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.
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 Bionic Bird is an ultra-lightweight (9.3 g) furtive drone that is connected by Bluetooth and controlled by your smartphone. Designed by aeronautic engineer Edwin Van Ruymbeke, Bionic Bird was inspired by Edwin’s father Tim – who in 1969, created the Tim Bird, a small wing-flapping bird powered by a rubber band. In a 45-year span, 20 million of these wind-up flying birds were sold. You might remember these as a kid: it was simply a rubber band and a wooden bird.
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.
With a simple snap of the wrist, Nixie goes from a high-tech wristband to a lightweight (0.1 lbs) quadcopter that knows exactly where its user is at all times.