While most people have jumped on the drone wave for video, I picked up the DJI Mavic Pro a couple of years ago purely for stills photography. Compared to every other camera I've owned in years, the camera specs aren't great but the new perspective you can get from aerial photography totally makes it worth it. I haven’t been able to fly as much as I’d like (I’m mostly in and around London which isn’t the most open airspace) but have still got some great images from the little Mavic.
The raw files start out very flat, much more like a video log file, which gives them tons of leeway for editing but also means you have to work quite hard at getting them back to what you saw in person. Put the effort in though, and even that little 12MP sensor can put out some lovely imagery.
Here’s a sample image taken with the DJI Mavic Pro:
Aug 2017 – present
- Mavic Pro
- Frames taken