Camera drones are fast becoming the future of adventure photography. They’re portable, they’re light weight, and if you want to get a picture of yourself from over the edge of a cliff then you don’t have to risk your life in the process.
We’ve compiled a list of 5 drones that are out there on the market today at various different prices. If you like what you see, then we’ve put links below so that you can buy one right here right now! (NB – All prices listed are correct at time of writing)
Lets start with the big guns. The DJI Mavic Pro is considered to be one of the top players in the Drone world, and it’s easy to see why.
The foldable Mavic Quadcopter Drone from DJI features a 4K camera on a 3-axis gimbal, and features WiFi connectivity to a distance of 300 metres, an Obstacle Avoidance system, Gesture Control, and the ability to track subjects.
If you’re new to drones or just after something to take quirky selfies with now and again, then the Revell Controll C-Me might be more in your price range.
Like the DJI Spark further down the list, this is primarily a selfie drone. If you’re looking for something to take 4k swooping video dives then this isn’t what you need. It is, however, extremely good value for money and easy to use and control.
C-ME is super-compact—it fits perfectly in your back jean pocket, backpack, purse or jacket. It’s shorter than an iPhone 7, so you can take it with you on every adventure. And with instant social sharing at the touch of a button, it’s like everyone’s right there with you.
The one downside is that theres a shorter flying time of just 10 minutes, and you have to angle the camera before setting off, but they are both small inconveniences if you’re looking for a drone that doesn’t cost you the earth.
The C-ME costs £176.12, and you can grab yours off Amazon today!
The Yuneec Breeze is fitted with a high-quality 4K camera that can be swiveled vertically and a state-of-the-art Ambarella photo chipset. It lets you produce films and videos that are in no way inferior to those made on a premium action camera.
With its small size of just 24 cm diameter, this flying camera is a proven selfie drone that you can keep with you at any time. You don’t need a separate remote control unit – the camera is controlled easily and intuitively from your smartphone.
The GoPro Karma is probably the best drone for fans of GoPros and extreme sports.