Best Drones for Weddings – Video & Photography
A wedding is a momentous event in any person’s life and capturing this matrimonial event in the best possible way is key to making it last forever. While you can get great wedding photos with a good quality camera on the ground, get more of a “wow factor” with a drone that takes amazing aerial wedding photography and videography.
So let’s take a look at three best drones that will capture every moment of your wedding in stunning quality. Are you ready to add some extra special wedding photo and video magic?
Top 3 Best Drones for Weddings With Amazing Quality
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DJI Inspire 1 Pro Drone
DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter
DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter
DJI Inspire 1 Pro Drone
Our first product it the DJI Inspire 1 pro drone. If high-quality photography is the name of the game for you, this quadcopter is your best bet at creating not just memorable photos, but creating true art. In the world of drone-flying hobby, this drone tops the charts everywhere it appears, and is used for high-level photography and cinematography. Powerful, durable, and with an awesome camera quality, the DJI Inspire 1 will have blown you away once you start looking over your photos after the wedding.
The drone’s camera is simply awesome – there is no other way to put it but thus. If you would like for every photograph to be an actualized memory of yours, Inspire is your drone. It features a fantastic 16 MP camera. The camera can shoot in 4k and at 1080p. It also films at 60 frames per second, giving every video a smooth and life-like undertone. Years back from now, you will take a look at the footage you’ve made with this camera, and you’ll instantly be transported right at that altar where you uttered that fateful “yes”.
But the drone doesn’t stop with the camera. It also has many other features and functions that will greatly aid your quest to get the perfect wedding photo. For starters, the arms holding the motors and propellers are movable. They can move up or down, depending on your needs. The benefit of raising the arms is that you’ll have a clear view in a 360-degree space around the drone. This allows you to survey the area and/or take several shots from the same spot. That being said, the camera mount has a 3-axis gimbal that moves around, which enables you to turn the camera and look around while in the middle of the flight.
But wait, there is still more! DJI inspire also boasts modes of automatized flight. The drone has a Waypoint feature that allows you to map out the course for the drone to follow on the GPS. The drone will then faithfully follow the course, enabling you to freely move the camera and film or, take a picture off, anything you please. You can also create dynamic videos with its point of interest mode. This mode fixates the camera on a single object and allows you to fly around or closer or away from it, giving you the ability to survey the target from all angles and pick the most suitable one for the photo.
Finally, we should say something about the drone’s limitations. Since it has all these wonderful features, the drone can’t fly for that long. The flight time for the drone is estimated at 15 minutes, although bringing another battery is an option that will double your flight time. The craft can fly very far, and has a range of 1 kilometer, even more if controlled from an elevated position. The craft is also very expensive.
All in all, this is the cream of the crop. If you want to make the best footage possible, choose the DJI Inspire 1 and you will never regret it.
DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter
At spot number two, we have the DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone. This is a more affordable cousin of the Inspire 1 and the predecessor of the Phantom 4 that we’ll talk about next. However, don’t be fooled into thinking this craft is any less amazing than the DJI Inspire or Phantom 4. Phantom 3 is a powerhouse in its own right, and a more affordable one that will provide you with user experience close to the experience you’ll have with its more expensive counterparts, and for less cash at that.
The drone boasts a weaker, but still very much fantastic 12 MP camera. The camera can film in 4k at 720p points, so you won’t lose much of the quality you’ll be getting with the DJI Inspire 1. For someone looking for a less expensive craft, this tradeoff is more than welcome, as the drone costs four times less than the Inspire.
The drone also boasts great auto-flight features that make filming with the drone very entertaining. The drone boasts the follow me function, allowing the drone to put a tail on you and follow you wherever you go, while you control the camera. The camera has been mounted like on the previous drone on a 3-axis gimbal that makes maneuvering it a breeze. Furthermore, the drone has the Return Home button that allows you to recall the craft wherever it is. This is a most valuable function, because you may sometimes get lost and are unsure of your exact starting location, or your new location, and the function can really save you from losing the drone.
However, the most impressive thing about this drone is its flight range. Of all the drones presented in this article, as well as of all the drones on the market, the Phantom 2 has the largest flight range. This craft can easily cover a distance of 6 kilometers, and the link between it and the controller will never break. Also, this is an estimation when the controller is on the ground. Assume a higher position and the drone will be able to fly even further out. The only limitation to the drone’s incredible range is perhaps its flying time. The drone can continuously fly for 23 minutes before having to be recharged. Still, this is more than enough time to have it in the air, as the grossly more expensive Inspire can fly only for 15 minutes.
DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter
And our final product for today is the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter drone. As another member of the DJI family, this drone is very high-quality and is intended for experienced pilots. The drone is stocked up with great features and has a very fine camera that will turn every photo and video into a family treasure.
Even though this is an upgraded version in regards to the Phantom 3 model, Phantom 4 retains many similarities with its counterpart. The drone is the same shape and size, and even their cameras are different. Phantom 4 features a camera of the same quality, 12 MP, as its younger brother. It does, however, boast a new and improved 2.8 camera lens that enables you to take photos in a stunningly wide angle and with great clarity and smoothness to them. The craft also features the 3-axis gimbal so prominent with the high-class drones. The gimbal also features a mount for the GoPro camera.
Just like its predecessor, the Phantom 3, Phantom 4 has auto-flight features. Among these is the auto takeoff and landing function that is of great assistance to pilots who still may be struggling with this technicality. It has the Return Home function, Follow me and Waypoint. The drone gives you an excellent value for your money, as it has excellent features but costs three times less than the DJI Inspire 1. If you don’t want to spend a great amount of money on a drone, but still want a pro model, then by all means, go for the Phantom 4.
The phantom also has one innovative function that will endear it to many photographers. It has the video editor software built directly into its firmware. This will allow you to edit photos and videos to your liking, cropping them, changing hues of colors, adjust brightness, put a video in video and many more options. Truly, this is a marvelous device, a true professional photographer’s drone.
Final Thoughts on Choosing the Best Drones for Weddings
Well, those are our 3 drones best suited to capture your wedding. As you see, these are no beginner’s crafts, but high-level machines that provide excellent photography and videography capabilities to its user. The best of the best is the Inspire 1, but it also costs a small fortune. However, if you want everything to be in the best possible quality, this is the machine for you. Then there are the Phantoms, slightly less powerful, but still very, very good, and, more importantly, much less expensive.
All in all, this is all from us, and the ball is on your side of the court. Whatever you choose, we hope you’re happy with the drone and that you will capture many memorable moments together.