If you are looking for a great all-in-one drone, it doesn’t get any better than the Traxxas Aton Plus. For around $380 you will get this drone bundled together with its dedicated gimbal that is able to significantly improve the overall quality of your images and videos. Keep in mind that you need to have your own action camera because this drone doesn’t come with one.
If you are looking for a titan of the drone world which can take some of the highest quality selfies, photographs and videos, while offering a myriad of versatile features, then this is precisely what you are looking for.
But if you are looking for the best selfie drone that can take some of the highest quality photographs and videos, while offering a lot of the latest features, then this is exactly what you are looking for.
With this drone, your days of unintentionally cropping someone out of your photos are over. Once you sync it up with your smartphone, you can steer it to a picture-perfect angle. Air Selfie’s drone can ascend about 30 feet in the air, so it’s great for stunning aerial shots, sprawling landscapes, and, yes, group pictures.
EASY TO USE no flying experience necessary to take dramatic aerial group photos and video, simply pick from 5 automated flight modes to get the shot of your choice: Selfie, Pilot, Orbit, Journey, Follow Me.
It’s pretty basic but flies well. It has a built-in 720 pixel camera. Its compact size still makes it an excellent indoor flyer. Please note that this model does NOT come with an extra battery, propeller guards, etc. Consider getting a “crash pack” from the link below. I wish I would have bought one when I first started flying this thing back in 2014.
All I can do now is make a wish: that certain beaches, gardens and ancient ruins become no-drone zones, too, so that travelers who appreciate tranquillity may be lucky enough to steal a quiet moment in them.
The H107D version offers a real-time feed that the H107C camera did not have. A 4.3-inch color LCD screen is a section of the controller unit, where you can view what exactly the camera sees in live transmitted signals.
One of the least expensive toy drones with a 720p camera, and although it feels pretty cheap and the camera is basically toy-quality, it flies surprisingly well and can take quite a lot of crashing. Great for learning and practice, too.
Lastly, it runs on a smart 5400mAh battery capable of enduring up to 18 minutes of flight time. As you can already guess on your own, Upair One is not exactly built to battle with the newest Phantom 4 or DJI Mavic Pro, but can still take on older installments any day of the week.
This tiny quad is powered by an even tinier battery it’s a 1x 150 mAh battery now you will get about 7 to 8 minutes of flight time depending on how aggressively you fly it, however, it’s a good idea to get spare batteries just so you can go out and fly and have a little bit of fun.
GeniusIdea Follow is a drone with a great dose of innovation to its name. With a strange building material and unconventional battery choice (more on both down below), it seems as though only the sky would be the limit… but it doesn’t seem to be getting the popularity it deserves. Or does it?
Don’t be one of those manly men who just throw away the instructions. That’s a bad habit, I tell you! Without the instructions, you won’t know what exactly is your drone capable of. Plus, if you buy an RTF model the instructions will give you a schematics of the transmitter which is of crucial importance for beginners. That leads us to the next tip…
How many times have you found yourself trying to fit twenty people or more in that group selfie? How many times have you tried squeezing in that beautiful sunset in your couple selfie? And how many times have you had to cut out that landmark while snapping one simple selfie?
Which brings me to the escape plan. How do you lose an R1 that has been told to follow you? Here’s what worked for me: Find a tree. Run around it very precisely, just fast enough to stay exactly opposite the drone, so the tree trunk blocks its view of you for seconds at a time. Do it just right and the bird will lose you, stopping in its tracks, confused.
is JJRC’s drone for those pilots who prioritise camera quality. One of the first low-cost drones (if not the very first) to include a 3MP camera in its package. The camera has 120º field of view, ensuring you get the most of what you are recording or photographing. The camera is set on a 2-Axis gimbal Gimbal capable of tilting upward, downward, right or left with just a push of a button on your RC controller. This allows pilots to acquire different recording angles for their videos and photos. Besides this, JJRC H26D features Headless Mode and One-Key return. Flight time is an average 6 to 7 minutes powered by its 7.4V 1.200mAh 30C LiPo battery. Control range, as expected from JJRC, is an amazing 300 meters! H26D is an amazing drone packing a 3MP camera!
Back to the big boys now. The AirDog is a foldable drone that is meant to take selfie videos of action sports. This is quite apparent when you consider that it has five dedicated flight modes each customized for a certain action sport, like surfing, bicycle riding, windsurfing, etc.
Another thing is how they fly and the way they are controlled. This type of drones allows you to control it using an app you install on your smartphone or tablet, this is meant to make these drones easier to fly and control even by newbie pilots who want to focus on getting a selfie rather than worry about thrust and yaw control.
Given the size of the frame, the motors are pretty powerful, making this drone super fast and agile. As with many of the other models on this list, it has an easy “flip” button which is fun to see through the built-in FPV controller screen.
One feature we sadly didn’t get to test was target tracking. The idea is, you select a person/cat/whatever currently in the camera’s view (via the app), and the drone will follow it. DJI’s Phantom 4 and Osmo also do this, with mixed results, so it’ll be interesting to see how well Dobby can hold up. Video is stabilized digitally, which should smooth it out a little, but again, this isn’t as effective as a dedicated gimbal, or OIS. One final feature that probably could have been left out are flying tricks — in particular Dobby can barrel roll. You can’t film while it flips, but it’s mostly a novelty. (Update: Zerotech informs me you can, indeed, record video during flips).
The combination of ‘drone’ and ‘selfie’ has brought about a new Air Drone Craze known as the dronie. The most popular “dronie” can be shot by having the drone focusing on you or your group and then backing out to reveal your location. While selfies are cool, “dronies” provide that “WOW” factor.
The 4K camera is leading the charge with a miniature lens located at drone’s tip. Don’t let its small size fool you though as it’s able to shoot outstanding aerial selfies any day of the week. Specifications-wise, you’re looking at approximately 12 minutes of flight time and 1 kilometer of range.
While still having the same characteristics of the other selfie drones in this round up, it has foldable design and has the essential follow me mode, but after some examination we can see that the AirDog in reality is in a different league than the other drones discussed here, except may be for the DJI Mavic. For a start it does not come with a built-in camera, you will need to supply your own action camera, also only it takes commands from its own tracker rather than a smartphone, and it is neither small nor light like the others here. Finally, its price reflects all of this “pro grade” direction.
While being small has its advantages, it also means that the Mavic has some disadvantages as well. For a start, its legs are short giving it little ground clearance. True it is not a 4×4 where ground clearance is important but this means that the rotors of the quadcopter can get tangled in tall grass, which the normal DJI Phantom drones would have easily passed over. Also when compared to the DJI Phantom 4 for example, the Mavic’s wind resistance is a bit questionable, meaning it can gets a bit harder to control in stronger winds when compared to the DJI Phantom 4.