Is it worth it to buy a drone? Here are some options available
Drones are all the rage now, with even the average person buying a drone for photography. But most drones don’t come cheap – the hefty price tag is a deterrent to many. So if you’re considering investing in one, you will want to be very sure that this gadget is suitable for your lifestyle.
A drone would be suitable for you if you travel a lot, but before you buy a drone, you ought to be ready to lose it. Even if you are a professional photographer who deals with drones very often, the drone is susceptible to bad weather and other external conditions.
So if you are prepared for that, here’s a look into four drones of different levels for you to consider:
1. DJI Mavic Pro
The name itself suggests that this drone is for the professionals. Clearly, at one glance, the DJI Mavic Pro looks highly professional. Boasting up to 27 minutes in flight time, a 7km range, a 4K camera and 5 vision sensors, this is easily one of DJI’s most sophisticated products. For a price point of over S$1500, it is an expensive toy to own if you’re only buying it for leisure. This is a gadget that should only be considered if you’re looking to venture into more professional photography and videography.
2. Syma X5SW-V3
This is a good beginner’s drone. In fact, it is considered to be part of Syma’s toy grade drones and is one of their most advanced models in that range. It features a first person view video over wifi and comes in black, red or white. The built-in camera comes in HD and is great for basic photography and videography. If you’re looking for a starter drone, this might be a good one to consider since it is typically around S$55-65.
3. Hubsan H107C+ HD
This is another affordable option for those who are looking for a starter drone. At only S$145, the Hubsan comes with a 720p camera which is not great for photos and videos but it is a great option to hone your flying skills before moving on to a more sophisticated (and expensive) option! The controls have been touted to be very responsive and precise.
4. DJI Spark
For the DJI brand, as it’s been in the market for a while now and is known for their high quality drones, expect a higher price tag. For about S$670, you will be able to obtain the cheapest model from DJI, which is the Spark. The Spark is targeted at beginners and is a compact quadcopter that would be perfect for travelling. The Spark lifts off from your hand by recognising your face, making the technology behind this drone that is suitable for beginners quite impressive.
So before you go off and buy a high-end drone, make sure you’ve got your flying skills down because you won’t want to lose your drone by crashing it into a wall or a super tall tree.