Buyers Guide: Top Three Quadcopter Choices of 2017

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Buyers Guide: Top Three Quadcopter Choices of 2017

Now that we are four months into the new year, I think it’s a great time to highlight some of the very best quadcopters of 2017. The following are Kevin Oliver’s (from BGR) top choices:

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The best drone of 2017 (so far) is the DJI Mavic Pro

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TL;DR

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro

Best Overall Drone – DJI Mavic Pro (DJI Mavic Pro with Shoulder Bag, Props, Car Charger and 2 Extra Batteries)

  • Excellent flight distance and video transmission
  • 4K video quality at 30fps, 1080p at 96fps
  • Rotating camera for portrait and landscape
  • Travel friendly design
  • Encompassing app and flying features
  • Comfortable and compact controller
  • Refreshing design compared to competition
  • FAA registration required

 

DJI Phantom 4

DJI Phantom 4

 

First Runner Up – DJI Phantom 4

  • Strong, wind-resistant design
  • 4K video quality at 30fps, 1080p at 96fps
  • Clean and streamlined design
  • Encompassing app and flying features
  • Useful controller with smartphone connectivity
  • FAA registration required

 

 

Holy Stone F181 RC

Holy Stone F181 RC

Best Drone on a Budget – Holy Stone F181 RC

  • Affordable price
  • Headless Security System to prevent losses
  • 720p HD video camera
  • Modest flying time
  • Low profile design with protective frames
  • Well-made transmitter
  • FAA registration not required

 

Generally speaking, I tend to agree with Kevin Oliver’s recommendations. I’ve always been a big fan of the DJI product line and feel like they provide most consumers with a lot of bang for their buck; DJI drones always include the latest technologies and are dead-simple to pilot.

Thank you goes out to Thoroughly Reviewed for the DJI Mavic Pro photo.

By | 2017-08-31T15:23:36+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Drones, New Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Buyers Guide: Top Three Quadcopter Choices of 2017

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Sam Estrin
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