Today, video drones, also known as quadcopters or flying drone cameras are among the top selling products online. When they were first introduced they were seen as the marvel of technology which will revolutionize the world now to this day hobbyist enjoy using them. People often use these drones to record incredible aerial videos and take breathtaking photos.
Whether you are a filmmaker trying to step up your game with video drones, or a hobbyist who is looking to shoot stunning videos to share it with your family and friends, you will probably need to invest in a good camera drone. Below are my top 5 recommended video drones.
The DJI inspire 1 camera features a 4k video and has 3-axis gimbal which can be rotated to achieve the perfect while filming. With this camera, you can record a 4K video at 24, 30 FPS, or 1080P for up to 60FPS. It can take pictures at 12 megapixels. And since you can control the video while your partner controls the drone, you are likely to capture better footage than ever before.
Its arms are made from carbon fibers, giving you strength to easily maneuver in air. It can also reach a speed of up to 50 mph, and is able to stay in the air for up to 18 minutes.
- 4k video at 30 FPS, 1080p at 60 FPS.
- HD View
- Two controller support
- It is really powerful
- 64 GB external card
- Modular Design that allows upgrades
- It’s pretty expensive
Its body is built around the 14-megapixel fisheye camera which captures 180 degrees range of up to 1080p video at 30 FBS. The drone has a built-in safety feature which protects your drone, including the emergency mode which lands your drone safely when a collision is detected this is to avoid damage.
The Parrot Bebop is a cheap drone that is great for anyone starter drone enthusiast.
It can fly high, fast, and is capable of capturing high-quality videos. One of its more interesting features is that the camera is at the very nose and therefore doesn’t come with a gimbal. It comes with two batteries giving it a total flight time of 22 minutes.
- It’s cheap
- Easy to setup
- Comes in different colors
- 1080p high-quality videos
- It has a low flight time on a single charge
- Flies only 100 meters while using the smartphone app to fly.
The DJI phantom 4 has a new tap to fly feature which allows you to tap any spot on your screen, sending it to that tapped spot. It comes with a visual tracking feature which enables you to command your drone to follow a specified object.
It has a positioning system, so that when you release the joystick control, it will stop and hover in place even when the wind picks up. It has an active track mode which enables you to easily set up your drone and record moving objects. While avoiding running into trees and other objects with its obstacle sensing system. The drone features a sports mode that allows for the speed increase of up to 25% and also increases agility.
Out of all the drones on this list the DJI Phantom 4 is my favorite. The thought and technology put into it makes it incredible and overall really fun to use. The only setback is the price. If you really love drones though it’s worth it.
- 28 minutes flight time on one charge
- It has a 4k HD video
- Long control range
- It is very expensive.
There are two pricier versions which include the 4K camera, as well as the remote controller with the built-in screen for video recording and tracking important flight information such as the speed, altitude, and the remaining flight time.Blade Chroma features a smart mode for beginners, which allows beginners to fly the drone in any direction they move the controller, regardless of direction where the drone is facing, this feature also creates a safe circle barrier whereby the drone won’t fly close to the pilot.
- Comes with a 4k video
- Has and auto-follow feature
- 30 minutes flight time on one charge
- Comes with an ST-10+
- Cheap compared to other drones
- Low quality videos
- Its manual is difficult to follow
The camera records videos in a full 1080p, and photos in 16 MP. It has a stable and smooth 3 axis gimbal and is FPV system integrated, which enables you to see what the camera is capturing on your transmitter at all times. It has a 130 degrees field of view lens. The home mode feature can be activated anytime to return the video drone camera back to its starting point.
The Yuneec comes with ST10 station controller which is 10 channel, 2.4 GHz transmitter, and a 5,8GHz video receiver. It also comes with 32 GB inbuilt memory and supports up to 120 GB external card.
- Live HD view
- 1080p at 60 FPS
- Include case holds up to 6 batteries
- Comes with an 8GB SD card
- Doesn’t have a 4k camera