8 Best Consumer Drones in 2017

If you want to buy a new drone in 2017, what kind of drone is worth to buy? There are too many drones on the markets, for all the rc drone hobby lovers, I recommend you 8 best drones, you can complete them and make a right choice.

8 Best Consumer Drones in 2017

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro

The DJI Mavic pro is a go anywhere, brilliant all round AP drone. It folds nicely, is highly accessible and is highly robust. It shoots 4K video at 30FPS and 12-megapixel photos with DNG support. The camera is more than good enough for most consumer AP needs beating out  the camera on every other drone in its class except the Phantom 4 Pro and inspire. However, this is to be expected considering how much more expense they are. All in all a great all round drone at a reasonable price with over 4 miles of range and over 21 minutes of flight time as well as a top speed of 40MPH.

The DJI Mavic Pro’s compact foldable design makes it more travel friendly than any other camera drone with similar capabilities. Its gaming-style controller is equally compact, but still has all the controls you need to fly and control the camera and it can be piloted with only an iOS or Android device. Battery life is very good for a small quadcopter; but the phone mount is a little awkward to use. Not user repairable. Camera lens is a little narrow for landscapes.  If you’ve been looking for a discreet, but powerful travel-friendly camera drone, look no further than the DJI Mavic Pro.

Price: $999

Online Store: http://www.dji.com/mavic

Wingsland S6

wingsland S6 Drone

Wingsland S6 is a Unique Slim 4K intelligent handheld drone, it is 26.8mm thick only, you can take it on your pocket, it is also a pocket drone. Wingsland S6 is 230g weight, it can be close with you. With its 4k camera and many features you will be able to take the best photos and videos from all different heights and angels. Wingsland S6 have a convenient feature: One touch to control take-off or landing, green-hands users will be able to learn how to fly quickly. When aircraft flies far away, you can use one-key return to home function, aircraft will automatically return to the place it took off and landing. S6 also supports dynamic intelligent return to home function, you can choose aircraft to return to take off place or to the new place where the user is. And there are some other features like Home lock mode, outdoor hovering, Follow me…Wingsland S6 will give you an happy fly time.

Price: $339

Online Store: http://www.genstattu.com/wingsland-s6.html

DJI Inspire 2

DJI Inspire 2

On the other end of the spectrum we have the DJI inspire 2. This builds on the heavy success of the orginal DJI inspire, which found a great market niche for high end consumers and professionals alike. The high quality camera and ease of use has revolutionised Cinematography in the last 3 years. The Inspire 2 costs roughly $6,000 and is intended for people who want the absolute best aerial photography/cinematography tool on the market. The X5S camera, can shoot RAW 4K video at 60FPS, 12-bit RAW 5.2K video at 30FPS, and if you like Apple Prores, there’s even Prores 4444 XQ support. Though it costs a pretty penny, it is worth it for the footage that it churns out. It is alwasy worth pointing out that the Inspire 1 V2 is still a highly capable drone at half the cost so that may be a better option.

Price: $2999

Online Store: http://www.dji.com/inspire-2

DJI Phantom 4 PRO

DJI Phantom 4 pro

The DJI phantom series has become a staple of the drone market. The Original phantom arguable created the consumer drone market, by making high quality, easy to fly and mostly safe drones available to the average consumer. DJI has steadily built on its original phantom heritage improving each iteration exponentially. Though the Phantom 4 has an exceptional camera the big feature is the added 3D cameras and new computer hardware for mapping out environments in three dimensional space. This is what allows it to avoid obstacles and maneuver around them. Making the phantom series safer and more user friendly than ever.

Price: $1499

Online Store: http://www.dji.com/phantom-4-pro

Yuneec Typhoon H

Yuneec Typhoon H

Yuneec are the other big competitor to DJI. They are more recent to the drone market. However over the last two years they have designed and created some highly capable drones and are fast making a name for themselves. Unlike the DJIs this is a hexacoptor, meaning it can take bigger pay loads, and as high in built failsafe for a prop chuck, esc or motor failure. All in all the Yuneec is an impressive drone is great optics and a similar 3D mapping technology to the Phantom 4, the larger size and slightly more sophisticated UI means it fills the market gap between the Phantom 4 and the Inspire series. Their Typhoon is a high end hex copter designed for (once again) the Prosumer market, as it is equipped with a GCO3+, a 12MP, 4K and 3 axis stabilised camera.

Price: $1499-$1899

Online Store: https://www.yuneec.com/en_US/products/typhoon/h/overview.html

Yuneec Q500 4K

Yuneec Q500 4K

This is Yuneec’s response to the DJI Phantom series. As it is only a Quadcopter it is markedly cheaper than the Yuneec Typhoon H. As the name implies, it shoots 4K video just like the Phantom 3, 4, Inspire and Solo. It has some unique features For example, it comes with two batteries and a hand mount that allows you to take the camera (and gimbal) off the quadcopter to use it as a mini handheld stabilized camera system.  At $1300, it’s definitely a good price for what you’re getting, especially compared to the other quadcopters on this list, this is due in part to the fact that Yuneec is still relatively unheard of as a company. The flip side of this however is that there is very little information on the quad still and it has very few third party accessories. Our Biggest issues with this quad is the Radio is (in our opinion) poorly designed and comes with a weak screen, however we guess this is due to the competitive price point.

Price: €1,188.81

Online Store: http://www.gensace.de/yuneec-q500-typhoon.html

Yuneec Breeze 4K

Yuneec Breeze 4K

The Yuneec Breeze 4K has a compact, lightweight design that easily fits in a backpack. Its mobile app — available for iOS and Android — is easy to navigate and use. Automated flight modes have in-app, step-by-step directions. Replacement parts are available for repairs should you crash it.

 You’ll need the digital image stabilization only available at 1080p and 720p resolutions. Image quality is OK, best suited for online sharing or viewing on a phone. Battery life is relatively short at 12 minutes.

 The little Yuneec Breeze 4K makes shooting and sharing aerial selfies a snap. But those looking to really pilot a drone should keep looking.

Price: $499.99

Online Store: https://www.yuneec.com/en_US/products/breeze/overview.html

Parrot Bebop Drone 2

Parrot Bebop Drone 2

The Parrot Bebop Drone 2 is small enough to stick in your average backpack, but sturdier than the original with about twice the battery life. Its propellers stop the instant they’re obstructed, easy barrel rolls and flips and new banked turns capability makes it more fun to fly, and it’s stable indoors or outside. It can be piloted with third-party Bluetooth controllers.

It’s pricey when bundled with the massive Skycontroller remote control, and its video quality hasn’t improved much from the first-gen Bebop. In-app purchases are required for features other drone makers include. Its control range is dependent on your mobile device and flight conditions. It’s limited to 8GB of internal storage for photos and video.

The Parrot Bebop 2 definitely improves on the original and remains a good choice for its portability and safer design, but stiffer competition and merely good image quality limit its overall appeal.

Price: $549.99

Online Store: https://www.parrot.com/us/drones/parrot-bebop-2

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