As Ariel Drones, or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are becoming more and more popular with professionals and hobbyists alike, they are pretty much standard nowadays, so, it’s not uncommon if you see one buzzing past on your way to work. The way they take beautiful photos and record videos make them great for photography or shooting small movies and such. If you use your imagination, there might be other things to do with it. And also, it is a lot of fun to use. As we enjoyed flying remote control airplanes in our childhood, our toys just got bigger and better now- Drones!
If you are someone of a drone enthusiast, a professional or a hobbyist, and looking forward to purchasing a drone, you might find quite a number of them, and since they are made different from one another, you can’t pick any one you like. So, here are the five best drones that you can buy this Black Friday. This is the best time to do so, as you can get heavy discounts on these machines. Read on 5 Best Drones: Black Friday 2015 updated list.
1) DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Drone
The company that makes these drones are the leading ones in Drone market. The DJI Phantom Standard 3 is a very good drone and is much more affordable than its counterparts: Phantom 3 Advanced or Phantom 3 Pro. It also gives you good value for your money with a very good camera and is fairly easy to use, so, these are the most popular ones among amateurs and hobbyists. It features a 2.7 K camera with 94-degree field of view which is mounted on a motorized gimbal that steadies the camera while maneuvering the drone.
It gives you over 20 minutes of flight time with its battery and you can live stream videos form upto half a mile away on its remote controller DJI Go App. It also features GPS, with which you can fly safely and take off / land easy. It takes very good pictures and should be very appealing for its price. You can get it now on Amazon for $200 less. View it here.
2) Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter 2.0, Elite Edition
This one is a super convenient drone, very user friendly and easy to fly- even kids can do it! It is more like very fun toy to play with as it comes with a 720 p HD front facing camera as well as a low resolution down-facing camera for those bird-eye view shots. The picture and video quality are good but not as good as you’d get from expensive drones. It is easy to use because you won’t find a controller for the drone, you can simply do it with your smart phone or tablet after you’ve downloaded it’s relates app, which is extremely easy to use.
The best thing about it is that it comes with two different bodies, for flying both inside and outside. The one to fly inside has PU rings to prevent the rotor blades from damaging or getting damaged, while the outdoors body is wind resistant but the blades are exposed. You can fly up to 50 metres of altitude, which, is too high, I think (for a toy) and you get only up to 10 minutes of flight with the battery. Still. it’s a fun toy, you can flip it and all and have fun. View it here.
3) Cheerson CX-20 Professional Drone Quadcopter with GoPro Mount
This is a drone which is strictly meant for photography or videography, not really a sporty drone meant to play with. But even so, it lacks a built-in camera! You have to attach a GoPro to it. Also, it’s not very easy to fly and the remote controller is a little complicated. But this can be a transitional drone for you to move on to high-end drones from toy drones. It has got GPS which let’s you control the altitude and features Fixed Position Flight and Auto Landing as well. The best thing about it is it’s Return Home feature, which makes the drone fly back home if you lose sight or lose control, with the flick of a switch.
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It gives you about 15 minutes of battery life and if you run low on battery, it has fail-safe auto landing to prevent any accident. You can fly upto 300 meters, which is a decent height. It gives you a nice and stable flight and is considered an economical choice over others. For now, you can get it on Amazon for $40 less. View it here.
4) Walkera QR X-800 BNF Professional Drone Cinematography Quadcopter
Leave this one for the pros! This Walkera QR X-800 is a top-notch drone quadcopter that is mainly designed for professional photography and videography. But still, it doesn’t feature a built-in camera but has a decent aerodynamic design and a heavy payload capacity which enables it to lift quite an amount of weight, so, you can attach any kind of camera to it, even heavy DSLR ones, and with its gimbal, it stabilizes the camera while in flight to take amazing pictures and videos. It can fly upto 2 km high and still stay in range of the controller.
Also, with its retractable landing gear, you can fly it without any obstruction and it has the Umbrella feature, which let’s you fold its propellers for portability. And it gives you over 40 minutes of flight with its battery! So, you can fly it for a long time. It also costs a little more than you average drone but is worth every bit and you can get in now on Amazon for $500 less! View it here.
5) DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter Drone ( Extra Battery Bundle)
This is the professional version of the DJI Phantom 3. For professional cinematographers, it can be considered the best of the drones, with its awesome features that includes a built-in Ultra-HD 4K video camera. This is the best video camera ever on a drone. Mounted on a 3-axis gimbal, the camera is very stable and you have full maneuverability of the camera through your smart phone via the DJI Pilot App. It streams live 720p videos to your smartphone (while the 4K video is being recorded in an SD card on-board), through which, you can also take still shots and control your camera in a way it shoots whatever you want.
It is fairly easy to fly with its remote controller and it’s got all the necessary GPS and Auto Return Home features, and it’s flexibility but even still, it’s NOT for beginners. It has easy take-off / land features, and it can achieve up to 19000 ft of altitude and it gives you over 20 minutes of flight time. The bundle includes an extra battery and it has a very reasonable price for what it can do. View it here.
So, this was 5 Best Drones: Black Friday 2015 that are available for purchase right now .These are the best drones that you should consider this Black Friday. Hope there is something for all kinds of drones for enthusiasts: toy drones, for intermediate users, plain hobbyists and professionals. Thank you for reading, and be sure to fly them safe! Keep with us for more such information.