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Our Top 5 Drone Cameras Reviews of November, 2018

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Imagine soaring sky high, getting a birds-eye view capturing nature’s moments. Hi-tech drones with HD crystal-clear vision display professional aerial shots which allow you to do just that.

First, you need to figure out what kind of drone you want to buy. Do you need an industrial standard quadcopter camera for professional movie making or 3D modelling? Or are you looking for an affordable drone with HD camera for travelling or shooting footage in your own backyard?

Check out our Top 5 Drone Cameras for sale in November, 2018:

 

1) Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone HS100

Overview

As kids, we dreamed of being pilots. Sadly, life took a different path, but hey we got the next best thing: A Holy Stone drone. This hi-tech gadget served us a panoramic mid-air view of nature’s scenery so that we can feel like we were actually in the cockpit.

What We Like

The Holy Stone is a perfect for beginners and a cash-saver. The drone comes almost completely assembled and calibrated so it’s ready to fly right out of the box. No setup time needed. The holy stone is calibrated, assembled, and ready to fly right out of the box.

For advanced users, this drone is packed with endless features. The GPS-assisted flight navigation helps prevent flying aimlessly like a mindless drone. The Return to Home function ensures that you’ll never have to worry about losing your drone into the abyss. Holy Stone notifies when you have low battery energy or a weak signal not within range.

Next, the Follow Me is a hands-free control mode perfect for family shoots during Christmas parties. You’ll never be the one “out of the shoot” because you’re the one taking the picture. Now everyone gets to be in ALL the photos. And newbies can easily take off/land with one button. Don’t just take our word for it, a quick search on YouTube will reveal countless incredible shots taken by this super drone.

What Needs Improving

The camera is an HD 720P FOV first-person-view Wi-Fi camera which connects to your smartphone. But herein comes the first drawback: because the camera is Wi-Fi dependent, you’ll have a limited flying range. The estimated control distance is around 500m with a flight time of 15 minutes.

That said, there is one safeguard: the camera will continue to record onto an SD card so you don’t have to worry about immediately losing precious shots.

Here’s the second weakness. It took around 2 hours to fully charge the drone on our first go, so it’s really better suited if you use it when you have a power supply closeby. There are a few hacks around this, like using a faster charger from another supplier (although this isn’t recommended by the manufacturer).

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Hands-down the best part of this cam drone is the accurate GPS. I haven’t come across any drone at a similar price point that offers technology as good. Overall, I’d give the Holy Stone a solid 9/10. Apart from the minor issues with the range and battery charge, this is an excellent drone with one of the best cameras out there. Fly it on a nice, smooth day and you’re guaranteed to capture inspiring footage.

Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Camera Live Video 120° Wide-angle WiFi Quadcopter with Altitude Hold Headless...

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2) DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter

Overview

There are reasons why Phantom video drones are trending right now. Every time they bring out a new model it comes with sleek, top-range technology that gives you spectacular footage. A Phantom in the drone world is like an iPhone to smartphones, so if you’re unfamiliar with different brands, this is a solid choice.

What We Like

First off, the Phantom isn’t style over substance. This time it’s worth getting on the bandwagon. Why? This drone has a sophisticated 4K 720p camera to give you a cinematic experience and flying it is a breeze. It comes already assembled saving you time and hassle. It offers a beginner mode, allowing you to get used to the drone flying mechanics. And when you’re ready to really get going, the new powerful motors make the drone stable and agile at the same time.

It flew it over the ocean on a windy day and it ducked, swerved and soared effortlessly. The camera is excellent, images are crystal clear and thanks to the standard lens, there’s no distortion. We even has someone ask whether one of our aerial photos was from the National Geographic. The ultra sonic sensors continually measure the distance between the drone and the ground so that you don’t need to.

And one of our favorite features is the Lightbridge technology. This brilliant addition provides you live HD footage as you fly.

What Needs Improving

Let’s talk battery life. The Phantom 3’s battery life barely improved over its predecessor – maxing out at 20 minutes. The batteries are replaceable, which is good news.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

It's true that there are more sophisticated (and expensive) drones available for pro use, but as far as aerial photography goes, this drone performs extraordinarily well. It's a solid buy.

DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone

2 used from $710.00
Last update was in: April 7, 2018 10:52 pm

 


3) Mini Potensic A20 RC Nano Quadcopter

Overview

When it comes to quadcopters that are easy to operate, you can’t get much better than this mini drone from Potensic. Perfect for beginners and leisurely flyers, this drone comes with all the trimmings to get you started in your new hobby.

What We Like

For less than $30 (!), you get a solidly built drone that will hold altitude, adjust speed, take off and land using one key,headless mode for easy flight and an out of range – alarm. Apart from the drone itself, you get a full starter kit: A transmitter, USB charging cable, manual and 4 x small blades.

What Needs Improving

They say you get what you pay for…and for this price you get a great drone. But it won’t come with all the bells and whistles of an expensive model.

8.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

You'd be forgiven for thinking that this drone is a toy! But this drone is very much serious business. It's one of the most easy to operate out of all of the ones we tested. Our only wish, is that the controller was equipped with an option that allows the drone to return home. Apart from that, a solid purchase for a drone beginner.

Mini Drone, Potensic A20 RC Nano Quadcopter 2.4G 6 Axis With Altitude Hold Function, Headless Mode Remote Control Best Drone...

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4) UPair One

Overview

Here’s another great drone that will save you money if you’re tight on cash. The UPair One also features an auto-return function. This is a huge plus because it helps you avoid smashing your drone into a million pieces.

What We Like

The actual drone arrives assembled and partially charged. The controls feel solid, and the 7-inch screen is big enough to follow your drone’s movements.

Then for the kicker: The flight time is around 19 minutes. This drone is the best bang for your buck with its prices, and it beats some of its more expensive rivals.

What Needs Improving

The UPair comes with one gimbal. This gives stable footage for general use in normal weather. However, if you’re looking to rotate the camera or to fly in strong winds, your footage could be shaky.

We should also mention that the range is slightly limited. In open areas it promises up to 600m, but we got less than that. It’s no deal-breaker as admittedly we were flying in poor weather, but it’s worth noting all the same.

9.1Expert Score
The Final Verdict

All in all, this is a great basic drone that you can make even better with a few simple hacks. For example, you can put the money you save on the drone itself towards an extra battery – giving you even more time in the sky! And as an added bonus, there are a plethora of positive experiences that other people have had with UPair customer service. A company that genuinely cares for its customers is always a good sign.

UPair One 2.7K Camera and GPS Drone with 7 inch FPV Screen, UPair Quadcopter

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Last update was in: April 7, 2018 10:53 pm

 


5) DROCON Drone For Beginners

Overview

This is our top pick for beginners. The Drocon is built with newbie drone flyers in mind, while still catering on all the key features that make a great drone.

What We Like

First off, when you receive the drone it’s almost ready to fly. Only a little bit of assembling is required in the form of attaching the blade protectors, but it takes only a few minutes of your time. The first flight is a pure delight. The controller is one of the easiest we tried, and we soon got the hang of it. As we practice our take off and landing (with a few flicks and fast turns to boot), we’re impressed at how stable this drone remains throughout.

In terms of specs, there’s everything you’d expect from an honest, basic drone. The drone comes with an HD camera and real time tracking, headless mode and one-key return.

What Needs Improving

The image quality could be better definition, especially if you’re looking to shoot intricate detail below. But if you’re just looking to buy a drone for the sheer enjoyment, that won’t matter.

9.2Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Great drone for first-timers, and anyone who's looking for an easy and reliable gadget. There's no drama, no fuss - just a good product. If you're a little more advanced in drone flight, you may wish to consider a more intricate model (see above). Otherwise, this is a keeper.

DROCON Drone For Beginners X708W Wi-Fi FPV Training Quadcopter With HD Camera Equipped With Headless Mode One Key Return Easy...

Last update was in: July 21, 2018 8:04 am

 

If you liked this page then feel free to check out some of our other trending articles! For our friends in Germany, be sure to check out drohne-check.de for their amazing drone reviews.

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