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Hi - I know the minimum format used to be a 4/3 size sensor for Alamy, but understood some Mavic 2 Pro pictures have been accepted with its 1-inch sensor. Would images from the new Mini 3 Pro drone - with its 0.77 inch sensor be acceptable … there are 12 MP and 43MP options (the latter splitting the pixels into four components I believe). 

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2 hours ago, Alexander Hog said:

I was wondering if it's worthwhile getting a drone for getting pictures for putting up on a stock site Never used one before

 

You would need to sell an awful lot of licences at current rates to make it worthwhile. Besides the cost of a drone you need to have an operatng certificate to conform with CAA regulations. This has changed in the last few years - interesting article about new requirments and costs of courses/certification. For the cautious among us, there would be additional insurance costs. Something I might do next year but not with the expectation of making money from stock. 

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2 hours ago, MDM said:

You would need to sell an awful lot of licences at current rates to make it worthwhile. Besides the cost of a drone you need to have an operatng certificate to conform with CAA regulations. This has changed in the last few years - interesting article about new requirments and costs of courses/certification. For the cautious among us, there would be additional insurance costs. Something I might do next year but not with the expectation of making money from stock. 

Thought as much and agree with everything you have said I'm best leaving it out as never made any money yet with the regular photos I've looked at what everyone else has said about their sales and dropping fees I'm not surprised that people want to quit stock 

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6 hours ago, Alexander Hog said:

interesting article I didn't realise the full cost of the course and has put me off completely I appreciate your help MDM

 

I didn't intend to put you off entirely. You could still get a drone for fun. I was just making the point that doing it for stock might not be very lucrative comsidering the significant capital investment required.😎

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1 hour ago, MDM said:

I didn't intend to put you off entirely. You could still get a drone for fun. I was just making the point that doing it for stock might not be very lucrative comsidering the significant capital investment required.😎

It's fine Don't worry I knew what you meant Sorry if I sounded the wrong way It was going to be for stock At the moment can't afford it Thanks for your solid advice It's really appreciated 

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Alamy seem to be encouraging drone pics with their latest tweet directing people to this collection:

https://www.alamy.com/search/lightbox/4690043.html

 

Drone abstraction expresses an external perspective by using bold hues and shapes. ⁠ Due to the initial unfamiliarity, these images make you think twice – do they really exist in the real world? ⁠ ⁠ Explore the trend: https://bit.ly/3Stfyfi ⁠ Image ID: 2CD1DKJ // Marek Rybar

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Associated costs and formalities aside it's good to know that the small sensor 12MP camera passes Alamy QC (unless they just happened to slip through I suppose), it's a pretty affordable way to see if you take to the whole idea of drone photography. That 1/1.3 sensor is only 9.6 x 7.2 mm, so pretty small even when compared with the 1" sensor in some of the more expensive models (13.2 x 8.8 mm) and the Sony RX100 series.

 

AP review here.

 

An extraordinary little package.

 

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Actually, thinking about it (always a good thing to do), 12MP from 9.6 x 7.2 mm. (actually 4032 x 3024 px so 4/3 proportions) is the same pixel density as the 20MP from a 1" sensor as on the Sony RX100 series (13.2 x 8.8 mm), so assuming the lens is sharp and you don't get flare it should be fine, it's '24mm' equivalent. Often wondered why they don't do a better lens hood arrangement given that it's fixed focal length. Can't predict the results from the souped up 48MP processing.

 

DPReview also has a review which includes downloadable samples, RAW & jpg:

 

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/2271796398/dji-mini-3-pro-sample-gallery/0463595443

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RX100 series are 20MP, not 24MP
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