The following list presents five of the state-of-the-art, feature-packed, stylish, and high-utility drones that one can look forward to buying in 2015. Some of these may also be on discount, and it is always wise to compare options and prices before going for the big purchase. Each of these drones flaunt varied features, technologies, and capabilities.
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ – The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ comes equipped with a built-in, high-definition camera, GPS, and a transmitter. Coupled with a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi booster, it has a vertical leverage over other drones as the booster helps augment the range at greater heights. It operating scope is around 2,000 ft., powered by 5200mAh LiPo battery. It can be easily and intuitively be paired with Android or iOS enabled smartphones to maneuver and track its location and findings.
Parrot Bebop Drone –The Parrot comes with a GPS and a Return Home button. It has a 14 megapixel camera that comes with a 180 degree view and fish-eye lens, and provides a 1080 pixel full HD resolution. Weighing barely 410 grams, it measures 330 x 380 x 36 mm, which we can say is pretty compact to carry around snugly. Its battery has a flight time capacity of 11 minutes, depending on wind velocity. Parrot’s FreeFlight app can be used with this mini drone to control it using smartphones and tablets. It also comes with Skycontroller that enables it connect wirelessly to smartphones for FPV flights. Definitely a small but feature-packed devil.
Hubsan X4 H107D – This is one of the most compact and handy piece of work. Its USP is the FPV or the First-Person-View that enables real time viewing on the controller, while allowing to capture the video on memory card. It comes with a 0.3 megapixel camera with a 640 X 480 resolution. It contains a 3.7-volt 380-mAh lithium polymer battery and a full charge lasts for 7 minutes while on the fly. It is operable for a range of a good 328 ft. It weighs 360 grams and measures 102 x 102 x 51 mm. In a nutshell, this mini flyer is efficient for shorter flights and recordings. All in all a good buy for beginners.
DJI Inspire 1 with Dual Remotes – A lightweight, but powerful drone that comes with a 4K Camera for capturing 4k video and 12 megapixel images, a 3-axis gimbal system for excess stability, GPS stabilization system as well as an optical flow sensor for indoor flying experiences. Live HD viewing is supported using smartphones. The product is supported by a 5700mAh Inspire 1 Battery with a flight time of around 18 minutes. It weighs 2935g and measures 533 x 279 x 533 mm.
Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 Power Edition – This comes with an extended battery life fuelled by its high-density Li-Po batteries which makes the battery last for around 18 minutes. The Power Edition provides 2 HD batteries which enable a flight time of up to 36 minutes. Features include integrated HD camera, smartphone and tablet control and live video streaming. Weighing around 380g, it is compact and ideal for indoor and outdoor recordings.