Aerial photography gives you a bird's eye view of the earth. Conventional aerial imagery was done from helicopters or aeroplanes but in recent times, the breakthrough invention of drone cameras has revolutionized the field of aerial imagery. Some of the best drone cameras available in Pakistan right now are Hubsan, Parrot, DJI, Polaroid etc. Check out Drone cameras prices in Pakistan on this page and read on for our suggestions on the best model and brand.
Pros & Cons
Wide usage in multiple fields
Safer option than losing an expensive aircraft
Cheaper than hiring an aircraft for aerial photography
Battery life is a concern
Some don't function well around dense trees and tall buildings
Drone cameras are autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also called unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that let you capture still images and videos while you operate them remotely. With the use of these cameras, aerial photography is now much safer as it thankfully doesn't involve a pilot, hence eliminating the risk of losing human life or expensive aircraft. Drone camera prices in Pakistan vary according to brand and features.
Best Drone Cameras of 2020 - 2021
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, PowerVision PowerEgg X Explorer and Parrot Anafi FPV are considered amongst the best drone cameras of the year 2020 and 2021. They are ranked as the top choice for more professional and amateur users.
Best Drone Cameras of 2019
The Chinese drone camera manufacturers DJI and Yuneec International both have dominated the industry for long. They both were amongst the best brands during the year 2019.
1. DJI Mavic Mini Drone Camera
DJI is a Chinese drone manufacturing company which stands amongst the most popular drone makers in the world. The ultralight and portable DJI Mavic Mini is the new product in their drone lineup. The company claims it to be the smallest and lightest DJI drone ever made. Weighing only 249g, the drone comes with stellar battery life and has 30 minutes of flight time with a max 4km transmission.
You can make great aerial videos in 2.7K Quad HD and stunning cinematic shots with this camera. The 3 axis gimbal delivers ultra-smooth operation and stability. The only downsides to this smart little device are the lack of 4K shooting capabilities and a Micro USB charging instead of USB-C. Other options by the manufacturer include the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Mavic Air and the DJI Spark quadcopters.
2. Yuneec Mantis G Drone Camera
Another notable drone maker, Yuneec International is a Chinese aircraft manufacturer that has come up with the newest foldable 4K drone camera, the Mantis G. Perfect for selfie lover and vloggers, the Mantis G is great for spontaneous shootings. This drone comes with an improved transmission range of 2Kms and has a flight time of 33 minutes. The integrated gimbal helps capture smooth and stabilized 4K videos and the indoor positioning system makes it perfect for indoor as well as outdoor shootings
Commercial & Domestic Usage
Drone cameras are widely being used both commercially and domestically. They are used in construction work, architecture, agriculture, military, engineering, insurance inspections, and public safety. They are also used for land surveys, habitat analysis, environmental monitoring, and conservation.
In recent times the use of these cameras in media and filmmaking has also drastically increased. Earlier, for aerial shots, filmmakers had to hire expensive aircraft and pay the pilot fee too. Now drone cameras have made it easier for the filmmakers to capture stunning aerial visuals in no time and that too for free. Drone have also made it easier for photographers to take shots that involve tilting and pivoting rapidly with 360 degrees of motion, a feat that was impossible with traditional cameras.
Legal Issues in Pakistan
Drone cameras are allowed in Pakistan except for some sensitive areas in the country where it is strictly prohibited to fly a drone camera or even a toy helicopter/plane.