What is a Drone?
A few years ago, when someone said Drone, you would relate it to a low humming sound or maybe a male bee or wasp. That has all changed. It is now an accepted word for an unmanned aircraft. We would like to tell you a bit about the recreational version of it, not the ones which are used for military purposes.
You can now buy yourself a drone for less than 100 euros. This is in most cases equipped with a camera and 4 rotors, and is great for scaring the cat and flying into all sort of objects. Most of them are pretty difficult to fly and you are best of to buy a crash set with the drone, to replace the parts which will damage easily. The images (film or stills) taken with this drone is mostly of poor quality as it is near to impossible to fly sturdy enough to get some decent footage. Battery life is mostly not more than a few minutes. But they are great toys and a good way to see if this is something you want to spend your time on...
If you are willing to get serious and have some 500+ euros to spend you can buy yourself some amazing bits of technology, which a few tears ago would have cost you easily 10 times that much.
Sooner or later you will end up looking at the drones from DJI.
They have become market leaders in the semi-professional drones. With excellent cameras and easy to fly machines helped by a build in GPS. The remote control has a USB port where you can connect your smartphone or tablet, for maximum control over the flying and the shooting of your film or still images. In the recent updates they have incorporated nifty extras like; “follow me” or “circle a point of interest”. Flying this drone is easy to learn and within a few days you will be able to produce a film you can impress your family members and friends with.
To start off we can recommend the DJI Phantom 3 Standard, available from us for 599 euros.
This gives you an easy to fly drone with a camera you can film at FULL HD quality, and a flight time of 20+ minutes.