3. DRONE: DJI SPARK CONTROLLER COMBO £449/$399 www.dji.com
This affordable, compact and high- performance drone fromglobal drone leader DJI features all the company’s signature technology in a small and affordable package. The Spark drone can be controlled using only your hand – whichmay just be the closest you’ll ever get to becoming a Jedi. The Controller Combi kit also comes with a controller unit, which accepts a smartphone. The drone has a two-axis mechanical gimbal for shake-free, smooth and detailed shots. The f/2.6 wide-angle lens with a 25mm equivalent focal length gives you sharp and vivid images, with little colour aberration and distortion. It features a 1/2.3in CMOS sensor, which enables stabilised video at 1080p and stills at 12mp. Spark includes Sphere, Horizontal and Vertical shooting modes, with the addition of two new modes: Pano and ShallowFocus.
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The Sevenoak SK-W02N Levelcam Mini Stabiliser is designed to reduce shake and stabilise movement. It’s lightweight, compact, and can carry camcorders up to 1kg in weight. Made from aluminium, it features a comfort grip handle, built-in spirit level, and rubberised camera plate and mount. It uses up to four adjustable counterweights and a super-smooth and flexible gimbal. The SK-W02N is one of the most affordable and reliable stabilisers on the market and compares well with top-of-the-line Steadicams, so is a great addition to any kitbag. 5. STABILISER: SEVENOAK SK-W02N LEVELCAM MINI STABILISER £59.99/$77.56 www.sevenoak.biz
4. TRIPOD: MANFROTTO 190 GO! £389.95/$399.99 www.manfrotto.co.uk
Made from carbon fibre, the 190 Go! is the lightest and most stable tripod fromManfrotto’s 190 range. Featuring an M-lock system to adjust the legs, it can be set up in seconds, and can be engaged or disengaged with a single 90-degree rotation. The M-lock system is also highly ergonomic, and ensures precise movements and high stability, even with heavy loads. The legs can be set to independent positions, making it easier to set up on rough ground or in tight spaces. All in all, the 190 Go! may stretch your budget ever so slightly, but with its combination of light weight, strength and versatility, it’s absolutely worth it.
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