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Old Apr 19, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Good Digital Camera for aerial Photo Business?

I have been reading through this forum and cant seem to find a light Automatic camera for my Bumblebee 550 that I can use for my AP business. I am using a gopro2 now and would like something better. My business partner and Girlfriend doesnt like the Gopro's round effect. I am not going to change out lens and the software I use to make pics straight takes away the sharpness of the pics. I need something that will take continuous shots like the gopro so I can focus on flying the quad copter. Been flying RC for over 35 years so I am not a newbee. I am taking pics of oceanfront homes mostly and need something around 10 megapixals.
Any info would be nice.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 03:47 AM
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You can buy the canon S95 or S100.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 09:36 AM
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I have an S95 and have been very impressed with the quality of the images for such a small camera. The video is very good also even thought its not 1080p (one step below). I dont hesitate to recommend it.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 10:30 AM
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all depends on how heavy you can lift. I've been extremely happy with panasonic GF3, but it is 320gm with 14mm lens.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Sony Nex-5n is a solid performer. I want to try the GF3 and the S100

I cannot believe the sharpness of the kit lens and the 16mm lenses with the Nex-5n

the 16mm is a little less sharp around the edges, i actually prefer the 18-55m
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Panasonic GH2 is also fantastic. Though its a bit heavier than the Nex5n. Not as heavy as traditional DSLR though.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 02:39 PM
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I have been reading through this forum and cant seem to find a light Automatic camera for my Bumblebee 550 that I can use for my AP business. I am using a gopro2 now and would like something better. My business partner and Girlfriend doesnt like the Gopro's round effect. I am not going to change out lens and the software I use to make pics straight takes away the sharpness of the pics. I need something that will take continuous shots like the gopro so I can focus on flying the quad copter. Been flying RC for over 35 years so I am not a newbee. I am taking pics of oceanfront homes mostly and need something around 10 megapixals.
Any info would be nice.
Thanks
John
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Sony Nex-5n is a solid performer. I want to try the GF3 and the S100

I cannot believe the sharpness of the kit lens and the 16mm lenses with the Nex-5n

the 16mm is a little less sharp around the edges, i actually prefer the 18-55m
Looks like a very nice camera
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Well I appreciate all the input. I needed somehthing in the 5 ounce range to keep my BumbleBee 550 below 1500 grams. So went with the Cannon 300 HS for now. If it doesnt pan out will go with a G9 and suck up the extra weight some how.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 03:21 PM
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I have a Cannon 40D but its heavier than the whole quad.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 01:18 PM
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Another vote for the S95 if you decide to buy a second camera in the future











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Old Apr 24, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Sony Nex-5n is a solid performer. I want to try the GF3 and the S100

I cannot believe the sharpness of the kit lens and the 16mm lenses with the Nex-5n

the 16mm is a little less sharp around the edges, i actually prefer the 18-55m
I totally agree with the Sony Nex5n being a awesome and light camera.
This is my first video playing with my new camera. It's hard mounted to my DJI F550. No gimbal.

Sony nex5n Hexacopter UofA (1 min 10 sec)
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Hi Jasper...
Nice video, could you tell me the make of your camera mount/legs?
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Taking Cannon 300 back to Best Buy. Not even close to the quality of the GOPRO2.
Going to use Cannon G11.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Here are some pics taken with GOPRO2
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Canon S95 or S100
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