Unlike in the previous years when people were having a hard time finding film prints of indie films, nowadays, more and more people are interested in the films belonging to this genre and gaining access to indie movie has become much easier throughout the years.
addition, film organizations paying more attention to the indie film industry as evidence by the number of indie films nominated by award giving bodies like the Oscars.
Best Drone Cameras 2017
Still, there is still some obstacles in finding noteworthy indie films as those that are easily accessible are usually those which were critically acclaimed. In addition, most indie film makers face the challenge of distributing their work even in just small theaters.
Usually, people who want to watch indie movie attend screenings and take their time to line up and wait for the opportunity to watch independently made movies. Avid indie film fans exert effort in going to such screening since a lot of indie films cannot be rented from video rental stores or are not yet released as prints.
Nowadays, an increased number of distribution channels are giving indie films a chance, whereas others have been launched, such as Sundance channel, Bravo, and the Independent Film Channel, to cater the interest of indie film viewers.
|Drone Name||Camera Type||Resolution||Megapixels|
|DJI Mavic Pro|
|Integrated with Gimbal||Upto 4k||12 MP||Check Price|
|Compatible with Black 4,5 and Session 5||Depends on the Mounted Camera||Camera Dependant||Check Price|
|DJI Phantom 4||Integrated with Gimbal||Upto 4k||12 MP||Check Price|
|DJI Inspire 1||Integrated with Gimbal||Upto 4k||12 MP||Check Price|
|DJI Phantom 3||Integrated with Gimbal||Upto 4k||12 MP||Check Price|
|Yuneec Q500 4K||Integrated with Gimbal||Upto 4k||12.4 MP||Check Price|
|3D Robotics Solo||Solo Gimbal with Mountable Camera||Upto 4k||Camera Dependant||Check Price|
|Best Drone Cameras 2017 – Buyer’s Guide||Integrated with Gimbal||720p||14 MP||Check Price|
|Cheerson Hobby CX-20 Professional||Changeable with GoPro or any other||Depends on the Mounted Camera||Camera Dependant||Check Price|
Before we begin, you should know that these drones are also commonly known as Quadcopters due to their appearance and rotors on all 4 ends.
There are majorly 2 different type of drones/quadcopters, there is the type that comes without any camera preinstalled or a camera mount that you can use to put a camera there, and then there are the ones that are equipped with really high-end cameras that can shoot videos at 4K.
Now if you just want to have a drone that you can fly around, and show off, you can get the simple one that won’t cost you much. However, if you are a film student or an aspiring filmmaker, and you are looking for something with a high-end camera, you should be prepared to spend a lot of money because drones that come equipped with high-end cameras are really expensive.
1. DJI Mavic Pro – Best Portable Drone (Casey Neistat’s Favourite)
The first drone camera on our list is the famous DJI Mavic Pro.
Now in case you don’t know, Casey Neistat himself endorsed this drone on several occasion and went on saying that this is quite possibly the best drone he has had the chance to use, and that is saying something.
Before we begin, you should know that Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co. (commonly known as DJI) is a Chinese company that specializes in creating some of the best drones we have seen in the market, they are really famous for their Phantom lineup, something we will be seeing on our list today, and in addition to that, they have some other lineups like Inspire. Needless to say, the company has made sure that it has drones suitable for all sorts of consumers.
During our entire testing process, we found out that DJI Mavic Pro is, in fact, one of the best drones we have used, and we are going to tell you why is the case.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the DJI Mavic Pro, and apart from the pros, we are even going to take a look at some of the things that hold this otherwise amazing drone back.
The DJI Mavic Pro is super compact, and in case you are wondering how that’s possible, that’s because the drone can be folded, and the size becomes as similar as a small bottle of water, that’s why it’s the top choice, and can be carried pretty much anywhere you want. Other than that, Mavic Pro comes with something very special that is known as OcuSync transmission system; the transmission system gives the drone a transmission range of up to 4.3 miles (7km) of allowing the controller to fly the drone at an impressive speed of 40mph (64km/h).
The DJI Mavic Pro comes with special features such as ActiveTrack, and TapFly; these features are there to make sure that your video shooting goes perfectly well along with the brilliant 4K capable camera allowing you to shoot high-quality images with great ease.
Other feature that lets the drone’s camera see objects coming its way and easily avoids them, this combined with sensor redundancy gives you unmatched flight safety along with reliability.
It also has something known as vision positioning technology that works in parallel with GPS and GLONASS making sure that the positioning remains precise whether you are indoor or outdoor. Thanks to the advanced sensors and tech, you can easily control the DJI Mavic with your phone with the help of WiFi, this is really good, especially when you’re feeling lazy indoors and want to play with the drone.
- This is one of the most affordable
- OcuSync Transmission System
- 4k Video Recording
- Easily controllable Indoor and Outdoor
- Ultra Portability (Easily fits inside a Pocket)
- About 23 Minutes of Battery Life
- Unstable in Strong Winds
- Must required a SmartPhone to Control
- Records in both