RATES – 2017

Here’s an example of our outsourced pilot’s typical rate structure:

  • R2,450 for cameraman/drone pilot to be on site for max one hour.
  • Includes up to 15 free hi-res aerial still photographs (optional)
  • If you want video – we charge R1,500 for 5 – 10 ‘sweeps’ of the property
  • To edit the video into a short 1 – 2 minute video with music and titles, we charge a further R2,500. Otherwise we can send you the raw footage at no charge.
  • R8.50 / km travel over 10km from Cape Town CBD
  • R1,250 surcharge for jobs starting before 08h00 or after 17h00.
  • Time and a half for Saturdays and double time for Sundays.
  • Here’s an example of some of our work.

Please note all our work is referred to licensed RPL drone pilots. 


Sensor 1/2.3” CMOS
Effective pixels: 12.4 M (total pixels: 12.76 M)
Lens FOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8 focus at ∞
ISO Range
  • 100-3200 (video)
  • 100-1600 (photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed 8 – 1/8000 s
Image Size 4000×3000
Still Photography Modes
  • Single Shot
  • Burst Shooting: 3/5/7 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Timelapse
Video Recording Modes
  • 2.7K: 2704 x1520p 24/25/30 (29.97)
  • FHD: 1920x1080p 24/25/30/48/50/60
  • HD: 1280x720p 24/25/30/48/50/60
Max Video Bitrate 40 Mbps
Supported File Systems FAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB)
Video MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD Cards Micro SD
Max capacity: 64 GB
Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature Range 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

For quote, please email info@dronephoto.co.za