With aerial photography and videography on the rise, more and more brands are looking for ways to achieve that perfect attention-grabbing, birds-eye shot to share on their social pages or to wow guests at an event. Because of this, no longer is it just photographers and aviation enthusiasts that are in the market for a drone.
Whether you’re a brand manager looking to get some slick footage for your company, or you’re a just looking to shoot some fun footage for your social channels and looking to experiment with new tech, here are some drones on the market that are worth checking out. With a bit of practice, they have the potential to be a huge asset for your business.
DJI Mavic Pro
This incredibly compact drone folds up to the size of a water bottle, so it’s small enough to bring everywhere with you. For such a small machine it has some pretty big features. It boasts a 4K fully stabilised camera and has a top speed of 40mph. This drone would be ideal for filming your next event.
DJI Phantom 4
With its inbuilt object sensor technology, the DJI Phantom 4 has made flying into houses and sea stacks a thing of the past. Unlike its predecessors the Phantom 2 & 3, when the phantom 4 goes into go home mode it will actually go around objects that are in its path. It has a very similar look to the previous versions, but lots, lots more hidden features.
Skeye Mini Drone
If you are a minimalist and you’d prefer smaller things, then the Skeye Mini Drone is the drone for you. Despite it’s tiny exterior, the Skeye Mini Drone packs a punch! It will fly in a range of 50 metres and comes equipped with a HD camera and 4GB of memory. If you’re a small business or brand, this portable drone could help produce some slick footage to wow your social media audience.
The GoPro Karma is lightweight, compact, incredibly well finished and will help you take your GoPro video making to the next level. Not only does this drone boast its own dedicated 5inch screen on the controller with in-built flight simulator to practice your pilot skills, but it also has a top speed of 35mph. Potentially for a good buy if you’re in the outdoor adventure industry and you want create promo videos or take stunning aerial photos.
Unlike the other drones on this list, the DJI S1000 is a big bad octocopter, meaning that it has 8 instead of 4, self-storing arms that can be easily folded down for storage and transportation. This drone is purpose built for commercial flying. Perfect for filming the next installment of The Transporter, and something you’d hire in with a professional drone pilot.
See our blog on the do’s, don’ts, rules and regulations of flying commercial drones in Ireland.
Have a safe flight!