Best Drone to Buy 2015
Best Drone to Buy 2015
This year, look ahead to the future to stay on top of the drone market. What I mean is that you should stay away from the older models and look for a drone that has all the capabilities to keep up with advancing technology in the coming years. If you had been living under a rock your whole life and suddenly decided to get started on a home video system, you would not go out and buy a VCR when only Blu-ray discs are being sold.
There are a few drones that have come out in the last year or two that will still be considered advanced a few years from now. And there are drones that have come out just this year in 2015 that are at the forefront of drone technology. These are going to be the best drones to buy in 2015.
The DJI Inspire 1 will be a great option for many years as it has all the advanced features you could need. Everything from a 4k camera to an integrated Lightbridge system to dual-remote control. This ready-to-fly drone is very popular and will cater to your every need.
This year, DJI has come out with a new drone: the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced. It comes close to matching all of the Inspire’s features but DJI has worked hard to make it more affordable at $1,259 for the Professional and $999 for the Advanced. The Phantom 3 has sophisticated takeoff and landing controls, an integrated Lightbridge system that has a 1.2mi range of control, and a safety mode that limits how far the drone can fly away from you. The camera is what makes the big difference between the two models as the advanced shoots 1080p at 60 fps and the professional shoots 4k video at 30fps.
Hubsan X4 Pro was also released in 2015. It costs almost $1,000. It boasts an incredible 40 minutes of flight time, which alone makes this drone irreplaceable. It also has an HD camera, 3-axis gimbal, fail-safe control system, and removable rotor guards for protection. It even has a reusable parachute.
Walkera Voyager 3 is another drone released in 2015. Walkera fans will be excited to get their hands on this as it is the most advanced drone to come out of Walkera yet. It costs $1,999, comes with a professional camera that shoots1080p at 60 fps, and gets in about 20 to 25 minutes of flight time. Compared to its competition, this drone will keep you ahead of growing technology.
3DR released the Solo this year, the first almost-entirely autonomous drone. It can respond smoothly to your every command or you can set it to let you fly hands-free. It doesn’t come with a camera or gimbal but you can add these on to your purchase at the same time. Adding on the gimbal and camera, it’ll cost about $1,800. It has a smart battery, external LED lights, a 3-axis gimbal, live video feed, and an onboard computer.
Like the 3DR Solo, Lily is a camera drone that is almost completely autonomous. Rather than being designed to cover all aerial photography needs, Lily is meant to follow you wherever you go and film all your coolest moments whether you are snowboarding or waterskiing. Lily is also completely waterproof. All you have to do to get it going is toss it into the air. Although this won’t come out until early next year, this is definitely a cool drone you want to think about now.
- Ashley Smith