Best drones 2021

The best drones 2021 for aerial video and photography.

The best drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They’re now used widely by both amateur and professional photographers because they can reach areas and shoot from angles that regular cameras can’t. They allow aerial photography and videography of landscapes, buildings, and events that previously required the use of a helicopter, a small plane or a crane.

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

The best drones 2021 have significantly evolved greatly since the first ready-to-fly model ten years ago – and a decade later, drones are now everywhere. Almost every drone has a camera supported by a powered gimbal, which stabilizes the vibration from the propellers. Sensor size is still an issue for photographers, but there are few options depending on your needs. Below we have selected for you 10 awesome drones that you may consider purchasing on your next destination or simply for your own pleasure…


01. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

The all-round best drone for photography

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 905g | Dimensions (folded): 214×91×84mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 322×242×84mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K HDR 30fps | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 31 minutes (3850mAh) | Max Range: 8km / 5mi | Max Speed: 72kph / 44.7mph

  • Very portable
  • Optical Zoom
  • Great software features
  • Expensive
  • No 60fps for 4K

DJI’s Mavic Pro changed what was possible with the best camera drones back in 2016, making it possible to fold and carry a decent-quality lens without being overly heavy or bulky. It could capture 4K (at a maximum of 24fps) and introduced a handy fold-out controller that seemed to have more in common with a PlayStation than bulky radio controllers from their hobby era…


02. Autel EVO II

With 8K video, this might be more than you need!

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs

Weight: 1174g | Wing span (unfolded): 397×397mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 8K @ 25fps | Camera resolution: 48MP | Battery life: 40 minutes | Max Range: 9km / 5.5mi | Max Speed: 72kph / 44mph

  • 8K video quality
  • 48 megapixel camera
  • Omnidirectional sensors
  • 8K shooting is limited to 25fps

Like the Mavic 2, one of the best cameras drones 2021, Autel’s second EVO is offered with different camera choices, in theory at least (supply has been erratic in its early months, but then 2020 hasn’t been an easy year). Both are built around a heavy, rugged-looking (but average feeling) orange airframe which eschews a sleek consumer-friendly design for simple practicality. It’s a bit chunkier than the Mavics, but it can fly for longer and is bigger unfolded).


03. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

A brilliant camera in a quality package

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 907g | Dimensions (folded): 214×91×84mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 322×242×84mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K HDR 30fps | Camera resolution: 20MP | Battery life: 31 minutes (3850mAh) | Max Range: 8km / 5mi | Max Speed: 72kph / 44.7mph

  • 1-inch sensor
  • Reliable airframe
  • Great software features
  • Expensive
  • No 60fps for 4K

2020 saw the arrival of the Mavic Air 2 with a host of improvements to the Mavic line which make the Mavic 2 Pro more of a speciality aircraft than before, but whichever way you look at it the stills and, in lower light, the video remain unbeaten (without spending a good amount more and throwing portability out of the window).


04. PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard

Best waterproof drone and best A.I. camera drone

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 860g / 1.9lb | Dimensions (egg): 178 x 102 x 102mm | Dimensions (drone mode): 427mm diagonal | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K @ 60fps | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 30 minutes (dry mode) | Max Range: 6 km / 3.7mi | Max Speed: 65kph / 40mph

  • Waterproof & water landing mode
  • Audio-sync recording option
  • Camcorder mode a nice option to have
  • No record button in camcorder mode
  • Small image sensor

PowerVision is certainly an inventive company – as its awards shelf will testament – and it has been making underwater drones as long as flying ones, so the PowerEgg X shouldn’t have come as a surprise, but it did. Their original PowerEgg was a stunning product, yet rather than revising it, PowerVision opted to go back to the drawing board. They created an altogether new egg which could be used as a drone, a hand-held or tripod-mounted camcorder making use of the gimbal for stability and A.I. for subject tracking, and – in the optional ‘Wizard’ kit – a beach-ready drone which can land on water or fly in the rain.


05. PowerVision PowerEgg X Explorer

Great A.I. camera drone (but without the waterproofing)

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 860g / 1.9lb | Dimensions (egg): 178 x 102 x 102mm | Dimensions (drone mode): 427mm diagonal | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K @ 60fps | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 30 minutes (dry mode) | Max Range: 6 km / 3.7mi | Max Speed: 65kph / 40mph

  • Audio-sync recording option
  • Camcorder mode a nice option to have
  • No record button in camcorder mode
  • Lacks the waterproofing of its Wizard sibling
  • Small image sensor than Wizard

The Explorer is a stripped down version of the PowerVision PowerEgg X Wizard – losing its magical waterproofing powers, but in the process saving you a chunk of money that may well be a sensible move if you are into fair weather flying. The specification is the same however when it comes to its flying skills. You still get the drone, controller, case, a single battery, camcorder grip & tripod mount – but you don’t get the extra battery, weatherproofing components or canvas bag that you get with the Wizard.


06. DJI Mini 2

The best drone for the beginner

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 249g | Dimensions (folded): 38×81×58mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K 30fps (1080P@60fps) | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 31 minutes (2250mAh) | Max Range: 10km / 6.2 miles | Max Speed: 57kph / 35mph

  • Very portable
  • Registration-free in USA, China and more
  • Easy-to-flyRaw photos
  • Limited tracking features

DJI defined compact quality camera drones as something which could appeal to and be understood by everyday consumers with the Mavic in 2016, but price and, more recently, weight limits kept some consumers away. Drones over 250g (or operating them) now require registration and a small fee in most countries. The Mavic Mini solved the weight issue in 2019, but the latest Mini 2 has taken that already miraculous design and souped it up so it can now attract more serious users too.


07. Parrot Anafi FPV

The foldable Anafi is the best drone for travel

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 310g | Dimensions (folded): 244×67×65mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 240×175×65mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K HDR 30fps | Camera resolution: 21MP | Battery life: 25 minutes (2700mAh) | Max Range: 4km / 2.5mi | Max Speed: 55kph / 35mph

  • Very portable
  • 4K @ 100Mbps with HDR
  • 180° vertical-turn gimbal and zoom
  • Only 2-axis control
  • Some features are in-app purchases

Parrot wasn’t really a contender in the high-end aerial video market until the Anafi arrived in mid-2018, but it was definitely worth the wait. Rather than push up prices and weight with sensors of questionable use (and the processing power to handle their data), Parrot leave the business of avoiding obstacles very much to the customer. In exchange, though, it’s managed to keep the portability and price manageable, helped by the fact a great hard-fabric zip case is included so you’ll be able to shoot just about anywhere.


08. DJI Mavic Air 2

If it’s a foldable drone you want in 2020, this is the best

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 570g | Dimensions (folded): 180×97×84mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 183×253×77mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K 60fps | Camera resolution: 48MP | Battery life: 34 minutes (3500mAh) | Max Range: 18.5km / 11.4mi | Max Speed: 68kph / 42mph

  • Portable
  • 4K shooting a 60fps
  • Object avoidance with course correction
  • No side or top sensors
  • App could be better

The new DJI Mavic Air 2 is a stunning technical achievement, an incredibly capable drone that – for most people – might look like the only flying camera they’d ever need. With front, downward and rear-facing distance sensors, the drone is capable of identifying obstacles and not just warning the pilot, but also plotting a course to avoid, say, a wall or a tree if needed.


09. DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

This is the best drone for serious photographers and filmmakers

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 1375g | Dimensions: 350x350xmm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K @ 60fps | Camera resolution: 20MP | Battery life: 25 minutes (5870mAh) | Max Range: 7km / 4.1mi | Max Speed: 72kph / 44.7mph

  • Large image sensor
  • Design classic
  • Subject tracking
  • Size feels a little clunky

The Phantom was a revolutionary product, its earlier versions including the first drone to feature a gimbal-stabilized camera rather than requiring the user to supply their own. Its rugged body design means that while it’s no longer the obvious choice for beginners or consumers (for whom folding products offer at least the same practicality), there is a strong use-case for an occasional professional.


10. DJI Inspire 2

The camera drone to buy when the optics are your priority

The best camera drones 2021 are far more than the simple toys they used to be. They're now used widely by both amateur and professional...

Specs:

Weight: 4000g | Dimensions: 605 diagonal mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 5.2k @ 24fps | Camera resolution: 20.8MP | Battery life: 23-27 minutes (4280mAh dual battery) | Max Range: 7km / 4.1mi | Max Speed: 94kph / 58mph

  • Interchangeable lens system available
  • Solid build quality & backup systems
  • Capable of live 1080i broadcast
  • High purchase cost
  • Dual battery makes getting spares expensive
  • Props need to be locked into place

The Inspire 1 brought with it a jaw-dropping Klingon-inspired design that keeps the props comfortably out of most shots while allowing for a big, stable frame. The Inspire 2 cements that professional quality with a magnesium hull (careful where you grip it) and lots of dual redundancy for safer flight.


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How To Pack Your Life Into a Carry-on

I remember the first time I went backpacking to Vietnam in 2004, I bought a 45L backpack and my goal was to carry as less as possible. I knew that Vietnam will be way cheaper than Europe and that it won't be a problem for me to find clothes anywhere. At that time, I did not own a laptop, I did not have a phone (smart phone did not even exist yet) nor drones and traveling light was quite easy. Nowadays, traveling and working remotely as also become a business for a lots of people, and packing your life into a carry-on could be harder than we think.

I remember the first time I went backpacking to Vietnam in 2004, I bought a 45L backpack and my goal was to carry as less as possible. I knew that Vietnam will be way cheaper than Europe and that it won’t be a problem for me to find clothes anywhere. At that time, I did not own a laptop, I did not have a phone (smart phone did not even exist yet) nor drones and traveling light was quite easy. Nowadays, traveling and working remotely as also become a business for a lots of people, and packing your life into a carry-on could be harder than we think.

HERE A FEW QUICK & DIRTY TRICKS TO MASTERING THE ART OF PACKING YOUR LIFE INTO A CARRY-ON.

1. USE COMPRESSION BAGS OR ZIPLOC BAGS.

If you find that you are still running out of room, consider using some Ziploc bags or compression bags to shrink your clothing. I have been using then while cycling touring and trust me the last thing that you want while bikepacking is to carry extra weight for noting. Simply roll  up to squeeze out the excess air. The bonus to packing Ziploc bags is you can also separate the dirty clothing from the clean as you wear them. (Sometimes) My Ziploc bags come in handy every trip.

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2. CHECK WITH YOUR TRAVEL PARTNER/WIFE

I am quite sure at 100% that your partner/wife may carry “a little bit more” stuff that you do & probably will end up asking you to take it with you. It happen to me all the time, but it could also be a way to organize your backpack better – For example: You can put both raining jacket on the top of one bag so when it rain you wont have to dig into two different carrier and it will be more accessible.

I am quite sure at 100% that your partner/wife may carry "a little bit more" stuff that you do & probably will end up asking you to take it with you. It happen to me all the time, but it could also be a way to organize your backpack better - For example: You can put both raining jacket on the top of one bag so when it rain you wont have to dig into two different carrier and it will be more accessible.
3. PLAN YOUR OUTFITS BEFORE YOU PACK.

It will always depend on what adventure you are going to or the length of your holiday trip. Example: For a 5 days trip in Thailand (from Malaysia), we will bring:

For meFor my wife
3 x T-shirt5 x tank
3 x Tank t-shirt6 x dress
1 x jean short1 x short
1 x Boarder short5 x bikini
1 x rain Jacket1 x rain jacket
1 x long sleeves1 x long sleeves
1 x cap1 x hat
1 x pair of flip flop1 x flip-flop
1 x sunglasses1 x sunglasses
1 x light weight beach towel8 x underwear
4 x bra
2 x pareos
1 x hippy pants
4. CHECK YOURSELF.

Think about what you’re actually going to use, and pack those things first. Then check yourself. Do you really need 10 pairs of jeans, 10 t-shirt, 2 pairs of shoes… Bring only the stuffs that you are going to use and think about the stuffs that you are going to buy during your holidays.

Think about what you’re actually going to use, and pack those things first. Then check yourself. Do you really need 10 pairs of jeans, 10 t-shirt, 2 pairs of shoes... Bring only the stuffs that you are going to use and think about the stuffs that you are going to buy during your holidays.
5. ROLL IT UP.

Something that I have learnt while backpacking is to roll up all your clothing including underwear and socks.  Rolling up your clothing saves space! Who cares about wrinkles while backpacking anyways.

6. WEAR YOUR BIGGEST CLOTHES ON THE AIRPLANE.

I have done this countless times, especially if you are traveling with low cost airlines that charges you tones of money for extra luggage. Wear your biggest/bulkiest clothes on the airplane.  This not only keeps you comfy during your flight but it frees up a ton of space in your luggage. Whenever I want to bring a sweater and a jacket I wear it on the plane instead of packing it. Wear your largest shoes on the plane and leave your flip-flop in the backpack.

7. TRAVEL SIZE TOILETRIES.

Take advantage of all those fun sized travel goods since you can only carry 3 oz liquids in your carry-on. Most hostels provide shampoo and conditioner so I tend to just pack 2 travel size toothpaste, toothbrush and an eco soap. Be sure to pack them in a clear bag like a ziploc for the security check to avoid them searching your bag.

8. PERSONNAL ITEMS

Personal items is basically your second carry-on but “smaller”. It’s the item that fits under the seat in front of you, and for me it will be my camera gear that will include:

GearPrice
Sony A6000$548
Sony Shotgun Zoom$73.75
Gorilla tripod$50.27
Gopro hero 9$399
Extra batteries$36.99
Laptop$929
Camera gear backpack$89.95

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9. NEVER TRUST THE WEATHER – NEVER!

If you are planning to travel in South-East Asia for example the weather can be very unpredictable and even tho your smart phone is telling you that it is not going to rain today, there is a high chance that it will. Always bring a long sleeve with you and a rain jacket and if you forgot to bring one, you can always purchase a poncho for less than two dollars at the 7/11 in Thailand.

10. PUT YOUR LOOSE ITEMS AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR CARRY-ON.

My wife always put her loose items such as underwear and socks toward the bottom of your carry-on. This way in case TSA opens up your suitcase he isn’t flashing that sexy thong you packed to the rest of the airport.

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My Digital Nomad Packing List in 2021

Digital Nomad Packing List

The ultimate packing list for traveling the world as a digital nomad with a backpack. We cover it all: From clothing, electronics, gadgets and even toiletry.

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What is a Digital Nomads?

Welcome to the Digital Nomad Packing List. If you’re a frequent Discover Evolution visitor, you probably already know what a digital nomad is. If not, here’s a definition from Wikipedia: “Digital Nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their lives in a nomadic manner.”

After 17 years traveling, working abroad and counting I’ve distilled my digital nomad packing list down to what’s absolutely important, and updated it for 2020.

This digital nomad packing list is personal, items that I use and few other articles that I will purchase in my future adventure. If you have anything to add or that you would like to recommend, I am sure that readers would benefit from your thoughts in the comment section so please don’t hesitate to leave one.

What Vlogging gear are you using while traveling?

Since launching my vlog in February 2020, I’ve seen countless people asking what vlogging equipment they should use. ”It’s an important question”. Buying any vlogging equipment can be expensive, so it’s important to make sure you buy what’s best for you.

Before I started vlogging, I spent hours and hours researching the best cameras, microphones, drones, tripods etc. If you’re just starting out, it can be quite daunting, so I’ve written this article to go over all the vlogging gear I have and recommend.

Travel Quote:

Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” 

Best Vlogging Gear – Vlogger Starter Pack:

Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers will be able to easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, view how many people have liked a post, made comments and more.

#1- Get started with a Vlogging Camera.
Lightweight and feature-packed, this is the ultimate vlogging tool

When I started vlogging, I wanted to get a camera that was better than my iPhone but not as big as my DSLR . I needed to prove to myself that I was going to take vlogging seriously and that I wanted quality gear to start with.

I initially purchased a Sony A6000 but wasn’t impressed with the sound quality so I bought an external Sony ecm-gz1m microphone to improve my video.

I work as a Professional family photographer in Malaysia and I wanted a camera that shot good video, had good sound and after using cheap gear like the Nikon AW110 I knew I need it something better for vlogging.

The Sony A6000 did not fail to deliver what i was expected, It is an amazing camera. I bring it everywhere with me and the quality is excellent, even tho I will need to purchase an extra lens like the Sony 50mm F1.8 for low light and wide angle as Sigma 16mm F1.4 for any situation.

Specs:

  • 24 MP APS C CMOS sensor and Focus Sensitivity Range: EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
  • ISO 100 25600 (expandable to 51200). Lens compatibility: Sony E mount lenses
  • Hybrid AF with 179 point focal plane phase detection and 25 contrast detect points
  • Up to 11 FPS continuous shooting. Battery Life (Still Images): Up to 360 shots.Metering Type:1200-zone evaluative metering
  • 3 inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots.Viewfinder Type: 0.39 in type electronic viewfinder (color)
  • In the box: Rechargeable Battery NP FW50; Shoulder strap; Eyepiece cup; Micro USB cable

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#2. Best action camera | The 5 top rugged cameras for video Vlogging adventures.
What is the best action & vlogging camera that is right for you?

My first action waterproof camera was The Gopro Hero 1 that I have purchased 10 years ago while cycling across Australia. I wanted a video camera that did not taken much space that was not heavy and that I could carry everywhere with me. This little piece of technology was very impressive in 2010 but now action cameras have considerably improve and the quality of the image and sound are incredible. Below I have listed for you the top 3 of the best action and waterproof camera :

  1. Gopro 8
  2. DJI Osmo Action
  3. Sony RXO II

Looking to buy an action camera for your next adventure? You’ve come to the right place – we’ve tested all the latest ones, from GoPros to the DJI Osmo Action and even 360-degree models, to bring you this list of the best action cameras you can buy.

Your smartphone might now be capable of shooting some impressive video, but an action camera can still be a great investment for a few reasons. Firstly, they tend to be more rugged and waterproof than most phones, which means you can take them to places that your iPhone or Android ally wouldn’t dare tread.

1- Gopro Hero 8

Weight:126g |Waterproof:10m |4K video:up to 60fps |1080:up to 240fps |720:up to 240fps |Stills resolution:12MP |Battery:1220mAh

  • Best-in-class digital stabilization
  • Time-saving Capture Presets
  • Built-in mounting arms
  • Improved mic
  • Picture quality not impressive enough
  • Poor low-light performance

The GoPro Hero 8 Blackis easy to use, has plenty of new features and has boasted the best image stabilization again. Most importantly, there’s a livestream option on board, so you can share your adventures / vlog with the rest of the world directly on Facebook. It’s also easier to mount the camera onto a tripod now, thanks to the folding ”fingers” on the bottom of the chassis, this is an awesome action camera for pros and beginners alike.

2. DJI Osmo Action

Is it a Gopro Clone?

Weight:134g |Waterproof:11m |4K video:up to 60fps |1080:up to 240fps |720:up to 240fps |Stills resolution:12MP |Battery life:1-2.25hrs (est)

  • Forward-facing color monitor
  • Good motion stabilization
  • Rich color reproduction
  • No motion stabilization for HDR video
  • No livestreaming

While DJI might be known for producing some of the best consumer drones available on the market today, the Chinese manufacturer makes amazing gimbals and action cameras, including the Osmo Mobile Pocket. With a color screen on the front, the DJI Osmo Action is a great choice for vloggers, and it comes with some pretty good image stabilization. However, motion stabilization is not available when shooting HDR videos, and neither can you livestream from the camera. That said, it’s a great option for the selfie generation.

3. Sony RX0 II

The world’s smallest 4K video cam

Weight:132g |Waterproof:1m |4K video:up to 30fps |1080:up to 120fps |720:up to 960fps |Stills resolution:15.3MP |Battery life:Approx. 2hrs

  • Impressive specs
  • Articulating screen
  • Expensive


This tiny second-generation camera boasts a large 1-inch sensor (just like Sony’s premium compacts) that can shoot 15.3MP still images, while there’s a top class Zeiss Tessar T* 24mm f/4 fixed wide-angle lens. 

Not only ultra compact, but crushproof and waterproof with it, the RX0 II can shoot 4K footage at 30fps and Full HD footage at 120fps. This second-generation model comes with a Soft Skin Effect mode and advanced Eye AF, while Sony’s also managed to squeeze in a tilt-able LCD screen (capable of tilting up to 180° and down by 90°). 

It’s a bit complicated to use and expensive, so doesn’t lend itself to the casual user, but for those looking for a rugged camera that can shoot great 4K footage, this shouldn’t be ignored. 


#3. Do you need a big & heavy DSLR with you when going traveling the world?

There is no right answer to this question, it will all depend of you. During my cycling touring trip back in 2015, I brought with me: My Nikon D810, a 70-200mm F2.8 lens, a 50mm F1.8 and a wide angle for landscape Samyang 14mm F2.8. Yes it was heavy, and yes I struggle climbing big pass such as the Ak Baitail in Tajikistan, was it worth it? I would say yes as I took awesome and beautiful shot with it.

I have selected for you three DSLR that you may consider to bring with you on your next adventure.

1. Nikon D850

Sensor: 45.7MP full-frame CMOS | Lens mount: Nikon F | Screen: 3.2-inch tilt-angle touchscreen, 2,359,000 dots | Burst shooting: 7fps | Autofocus: 153-point AF | Video: 4K

Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth | Battery life: 1,840 shots | Weight: 1,005g

Whether you’re a professional photographer that shoot wedding, events, landscapes, portraits, the D850 won’t leave you wanting. It will be a great camera to consider to bring along with you on your travel journey. A much more versatile proposition than the D810, the D850 is a brilliant DSLR, and perhaps the most well-rounded camera we’ve ever tested.

PROS

  • Sophisticated and proven AF system
  • Large and bright viewfinder
  • 19.4MP DX crop mode
  • Epic battery life

CONS

  • More expensive than D810
  • Live View focusing speed behind rivals
  • SnapBridge still clunky

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2- Canon Mark 4

Sensor: 30.4 Megapixel* full-frame | Lens mount: Canon | Screen: 3.2 inches | Burst shooting: 7 frames_per_second | Video Capture Resolution: 4K UHD 2160p | ISO Range: 32000 ISO

TheEOS 5D Mark IV camera builds on the powerful legacy of the 5D series, offering amazing refinements in image quality, performance and versatility. Canon’s commitment to imaging excellence is the soul of the EOS 5D Mark IV. It will be your perfect friend to shoot portrait, nature and landscape, as well as creative videographers will appreciate the brilliance and power that the EOS 5D Mark IV delivers. Superb image quality is achieved with Canon’s all-new 30.4 Megapixel full-frame sensor, and highly-detailed 4K video is captured with ease.

PROS

  • Very good image quality, excellent from RAW files
  • Excellent high ISO performance
  • Very good dynamic range, much improved over its predecessor
  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Quick startup and mode switching

CONS

  • Default JPEGs are a bit soft compared to competitors
  • Dual memory card slots use different formats
  • Top flash speed of 1/200s
  • Low-light AF a bit disappointing with low-contrast subjects

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3. Pentax K-1 Mark II

Screen Size: 3.2 inches | Image Stabilization: dynamic | Item Weight: 3.7 pound | Max Resolution: 36.4 Mega pixel | Photo Sensor: Size: Full frame (35mm) | Viewfinder Type: Optical

The Flagship Model

The K-1II is packed with features such as the 35mm Full Frame sensor, improved ISO sensitivity, GPS, Shake Reduction II, and Dynamic Pixel Shift Resolution, only to name a few; this model lends itself naturally to the most challenging of environments.

PROS

  • Excellent build and comfortable handling
  • Bright, roomy viewfinder and articulated LCD
  • Great image quality
  • Good performance for the class
  • In-camera stabilization, GPS and Wi-Fi; Incredibly feature-rich design

CONS

  • Top ISOs are for the spec sheet, not the real world;
  • JPEGs are a bit punchy by default; Slow startup;
  • Below-average battery life

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#4. What drone should you purchase to start Vlogging?

Finding the best drone for you isn’t easy, but there’s also never been a better time to buy a flying camera. Whether your’e a complete beginner or a professional photographer who’s looking to add a new dimension to your stills or video, the latest drones combine great image quality, ease of use and impressive value for money.

We created this best drones 2020 buying guide, to sort the best drones you can buy, from professional aerial companions to kid-friendly models.

1. DJI Mavic air 2

Weight:570g |Controller:Yes |Camera resolution:12MP |Battery size:3,950 mAh |Range:10km

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Mavic Air 2 takes power and portability to the next level, offering advanced features in a compact form factor. Intelligent shooting functions and excellent image quality put aerial masterpieces within reach. Safer flight enables you to up your game while fully enjoying the creative process.

  • Very easy to fly
  • Shoots great 4K/60p video
  • Strong 34-minute battery life
  • Camera feed sometimes stutters
  • No screen on the controller

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2. Parrot Bebop 2

Weight:500g |Controller:Optional |Camera resolution:14MP |Battery size:2,700mAh |Range:300 metres

Enjoy Safe Flights

Geofence lets you define your own virtual perimeter stopping ANAFI from flying out of a designated area.

Parrot Behop 2, the Smart RTH (Return to Home) feature means that if the drone ever loses connection or if the battery life is low, it will automatically come back to its starting point.

With Find My Drone, should you lose sight of your drone, you can easily make it beep at the tap of a button or find it on the map to locate and retrieve it.

  • Shake-free video recording
  • Excellent controller and headset
  • Certain functions cost extra to unlock

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3. DJI Mavic Pro

Is it the best drone on the market?

Weight:734g |Controller:Yes |Camera resolution:12.35MP |Battery Size:3830mAh |Range:4.3 miles.

  • Wherever You Go The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvass easily and without worry, helping you make every moment an aerial moment. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most sophisticatedflying cameras ever. 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a 4. 3mi (7Km) range, 4 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical Gimbal, are at your command with just a push of your thumb or a tap of your finger. Highly portable
  • Dedicated remote control
  • Weak low-light shooting

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#5. Top 3 light weight laptop to store & edit your content

For many travelers, there’s no need to travel with a laptop. As smartphones have become more powerful, most tasks once needing a computer can be done with the gadget in your pocket. Still, there are times when you just can’t beat a proper laptop. If you work while you travel, you’ll soon hit the limits of a mobile device. Android and iOS are designed to do one thing at a time, using a touch interface. Most work tasks are not.

We have selected three of the best lightweight laptop that you definitely want to check out to bring with you on your next holidays.

1. Dell XPS-13

The Dell XPS 13 2020 makes the best laptop you can buy even better, thanks to small improvements under the hood and a subtle but significant evolution of the most gorgeous PC screen around. 

The latest XPS 13 comes outfitted with Intel’s latest 10th Gen processors, making it an even speedier multitasking machine for browsing the web, getting work done and doing some light gaming. Dell’s signature Infinity Edge display now sports a trimmed bottom bezel that makes watching movies and shows even more immersive. And more minor touches, such as a snappy edge-to-edge keyboard and a larger touchpad, just make the XPS 13 even more of a delight to use.

  • Weight: 2.7 pounds (1.2kg)
  • Battery Life: Up to 19 hours
  • Specs: Intel i7-1065G7, 8GB+ RAM, 256GB+ SSD, 2 x USB-C
  • Display: 13″ FHD+ 1920 x 1200 IPS screen
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home

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2. Apple Macbook Air 2020

Apple’s latest MacBook Air has a new, fixed and more satisfying keyboard, improved processors and gets a price drop.

From the outside essentially nothing has changed. The new 2020 MacBook Air looks just like the revamped machine launched in 2018, except it costs £200 less than its predecessor, with the base model.

In a world filled with convertibles, 2-in-1s and fancy tablet computers, the MacBook Air stands apart as an attractive design that is the pinnacle of the traditional laptop form. An instant classic.

  • Weight: 2.8 pounds (1.3 kg)
  • Battery Life: Up to 12 hours
  • Specs: Intel Core i3 1.1Ghz, 8GB RAM, 256GB+ SSD, 2 x USB-C
  • Operating system: macOS

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3. Lenovo flex 14

The Flex 14 is designed for you to handle any situation, anywhere. Use it in Laptop mode for everyday computing, Tent mode for sharing things, Stand mode for binge-watching, or Tablet mode for more intuitive interaction.

With up to 8 hours of battery life, you can work, play, and stay in the loop all day, from anywhere. Running low on juice? Rapid Charge technology enables you to recharge up to 80% in just one hour.

  • Weight: 3.5 pounds (1.6kg)
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours
  • Specs: AMD Ryzen R5-3500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1 x USB-C, 2 x USB-A
  • Display: 14″ FHD 1920 x 1080 touchscreen
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home

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Travel Quotes

“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets” ~ Oscar Wilde

Your Complete Bicycle Touring Gear Checklist

Beginners or Experienced, what you need while cycling the world? Best traveling tips.

If you’re planning to travel by bike, there’s no getting around it—you’ll have to bring stuff.

The central truth for this stuff: less is more. Countless cyclists end up shipping excess stuff home a week or two into their ride after they realize how little they actually need and precisely how heavy their extra stuff is.

The other central truth: the less weight you carry, the more fun it is to ride. In time, you’ll figure out what works best for you.

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1- Bike Equipment

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Lightweight Bike Touring Packing List:

I was a heavy packers for my world bicycle tour in Australia back in 2010, the fact is that the more space you got the more you going to to try to fill it up with things that you probably won’t need. I decided to buy a cheap trailer from Amazon and later I will learn that buy quality gear is essential if you don’t wanna get stuck somewhere for one week because you try to safe few $$$. I have selected for you the equipment that you will need to bring along your next cycling touring adventure.

1.1 Choosing the right Bicycle

If you plan to ride on pavement for most of your trip, a basic touring bike with skinny tires would be your best choice. Even a road bike could do the job if you’re not carrying a lot of weight. On the other hand, if you plan to ride off road a lot, a mountain bike with front suspension will come in handy.

If you’re getting started, there’s a growing range of cheap but good-quality touring bikes, luggage-enabled and ready to roll, you will need to spend at least $1,300. A lot less, in some cases depending the purpose of your trip and the length of it, if you are going for an one year journey you may consider buying a better quality bike.

These bikes are characterized by having cost-saving aluminium frames, basic but solid drive train components (ie: gearing systems), rim brakes, and a basic rear rack to get you started. They are designed and built specifically for touring, often sharing a frame-set with models at the higher end of the budget spectrum. Bikes at the entry-level are often prime for future upgrades for longer and more demanding tours – perhaps after you’ve tried your hand at a short cycle tour a little closer to home.

Here are some of the most highly recommended budget touring bikes that have proven themselves over time and miles:

Kona describes the Sutra as a blend between a mountain, road, and touring bike. It certainly has the style of a classic touring bike, with upright lines on a steel frame and a gorgeous Brooks B17 leather saddle. Add fenders and panniers and you could be fooled into thinking you’re riding something vintage, but you also get mechanical disc brakes, a triple chainring with a Shimano Deore drivetrain, and 700c wheels that accommodate 40mm or 29er 2.2-inch tires, which are more adventure oriented.


This is Trek’s longest-running touring bike, and Bicycling’s editors deemed it one of the best Trek bikes of 2018. With a steel frame, rack and mudguard braze-ons, and a wide range of gears for steeper gradients, the 520 is ready for multi-day bike tours, serious commuting, and bikepacking. It’s an incredibly stable package, even when you load it down with gear on the front and back. Tubeless-ready wheels and mechanical disc brakes bring this classic bike into the modern age.


Yep, the Toughroad looks like a mountain bike, thanks to the flat bar and big, rugged tires, but this rig has the heart of a touring bike. ALUXX SLR aluminum and a composite fork keep the frame light and nimble, and that flat bar keeps you up and in charge when the road gets rough. The bike comes stock with 700c wheels with tubeless 50c tires, hydraulic disc brakes, and the D-Fuse handlebar and seatpost, which help absorb all that road chatter. Integrated rack mounts on the front and rear let you distribute the load. Don’t like the flat bar? Go with the Toughroad SLR GX1 with drop bar.


2. Shall I use panniers or buy a trailer?

Touring Panniers vs Bicycle Touring Trailers

Firstly, I should begin by saying that there is no right or wrong answer to this question. Whether you use one or the other comes down to you and the situation you think you might use them in.

Some people even combine the use of both, and tow a full trailer as well as having a further four panniers attached to their bicycles.

I personally used both while cycling from Mongolia to Tajikistan in 2015, I had to carry a lots of weight with me due to the extreme cold weather in the Gobi desert, huge sleeping bag, quality lightweight pad & Tent (MSR Elexir 2)& I had also to carry over 20 liters of water (extra 20kg). Check this bag HERE

2.1- Panniers

How much should I spend?

Panniers range in cost from around $60 a pair to several hundred dollars. As you spend more you’ll get tougher materials, waterproofing, and replaceable fixings. Bicycle Racks themselves vary in cost from around $30 to $100, with specific models for disk brake bikes, or to fit with very wide tyres.

2.2 – Bicycle Rack:

2.3 – Recommended Trailer

Burley Coho XC, Single Wheel Suspension Cargo Bike Trailer

Other trailers:

3. What clothes should I bring along?

On most bicycle tours, you’re on the move with little time for laundry and drying. When possible, travel with fast-drying clothing – from undergarments to outerwear. Check out our clothing recommendations. Synthetic fabrics/blends are not only the most breathable and quick drying, they can also be the easiest to pack.

Here’s what our new slim-line packing list looks like:

Clothing (per person):

4. Camping Equipment.

Bike Camping Gear: a complete list of lightweight equipment for cycle touring:

Unless you’re going on a so-called “credit card tour” (meaning sleep only in hotels and eat only in restaurants), the most of your nights out bike touring will probably be camping nights. Camping and bike touring go hand in hand, and camping is one of the fascinating aspects of traveling by bicycle. Finding the perfect spot, sleeping in nature, cooking your own meal, enjoying the stars and waking up in the wilderness. These are experiences you’ll carry with you forever.

4.1 Choosing the right tent

The first thing you’re going to want to remember to pack is your tent. Don’t forget to check for stakesand it’s always a good idea to bring extras just in case. There are so many tents on the market, I will personally recommend the MSR Elixir 2,I have been using it during my Bike touring trip in Mongolia, very easy to set up and affordable. The perfect backpack tool for every adventure. Inspire the world to walk- Cycle – Hike with nature. Professional Gears.

MSR Elexir 2

Size: 2 Person

  • Unique pole geometry optimizes headroom and fits two mats; adaptable rainfly allows for excellent views
  • Built-in gear lofts and glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls enhance livability
  • Includes an MSR Elixir footprint that allows for a lightweight fast & light setup with rainfly
  • Freestanding system features color-coded poles, clips and webbing, Plus red vestibules for fast and easy setup
  • Mesh and solid fabric panels offer ventilation, warmth and privacy

Other tents:

4.2 – Sleeping bag and Pad

The worst part about camping is feeling every rock and twig underneath your sleeping bag when you lie down. Bring a sleeping bag and good pad for an extra barrier between you and the ground. We all want two different sleeping bags on a bike tour. The bag we carry all day should weigh almost nothing and take up almost no space. The bag we sleep in at night should be lofty, spacious, comfy, and warm. The perfect combination of those qualities may be an impossible dream, but sleeping bag manufacturers get closer to it every year. This list of the best sleeping bags for bike touring should help you choose the right one for your next cycle tour.

1- Summer sleeping bag

2- Winter sleeping bag – Extreme temperatures

Top 10 Best Sleeping Pad:

Great sleep in the backcountry can be surprisingly tough to come by. You’d think after a long day of cycling, most bikepackers would be tired enough to pass out face first in their rehydrated mashed potatoes. But that’s not always the case.

Packing a top-notch sleeping pad can help you take your backcountry sleep game to the next level, and it’s critical for comfort and warmth.

Check out this quick list of our favorites one:


4.3 -Camping Stove & accessories

Cook gourmet meals on a camp stove while out in the wild! You can make just about anything on one of these. I highly recommend MSR Stove, I have been using it since 2010 and it never let me down. When that long-awaited camping trip finally pops up, make sure you add these outdoor essentials to your packing list, and you’ll have the time of your life. Sure, there will always be a new gadget or accessory that could add to your experience in the wild, but if you want the best camping gear this year, look no further!

MSR XGK EX Extreme-Condition Camping and Mountaineering Stove

  • Multi-Fuel: Reliably burns more liquid fuels than any other stove.
  • Dependable: Easy to field maintain; Shaker Jet cleans fuel jet with a simple shake
  • Compact: New flexible fuel line allows stove to fit in a 1.5-liter MSR pot.
  • Superfast: Boils 1 liter of water in just 2.8 minutes (using kerosene fuel).
  • Extra stable: New retractable legs and pot supports provide unprecedented stability.

Other stoves:

All Accessories:

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Hairbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer

Miscellaneous

First aid kit

  • Insect repellent
  • Antiseptic cream or antibiotic ointment
  • Sunscreen
  • Band-aids and ‘Second Skin’ for blisters
  • Salve for chafing
  • Medications (in original bottles with your name on them)

Easy to to carry first aids kit


Best cycling books 2020 | Recommendations for riders who love to read

Looking for some motivation before taking off on your next bicycle expedition? Check out the following is a list of bicycle touring books. These are books that have been written by people who went on a bike tour, returned home, and then wrote a book about the adventures they had while out on the road.

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