TLDR: Between stellar flight abilities and its 4K camera, this Pro GPS Drone checks all the boxes for both novice and experienced drone pilots.
As the drone market has expanded and exploded over the past few years, actually going out and buying a drone hasn’t really gotten any easier. With so many models flooding store shelves, it’s become some real homework for consumers deciding which one is right for their specific drone needs.
There’s also been some built-in resistance to low-priced drones, fearing they’re just inherently lower quality than their more expensive counterparts. A low price should be a feature, not a bug — and this 4K Dual Camera Pro GPS Drone ($69.95, 74 percent off, from TNW Deals) makes an effective case for holding out for premium drone abilities without sacrificing your wallet to do it.
This remote-controlled quadcopter is the real deal, syncing quickly to controls on a smartphone or tablet for seamless flying. The controls are intuitive and responsive, with a headless design that makes everything from takeoff to casual flight much easier, especially for first-time pilots. This drone has a range of about three-quarters of a mile, allowing pilots to get a true feel for flight without some of the limitations that hamper other models.
Since takeoffs and landings are where many flyers run into trouble, this model has a built-in one key takeoff and landing feature that allows pilots to recall their aircraft back to their position with a single button press. And if you do meet with any unexpected setdowns, the drone is equipped with GPS capabilities, so it’s always easily trackable with pinpoint accuracy.
Of course, aerial images are one of the key selling points of any drone, so this aircraft employs a 3-axis gimbal system to help offer more stable footage from the on-board 4K camera. When you’re airborne, the drone’s on-board camera can shoot and transmit your video in stellar resolution four times better than HD as you run through an assortment of pre-set camera moves like 360-degree pans or selfie tracking shots. It’s even got video follow abilities allowing the camera to lock on to a target and follow that subject, no matter where they go.
Regularly priced at $272, the 4K Dual Camera Pro GPS Drone is now also a serious budget buster, on sale at almost 75 percent off with a final price of only $69.95.
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