Every Project is Different - We Maintain an Extensive in-house Professional Drone Camera Equipment Inventory, so that We Can Offer You the Right Tool for Your Project. From Cinema to Web, We Have You Covered!

Photoflight team works with a variety of in-house drone camera equipment to provide the right tool for every project and budget. We work with you to develop a good understanding of your project and vision, and then suggest a drone kit and team that can deliver the results you desire. As drone photography and video professionals, we take many factors into consideration when helping you choose the right drone equipment:

  • Camera - choosing a drone camera that provides desired looks and quality for intended use, and ability to seamlessly match with footage from other cameras.
  • Single, Two, or Three operators - single drone operator can handle most photography and simpler video projects. Two-operator drone team is used with larger drone camera kits, and it splits the functions of drone and camera operators. It is used for projects that require tracking subjects, lower, closer, and faster drone shots, longer lenses, and everywhere the operational environment requires it. A third operator may be added when remote focus control is desired.
  • Agility - it is important that the top speed, agility and wind resilience of the drone kit is a good match to the operational environment and the nature of your project and desired shots.
  • Endurance - the flight time and ability of your drone team to keep the drone ready and in the air for as long and as often as required. We ensure we have enough batteries and/or means to re-charge, so no shots are lost or time is wasted.
  • Size - size of the drone is an appropriate consideration, and mainly depends on the nature of the project and the environment the drone is going to be operated in. Our drone teams operate both outdoors and indoors.
  • Redundancy - we understand that projects take a lot of effort to plan and put together, so it's important that every piece and participant delivers on their part. We bring back-up drone camera kits, so no shots are lost or time is wasted due to equipment problems.
  • Budget - we understand that every project comes with budget considerations. Our goal is to offer the right professional drone photography and video tools for your project, not simply sell you on the most expensive, or worse, offer something that may not get you the results you need. Our extensive experience working on wide variety of different projects lends us an ability to deliver creative drone photography and video solutions at nearly every budget.

Our Drone Camera Equipment Kits 

DJI M-600 Red Weapon Helium, Photoflight Aerial Media
DJI M-600 Heavy Lift Cinema Drone Kit with DJI Ronin MX Gimbal

Quick overview: DJI M-600 is a large, heavy-lift drone camera platform, able to carry larger cinematic camera and lens packages. This drone is great for projects where cinema quality and resolution are desired, with need to perfectly match the drone and other camera footage - feature films, tv shows, documentaries, commercials. This platform offers HDMI/SDI live video downlink for monitoring, remote start/stop, and remote focus control. Coupled with DJI Ronin-MX Gimbal, each camera package is custom built using either one of the kits available through our camera rental vendors, or your camera and lens kit.

Camera

DJI M-600 drone platform, coupled with DJI Ronin-MX three axes gimbal is a custom built kit, is capable of lifting heavy cinematic cameras, such as RED Epic, Weapon, Alexa Mini and similar. You have a choice of using one of the cinematic camera and lens kits we have pre-arranged with our camera equipment rental vendors, or using your own camera and lens (some payload and insurance limitations may apply, access to camera equipment is required prior to the time of the shoot to allow for kit build). Please, contact us for list of currently available camera and lens options, or to inquire about system compatibility with your camera and lens kit.

Number of Operators

DJI M-600 drone camera kit is always used with two operator team - a drone pilot and camera operator. Third operator is added when remote focus pulling is desired. Single operator setup is not available with this drone.

Agility and Endurance

DJI M-600 drone's agility and endurance are payload dependent. With most cinematic camera kits, it offers 10-15 minute flight times per single battery set, with 7-10 minute downtime between flights. This drone offers top speed of up to 40mph, and wind resilience up to 20 mph gusts.

Size, Operating Environment, Case-to-air Time

DJI M-600 is a large size drone, 5.5ft in diameter. It is suitable for most outdoor and some indoor environments (large spaces, where obstacles and strong propeller wash are not as much of an issue). The case-to-air setup time varies by the build, most setups can take 2-4 hours for the initial build (usually done prior to the shoot). Once the kit has been built and tuned, the case-to-air time is on average 20-30 minutes for the initial flight, 7-10 minute down time between subsequent flights.

DJI Inspire 2 X7 Drone Camera, Photoflight, Drone Company in NYC
DJI Inspire 2 Drone with X7 Super35mm Camera and Cinecore

Quick overview: DJI Inspire 2 is a medium-sized drone camera platform with excellent agility, endurance, and wind resilience. Coupled with DJI X-7 Super 35mm camera, full lens kit, DJI Cinecore system, and Apple ProRes and CinemaDNG licenses, it is a great drone for projects where cinema quality and resolution are desired - feature films, tv shows, documentaries, commercials. This drone offers HDMI/SDI live video downlink for monitoring and remote focus control. It excels in lower, closer, and faster dynamic tracking shots of moving objects, as well as amazing still drone photography.

Camera

DJI X7 Camera is a Super35mm digital camera, stabilized by a precise 3 axis gimbal. Our kit is available with full DJI lens kit - 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm (crop factor 1.4). DJI Cinecore system allows for high bit-rate recording on Solid State Drive - up to 6K/30fps in CinemaDNG, 6K 24fps in Apple ProRes Raw or 24MP stills. 14 stops of dynamic range, EI mode and raw/d-log profiles ensure there is plenty for your colorist or editor to work with, especially when matching your drone footage to other cameras. Remote focus control is available. To learn more about DJI x7 drone camera specifications, click here (manufacturer's site).

Number of Operators

DJI Inspire 2 and X7 drone camera kit is mostly used with two operator team - drone pilot and camera operator. Third operator is added when remote focus pulling is desired. Single operator setup is available for still drone photography and aerial videography projects that do not require complex shots and/or object tracking.

Agility and Endurance

DJI Inspire 2 drone with X7 camera offers 13-17 minute flight times per single battery set, with quick 2-3 minute battery changes. This drone has a great top speed of 60mph for high speed tracking drone shots, and excellent wind resilience (40-45mph gusts). 

Size, Operating Environment, Case-to-air Time

DJI Inspire 2 is a medium size drone, 2.5ft in diameter. It is suitable for most outdoor and indoor environments (both large and smaller spaces). The case-to-air setup time is about 10-15 minutes, 2-3 minute down time between subsequent flights. The size and easy breakdown/build make the Inspire 2 a great drone for shoots with multiple locations, events, or open water drone filming.

DJI X7 Camera Projects

Latest projects in our Portfolio filmed with DJI X7 Super 35mm Drone Camera.

Flying Boat Film

Flying Boat Film

Rooftop at Exchange Place NJ Club Promo

Rooftop at Exchange Place NJ Club Promo

WTA, Porsche – Race to Singapore VIP Experience

WTA, Porsche – Race to Singapore VIP Experience
DJI Inspire 2 X5S Drone Camera, Photoflight, Drone Company in NYC
DJI Inspire 2 Drone with DJI X5S m4/3 Camera and Cinecore

Quick overview: DJI Inspire 2 is a medium-sized drone camera platform with excellent agility, endurance, and wind resilience. Coupled with DJI X5S micro 4/3 camera, full lens kit, DJI Cinecore system, and Apple ProRes and CinemaDNG licenses, it is a great budget-friendly option for projects where professional quality and resolution are desired - film, tv shows, documentaries, commercials, project videos, events, live broadcast, web. This drone offers HDMI/SDI live video downlink for monitoring and remote focus control. It excels in lower, closer, and faster dynamic tracking drone shots of moving objects, as well as professional still drone photography.

Camera

DJI X5S Camera is a micro 4/3 digital camera, stabilized by a precise 3 axis gimbal. Our X5S drone camera is available with full lens kit - 12mm, 15mm, 25mm, 45mm (crop factor 2). DJI Cinecore system allows for high bit-rate recording on Solid State Drive - up to 4K/30fps in CinemaDNG (5.2K in 2.44:1 ratio), 4K/30fps in Apple ProRes (5.2K in 2.44:1 ratio) or 12MP stills. 12.8 stops of dynamic range, EI mode and d-log profile ensure post-processing flexibility when matching your drone footage to other cameras. Remote focus control is available. To learn more about DJI x5S drone camera specifications, click here (manufacturer's site).

Number of Operators

DJI Inspire 2 and X5S drone camera kit is mostly used with two operator team - drone pilot and camera operator. Third operator may be added when remote focus pulling is desired. Single drone operator setup is available for still drone photography and aerial videography projects that do not require complex shots and/or object tracking.

Agility and Endurance

DJI Inspire 2 drone with X5S camera offers 17-20 minute flight times per single battery set, with quick 2-3 minute battery changes. This drone has a great top speed of 60mph for high speed tracking drone shots, and excellent wind resilience (40-45mph gusts). 

Size, Operating Environment, Case-to-air Time

DJI Inspire 2 is a medium size drone, 2.5ft in diameter. This drone is suitable for most outdoor and indoor environments (both large and smaller spaces). The case-to-air setup time is about 10-15 minutes, 2-3 minute down time between subsequent flights. The size and easy breakdown/build make the Inspire 2 a great drone for shoots with multiple locations, events, or open water drone filming.

DJI X5S Camera Projects

Latest projects in our Portfolio filmed with DJI X5S m4/3 Drone Camera.

Lez Bomb (2018)

Lez Bomb (2018)

Future View Real Estate Drone Photography in NYC

Future View Real Estate Drone Photography in NYC

RollDock Sky – Final Delivery of Superyacht Utopia IV in Newport, Rhode Island

RollDock Sky – Final Delivery of Superyacht Utopia IV in Newport, Rhode Island

ROCS Motorsports 911 La Carrera Panamericana Outlaw

ROCS Motorsports 911 La Carrera Panamericana Outlaw
DJI M-210 drone with DJI Z-30 zoom camera and X5S, Photoflight Aerial Media
DJI Matrice M-210 Drone with DJI X5S Camera, Z-30 30x Optical Zoom Camera, or DJI XT2 Thermal Camera

Quick overview: DJI Matrice M-210 is a medium-sized drone camera platform with excellent agility, endurance, and wind resilience. This industrial grade drone platform offers work with variety of cameras: DJI X5S m4/3 camera, DJI Z-30 30x optical zoom camera, and DJI XT2 thermal camera. It allows to bottom or top-mount the camera gimbals (for upright inspections-bridges, etc), as well as dual side-by-side camera configuration. It is a great drone for industrial and engineering projects - surveys, visual and thermal inspections, mapping and 3D modeling. Combined with DJI Z-30 Zoom camera, it is also an extremely powerful platform for live news and event broadcast. This platform offers HDMI/SDI live video downlink for monitoring.

Camera

Multiple Camera Options and mounting configurations allow this drone to excel in industrial and engineering tasks. The cameras can be mounted on top of the drone for structural inspections where pointing camera upwards is desired (bridges, utilities). This drone also allows for dual camera operation, so a combination of classic/zoom/thermal cameras can be deployed simultaneously. 

DJI X5S m4/3 Camera offers great 4K video and high resolution 20MP still photos. It is the same camera used on DJI Inspire 2 platform, however the absence of Cinecore and solid state drives only allows writing on micro SD card, so while the still photo quality is the same, RAW video options are not available on this platform.

DJI Z-30 30x Optical Zoom Camera offers state-of-the-art stabilized 30x optical zoom. This drone camera is excellent for detail inspections of difficult to access assets, as well as news and event broadcast. Click here for full DJI Z-30 Camera specs (manufacturer's website).

DJI XT2 Thermal Camera - this dual sensor drone camera pairs the Flir Tau 2 thermal camera sensor and 4k visual camera for thermal inspections with visual reference. Click here for full DJI XT2 Camera specs (manufacturer's website).

Number of Operators

DJI Matrice M-210 drone camera kit is used either with single operator or two operator team - drone pilot and camera operator. The use of single or two operators is determined after consideration of the complexity of your project and camera configuration used.

Agility and Endurance

DJI Matrice M-210 drone offers 15-40 minute flight times per single battery set, with quick 2-3 minute battery changes. Actual flight times vary by camera payload. This drone offers top speed of 50mph, excellent wind resilience (40-45mph gusts), and can be operated in rain/snow/wet environments.

Size, Operating Environment, Case-to-air Time

DJI Matrice M-210 is a medium size drone, 2.5ft in diameter. It is suitable for most outdoor and indoor environments (both large and smaller spaces). The case-to-air setup time is about 10-15 minutes, 2-3 minute down time between subsequent flights. The size and easy breakdown/build make the Matrice M-210 a great drone for shoots with multiple locations, news, and live event broadcast.

DJI M-210 Drone Projects

Latest projects in our Portfolio filmed with DJI M-210 30x Optical Zoom and Thermal Cameras.

Infrastructure Drone Inspections using 30x Optical Zoom Camera

Infrastructure Drone Inspections using 30x Optical Zoom Camera

Using 30x Optical Zoom Drone Camera for Live News and Event Broadcast

Using 30x Optical Zoom Drone Camera for Live News and Event Broadcast

Thermal Drone Camera Inspection of Flat Roof

Thermal Drone Camera Inspection of Flat Roof
DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Quick overview: DJI Phantom 4Pro is a small size drone camera platform with great endurance, agility and wind resilience. This drone carries 3-axis stabilized camera with 1" CMOS sensor and 24mm (35mm equivalent) lens. It is a good drone choice for web, broadcast, and corporate video projects, as well as still photography, offering great quality on budget. DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone offers HDMI live video downlink for monitoring, and it is only available in single operator configuration.

Camera

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Camera is a 1" CMOS sensor digital camera, stabilized by a precise 3 axis gimbal. The lens is fixed 24mm (35mm equivalent) with remote aperture and focus control. It captures crisp 20MP raw photos, and up to 4K/60fps video. DJI Phantom 4 Pro does not feature Cinecore - it uses micro SD cards, with maximum video bitrate of 100Mbps. Click here for more DJI Phantom 4 Pro camera specs (manufacturer's website).

Number of Operators

DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone camera is only available in single operator configuration. Single operator setup is suited for still drone photography and aerial videography projects that do not require complex shots and/or object tracking.

Agility and Endurance

DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone offers 20-25 minute flight times per single battery set, with quick 2 minute battery changes. This drone offers top speed of 45mph, excellent wind resilience (25mph gusts). 

Size, Operating Environment, Case-to-air Time

DJI Phantom 4 Pro is a small size drone, about 1ft in diameter. It is suitable for most outdoor and indoor environments (both large and smaller spaces). The case-to-air setup time is about 5-10 minutes, 2 minute down time between subsequent flights. The size and easy breakdown/build make the Phantom 4 Pro a great drone for shoots with multiple locations, events, or open water drone filming.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Camera Projects

Latest projects in our Portfolio filmed with DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone Camera.

Real Estate Drone Photography, Video in MA

Real Estate Drone Photography, Video in MA

Real Estate Drone Photography, Video in CT, MA, NY, NJ

Real Estate Drone Photography, Video in CT, MA, NY, NJ

Quarry Blasting Project – Drone Video Production in Connecticut

Quarry Blasting Project – Drone Video Production in Connecticut
360 camera drone, Photoflight, NYC drone operator
Custom Drone Solutions for Specialty Projects

Quick overview: Haven't found what you're looking for above? Photoflight offers custom drone solutions for specialty projects, including 360degree video drone platform, drone lights, banners, coordinated autonomous drone shows and art installations. Please, contact us to discuss your project and the possibilities our professional drone team can offer.

360degree Camera Drone Kit

360degree video is an amazing and growing segment, and Photoflight is proud to offer custom drone platforms to operate 360 cameras on a drone. There are several possible configurations: hanging the camera under the drone (drone on top), placing the camera on a mast on top of the drone (drone below) for indoor and low shots, or using two 360 cameras-one on top, one on bottom) and stitching them to eliminate the drone out of the view.

Drone Light

Drone Light is a useful tool for lighting objects and scenes during night photo and film shoots. We offer a few different drone light options, from simple fixed downward light to a controllable spotlight stabilized in a gimbal.

Drone Flags and Banners

Flags or Banners carried by a drone offer a unique way to advertise or send a message. Our heavy lift drones can handle large size banners and flags.

Art Installations and Shows

We offer custom drone system development, installation, and operation for art installations and shows. Whether you're looking for coordinated indoor drone swarm, or a drone light show, our experience in specialty art projects and ability to develop a custom drone system is here to help you make your art show or event memorable. Click to see our drone art installation for highly regarded artist Ai Weiwei at Park Avenue Armory in NYC.

Questions?

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Sample Drone Photography and Video Projects

Select Camera Below to View Sample Projects in our Portfolio

Lez Bomb (2018)

Lez Bomb (2018)

Flying Boat Film

Flying Boat Film

Future View Real Estate Drone Photography in NYC

Future View Real Estate Drone Photography in NYC

RollDock Sky – Final Delivery of Superyacht Utopia IV in Newport, Rhode Island

RollDock Sky – Final Delivery of Superyacht Utopia IV in Newport, Rhode Island

ROCS Motorsports 911 La Carrera Panamericana Outlaw

ROCS Motorsports 911 La Carrera Panamericana Outlaw

Real Estate Drone Photography, Video in MA

Real Estate Drone Photography, Video in MA

Commercial Real Estate Video Production in CT MA NY NJ RI

Commercial Real Estate Video Production in CT MA NY NJ RI

Pledge (2018)

Pledge (2018)

Audi Sport Experience at Lime Rock CT

Audi Sport Experience at Lime Rock CT

Rooftop at Exchange Place NJ Club Promo

Rooftop at Exchange Place NJ Club Promo

WTA, Porsche – Race to Singapore VIP Experience

WTA, Porsche – Race to Singapore VIP Experience

Block Island Movie – Block Island Feature Film Drone Video

Block Island Movie – Block Island Feature Film Drone Video

Real Estate Drone Photography, Video in CT, MA, NY, NJ

Real Estate Drone Photography, Video in CT, MA, NY, NJ

Hartford Yard Goats 2018 Promo Video

Hartford Yard Goats 2018 Promo Video

Commercial Real Estate Drone Photography and Video in CT, MA, NY

Commercial Real Estate Drone Photography and Video in CT, MA, NY

Quarry Blasting Project – Drone Video Production in Connecticut

Quarry Blasting Project – Drone Video Production in Connecticut

Real Estate Video Production in Connecticut

Real Estate Video Production in Connecticut

Commercial Real Estate Drone Photography and Video

Commercial Real Estate Drone Photography and Video

Real Estate Drone Photography in Connecticut

Real Estate Drone Photography in Connecticut

2017 Manchester CT Road Race

2017 Manchester CT Road Race