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Make: Getting Started with Drones by Belinda Kilby, Terry Kilby

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Chapter 8. Camera and FPV Equipment

Aerial photography is currently drones’ number one use, so the topic of cameras on drones could be a book all its own. That book could cover a wide spectrum of setups, from large $50,000 Hollywood cinema rigs, all the way down to small action sports cameras, such as those that we will be using on our demo build. This chapter touches on the basics of having a fixed-mount camera with the ability to broadcast live, usually to a small monitor or video goggles.

Popular Drone Cameras

Selecting the right camera for your drone can feel like a difficult task if you’re new to the topic. The top five things that we always look for when selecting a new camera for any of our drones are:

Weight and size

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