It is probably the must have gift this year, and with drones becoming more and more affordable there is a huge choice out there. Drones provide huge amounts of fun and now’s the time to pick up a bargain. Buying a drone can be a daunting task, we’ve been there!
We’ve split this list into starter, intermediate, and professional drones. There is a huge price range and to a certain extent you get what you pay for – that’s not to say that the cheaper ones aren’t worth the money. You can still get amazing results with cheaper drones.
1Hubsan H507A X4 Star
If you are curious about flying a drone for yourself, then it is best for you to start with this drone that is specifically designed for starters. With a 720P HD camera, it has all the enthralling features to make you fall in love with drones. This incredibly low-priced drone will give you all you need to delve into the wonderful world of drones.
- GPS and WIFI
- 720p HD Camera
- Follow-me feature
- Flying altitude 3.8 meters
- Headless mode
- Tracking range 5-8 meters
- Connects with mobile smartphone app
- Automatic return in case of low battery
2Hubsan H501S X4
First of all this drone by Hubsan has this sheer tendency to satisfy all your passion about drones. The enhanced drone technology on this bird makes it simply breathtaking. Furthermore, it is highly durable and easy-to-use. It is light-weight and the design is sleek. As a result, this drone is a great transitioning drone from starters to professional drones.
- 1080p HD camera for high-resolution pictures and videos
- 3 LCD screen (resolution 480*272)
- Flight time: 20 minutes
- 8 GHz transmitter and 2.4 GHz receiver
- 6 axis gyro
- Headless mode
- Latest fly control system
- Follow me feature
- Automatic return on low-battery
3Parrot Bebop 2
The successor to the original Parrot. Due to very low weight of 500 grams it is highly portable. Furthermore this drone has very long flight time of 25 minutes! Also a 14-megapixel camera, capturing high definition footage from an aerial view is enhanced even more due to the fish-eye lens! Just like the original Bebop it is rather user-friendly and highly addictive!
- Enhanced 14 megapixel fish-eye lens
- 1080p video recording and stunning image capture
- 180° field view
- 25 minutes of flight time thanks to a powerful 2700 mAh battery. Almost as much as double original Parrot’s battery
- Quick charging Lithium-ion batteries
- Equipped with powerful motors for flight in greater altitudes
- Powerful rear flash LED for better visibility—even in the dark
- Requires registration with FAA, so visit their website for more info on how to register.
- Remarkably clear and stable aerial footage
- Free Mobile application Flight Pro enables the user to experience the extreme pleasure of flying
- Embedded GPS
- Parrot cloud keep tracks of all your enthralling flights
- The ‘Return Home’ button brings the drone back to its starting point. Amazingly, it will return to its starting position and will start hovering over it (above 2m)
- Lightweight (500g)
For skilled drone flyers, these professional level drones might be more suited. If you’ve got to the point where drone flying is no longer just for fun and it has become your job these are the drones for you.
Professional drones are specifically designed for people who are looking for enhanced flying experience along with paramount quality.
Here is our list of 3 best professional drones:
This mini-drone might be small, but it has all the DJI’s signature technologies that make it a brand of high value. There are intelligent flight control options, high-quality camera, and excellent control – therefore every feature allows you to push your creative boundaries.
- 2-axis Mechanical gimbal
- Intelligent flight control options enable the user to take intuitive shots
- Quick-Shot-Videos with a single tap
- Face Aware Quick launch (the drone files after recognising the face of the owner)
- Simple control
- DJI GO 4 app can be used to give a professional touch to images and videos. In addition you can also use its array of filters and make changes as required
- It is extremely lightweight and highly durable
5DJI Mavic Pro
DJI earned the recognition with this amazing drone that is small but highly powerful. It can make your every moment special with high-quality images and videos. Also the powerful flight ensures that you can use it for any special or non-special occasion. Furthermore the Obstacle Avoidance feature ensures safe and reliable flight. Therefore why wouldn’t you say yes to the Mavic given the awesom deal below!
- It has an OcuSync transmission system that offers a remarkable transmission range of 4.3 miles (7km)
- 3-axis mechanical gimbal
- It can fly at a top speed of approx. 40mph (65kmh)
- 1080p video streaming
- There are smart features such as TapFly and ActiveTrack that makes videos seamless
- Sensor redundancy along with Obstacle Avoidance sensors makes it highly safe to use
- GPS combined with Vision positioning makes it perfect to use indoor and outdoor use
- Lithium-ion battery (250V) is used
- It has a 16 GB digital storage
6DJI Phantom 4 Pro
This has to be the best of the lot, and simply the most fascinating one too. It is armed with a 1-inch megapixel CMOS sensor therefore the drone can shoot 4K/60Fps videos and 14 Fps burst mode pictures. Also it has a rigid frame made of magnesium and Titanium alloy.
It seems like this enhanced version of globally acclaimed Phantom 4 is breaking records with its high-quality results.
- A 1-inch 20MP sensor is designed to ensure the usage of 1-inch Megapixel CMOS sensor
- Obstacle sensing (five directional)
- 100Mbps bitrate on video processing which supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or at 30fps
- Upgraded Lightbridge HD video transmission system
- No problem in taking complex angle shots
- TapFly feature enables the user to fly in any direction without any inconvenience
- Gesture mode feature enables the user to take amazing selfies
- Return to home feature
- It has dual IMU units and compass modules which make it more reliable
- The intelligent batteries ensures that there is a fly time of about 30 minutes
- A remote controller enables the user to take mind-blowing aerial shoots
- Lithium-ion battery is used for better battery life
So there you have it, these are some of the best drones available. We know it can be tricky looking for a drone, there is a lot to choose from… we’ve been there! There are some great bargains to grabbed in the run up to Christmas, so if you’ve thinking about taking up drone flying (or upgrading your current drone) now is the time to do it.
Happy flying folks 🙂