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The most important thing to know is that GPS functionality makes a huge difference, even in terms of price. But it’s worth investing more in order to get the most out of your new “toy”: advanced features enable you to keep a vigilant eye on your drone, better plan your flight path and get a more stable image. Key features are the battery life, weight and the distance it can travel.
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With GPS, you can receive accurate information about the location of your drone ($139.99). The Return-to-Home function will ensure that the drone will automatically return home when autonomy is low or the signal is very weak, so you don’t have to worry about losing your drone. The 1080P HD Camera (the angle can be adjusted up to 75° downwards) with a 120° wide-angle lens is optimized for capturing stunning images and videos. The control distance can reach up to 1,000ft and has a flight time of up to 15 minutes giving you the ability to cover a very large area.
DJI Ryze Tello Iron Man Edition
For Marvel fans, the Iron Man Edition ($129.00) is perfect for learning how to fly a drone while immersed in the exciting world of Avengers. The DJI Ryze Tello will help you conquer the skies. This fun mini-drone comes with an immersive app that can teach you how to fly like Iron Man. Friday, Iron Man’s AI assistant, will give you missions to complete thus helping you explore Tello’s wide range of capabilities and become an expert in flying a drone.
Goolsky Dongmingtuo X8
This X8 drone ($59.99) features an altitude holding mode, ideal for beginners. The 720P camera and WIFI real-time image transmission system work together to let you capture fantastic photos and video. In addition, this drone comes equipped with a large rechargeable battery capable of 18 minutes of flight. The automatic “return home” function ensures that the drone will always find its way back to you.
Create missions and draw a flight route on the app and Zino (Out of stock) will fly according to your plan. Select a target and the drone will automatically track and record its movements and keep it in the center of the screen via image identification. The altitude and distance detection range are between 16 and 50 feet. Set the direction, angle, and speed of the in-situ rotation and the drone will rotate 360° in place and automatically film a panoramic view in a stationary position according to your parameters.
The new 1080P HD camera has a 120-degree lens, that can capture wide-angle footage in high definition while you fly your drone. Thanks to the 1200mAh battery, this drone ensures 17 minutes of flight time per charge. The Eachine E511 ($119.99) is also very easy to pilot and it is great for newcomers since it sports a button for automatic take-off and landing. Moreover, by simply drawing a trajectory on the companion app, the drone will automatically fly following the instructions.
Holy Stone HS230
This is a racing Drone (Out of stock) with a top speed of 28mi/h. Thanks to the 5.8GHz transmission signal and 2.4GHz operating frequency, live video is buttery smooth and fast. You can watch the footage on the included LCD screen and record it or capture pictures. The modular camera is easy to install and adjust. The only drawback is that this is not a drone suitable for beginners.
This drone ($89.99) is equipped with an enhanced 1800mAh battery of superior capacity for a flight time of up to 20 minutes. In the package you will find 2 batteries, thus total flight time is extended up to 40 minutes. The 720P HD camera is adjustable between 0 and 45 degrees for a wider view. The integrated shock absorbers between the camera and the drone itself help to reduce shake, allowing for stable images and smoother video.
The four powerful brushless motors grant this drone ($199.99) top-notch acceleration and precision, rapidly increasing or decreasing altitude and instantaneous stop. They have 50% more power than non-brushless motors with lower power consumption, giving this drone up to 20 minutes of autonomy. Control distance can be up to 2,600ft, and with no signal interference up to 3300ft.