Are you a flying fan who likes to capture pictures and videos with your quadcopters? The good news is that there are numerous new and well-designed flying drones to pick from. The many models in the market give you the freedom to choose the one that will suit your needs. But this is not an easy thing. And that is why there is this review to help you compare them in order to determine the one that is ideal for you.
The following updated list contains 4 of the best mini-drones for the year 2017 with a built-in camera to enable you to take stunning aerial footage.
1. Hubsan FPV X4 H107D+ Plus RC Quadcopter
Hubsan FPV X4 Plus H107D+ RC Quadcopter is in fact, an upgraded version of Hubsan H107D. It is actually part of the much-awaited Hubsan Plus quadcopter series. Part of its upgrade comprises of a substantial redesign that makes the body of the drone stronger and tougher.
The H107D+ quadcopter comes with a 720P camera which is fantastic for video recording as well as taking aerial shots using a 1280 x 720resolution. Recording and photo shooting module are some of the camera’s functions.
It has a new 6-axis flight control system that may be modified for gyro sensitivity, which is something that actually supports a more stable flight for the person flying it. It comes with a highly durable lightweight airframe and facilitates a smooth and easy flight. The quadcopter can also be easily moved in different directions and raised up and down, forward and backward. It can be turned left and right and fly both left and right.
The drone also boasts of tougher rotor arms, a feature that is helpful when it comes to decreasing inflight vibrations, as well as rubber feet or landing pads that gives the drone’s body a lesser impact from the landing force. The damage caused to the body as a result of any impact on the surface may be reduced by the rotor arms, which also flex. The drone’ body has 4 built-in LED lights which give it a great look as well as makes it possible to spot it, particularly when it is flying in the night or in dark places.
The quadcopter’s belly features holes that are helpful in reducing the weight and also dissipating the heat produced within. Unfortunately, the drone still has the same antenna which, instead of being placed vertically, is placed horizontally. The range can be nearly doubled if the antenna is vertically placed. However, the horizontal placement is certainly better, when it comes to enabling the quadcopter to remain intact and not breaking off during flight.
2. Hubsan X4 H107C+ Plus Camera Quadcopter Drone
Hubsan X4 Camera Plus H107C+ quadcopter is an upgraded version of the Hubsan H107C, a much-awaited product in the market. It has been significantly redesigned to make its body stronger and tougher such that, in the event of it falling from a height, the material from which it is made can bear the impact without getting damaged. Its other features are to a large extent similar to those of the Hubsan FPV X4 H107D+ Plus RC Quadcopter.
Hubson could have incorporated a camera with higher resolutions because they modified the earlier versions to convert it into a camera quadcopter.
Although the H107C+ quadcopter has an altitude mode as well that will enable fliers to set it to a particular altitude for a smoother flight with additional stabilization while taking pictures and shooting videos, fast winds could hamper its flight. Another interesting feature to the quadcopter is the barometer and headless mode. Storing your entire media on a compatible Micro SD card is possible. However, the card does not come with the drone.
It features a 4 channel 2.4G technology implemented to check interference hence another drove flying nearby will not cause any interference. With its extremely stable flight plus protection cover, you can fly it indoors as well as outdoors.
It also features a remote control that is quite simple to use and adapt to. Its 50 to 150 meters control distance allows you to control the drone easily.
3. Hubsan H107D FPV Drone
This is a drone the size of your palm that has an integrated FPV (first-person view) camera. This incredible camera captures 720 x 240 resolution SD video and is capable of taking 0.3 MP still photos.
Hubsan H107D FPV Drone communicates wirelessly and allows you to capture pictures and record video with a MicroSD memory card slot which has been integrated into the transmitter. The transmitter supports capacities to the tune of 16GB. The quadcopter though does not come with the MicroSD card.
This mini-drone consists of a 4-channel, 2.4GHz transmitter (TX) comprising of a range of 328′ that change in varying conditions. The transmitter features a 4.3 LCD screen that which enables you to supervise real-time video from the camera. In addition, it is capable of showing vital flight telemetry data to continuously update you about whatever is happening to the quadcopter while it is flying.
Other features include a 6-axis flight control system that has adjustable sensitivity which enables it to fly smoothly, 4 LED night lights that make flying it in the dark easier. The mini-drone is packaged with rubber feet and blade protectors.
The miniature drone uses a 3.7V, 380mAh lithium-polymer battery, and charges via USB, with a charging time and flight time of about 30 minutes and 7 minutes, respectively.
4. Hubsan X4 H107C 2MP Drone
A remarkable compact quadcopter, this miniature drone fits easily in your hand. It boasts of 4 amazing motors that can be adapted to achieve expert takeoffs as well as vertical climbs. It also has two flight modes: Beginners, for those looking to master flight basics, and Advanced, for people with more experience.
Advanced mode allows you to achieve aggressive flips. The mini drone’s newly upgraded version also enables you to commence an anti-flip mode by just pressing down on the left stick. Thus, you are able to fly as expertly and aggressively as you wish without having to worry about performing an inadvertent flip.
This guide will certainly help you discover the various new and well-designed drones currently in the market for you to pick from, based on your needs.