TLDR: With sturdy construction, a host of cool flying features and a gorgeous 4K camera, the Ninja Dragon Alpha Z is a stellar addition to any drone fleet.
If you saw the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Japan, then you saw just another example of the full-on coolness of flying a drone. Or more specifically, flying over 1,800 drones at once.
With awe-inspiring procession, a cloud of 1,824 drones gathered in the night sky over Tokyo’s National Stadium in the shape of the 2021 Olympics emblem, before shifting pattern into a globe high over the stadium. Granted, there were no fans in the stands to be oohed and aahed by this spectacle, but it was just another chance to show exactly how awesome drone piloting can be.
If it’s already got your fingers inching to get on the controls of an awesome little aircraft like that, then the Ninja Dragon Alpha Z Pro 4K Wide Angle Dual Camera Drone ($84.15 after code ANNUAL15 from TNW Deals) is a perfect starter drone to learn the ropes.
While most drone models max out with an impressive 1080p resolution camera, the Alpha Z goes one better with a truly gorgeous 4 K cam ready to grab fantastic aerial images and video. With a wide angle lens, shooters can capture images with four times the clarity and vibrancy of that 1080p footage for absolutely beautiful pictures.
And if you’re trying to get all the action of your aerial acrobatics, this drone is also sporting a bottom-facing 720p cam as well for additional footage from that unique angle.
While that camera is a definite selling point, the Alpha Z doesn’t scrimp on those aerial abilities either. With a headless design that makes flight orientation easier, this drone has a six-axis gyroscope, a durable, high-strength body, and access to a four-channel flight system to rise, fall, surge ahead or slide behind, all with an ultra-responsive controller for precision flying.
Plus, the Alpha Z has some extra cooling flying tricks up its sleeve, including a track flight mode to create the route you want to fly, a gesture feature to snap images with a wave of your hand, and a one-button return function to immediately call the drone back to you with a single button press.
While the media capture and flight capabilities will earn a lot of fans, it might be the price that makes the Ninja Dragon Alpha Z a true standout. Regularly $199, you not only save half off the price immediately, but when you enter the code ANNUAL15 as part of the Semi-Annual Sale, that’ll slash another 15 percent off your total. That brings the price to only $84.15 while the sale lasts.
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