Professional Camera Drones

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Do you want to invest in a professional drone, but have no idea what model to pick? To begin you need to consider your requirements. You’ll see that that by understanding what you need, it allows you to select the drone which matches that.

The specifications of a drone is what you should be looking at. It determines the quality of the features and what the limitations will be. Fortunately, there are some impressive drones for professionals that have a bunch of well implemented features.

For instance, 4K video recording, obstacle avoidance, and tracking of a moving object are just some of what you can expect. What features matter most to you will depend on what the application is. For instance, for a movie maker the quality of the camera cannot be sacrificed. On the other hand, if an emergency response team needs to use the drone to locate a stranded individual then agility, control range, and top speed will matter more.

For those of you that are not familiar with professional drone technology can learn what they are about in the next section. You’ll see for what applications drones can be used, and how they can be of use in a commercial setting. Perhaps after reading this section a light bulb will go off in your head as you figure out how a drone can be of use to you.

NameCameraFlight TimeRatingPrice
top-pick-drone
TOPPICK

WALKERA VOYAGER 4

12MP25 minutes
4.9


best-value-drone
BESTVALUE

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

20MP30 minutes
4.8


budget-drone
BUDGET

DJI Phantom 4

12MP24 minutes
4.6


Professional Camera Drones By Budget :

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Top 10 Professional Camera Drones

Make and ModelControl RangeFlight TimePrice Check
DJI Phantom 45,000 meters24 minutes
DJI Mavic Pro7,000 meters27 minutes
DJI Phantom 3 Professional5,000 meters23 minutes
Parrot Bebop 2 Drone300 meters25 minutes
Yuneec Q500400 meters20 minutes
DJI Phantom 4 Pro5,000 meters30 minutes
Autel Robotics X-Star Premium1,900 meters25 minutes
DJI Inspire 1 v2.01,900 meters18 minutes
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+500 meters25 minutes
WALKERA VOYAGER 4Unlimited via 4G25 minutes
DJI INSPIRE 27,000 meters20 minutes
DJI Inspire 1 Pro5,000 meters18 minutes

Professional Camera Drones under $1,000

For professionals there are a variety of camera drones under the $1,000 price mark. You’ll notice that some of the cameras here are just as good as models priced twice as much. At the professional end of the scale the drone prices rise steeply as new features are added.

What separates a lot of the lower and higher prices professional camera drones is the quality of the flying experience. However, most video capture professionals will find the quality of the navigation in this category is more than adequate. A combination of automated flight features allows the professional to concentrate on executing their creative vision.

DJI-Phantom-4

DJI Phantom 4

The Pros

  • Long control range
  • 4K video capture
  • +2 more
  • Decent flying time
  • GPS navigation

The Cons

  • Need a smartphone to use all features
4.6
Yuneec-Q500

Yuneec Q500

The Pros

  • Competitive price
  • 4K video capture
  • +1 more
  • Agile

The Cons

  • Limited control range
  • Battery life could be improved
4.5
DJI-Mavic-Pro

DJI Mavic Pro

The Pros

  • 4K video capture
  • Portable
  • +3 more
  • Long range
  • Automated flight features
  • Competitive price

The Cons

  • Motor not powerful
  • Images not perfect in low light
4.5
DJI-Phantom-3-Professional

DJI Phantom 3 Professional

The Pros

  • Competitive price
  • 4K video capture
  • +2 more
  • Excellent control range
  • Great controller

The Cons

  • 1080p has limited fps
4.4
Parrot-Bebop-2-Drone

Parrot Bebop 2 Drone

The Pros

  • Low cost
  • Portable
  • +3 more
  • 14MP photos
  • Good battery life
  • Stable flight performance

The Cons

  • Short range
  • Storage limited to 8GB
  • +1 more
  • Fisheye camera suffers from lens flare
4.1

Best Professional Camera Drones Under $2,000

For a mix of premium features and a price point that’s not impossible to live with the under $2,000 category is a great choice. Here you will find drones that are viable for a number of applications. Thanks to the quality of the camera and automated navigation the ease of use is superb.

Expect the camera of drones here to be at 4K resolution and the design to be sturdy. The attention to detail of these drones is what sets them apart from the ones in the under $1,000 category.

DJI-Phantom-4-Pro

DJI Phantom 4 Pro

The Pros

  • Advanced obstacle avoidance technology
  • Long control range
  • +3 more
  • 4K video capture
  • 20MP photo
  • Great flying time

The Cons

  • Must pay extra for touchscreen controller
4.8
Autel-Robotics-X-Star-Premium-Drone-with-4K-Camera

Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Drone with 4K Camera

The Pros

  • 4 resolution modes, including 4K
  • Great GPS
  • +1 more
  • User friendly controller

The Cons

  • Unsteady during take-off and landing
  • Drifts during turns
4.7
DJI-Inspire-1-v2.0

DJI Inspire 1 v2.0

The Pros

  • Excellent build
  • Long control range
  • +2 more
  • 4K video capture
  • Great build

The Cons

  • Costly
  • Short flight time
4.5
DJI-Phantom-2-Vision+-Quadcopter-with-FPV-HD-Video-Camera

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with FPV HD Video Camera

The Pros

  • 14MP photos
  • Reliable flying experience
  • +1 more
  • Great build

The Cons

  • No 4K video capture
  • Range could be better
4.3

Top Professional Camera Drones Under $5,000

In this section we will share the best drones that a professional can buy. Note that these models come with a camera equipped, which means you will not need to purchase it separately. The quality of the components, and most importantly the camera in this section is what sets these drones apart.

For the serious professional that has the budget for something special should consider one of the drones covered in the professional camera drones under $5,000 section. You’ll have access to industry leading technology so that visually stunning footage can be captured.

WALKERA-VOYAGER-4

WALKERA VOYAGER 4

The Pros

  • 18x zoom
  • Advanced shock absorption
  • +2 more
  • Limitless range
  • Competitive price

The Cons

  • Expensive
4.9
DJI-INSPIRE-2

DJI INSPIRE 2

The Pros

  • Industry leading camera
  • Top speed of 58mph
  • +3 more
  • Long control range
  • Great build
  • 20.8MP photos and 5.2K video

The Cons

  • Costly
  • Need a fast computer to process data
  • +1 more
  • Limited flight time
4.9
DJI-Inspire-1-Pro-Drone

DJI Inspire 1 Pro Drone

The Pros

  • 16MP photos
  • Reliable flying experience
  • +2 more
  • Great build
  • Accurate GPS

The Cons

  • Pricey
  • Short flight time
4.8