drones coming to the market has been phenomenal with new innovation in flight systems, sensor technology, gimbal stabilization and cameras. 2020 will also be a terrific year for drone innovation.

Below, we feature 12 terrific aerial shots from SkyPixel and give you some details about the SkyPixel aerial photography competition, which has some terrific prizes.

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How To Aerial Film People And Best Drone Footage Of People

Best Drone Footage Of People And Aerial Filming People

These aerial filming people tips will give you an extra bit of knowledge to increase the professionalism of your drone cinematography.  Along with these tips to film people using a drone, we have 2 excellent videos with some of the best drone footage of people ever.

A 3rd video has some excellent tips on how to film a model using a drone. Watch these aerial videos a few times and try to use these in your own aerial videos.

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