Best Drone Cameras 2017 – Buyer’s Guide


Drones are super cool, and there are no two ways to look at the statement, and today we are going to reveal the best drone cameras you can buy in 2017.

Yes, even for people who do not have enough valid reasons to invest in drones would want to buy. Right? …

You should also keep in mind that while the drones are super cool, they also happen to be quite expensive, and are often made for enthusiasts, or people who are into experimenting with videography mainly because almost all the good, high-end drones come equipped with[amazon_textlink asin='B00PYKOPDO' text='amazing cameras' template='ProductLink'].

Best Drone Cameras 2017

There are some things you should know about, the drone market is divided into 2 parts; there are the high level, enthusiast grade drones like the DJI Phantom 4, and the DJI T600 Inspire 1, and then there are cheaper options.

Now as for the cheaper options, they cost way lower than what you’d expect to pay for a DJI Phantom 4, or other similar competitive products, however, at the same time, these products are considered toy drones. Keeping that in mind, you should know that we went ahead and covered both types because we didn’t want to be prejudiced towards a certain type of drone than the other.

So, you will be seeing some really high-end stuff from the likes of DJI, and GoPro as well as some entry-level toy drones that are targeted towards people who just want to have some fun.

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Before we begin, you should know that these drones are also commonly known as Quadcopters due to their appearance and rotors on all 4 ends.

There are majorly 2 different type of drones/quadcopters, there is the type that comes without any camera preinstalled or a camera mount that you can use to put a camera there, and then there are the ones that are equipped with really high-end cameras that can shoot videos at 4K.

Now if you just want to have a drone that you can fly around, and show off, you can get the simple one that won’t cost you much. However, if you are a film student or an aspiring filmmaker, and you are looking for something with a high-end camera, you should be prepared to spend a lot of money because drones that come equipped with high-end cameras are really expensive.

1. DJI Mavic Pro – Best Portable Drone

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The first drone camera on our list is the famous DJI Mavic Pro.

Now in case you don’t know, Casey Neistat himself endorsed this drone on several occasion and went on saying that this is quite possibly the best drone he has had the chance to use, and that is saying something.

Before we begin, you should know that Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co. (commonly known as DJI) is a Chinese company that specializes in creating some of the best drones we have seen in the market, they are really famous for their Phantom lineup, something we will be seeing on our list today, and in addition to that, they have some other lineups like Inspire. Needless to say, the company has made sure that it has drones suitable for all sorts of consumers.

During our entire testing process, we found out that DJI Mavic Pro is, in fact, one of the best drones we have used, and we are going to tell you why is the case.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the DJI Mavic Pro, and apart from the pros, we are even going to take a look at some of the things that hold this otherwise amazing drone back.

The DJI Mavic Pro is super compact, and in case you are wondering how that’s possible, that’s because the drone can be folded, and the size becomes as similar as a small bottle of water, that’s why it’s the top choice, and can be carried pretty much anywhere you want. Other than that, Mavic Pro comes with something very special that is known as OcuSync transmission system; the transmission system gives the drone a transmission range of up to 4.3 miles (7km) of allowing the controller to fly the drone at an impressive speed of 40mph (64km/h).

The DJI Mavic Pro comes with special features such as ActiveTrack, and TapFly; these features are there to make sure that your video shooting goes perfectly well along with the brilliant 4K capable camera allowing you to shoot high-quality images with great ease.

Other feature that lets the drone’s camera see objects coming its way and easily avoids them, this combined with sensor redundancy gives you unmatched flight safety along with reliability.

It also has something known as vision positioning technology that works in parallel with GPS and GLONASS making sure that the positioning remains precise whether you are indoor or outdoor. Thanks to the advanced sensors and tech, you can easily control the DJI Mavic with your phone with the help of WiFi, this is really good, especially when you’re feeling lazy indoors and want to play with the drone.

Pros

  • This is one of the most affordable PROFESSIONAL DRONE (Under $1000)
  • OcuSync Transmission System
  • 4k Video Recording
  • Easily controllable Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ultra Portability (Easily fits inside a Pocket)
  • About 23 Minutes of Battery Life

Cons

  • Unstable in Strong Winds
  • Must required a SmartPhone to Control
  • Records in both (Portrait and Landscape Modes)

So, there you have it.

Probably one of the most intimidating roundups considering how the market is literally flooded with drones; coming from both the elitist, enthusiast class drones as well as the hobbyist drones. There’s no denying that the market is very, very saturated, and it is perhaps the hardest thing to be able to buy a drone that fits all of your requirements. With that out of the way, you should know that the time is still very, very early for the drones to be fully functional, for instance, there are some rules that are being enforced on the use of drones, however, those are purely for the purpose of national safety.

 

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