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Top 5 Drones & Quadcopters - 2017

21 November 2017 4:05:50 PM AEDT

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past year, you'll have noticed a boom in media coverage of drones and quadcopters. No longer just a toy, the latest wave of drones can capture professional quality images and cinematic video in 4K resolution.

Prices start from only $250, which means anyone can afford to take their photography and videography to new heights. We've put together a list of the Top 5 Consumer Drones on the market today.

Drones

1: The Best Of The Best - DJI Phantom 4 Advanced

Another new addition to DJI Drones and Quadcopters lineup, this Phantom 4 Advanced is perfect for exploring the skies and the unique views that this provides.

This drone will satisfy the needs of both beginners and more advanced users. Precise flight and hovering skills pair with a high-quality camera which is capable of 4K video, while excellent obstacle avoidance assures your drone will return to you unscathed.

Features:

  • 3-axis Gimbal stabilised camera
  • 4K Video
  • 28 minutes flight time
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Remote control included

2: The Advanced Compact Drone - DJI Spark

Meet Spark, a mini drone that features all of DJI's signature technologies, allowing you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired. With intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality, Spark empowers you to push your creative boundaries.

Features:

  • Quick Launch
  • Hand Gesture Controls
  • 50kph Top Speed
  • 16min Flight Time
  • 2 Axis Gimbal

Regular Price: $939.95

Special Price $629.95


3: The Best Travel Friendly Drone - DJI Mavic Pro

This new Quadcopter from DJI, the Mavic Pro is ideal for space conscious users, able to fold down to a much more compact size during transport.

In flight, the Mavic Pro is a capable performer, typical of the brand, with features such as a 7km range and top speed of 64Km/h. For recording your in air pursuits, you are gifted with 4K resolution that is stabilised for smoother results, while a host of other inclusions such as GPS, Obstacle avoidance, and WiFi make for a pleasing, versatile user experience.

Features:

  • 27 Min flight time
  • 4K Video
  • Portable folded size
  • Built-in WiFi and GPS
  • Obstacle Avoidance technology

Regular Price: $1,599.95

Special Price $1,399.95

Regular Price: $1,999.95

Special Price $1,799.95


4: The Best For The Kids - Micro Drone 3.0

The Micro Drone 3.0 will please beginners and more advanced fliers, with its incredibly compact size, versatile performance, and simple to use functionality.

A built-in HD camera is on board to capture a quality visual of your swooping flights, while WiFi connectivity allows you to control the Drone from your smartphone as well as the dedicated remote control. With 8 minutes flight time and a weight of just 71 grams, it's quick and easy to take the Micro Drone 3.0 out for a spin, whenever and wherever you are.

Features:

  • 8 minute flight time
  • Wi-Fi connectivity for smartphone control
  • Lithium battery powered
  • Bumpers for protection
  • Built-in HD camera

5: The Best Budget Drone - Kaiser Baas Delta Drone

If you are looking to give your action camera a bird’s-eye view the Kaiser Bass Delta Drone is the product for you. 
Compatible with all major action cams including GoPro's and Sony's X-series, the delta drone is a versatile flying device that will enable you to take the footage you had previously only dreamed about. 
With an impressive flying range of 400m together with geo-fencing and return-to-home programming, you can be confident to push the delta drone to the limits without risking damaged or lost equipment.

Features:

  • 400 metre range
  • 17 minute flight time
  • GPS to hover and return home
  • Compatible with GoPro Hero 3, 3+, 4 & 5

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