The French company, Parrot, continues to launch new and improved FPV (First Person View) camera drones. This time around, Parrot has unveiled its upgraded version of its Bebop 2 Drone. Introducing the Bebop 2 Power Drone FPV by Parrot. As the name indicates, it’s a more powerful version than its predecessor, giving pilots a full hour of flight time. With the option of four different pre-programmed flight movements and four selfie modes, this is an enthusiast’s dream drone.
With up to four hours of continuous driving capability and a Wi-Fi range of up to 220 yards (200 meters), the Turtle Rover is a highly versatile open-platform mobile robot designed to explore caves, water reservoirs, and ruins. Equipped with a remote-controlled robotic arm, the land drone is rugged enough to tackle harsh conditions here on Earth.
When it comes to drones, DJI has an option that is sure to be perfect for you – whether you’re a pro or a beginner. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is a great drone that has many useful features, but, they have gotten more expensive over the years.
Introducing Blueye’s Pioneer drone – a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that can explore down to 150m (492-ft) depths. With most underwater drones only capable of submerging down 100m (328-ft), the Pioneer is more like a mini-sub exploring uncharted waters.
The Guangzhou, China drone company Ehang, Inc. turned a lot of heads at Las Vegas’ 2016 CES (Consumer Electronics Show). With its single-passenger Ehang 184 AAV (autonomous aerial vehicle) on display, the company stirred up a lot of buzz around the future of drone technology and more importantly, whether or not international flight authorities would even allow this drone airborne.
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.
The PowerRay, made by PowerVision, is an underwater drone. That alone is enough to catch my attention when the vast sea of drones is all about exploring the sky. More specifically, the PowerRay is a detachable Fishfinder capable of diving 30 meters (98 feet) for up to 4 hours.
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.
What makes the DJI Mavic Pro so special? Since capturing aerial footage is high on the list of features everyone looks for in a drone, I’ll start there. DJI’s Mavic is equipped with a 4K camera that rests strategically on a 3-axis gimbal stabilization. Capturing 4K HD-quality streaming video at 30 fps means the most crystal clear aerial cinematography imaginable.