Have you thought of purchasing a drone soon? The technology has advanced and nearly all UAVs are bought with remote controllers. Below are some of the factors you should consider.
- Whether you want to use it for kids, fun or practice. If this is the case, purchase a toy drone.
- Whether you want to use it for photography or not. In case you want to use it for your photography, focus on the quality of its lenses.
- If your intention is filming, go for one that will take care of visual tracking.
If you intend to buy a drone you can control with your iPhone or your iPad, here are our recommendations:
DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro is a type of drone that takes clear shots with the aid of a clear camera of 12 megapixels resolution. There is no electronic image stabilization used and therefore you can be assured of 4K video shooting. DJI Mavic Pro has an awesome control range of between 4 to 7 kilometers – which means you can cover a wide area at a go.
DJI Mavic Pro is slightly smaller than phantom 4. You can easily carry it to wherever you go. This is one of the drones you can use with an iphone and not necessarily carry the remote controller with you.
DJI Phantom 3 Standard
DJI Phantom 3 Standard has stayed in the market for three years. Actually, this is its third year. It was launched in the year 2015 and since then, it has earned good reviews from customers. It has a brilliant speed of averagely 36 miles per hour and it does well in areas with temperatures ranging from 0 to 40 degrees.
It has a 3-axis motorized gimbal to stabilize it, hence creating clear images and smoother videos even at high speeds. It has a storage space of up to 8 gigabytes that enables you to store your clips. So, no need to worry about space.
DJI Phantom 4
It weighs 3 pounds and a bit weightier than DJI Phantom 3 Standard. It is designed with a GPS system. It also takes clear photos and shoots videos in 4K Ultra HD. Just like DJI Phantom 3, it also allows you to sync it with DJI GO application.
If you are a surveyor, this is your perfect match! It is best for large-scale industrial use due its flight time of 28 minutes. Better go for this if you want to cover large-scale projects.
3DR Solo Quadcopter
It’s considered DJI Phantom’s competitor and it uses two technologies: 3-axis gimbal for stabilization and Pixhawk 2 autopilot. It’s compatible with GPS and it also functions with a variety of GoPro cameras. Additionally, it can also be operated using an application (mobile) designed just for it.
3DR IRIS +
This is the most interesting drone in the list. With its unique “follow me” mode, you can take great photos and videos of people walking, cycling, running or some other general actions or sports. Can you imagine? With this drone, you can never be worried about battery disrupting your shoot. It will return home when the battery is almost dying.
Generally, technology is a blessing to the world. It has made life easier and these days, you can do nearly anything that you want.