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Table 1 Main specifications of drones (cameras) used in this study

From: Possibility of applying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and mapping software for the monitoring of waterbirds and their habitats

  Phantom 2 Vision + Inspire 1 Phantom 4 Zenmuse Z3 (camera)
Weight 1242 g 2395 g 1380 g
flight time About 25 min About 18 min About 28 min
Operating distance (from remote controller) 0.4–0.8 km 3.5–5 km 3.5–5 km
Max flight speed 15 m/s
(not recommended)
22 m/s
(ATTI mode, no wind)
20 m/s
(S-mode)
Max flight altitude About 762 m 4500 m 6000 m
Camera spec. Sensor 1/2.3” 1/2.3” CMOS 1/2.3” CMOS 1/2.3” CMOS
Lens 20 mm (guessed)
f/2.8
20 mm
(35 mm format equivalent)
f/2.8 focus at ∞
9 Elements in 9 groups
Anti-distortion
FOV 94° 20 mm
(35 mm format equivalent)
f/2.8 focus at ∞
×3.5 optical zoom, 22–77 mm equivalent
F2.8 (Wide–F5.2 (Tele)
FOV 110°/85° 94° 94° 92° (Wide)–35° (Tele)
ISO range 100–400 (photo) 100–3200 (video)
100–1600 (photo)
100–3200 (video)
100–1600 (photo)
100–3200 (video)
100–1600 (photo)
Image size (photo resolution) 4384 × 3288 4000 × 3000 4000 × 3000 4:3
L: 12 M, 4000 × 3000
16:9
L: 9 M, 4000 × 2250
Effective pixels 14 M 12.4 M 12.4 M 12.4 M
Video recording (video resolution) HD: 1080 × 720 30p UHD (4K): 4096 × 2160 24/25p, 3840×2160 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920 × 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60p
HD: 1280 × 720 24/25/30/48/50/60p
UHD: 4096 × 2160 (4K) 24/25p, 3840 × 2160 (4K) 24/25/30p, 2704 × 1520 (2.7K) 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920 × 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
HD: 1280 × 720 24/25/30/48/50/60p
UHD: 4K (4096 × 2160) 24/25p,
4K (3840 × 2160) 24/25/30p
2.7K (2704 × 1520) 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920 × 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60p
  Note This camera is dedicated to this model This camera is dedicated to this model This camera is dedicated to this model This camera can be mounted on and detached from Inspire 1