Top 10 drones of 2017 – Best Drones
Nowadays drones are very popular and everyone wants one. They come in different shapes and sizes and some look very cool. But if you are a beginner and have no idea about drones, their specifications and whatsoever, then keep on reading, because now I will present to you top 10 drones of 2017.
Before we start the top 10 drones of 2017 list, I would like to remind every reader about the safe way to fly a drone:
- Do not fly your drones near airports or airfields
- Your drone should stay below 400ft
- Always keep an eye on your drone
- Never fly near an aircraft
- Be careful not to bump into people with your drone
Top 10 drones of 2017:
1. DJI Mavic Pro
This is one of the most desired drones, why is that? Well this drone is lightweight, easy to transport, foldable and the best part, it can fly for almost half an hour! DJI Mavic Pro can avoid obstacles on its own and the camera can take 4k footages from a stabilised, auto-focused camera that is very small.
You can control this drone by using a smartphone (iOS or Android) but you also get a controller if you want to fly it on a longer distance.Price: 1200€.
2. DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Another drone on the list with amazing features is the Phantom 4 Pro. This drone comes equipped with a 4k camera with one-inch sensor that can take up to 60 fps when it’s recording videos.
The battery of this drone lasts up to 30 minutes so that you will enjoy flying your drone a longer time. DJI provides the user with a special remote controller that has a 5.5 inch screen and it’s twice as bright as the regular ones.Price: $1500.
3. DJI Spark
This drone is also called “the best selfie drone” because it has a very good 1080p camera that takes relatively clear photos and it is equipped with 2 axis mechanical stabilizer for relatively smooth video recording. This drone can be operated in 3 ways: hand gestures, hand controller (for a greater control range) and you can also control it through a mobile device.
It is a lightweight drone that is relatively easy to carry around. The only problem with this is that it is not foldable, but that’s okay because it is quite small.Price: $500.
4. Zerotech Dobby
This one is the best micro drones on the market. You can fold it easily and it becomes smaller than an iPhone so that you can carry it around very easily in your pocket. The camera on this drone is really good, but it doesn’t feature a gimbal so that it can tilt. Overall, this drone is also good as a selfie drone and comparing to its price, it’s a very high quality drone.Price: $225.
5. Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Drone
This one is a sophisticated drone that is very easy to fly and control. The 4k camera and 3 axis gimbal will give you a very clear video transmission and ultra HD video recording.
The controller has 10 channels and it will make the flying operation easily without taking off your hands to fulfil all the flight modes.Price: $750.
6. Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Drone
The Yuneec Q500 drone comes equipped with CGO3-GB Camera, Steady Grip, and Camera Aluminum Case so that if it crashes, it won’t suffer a big damage. The camera is a 4K video recording camera with up to 120 fps and it can take photos at 12MP.
It’s a very resistant drone and I believe it is worth the price, mostly because of the camera and its resistance.
7. Thunder Tiger Robotix Ghost Drone Kit
The next one on our list is this lovely drone that features a dual GPS/GLONASS outdoor navigation and SecureFly TM magnetic interference protection so that it won’t interfere with other flying devices.
The remote controller features a LCD display and one touch action buttons and it also comes with a premium hard case, a Micro SD 64Gb card, an intelligent battery and an one hour fast charger. The package contains also small spare parts and spare propellers.Price: $823.
8. DJI Phantom 3 STANDARD
The DJI Phantom 3 is a drone that can fly up to 25 minutes and it has a very powerful battery that will charge quite quickly.
It also has a high quality camera that can take 2.7K videos and it can shoot 12MP photos, the camera is protected so it won’t take damage if you crash it.Price: $770.
9. GoPro Karma
This is a compact drone that can fold so you can carry it around everywhere. It has a very good camera and it can fly up to 3km, the battery life isn’t as big as the drones’ mentioned above. It’s easy to control and it flies very smoothly.Price: $800.
10. Parrot Bebop 2 FPV Pack
The last on our list is the Parrot Bebop 2, a drone that many people prefer to buy thanks to its very reasonable price. This drone can fly up to 25 minutes per charge and it comes equipped with an emergency cut out feature that stop the rotors as soon as the get in contact with an obstacle, which it will prolong the drone’s life.
Overall, this drone flies very smoothly and it’s easy to control, you can use it even as a beginner.Price: $500.
There are many drones on the market; the selected ones in this top 10 drones of 2017 list are less than 1% from the entire drone range out there, but these are, in my opinion, the best drones of 2017. You can check them out and maybe one of these drones will become yours. Some of them are expensive, indeed, but they have very good specifications and I am sure they are worth the money.