Best Drones To Buy In 2017

Up until a just a few years ago, the word Drone would have been used solely in conversations about the military. However, now thanks to advancements in technology, including materials, and electronics, Drones have become just another consumer device. Having said that, there are so many on the market, big, small, with or without a camera that choosing one can be daunting. So today, we’re going to share with you what we consider to be the best Drones available right now!

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What are the Best Drones?

As we mentioned above, choosing a drone that meets your needs can be a daunting task. Not only are they available from different manufacturers, but also for varying different needs. Some which also offer surprisingly which offer superb reliability and durability for less than you would think.

So here follows what we consider to be the best drones available right now. However, we’re not placing them in any particular order because all four have great features, and are available at a great price.

dji mavic pro one of the best drones to buy in 2017

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DJI Mavic Pro

When launched in the fall of 2016 the DJI Mavic Pro ushered in an era of lower costs for photographers and those who wanted to get a view from above. Packing a lot of technology into its small frame it has features previously only found on $1000+ drones. And that is why this little piece of kit has made it onto this best drones list.

Features Include

  • Camera Resolution: 12MP
  • Video Resolution: 4K at 30 FPS
  • Maximum Flight Time: 27 minutes
  • Max Speed: 40 mph (65 kph) in Sport mode without strong wind
  • Folds down as small as a bottle of water
  • 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range
  • Fly at up to 40mph (64kmh)
  • Obstacle Avoidance combined with sensor redundancy for flight safety
  • Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS

DJI Mavic Pro basic bundle is available now for $999.00, with free shipping.

yuneec typhoon h is one of the most advanced and best drones available

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Yuneec Typhoon H Pro Bundle

Ready as soon as you take it out of the box, this Yuneec Typhoon H is even more advanced than the Mavic Pro. Equipped with retractable landing gear, 360-degree camera, and six rotors for extra stability it perfect for a drone enthusiast.

The Pro bundle which comes with the Ultra High Definition 4K Hexacopter features 2 Batteries. Plus an ST16 Controller, Wizard and a Backpack as extras.

Features Include

  • Comes with the new ST16 Pro all-in-one Android controller
  • Built-in collision avoidance system
  • Maximum Flight Time: 25 minutes
  • Maximum Speed: 43.5mph (70km/h) in Follow Me mode
  • GPS stabilized flight control, with 8 smart flight mode
  • Camera Resolution: 12.4MP
  • Video Resolution: 4K at 30 FPS
  • full 360 Degree anti-vibration gimbal, retractable landing gear
  • Quick disconnect props for speedy removal and packaging

Yuneec Typhoon H Pro Bundle is available now for $1499.00, with free shipping.

Best Drones To Buy In 2017

Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter, 2.0

Next up on our best drones list is this Parrot AR drone. Aimed at the less serious side of the market it would be perfect as a first foray into RC flying. In fact, it comes with a free flight mode which enables a user to use their smartphone as a controller. Or use the provided and more conventional joystick-controller.

One great feature of the free flight mode is its ability to send back 720p footage to your smartphone.

Features Include

  • Camera Resolution: 2MP
  • Video Resolution: 720p at 30 FPS
  • Maximum Flight Time: 12 minutes
  • 720p high-definition live video streaming to smartphone or tablet
  • Controll with iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, and Android Devices with Version 2.2 and Multi-Touch

Parrot AR Drone Quadricopter, 2.0 is available now for $249.99, with free shipping.

DJI Phantom 3 one of the best drones available now

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DJI Phantom P3-STANDARD

Last, but not least on our best drones list is the DJI Phantom 3, which has four variations available to buy. Of the four, there is the Professional, Advanced, 4K, and the standard. Of those, we’ve chosen the latter due to its excellent performance and mid-range price.

In fact, some consider this drone to be the most accessible intelligent flying camera ever built! Due to its ease of flight, strong construction, and power in flight.

Features Include

  • Camera Resolution: 12MP
  • View a live images streamed from up to a half mile away
  • Maximum Flight Time: 25 minutes
  • Point of Interest, Follow Me and Waypoints modes
  • GPS assisted flight features

DJI Phantom P3-STANDARD was $999.99 and is now $416.59, so you save $583.40 with free shipping.



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Darren Wall
Darren is a proud father of two and a dedicated mobile technology writer from the UK. He's been writing about all things mobile, wearable, apps and anything else tech related for many years now for various sites all over the world.