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3 Features You Should Look for in an Aviation Camera

Are you a photography enthusiast? Or an aspiring pilot planning to attend a flight school? Regardless of whatever your reason is for investing in an aviation camera, it isn't something that you would buy every other day. This blog post will highlight some important features that every aviation camera must-have.

The cockpit of an airplane

Multiple Exposure Modes

An exposure mode significantly affects the quality of an image, and that is why it very important to select the right exposure mode. There are three types of exposure moods- aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. A premium-grade aviation camera has all of them so that you can select whichever suits your needs.

Lens Control

During a flight or aerial photography, an aviation camera should not prevent excessive light from affecting the quality of the video. For this purpose, good aviation cameras come with a lens shading feature that safeguards the camera’s lens against any excess light in the environment. Similarly, most aviation cameras are also capable of automatically adjusting in low light or dark places. The purpose of lens control is to ensure that you get sharp and visible footage regardless of the circumstances.

Besides adjusting to different light, an aviation camera lens should also come with Helical Centroid Focus. This allows you to increase or decrease the relative distance between the image sensor and lens to provide a large FOV range. With the help of HCF, you can adjust your aviation camera for different distances.

Vibration Control Mechanism

When a camera is attached to a drone or a flight, vibrations due to speed and other external factors are inevitable. An ideal aviation camera must have a strong built-in anti-vibration mechanism to prevent such vibrations from affecting the footage. Without a strong vibration system, you can never have clear aerial footage or photographs.


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