There is two kind off drones.
FPV-drones (first person view) where you see what the drone see thru FPV Video googles. FPV drones you often fly for fun, races, freestyle or even making videos.
Camera drones: Are drones made to take photos or beautiful video. They will have GPS-positions mode to make the drones very easy to fly.
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Fly for fun
Though, handle crashes
Immersive flight, feels like you are flying
Steady and great photo/videos
Easy to fly
Hard to crash
Fly to capture photos and videos
Best drone for hobby use. I would not buy anything more expensive for hobby use, because it’s just plastic toys. Here is a little cheap drone for flight training and fun. I often give this as gift to my friends and fammily, great fun. If you buy multiple you can race with them, no cameras no worries. I recommend buying more batteries since the flight time is short.
Here you get them very cheap: https://www.banggood.com/custlink/3v3drvO8Qd
Camera drones – capture your favorite moments
Here I have 3 drones for different budgets. They are all very good and easy to fly.
The Mavic mini – great little drone that only ways 249grams!
The best beginner camera drone. With foldable arms and propellers, the Mavic mini is the smallest drone from DJI. Easy to bring on trips, and easy to fly.
It haves 2.7K video, 12mps jpg’s photos. And 30 minutes flight time. It has some limitations, but you can easily work around that. The smallest drone on the marked ready to be used to capture your favorite moments.
Mavic AIR 2 – the newest drone from DJI
The intermediate drone from DJI. Packed with features to capture the moment. Only a little bit bigger than the Mavic mini it has obstacle avoidance, RAW photos, 4K video and smart features.
The arms fold and gives it a small footprint. 34 minutes flight time. Hyperlapse and more. Every thing you need is included. Best value overall.
MAVIC 2 PRO – the professional drone
With 1 inch sensor – the PRO version really packs everything you ever need and more. Amazing Hasselblad image sensor. 10bit video recording to capture more colors. If you are serious about capturing great photos and videos, this is the drone for that.
You can also get the Mavic 2 with zoom camera – witch can give you great helicopter like videos. And can even be great for inspections.
Best FPV DRONES
Fly fast, explore unknown places, dive cliffs, everything is possible with FPV drones.
TINY WHOOP – indoor drones
You can fly it inside your house, and it can withstand some serious crashes. If you have never flown a drone, we recommend starting with Tiny whoops. They are small drones with fpv-camera, easy to fly and only around 100grams in weight.
If you are getting into FPV I would recommend my Tiny Whoop buyer list. With pro FPV-googles and controller. It is more expensive but you can connect it to more drones.
5-inch drone – Racing drone
Fly races, freestyle or even put on a GoPro/HD camera to capture some sick footage. Speeds up to 100KM/H, this is a powerful drone.
Here is a combo package. You will need controller and batteries extra.
I recommend checking the FPV – list out:
CAMERA DRONES Features:
Do you need more info about drones and features? Here is a short summery of key features.
GPS -Positions: The drone knows where it is by using GPS satellites. With GPS the drone will stay in place and not move. This is a key feature that most camera drones come with. Without GPS the wind will move the drone so the pilot needs to compensate to keep the drone in position.
RTH – return to home If you loose signal, or want the drone to land itself. RTH will return the drone back to the place it took off. Without this feature you do not have a back up solution.
The way you use this is: If the drone loses signal it will fly up to safe altitude and fly home and land. You can also press a RTH-button to bring the drone back.
Obstacle avoidance- Many drones have obstacle avoidance now. With this feature the drone will sense objects around it and try to prevent crashing in to it. The Mavic 2 has 360 obstacle avoidance so it is really hard to crash.
RAW – keeps the detail in the photo. In editing you can bring back much more detail. Key for editing photos.
10bit – Only the Mavic 2 PRO has 10 bit-color. Here we are going more complex. Digital cameras has a set off possible colors it can capture. 8-bit has 16,777,216 possible colors, while 10-bit has 1,073,741,824 colors to pick. For color grading this is much better, and gives a richer footage.
Gimbal – How camera drones are getting smooth and stable footage. Motors in the gimbal are actively trying to compensate for the movements of the drone.
Safety and regulations
Always check the regulations in you country, and fly safe.