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Which drone for real estate?

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by CFster, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. CFster

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    Hi, I'm new to the board. I'm a real estate photographer who is interested in branching out into drone photography and video.

    I was originally looking at a Phantom 4 because that appears to be what's popular, then I began to wonder if I needed all those features. I would like 4K. The collision avoidance, and return to home (whatever it's called) are attractive to me, especially since I don't have much experience with drones.

    But I wonder if those things are really necessary for me. I mean, I'll be flying over a house - not miles away.

    Then I saw the Autel X-Star Premium and the price is very attractive.

    Any recommendations? Phantom 3 maybe? Autel?
     
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    I don't know how Autel compares, but the photo/video quality is nearly identical for the Phantom 3 Pro and Phantom 4. Either would be a good choice if you need 4K. The Phantom 4 is the only Phantom with collision avoidance, so that would be the best choice if it's a must-have.
     
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    Autel X-Star Premium takes the best pics and video would get that one plus right now get a free battery also
     
  4. msinger

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    Better than the P3P/P4?
     
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    yep we did a comparison on other site also typhoon h was in it also autel came out ahead of them
     
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    I like the specs on that AC. I decided to add it to my fleet. Will be here early next week. Any inside info I need to know flpholt?
     
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    Not that I don't believe you, but are there actual test results somewhere? Thanks.
     
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    I haven't seen the comparison you're referring to, but I find it hard to believe that any of these quadcopters we're talking about would not be fit enough to take photos/video for real estate purposes. Even the P2V+ is able to take stunning photos.
     
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    there is a new firmware update just came out also put in for your free battery
     
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    Before you choose an aircraft, you might want to research the requirements to use a drone commercially. You can take all the pictures and video you want for personal use, but as soon as it is used for business the rules change. Do a search on Part 107.
     
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    there all great quads just really depends n what you like for me x star is built a lot better plus has camera that snaps off for future upgrades also rc has built in telemetry and also goes just as far as Lightbridge
     
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    Yes, I'm aware of the Part 107.

    In the meantime I just won't charge for the service, for the purpose of building my portfolio.
     
  13. msinger

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    Yep -- the other features should certainly be the OP's deciding factor. The cameras on all of these quadcopters are perfectly capable of doing the proposed job.
     
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    I typically do some luminosity blending in Photoshop for my shots, even the exterior ones. Dynamic range is important to me, that's why I shoot with a full frame camera. How do the 12MP cameras in these drones compare to say an entry level DSLR?
     
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    he could just get a p3s or wifi x star which is 4k probably would due great with which everyone he likes
     
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    shot with p3s 1465160313266.jpg
     
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    1465160313464.jpg
     
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    Thanks. Any high res versions of those pics?
     
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    Yep, good deal! I know I have a place for the Autel in my fleet. I have a up coming project just for it. The specs will make this work.
     
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    If you're looking for DSLR quality, then you should step up to an Inspire 1 instead. Prepare to shell out some major cash for the cameras though. They aren't cheap.
     
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