Ultimate drone gift guide!
Black Friday and Christmas are fast approaching. Whether you are buying for the drone lover in your life or you are treating yourself we have found the perfect gift.
We have tested many, many drones and we are often asked which ones we recommend. Here they are in part 1 of That Drone Show’s Ultimate Drone Gift Guide.
Read on and enjoy – and stay tuned for our Ultimate Drone Gift Guide Part 2!
A drone for someone that loves to take good quality pictures and videos
The DJI Phantom series is hard to beat. These drones work for both amateurs and professionals. They are a must have for the drone pilot that is serious about taking photographs and video.
The quality of still and moving image it is possible to capture with the Phantom is incredible.
The Phantom 4 Pro is the newest model.
Check out our exclusive interviews about the Phantom 4 Pro –
The camera on the Phantom 4 Pro has been designed to perform well in challenging light conditions.
Battery life is good at 31 minutes with full assisted functions turned on. That is a long flight time!
The Phantom 4 Pro includes advanced obstacle avoidance that works well even without GPS.
Another great drone for photography and video is the Typhoon H by Yuneec.
The Typhoon H comes in two versions – standard and with Intel® RealSense™. The key difference between the two is that the Typhoon H with Intel® RealSense™ comes with obstacle avoidance.
RealSense™ enables the drone to create intelligent routes around obstacles and remembers its environment. So if it avoids an obstacle once, it will remember the location of the obstacle and automatically know to avoid it. Pretty smart!
The Typhoon H has retractable landing gear. This means its legs fold and so will never be visible in a shot.
We get to know the Typhoon H in this video. Check it out! –
The Yuneec Typhoon H is available for $949.99
The Yuneec Typhoon H with Intel RealSense is currently reduced to $1,395.26
Drone technology moves so quickly that new models are being brought out all the time.
Jumping back to DJI, while the Phantom 4 Pro is the newest in the series, the Phantom 4 and Phantom 3 series’ are still great drones.
These have much of the same great technology as the Phantom 4 Pro but as older models are priced lower.
With the Phantom 4 the main feature you’ll miss from the Phantom 4 Pro is the quality of the camera. That said, the Phantom 4 camera is still great!
Take a look at our review of the Phantom 4 in which we take a look at some of its functions:
The DJI Phantom 4 is currently priced at $1,049
The Phantom 3 comes in three versions – Professional, Advanced, and Standard. The quality of camera varies between each iteration.
See our review of the Phantom 3 Professional – we put it to the test in extreme winds:
We also flew the Phantom 3 Standard. This is our take on it –
The DJI Phantom 3 Professional has been reduced to $899 which includes a free battery and case.
The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced is now priced at $699.
The DJI Phantom 3 Standard now retails at $461.
A drone for a selfie addict
Yuneec’s Breeze takes good quality photos and videos that are instantly shareable on social media. So rather than having to live stream or wait to upload, you can share your experiences instantly.
The Breeze is lightweight and small enough to carry around easily, making it perfect for capturing impromptu moments while out and about.
We get to know the Breeze here –
It is a great starter drone for new pilots as it is easy to fly and taking pictures with it is super simple.
It is also a fun addition to the kit of experienced drone pilots for times when they want to put something in the air quickly and easily.
The Yuneec Breeze is currently priced at $399
A drone for someone that travels light
The Mavic Pro is DJI’s smallest drone. When its arms and propellers are folded, the drone compresses to the size of a water bottle. That’s pretty incredible and is surely something those looking for a drone to take with them on the go or when space is limited will find hard to resist.
The propellers remain on when being transported so take off is super quick.
The Mavic Pro has a 4k camera number of automated features you will find in DJIs larger drones.
Take a look at the Mavic Pro here –
If you’ve narrowed it down to a DJI drone but can’t choose between a Phantom and a Mavic Pro this article will help you to decide. Basically, you’ll get better pictures and videos with the Phantom but the Mavic Pro is easier to transport.
The DJI Mavic Pro retails at $999.
We hope this has helped you work through some drone choices. There are many others to consider so stay tuned for Part 2 of That Drone Show’s Ultimate Drone Gift Guide!