Want an exciting way to take photographs? Try using a drone. More people are finding this new way to snap beautiful aerial photographs. Whether your just out to snap selfies, or exploring those gorgeous aerial shots, drones are being used more and more. Even businesses are using drones. (Commercial Use Of Drones)

The Best drones with a camera can sometimes be confusing. Using a drone, with the highest resolution camera is the only way to get that perfect picture. I have found three of the best drones with a high-res camera, that are perfect for taking aerial photographs.

Aerial Photography – Worth A Thousand Words

Aerial photography and drones have a love hate relationship. Amazing aerial photographs are hard to get if you don’t have the right equipment, if you don’t have the right drone with the right camera, you won’t be able to love the pictures you have taken.

Finding the best drones with a high-res camera  is also another key component to getting the right shot. In this article I have found three drones that are perfect for aerial photography. Here is a video to fully explain what aerial photography with a drone is, and how to take beautiful aerial photographs.

If you are looking for drones with high-res cameras. Then the three I have found will do the trick. One of the cheapest places to buy high quality drones is directly from DJI. Buying the right drone, with the right camera, can be the difference between getting the wrong shot, or that hang worthy masterpiece.

If you are an aerial photographer, then you will want the best camera, with the highest resolution. No fumbling around trying to find different cameras and attachments. Down below are my list of three best drones with high-res cameras, ready to snap aerial photographs at your fingertips.

The Mavic Pro 2

So what is the Mavic Pro drone?

The Mavic Pro 2 has an amazing high-res camera. The engineering and craftsmanship that goes into The Mavic is impressive. You’ll be kicking yourself in the butt if you didn’t at least watch the video.

The engineering that goes into the Mavic is unmatched. The Hassleblad Camera for the Mavic is made in Sweden, and the Hassleblad Camera is most commonly known for caputuring the images from the first moon landing. First made in 1941 the Hassleblad cameras are at the top of technology and design.

The Mavic Pro is Equipped with a L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1″ CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail. This drone has up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128 GB. For price and my review of the Mavic click the Mavic Pro 2 link above. Altenatively if budgeting is what you are doing. There are 2 cheaper drones below but they still have amazing cameras.

Here’s a short video on the best settings for aerial photography and  review of the Mavic 2 Pro Check it out…

Parrot Anafi – Drone With An Amazing Camera

The Parrot Anafi tho cheaper than the Mavic, still captures amazing images. This drone equipped with f/2.4 wide angle ASPH lens, HDR camera. The Parrot can have up to 25 minutes of filmed flight time, thanks to an intelligent Li-Po battery that optimizes its life and charges 60% faster using the Power Delivery USB Type C charger and its ultra-compact and lightweight carbon frame (320 g).

This quadcopter drone unfolds in less than 3 seconds, reaches a speed of 55 km/h in sport mode, and withstands whatever you throw at it. This drone captures beautiful aerial photographs with ease and is relatively cheap at under $800. The DJI Spark is a relatively cheap drone and it takes beautiful aerial photographs with the touch of a button.

DJI Spark

The DJI Spark costs a third of the Mavic at just under $400. This drone has an amazing camera for aerial photography. This high-performance camera, takes amazing images, with stabilized video, and  shake-free technology. The Spark also has intelligent flight modes, with smart, reliable, and incredibly intuitive quick shot videos.

 It’s flight safety worry-free flight in the palm of your hand. It takes 2 hours to fully charge the remote, for up to 2.5 hours of operation. When using a standard USB charger, it takes 80 minutes to fully charge, using a charging hub, it takes 52 minutes to fully charge, and 55 minutes when charging two batteries. For price and my review of the Spark click the DJI Spark link above. 

DJI Spark Hand Gesture Control – Whaaa!!!!

To control the Spark with hand gestures double click the power button on the rear of the aircraft. When the front lights turn green release the button and it will take off. Once your drone is in flight raise your hand flat to face the drone and hold it there until the lights go green again. Now you are ready to control this drone with hand gestures. Navigating the skies with your hands is exhilarating none the less. It is a little hard to explain exactly what controlling your drone by hand gestures means. So I have a DJI Tutorial video to help you visualize the experience.

Say Cheese

Getting the right shot is really important, and getting the right drone is just as. When buying the right drone, with the best high-res camera, you really need to ask yourself “How much am I willing to spend”? Drones have come along way and they are getting bigger and better with flight times lasting hours.

Sometimes spending a little more is so much worth it in the end. If you buy directly from DJI the price tag is significantly less. The links on this for the DJI products will take you directly to the DJI where you get these amazing deals.

One more thing to consider is the DJI Refresh packages…

What’s a refresh package you ask? A refresh package is insurance for your drone. If you are spending hundreds or even thousands. You will want to be sure that if you crash and wreck, your drone will be replaced no questions asked. It doesn’t matter if you crash into a tree or into the lake, your covered. Here is a link to The DJI Refresh Page for the Spark and you can find different model refresh packages once your there.. You can buy the refresh package on previously owned DJI drones too.

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8 Responses

  1. My Daily Pointers says:

    My 16 years old niece recently crashed hers during her camp trip. She has a lot of interest in photography and using drones was one she recently learnt about. I’ll share your article with her so she can have more insights on how to operate better..
    I also camp often and i would like to introduce drone photography into my trips because I do see youtube videos on how amazing the photos can be! I think the Parrot Anafi can meet my expectations.

    Many thanks for this helpful article.

  2. Daniel says:

    Hello Trevor, I must say that this is very interesting. I enjoy photography and I have never done that with drones. I can’t imagine how great it is. I will get the cheap one for the first time just to see how it works and later I can upgrade. Thank you for sharing such an inspirational piece of text, it is worth the try.

    • Trevor Mattiuz says:

      Yes aerial photography with drones is an amazing experience. You not only get to fly these amazing pieces of technology. You get to do something that you love. Photography

  3. Charles says:

    Great article thank you. Thanks for helping clarify which photography drones are the best. There are so many out there so it helps to know which ones are the best.

    Are these drones also good for taking video? I wonder that because I heard that they use drones to film movie these days so maybe people who want to film any videos would also benefit from having a drone.

    For example I watch some Fitness channels on YouTube and a drone that could hover in the perfect spot to record someone doing a set would be really helpful. If a drone could follow me around during my workout and record all my sets that would be so cool. It would save me a lot of energy from what I want to record my workouts and I have to manually move the camera from here to there.

    Also do they have a thing where you can have another monitor display the Drone footage as you are flying it? Because then people could actually watch themselves from behind when they are doing back workouts or shoulder workouts and stuff like that. That would probably help with mind to muscle connection.

    Well thank you for this interesting article and I will probably be back again in the future to read more. Take care.

    • Trevor Mattiuz says:

      Wow what a good question. Yes you can hook up your tablet say, and watch the video on there. there are even options with drone that you can have your drone track you wherever you go. It will just follow you. 

  4. Ken Burgess says:

    Nice article on DJI drones and aerial photography.  I didn’t realize you could control a drone with hand gestures..that must be amazing and at such a good price. Great value to boot!  I liked that you included that stats of all the drones…very informative for a purchasing decision!  You had me grinning when you told us that we would be kicking ourself in the butt if we missed the video. Well done! 

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