There is no doubt that all the advancements in technologies and social media have changed the very way we live our lives and record our experiences. Be it checking in at a particular location, uploading a video of a birthday party, or sharing an entire album of your cousin’s wedding
photos, we have managed to somehow train ourselves to use technology to document literally every little thing and event, it feels like it is a part of our nature now.
As a result of all that, we have also gotten much more involved in the lives of people around us and also have access to a number of their photos, videos and comments. And to be very honest, this is rather useful for prospective travellers who are trying to plan their next trip to some distant corner of this seemingly vast world. Having access to an abundance of images, video recordings and blogs can give us an authentic account of the landscape, customs and culture of a said area and provide the travellers with some vital and important information.
Keeping all this in mind, recording and capturing all your travel can be a tough task. But you do need the right pieces of equipment and gadgets to help you with it. And we have got you covered, do not worry cause we have made a small list for you of the gadgets that you should plan on investing in.
DJI Mavic Air 2
Mavic Air 2 by DJI is deemed one of the best drones for vlogging and youtube in 2021. The 48 MP camera records 4K HD video with intelligent tracking of objects that are moving. OcuSync 2.0 enables it to capture 1080p full HD resolution at all distances up to 10 km.
DJI Mavic Air 2 is compatible with an extensive number of mobile phones which have iOS v10.0, Android v6.0 or above including iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Huawei, Vivo, and many more devices. Drones are upgraded with low-noise propellers as well.
It is also one of the best drones for indoor shoots.
Camera Sensor size – DJI Mavic Air 2 presents a ½ inch camera sensor that provides 60 fps and 4k HD video quality.
DJI Mavic Air 2 implements an excellent flight time of 34 minutes with 42.5 mph speed. 3-dimensional obstacle sensing technology makes it very easy to operate even for novices.
GoPro Hero 9 Black
GoPro’s latest flagship is the most varied action camera ever made. It is also one of the few cameras that are capable of shooting a 5K video, thanks to a new 23.MP sensor that captures sharp detail. Like the DJI Osmo Action, it features an extra colour display on the front for easy framing, while a more magnanimous battery improves longevity. As you’d expect from GoPro, it’s also properly rugged and smart to boot, with fresh software tricks such as HindSight, which lets you capture action that happened 15-30 seconds before you hit the shutter. The Hero 9 Black is also the first GoPro that offers HyperSmooth Boost – GoPro’s strongest stabilization – in all modes. And thanks to a fix in firmware, issues that were faced with auto-exposure and touchscreen responsiveness have now been greatly resolved. Other models may be offering better value if you have specific shooting requirements, and it’s possible (if far from certain) that we’ll see a GoPro Hero 10 model in September. But if you are looking for a capable all-rounder that is clever and accessible right now, the Hero 9 Black is the best thing you can lay your hands on.
- Weight: 158g
- Waterproof: 10m4K
- video: up to 60fps
- 1080: up to 240fps
- 720: up to 240fps
- Stills resolution: 20MP
- Battery: 1720mAh
Panasonic Lumix GH5 II
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 II is the latest variation of the GH5, a camera that was ahead of its time when it was launched back in the year 2017. You will still get the same 20MP stills, 4K 60p video, and 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 video recorded internally, along with a 6K Photo mode for ultra-fast burst shooting. 4K video at up to 60p is not really new by today’s standards, but this is anyway a very powerful, very rounded camera that is very likely to appeal to the serious filmmakers who are comfortable looking past the headlines. The GH5 is a perfect camera for videographers who also require a good stills camera.
- Type: Mirrorless
- Sensor: Micro Four Thirds
- Megapixels: 20.3MP
- Screen: 3-inch, 1,840k pivot touch
- Viewfinder: Electronic, 3,680k
- Lens: Micro Four Thirds
- Continuous shooting speed: 12fps (6k 30fps, 4k 60fps)
- Max video resolution: 4K
- User level: Professional/Enthusiast
DJI Mini 2
DJI’s Mini 2 is undoubtedly the best beginners’ drone one can get their hands on. Period. At just £419, it’s the ideal price point for spontaneous pre-holiday purchase or a prime Christmas present for someone you love. The Mini 2 weighs a mere 249g fully loaded, which is one gram shy of the CAA’s 250g regulation and that assures that you do not need to jump through as many legal hoops to fly it. Even when talking about the size of this drone, the Mini 2 is so tiny it can be hidden under an iPhone and, when folded, it can very easily be tucked into a pair of loose-fitting chinos.
- Battery life: 13
- midrange: 100 metres
- max camera resolution: 720p/5 megapixels
REASONS TO BUY
- +Easy to fly
- +Perfect for kids
- +720p camera
Flying a drone indoors is possibly the best way to learn how the device actually behaves when you fiddle with the joysticks and this drone is surely an excellent starting point since the control method for it is exactly the same as any other outdoor drone. It comes with three different sensitivity settings so we would definitely suggest starting on the lowest setting first and then move forward. Thankfully, it also comes with a Headless mode that makes sure the control directions (forward, backwards and sideways) remain the same. The drone also features a handy one-button take-off and landing function that is a lifesaver. You can expect to get around 12 minutes of flying out of the two supplied batteries.
- Battery life: 6
- midrange: About 30 metres
- max camera resolution: No camera
REASONS TO BUY
- +Easy to fly
- +Basic stabilisation
- +Headless Mode
- +Comes with two batteries
Oclu Action Camera
If you are one of those people who are looking for something that is a bit different? The OCLU action camera defies tradition with using a top-mounted screen and a wide, low-profile body, making the device just perfect for mounting beneath a skateboard or under a helmet peak when you’re riding. It has four different modes for shooting which are customisable and also a very simple three-button operation, and there’s this one amazing feature called LiveCut which will make your life a lot easier, giving you the ability to delete unwanted footage as you record stuff.
- Weight: 101g (with battery)
- Waterproof: 1m without the case, 50m with it
- 4K video: 30fps
- 1080: 120fps
- 720: up to 240fps
- Stills resolution: 12MP
- Battery life: 90 minutes
REASONS TO BUY
- +Easy three-button operation
- +Fantastic build quality
- +Delete on the fly
REASONS TO AVOID
- -Image stabilisation at 1080P only
- -App will drain your battery