Congratulations. You have graduated from being a beginner and your focus is now on becoming a professional. That means you need to have a drone with a top notch camera and other over the top features to make the transition happen. What just started out as toys, has come a long way and has now become a platform that allows us to explore the lengths of creativity. Even if that is not the case, your interest is understandable as drones are so cool and having one can definitely be a great experience.
If you are wondering about the use of a drone with a 4K camera, here it is – It can be used for aerial surveying, event shooting, shooting tourism videos, surveillance and why not! You can even use it for snooping around. Find out about the best 4K camera drones in this list of top 10 best drones with a 4k camera.
TOP 10 BEST DRONES WITH A 4K CAMERA
Here are our picks for drones that offer the best camera experience.
DJI Phantom 4
It is currently the best drone with a 4K camera in the market. Although its price tag is around $1000, it is not surprising that it is a bit costly as it packs a multitude of features. In addition to the impressive camera quality, the camera itself, which is secured n both sides, can be tilted up and down with ease. With its gimbal stabilisation technology, it can capture images with quality and clarity without any shakes. It offers manual as well as automatic control with cool features like way-point mode, sports mode, follow me mode etc.
DJI Mavic Pro
If you are considering aerial photography seriously, this is your best bet. It is designed with redundant sensors and obstacle detection system that allows it to sense obstacles in its path and avoid it thereby protecting the drone and its propellers. Its flight stabilisation system and vision positioning system with GPS ensure that all photos and videos are on par with professional cameras, be it indoors or outdoors.
DJI Phantom 3 Professional
If its successor Phantom 4 is too costly for your budget, do not worry because this drone has almost all the necessary features of it successor but is available at a cheaper price. It can be flown indoor as well because the vision positioning system can compensate for the poor GPS signal indoors. In the outdoors, it can be controlled up to a distance of 5 km and what is cool about this drone is that the camera can be adjusted in real time and the video can be streamed with very low latency.
Yuneec Q500 4K
The best part about this drone is its travel case which is robust yet lightweight. At a lower price tag than it DJI competitors, this drone is as capable as Phantom 3 if not more. It has a 3-axis gimbal with stabilisation that provides for wonderful photography experience. And finally, it comes with extra batteries, extra propellers and guards for propellers. In fact, it is quite good for its price.
Yuneec Typhoon H
Coupled with GPS stabilised tracking system and ultrasonic sensors for obstacle detection and avoidance, it is a powerful beast that has several wonderful features. It has several features like, journey mode, point of interest and orbit me facilities that make it the uncrowned king of hexacopters. It allows 360⁰ filming at Ultra High Definition at a consumer price. It is so versatile that this ready-to-fly device can be disconnected easily to fit it into a small case. It offers unchallenged professional aerial photography experience with the only downside being its price as compared to others.
DJI Inspire 2
It is, perhaps, a truly professional quality camera that is best suited for serious professionals who wish to have precise details in the photos and videos they capture. It is an upgraded version of Inspire 1 and has two cameras with one mounted on the top for first person view and one hung at the bottom which can offer 360⁰ view of the scene. And guess what! The cameras can be controlled by two different operators. Also, it can fly at a maximum speed of 67 miles/ hour and still produce quality images.
DJI phantom 4 Pro
An upgraded version of its brother Phantom 4, it is built with sensors all around it. While its predecessor could detect obstacles only to its front, Pro version can detect obstacles at its rear, left and right side as well providing utmost safety for the equipment. And for the fun part! It can follow the terrain while hovering at a small distance from the ground.
DJI Inspire 1 V2
Although it is costlier than most other drones listed here, it does justice for its cost. This lightweight yet robust drone allows 360⁰ camera rotation for a realistic view. The easily retractable arms are manufactured with carbon fibre which contributes to it robust design. It also supports Dual operator transmission. What more is required!
For beginners who wish to make a quantum jump into professional photography, Blade Chroma is the best choice as no experience is necessary to fly it. It can be operated in two modes, one being the smart mode that is suitable for beginners and the other being aerial photography mode that is best suited for professionals. The best part is that it includes all other features like tracking mode, follow me mode and return to home facility etc.
Ehang Ghost drone
In a list dominated by DJI and Yuneec, it finds its position in the top 10 due to its low cost and value for the cost. The appreciable thing is that the manufacturer provides warranty for a year even if we crash it. Also, it returns to the starting position if it loses connectivity or if it has a low battery. In fact, it is worth every penny it costs.
That sums up the list of top 10 best drones with a 4K camera. Whatever you plan to buy, make sure to keep your drones safe. Stay tuned for the next top 10.