Stefan Sobol: Using the DJI Phantom 2 (or anything like it) to take real estate pictures is currently illegal in the US even if you have permission from the property owner. The use of "drones" for commercial purposes (i.e. in exchange for compensation) is illegal. This law applies to hobbyist aircraft as well. If you give the images away you might be ok, but then the Phantom will not be paid for in 4 shoots.
However, it is perfectly legal to hover a big helicopter over the poor neighbor's house so you can take some pictures and you can charge whatever you want for them.
The FAA can't even enforce anything below 400 feet, as the thrown out court case (which was the only time the FAA even raised the matter) shows.Shooting real estate in the US with a drone is about as common as lice on mice, and not one single case has ever come out of it.
$1600 for the top end device is a small price to pay for HD slow motion like this...
Uhhh, will 99.9% of people really be able to tell the diff between the images this one makes and a much cheaper, similar model?In my opinion, there are two types of camera: One you carry in your pocket and a DSLR.This is neither.
I wonder if they'll make a way to extend the cable?
Finally something that can shoot faster than what Casio has been selling for years...
I've been using mine for real estate photography for over a year now. Just too stupid to know the law, I guess.
Gorgeous. Wish I had the money and time to pursue this kind of hobby...
That may have some validity, and I've found that it's very important to take the shot, and then put the camera away and sit down and observe, taking it all in, and not always thinking about photographing, which I do... :)
Great camera, just wish it fit in a pocket.
720p at 120fps is cool. Like the Hero3 black.I really wish they could come up with 1080p 240fps soon for less than 4 figures...
1080p at 240fps.That's what I want. THAT'S what makes action videos cool.
Part of the problem seems to be that if you don't show up with an slr, people don't take you seriously. Can you imagine shooting a wedding with a pocket cam? Everyone would laugh at you, even if you pay attention to light, detail, posing and editing like no one else there can...
I have the 700, it's the ONLY camera that can capture 30 frames in one second and has easy to use HDR in many levels. Love it.
Quick question, can this camera do timelapse using HDR images? I know it can do timelapse, and I know it can do HDR, but can it do both at the same time, in camera?Thanks.
These ultra high speed cameras are the only ones out there that can really capture certain events, like a bunch of kids jumping into the water. 30fps is incredible. I've had several, and their 4 HDR levels are very nice when shooting in high contrast settings where a flash won't fill enough detail. I hope they bring back the "Move in CS" feature, it was the ONLY way to take an action shot of yourself by yourself.That said, yes, the image quality is not as good as a Canon or Nikon if you are looking at the finest details in Photoshop or huge prints, however, my guess is that 99.9% of pictures taken with these level of camera are usually just put up on Facebook anyway, or looked at on a digiframe, and for that these cams are perfect.
Instagram is simply a way for people who don't know how to take or edit a picture to make the picture look cooler than it would if they left it alone or took it and edited it correctly.
Very cool pictures. Make as much fun of the backward Russians as you like, they have a rocket to carry people into space, we don't...
I just got mine from Japan.I picked it for only one reason: Speed.I shoot a lot of stuff like people jumping into pools at full size and 30fps, and videos of ATV's in mud at 120fps at 640x480. No other camera can do that out there. I find the quality decent for a small pocket camera, if I want really amazing stuff I pull out my DSLR. And I have 2 FH-100's for the "Move-in CS" feature which is the absolute only way to capture action shots of yourself by yourself. Go ahead and tell me how you would capture this shot by yourself with any other camera (this shot is the best one of 30 shots taken in less than a second when the camera detected movement)...http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/chybagus/5940copy.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/chybagus/1869copy.jpghttp://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh67/chybagus/1868copy.jpg
The older Casio FH100 is the ONLY camera out there which allows you to take action shots of yourself:
I really hope the new one has the "Move In Continuous Shot" mode again...