I think I may have run into this issue a many months ago and thought it was a focus setting issue but I can’t remember for sure. Basically when using DroneDeploy I’m seeing slightly blurry photos. This isn’t the case when I shoot video and examine the frames in the 4K video (which is the same resolution as the photos.) This also doesn’t seem to be the case using DJI Go. The blurriness is only obvious if zoom in and compare to other photos so I could see A LOT of DD users possibly having this same issue and not even noticing.
Here’s a comparison. They are two different shots on different days of different buildings but, the one on the left was take at 190ft AGL or about 160ft above the roof. The one on the right was taken at 100ft AGL or about 70ft above the roof. The higher altitude shot looks much better. Examining the ISO I see the blurry one had an ISO of 100 with shutter speed of 1/120 where the clear one the ISO was the same and the shutter was much faster at 1/800 but this would be expected as that photo is from a brighter day. It appears (at quick glance) the other settings are basically the same.
Now I know DroneDeploy calculates a drone speed that makes it so photos are taken no faster than every 2.5 seconds in order to avoid any buffer issues. I’m wondering if that limitation may also have to do with avoiding motion blur?
But here’s the thing, should DD and the Auto settings of the camera work so that in most all but the most extreme conditions, the shutter speed should be fast enough to avoid blur when running a DroneDeploy mission? If not, then what is the solution as far as setting adjustments when running a DroneDeploy mission on a cloudy day in the morning to avoid the blur? Do you have to set a manual shutter speed or manual ISO setting? Is that even possible when running a DD mission? If not, then there is something definitely wrong with DD.
Here’s a folder with EXIF reports and the actual files.