Professional drones aren’t just menial 9-to-5 workers. More and more industries are harnessing drone technology for commercial use. Drones are an excellent choice to easily capture high-quality photographs and videos from heights and angles that would be difficult or impossible for humans to reach.
What Can Fields Do Professional Drones Work In?
Drones can be used in various ways to help today’s tech-savvy farmers including, but not limited to, soil and field analysis, crop spraying, monitoring, and health assessment, irrigation, and planting new crops. Some of the best commercial drones for agriculture are:
- DJI Agras MG-1: This 8-rotor drone can carry a payload of 10KG of pesticides or fertilizer and can cover 4,000-6,000 meters in 10 minutes—nearly 60 times faster than manual spraying. The only con seems to be the high price tag.
- Ebee SQ – SenseFly: Ultralight construction, high-res RGB camera, batteries, eMotion software, and a radio modem makes this unit a complete package for mapping. While it can cover 12 square kilometers in a single flight and acquire images in a ground sampling distance of 1.5 cm, this drone cannot hover in one spot.
Real Estate Drones
Realtors use drones to capture eye-catching shots and high-quality videos showcasing properties and giving interested buyers a virtual tour and bird’s eye view of sprawling grounds. A few great choices for professional drones for real estate:
- DJI Phantom 4: Engineered with intelligent flight support systems including dual satellite positioning and enhanced vision position, this professional drone provides a safe, reliable flight experience. Additionally, it’s fitted with a powerful camera to capture impressive 4K video footage. The downside is 28-minute battery life and some distortion at the edges of images.
- DJI Mavic Pro: Small and powerful this drone boasts a pocket-sized controller and OcuSync transmission technology with a range of 4.3 miles. With a top speed of 22 mph, Absolute Precision Flight Autonomy technology allows this unit to hover in more environments and land automatically on the same spot where it took off. The three-axis mechanical camera stabilization system provides crystal clear photos. Cons are decreased agility in windy conditions and it’s not waterproof.
Drones have opened up an entirely new realm for photographers to take overhead shots by fitting multi-rotor drones with 4K cameras. Many manufacturers are producing high tech affordable commercial drones, and it’s taking aerial filming and photography to another level. Here are some of the best commercial drones for photography:
- DJI Inspire 2: Engineered with magnesium-aluminum body construction and an image processing system that can record up to 5.2K in CinemaDNG Raw and Apple ProRes, the DJI Inspire 2 can yield cinema-grade images. Its dual battery system allows flight time of 27 minutes and self-heating technology helps this commercial drone fly even in cold temperatures. Downside? 16GB microSD card offers limited storage.
- DJI Matrice 600: Easy to set up and use, this drone uses sine-wave driven intelligent ESCs for safe efficient performance. Ultra-low latency HD transmission allows accurate image composition and capture. Cons: The camera and other components must be purchased separately.
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