Spark, the palm-sized quadcopter, is a gesture-controlled drone equipped with all of DJI’s world renown automated flight modes. With its 31 mph (50 km/h) max speed and 1080p video at 30 fps, the Spark is an affordable mini-drone poised to challenge the likes of the Mavic Pro and Yuneec Breeze.
With an operating range of 1.86 miles (3 km) and capable of flying 1.99 miles (3.2 km) high, the GoPro Karma may not turn heads, performance wise. But if you’re looking at capturing professional-grade footage, whether it’s in the air or on foot, this is one of the most versatile drones on the market today. Compatible with the Hero 5 GoPro camera, the Karma captures its smooth footage from the nose of the drone – keeping the propellers out of the shot.
Backed by a user-friendly Smart flight mode and an intuitive controller, the Yuneec Typhoon Quadcopter is one of the easiest drones to operate. If you’re a beginner looking for a drone with a 4K resolution camera under $1,000, the Yuneec Q500 is an excellent choice.