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5 Of The Best Flying Drones Suitable For Professionals To Kids

Flying drones are fast becoming one of the hottest gadgets of the year and are set to be on the Christmas list of many. Drones are flying gadgets which are often controlled by smartphones or tablets such as an iPhone or iPad. Some of them include built-in cameras, advanced sensors, long range and others automatic tracking and object avoidance.

It’s clear some drones are aimed at professionals including the new DJI Phantom 4 announced earlier on in the year – one of the world’s smartest drones available with advanced sensors which can automatically avoid objects. Others, however, are better suited for Kids or beginners who just want to fly their very first drone – one particular drone from Parrot can even land on water.

In no particular order I’ve put together a list of some of the best Drones you can now buy – suitable for both professionals Drone flyers to the ones suitable for children:

DJI Mavic Pro Camera Drone

One of the newest camera drones announced the DJI Mavic Pro Camera Drone is one of the most powerful miniaturised drones available which can be simply folded up and placed in your backpack.

Flying this compact drone is as easy as using your iPhone or iPad, tap what you want the drone to track and it will automatically fly – up to a range of 7 Km away (which is just insane). As it’s flying it will automatically avoid objects, track subjects, and can capture 12 megapixel RAW photos and video in up to 4k.

  • Compact design which can be folded up
  • Automatic subject tracking and obstacle avoidance
  • Easily fly with the touch of your iPhone or iPad
  • 4k video, Full HD slow motion video, photo capture
  • Suitable for those looking for the best professional drone but in a compact size

You can learn more or purchase the new DJI Mavic Pro Camera Drone from Apple now with availability from November 2016 including Apple online Australia for A$1,699.95, Apple online New Zealand for NZ$1,849.95, and Apple online US for US$999.95. They are also stocking accessories from extra batteries and propellers for the drone.

Parrot Mini Drone Hydrofoil

There’s one thing particularly interesting with this drone from Parrot – it can land on water, making it a great choice for kids and anyone who wants to have fun with flying and water.

The product includes a small Mini Drone which can be flown easily from an iPhone with the ability for photos to be captured from a small camera. This mini-drone can perform back flips, 90 and 180-degree turns and can reach speeds of 18 km/hr.

Unique to this drone is the ability to glide and land on water when it’s attached to a Hydrofoil Structure offering a second way to have fun. This hull is self-balancing and self-stabilising.

  • Capable of flying and gliding on water
  • Easily fly with the touch of your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
  • Perform 90 and 180-degree turns, back flips, and more
  • Great choice for kids

You can learn more or purchase the Parrot Mini Drone Hydrofoil from Apple including Apple online Australia for A$239.95, Apple online New Zealand for NZ$269.95, and Apple online US for US$149.95.

Parrot Bebop 2

This drone from Parrot is perfect for those who are looking for one a little more advanced but are either on a budget or don’t require an advanced expensive drone.

The Bebop 2 is lightweight and compact, has a 3-axit camera capable of recording full HD video, can fly up to 65 km/hr and is compatible with Parrots Skycontroller extending the range to 2 km.

  • Easily fly with the touch of your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
  • Record video in Full HD or capture 14-megapixel photos
  • Fly up to 65 km/hr
  • 3 axis stabilisation technology
  • Perfect for those looking for something more professional but budget minded, or don’t require the best

You can learn more or purchase the Parrot Bebop 2 Drone from Apple including Apple online Australia for A$899.95, Apple online New Zealand for NZ$949.95, and Apple online US for US$549.95.

DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone

Earlier on in the year DJI and Apple teamed up to release the new Phantom 4 Camera Drone – one of the world’s most advanced drones available and still is. It’s also one which received a price cut of up to $300 which I previously mentioned.

Like the DJI Mavic Pro camera drone, it too has advanced tracking abilities and automatic obstacle avoidance, an advanced camera system capable of 4K video, long flight times, and can be easily flown with a touch from your iPhone or iPad.

  • Automatically avoids objects while automatically tracking subjects
  • Fly with a simple tap on your iPhone or iPad
  • 4K and Full HD video and 12 megapixel RAW photo capture
  • Large capacity battery giving you 28 minutes flying time, extra batteries available for purchase.
  • Perfect for those looking for one of the most advanced drones available.

You can learn more or purchase the DJI Phantom 4 Drone from Apple including Apple online Australia for A$2099.95, Apple online New Zealand for NZ$2,399.95, and Apple online US for US$1,199.95.

GoPro Karma Drone Camera Drone

I can’t do a list of the best drones without mentioning the brand new drone from GoPro called Karma. Karma, in reality, is more than just a drone it is a complete system for capturing smooth footage from the air, handheld or mounted on any GoPro-related gear.

Karma is ultra compact, is easy to fly and will capture some of the best aerial photos and video shot from the new GoPro Hero 5 – the latest GoPro.

Built into the drone is a removable Karma Stabiliser called the Karma Grip – a Gimbal-style handheld device allowing you to get perfect stabilised video walking around.

  • A complete system – flying drone and handheld stabiliser
  • Includes Karma controller, Drone, and Stabilizer
  • Compatible with GoPro Hero 5, Hero 4, and Hero 5 Session (2017)
  • Foldable making it ultra compact
  • Perfect for those looking to capture amazing footage from a GoPro Hero camera from in the air or on the ground.

You can learn more or purchase GoPro Karma from the GoPro online store.


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