Drones are not just for RC  RC enthusiasts; there’s a flying camera out there for you. Drones have brought aerial photography to the whole new level. Drones are not just limited to the photography but some of the drones can record the video at 4k resolution. As the technology is growing rapidly different companies around the world are manufacturing the drones of different shape, size, and functionality.

Here are some of the best drones which you can buy right now in 2019.

1. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

DJI mavic 2 pro is a beast when it comes to drones comparisons. DJI has been manufacturing high-quality drones. DJI Mavic 2 Pro is one of the best product which you can buy in 2019.

The Mavic 2 offers iconic Hasselblad image quality on the Pro and a high-performance zoom lens on the Zoom.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro
LensFOV: about 77°
35 mm Format Equivalent: 28 mm
Aperture: f/2.8–f/11
Shooting Range: 1 m to ∞
ISO RangeVideo:
100-3200 (auto)
100-12800 (manual)
Shutter SpeedElectronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s
Still Image Size5472×3648
Still Photography ModesSingle shot
Burst shooting: 3/5 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Interval (JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s RAW:5/7/10/15/20/30/60s)
Video Resolution4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Max Video Bitrate100Mbps
Color ModeDlog-M (10bit), support HDR video (HLG 10bit)
Supported File SystemFAT32 (≤ 32 GB)
exFAT (> 32 GB)
Photo FormatJPEG / DNG (RAW)
Video FormatMP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)
  • Hasselblad Camera
  • 1″ CMOS Sensor
  • Adjustable Aperture
  • 10-bit Dlog-M
  • 10-bit HDR Video
  • Hyperlapse
  • Excellent Foldable design
  • New photo and video modes.
  • Excellent camera

The second version of DJI’s Mavic Pro gives the sharpest videos and stills of any consumer drones. Its gimbal-stabilized Hasselblad camera makes helps to take the sharpest videos and stills.
Pictures are brighter, more detailed, and noticeably superior to those taken using the previous model. DJI has updated the software in this particular model of drone, the new software allows the new modes for capturing videos and photos -including the hyper-lapse.

You can buy Mavic 2 Pro at a price of USD $ 1,499.

2. DJI Mavic Air

DJI Mavic Air was announced on 23rd January 2018.
A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this portable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration.

Sensor1/2.3” CMOS
Effective Pixels: 12 MP
LensFOV: 85°
35 mm Format Equivalent: 24 mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shooting Range: 0.5 m to ∞
ISO RangeVideo:
100 – 3200 (auto)
100 – 3200 (manual)

100 – 1600 (auto)
100 – 3200 (manual)
Shutter SpeedElectronic Shutter: 8 – 1/8000s
Still Image Size4:3: 4056×3040
16:9: 4056×2280
Still Photography ModesSingle shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias
Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Pano: 3×1: 42°×78°, 2048×3712 (W×H) 
3×3: 119°×78°, 4096×2688 (W×H)
180°: 251°×88°, 6144×2048 (W×H) 
Sphere (3×8+1): 8192×4096 (W×H)
Video Resolution4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Max Video Bitrate100Mbps
Supported File SystemFAT32
Photo FormatJPEG/DNG (RAW)
Video FormatMP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)

The Mavic Air has a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, with its angular vibration range reduced to 0.005 °. The reduced vibration helps to take the steady shots.

You can buy Mavic Air for USD $799

3. Parrot Anafi

As a name suggests Parrot, It is a flying 4k HDR camera that you can take with you where ever you go. It is ideal for film shooting in high quality and taking photos.


  • Size folded: 244x67x65mm
  • Size unfolded: 175x240x65mm
  • Weight: 320g
  • Max transmission range: 4km with a controller
  • Max flight time: 25 min
  • Max horizontal speed: 15.3m/s (55km/h)
  • Max vertical speed: 4m/s
  • Max wind resistance: 50km/h
  • Service ceiling: 4500m above sea level
  • Operating Temperature range: -10°C to 40°C
  • Satellite Positioning Systems: GPS & GLONASS
Sensor1/2.4″ CMOS
ASPH (Low-dispersion aspherical lens)
Aperture: f/2.4
Focal length (35mm format equivalent): 23-69mm (photo), 26-78mm (video)
Depth of field: 1.5m – ∞
ISO range100-3200
Shutter Speedelectronic shutter 1 to 1/10000s
Video Resolution4K Cinema 4096×2160 24fps
4K UHD 3840×2160 24/25/30fps
FHD 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60fps
Video HFOV: 69°
Max video bitrate: 100 Mbps
Video format: MP4 (H264)
Photo ResolutionWide: 21MP (5344×4016) / 4:3 / 84° HFOV
Rectilinear: 16MP (4608×3456) / 4:3 / 75.5° HFOV
Photo formats: JPEG, Adobe DNG (RAW)
HDR: 4K UHD video
Digital ZoomLossless: up to 2.8x (FHD) & 1.4x (4K)
Standard: up to 3x (4K Cinema, 4K UHD, FHD)
Image stabilizationStabilization: 3-axis hybrid
Mechanical: 2-axis Roll/Tilt angles
Electronic (EIS): 3-axis Roll/Pan/Tilt angles
Controllable tilt range: – 90° to +90° (180° total

Parrot 4k HDR camera boasts exclusive video and photo shooting capabilities. Its unique 180° tilt gimbal and up to 2.8X lossless zoom help in capturing the best moments of life in high quality.

You can buy this beast for the price of USD $699.99

4.DJI Spark

Spark is a mini drone which has all the features of DJI technology. This is basically a mini selfie drone, DJI manufactured this drone for the sole purpose of taking a selfie so it inherits all the functions needed to take a selfie.

The camera in this drone is not so good, it only offers the 1080p resolutions only.

Sensors1/2.3″ CMOS 
Effective pixels: 12 MP
LensFOV 81.9° 25 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.6
(shooting range: 2 m to ∞)
ISO RangeVideo: 100-3200 
Photo: 100-1600
Shutter Speed2-1/8000 s
Photo Specs3968×2976
1440×1080 with shallow focus
2300×1280 with Pano (horizontal) 
960×1280 with Pano (vertical) 

Single Shot 
Burst Shooting: 3 frames 
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV bias
Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Video ResolutionFHD: 1920×1080 30fps (Max video Bitrate: 24mbps)

Photo format/ Video Format
Operating Range0-30m
Altitude Range0 – 26ft only
Supported File SystemFAT32

The flight time of this drone is around 16 minutes, which makes it more or less incompatible for video shooting. It is recommended to buy an extra pair of batteries if you are to shoot videos.

This device has a Gimble controllable range of  -85° to 0° and 2-axis mechanical stabilization. Spark comes with the obstacle sensing, obstacle sensing range from 1-16ft only. DJI spark also have GPS/GLONASS which helps to operate the “Return to Home ” feature. This device also comes with the active track mode.

You can buy DJI Spark for USD$399.

5. DJI Phantom 4

The sexiest drone that DJI ever designed, welcome to the era of VISION. By Frank.Wang

Phantom 4 is one of the best drone ever manufactured by DJI. Phantom 4 is capable of recording video at UHD (4k) at 24/25fps and FHD (1080p) at
24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120fps.

Phantom 4
Sensor1/2.3” CMOS
Effective pixels:12.4 M
LensFOV 94° 20 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8 focus at ∞
ISO Range100-3200 (video)100-1600 (photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed8 – 1/8000 s
Image Size4000×3000
Still Photography ModesSingle shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Video Recording ModesUHD: 4096×2160 (4K) 24 / 25p
3840×2160 (4K) 24 / 25 / 30p
2704×1520 (2.7K) 24 / 25 / 30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p
HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p
Max Video Bitrate60 Mbps
Supported File SystemsFAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB)
VideoMP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD CardsMicro SD
Max capacity: 64 GB
Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

Flying this drone is easy just double to fly, the obstacle sensing system keeps drone clear of objects in the way. This device also has a feature “Return to Home” which brings it back without doing anything. The visual tracking mode enables tracking of moving objects easy. When you turn on Moving POI Phantom 4 starts to circle around your object. Phantom 4 comes with the sport mode, which allows taking photos and videos moving at a high speed.

Phantom 4 is capable of hovering for 28 minutes, which makes this device 25% more energy-efficient than Phantom 3.

You can buy Phantom 4 for USD $1499. Don’t forget to check the update of Phantom 4, New versions are out in the market( Phantom 4 Pro V2.0).

Bonus: Other top products

  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

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