NEW DRONE REVIEW: DJI Mavic 2 Pro with Hasselblad Camera

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DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Features

Rating: 5 out of 5.

User Friendly

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Affordable

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Summary

  • Hasselblad 20 MP 1in CMOS Sensor
  • 4K 10-bit HDR Video
  • Adjustable Aperture
  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Return to Home
  • Professional Quality
  • 31-min max. flight time
  • Doesn’t zoom
  • More expensive
  • Occasionally has system problems

NEW DRONE REVIEW: DJI Mavic 2 Pro with the Hasselblad L1D-20c Camera

THE BUNDLE I RECOMMEND

I recommend this bundle for a few different reasons. First reason, Each battery lasts about 20-28 min, and this bundle comes with two extra batteries giving you three total, which is about 1h to 1.5hrs of flight time. The second reason, it comes with a ton of really important accessories like the car charger good for long trips, extra propellers, lens filters (ND 4, 8, 16, and CPL), a cleaning cloth, landing gear extension for tall grass, landing/takeoff pad, antenna reflectors to help boost the signal, 128GB SD Card, USB SD card reader to transfer photos and video, and a waterproof hard carrying case. I personally own all of these items and purchased all of them separately, which obviously cost me a bit extra. I do use all of these items when I need to.

KEY FEATURES

  • Hasselblad Camera

The Hasselblad camera is a very high-quality drone camera with 20 MP and a 1-inch CMOS Sensor. Much bigger and higher quality than the Mavic Pro. It uses Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology to provide extremely accurate colors for your photos and videos.

  • 10-bit Dlog-M Color Profile

The Mavic Pro 2 is equipped with a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile that provides a high dynamic range for more control over the colors when editing. It records over  1 billion colors compared to the traditional 8-bit’s 16 million colors. Not only that it captures more details in the shadows and highlights, this is great if you are shooting in sunrise and sunset settings.

  • HDR Video

Most drones offer 1080p video, which is okay for most people. The Mavic 2 Pro offers 4K with up to 10-bit HDR VideFo. The Mavic Pro 2 can be plugged into a 4K TV that will properly playback the video with very accurate colors! Most people prefer HDR due to the brighter highlights and increased contrast that really make the video POP!

  • Adjustable Aperture

The Mavic 2 Pro has an Aperture range from f/2.8 to f/11. For low light shooting, change the aperture closer to f/2.8. For well-lit environments, set the aperture closer to f/11.

Pros

  • Professional Quality

With 4k Video, HDR, 1in sensor, and 20mp Raw photo, the quality is plenty enough to create stunning photos and beautiful videos. This is a great drone for professional photographers and offers more features than you will end up using.

Here is a photo I captured with the Mavic 2 Pro and Professionally Edited

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Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing

The obstacle avoidance will save your drone’s life when you are not paying attention or even if you accidentally misjudge the distance of a tree or building. After owning the drone for over two years I have only crashed it once into a tree. The obstacle avoidance is not perfect and struggles to detect small branches.

  • Return to Home

The return to home feature is awesome!!! It brings the drone back to the starting point when you press the home button, or than the drone’s battery is getting too low to continue flying. This helps prevent you from falling out of the sky with a dead battery.

  • 360 Photography

The Mavic 2 Pro creates beautiful 360 photos and stitches them together in the app, allowing you to capture big areas all around you and a cool new perspective. You can upload these photos to your Facebook page and Google My Business listing.

Here is a photo I took and uploaded to my Business Listing.

  • Hyper-lapse Photography

Create Really cool time-lapse/hyper-lapse photography.

Here is My Hyper-lapse video of the Milwaukee Skyline in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • HDR and AEB Photography

HDR (High Dynamic Range) produces a greater range of luminosity than what is typically possible with standard imagery creating a higher quality image. AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) takes photos at multiple exposures and merges them together for a more evenly lit photo. This is especially good for low light conditions (sunrise and sunset) and bright conditions like middle-of-the-day shooting.

  • Panoramas

The Mavic 2 Pro comes with several different panorama options, Sphere which is the 360 panoramas, 180° panoramas, Vertical panoramas for tall structures, and Horizontal panoramas for wide areas where you just don’t have enough room to capture the whole subject.

  • Stabilization

The drone is extremely stable and can handle pretty strong winds, rain, and snow. I recommend being extremely cautious and careful about flying in dangerous weather. Just because it can handle the weather does not mean you should be flying it. Also, in stronger winds, the drone will compensate for the wind by tilting slightly, causing the horizon axis to be off. This can be corrected in post-production.

Cons

  • 31-min max. flight time

The flight time on this drone is approx 20 to 28 min from my experience. This is pretty low for a high-end drone and could be approved upon. I definitely recommend having multiple batteries and a car charger for on-the-go. I personally have five batteries, so I can manage multiple drone jobs in one day without running out of battery.

  • Does not zoom

The Mavic 2 Zoom was not as high of a quality drone but did have a cool zoom feature which they did not include in the Pro version.

  • More expensive

The higher quality drone with amazing features does come at a heavier price tag. I personally feel like the drone is well worth the price.

  • Occasionally has system problems.

I have had a couple of faulty drones in my two years of flying the Mavic 2 Pro. It has never malfunctioned during use, only before I go to take off or after a system update. This was an inconvenience but not dangerous. I recommend getting insurance with the purchase in case anything happens that is not your fault, than they will cover the cost of a replacement for you. Since it’s an expensive piece of equipment, it is a good idea to insure it anyway.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I recommend this drone and personally use it on a daily basis. The drone has insanely good quality, great features, and is super easy to operate. Make sure you purchase drone insurance with your purchase and extra batteries you will thank me later on.

I RECOMMEND THE PRODUCT TO

I recommend this drone to a professional photographer, videographer, YouTuber, and vloggers. Do not forget to follow your state and federal UAV/Drone laws for hobbyists and professionals.

NEW REVIEW: Canon EOS Rebel T7I – Affordable DSLR

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Canon EOS t7i rebel camera 800D
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Features

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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User Friendly

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Affordable

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Summary:

  • Easy to use
  • Great touchscreen
  • Good Autofocus
  • High-quality images for a good price
  • Doesn’t have 4k video
  • Made out of a lot of plastic
  • Dynamic Range could be improved
  • Crop Sensor

Canon EOS (800D) Rebel T7I – NEW REVIEW – AFFORDABLE DSLR

THE BUNDLE I RECOMMEND

I recommend this bundle because it comes with the camera, 18-55mm STM lens, a padded camera case, a car charger, wall charger, USB card reader, two memory cards, a small tripod, 2.2x auxiliary telephoto lens, 0.43x auxiliary wide-angle lens, camera remote, a camera flash, and a few filters.

KEY FEATURES

  • 24.2 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor

The Canon T7I camera has a great sensor with 24.2 MP that can capture a lot of depth and detail at a decent resolution. This camera sensor can accomplish amazing images with the right lenses and settings.

  • Optical Viewfinder

The optical view finder has a 45 point all cross-type AF system. The Viewfinder helps you quickly focus on your subject even if your subject is not in the center of the frame. It’s also very fast with very little lag time so you capture the image you want.

  • Fast & Accurate AF

This camera has a dual pixel AF system with phase detection. Very fast and accurate calculation of how far away the subject is. which tells the lens where it should focus, and offers rapid, accurate autofocus that will stay locked on your subject, even if the subject is moving fast, for both photography or videography.

  • Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth Capability

This camera can shoot up from a long-range distance using the canon mobile app, you can download images directly to your phone for both apple and android, and it can easily connect to a remote shutter.

  • Low and high-angle shooting

The screen can flip out and be adjusted for low and high-angle shooting to allow for more control over what you are capturing. This is a very convenient feature for me.

  • Feature Assistant

Feature assistant is an amazing interface for new users to understand the camera and help guide them in the process of learning its features

  • Full HD 1080P

Not quite 4k but plenty enough to take high-quality video especially if you only plan on uploading to social media 1080P is standard.

  • High-speed Continuous Shooting at up to 6.0 fps

High Speed continues shooting allows you to capture many images at a fast pace. This is really convenient to have when shooting sports, taking photos of kids, and capturing those excited animals.

PROS

  • Affordable

The Canon T7I is a very affordable camera for beginner photographers or hobbyists. It provides good quality images and has a lot of features without hurting your pockets.

  • Easy to use

As an intro-level professional photography camera, it is very user-friendly, easy to learn, and helps guide you with the feature assistant.

  • Great touchscreen

The touchscreen on the Canon T7I is very responsive, easy to navigate, and offers a lot of features on the screen.

  • Good Autofocus

The autofocus on this camera is easy to use, works really well and is accurate.

CONS

  • Doesn’t have 4k video

If you plan on just using this camera for personal use, photography, or social media then the 1080p resolution is plenty. For those of you who want to be a professional videographer, I recommend going with a 4K camera.

  • Made out of a lot of plastic

The camera does feel a lot cheaper than some of the competitors due to the plastic body. This doesn’t affect its performance or quality of images. It’s more of a preference for some people.

  • Dynamic Range could be improved

The camera does not produce the best quality video in low-light conditions.

  • Crop Sensor

Most cameras are going to be mirrorless cameras now instead of a crop sensor. This camera is still a great starter camera but will go out of style in the future. Some people prefer the crop sensor still and it does still produce high-quality images at a cheaper price than some of the competitors.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I recommend this camera and personally use it to capture real estate photos, portraits, wedding videos, headshots, sunsets, and so much more. I think they could improve the product by extending the battery life, improving the low light performance, and upgrading the camera to take 4k video. All in all, it is still a great camera, very affordable, and offers a lot of really cool features.

I RECOMMEND THE PRODUCT TO

I recommend this product to someone just getting into the photography niche, a beginner blogger, or someone just taking on photography as a hobby.

NEW Review: Insta360 One R – Amazing for blogging and Photography

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Features

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

User Friendly

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Cost

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Summery:

  • Affordable
  • Good app design
  • Flexibility with different camera modules
  • Great for real estate
  • Lens is easily damaged
  • Short battery lifespan
  • Menu screen is not user friendly
  • Menu is difficult to access with One Inch mod.

Insta360 ONE R New Review – Amazing for blogging and Photography

The Bundle I Recommend

I recommend this bundle since it comes with the 1-inch sensor, 360 lens mod, multiple batteries, and invisible selfie stick. I made the mistake of purchasing all of this separately and it cost a little bit extra. This bundle comes with everything I personally need.

Key Features

ONE R Twin Edition transforms from a cool 360 camera to a 4K wide-angle lens with 60fps. Great for all kinds of vlogging and photography!

One R 1-inch sensor offers 4k at 60fps with 19MP or 5.3K 30fps on a much bigger sensor!!! Easily interchangeable with the other two lens mods.

  • Creative modes

Insta360 One R is able to do stop motion, tiny planets, time flip, cinematic slow-mo, stabilized hyper-lapse, and much more…

  • Deep Track

This camera has the ability to track its subjects during video mode. Great for sports and action vloggers.

  • Waterproof

Waterproof up to 5m (16.4ft) deep and handles rainy days well.

  • FlowState Stabilization

FlowState gives you gimbal-like stabilization without having a gimbal. It uses a new algorithm that detects the scenery, your footage will stay clear, smooth, and steady even in low light situations.

  • Invisible Selfie Stick Effect

Insta360 ONE R Invisible Selfie Stick feature allows you to capture low flying drone angles and creative perspectives while using the 360 Dual-Lens Mod. This invisible selfie stick is also great for taking 3D/360 real estate photography tours.

  • AI Editing

AI editing will stitch the photos in the camera for you. This camera also has HDR bracketing to help achieve the best image by taking three photos and merging them into one photo. One exposed for the highlights, one exposed for the shadows, and one in-between.

  • Touch Screen

This camera has touch screen navigation.

Pros

  • Affordable

As far as 360 cameras go the Insta360 ONE R is very affordable with great quality. I personally use this camera for 3D home tours for real estate.

  • Good app design

Compared to its competitors Insta360 has a very user friendly and easy to navigate app.

  • Flexibility with different camera modules

Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition can easily change from a 360-degree camera to a wide-angle 4K action camera with 60fps. All you have to do is swap out the lenses.

  • Great for real estate

This camera is compatible with Matterport, high quality, and has a selfie stick removal feature to remove the stand from your images. This is a great starter camera for real estate 3D/360 tours.

Cons

  • Lens is easily damaged

Personally I have broken one of these lenses. I was doing a 3D/360 virtual tour outdoors and the camera tipped over with a gust of wind and the lens was scratched by the pavement. Make sure you get a wait on the bottom of the stand to make sure it doesn’t tip over. If the lens gets scratched you have to replace the whole 360 mod which is the most expensive part of the whole camera.

  • Short battery lifespan

After using this product for a while I had to purchase a couple extra batteries. they are very cheap and are very important if you plan on doing a big property, blogging for a few hours, or a long hike.

  • Menu screen is not user friendly

The menu screen takes a bit to learn how to navigate and is very small. This makes it a bit hard to use with bigger fingers hahaha

  • Menu is difficult to access with One Inch mod.

The One inch mod is pretty cool but does cover up part of the menu screen making it nearly impossible to navigate during use.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I recommend this camera and personally use it to capture 360 virtual real estate tours. I think they could improve the product by extending the battery life, making the selfie stick heavier so the camera doesn’t tip over while taking stand alone photos, and figuring out a better way to position the menu screen so it doesn’t get blocked by the 1-inch mod. All in all it is still a great camera, very affordable, and offers a lot of really cool features.

Who I recommend the product to

I recommend this product to someone just getting into the 360 photography niche, an action blogger, and anyone looking for a creative way to capture their story.