A non-pro Drone for fun & Video/Photo

I already have a drone for fun, but would really love a new one following me and recording video when biking or skying with kids...

I did a quick tour comparing brands and model and concludes that right now, the best one (compromise price/quality/feature) would be the DJI Spark.

DJI Spark

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I have been considering:

  • Quality of image (better than Parrot Bebop 2) - full HD, 12MB, stabilized on 2 axis (but no big deal with this limitation)
  • Duration of the flight (15')
  • Range of the flight (100 m or 2000m with the optional remote, at 13 m/s)
  • Obstacle Avoidance (forward facing and bottom facing sensors only)
  • Flight modes: Circle or Helix around the subject, auto landing and takeoff (from the palm), follow-me (tracking), Selfie, Tapfly (goes to the location indicated with your finger on the screen),
  • Easy to use for novice. has an optional remote, can connect with a Android phone, can be controlled with gesture.
  • Handle the wind very well.

See review here.

 

Other options that I could be considering are:

  • In my dreams only, a DJI Mavic Pro, decribed here. Just a question of price, as it's making fun a bit too expensive...
  • Maybe, because it comes with a FPV headset, a Parrot Bebop 2 Power, described here. But it's less compact and portable than the DJI Spark and the quality of images is also lower. On the opposite, the flight can last for 30' !
  • Possibly, a Yuneec Typhoon H, introduced here. It is more a pro device, more expensive, but very exiting :p Would be a better choice IMO than the DJI phantom from a quality/price perspective.

DJI Mavic Pro

Parrot Bebop 2 Power

Yuneec Typhon H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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