6th of May 2017 19:49, day 861
We got a new camera.

We bought a drone camra. It's very cool. It's the DJI Mavic Pro. I've been playing with it for about a day now and I'm having a lot of fun.

Our place here is perfect for drones. We have lots of space and not a lot of people to hit. My initial thoughts are:

  • It's suuuper easy to fly compared to my other drone. Very stable in the wind and docile in general. I've not yet flown it in sport mode. I'm sure you can crash it hard if you really want to.
  • The camera gimbal works really well and the video is very steady
  • The video looks kind of crappy out of the box. I found some videos on youtube that shows how to make it look good and why it looks like it does at first. It's a very dense sensor and a rather small lens, so I don't expect it to perform like my Hasselblad or our nikons. I like the way video is coming out, but the stills are kind of sad.
  • When the drone decends, it sounds very unstable as it corrects for buffeting and tries to maintain heading. You can't really tell on the video, though.

It's a lot of fun to play with it and I think we'll both use it a lot. Here is a video.