Best Drones with Camera // Best 4K Drones
Today’s drones offer some stunning features: 4K HD video, mobile app live streaming and 360° panorama images
Here are my picks for the best drones available online.
#1.) DJI Phantom Quadcopter 4K Drone
#2.) DJI Spark Fly More Combo Drone
#3.) Yuneec Typhoon 4K Hexacopter
#4.) DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter
#5.) Holy Stone HS700 Drone
#6.) Parrot ANAFI 4K Drone
#7.) DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter
#8.) Autel EVO 4K Drone
#9-10) Coming soon!
** FYI — drone links go to Amazon (which typically has the best prices)
✅ #1 Top Pick: DJI Phantom Quadcopter 4K Drone
DJI Phantom 3 is a specialized Quadcopter drone w/ 4K video capability (3.5x better than 1080p)
Not a standard “starter drone” it comes w/ very impressive flying + video capabilities.
Very Fast – 16 meters per sec. (35 mph)
Long Range – it can travel 5 km (unobstructed) and 3.5 km (w/ obstructions)
Durable – can operate in temps ranging from 32° to 104°F
⭐⭐ Best Drone with 4K Video Quality ⭐⭐
Best 4K Drone for Long Range Streaming quality is equally impressive — records video at 1800 frames per min and 12 megapixel photos.
Phantom 3 syncs w/ your mobile phone — using the DJI Pilot App, you can livestream HD resolution in realtime.
DJI Phantom comes w/ built-in Micro SD card letting you save hours of flying footage.
Remote control is easy-to-use and rechargeable
Drone operates 23-mins per charge.
DJI Spark Fly More is a mid-priced drone w/ 720p streaming video + 1080p still images.
New stabilization system gives you control even when it’s windy — also helps you get clear + crisp images on the video stream (through the mobile app).
It was one of the first DJI drones to offer the innovative ActiveTrack feature — lets you monitor people or objects that are in motion w/ solid accuracy. (great for action sports!)
The Spark Drone is a little heavy at 1.5 pounds, but can still cover a good distance on a 16-min charge.
Personally I think it’s one of the better choices because of its price and positive buyer reviews.
Yuneec Typhoon Drone is one quickly becoming one of the most popular online.
It comes with 6 rotors and 8 built-in flying modes.
Being a hexacopter, if 1 rotor stops working in mid-air — Typhoon Drone is still able to fly back + land safely
Solid flying capabilities — range of 1-mile (1.6 km) and can fly as high as 400 ft.
High-tech camera is designed to stream 4K video quality and take high-resolution 12 megapixel photographs.
Camera has a wide-angle lens which can rotate 360°
Drone battery allows for 25-mins of flying. (if Hexacopter senses low battery, it’ll alert you and auto return)
DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter is the earlier model, but more affordable + has many of the same features.
Good distance, it can travel 0.5 miles at speed of 16 meters per second. This drone offers 25 minutes of flying time per charge.
High quality camera — 2.7K HD resolution and shoots 12 megapixel photographs.
Video quality isn’t quite as powerful as 4K cameras, but still a solid mid-price drone. (includes 8GB SD card)
Great for live streaming and still affordable, the Phantom 3 would be my personal choice.
Holy Stone HS700 Drone is an affordable model equipped w/ 1080p HD camera.
It has good distance for its category and can be operated from 1,300 feet (0.25 miles). Built-in GPS system is designed to help control the drone’s path even when it’s out-of-sight.
The 20-min battery is pretty good for its price + if the drone is running low on battery, it’ll automatically return for charging. (also returns if signal is fading)
It’s the most affordable drone on my list, and is extremely popular online.
This Parrot drone comes with 4K HDR camera – its 21 megapixel photographs might be the highest quality for drones under $1,000.
It comes w/ a unique 180° vertical tilt gimbal — great for low angle footage. From reading reviews it’s excellent for real estate agents and recording sports such as surfing.
One of the things that stands out is its weight… less than 1 pound! (weighs 0.7 lbs)
Being lightweight, it’s also one the quietest operating drones.
DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter has an advanced camera w/ full panorama feature — its able to capture 25 images in 8 seconds (putting together a panoramic shot).
Photographs are 12 megapixels and the 4K HD camera shoots at 30 frames per sec. (includes 8 GB micro SD card)
ActiveTrack feature lets you follow up to 16 programmed targets — whether you’re shooting images for a friend surfing or a group of friends playing soccer, the smart tracking system will help the drone keep track of the right subjects.
Battery is a little lower at 21-mins per charge.
Remote control unit can operate the Mavic Quadcopter from 1.25 miles (6,562 ft.)
#8.) Autel EVO 4K Drone
The Autel Robotics EVO Drone is the most expensive drone on my list.
As you can see it has a unique look — looks a little bulky, but it’s actually fairly compact. The wings fold in making it more portable than others.
One of the things buyers like is the camera speed. It can capture 60 frames per second — nearly double that of competitors. As you can guess, the video is the highest resolution as well. (it’s practically a Go-Pro on a drone)
Amazing distance it can travel up to 4.3 miles. Battery time is also impressive with 30-mins of flying per charge.
EVO Drone includes a 32 GB micro SD card + customer service.
** I’ll be adding #9-10 best 4K drones soon! Stay tuned!
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