Drones come in all shapes and sizes with price points to fit all pockets. Lucky for us all, manufacturers are scrapping it out at both ends of the price spectrum to win our favor. There are plenty of units out there for the beginner drone pilot, but also a nice array of offerings if you’re
Get an inside look into the newest drones on the market. Our expert drone and tech reviewers provide their opinions on the latest models and break down the specs and features so you know what to expect.
As technology moves forward in the drone world, high-end features start to trickle down to the budget-friendly models. This means smarter and easier to control units are popping up all the time. It’s really quite remarkable. Today, you can buy a budget level drone which features loads of automatic flight modes, decent quality camera, and
The drone world has plenty of choice for us customers. Very affordable to very expensive, pro-consumer, professional cinema, beginners, racing, commercial and even underwater ROVs, there is something for everybody. In the photography world we would usually be looking at camera-equipped drones, either built-in or with the capacity to carry a camera payload. In this
It never ceases to amaze me how drones are becoming easier to fly, more fully featured, and less expensive as the years go by. No longer solely coveted by RC enthusiasts, they now range from hobbyist units to business and military applications. Mainstream is the word here and that means there is now a drone
DJI is known for the drones and has been extremely successful with their user-friendly flying cameras. Those who fly drones notice that most upgrades happen within controllers which is why they are constantly released. With that, DJI happened to launch a new controller, the DJI Smart Controller. This controller is an accessory for DJI’s OccuSync
The Yuneec Typhoon H Plus is a professional level drone, with a unique design that sets it apart from other pro-level camera drones. The Yuneec Typhoon H Plus was launched as an upgrade to the Typhoon H as their ‘most powerful consumer product’ yet. We will look at the Yuneec Typhoon H Plus as not
California-based PowerVision has produced with the PowerEye drone, a professional level drone which is not just capable of great footage, but can also carry a payload and comes with tons of features. Capturing quality stills and video is a pre-requisite from drones these days. Not just rocksteady footage, but also plenty of manual control over
Firstly, the key words with the Skydio R1 are ‘Consumer’ and ‘Fully Autonomous.’ Being aimed at the consumer market usually means a budget version, but in this case, the term refers more to more general use than anything else as the unit still has plenty of software and hardware trickery. ‘Fully Autonomous’ means that the
The Parrot ANAFI falls into the new category of drones small enough to fit into a backpack for hiking and good enough to capture high-quality videos of the stunning views you find out there. This drone is smaller, lighter, and costs less than the Mavic Air, and it also takes 4K videos with excellent quality.
It’s fun to fly drones and generally they aren’t educational, but the Ryze Tello is designed to be both. It allows you to fly the drone with an app or a Bluetooth remote. This drone is also programmable using Scratch, which is an open-source programming language developed at MIT. You can simply write the programs
DJI’s Mavic Series drones are small (due to their foldable designs) but powerful. Two new flagships have been recently added to the Mavic fleet that sit above the Mavic Air – the Mavic 2 Pro equipped with the Hasselblad camera, and now the Mavic 2 Zoom. A few hundred pounds less expensive than the Pro, the
The DJI Inspire got people’s attention when it was first introduced. It offered a raft of cutting-edge features and the ability to switch different camera lenses depending on your shooting goals. It’s still one of the finest drones around, but the market is growing – and that’s where the DJI Inspire 2 comes in. While
DJI’s Mavic Pro became popular for its portability. It was the first drone of its kind to have arms that folded against its body, making it super-tight. Since it was unveiled by the DJI, many others have fielded knockoffs with the same design, but it seems like only DJI can knock the Mavic Pro off its
The DJI Phantom 4 is a true “everyman” drone. Or at least it is an apt option for “every man” that is willing to pay DJI’s consistently steep prices. The price of this unit may be restrictive but the performance certainly is not. It handles well enough for pilots of every skill level to enjoy.
The DJI Phantom 4 Advanced drone is a no joke product with a no joke price tag. This isn’t for messing around with your friends on a hike. This is for taking quality photos and videos, and for enjoying a sophisticated survey of the world from the sky above. It is quick, it has a
The DJI Phantom 3 Pro provides buyers with the unique opportunity to get high-end technology at a fairly moderate price. This drone has received a sequel since it first debuted, but still stands tall against many of the other products that currently occupy the market. The relatively reduced price tag may mean that the Phantom
The DJI Phantom 3 Standard was initially released in April 2015 as the next platform in the Phantom line. Building on the hugely successful Phantom 2, the Phantom 3 Standard shook things up a bit. The first Phantom to come standard with an integrated camera, this drone was designed from the start to be a
The ZEROTECH Dobby offers buyers a moderately-priced drone option in a market that is quite saturated with big price tags. This micro-sized unit does not stand tall against the high-end drones that are currently available for purchase, nor was it necessarily meant to. The ZEROTECH Dobby is better considered as a toy, rather than a
The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Elite is now an old-ish design, being first launched in 2012, but it was one of the first drones that didn’t feel like you needed a pilots license to fly and could produce some decent videos and stills. The benefit of an older design means cheaper current prices and, as
In this day and age, technology is constantly evolving before our eyes. Companies are not only competing against each other but seeing how to renovate and improve their latest items. From what it looks like, tiny and portable seems to be the goal for most items being released which catches the attention for many consumers.
The Parrot Bebop 2 is a moderately priced drone with promising features, a sleek design, and a very moderate price tag. Its lightweight, compact frame handles well and will be both easy to transport and to navigate with. The system lends itself well to taking high-quality photographs and videos, and also to simply having fun.
From the Phantom to the Mavic, DJI is known for its drones. This summer, the company stepped up the competition with its newest addition, the Spark. Just by looking at it, it is not like the rest of the DJI drones – literally. The DJI Spark is the most compact drone the company has released,
With the latest league of drones and their reliable features, consumers now want ease of portability and compact design, too. And, the DJI Mavic Pro delivers that. The days of a drone taking up half of the trunk of your car are gone! This fantastic unit folds up to a very compact size and also
It never ceases to amaze me how far drone technology has come on in recent years. I started looking into the technology back in 2008 when it was just a basic brain and you had to strap on your own lightweight camera. The biggest issues back then were camera vibrations, stabilization, and seemingly needing years
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro was initially released in March 2016 and has since taken the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) world by storm. The Phantom set the standard for drone manufacturers and is used by construction crews, photographers, videographers, news crews, engineers, law enforcement, search and rescue teams, and many others. Its iconic white body