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As drone photography has increased in popularity, manufacturers have responded by creating a wide variety of offerings aimed to satisfy the demand. To help sort through available drones, we have evaluated the quality of photographs produced by some of the most popular. At the top of our list is DJI's Zenmuse X5 S, with an overall score of 74, noticeably ahead of its predecessor the Zenmuse X4 S, which is tied with DJI's Phantom 4 Pro at 65. The smaller-sensor Phantom 4 comes in at 48. That puts it ahead of both GoPro's HERO5 Black, used in the Karma drone and scoring 38, and the inexpensive YUNEEC Breeze 4K, that scores only 35.
Aerial imaging using drones is an increasingly popular means off adding a whole new perspective to your narrative, and your budget doesn’t have to expand to that of the DOD’s to add one to your kit. Like many of the so-called current action cams on which the smaller aerial drones like this are based, the DJI Phantom 4 has 4K video plus stills from a 12 MP 1/2.3” type CMOS sensor. Read on to find out how well the Phantom 4’s sensor performs.
With a 24-720mm equivalent zoom and built-in electronic finder housed in a pocket-friendly body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 occupies what manufacturers call the “travel zoom” compact category. At first sight these models look promising, but the small body and large zoom range mean they house relatively small-sized image sensors that may compromise image quality. Read on to find out how well the sensor in this model performs.
Announced in September 2012, the Pentax Q10 is the second in the Pentax Q series and lays claim to being the smallest hybrid camera currently available, offering interchangeable lenses in a package barely larger than an advanced compact camera. However, is smaller really better, and how have Pentax progressed since the Pentax Q?