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DJI Care Refresh: Everything You Need to Know

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DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus are two vital after-sales plans from DJI designed to give you peace of mind from the moment you unbox your new DJI product. From usage policy and coverage protection to replacement services and shipping fees, this articles covers everything you need to know about DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus! The following information applies to DJI Care Refresh (US).

If you’ve just started using DJI products or you’re an experienced content creator, investing in a care protection plan is must if you want to protect your investment. Whether you’re soaring above beautiful landscapes or taking handheld holiday footage on the go, DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus over you full, comprehensive protection. They offer up to two replacement units in one year and whole load of other benefits. Let’s take a look!

What Is DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus?

DJI Care Refresh is a 12-month service plan that provides complete and comprehensive cover should your DJI product be damaged during normal use. Normal product warranties don’t cover accidental damage.

DJI Care Refresh Plus provides a one year extension to your DJI Care Refresh plan. On top of all the DJI Care Refresh benefits, DJI Care Refresh Plus also increases your product warranty by at least 12 months.


What Does DJI Care Refresh Include?

Two Product Replacements

One of the most important benefits of DJI Care Refresh is that it offers you up to two product replacements in one year for a small charge. This means you can quickly replace your DJI product without any fuss.

DJI Care Refresh

Water Damage Coverage

Despite how well you look after your product, water damage can occur when you’re out and about. DJI Care Refresh completely covers your DJI drones and other DJI products against water damage.

DJI Care Refresh Water Damage

Comprehensive Coverage

It takes a lot of time to choose the right product, and it’s frustrating if you can’t continue to use your product because it has sustained some damage. DJI Care Refresh covers you against user error, signal interference, collisions, water damage, and drop damage. This means you can focus on making the best shots you’ve ever created.

DJI Care Refresh Coverage

VIP Phone Sevice

Whatever product issues you encounter, DJI have product experts waiting to help you. Whether it’s advice about your product or technical requests, DJI Care Refresh gives you access to a VIP phone service that connects you with a product expert straight away.  

DJI Care Service

Free Shipping

If you are shipping your damaged product back to DJI in the same region where you purchased it, DJI will cover the shipping costs. It’s that simple.

DJI Care Refresh Shipping

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Why Should You Get DJI Care Refresh Plus?

One-Year DJI Care Refresh Extension

DJI Care Refresh Plus offers a one-year extension to your DJI Care Refresh protection, giving you all the benefits of DJI Care Refresh for an extra year. This keeps your product protected for an additional year against accidental damage during normal product use.

Extended Warranty

DJI Care Refresh Plus gives you a prolonged product warranty period, at least up to an extra 12 months. 

Express Service

DJI Care Refresh Plus offers an express service that gives you the option to skip the damage assessment and quotation process. This means your product will be replaced as soon as it arrives at DJI, which means you can get your product back quicker.

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What Products do DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus Cover?


What Product Parts are Covered by DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus?

  Aircraft Camera Gimbal Propellers Battery Grip
DJI Spark Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
DJI Mavic Series Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
DJI Phantom Series Yes Yes Yes Yes No N/A
DJI Inspire 2 Yes N/A N/A Yes No N/A
DJI Zenmuse N/A Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
DJI Osmo Action N/A Yes Yes N/A Yes N/A
DJI Ronin Series N/A N/A Yes N/A No Yes

 


DJI Care Refresh Replacement Fees

DJI Care refresh includes up to two product replacements in one year. Let’s take a look at how much each replacement costs.

Product

First Replacement Fee ($)

Second Replacement Fee ($)

DJI Mavic Air 2 69 99
DJI Mavic Mini 40 49
DJI Mavic 2 119 139
DJI Mavic Pro 79 129
DJI Mavic Pro Platinum 89 139
DJI Mavic Air 69 99
DJI Osmo Action 29 39
DJI Osmo Pocket N/A N/A
DJI Osmo Mobile 3 N/A N/A
DJI Spark 49 69
DJI Inspire 2 209 329
DJI Zenmuse X5S 149 219
DJI Zenmuse X7 379 529
DJI Phantom 4 Pro Series 99 149
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced 99 139
DJI Phantom 3 SE 69 79
DJI Ronin-S 59 69
DJI Ronin-SC 49 59

 


Is DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Worth It?

The question you are probably asking right now. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus are useful.

First Time Flying or Shooting

Flying a DJI drone or shooting with a DJI gimbal or camera for the first time might be a daunting experience for some. With DJI Care Refresh, you can use your product without worrying about damaging it. DJI Care Refresh covers replacement parts, repairs, shipping costs, and even up to two complete replacement products.

DJI Care Refresh Parts

Challenging Shooting Locations

Sometimes things can go wrong when you are shooting in unfamiliar places. DJI Care Refresh provides coverage for many of those unpredictable moments.

DJI Care Refresh Plus

Adverse Weather Conditions

If anything can change quickly while you’re filming your adventures, it’s the weather. A strong gust of wind or a sudden storm can cause some damage to your DJI products. Thankfully, DJI Care Refresh provides water damage and accidental damage coverage. This coverage is not included in standard product warranties, so it’s great protection for any content projects you’ve got planned.


How to Activate DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus

DJI Care Refresh can be connected to a DJI product when it satisfies one of the following criteria:

  • New and un-activated DJI products;
  • DJI aircraft of DJI gimbal were activated in the last 48 hours;
  • DJI handheld device was activated within the last 30 days;
  • Repaired in an official DJI Service Center (within 72 hours of receiving an email invitation);
  • Aircraft approved via video verification.

DJI Care Refresh Plus is easy and simple to activate. Follow these simple instructions to get set up in seconds:

  1. Verify the DJI Care Activation code;
  2. Bind the product’s serial number;
  3. Enter your personal information.

The DJI Care service plan and the corresponding product must be purchased from the same country or region. The service plan can only be bound to a drone purchased from DJI’s official or authorized sales channel and used in the country or region where it is purchased.


How Does the DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus Process Work?

  1. Your DJI product gets damaged;
  2. Fill out an online repair request;
  3. Send your DJI product to the DJI Repair Center;
  4. Your DJI product is replaced/warranty is repaired;
  5. DJI ships your product back to you for free.

How does DJI Care Refresh work?


DJI Care Refresh FAQ + DJI Care Refresh Plus FAQ

1. What is DJI Care Refresh?

DJI Care Refresh is a 12-month service plan that provides complete and comprehensive cover should your DJI product be damaged during normal use.

2. What is DJI Care Refresh Plus?

DJI Care Refresh Plus provides a one year extension to your DJI Care Refresh plan. On top of all the DJI Care Refresh benefits, DJI Care Refresh Plus also increases your product warranty by at least 12 months.

3. What’s the difference between DJI Care Refresh/DJI Care Refresh Plus and a standard DJI product warranty? 

DJI Care Refresh covers accidental damage occurs, which isn’t covered by the standard warranty.

4. Why should I buy DJI Care Refresh/DJI Care Refresh Plus?

DJI Care Refresh can greatly reduce service processes and save you money. If 
if the repair costs are covered by the standard product warranty, the remaining replacement balance on your DJI Care Refresh will not be affected. DJI Care Refresh plus extends your coverage for an extra year.

5. Does DJI Care Refresh support international coverage?

Currently, DJI Care Refresh only works in the country or region that you chose when purchasing the service plan. DJI Care Refresh and the corresponding product must be purchased from the same country or region.

6. How to buy DJI Care Refresh

Go to the DJI Online Store and input the serial number of your product to purchase DJI Care Refresh. After DJI Care Refresh is successfully purchased, it will bind to your product automatically.

You can also go to an official DJI flagship store or an authorized store to purchase a DJI Care Refresh activation card. After purchasing, please follow the instructions on the card to bind DJI Care Refresh.

7. How to buy DJI Care Refresh Plus

DJI Care Refresh Plus can be purchased if DJI Care Refresh has already been purchased, hasn’t expired, or there is at least one product replacement left under DJI Care Refresh.

8. How to activate DJI Care Refresh

DJI Care Refresh can be bound to your DJI product when it meets one of the following criteria:

· Brand new and un-activated DJI product;
· DJI aircraft or DJI gimbal activated within the last 48 hours;
· Handheld device activated within the last 30 days;
· Repaired in an official DJI Service Center (within 72 hours of receiving email invitation);
· Aircraft approved via video verification.

9. How to get DJI Care Refresh if my DJI product has already been activated for a long time?

Yes. You can apply for video verification. After the verification is passed and you receive a purchasing notice, you can purchase DJI Care Refresh within 72 hours after you receive the notice.

10. How do I purchase DJI Care Refresh for my Inspire 2 with a Zenmuse series gimbal?

The DJI Care Refresh warranty plan is separately available for the Inspire 2, Zenmuse X4S, Zenmuse X5S, and Zenmuse X7 camera. If more than one camera is purchased, DJI Care Refresh can be purchased for each one.

11. How to return DJI Care Refresh

If your DJI product is returned according to DJI’s return policy, you can apply to return DJI Care Refresh as well. If your DJI product has not been returned, then you cannot return DJI Care Refresh.

12. How to bind DJI Care Refresh to my DJI product?

 If you purchase a DJI product and select DJI Care Refresh with your order on DJI Store, DJI Care Refresh will bind to your product automatically. You don’t need to bind the service with the product again.

If you purchase DJI Care Refresh separately on DJI Store, you need to enter the serial number of your product according to the prompt page when purchasing the service.

If you purchase a DJI Care Refresh activation card, you need to enter your activation code and serial number of your product through DJI Care Activation page to activate your DJI Care Refresh service.

13. How to bind DJI Care Refresh plus to my DJI product if I purchased it separately?

If you purchase DJI Care Refresh Plus separately on DJI’s Online Store, you need to enter the serial number of your product on the prompt page.

14. How long does DJI Care Refresh/DJI Care Refresh last?

DJI Care Refresh is valid for 12 months. DJI Care Refresh Plus is valid for an additional twelve months.

15. How is the DJI Care Refresh Plus validity period calculated?

The coverage period of DJI Care Refresh is 12 months and starts from the day when your DJI Care Refresh expires. If your product has been replaced twice before DJI Care Refresh expires, DJI Care Refresh + will not take effect until your DJI Care Refresh expires.

The DJI Care Refresh Plus warranty service starts from the day when the product’s warranty service expires and ends when the DJI Care Refresh replacement service is expired.

16. When does DJI Care Refresh become active?

If you purchase a DJI product and select DJI Care Refresh with your order on DJI Store,  DJI Care Refresh comes into effect at 12 a.m., two days after the shipping day.

If you purchase DJI Care Refresh separately on DJI Store or from other channels, then DJI Care Refresh comes into effect at 12 a.m. of the date specified on the warranty service agreement.

17. How to renew DJI Care Refresh?

If your DJI Care Refresh is still active, and there is at least one product replacement left,  you can purchase DJI Care Refresh +, which extends your replacement service for one more year as well as prolonging your product’s warranty period.

18. Does DJI Care Refresh offer new replacement products?

The replacement products are brand-new products or equivalent to brand-new products in performance and reliability.

19. Does the replacement product automatically link to the original DJI Care Refresh plan?

Yes. Whenever you replace your DJI product, the DJI Care Refresh plan will be bound to your new replacement, and the original warranty period will continue.

Click here for more DJI Care Refresh FAQ and here for more DJI Care Refresh Plus FAQ.

DJI Care Refresh Service Terms

For a full list of DJI Care Refresh service terms including period of validity, termination, and replacements, please click here.


Conclusion

We hope this article gave you a comprehensive understanding of DJI Care Refresh and DJI Care Refresh Plus. Visit the DJI Online Store to buy DJI Care Refresh or DJI Care Refresh Plus today!

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Long Range Drone Buying Guide (2020)

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Discover the best long range drones, including the Mavic Air 2, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom, Phantom 4 Pro V2.0, and the Inspire 2. We’ve prepared a list of the best long range drones for sale, covering everything you need to know before you buy a drone.

If you are looking for a long range drone, transmission systems, flight distances, and flight times are all important factors to consider. A content creator might prefer a longer flight that is suitable for their travels, whereas a construction manager monitoring a railway project requires a drone that can be flown over longer distances without losing signal. Whatever your application is, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about long distance drones.

Best Long-Range Drones

Mavic Air 2

As the newest member of the Mavic series, Mavic Air 2 features an improved 48MP camera, giving you stunning detail at 4K/60fps! New modes like 8K Hyperlapse and SmartPhoto make it easy to capture spectacular shots like never before. In terms of long range drone performance, Mavic Air 2 features OcuSync 2.0, which gives it up to 10km video transmission. Mavic Air 2 also has the longest flight time of all Mavic series drones, which rounds up a portable long range drone that’s yours for under $1000!

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Mavic 2 Pro

Mavic 2 Pro

Mavic 2 Pro continues to make waves in the camera drone industry. Featuring a 1-inch Hasselblad sensor, the Mavic 2 Pro can capture jaw-dropping, high-resolution images, as well as performing superbly in low light. Mavic 2 Pro also features OcuSync 2.0 transmission, which offers a 1080p livestream up to 8 km away. It also has a max flight time of up to 31 minutes, making it perfect for sunset-chasers and professional photographers alike.

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Mavic 2 Zoom

Mavic 2 Zoom is another fantastic long range drone that comes packed with new features and technological improvements. Just like Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom takes your long range drone adventure one step further with OcuSync 2.0 transmission technology. From wildlife drone photography to real-estate drone photography, Mavic 2 Zoom opens up a whole new world of long range drone photography with a 12MP 2x optical zoom lens. This unique feature can help you take better aerial photography from far away, making it an excellent feature for long range drone photography.

Mavic 2 Zoom

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Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 offers users one of the most advanced flight systems available. It’s combination of obstacle sensing technology and OcuSync 2.0 transmission ensures nothing comes between you and your flight. A 1-inch 20MP sensor with a mechanical shutter provides amazing quality images and 4K/60fps video. Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is a true filmmakers tool and a great long range drone.

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

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Inspire 2

The Inspire 2 offers exceptional industry-level flight performance and a range of advanced features that make it perfect for cinematographers and professional filmmakers. The DJI Lightbridge system offers incredibly reliable transmission. It allows for simultaneous streaming from the main camera and FPV camera, giving the pilot and main camera operator an exceptional filming experience.

Inspire 2 also features an interchangeable camera system that supports up to 6K CinemaDNG in a variety of codecs, which makes it a great long range drone with a camera.

Inspire 2

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How to Choose a Long-Range Drone?

 

Long-range drones

 

Transmission

Video transmission is absolutely paramount to aerial photography and cinematography. Being able to see clearly in real-time what your drone camera is viewing over large distances is vital. The quality of any long range drone transmission depends on many factors, and you should consider them all whenever a company advertises its products. Wind speed, battery levels, radio interference, and obstacles between your drone and the controller all influence the livefeed and your control over your drone. Let’s take a closer look at everything you need to know about transmission to help you purchase a quality long range drone.

Transmission Live Feed Quality

The quality of the feed you receive is important for you to be able to see what your long range drone is seeing. A high-resolution transmission feed allows you to make tiny adjustments to your shots that can make the difference between amateur and professional photography. We recommended choosing a drone with as high transmission resolution possible, such as the 1080p livestream feed offered on Mavic Air 2, Mavic 2, or the Inspire 2.

Transmission Stability

The more stable your transmission is, the less chance you will lose signal between your drone and your remote controller. More advanced transmission systems, such as those featured in DJI camera drones, use dual frequencies of 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz, which provide a more stable transmission feed and a greater transmission distance. Lower transmission latency and the ability to download images to your device while the drone is still in the air are all advantages gained through advanced transmission technologies.

Anti-Interference

Anti-interference ensures you can fly smoothly wherever you are without any interruptions to your flight experience. With dual transmission frequencies, the drone can switch between frequencies during real-time flight, which provides the best performance. Additionally, anti-interference transmission technology utilizes a two-way communications system to help further maintain a stable video feed, even when flying through challenging environments.


Transmission Types

 

Long range drone

 

WiFi

WiFi transmission is featured on Spark, Mavic Air, and Mavic Mini. WiFi allows pilots to fly their drone using a dedicated controller or simply their mobile device. This transmission type is better for everyday flight and taking shots on the go, suitable for users that don’t want to waste time connecting a controller to their drone. For long range drones, OcuSync 2.0 and Lightbridge transmissions are excellent choices.  

OcuSync

OcuSync was first introduced on the DJI Mavic Pro and is a wireless transmission system that transmits video signals with low latency over long distances using the 2.4GHz frequency range. The original OcuSync technology provided pilots with HD video feeds in both 720p and 1080p, with 720p transmission offering up to 4 miles usage.

OcuSync2.0 is a significantly improved transmission system. The ability to broadcast over 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz, switch between the two frequencies in real-time, and avoid interference means pilots can receive a low latency 1080p video feed over larger distances.

All drones mentioned above use OcuSync2.0 transmission, with the exception of the Inspire 2, which uses Lightbridge technology. Let’s find out exactly what Lightbridge transmission is.

Lightbridge

Lightbridge is a professional transmission system that offers professional HD broadcasting, low latency responsive navigation, a long range up to 5 km, and an integrated design that is embedded into the remote controller. Users can transmit their video feed to multiple secondary devices such as viewing monitors, and additional controllers can also be used by filmmakers who wish to concentrate on getting their shot while a second person pilots the aircraft. Lightbridge technology also chooses the best transmission channel automatically based on your environment, providing the smoothest flight experience.


Flight Performance

 
DJI Inspire 2
 

Flight Time

Fight time and battery performance are the next things you should consider if you are looking to buy a long range drone with a camera. The longer your flight time, the more ground you can cover for any long range photography. The same applies for battery life, which influences how long you can fly your long range drone. It’s important to find a drone that offers the best balance in flight performance, and avoid choosing a drone that offers a one-dimensional performance.

With this in mind, you should take into account all the factors that affect your battery performance such as weather and wind speed. Compare the best drone flight times and take this into consideration with other factors before you make a purchase.

Flight time and battery performance are also influenced by the design of the drone. Look out for a long range drone that is made by reputable drone companies with state-of-the-art innovation and research. A flight time of 30 minutes is around the benchmark you should be looking at, with exceptional drones like the new Mavic Air 2 offering a massive 34 minutes of flight time!

Flight Safety

Next up, we have flight safety, which influences your flight experience, protects others around you, and ensures you can fly confidently. This is one of the most significant considerations for choosing a long range drone because you need to be in control over your drone at all times. Safety can be categorized into several different aspects, which we’ve broken down for you below:

Return to Home (RTH)

One of the most important safety features of DJI drones is the advanced Return to Home (RTH) function. This function allows the drone to return to its take-off position when it detects its battery levels are low, when the transmission signal is lost, or if you command the drone to come back.

Some aspects of the RTH function can be set manually by the pilot and should be checked and adjusted if necessary before each flight. One of the most important features a pilot should check is the RTH altitude. When the RTH function is engaged, the aircraft will climb or descent to the set altitude before beginning its return. You should pay attention to your surroundings when using the RTH setting. Obstacle avoidance systems are active during the RTH flight, but the additional safety of ensuring a safe altitude to clear obstacles is vital for long range flights.

Obstacle Sensors

You should consider what obstacle avoidance technology is available before you choose a long range drone. DJI drones are equipped with a range of sensors, both optical and infrared, that can detect approaching obstacles and make the necessary adjustments to the flight path to avoid them, be it climbing, descending, or even coming to a complete stop.


Camera Performance

 

Long range drone

 

At the end of the day, the best long range drone is not only a drone with stable transmission, but also a drone with exceptional camera performance to take advantage of the long range flight capabilities.

Sensor quality is the biggest consideration to make, which affects the creative potential of beginners and professionals. DJI Mavic series drones and Phantom drones all have the latest in camera sensor technology on-board, providing fantastic dynamic range and state-of-the-art low-light performance.

For optimal camera performance in the Mavic series, Mavic 2 Pro takes the lead with a 1“ Hasselblad Camera and adjustable aperture. For stunning new drone tehcnology like 48MP Photo, 8K Hyperlapse, and Smartphoto, the new Mavic Air 2 paves the way for creativity. If professional footage is your aim, then Phantom 4 Pro V2.0‘s 1″ sensor and mechanical shutter will provide you with everything you need.

Professional industry-level footage is easily capable with the Inspire 2, which features an interchangeable camera system that includes the new Zenmuse X7 camera and gimbal system. Users can capture stunning 24MP images with 14 stops of dynamic range, 6K CinemaDNG video, and interchange between world-class lenses quickly and easily.


Intelligent Functions and Modes

 

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Intelligent flight modes are an important consideration if you ant to capture cinematic scenes from different long range distances. You can get closer to your subject, approach them from far away, and obtain some truly unique footage. ActiveTrack and QuickShots make it easy for any pilot to obtain impressive footage from far away.


Long Range Drone Flight Tips

Best long-range drones

Great consideration should always be taken before any drone flight. Read on to discover the most important long range drone flight tips.

Drone Regulations

Always remember to check drone regulations and local laws wherever you fly. It is not permitted to fly in some areas like nature reserves. Always fly within your line of sight, and remember to check in advance if your planned flight conforms to the local regulations.

Weather Conditions

Adverse weather can affect the transmission signal, causing you to lose signal and control over your drone. Always fly in bright, clear conditions. We recommend checking the weather forecast before and during your flight. A number of apps are available that provide detailed weather assessments and forecasts for drone pilots.

Temperature

Temperature affects the discharge and performance of your drone batteries, which subsequently affects how long and how far you can fly. Fly with fully charged batteries, and remember to always monitor the drone battery life status.

Obstacles

Is there anything along your intended flight path that needs extra attention? Buildings, trees, and other structures can cause interference should they come between you and your drone. This interference will affect your transmission quality, and could potentially cause some signal losses. Fly in an open space away from any large objects.

Monitor Flight

When flying a drone, the most important tip is to stay alert and monitor the flight performance on the app. Don’t allow anything to take your attention away from flying. A sudden gust of wind or a flock of birds could have a significant affect on your transmission and control over your drone.


Long Range Drone FAQ

 

Mavic 2 Zoom

 

What is the longest range DJI drone?

With up to 10 km transmission distance and 34 minutes of flight time, Mavic Air 2 is the longest range DJI drone currently available.

What is the cheapest long range DJI drone?

Mavic Air 2 is the cheapest long range drone, which is yours to buy for just $799.

Which DJI drone has the best camera?

For professional users, the Inspire 2 provides a choice of professional cameras and lenses. For consumers and aerial photographers, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has an excellent 1“ sensor and mechanical shutter.

Do I need a license to fly my long range drone?

Drone regulations are different from country to country, and in some cases, you may need to register your drone with the local authorities or take a flight competence test before you fly. Please check local drone laws and regulations before you fly a drone.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a long range drone, the best way to choose one is to weigh up all the important features we’ve discussed in this long range drone guide. Try to identify how the drone performs across different angles and performance measures before you make a purchase.

For professional users, the Inspire 2 combined with the Zenmuse camera system offers exceptional performance for Hollywood-style footage. If you are looking for a long range travel drone, the Mavic Air 2 will provide you with the most versatility with its light-weight design, new drone technology, and incredible 48MP camera. For photographers looking for exceptional camera performance, Mavic 2 Pro is one of the best long range drones out there. Whatever your passion, wherever your adventure, there is a DJI drone expertly built for your every need.

 

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Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo: Is It Worth It?

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If you’ve got your eyes on the new Mavic Air 2, you’ve probably come across the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo. Join us as we take an official look at what’s inside the box, who’s it for, and whether it’s worth it. The following information is for the US version of the Mavic Air 2.

DJI Mavic Air 2 has created waves in the drone industry, inspiring people all across the world to take to the skies and showcase their finest camera drone photography. If you’ve had your eyes on getting the Mavic Air 2 but can’t decide between it and the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo, this quick review is just for you! Let’s jump straight into the details.

Why Should You Buy the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo?

The number one question we’ve all been asking.

Get More for Less

Mavic Air 2 comes in at $769 while the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo is $949, a difference of just $180. The combo comes with essential accessories, which reach a total of $603. That means you save $423 when you purchase the combo.

Mavic Air 2

Fly More Combo 

Extra Accessories

Intelligent Flight Battery

Low-Noise Propellers (Pair)

Battery to Power Bank Adapter

ND Filters Set (ND16/64/256)

Cell

Get Important Accessories

The Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo comes with several essential accessories that will improve your flying experience.

3 Intelligent Flight Batteries: $315 ($105 each)

This is a must-have accessory for any Mavic Air 2 user. Keep a few spare batteries in your bag to keep you shooting for the whole day. The worst thing is finding a once-in-a-lifetime shot and you’ve run out of juice. 

Mavic Air 2 Intelligent Flight Battery

ND Filters Set (ND16/64/256): $55

ND filters are another must-have accessory that work by adjusting the light coming into your lens. They are great for long-exposure shots and landscape photography. Not only are they incredibly simple to use, they will improve your photography with next to no effort.

Mavic Air 2 ND Filters

6 Pairs of Low-Noise Propellers: $66 ($11 per pair)

An extra set of propellers is super helpful for when you are shooting on the go. The Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo comes with three pairs of low-noise propellers, which means you can continue capturing everything without any worry.

Mavic Air 2 Propellers

Battery Charging Hub: $59

This handy accessory lets you charge multiple batteries at the same time using an intelligent charging system. This will have you covered for any long trips or shooting sessions you’ve got planned.

Mavic Air 2 Battery Charging Hub

Battery to Power Bank Adapter: $19

When you are shooting on the road, it’s rather annoying to have one of your devices run out of battery. The Mavic Air 2 Battery to Power Bank Adapter turns your drone battery into a powerbank, which means you don’t have to stop and waste time finding a space to charge your devices.

Mavic Air 2 Battery Adapter

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Shoulder Bag: $89

The Mavic Air 2 shoulder bag can comfortably fit your drone, accessories, and other camera equipment inside. It’s the perfect size for traveling and shooting on the go.

Shoulder Bag

Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo/Mavic Air 2: What’s the Difference?

Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo

Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo
  • Aircraft x1

  • Remote Controller x1

  • Intelligent Flight Battery x3

  • Battery Charger x1

  • Low-Noise Propeller x6

  • RC Cable (USB Type-C Connector) 

  • RC Cable (Lightening Connector)

  • RC Cable (Standard Micro-USB Connector)

  • Gimbal Protector

  • Pair of Spare Control Sticks

  • ND Filters Set (ND16/64/256)

  • Battery Charging Hub

  • Battery to Power Bank Adaptor

  • Shoulder Bag

Who’s the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo for?

Beginners

The Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo is perfect for beginners and anyone new to drones. The combo contains plenty of accessories like low-noise propellers that will provide a pleasant first-flight experience.

Professionals

Seasoned professionals will also be delighted with the additions to the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo. ND filters, three extra batteries, and battery charging hub will give you all the power you need for a professional shoot.

Travelers

The great outdoors is always calling. Pick up your Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo and put all your accessories into the shoulder bag. Sling it over your back and you are ready to go!

Students

Schools out for summer? The combo empowers you with all the tools you need to capture your special memories and finest moments. And the best part? You don’t need to break the bank. Save over $300 when you purchase the combo from the DJI Online Store.

Is the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo Worth It?

The Mavic Air 2 Fly More offers you great gear for a fraction of the price of buying all the accessories separately. You get many useful accessories that will help improve your shooting experiences. So, let’s make this simple — yes, the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo is worth it, and it’s yours today for only $949!

The Best Camera Drones (2020 Update)

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Exceptional aerial photos and videos appear in magazines, television and social media on a daily basis. Stunning drone imagery probably has you in awe thinking about how you can acquire a camera drone to shoots these shots for yourself. Here’s all you need to know before buying a camera drone in 2020.

Why Choose a Camera Drone?

Camera drones enable us to access spaces and create compositions in fresh new ways compared to a traditional handheld camera. They are increasingly used in a variety of occasions: for professional aerial photography or cinematography, recording moments in different sporting events, getting cool travel snaps, and capturing unique photos for special events like weddings.

How to Choose a Camera Drone

It is a good time to get yourself a camera drone in 2020. The best UAV companies are continuously trying to impress the market with unique and innovative camera drone models that not only have great features but are also reliable and intuitive. What’s more, prices of camera drones have come down. You can buy an entry-level camera drone for less than $400 USD. For above $1000 USD you can purchase a professional drone with professional image quality and performance.

Camera drones come with a ton of features, and it is important to think about these to find the one most suitable for you:

  1. Flight Safety & Reliability

Safety is always a key issue when buying a camera drone. Stable and worry-free flight requires an advanced flight controller, which handles commands intelligently. The more intelligent the processor, the greater the smoother your flight experience will be. Try to find a camera drone with an advanced obstacle avoidance system. Top drones even have features like auto return-to-home when the drone’s battery is running low.

  1. Camera Performance

Good camera drones are powerful tools that have high-definition camera settings for industry-leading image quality. Sensor size, ISO range, shutter speed, photography modes, and more decide which bracket the camera drone will fit. Professional level camera drones will have 1 inch sensors and are able to capture at least 12 megapixels photographs and video in 4K or even 5.2K and RAW formats.

Equally important is the gimbal quality. Aerial photography requires stabilization for capturing smooth footage during flight. That is why we emphasize choosing a top quality gimbal that can reduce the shake resulting from flight. Currently, on the market, there are 2-axis gimbals and 3-axis gimbals, and we strongly recommend going for no less than the latter.

  1. Flight Performance

Video transmission is a vital aspect of aerial photography in that it transmits what the camera captures straight to your phone in real time. If video transmission is delayed or interfered with, you might find it difficult to control your drone’s HD camera, let alone store those carefully captured images. Advanced transmission systems support dual frequencies of both 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz for greater interference resistance, and have a long transmitting distance.

  1. Intelligent Functions

The best camera drones in 2020 are equipped with a handful of smart flight features. These make capturing stunning footage in difficult situations much easier and fun. For example, for times when you are shooting fast-moving objects, a feature like ActiveTrack will direct the camera drone to recognize and track a subject while keeping it in the frame. There are a variety of other intelligent features available on camera drones, so do be sure to check those out before buying yours.

  1. Portability

Portability is the new trend of the camera drone market. Most of the time, it is inconvenient and tough to carry a large, heavy camera drone around. This is particularly the case for those of you who want to shoot when traveling. By that rationale, mini drones make it infinitely easier for you to shoot on the go, no matter if hiking or attending a family barbecue.

  1. Service

Value-added services are crucial factors when deciding which drone manufacturer to go with. Besides the standard warrantee, buying your camera drone from a company that offers in-depth tutorials, personal training, workshops, and so on is a smart decision. What’s more, there is also accidental insurance coverage. For novice pilots, these services are always a big plus.

Camera Drone with Professional Features

Mavic 2 Pro is one of the best camera drones in 2020, offering professional camera features like a 1-inch Hasselblad camera, adjustable aperture, and 10-bit HDR video. You can enjoy gorgeous colors, details, and low-light performance that can’t be matched in a drone of its size.

Foldable

Mavic 2 Pro is foldable, compact, and portable.

4K/30fps Video

You can capture 4K/30fps cinematic footage with Mavic 2 Pro, which also features a 3-axis gimbal to stabilize your shots.

1-Inch Camera Sensor

This is where things get a little interesting. Mavic 2 Pro has the largest sensor of any DJI Mavic series drone, which gives you exceptional low-light performance an improved ISO range for more sophisticated photography.

10-Bit Dog-M Color Profile 

Whether you filming spectacular displays of nature or bustling cityscapes, you can now shoot jaw-dropping content with exceptional colors and details.

HDR Video

4K 10-bit HDR support gives the Mavic 2 Pro camera drone great contrast and details for exceptional-looking content.

HDR Photo

Mavic 2 Pro also supports enhanced HDR photo, which produces images with better dynamic range.

HyperLight

This mode enhances your low-light photography and produces crisp images with exceptional detail.

H.265 Codec

Mavic 2 Pro features an advanced H.265 codec that records video at higher bitrates and better compression. Enjoy better details wherever you are shooting.

31-Min Max Flight Time

Mavic 2 Pro offers up to 31-minutes flight time, which gives you plenty of time to capture all of your footage.

72 kph Max Flight Speed

The new aircraft body has an improved aerodynamic performance that offers faster flying speeds.

Hyperlapse

Are you looking to create awesome footage with minimal fuss? Hyperlapse is a great camera drone feature on Mavic 2 Pro that produces professional timelapses with a few clicks. You can even save the photos as JPEG or RAW files, which gives you ultimate control during post processing.

ActiveTrack 2.0

If you are looking for a camera drone that follows you, Mavic 2 Pro features precise recognition, trajectory prediction, high-speed tracking, and obstacle sensing. All these features take your tracking footage to the next level.

QuickShots

You can choose from four different QuickShots, which all give you unique ways to capture aerial photography with your camera drone.

Panoramas

The best drones support a wide variety of shooting modes. Mavic 2 Pro supports four panorama modes that deliver outstanding wide-angle images.

Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing

Mavic 2 Pro has in-built omnidirectional obstacle sensors, which provide you with the best flight safety technology.

OcuSync 2.0

Transmission is greatly improved in Mavic 2 Pro, with video quality and anti-interference giving you the most control over your drone. OcuSync 2.0 also offers a 1080p video transmission up to 8km away!

APAS 3.0

Apas 3.0 is an obstacle avoidance technology that provides the best obstacle avoidance on any DJI camera drone. If you require an intelligent drone that features the latest technology, Mavic Air 2 is an excellent drone choice.

DJI Go 4

DJI Go 4 offers you complete control over your drone settings and function such as obstacle avoidance, return-to-home settings, and advanced camera settings.

Mavic 2 Pro is one of the top camera drones in 2020, offering the best camera performance in a foldable drone of its size.

Mavic 2 Zoom

Camera Drone with Zoom Lens

Mavic 2 Zoom has a 1/2.3” 12MP sensor with up to 4x zoom, including a 2x optical zoom (24–48 mm). This zoom lens, not seen on any other Mavic series camera drone, gives you incredible options for creative filmmaking without sacrificing on any image quality.

4K/30fps Video

Mavic 2 Zoom offers 4K/30fps footage that is stabilized by a 3-axis gimbal.

1/2.3″ Camera Sensor

Mavic 2 Zoom features a 12MP 1/2.3″ sensor.

48mm Telephoto Lens

If you are looking for a camera drone with more functionality, Mavic 2 Zoom has a 48mm telephoto lens that compresses your perspective for a classic cinematic feel.

48MP Super Resolution Photo

This exciting camera drone feature is perfect for capturing spectacular landscape photography details. The camera patches together 9 photos to create a stunning 48MP image.

4x Lossless Zoom FHD Video

Mavic 2 Zoom is all about offering new perspectives, featuring 4x zoom and 2x optical zoom, which lets you capture everything from mid-range to wide-angle shots.

Dolly Zoom

This QuickShot mode can only be found on Mavic 2 Zoom, giving users the ability to warp their environment and create spectacular shots.

31-Min Max Flight Time

Similar to Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom can fly for up to 31-minutes.

72 kph Max Flight Speed

The new aircraft body has an improved aerodynamic performance that offers faster flying speeds.

Hyperlapse

Create great footage with minimal fuss with Hyperlapse. This mode produces 4 different styles of professional timelapses in just few clicks.

ActiveTrack 2.0

If you are looking for an intelligent camera drone, Mavic 2 Zoom combines precise recognition, trajectory prediction, high-speed tracking, and obstacle sensing to give you the ultimate precision of tracking subjects.

QuickShots

You can choose from five different QuickShots, which include POI 2.0, Waypoint 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Boomerang, and Asteroid.

Panoramas

Mavic 2 Zoom also supports four panorama modes including Sphere, 180°, Horizontal, and Vertical.

Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing

Mavic 2 Zoom shares the same in-built omnidirectional obstacle sensors found on Mavic 2 Pro. They give you the ultimate protection when flying your drone.

OcuSync 2.0

The best camera drones have stable and reliable transmission systems. Mavic 2 Zoom delivers on all fronts with OcuSync 2.0, offering 1080p video transmission up to 8km away.

APAS 3.0

Mavic 2 Zoom offers an advanced APAS 3.0 obstacle avoidance technology that can steer the aircraft away from obstacles during flight.

DJI Go 4

DJI Go 4 offers you complete control over your drone settings and function such as obstacle avoidance, return-to-home settings, and advanced camera settings.

Mavic 2 Zoom is a game-changer for all types of aerial photography. The zoom lens lets you capture everything from a safe distance and the 48MP telephoto lens give a cinematic feel to your footage.

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Professional Camera Drone

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is one of the best professional camera drones. A 1-inch sensor, mechanical shutter, and 4K/60fps video give you the ultimate power for creativity. The mechanical shutter is perfect for capturing fast-moving objects without any blur distortion in the shot.

Iconic Profile

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has an aerodynamic and iconic design that is recognized all over the world.

4K/60fps Video

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 offers professional 4K/60fps video, which lets you take cinematic slow motion shots. You can also record in D-log mode with a H.265 codec to capture professional footage with high dynamic range.

1″ Camera Sensor

An onboard 1″ 20MP camera sensor captures details effortlessly, giving you the ultimate control for advanced post-production.

Mechanical Shutter

If you are looking to capture fast-paced objects with incredible clarity, a mechanical shutter eliminates rolling distortion.

30-Min Max Flight Time

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 offers up to 30 minutes of flight times.

72 kph Max Flight Speed

You can turn on sport mode to reach up to a blistering 72 kph.

ActiveTrack

ActiveTrack on Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 lets the aircraft automatically recognize and start tracking your subject.

Return to Home (RTH)

The best camera drone is the one that offers the most reliable flying experience. The RTH feature returns the aircraft back to the take off position in the result of a loss of signal, battery, or you require it to come back. 

TapFly

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 features unique modes like TapFly that let you tap on your smartphone screen to control the flight path. This frees up your time so you can focus more on capturing the best aerial images.

Draw Mode

You can draw a flight path on your screen that Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 will follow. This intelligent camera drone features simplifies your entire flying and filmmaking experience.

Gesture Mode

Last up, we have Gesture Mode, which allows the aircraft to automatically to detect your arm gestures, center you in frame, and take an automatic selfie shot.

Intuitive Remote Controller

The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 also comes with an option to purchase the remote controller with an in-built screen. The ultra-bright 5.5-inch screen is easily visible in direct sunlight. The DJI Go 4 app is in-built into the screen, so you don’t need a smartphone to operate the aircraft. The remote control has up to five hours of battery life, which gives you a comprehensive camera drone suitable for advanced aerial photography

DJI Go 4

DJI Go 4 offers you complete control over your drone settings and function such as obstacle avoidance, return-to-home settings, and advanced camera settings.

Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is expertly engineered for professional users looking for an advanced camera drone for aerial photography. If you’re looking for exceptional camera and flight performance for professional shoots, this is the right drone for you.

Follow me drone - DJI Inspire 2

Professional Industry Camera Drone

Inspire 2 comes in at the very top end of the camera drone scale, offering professional industry features like 6K CinemaDNG/RAW, a 360° rotating gimbal, and a dual battery system. The Inspire 2 is every professional photographers dream, providing you with a complete filmmaking experience.

Dual Battery

Inspire 2 features an excellent dual battery system that significantly improves your entire flight experience. The batteries are also self-heating, which means you can extend your filmmaking to a variety of environments.

Transforming

The composite shell and transforming carbon fiber arms make this filmmaking camera drone a real marvel of engineering skill.

6K CinemaDNG

CineCore 2.1 is capable of recording breathtaking 6K/30fps CinemaDNG, which will add Hollywood quality to all of your footage.

H.265/H2.64 at 100 Mbps

The H.265 compressed videos more efficiently, perfect for high-resolution filmmaking.

20fps Continuous Burst

CineCore 2.1 also supports burst shots up to 20fps with the Zenmuse X7, which is ideal or capturing fast-paced action shots.

DJI Cinema Color System

For seamless editing, the DJI Cinema Color System preserves accurate colors for easier post-processing.

27-Min Max Flight Time

Inspire 2 offers up to 27 minutes of flight time, which is even more impressive when you consider just how powerful this professional camera drone is.

0-80 kph in 5 Seconds

You can reach incredible speeds with Inspire 2, accelerating from 0-50 mph (80 kph) in just 5 seconds at a max attitude angle of 40°.

Control Stick Sensitivity

For specific maneuvers that require delicate control and precision, Inspire 2 has controller sticks that are expertly tuned.

Incredible Reliability

Inspire 2’s intelligent flight control system monitors the redundancy system, giving it accurate flight data. The propulsion system is combined with key sensors and a dual-battery design to provide an exceptionally reliable flight.

Spotlight Pro

Inspire 2 empowers you to create complex shots that one required a dedicated camera operator to produce. Spotlight Pro is a tracking mode that uses advanced algorithms to lock on to subject while you have full control over the aircraft’s movement. 

It has two shooting modes, Quick mode and Composition mode. In Quick mode, you can simply select your subject to begin tracking. In Composition mode, you can select your subject and a desired tracking position.When the subject enters the preset tracking position, you can press the shortcut to begin tracking. Spotlight Pro can be used with TapFly, Waypoint, and Point of Interest.

TapFly

The 2-axis onboard FPV camera separates the flight view from the main camera view, which gives the Inspire 2 a dedicated TapFly camera. You can select your flight movement on the screen and Inspire 2 will automatically fly along that route, leaving the pilot to focus on the perfect gimbal movement for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

ActiveTrack

If you are looking for a camera drone to track different objects like people, cars, and boats, ActiveTrack allows you to adjust tracking profiles for greater precision.

Return to Home (RTH)

As the Inspire 2 flies, it will create a real time map of the route. If you enable RTH and the aircraft signal is lost, the aircraft will automatically return home safely.

Lightbridge Transmission

The advanced Lightbridge transmission has a max range up to 7 km and can deliver a 1080p livestream output. There is even an option in some countries to switch between 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies to avoid signal interference. 

DJI FlightAutonomy

Forward and downward vision sensors allow obstacles to be detected up to 30 m ahead, upward sensors scan obstacles 5 m above, and all obstacle sensing systems are active during normal flight, RTH, and all Intelligent Flight Modes.

Primary and Secondary Controllers

The primary and secondary controllers use an HD transmission technology to send information to each other from extended distances.

DJI Go 4

DJI Go 4 offers you complete control over your drone settings and function such as obstacle avoidance, return-to-home settings, and advanced camera settings.

Inspire 2 is a complete industry package that offers the best camera drone features for Hollywood-style projects.

Mavic Mini: Best Settings & Tips for Flying Indoors

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Mavic Mini is the perfect drone for everyday fight. Take a look at our best Mavic Mini indoor flight tips and settings for beginners and experienced pilots. From DJI Fly settings to indoor flight preparation, we’ve got it all covered in this article!

Despite the allure of the great outdoors, bad weather and other uncontrollable factors can make it difficult to enjoy flying your drone. While flying indoors is not recommended unless absolutely necessary, Mavic Mini offers a safe and reliable way to practice flying in a controlled space. With the correct pre-flight procedures, flight modes, and app settings, you can safely take your adventure indoors. Let’s get started with our indoor flying tips!


Pre-Flight Tips

Flying safely is the number one concern when flying indoors. Before you turn Mavic Mini on, make sure you first follow these pre-flight tips.

1. Use Propeller Guards

The Mavic Mini 360° Propeller Guard is a requirement for flying indoors, whether you are a beginner or an experienced pilot. The lightweight guard fully protects you and everything around you by preventing the propellers from hitting any objects. With the propeller guard attached, Mavic Mini offers a maximum flight time of 18 minutes, which is plenty of time to whizz around indoors.

2. Map out Your Environment

Wherever you plan to fly, having a good understanding of your environment will help you fly safely. Once you’ve prepared a safe, controlled space, it’s helpful to visualize or map out your flight path before you start flying.

3. Prepare Your Room

Check out the area, move any large objects away from the center of the room, pay attention to any hanging fixtures, and prepare an empty space for takeoff. In addition to letting everyone know where and when you plan to fly, move your pets to another room where you won’t be flying.

mavic mini indoor

4. Check the Lighting Conditions

This tip might sound simple, but it is absolutely necessary if you have to fly your drone indoors. Only fly during the daytime in well-lit areas, do not attempt to fly at night. While you are indoors, the GPS signal may be lost, which means Mavic Mini will rely on its Vision Positioning Sensors. The drone sensors work best when there is ample light in the room, so we can’t stress enough how important this tip is.

Mavic Mini flying indoor

5. Turn on CineSmooth

The next tip is to enter the DJI Fly app and change the flight mode to CineSmooth. This indoor-friendly feature will slow down the movement of your drone, giving you all the precision and control you need to fly safely indoors. You can also adjust the control sensitivity of the gimbal, which gives you more control over your images when you are flying.

DJI FLY APP CineSmooth Mode

6. Turn on Hover

While RTH is an incredibly useful feature to use when you are flying outdoors, remember to select the hover option in the DJI Fly app if you fly indoors. This makes Mavic Mini hover in place using its Vision Sensors if there is any loss of signal. 

turn off RTH in DJI Fly App when flying indoor

7. Adjust Exposure Levels

We go back to DJI Fly with our last tip before takeoff. Adjust your exposure levels in the DJI Fly app to ensure you have the optimum visibility from your smartphone. Test out different settings to make sure your flight is safe and your pictures look great.


Flying Tips 

Now that pre-flight planning and setup are completed, you’re ready to take off. But before you reach for the remote controller, here are a few essential tips for flying your drone indoors.

1. Manual Take Off

While Auto Take Off is another convenient Mavic Mini feature that is perfect for any outdoor adventure, indoor flying requires a whole new approach. Only use manual takeoff, which ensures you will have complete control over your drone.

mavic mini indoor

2. Monitor Drone Status

Keep checking the DJI Fly app for your real-time drone status. Always keep an eye out for your drone’s battery life and signal connection strength. Indoor environments can interfere with your connection, so fly cautiously indoors.

3. Minimize Your Movements

Keep it simple when you fly indoors. While Mavic Mini offers several different types of QuickShots, do not attempt to use any of these indoors. Your movements should be slow and simple. Practice flying in short straight lines and minimize yaw movements for a safe flying experience.

4. Stay Clear of Objects

Avoid flying anywhere near ceilings, walls, and other objects.


Conclusion

Mavic Mini is an exceptional mini drone that offers plenty of features suitable for flying indoors. Weighing less than 250 g and sporting powerful camera features, the Everyday FlyCam is the ideal drone to continue your creative adventures indoors. Whether you wish to get in a few hours of flight practice or are stuck indoors due to bad weather, flying indoors can be both safe and enjoyable. Pick up Mavic Mini today, follow our indoor flying tips, and prepare yourself for a new world of indoor adventure!

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Best Real Estate Drones: The Ultimate Guide

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Introducing Real Estate Photography

Real estate photography has reached a new frontier with drones, giving users the ability to film properties from a brand-new perspective. This exciting form of photography requires high-quality, safe, and intelligent drones. Join us as we take a look at the best DJI real estate drones, which include industry-leading optics, intelligent flight modes, and advanced obstacle avoidance systems.

Recommended Real Estate Drones

Mavic Air 2

  • 48MP Photo

  • 4K/60fps Video

  • 10km 1080p Video Transmission

  • FocusTrack

  • HDR Video and Panorama

Follow me drone - DJI Inspire 2

Inspire 2

  • 360° Gimbal

  • 6K CinemaDNG

  • CineCore 2.1

  • Dual Battery System

  • FlightAutonomy

Transmission​​​​​

Zenmuse X4S

Zenmuse X5S

Zenmuse X5

Zenmuse X7

6K CinemaDNG/RAW

(Zenmuse X7)

3440 g

(Propellers + two batteries, without gimbal and camera)

Mavic Mini

Mini Drone for Indoor Footage

Capturing stunning indoor images has never been easier than with Mavic Mini. A 2.7K camera mounted on a 3-axis gimbal produces high-quality stills and videos. The Everyday Flycam is compact, portable, and weighs under 250 g, making it maneuverable in smaller spaces. Make sure you get the propeller guards and follow these safety steps to ensure you fly safely indoors. The new DJI Fly app simplifies your entire flying experience, which makes Mavic Mini a truly special drone for interior real estate photography.

Mavic Mini is perfect for users that require an ultraportable mini drone for indoor footage.

Exceptional Flight Performance 

If you want to improve your real estate photography with incredible 48MP photos, 4K/60fps video, and state-of-the-art drone features, Mavic Air 2 is the drone for you. The newest drone in the Mavic series offers crystal-clear footage as you fly around a property. Additionally, DJI included their most advanced obstacle avoidance, which provides expert safety when flying near objects. Mavic Air 2 also has a 10 km range and 34-min max flight time, which rounds up an incredible real estate photography drone that will empower you with boundless potential.

Mavic Air 2 is ideal for users that are looking for exceptional flight performance for real estate photography.

Portable Drone with Professional Features

Imagine telling the story of your property or location with the same camera brand used by Apollo 11 astronauts on the first moon landing. The Mavic 2 Pro comes equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera, 1” CMOS sensor, and 10-bit Dlog-M color profile that capture spectacular colors in low-light environments. Mavic 2 Pro is a pure photographer’s drone that will add professional touches to all of your real estate photography.




Get Mavic 2 Pro now if you are looking for the best photo quality in a portable, foldable drone of its size.




Mavic 2 Zoom

Optical Zoom for Dynamic Footage

Some properties require a dynamic perspective to reveal their full potential. The Mavic 2 Zoom comes with a 1/2.3” 12MP sensor with up to 4x zoom, including a 2x optical zoom (24–48 mm). The zoom capabilities give you more creative freedom for incredibly useful zoom shots. With Dolly Zoom, you can capture real estate photography from close or far away with exceptional dynamic effects, without sacrificing image quality. Hybrid autofocus combines phase and contrast detection for higher focus accuracy. 




Mavic 2 Zoom is perfect for real estate photographers that want to get more dynamic footage.




Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Professional 4K Camera Drone

The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is one of the best drones for real estate photography. With a 1” CMOS sensor, mechanical shutter, 4K/60fps videos, and 20MP photos, professionals have everything they need to showcase residential and commercial properties. A mechanical shutter eliminates rolling shutter distortion, so you can fly quickly over a location and capture beautiful shots without distortion. Built-in flight modes and advanced flying features make the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 an incredible choice for all your real estate photography. 




Get the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 if you are looking for a professional camera drone that has become the industry standard for excellence.




Follow me drone - DJI Inspire 2

 Industry-level 6K Filmmaking Solution

Let’s make this easy. Inspire 2 is one of the best photography drones for sale.

Filming majestic mansions or vast expanses of pristine land requires cinematic quality footage. Inspire 2 offers you safe maneuvering around even the most challenging properties with FlightAutonomy, providing two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy.

Image quality, power, and intelligence are available in a single platform with multiple payloads to suit your needs. Inspire 2 goes from 0-80 kph in 5 seconds, features Spotlight Pro for professional shots, and can film up to 6K in CinemaDNG/RAW. Combine this all with HD video transmission system, a 360° rotating gimbal, and ActiveTrack, and Inspire 2 is simply one of the best real estate photography drones money can buy.




Inspire 2 is a complete filmmaking package that offers professional industry users jaw-dropping Hollywood-style footage.

How to Choose a Real Estate Photography Drone

Selecting the right drone for real estate photography comes with understanding your individual needs and how the drones’ capabilities meet or exceed those needs. Let’s take a look at all the factors you need to consider.

Camera Performance

From the 1/2.3” CMOS sensor of Mavic Mini to the S35 sensor of the Inspire 2 outfitted with the Zenmuse X7, there are camera performance levels for all needs. For smaller properties such as family homes, sensors like the 1/2.3” CMOS are more than capable of producing quality images. As your properties and your advertising projects become more extensive, look to tap into your full creative potential with more powerful sensors.

Flight Performance

When choosing a real estate photography drone, speed and battery life are important features to consider. Powerful drones such as the Inspire 2 are capable of reaching speeds up to 58mph (94 kph), which is fantastic for capturing real estate while following fast-moving objects like boats or cars. New drones like the Mavic Air 2 offer up to 34 minutes of battery life, which gives you plenty of time to shoot everything you need. Examine the needs of your project and choose a drone that offers an extensive flight performance.

Flight Safety

The most important thing to consider is keeping yourself, others, and the environment safe around you while you fly. DJI drones offer several flight safety features that make them ideal for real estate photography. Ultralight, portable drones like Mavic Mini offer GPS positioning and vision sensors, but if you’re shooting in complex environments, you should look for a drone with more vision sensors, like the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 or Mavic 2 Pro. 

Built-in safety features become more advanced as you move toward more advanced drones. Research the safety features available and choose a drone that is fit for your shooting requirements.

Transmission

This is a really important factor to consider when buying a real estate drone. If you plan to shoot exciting, dynamic perspectives of a location from various distances, choose a drone with a reliable and extensive transmission. Wi-Fi transmission is great for everyday flying, and it is better suited in open areas where there isn’t much signal interference. OcuSync2.0 is a new transmission type that offers an extended transmission flight distance and better transmission feed quality. Light bridge transmission is the reliable transmission system found on professional and enterprise DJI drones. Do you only need the Wi-Fi transmission found on Mavic Mini, or do you require a more robust transmission system like OcuSync2.0 found on Mavic Air 2? Look at the locations you typically photograph and choose a transmission that supports all your shooting requirements.

Intelligent Functions

Without intelligent flight modes, many of the most awe-inspiring shots in real estate photography could only be captured by pilots with hundreds of flight hours. Intelligent flight modes offer even new pilots the ability to create masterpieces effortlessly. If the type of real estate you film requires dramatic footage and intricate flight patterns, look for drones that offer intelligent flight modes.

Portability

Drone size and portability are hugely important when considering a real estate drone. If you are always moving from one location to another, small drones like the Mavic Mini make it incredibly easy to shoot on the go. If you’re looking for a combination between power and portability, Mavic series drones offer a great lineup of options. When ultimate power is your main consideration, larger drones like the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and the Inspire 2 will be a great choice. We recommend starting with a portable real estate drone and upgrading to an advanced real estate drone as your develop your skills and shooting requirements.

Ease of Use

At the end of the day, the best real estate drone is the one that is easiest to use. The aircraft, remote controller, and software must all be easy for you to use. Look for a proven setup where you can quickly build on your abilities as a photographer and a pilot. Research the features available on the drone’s app and check out all the in-app features before you make a purchase.


Best Real Estate Photography Tips

Creative Tips for Real Estate Photography

It’s time to discover the best tips for real estate photography. We’ve put together a list of tips that cover creativity, camera settings, and safety.

Aerial Reveal

One of the best shots for real estate is the aerial reveal. Fly your drone over your property to reveal the surrounding landscape. You can also adjust the gimbal pitch and smoothness to add a smooth transition effect to your footage.

Real Estate Drone Photography 4

@Moera Creative, SkyPixel 

Intelligent Flight Modes

Intelligent flight modes offer new pilots and seasoned professionals the ability to create stunning videos of the property and surrounding area. The Point of Interest (POI) intelligent flight mode is one of the best to use for this task. Bring your drone to 150 feet (45 m) above ground level. When prompted to on the app, extend the radius of the circle flight path to around 600-700 feet (200 m). Tilt the gimbal so that approximately 15-20% of the screen shows the horizon. The video will give viewers an immersive idea of what is around the location. Remember to only use intelligent flight modes in large, open areas.

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@Moera Creative, SkyPixel 

Camera Angles

When shooting just above ground level, it is essential to show the property where it looks the best. The goal of your footage is to showcase the property. Raise the height of your drone to just about the height of the roof. Tilt the camera to 45° and back off just enough to get the property and a little extra space around it in frame. Adding a little bit of space will give you more freedom in the editing process.

Real Estate Photography

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Immersive Shots

If you are creating a video of a large property with a smaller drone like Mavic Mini, you can capture immersive shots with ease. Before trying out any interior shots, attach propeller guards to Mavic Mini, clear the area, set Mavic Mini to hover in the DJI fly app in case of signal loss, and ensure there is ample lighting in order for the vision sensors to work. For the full set of instructions, check out these tips for flying Mavic Mini indoors.

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Lighting Conditions

The best time to film is from around 11:00 to 15:00, keeping the sun behind the drone. Tilt the gimbal so that the top 10% of the frame shows the horizon and sky. 

Real Estate Photography Tips

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Add Labels

Adding labels to aerial images can point out significant attractions and infrastructure around your subject, which can be useful for advertising your location. Most editing software allows for animations or overlays to be added in post-production.

Camera Settings for Real Estate Photography

Let’s take a look at the best camera settings you can use to improve your real estate photography.

Manual Settings

Professional photographers know that when it comes to camera settings, manual settings are a must for full camera control. Automatic settings are helpful, but to truly showcase your real estate subject, shoot with full manual control.

Auto White Balance (AWB)

AWB is an excellent tool for shooting for general photography. For full control over your real estate photography, turn AWB off and use a custom setting.

Overexposure

A helpful setting to leave on is the overexposure warning, which identifies any overexposed sections within the frame, making them appear with zebra stripes. This is extremely useful when you are filming any landscape shots or general scenery shots.

Resolution

When you are choosing your shooting resolution, you should always take into account where you are shooting and the type of project you are working on. Not every shot requires 4K/60fps. Select the quality you need, and remember, you can always save space on your SD card for additional shots.

Color

When deciding on color options, many drones offer different color profiles like normal and D-Cinelike modes. In D-Cinelike, colors will look flat but will give your great flexibility in post-production. Take the time to explore the full range of manual options available.


Safety Tips

Last but no least, make sure you follow all these safety tips when shooting real estate photography.

Get Permission to Fly

Always obtain permission to fly and comply with local laws and regulations.

Survey Your Environment

Real estate photography can bring your drone into proximity with all sorts of obstacles. Take the time to explore the property for potential dangers before you take off. Hanging objects should always be identified before you begin your flight.

Use Propeller Guards

Propeller guards protect yourself, others, and the environment around you. Use propellers guards whenever possible.

Monitor Drone Status

It’s crucial that you monitor your drone status whenever you are flying. Check the battery life, speed, and any other prompts on the flight app screen.

Safety Features

Whatever drone you are using, make sure you use safety features. If you are filming outdoors, turn the Return to Home function on to allow your drone to return safely to its takeoff position.

Fly Within Line of Sight

Always fly your drone within your line of sight and pay particular attention to all of your surroundings when you are flying.

Conclusion

The best drones for real estate need to be safe, reliable, and produce high-quality photos and videos. DJI has numerous drones designed to exceed the needs of everyone in this field. Whether you are looking for a mini drone like Mavic Mini for everyday filming, a portable and powerful drone like Mavic Air 2 or Mavic 2, or even a professional setup like the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 or Inspire 2.0, there is an exciting lineup of drones available at the DJI Online Store for real estate photography!


Mavic Mini: Amazing Indoor Tips and Ideas!

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3. Magic Twin Effect

This is another great Mavic Mini tip you can use with any camera, including Mavic Mini! The stabilized 3-axis gimbal keeps the shot perfectly still. All you need to do is record yourself or your subject in multiple places, mask your shot, and apply a little post editing. Check out the video at the end of this article for a full walkthrough.

4. Timelapse 

Indoor filmmaking has plenty of advantages and creative possibilities. From a beautiful sunset to a playful puppy, capture a timelapse of anything you like with Mavic Mini. All you need to is find a good spot to position Mavic Mini, select “Timed Shot’ in the DJI Fly app, shoot in manual exposure, and combine all the shots in post. Super simple, super effective. Go ahead and give it a go!

5. HDR Images

Low-light Phantom 4 vs Phantom 4 Pro Test – Lab Results

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Low-light Test

The video made by tester Chris So compared the low-light performance of Phantom 4 and new Phantom 4 Pro. Chris So deserves some kind of award. He braved freezing temperatures – twice – to set up the ultimate low-light comparison between the Phantom 4 and the new Phantom 4 Professional, which features a 1″-type “R” CMOS sensor. The P4 has 12.4 effective megapixels; the P4P 20 megapixels.

What Chris wanted to see was how the images compared in terms of both low light and dynamic range. How deep would the blacks look? What will happen with the highlights? How much detail will there be in mid-tones? Overall, how do images taken by the two different cameras at the same place, at the same time, look when compared with one another?

It’s one thing to look at the video (remember to check out the video description)—and another to look at the charts.

We have shown you how these two cameras compare in the lab. We ran them through an exhaustive DxO analysis that clearly showed the Phantom 4 Pro was better in a whole variety of areas, including color sensitivity, low-light performance, and more. For those of you who missed it, here is that data again. We’ll start with noise levels:

Phantom 4 vs. Phantom 4 Pro Noise

Phantom 4 noise screen and print

Now, a look at the dynamic range. The blue line is the P4P, showing greater dynamic range across multiple ISO settings.

Phantom 4 vs. Phantom 4 Pro Dynamic Range

Phantom 4 dynamic range

Color sensitivity was also tested – and again, you can see a clear difference between the P4P and the P4. This doesn’t mean the P4 is bad, of course – when that machine came out earlier this year people were blown away by its image and video qualities. What it does mean, is that the Phantom 4 Pro is that much better.

Phantom 4 vs. Phantom 4 Pro Color Sensitivity

Phantom 4 color sensitivity

The Article is first published in The Digital Circuit

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The DJI Battery Station: An Exclusive First Look

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All experienced drone users would agree: your flying experience is only as good as the batteries you keep. We’ve seen so many stories that start with “I had this great shot,” and then end with “…but then my batteries died.” It’s become evident that if you want to make your flights worthwhile, you need batteries that are fully charged and built to last.

This is what brings us the all-new DJI Battery Station, a rugged, mobile, and supercharged multi-battery charging hub. It’s specifically built to charge up to eight TB50 Intelligent Batteries at once while being capable of charging four from 0-90% in just 35 minutes. We’ve never seen anything like it, but we’re pretty sure the Battery Station will become an essential gadget for serious professionals.

So, without further delay, let’s get to know the DJI Battery Station!

Five Things the DJI Battery Station Does Really Well

Who is it for?

Should You Get the DJI Battery Station?

 

Five Things the DJI Battery Station Does Really Well

1. Charges many and different kinds of batteries and devices at once

What it does

The Battery Station is a robust charging powerhouse, with dedicated slots that can charge up to eight TB50 Intelligent Batteries at once. These are the batteries that power the Inspire 2, Ronin 2, and Matrice 200. Two DC charging ports are compatible with the Inspire and Phantom series, Cendence remote controllers, and WCH2 Charging Hub, which charges WB37 Intelligent Batteries for Cendence and CrystalSky. To top it all off, two USB ports let you charge any mobile device.

Why it matters

Compatibility with a wide array of professional products means that the Battery Station offers an excellent all-in-one solution for battery charging.

2. Charges batteries quickly

What it does

The Battery Station charges TB50 Intelligent Batteries in one of three modes. Normal mode is a great overall method for ordinary charging. Silent mode charges more slowly, using less power and therefore requires a slower cooling fan speed, which is especially helpful if you have to charge on a quiet set.

For users in a big time crunch, Quick Mode is a super boost. It picks two pairs (the Battery Station divides the eight TB50 charging slots into four pairs) of batteries, and uses maximum power and cooling fan speed to charge batteries from 0-95% in just 35 minutes!

Why it matters

No matter how much we plan, battery emergencies are going to happen from time to time. Instead of wasting valuable time for a recharge, Quick Mode fixes it by getting your filming drone or gimbal back up in the air in just over half an hour.

3. Discharges

What it does

An onboard Option switch in the Battery Station lets you instantly choose between charging and two distinct discharging modes — 50% and 25%. Because the Battery Station uses the energy of the inserted batteries to power the cooling fan, you don’t need to plug into a power source when discharging.

Why it matters

Discharging is an important convenience that adds longevity and portability to batteries. When not in use, it’s not healthy for batteries to retain a full charge. Discharging to 50% improves the maintainability of the battery, keeping them in good working order for a more extended period. Since TB50 batteries aren’t cheap, this is a welcome feature.

So why the 25% option? Just ask anyone who’s ever put a power bank or lithium-based battery in their check-in luggage. For safety, airlines typically require batteries in check-in luggage to not exceed a 30% charge. This option ensures that you can bring all your cells to your next location shoot with no issues.

4. Travels easily

What it does

Speaking of luggage, the Battery Station looks like your typical roll-away suitcase, just maybe a bit sturdier. It has a telescopic handle and a pair of wheels for easy transportation. It also includes a pair of lock holes for extra security and a large handle for easy carrying. The case itself is made of a rugged plastic material and is rated at IP67 when closed, making it officially dustproof and waterproof.

Why it matters

The Battery Station was built to handle bumps, drops, and any other accident, keeping a case full of valuable batteries dry, clean, and in great shape. With security features to help keep all the contents safe, no matter where you’re going, the Battery Station is a worthy travel companion.

5. Keeps everything cool

What it does

Cooling fans and vents keep batteries and the Battery Station at optimal temperatures through any charging mode and environmental condition, monitoring battery temperature in real-time. If any overheating is detected, the Battery Station will automatically cancel charging and discharging.

Why it matters

Batteries — especially professional ones like the TB50 — pack a huge amount of energy. This is great for keeping the Inspire 2 in the air, but it also comes at a potential risk. Batteries can malfunction on their own or just get worn out after years of use. Unforeseen problems may occur, like the Battery Station case closing during charging. Real-time temperature monitoring is an important feature to make sure your batteries and operators are safe at all times.

Who is it for?

A few months ago, DJI came out with the Spark Portable Battery Station, which proved a hit for users who always needed full batteries while flying their favorite mini drone on the go. This portable charging station was geared towards everyday users and hobbyists.

The DJI Battery Station was built for professionals.

Film Crews

The abilities of the Battery Station mentioned above are the kinds of features that pros on film sets have been looking for, where charging eight batteries for their Inspire 2 and Ronin 2 is a real possibility, and at times, an urgent necessity.

Extensive Inspire 2, Ronin 2, and M200 Users

We already mentioned how the Battery Station is the perfect power-up for the Inspire 2 and Ronin 2, two DJI products you’ll likely see on a major film set. But let’s not forget that the TB50 Intelligent Battery also powers the Matrice 200, a professional drone that’s built to handle situations like search and rescue, structural inspection, and firefighting. These are all applications where keeping the drone in the air for hours is a must, so having plenty of fully-charged batteries would prove a massive benefit.

Traveling Professionals

Pros will find themselves moving from place to place at a moment’s notice, so every tool needs to be as portable as possible. The Battery Station was built to last, with a hard, flight-ready plastic that can take bumps and drops, while keeping its valuable contents secure and padded. If you’re on the run, it wheels away like any personal suitcase. And since Discharge Mode works without plugging in, you can drain every battery to aircraft compliance in a pinch, right there at the check-in counter in case you forgot.

Should You Get the DJI Battery Station?

Since the Battery Station was made primarily for the TB50 Intelligent Battery, you may want to pass unless you already own an Inspire 2, Ronin 2, or Matrice 200. But what if you do own one? Well, if you often find yourself running low on battery power, need to film all day, go on location, or all of the above, you should seriously consider this durable, travel-ready charging hub.