Yuneec Typhoon H3 drone takes off with Leica 20MP 4K camera on board

Yuneec Typhoon H3
(Image credit: Yuneec)

The latest model in the Yuneec Typhoon drone range sees the Chinese UAV specialist tying up with German lens and camera experts Leica for the first time. As such, the 'co-engineered' Yuneec Typhoon H3 packs in an impressive ION L1 Pro camera that boasts a one-inch sensor with a 20 megapixel resolution, which an shoot video in 4K at 60fps – all adding up to a package that could see it feature in our best camera drone top ten when it is launched.

Specifically developed for photographers and videographers, the camera offers DNG Raw shooting, and a 10-bit Log shooting mode – both designed to offer wide dynamic range recording, and maximum flexibility in post production. Flight time on a single charge is 25 minutes. The camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal, and features a Leica Elmarit-D with an effective focal length and maximum aperture of 23mm f/2.8.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.