Best Camera Drone Reviews 2017Recommend the Best 2017 Camera Drone Available on the Market
Drones are cool, super cool! And once you get a hold of it, I bet you’ll fall in love instantly too! Choosing from various camera drone available in the market might be tough, due to the numbers of selection available now. From DJI, Holy Stone, Parrot, 3D Robotics, GoPro, Eachine, Yuneec and many more.
Below I compiled some of the best camera drone you can ever buy in 2017, and the pros / cons between each, so you can have a better overview on which to buy. 🙂
DJI Mavic Pro – Best Portable High Quality Camera Drone 2017
This is by far the best camera drone you can get in the market. Great portability, great battery life , great camera for video recording you name it.
Compare to the DJI Phantom 4 which is very big and bulky, this DJI Mavic Pro’ propellers can be folded down and carry around easily with the weight of only 1.64 lbs (743g), making it the best choice for travellers.
Built with stabilized camera with 3-axis gimbal stabilization, DJI Mavic Pro holds a good 12MP camera resolution, which allows true 4K video resolution recording, captured at 30 frames per second.
The controller is really small and portable, smaller than a Sony Playstation controller. With it’s up to 4.3 mi (7km) transmission range, it is able to display a live feed of 1080p/720p right on your phone’s display, that we attached to the controller.
DJI Mavic Pro’s battery life is way above the competitors’ average of 10-20 minutes, as it can stay flying for up to 27 minutes! It just slightly less compare to the powerful DJI Phantom 4 which allows up to 28 minutes of flight time, which I don’t think a minute make much difference here.
In terms of flight range, the DJI Mavic Pro can go pretty far of 4.3miles (7km) in range, with the maximum speed of 44mph (72kmh).
With FlightAutonomy, it gives the DJI Mavic Pro the intelligence to avoid obstacles and hover precisely during flight, reducing the chance of damaging it during flight.
The vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS to ensure precise positioning for both indoor and outdoors.
The DJI Mavic Pro purchase does come with a 16GB MicroSD card. Depending on your needs, it might not be sufficient, but it can around 40 minutes worth of 4K recording. Would recommend to get at least 64GB card, and be sure to get fast write speed card to ensure smooth 4K recording.
- Light and portable: only 1.64 lbs (743g)
- 4K / 30fps video recording with 12MP camera. Stabilized camera with 3-axis gimbal stabilization
- High flight speed of 40 mph (65kmh)
- Above average flight time of 27 minutes
- With Flightautonomy which avoid obstacles and hover precisely
- Price isn’t cheap
- Require smartphone for controller
- Smaller controller hardly able to hold big screen like iPad (uncomfortable use)
DJI Phantom 4