Rates for aerial photography services are based upon a standard full-day or half-day charge with equipment added to this, according to requirements. This allows for different configurations of helicopters and cameras that are used in a single day to be billed accordingly.

The information below permits a relatively accurate and quick calculation of estimated costs using different setups, should more than one be anticipated. A full working day is nominally eight hours but remains flexible, according to shoot conditions and requirements.

Accurate costings for a project will be supplied either upon receipt of detailed requirements and location information or following a preparatory scout to determine requirements. Aerial still photography costs are generally significantly less than for video due to the reduced technical complexity.

We  operate  out of two bases, Marne-la-Vallée near Paris, France and Kent, UK. 'Base to Location' rates are based upon mileage to and from the nearest base. A dedicated Support Vehicle allows an aerial photography team to access any country or location wherever there is a passable road.

It must be understood that weather conditions are a significant factor in determining whether or not aerial filming is possible - or indeed desirable. This is for reasons of both safety and image quality (high winds do not make for very stable aerial video and grey, rainy days do little for holiday resort advertising).

Rate Card Guide

Basic Charge - full day (8 hours, supplementary hours @ 75.- euros per hour)

530 euros

Basic Charge - half day (4 hours)

360 euros

Helicopters - half day tariff


10kg. payload for professional applications

850 euros

recommended cameras:

Panasonic HPX171 P2, Canon 5D mk2


DroneCAM-A Multi-Rotor

Exceptionally stable aerial camera platform (camera included)

585 euros


Panasonic GH3 only


DroneCAM-B Multi-Rotor

Discreet, stable platform for HD video

375 euros

recommended cameras:

Canon 5D mk2, Panasonic GH3/GH2


DroneCAM-Mini Multi-Rotor

Very discreet, budget option for photos

335 euros

recommended cameras:

Sony NEX-5n, Pentax Optio S-12


Cameras - half day tariff

Panasonic HPX171-P2


16:9 HD video

95 euros

Canon EOS 5D mkll

Full Frame DSLR

16:9 HD video & 21MP photos

80 euros

Panasonic GH3

Hybrid DSLR

16:9 HD video & 16MP photos

75 euros

Panasonic GH2

Hybrid DSLR

16:9 HD video & 16MP photos

65 euros

Sony NEX-5n

Hybrid DSLR

16:9 HD video & 16MP photos

60 euros

Pentax Optio S-12

Digital Compact

12MP photos

25 euros

Crew - daily tariff

Travel time

Base-Location-Base per crew member

195 euros

Location recce

not including travel expenses

360 euros

'No Work' day

per crew member for scheduled rest day

195 euros


per additional crew member

360 euros

General & Miscellaneous

Mileage (Support Vehicle)


0.7934 euros per km

Hazard surcharge

e.g. extended flight over water

+40% of helicam rate

Bad Weather insurance


25% of shoot day



at cost


Mob: 07802 828666

Int: +44 7802 828666

Email: dronecam@media-impact.co.uk