TLDR: The Ninja Dragon Quadcopter combines precision flying ability with a camera array capable of 4K image capture, all for under $100.
Last summer, kids in Ohio went to camp not to canoe or learn archery or make crafts. No, these kids went to camp to race drones. Of course, the whole camp was virtual anyway, so it was never going to be like a traditional camp, but just the existence of a drone camp for kids is another example of the red-hot drone phenomenon. Even the youngest pilots can’t wait to grab a controller and fly.
Nailing the sweet spot between a drone loaded with high-end features and one with a reasonable price tag is always a trick, but the Ninja Dragon Dual 4K Wide Angle 3D Flip Quadcopter ($99, 41 percent off, from TNW Deals) has staked out a strong position as a solid introductory drone model for new flyers at a price that should fit most budgets.
One of the major selling points of any drone sporting a 4K camera is the ability to take some amazing aerial images and video. With detail about four times that of 1080p HD resolution cameras, this cam is capable of better highlights and shadows than those lesser models for truly crystal clear pictures.
This quadcopter also distinguishes itself with a second bottom-facing 1080p camera, allowing users to film from multiple angles while viewing and switching between the two cams via Bluetooth connectivity in real time.
On top of that, this drone is also a joy to fly, featuring a six-axis gyroscope and a headless design that makes it easier for developing pilots to get up in the air and remain stable. Since stability plays a huge role in the quality of your pictures and video, this model also includes gesture palm control for optical flow positioning, which allows your hand to basically lock the drone into place in mid-air so it can hover gently for the very best images.
There’s even a control specifically calibrated to do a perfect 360-degree roll, and a one-button return function that can easily bring the drone home with a touch.
The Ninja Dragon Dual 4K Wide Angle 3D Flip Quadcopter, regularly a $169 value, has now cracked the sub-$100 threshold, currently on sale for just $99. Or shoppers can save even more by grabbing a pair of these drones for only $175 right now before this deal expires.
Prices are subject to change