What is the Best Drone For Aerial Photography – Buyer’s Guide 2018

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If you want to pick the right drone for aerial photography out of the huge selection presented on the market, use our top list. We have checked hundreds of products with the aim of helping you buy the very best drone for aerial photography.

Top 6 Best Drone For Aerial Photography of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Style 5/5
Size 5/5
Construction 5/5
Value 5/5
UPair One Drone 1. UPair One Drone
The rth works 100% to provide a secured flight of low battery failsafe and lost control failsafe.
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Style 5/5
Size 5/5
Construction 5/5
Value 4/5
Altair AA108 Camera Drone 2. Altair AA108 Camera Drone
The altair quadcopter is easily piloted & has headless mode, altitude hold & 1-button takeoff & landing.
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Style 5/5
Size 4/5
Construction 4/5
Value 5/5
Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone 3. Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone (Best for the Price)
Equipped with 720p hd camera to take aerial photos and videos.
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Style 5/5
Size 5/5
Construction 3/5
Value 4/5
Mothers Day! Contixo F5 WiFi FPV Quadcopter Drone w HD Camera 4. Mothers Day! Contixo F5 WiFi FPV Quadcopter Drone w HD Camera
Watch live video feed of your flight from your iphone or android smart mobile device with the fpv wifi feature.
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Style 2/5
Size 4/5
Construction 5/5
Value 5/5
DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter Drone 5. DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter Drone (DIY Crafters’ Choice)
Featuring dji ocusync which surpasses the quality of wi fi.
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Style 5/5
Size 5/5
Construction 3/5
Value 2/5
Beebeerun Wifi FPV Quadcopter Drone 6. Beebeerun Wifi FPV Quadcopter Drone
One key take off, landing, 360 roll, return, master a variety of cool skills easily.
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№ 1. UPair One Drone with Camera Gimbal Live Video 2.7k Hd 7 Inch Fpv Monitor Screen Gps Quadcopter, Auto Return to Home Function, Aerial Photography Beginner Drone
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
UPair 9.65 pounds
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View a live image streamed from 7-inch fpv screen, configure various camera parameters with the controller. Consistently 19 minutes flight time with 5400mah flight battery, giving users superior flight distance of 1000m. The rth works 100% to provide a secured flight of low battery failsafe and lost control failsafe. Super smooth 2.7k video and 12mp still definitely very usable footage for recreational purposes. The 3 in 1 controller enables a wide variety of flight modes, you can initiate position hold, altitude hold and the return flight with the click of a button.

 

 
The good
The 3 in 1 controller enables a wide variety
View a live image streamed from 7-inch fpv screen
The rth works 100%
Super smooth 2.7k video
Consistently 19 minutes flight time
The bad
It is absolutely flawless.
 

How did you make the list of the best drone for aerial photography?

We compared hundreds of various drone for aerial photography and chose TOP options with the best price/quality ratio. It was not easy, since manufacturers present new modes of drone for aerial photographyevery year. We made an unbiased review and used only important factors, such as prices, materials, weights, and many other things.

 

 
№ 2. Altair AA108 Camera Drone, Rc Quadcopter W 720p Hd Fpv Camera Vr, Headless Mode, Altitude Hold, 3 Skill Modes, Great for Kids and Beginners, Easy Fly Indoor Drone, 2 Batteries
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Altair Aerial 1.65 pounds
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Stable flight & durable construction for long lasting fun. The altair also has custom route modes, use your smartphone to draw a custom flight line on your mobile screen and the drone will fly according to your flight line. Long range & flight time – 100 meters / up to 10 minutes.720p real time fpv (first person view) great drone for beginners. Also includes advanced remote control technology, no smartphone required, out of range alarm, emergency landing function, and low battery alarm will keep the pilot and your altair drone safe. Great christmas drone gift for beginners, kids & all skill levels – 3 flight skill levels: 1 (great drone for kids & beginners).2 mid level.3 advanced, comes with bonus battery for extra flight time.

Easy to fly – the altair quadcopter is easily piloted & has headless mode, altitude hold & 1-button takeoff & landing. This is a great drone with camera for kids, beginners and pro pilots, easy to fly indoors as well. Premium 720p camera drone w realtime video: the aerial aa108 comes with a 120 degree wide-angle 720p hd camera that takes amazing photos and videos in birds eye view right from your phone.

 

 
The good
Premium 720p camera drone w realtime video
Great christmas drone gift
Stable flight & durable construction
Long range & flight time
Easy to fly
The bad
Does not offer enough features for such a high price.
 

 

 
№ 3. Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720p Hd Wi-fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4ghz 6-axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids and Beginners, Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms, Bonus Battery
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Holy Stone 2.6 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches 1.13 pounds
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Foldable structure: foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Also provides a better and safer flight experience. App control system: operate your drone through an app after connecting the wi-fi to your phone (ios or android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share. Modular and bonus battery: there are 2 powerful 3.7v 500mah modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can support longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage. One key start/ landing: allows players of any level (beginners intermediates experts) to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. Offering release date: 2017/8/12.

Wi-fi fpv 720p hd camera: equipped with 720p hd camera to take aerial photos and videos. Images and videos will be stored in both the app and the mobile album system.

 

 
The good
Foldable structure
One key start/ landing
Wi-fi fpv 720p hd camera
App control system
The bad
Is not suitable for outdoor use.
 

How much money should I spend for a nice drone for aerial photography?

The price of a drone for aerial photography should never be the determining factor. Even if you are able to afford the most expensive model, you might do not actually need it. drone for aerial photographyin the average price range can cover all your needs and save you a few bucks at the same time.

 

 
№ 4. Mothers Day! Contixo F5 WiFi FPV Quadcopter Drone w HD Camera, Live Video for Aerial Photography, Altitude Hold, Auto Return, Easy to Fly for Expert Pilots and Beginners!, Best Gift
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Contixo 1.75 pounds
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First person view with vr headset compatibility: watch live video feed of your flight from your iphone or android smart mobile device with the fpv wifi feature. Hd camera: capture 720p high definition aerial photos and videos with 2mp camera; sync it to your controller to really bring life to your flights. Comes with three batteries: flight time up to 20 minutes total. All contixo products carry one year USA based manufacture warranty with live support 7/24. Altitude hold function: super easy drone for beginners to fly: makes controlling the drone a breeze for beginners and stabilizes aerial photography. This is the ideal beginner drone with a lot of the latest features typically found on higher end models. Headless mode: automatically adjust the takeoff forward direction of the f5 quadcopter drone with the headless feature. This enable easy learning and can be used on uneven ground.

One touch take off and landing: drone automatically hovers at a set altitude after take off and before landing making it easy to control and maneuver, especially for beginners who are not yet skilled. One key return: the fun and easy return feature allows users to automatically return the quadcopter drone midflight back to the user with a touch of a button.

 

 
The good
Comes with three batteries
World easiest drone to fly
First person view
Altitude hold function
The bad
Takes up too much space.
 

 

 
№ 5. DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter Drone with 4k Camera and Wi-fi Ultra Kit
 

Style
2/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
DJI 3.79 pounds
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Featuring dji ocusync which surpasses the quality of wi fi. 4k ultra hd video at 30fps and 27 minutes of fly time. This beach camera exclusive bundle features the dji mavic pro quadcopter drone with 4k camera and wi-fi. Bundle includes: mavic pro, mavic pro 3pc filter kit dc-fk3-mvc, aluminum custom fit carrying case for dji mavic pro, folding propellers for dji mavic pro (black) vmp-003, propeller guards for dji mavic pro (black) vmp-004, landing gear for dji mavic pro (black) vmp-005, micro fiber cloth, cleaning kit. Included in the box: mavic pro, remote controller, intelligent flight battery, propeller pair, gimbal clamp, charger, power cable.16gb microsd card, micro usb cable, rc cable (lightning connector & standard), rc cable slider, manuals.

 

 
The good
Bundle includes
Featuring dji ocusync which surpasses the quality
Included in the box
4k ultra hd video at 30fps
The bad
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

 

 
№ 6. Beebeerun Wifi FPV Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video 2.4ghz Headless Mode Altitude Hold One-key Function Vr Headset-compatible Gravity Induction Damage Resistance (black Drones with Camera)
 

Style
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Arkmiido 9.9 x 9.9 x 4 inches 1.5 pounds
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One hot key,: one key take off, landing.360 roll, return, master a variety of cool skills easily. 2.4ghz wifi fpv,: 2.4ghz technology adopted for anti-interference; with the built-in wifi module, you can see exactly what your camera sees with a live video on your mobile device by installing the app (compatible with ios and android). Automatic height hold,: the powerful barometric altitude hold function allows you to release the throttle lever, built-in 6-axis gyro to make the aerial picture more stable and clear. Headless mode,: players of any level can operate drone easily, great choice for drone beginner.

Multipurpose,: photography enthusiasts, travel enthusiasts, wedding shooting records etc. Quipped with the newest 720p 120 wide-angle hd wifi camera, which allows you to take high-res pictures and video during flight. Capture the wonderful moment anytime and anywhere.

 

 
The good
One hot key
Automatic height hold
Headless mode
2.4ghz wifi fpv
The bad
The number of features for the price is frustrating.
 

Are there any reasons to buy drone for aerial photographywith a lifetime warranty?

Companies that make drone for aerial photographyoffer all kinds of warranties for any taste. Usually, cheap models have only a 6-month warranty or do not have it at all. Average users recommend choosing a drone for aerial photography with a two-year warranty, but we believe that the five-year warranty is much better and safer. At the same time, our team would not recommend you to buy models with a lifetime warranty since the vast majority of them is significantly overpriced.

Is there a way to get my money back for a drone for aerial photography?

If you receive a wrong or a broken drone for aerial photography, seller will oblige the seller to return your money or send you a replacement. There is no need to worry about refunds anymore thanks to the amazing customer-friendly policy!

What exactly I should pay my special attention to when choosing a drone for aerial photography?

If you are buying a drone for aerial photography for the fist time in your life and do not really know much about it, you should always look carefully for user reviews from other customers. Learn from the experience of other people and try to find a drone for aerial photography according to its material and assembly quality.

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