James began writing for music magazines in the UK during the ’90s. After a few failed attempts at a DJ career, he carved out a living reviewing DJ and music production gear. Now he lives in the Bay Area, covering drones, fitness tech and culture, though he keeps his DJ gear plugged in and on show. You never know.
Of course, resolution is not the only thing that matters when it comes to cameras. The type of lenses, size, megapixel, etc… those are all important aspects that make a camera good or bad. Today though, we will be focusing solely on resolutions.
If you want to try your hand at this sort of experience — and it’s nuts, so you really should — look to the Blade FPV Nano QX. Yes, it’s the same Blade Nano QX we praised a minute ago, just with a headset and camera included. That headset normally retails in the $200 to $250 range on its own, and it can be used with other devices, so although the FPV version is pricier than the camera-less model highlighted above, it isn’t an outrageous increase.
As you can see, er, read, using your cell phone in conjunction with your drone is a fantastic idea if you’re really serious about taking quality photos and videos. Ideal for the professional photographer, your smartphone unlocks a whole plethora of fun quadcopter features.
In terms of features, Holy Stone F181W has access to the likes of adjustable speed and one key flip. Furthermore, you can also get the benefit of altitude hold and headless mode, both of which provide a great experience for beginner pilots. Let’s not forget about the fact this bugger comes with an extra battery. You do realize this will practically double your flight time, right?
With an unprecedented amount of choice now available, the list of on offer can be bewildering, but fear not, as we’ve reviewed a broad range to find the best models for all budgets and experience levels.
ZEROTECH, a leading innovator of smart drones and technology, has announced that its HESPER Advanced Pocket Drone will be launched in the late summer, features 4k imaging capabilities and 18 minutes of flight time.
Not sure what the two reviewers were doing, but i have this drone along with a phantom 3 and the smaller hubsan x4 107c. This is the easiest drone to fly by far. Its a little short on features and the camera has jello affects and lower resolution compared to the phantom 3.Its faster than my phantom 3 with GPS lock off and a lot more stable in the air. But for a drone that can be purchased for under $400 from most dealers,this is an awsome buy. I think by far the funnest drones I’ve flown.
If you want to invest in an all round excellent drone our pick for the best selfie drone is the DJI Mavic Pro. We’re travelled extensively around the world with our Mavic Pro and it’s never let us down. The auto fly modes make flying the Mavic Pro very easy even for beginners, the range of sensors and automatic return to home make it difficult to crash. Combine this with a great physical controller, solid DJI app software and a 4k camera with 3 axis stabilisation and you have one of the best selfies drones, if not the best drone on the market – check prices on Amazon!
The DJI Spark features ground breaking technology, such as gesture control and facial recognition. The gesture control allows you to guide the drone around with just your hands, feeling like a Jedi master!
1″ 20MP CMOS Sensor. NEW DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Drone Quadcopter with 1″ CMOS Sensor 4K 60fps Camera Gimbal. DJI GO 4 app. Control the drone from up to 4.3 miles away. Capture 4K Ultra HD video at 60 fps.
To top it all off, its range is maxed out at around 300 meters even with FPV on (yes, it supports great FPV experience if you pair it with a decent action camera), but at that distance, I doubt you’ll be able to see it quite clearly.
The drone knows your face, your gait and your clothing. It hovers persistently behind your back, moving when you move, stopping when you stop, resisting every effort to shake it. You run into the woods, but you still can’t lose it.