29 May '15, 5am

Hackaday Prize Entry: A 3D Mapping Drone

4k isn’t actually mpressive for a mapping application. 4K is far lower resolution then what can be flown in the mirrorless camera range, which while they do weigh and cost more, produce far better imagery and enable faster flights, more coverage per photo, and less noise due to larger pixel pitch, and support higher quality optics. For less additional money then one month of Pix4D at the qoute price above you could get a 24MP, mirrorless camera that produces better stills then gopro, and does far better for the purpose of mapping. I’m all in favor of getting your feet wet with early testing on GoPro cameras, but in the end they are a short term gain until stepping up to a higher quality sensor (for mapping).

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