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01-27-2015, 02:53 PM   #1
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What type of image quality do drone cameras produce?

Do the cameras shoot high MP RAW?

Can you change lenses?


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Moved to the proper area. General Talk is for non photographic questions only.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ilovemypentax Quote
Do the cameras shoot high MP RAW?

Can you change lenses?

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that would depend on what type of drone you are talking about. A small hobby drone may only have a camera like you have in your phone. a large drone may use a 35mm camera. Back in the 70s I knew a man that had a 35mm camera mounted inside a small model airplane. He could fly around taking pictures from hundreds of feet in the air. However there was a PBS program on a few weeks ago that said the military was developing a new camera system for the drones. One that would cover a small city, track multiple targets at once at full-motion video. The resolution was down to about 6 inches. It used a sensor array equivalent to 8.1 billion pixels. File size was considered to be in the terabyte range. Not a file size that I would want to fool with, And certainly not one that I would need.

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I was wondering what a hobbyist drone can produce. I don't have a cell phone cam. Are the drones like am M43 quality?
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how much money do you want to spend. That is the only variable related to these drones. For instance there are some drones that have a fully articulated camera mount that can take a full-size 35mm camera. And others that can only accept a 640x480 camera. So it depends on how deep your wallet is.
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A lot of people are mounting GoPro's on them. The Go Pro has very good IQ although the field of view is very wide with a good deal of fisheye distortion. A quick Google or YouTube search will turn up thousands of videos and still shots. Here's one....
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Depending on the drone you could of course mount a more serious camera... But the ones that come with camera should come with rather small sensors.

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Theres someone on the forums who mounted a Q to a drone. You can probably find the thread if you do a search for it.

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