I recently picked up a DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quad / Drone / UAS. I ultimately would like to use it for some aerial photography, and am considering getting a FAA UAS license at some point, but for now I am just toying around with it. When I was researching the Phantom, one thing that caught my attention is that its camera can record images in RAW – specifically, Adobe DNG. I was able to find a few samples out there, and figured I would do a little part to contribute some samples of my own. Currently I have just two – one from almost 400ft, looking down, and one of a little fall color.
One observation – the DNGs are not compressed. They all weigh in right at around 23.78MB. Using the Adobe DNG Converter, I was able to compress them to about 14.5-14.8MB each. 7zip / lzma was able to pack the original DNGs down to about 13.5MB each.
Here are the Raws I have collected so far: Dropbox Folder.