It’s good to know that there are various options that would work for us.
@SeaHunter, nice to hear from a Typhoon owner and that they can be teamed up as I had suspected.
I still have an irrational attraction to something bigger than a Mavic, so will need a smaller drone for travelling or recreation if I go that way.
I’m not sure how a Typhoon H or Inspire will be received down at the beach as both have a slightly menacing insect look.
Especially so with the, (I want some…), retractable landing gear and may frighten the locals!
That said, I can see that either of those big boys with a 1" or bigger camera is going to look more professional when doing serious work.
My friend has done some aerial work in the past on a large extendable pole rig he has on loan, and would be happy to not have to wheel it out for those.
I am happy develop my skills with the MP and graduate to something with a better camera, as I’m finding the images noisy in lower light situations at either end of the day.
Looking at the Inspire, a 2 would be out of reach, once properly equipped. The double battery and separate FPV camera for the pilot are appealing, but I should walk before I start running and tripping up.
Some sort of v1, (slightly confused with all the variants!), especially with an X5 MFT camera would be fine at the budget suggested above @macspite .
Having a background in photography, it’s amusing to see the high end camera names being wheeled out for helping make better cameras.
Hasselblad makes sense for DJI as they pretty much own the company; Leica seem to be happy to put their name to all sorts of collaborations - Huawei phones with Leica cameras anyone?.
I assume this is in return for the right kind of money coming their way.
All the early Leica digital cameras were re engineered Panasonic models, and I’d say they must still be getting help as they are a relatively small company.
It’s interesting the the X5 and X7 seem to be ‘pure’ DJI with no apparent tie in with a camera or lens maker.
The X5 uses a specific set of MFT lenses, and the X7 lenses have been custom made for the APS C format sensor.
Maybe they’re using the same company that make the Hasselblad X camera lenses, as there’s sadly no tie in with Carl Zeiss any more.
Just watched this newly released Typhoon H3 low light video tonight, and it looked good.
It would have to be better established and reviewed before jumping in. No mention of it on Yuneec UK, but it seems to list at 2500€ as a basic kit on the European site.
Lots of potential, just need to see what we can sort between us and how much work is likely to come in once we’re trained properly.
We both have day jobs, so this would be a second string and not have to be fully commercial.
I know that pro photography is fickle enough, and this wouldn’t be viable as a main day job howber interesting or fun it may be.
Thanks, and keep those ideas rolling in guys