So I’m looking to get a drone as a toy/photography item. What triggered this was the $200 off GoPro Karma deal. I started thinking if you looked at the value proposition they offer looks really good; you get an action camera that sells for $400-500 (depending on model purchased) and a handheld gimbal (retails for $300, not sure what it’s true value would be) and then for only $200 more, you are getting a quadcopter/drone with controller.
After a day of watching videos/reviews/comparisons and considering the things I would primarily do with it (aside from just play with it), I’m left wondering if the compromises GoPro made outweigh the versatility they bring with their solution when compared to what seems to be the big dog in the game; the DJI Mavic Pro.
Just curious if any here who are more into photography but maybe got a drone to play with/photograph or take video with could share their experiences. I am still thinking the Karma is the one for me as I see myself using the handheld gimbal for other kinds of videos with the family as well as the drone/quad for more creative footage and trying it out for sunset shots in suburbia, where I can’t easily get up high enough to get above houses, buildings, etc but a quad would easily give me some better perspective for these shots. On the latter, I saw one review stating the DJI had a roughly 35mm eq lens while the GoPro was more like 16mm. But now I see GoPro has a “linear” setting that eliminates some of the fish eye.
I don’t know. Just spewing some of the things I’ve been pondering on the topic to see if others have anything to share. Thanks!