Quadcopters are loved by a wide audience for two reasons. They offer a fully manned flight, and are also designed for photography and video shooting. 2020 is the perfect time to buy a hobby drone with a camera.
Advanced models are becoming more available. Having studied the quadcopter market, you can easily choose a device for performing a variety of tasks. We are ready to present you the best unmanned aerial vehicles available in Russian stores. In this review, there are quadrocopters with a price tag from several thousand rubles to hundreds of thousands, and you can choose the one that is right for you.
DJI Mavic 2 enterprise
This is the most compact professional drone. It successfully replaces the "phantoms" that were popular in the past. This device is capable of flying over very long distances - the connection does not break even if the quadcopter is four to five kilometers from the remote control. The flight duration is 31 minutes, which is the maximum that relatively small drones equipped with a huge number of electronic components are capable of.
In terms of its characteristics, the Enterprise is almost identical to the “firmware”, which we will also mention. The difference lies in the support of a variety of accessories that make flying safer and more useful. For example, a drone owner can get a powerful flashlight that will allow them to search for people at night. Also, you cannot do without such an accessory when inspecting high-rise structures. DJI also offers to hang a loud microphone on the Mavic 2 Enterprise. It is intended for the same search for people and warning a person that he has entered the forbidden territory.
Another important feature of this model is the ADS-B receiver. It receives radio communications from aircraft, warning in time of their approach. It is possible that in the future, all amateur DJI quadrocopters capable of flying to high altitudes will be equipped with such a receiver.
The only tangible drawback of Enterprise, apart from the price, is the lack of the ability to change the camera or at least the lens. That is why much larger drones continue to be used to shoot commercials, films and music videos.
- Ability to use ADS-B receiver.
- Support for several useful accessories.
- Large CMOS sensor.
- Omnidirectional obstacle detection.
- Three-axis suspension.
- Long flight time.
- Qualitative 4K video filming.
- Comfortable folding design.
DJI MAVIC 2 PRO
Mavic 2 Pro from DJI - without any doubt one of the best quadcopters. It combines high performance, a powerful chamber, similar to the one that is in a larger Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition, and compactness. It is easy to fold, weighs 907 g, it can be transported in a small backpack.
In this price segment, the quality of shooting MAVIC 2 PRO practically has no analogues. One-bedroom CMOS sensor in combination with optics developed by a well-known manufacturer of Hasselblad cameras, plus improved HDR10 with common efforts issue upscale images and 4K video. Professionals will receive even more from shooting, thanks to the digital profile DJI Dlog-M, which facilitates deep post-processing.
Rollers diversify a set of presets QuickShot. Depending on the selected mode, the copter can circle around the shooting object, follow it or removed from it.
In addition to the impressive MAVIC 2 Pro cinema tools, has the latest innovative DJI technologies in the area of obstacles and programmed flight schemes. Sensors for detecting obstacles are located on each side, the APAS system is responsible for intelligent bypass. Drone flaws non-stop between obstacles, provided that they do not completely block the path.
- CMOS-matrix 1 '', 20 mp.
- The maximum flight time is 31 minutes.
- 4K / 30 FPS video.
- 3-axis suspension.
- omnidirectional discovery of obstacles.
DJI MAVIC AIR
small drone, not inferior Flags in technical terms - this is a MAVIC AIR. In fact, it is a cross between tiny spark and major Mavic 2 and Mavic Pro.
In folded form, it is a little longer than a 6-inch smartphone. The accompanying remote control has exactly the same size. Dron is equipped with trilateral recognition of obstacles and video recording modes QuickShot. From the CMOS sensor size 1 / 2.3 "4K video with a speed of 30 FPS and 12 MP static HDR of the pictures can be achieved.
The chamber is installed on a 3-axis stabilizer. The design is able to withstand the sharp gusts of the wind. Together, all these features provide clarity and smoothness of the rollers.
- Three-axis stabilizer.
- 3 obstacle detection sensor.
- Supercompact size.
- Camera 12 MP, shooting in 4K.
- The maximum flight time is 21 minutes.
After the success of Mavic Pro DJI focused on a compact high-performance drone. They became Spark - a reduced version of Mavic Pro. It is equipped with most flying technologies as his senior fellow, but fits them in more compact performance.
Unlike Mavic Pro, Spark has no folding design. However, his total area is so small that it fits on the palm. By the way, this is the first drone, which fully supports the management of gestures. The traditional control system is represented as a remote control DJI with a radius of 500 m.
Capter develops speed up to 50 km / h, the autonomous flight lasts 16 minutes. Time from SPARK flies unnoticed: Intelligent flight modes include binding to the shooting object, programmable route, manual control and many other interesting settings. In each of the modes, the camera retains stability thanks to a 2-axle cardan suspension and electronic Ultrasmooth stabilization technology.
- The maximum flight time is 16 minutes.
- Video FullHD.
- Two-axis suspension.
- Obstacle breaking technology.
- Radiocommunication range 500 m.
- Bluetooth range and Wi-Fi 100 m.
Yuneec Mantis Q
An example for imitation of the company Yuneec chose Expert of unmanned technologies DJI. MANTIS Q and Mantis Air are similar to each other, they are combined by portable folding design.
More advanced technologies are implemented in Mantis Q. The device is equipped with a camera with a pack of intelligent modes and a 2K video recording function at a speed of 30 frames per second. Capter can be forced to circle around the point of interest and automatically return home according to GPS and GLONASS. Accurate positioning allows you to make the most sophisticated maneuvers and safely launch Mantis Q in the apartment.
Quadcopter understands the voice commands to "wake up", "return", "start recording". More complex instructions are fed through the remote control. Its radius is one and a half kilometers.
- The maximum flight time is 33 minutes.
- Compact (folded state 168 x 96 x 58 mm).
- Capture video in 4K at 30 fps.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition
Up until the release of the Mavic, the Phantom 4 series was DJI's most advanced offering. In 2017, she received several new models, but none of them were as impressive as the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition. Smooth and stable flight, professional-quality shooting - all these are the inalienable advantages of the novelty.
The most significant difference from the Mavic is in the performance of the camera. A magnesium alloy body rests on a gimbal suspension. Inside it is a 1-inch sensor filled with 20 million pixels. Shooting in 4K resolution at 60 FPS is available using H.265 and H.264 codecs.
The settings include the familiar Active Track feature for object tracking and the new Draw mode, in which the user can draw the route of the quadcopter by hand. In addition, there are many other settings for the image and flight.
Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition is a real pleasure to watch. The quadcopter instantly responds to commands, moves easily and stably. On a battery with an increased capacity, it can fly for 30 minutes.
- Maximum flight time 30 minutes.
- Communication range 7 km.
- Obstacle detection in 5 directions.
- Photomatrix 1’’ 20 MP.
The plastic case of the Parrot Anafi does not feel premium. But perhaps this is the only thing you can find fault with. The technical characteristics of this aircraft are very good.
When folded, it takes an elongated shape like a bottle and easily fits in the side compartment of the backpack. The 3-axis gimbal allows you to control the camera within 180 degrees.
25 minutes on a single charge is a decent flight time for an amateur level. He is not afraid of wind gusts up to 13 m/s: the copter will not deviate from the set course, and the image quality will not suffer.
- 4K / 30 FPS, 1080p / 60 FPS movie recording.
- Lossless digital zoom up to x2.8 in Full HD and up to x1.42 in 4K.
- 3-axis gimbal.
- Maximum flight time is 25 minutes.
Hubsan Zino Pro
The creators of this device focused on DJI products, trying to achieve similar opportunities at a lower price. For example, they managed to achieve flight time at the level of 23 minutes. They also provided their creation by the signal receiver at 5 GHz, as a result of which the Dron is stably controlled even at a distance of 3-4 km. And not just managed, you will continue to see everything falls into the camera lens.
It was because of the camera that the Hubsan Zino Pro quadrocopter was not a penny. She knows how to shoot a video in 4K-resolution, the frequency will be equal to 30 frames per second. For shooting, a 1/3 inches matrix is used here. The picture will be as smooth as possible, as the camera is located on a three-axis suspension.
Of course, the drone is equipped with a GPS chip, so it returns to the place of takeoff every time, for which you need to press only one button. Positioning accuracy is very high, as the navigation chip is supplemented with support for receiving signals from GLONASS satellites. When landing, Dron additionally "considers the surface with optical sensors.
- Good chamber, able to shoot 4K video.
- Replaceable lenses are supported.
- Decent flight duration.
- You can fly on a very long distance.
- Three-axis suspension is used.
- Quadcopter has a foldable design.
- A good remote control.
- Not a locked price tag.
Parrot BEBOP 2 / BEBOP 2 POWER
Bebop 2 - Improved version of the once hit BEBOP. The new model received a modified design, hardware updates. In general, the ratio of price and quality in the BEBOP lineup has increased markedly.
Bebop 2 is able to fly at a speed of 60 km / h, to resist the wind and hang in the air for 4 seconds. Function "Follow me" likes to lovers of active sports. To position the Capter uses a GPS sensor and returns home with its help at the end of the shooting.
14 Mp Wide-angle chamber is equally good in the photo, and in the video. For static images, professionally editable formats RAW and DNG are available.
As for the management, Bebop 2 offers two options: basic and advanced. In the first case, you can control the flight using a smartphone, and in the second via SkyController 2 and video first person. The controller and glasses can be purchased by a set for an additional 45,000 rubles.
Parrot BEBOP 2 POWER from the base model is characterized by a longer autonomy - 60 minutes.
- The maximum flight time is 25 minutes.
- HD quality video.
- Permission of photo 14 Mp.
- Communication at a distance of 2 km when using SkyController.
- Compatible with FPV glasses.
- Digital video stabilization.
RYZE TECH TELLO
Ryze Tech Tello quickly became a hit thanks to maneuverability, simple control and compatibility with the VR headset. This quadrocopter has an amazing speed for its size: in a quick flight mode when moving in direct, it accelerates to 30 km / h. At the same time, in just two meters, he can slow down and turn 180 degrees.
For inexperienced airbags, there are less high-speed and more managed mode. In it, the speed of the copter is limited to 12 km / h. Passing from the Wi-Fi area, Ryze Tech Tello hangs in place and waits for the signal will not restore.
The application allows you to activate several funny tricks: Locks, barrel, smooth turn and other GPS at Ryze Tech Tello is not, so you will program your course by navigation data and configure accompaniment through your smartphone will not work. But it is possible to create a custom flight algorithm through the DRONEBLOCS mobile application, but to deal with it without basic programming skills will not be easy.
- A large set of tricks.
- Communication range is 100 m.
- supports virtual reality glasses.
- Video recording goes directly to the memory of the smartphone.
In this quadcopter, there is a lot of unique, it will be interesting and beginners, and advanced airbags.
In the inactive state of Poweregg takes a streamlined form. Before starting from the top of the case, four beams with powerful screws are folded, and from the bottom - four landing supports for protection during tight fit.
Also, visual positioning sensors are also located in the lower part, which is mainly involved in the rooms in the room at a height of 0.2 - 3.5 m. This technology ensures the stability of vertical hang and Accurate horizontal positioning with a maximum error of 20 cm.
PowerVision Poweregg has three modes: light, normal and professional. In the last operator, the maximum concentration will be required: in it, the drone accelerates to 46 km / h (approximately 13 m / s).
The built-in camera based on CMOS-matrix 1 / 2.3 "with a range of ISO 100-1600 leads the video capture in 4k and photography with a maximum resolution of 4254 x 3264.
- The maximum flight time is 23 minutes.
- ultrasonic sensor.
- Visual positioning.
- Communication range with a 5 km controller.
- 4K video.
- Serial and slow motion photography.
Hubsan X4 H107D FPV
From the interesting characteristics of this model, first of all, I would like to mention the remote control with the display. Thanks to him, you can control the flight from the first person. The radius of action is small - only 100 m, but it does not beat off the desire to take a look at the world bird's height.
The chamber is represented by a 0.3 MP sensor, the maximum resolution during video recording 640x480. Quality is not top, but stabilization based on a sensitive 6-axis gyroscope works flawlessly.
The Hubsan X4 battery is charged completely via USB in 30 minutes, it is enough for a 7-minute flight. The Hubsan line has a cheap option with a longer autonomy, but without a camera - Hubsan X4 V2 H107L.
- 6-axis gyroscope.
- The remote control with the built-in screen.
- Communication range is 100 m.
- Compact form factor.
Swing is a rather unusual representative of the Parrot line. This is the first device that can take off as an ordinary quadcoper with propellers up and roll over to the side in flight like a fighter. He is incredibly lightweight, and he has a camera, though it is not different.
The wings are made of durable plastic, to the touch resembling foam. Management is carried out using a gamepad controller or through an application for iPhone or Android. You can also combine both (the controller has a special mount for a mobile phone), then information on the state of the battery and the duration of the session will be displayed.
- Avtovzlet and auto shock.
- Maximum speed of 30 km / h.
- Quick turn by 90 and 180 degrees.
- Communication range 60 m.
Parrot Disco is not similar to most amateur drone. It has two rigidly fixed wings and in shape closer to airplanes than to quadcopters.
The built-in battery is designed for 45 minutes of entertainment. Automatic piloting nuances are engaged in the side system Chuck. To activate it, you need to hold the start button, and then drop Parrot Disco into the air.
Thanks to the large area of the wings, Dronu is enough just one screw to stay in the air and develop a record speed - up to 80 km / h. The video with a maximum resolution of 1080r is fixed in a 32 GB storage. If you have FPV glasses, the material can be viewed in real time.
- Compatible with FPV video cards.
- The maximum flight time is 45 minutes.
- Radius of communication of 2 km.
- Rigid design.
- Maximum speed of 80 km / h.
Cheerson Hobby CX-10W
This is a very small drone with dimensions of 62 * 62 * 20 mm and weighing 15 grams. At first glance, it may seem that such a small device does not represent anything interesting, but in fact it is not, and positive feedback is only confirmed.
The device is controlled from the smartphone, while even the child will be able to deal with the control and this is a plus, since this budget drone is ideal for beginners. In addition to the simple control, it boasts high strength - to break it extremely difficult. There is still a camera, it is simple, but allows you to record video or works in FPV mode.
The battery of the device is expected modest (with such sizes) - 150 mAh, it is enough for 4 minutes of flight, but it is charged via the USB connector, you can use PowerBank for these purposes. Charging takes about 25 minutes. Maximum flight range is 25 meters.
Being a very compact device, it is not safe to use it in windy conditions, as it is highly likely to be blown away, and it will be very difficult to find such a small device. Another disadvantage is the FPV mode - users note that it overloads the device and its control becomes rather uncomfortable.
- Lightweight and compact.
- FPV mode.
- Controls the smartphone's gyroscope or app triggers.
- Charged from a power bank.
- Strong body.
Xiaomi MiTu Mini drone 720P
Budget drone from Xiaomi is a good option for beginners. The model has small dimensions - 91 * 91 * 38 mm and weight - 88 grams. The device is controlled from a smartphone, this requires the installation of a proprietary application MIDroneMini. The flight time here is 10 minutes, the 920 mAh battery is fully charged in about one hour.
An ultrasonic sensor is installed at the bottom of the model to maintain position and avoid collisions, and an IR sensor is installed in front. It is needed to conduct air battles with the same models. Users note that the drone is great as a training device - it is easy to fly, and the ability to stay in the air and avoid obstacles works well, which means that this mini quadcopter will not go to the trash basket after the first piloting attempts.
2 megapixel sensor with HD recording capability for video recording. The videos are recorded on the built-in 4 GB storage.
- Compact size and weight.
- Built-in memory for video recording.
- FPV mode.
- Flight range - 50 meters, height - 25 meters.
- Modes for beginners.
Syma X8 Pro
This quadcopter appeared on the market back in 2017, but even today it is of interest among budget models. X8 Pro has a well-thought-out design with convenient fastenings for removable elements, it is large - 50 * 50 * 19 cm and weighs 600 grams. In the kit it has an HD camera with a viewing angle of 90 degrees, it does not shoot in the best way, but for the device on which they will learn to fly and shoot, it will do. It's removable, so it's no problem to put something a little more serious when shooting skills from the drone improve, and the ability of the copter to take on an additional 200 grams of weight contributes to this.
Autonomy is calculated for 9 minutes of flight, for control using its own remote control with a communication range of 90 meters. At the same time, the device can record video not only on a memory card (it is inserted into the camera), but also in FPV mode, it can broadcast a picture to a smartphone.
Thanks to the GPS module, 6-axis gyroscope and barometer, the device performs well in the air and is easy to control. By the way, this is one of the few drones in this price tag with a GPS module. Among the modes are flips, hovering at one point, automatic return to the starting position and Headless Mode.
- GPS module.
- FPV mode.
- Return from start point.
- Altitude hold.
- Camera to be replaced.
MJX Bugs 4W
Inexpensive quadcopter with a folding design and a weight of 680 grams. The camera here is mounted on a single-axis mechanical gimbal, which is designed to minimize shake when shooting. Initially, the model received a camcorder with 2K shooting, but later an updated version with 4K was released, it costs more and behaves worse, so it makes no sense to overpay for it.
The aircraft can be controlled by remote control, in which case the communication range is 1600 meters, however, in FPV mode and when controlled from a smartphone, the allowable flight distance does not exceed 800 meters. Battery life is 20 minutes and charging takes about 4 hours. Flight speed - 40 km / h.
The device is equipped with a GPS module, can follow an object, flies to pre-specified points, maintains altitude, has auto takeoff and landing, automatically returns to the start when the battery is low.
- Foldable design.
- FPV mode (range up to 800 meters).
- Record 2K movies.
- Auto takeoff and auto landing.
- Headless Mode.
- Autonomy - 20 minutes.
- Flight speed - 40 km/h.
Xiro XPLORER 4K
This quadcopter has a solid body with an attractive appearance and a detachable camera with a 3-axis mechanical gimbal for stabilization. The complete camcorder has a resolution of 12 megapixels and allows you to shoot in 4K at 25 fps or FHD at 120 fps. There are a number of special modes for shooting here - from tracking an object to flying over given points. On sale there is a modification with a suspension adapted for GoPro cameras.
Xiro XPLORER 4K uses a GPS sensor for navigation, it is controlled by a proprietary remote control, the maximum communication range is 800 meters. The flight altitude does not exceed 120 meters, and the maximum speed is 28 km/h. The autonomy of the device is 25 minutes. Weight with camera - 1.3 kg, dimensions - 500 * 500 * 190 mm.
- Three-axis stabilization.
- Shoot in 4K 25 fps or FHD 120 fps.
- GPS module.
- Flight time is 25 minutes.
- Ability to mount a GoPro camera.
Fimi X8 SE
The Fimi X8 SE quadcopter is a new model in the mainstream segment, which demonstrates an excellent combination of parameters and price. The device received a folding design (106 * 73 * 204 mm), which simplifies storage and rather low weight - 790 grams. For control, a proprietary remote control is used, which provides for the installation of a tablet or smartphone.
The video camera is Sony IMX378 with a resolution of 12 MP and the ability to shoot in 4K at 30 fps. Stabilization is provided by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, and a three-fold digital zoom is also provided. For shooting, there are several modes of operation - tracking an object, time-lapse, flying over specified points, panoramic shooting and Cine Shot. This is a special mode in which the drone concentrates on an object and can shoot it in one of four user-selected ways. The device supports FPV, video transmission is possible at a distance of up to 5 km, but maximum in HD resolution. Recording is done on a memory card, you can install no more than 64 GB.
The battery of the model has a capacity of 4500 mAh, it lasts for 30-33 minutes of flight. Maximum range - 5 km, height - 500 meters, maximum speed - 18 meters per second.
- Captures 4K movies.
- Automatic return to base.
- Cine Shot mode.
- Real time position transmission.
- FPV mode.
- Folding design.
- Flight range - 5 km.
- Flight time is 33 minutes.
- Mechanical suspension for stabilization.
Xiaomi Mi Drone 4K
This is a rather old model that you can buy today on Aliexpress. The device is a good combination of parameters and price, which made it popular with buyers at one time.
The drone has a stylish appearance, the body is made of carbon fiber, which on the one hand is durable, and on the other hand does not weigh down the device. Its dimensions and weight are 38*45.5*17 cm and 1390 grams. A 5100 mAh battery is responsible for autonomy, it will last for 30 minutes of flight, the flight range is 3 km, and the speed can be developed up to 36 km/h. A full set of capacity takes about 1.5 hours and it is quite fast.
The device has an altitude hold function, GLONASS and GPS are responsible for navigation in it and they do it very accurately. The main advantage of the model is the 4K camera with a resolution of 12 MP and a three-axis gimbal that stabilizes the picture.
- The maximum flight time is 30 minutes.
- Maximum flight speed is 36 km/h (declared 18 km/h).
- Communication range with the controller is 3 km.
- Charges in 1.5 hours.
- 4K video.
- Novice mode for novice users.