Drones and the technology behind them are, literally, taking off at amazing speeds. The industry has boomed from $40 million in 2012 to a massive $1 billion in 2017 and is still growing at impressive rates. Get yourself in on the action by taking your pick of one of 2019’s top drones.
Swellpro Splash Drone 3
The best thing about the Swellpro Splash Drone 3 is that it’s completely waterproof and has the ability to land and float on water, plus if it starts to rain there’s no need for your fun to stop as it’s a completely weather resistant drone. You can capture photos and videos underwater with the 4K waterproof camera, making this drone particularly good for people who want to use it for watersports, boating or fishing. You can also drop fishing bait with it and record it in high quality, as well as control the drone via the app.
Autel Robotics EVO Drone
What makes EVO stand out is its 30 minute flying time, 4K camera and high-quality remote controller that lets you control it from up to 4.3 miles away, making it a superb drone for personal or business use. The camera is high-quality and enables you to capture Ultra HD videos and photographs. EVO is very easy to fly and has a comprehensive app to go with it, making it a good option for people new to drones. It also comes with the Obstacle Avoidance and Dynamic Tracking features, which offer additional security that is fairly new to drones. Of course, further securing your drone by making your network private will help to prevent hackers from getting a hold of it.
Swellpro Spry Drone
The Spry Drone is another waterproof drone, but this one can fly, float and submerge in the water. Along with the waterproof 4K camera, there’s also the first ever waterproof remote controller, making this the perfect option for those that love to adventure in the water. As there’s the potential for glare from water, the camera is in an optically-engineered glass dome that filters out glare and doesn’t cause distortion, as well as having on-board image stabilization. Other great features include the Follow Me function, where the drone uses advanced algorithms to follow you at a set distance and height, perfect for capturing your watersports.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
The DJI Mavic Pro is smaller than most drones, making it easy to take anywhere with you, yet it doesn’t compromise on power. It can fly for 27 minutes at speeds of 40 mph, up to 4.3 miles away, but also offers real-time battery life thanks to the Intelligent Smart Batteries. Mavic Pro is a great option for people new to drones (or those who are prone to accidents!) as it has 5 cameras, GPS & GLONASS, 24 smart computing cores and 2 ultrasonic range finders. What that all means is that is can detect obstacles up to 49ft away and adjust accordingly. You can fly it low, high, indoors, and even make it land on slopes. Not to mention that there’s also a great camera for the all-important video and photos.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
For just a couple hundred dollars more you can go for the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone. The main difference between these two is their gimbal cameras. The Zoom has improved almost all aspects of it, including the video transmissions, flight speed, obstacle sensing, and a unique Hyperlapse feature. It has a larger sensor that works well in low-light and can zoom in up to four times, hence its name, without compromising on quality. Despite missing the Dlog-M feature that the Mavic 2 Pro has, which is important for professional photographers who want to color correct photos, the Zoom has D-Cinelike for easy and quick color correction instead.
If you’re someone who loves to be by the water, then a waterproof drone is best for you. Other people are more into the quality of the photos and videos they can capture and want good flight time.