Perhaps one of the biggest reasons why people buy drones is due to the fact that they can take amazing pictures. Remote control drones with cameras can reach high altitudes and as a result they get amazing views. Drones have risen in popularity that people are now even starting businesses because of them.
A lot of places have remote control drones for sale. Amazon is perhaps one of the biggest selling markets for drones. Your local hobby store might also have remote control drones for sale.
I personally get all my drones from Amazon due to the fact that where I live there really isn’t any stores that sell drones. Now these aren’t the only flying toys they have for sale.
Amazon is a pretty safe place to buy because you can always return an item if you don’t end up liking it within 30 days. Something to keep in mind when buying a drone is to make sure that it has good reviews. I wouldn’t recommend buying anything under 3 stars.
The cameras that you will find on most drones are mostly HD. Most of us who specifically want a drone with a camera are looking to capture good images or videos so retailers make sure that cameras are top notch. Gopros are very popular with drones as well.
*Fun Fact* Gopro engineered their own drone as well due to how popular demand is for drones with Go Pro’s. Some companies also have mobile apps that allow you to live stream video right from your drone. So you can see exactly what your drone is seeing right from your mobile phone.
Most drones have a camera that gives a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 640 x 840 pixels and HD 1080p.
A drone with a camera that is also good for beginners is the Syma X5C. The camera is HD so the quality of it is very good and it also comes with a 2GB Micro SD Card. The battery the Syma uses is a 3.7 500Mah Li-poly. It can easily perform flips at the touch of a button. The flight time averages around 8 minutes and the charging time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes. At any moment it can snap a photo or a video. This remote control drone is mainly aimed at beginners so just keep that in mind.
If you have been into drones for a while then you have definitely heard of DJI Phantom. Perhaps one of the most successful drone making companies in the market is DJI. They’re responsible for the creations of Phantom 3 Standard, Phantom 3 Advanced, and Phantom 3 Professional. These 3 drones all have cameras equipped with them. With your mobile phone you can see live streaming from the drone. They can fly up to 25 miles. With this drone you receive 1 battery, charger, 8GB Micro SD Card and 2 sets of propellers. The Phantom 3 Standard weights 8 pounds. It uses 2 lithium ion batteries.
The older brother of the Phantom 3 Standard. As you can see the camera on this drone is a lot more heavily equipped than it’s younger version. You can easily fly it indoors as well thanks to the state of the art positioning system. If you get eager to try it out then you can take it out for a spin as soon as you get it in the mail thanks to it’s included flight battery. It’s top notch and has state of the art technology which makes it one of the most advanced if not the most advanced drone in the market.
An intelligent drone truly. Its IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) System allows it to adjust itself before taking off for flight so that you don’t have to adjust it yourself. This drones video camera has resolution of 1280 x 720 which allows you to take good quality pictures and videos mid flight. It also comes with a 4GB Micro SD Card. The 6 Axis Gyro Stability gives you the ultimate control over the aircraft with a highly precise positioning mechanism.
This one is a bit tricky to answer. It all comes down to what you’re looking for. If you want a truly professional pictures and videos then I would definitely go with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional. It’s well worth its price if drones and photography are your passion.
I personally own it and have nothing but good things to say about it. If you’re looking for something on the lower end then probably the UDI 818 is a good idea or if you have a little more budget then the DJI Phantom 3 Standard is also good choice.
By now we have all seem the amazing videos that Go Pro’s produce. So it should be of no surprised that Go Pro’s are the most used camera for quadcopter. You can take amazing aerial photography and aerial videography. The drones that use these the most tend to be the DJI’s.
It makes sense that Go Pro’s are widely used. They’re light, portable and their quality is amazing.
If you look around you will find certain drones come with built in cameras and others do not. There are benefits and disadvantages to those that do have built in camera. Those that to do have built in camera usually have the ability for the user to control the camera mid flight. If you want to get a good shot this is especially important.
The cost are also something to keep in mind. If you’re looking for a drone with a camera then the camera is already factored in the cost. However if it doesn’t come with one then you have to add that.
Some of the disadvantages of a camera being built in is that you can’t change the camera. The one that comes with it is the one that it will use so there’s no possible way to change it. If you own your own personal camera then you can use it for other things as well. So this is just something you might want to keep in mind.