10 Best Drone Cameras To Buy In 2017

So if you had enough with the coolest games, phones and apps then where to head next? Drone cameras are a hit thing nowadays and not just for entertainment itself, investing in a drone camera can definitely have its perks, and is a must have if you are into video making, so then why not discuss all the cool drone cameras the really expensive ones and the reasonable ones that we have reviewed in our Best Drone Cameras 2017.

 

10. 3d Robotics Iris+ – Another Cheap Drone

with Changeable Camera So first up on this list is the drone camera with an awesome name 3D Robotics iris + and although it is not one of those high end drones but it does have the same features and at a very reasonable price. And although you won’t have a built in camera when you buy this drone you will have a pretty good mount and the arms of this drone all have LEDS installed so that you can capture footage in all directions. The one thing about this drone is that it occupies a huge amount of space but it also looks pretty neat when it comes to all its aesthetics. Included with this drone is also a 4GB memory stick, a spare battery and replacement propellers.

Pros

  • Stable while flying
  • Gimbal included
  • Camera can be replaced can even install GoPro
  • Impressive battery life

Cons

  • Remote control may be difficult to use in the beginning
  • Take s a few seconds to start up as well to stop
  • Flight time is not more than 16 minutes
  • Quality not good
  • Accessories are not included

 

9. Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – A Toy RC Drone, yet Awesome

Here is a drone that looks small and like a toy gimmick but it is something that is better than a toy! It has attached rotors, a saucer like built, a consumer grade camera and an optimum battery. You can control it from the comfort of your smartphone, and the in built cameras can perform a lot of tricks that will easily allow you to have fun with and that fact that it is stored directly onto the camera is also a plus point.

Pros

  • Available in different colors
  • Comes with Camera functions
  • Can be operated through a smart phone

Cons

  • As compared to other drones battery life not good
  • No 4K camera available
  • Nvidia Shield required

 

8. Cheerson Hobby CX-20 Professional – Cheap in Price, Good in Performance

Here is a camera that will give you 4K footage as long as you can find a camera and place it on the Go Pro Mount; this drone comes complete with vision positioning system, auto return home and a remote control. Although heavily priced but it does have very short battery span.

Pros

  • Comes with interesting features such as Position system
  • Comes with a mount

Cons

  • Battery life short
  • Take time to charge
  • Hard to find spare parts

 

7. 3D Robotics Solo – The Best drone for the Money

Let’s see this model although you can buy on a very good and reasonable price it may seem not so top of the line in quality however with this model you get what you are paying for not just a good price but a good performance as well, with support from Gimbal and features that make it easy to use. It also has a remote control and 1 GHZ processor along with app support from smart phones.

Pros

  • Well designed
  • Supported by Gimbal
  • Smartphone supported
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Battery works slow
  • GPS works slow

 

6. Yuneec Q500 4K – Smooth and Stable Flight but missing Waypoint Navigation

So you already know that there are probably a lot of drones that are direct competitors to others and this one weighs in the same, with a fairly good price it will steal you away with a carrying bag that is large and unique. The beauty with this drone is that you can use the camera separately or you can attach it to a handgrip either way it will ensure you beautiful and lush pictures and 4K footage along with a distortion free lens that makes it all the more easy. This drone is beautifully compact and has 2 spare batteries included when you buy it. In the end although reasonably priced we may think twice about the huge bag that you have to tag along and the companies in ability to have a support for waypoint navigation.

Pros

  • 4K footage included
  • User friendly
  • Good built quality
  • Comes with a retro bag
  • 2 batteries included
  • Remote controlled

Cons

  • Controller size huge
  • No waypoint Navigation
  • Takes too long to charge
  • Video quality not good

5. DJI Phantom 3 (PROFESSIONAL)  One of the Best Aerial Videography Quadcopter

Here is a premium quality drone that can easily be used at a novice level as well as at an expert level. It has 4K footage and although there are drones that have a lesser quality footage this does live up to the 4K notion as the pictures you will receive will be clear and high definition. Another cool feature about this drone is that it has Lightbridge streaming this feature allows you to stream you videos live 720p and it automatically gets stored internally.

Pros

  • Great Precision in the air
  • iOS & Android application compatible
  • LightBridge Streaming included
  • A number of features included

Cons

  • Battery life not good

 

4. DJI Inspire 1 – Professional yet Expensive

Now down the list you will see drones that come equipped with cameras and this model has just that and one that also performs really good , you could actually use this camera for professional video graphy. The shots you capture are as sharp as they can get and to top it off 12 megapixels. The setup is ready that all you need to do is take it out of the box and voila you are done.

Pros

  • Great quality
  • 4K footage available
  • Camera can be removed
  • Functions that will make your life easier

Cons

  • Not so reasonable priced
  • Terrible battery
  • Accessories not included and cost much

 

3. DJI Phantom 4 – Best Professional Drone in this List

A big name in the Drone business DJI Phantom 4 is at the top position but it did not make it all the way at the top for a couple of legitimate reasons including its not so sophisticated design and hard to carry it structure. However its high rise does include a GPS system that allows for great control and easy to use demise and a Gimbal stabilization technology system.

Pros

  • DJI Phantom 4 is the Most Professional Drone in this List
  • DJI Director software included
  • Function buttons included

Cons

  • Not so portable design

 

2. GoPro Karma – Another Legendary Drone from GoPro

Legendary indeed this drone has single handedly ruled over the market with its simplicity as well as its ability to be placed in any mount and carried anywhere, its portability may just be a single reason to lure you in as the wings can e easily turned inward but it does not stop there, this drone is packed with control functions and effortless User Interface. Along with it you have what is called GoPro Passenger that allows your circle of friends to see your drone in flight, up and about.

Pros

  • Handheld stabilizer included
  • Easy to travel and carry
  • GoPro Passenger App included

Cons

  • Lack of an update software
  • Some key features are missing
  • Very low grade battery life
  • Positioning sensor missing

1. DJI Mavic Pro – Best Drone Cameras (Casey Neistat’s Favorite)

This drone has especially been promoted by the famous you tuber Casey Neistat, his reviews speak highly of this company and this drone, the company itself is China based company commonly known as Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co, the swell thing about this company is that it has made sure to please all type of consumers not just targeting one group. So enough about the company let’s talk mechanics, the Mavic Pro can become so small and portable that you won’t even notice it, it also has an OcuSync Transmission system that gives an incredible speed to the drone of up to 40 Mph. you can use ActiveTrack, TapFly and other features that come along with it and can be used for shooting purposes to make your images look even great.

Pros

  • Professional Drone
  • OcuSync Transmission System Included
  • Easily controllable Indoor and Outdoor
  • Can be converted into travel size
  • Top notch battery life
  • Sensor redundancy included

Cons

  • Creates some problems in high winds
  • Controlled through Smartphone