DJI has long owned the consumer drone space as the go-to for high-quality quadcopters. As this category’s popularity has steeply risen over the last few years, we’ve seen more competitors enter this space. The latest of which is the Teal Drone. Its new production model sports some of the fastest consumer-grade speeds that we’ve seen, promising to hit 70MPH. For comparison, the new Phantom 4 tops out at just over 45MPH in its sport mode. So does DJI have a new competitor?
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CookieElectronics (98.6% positive feedback, Top Rated Plus Seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter with a built-in 2.7K camera for $599 shipped. Today’s deal is a $370 savings off the original price, $30 less than our previous mention, down $178 from Amazon and the best offer available.
DJI’s Phantom 3 Advanced features a quadcopter design with a built-in 2.7K HD camera on the 3-axis gimbal. It uses Lightbridge digital streaming to beam a 720p feed to your connected iOS or Android device and the included remote offers “full-control” over the drone. It is also capable of capturing 12MP still images. If you’re after long-range control, but 4K isn’t a must, this is the deal for you. The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced is rated 4.5/5 stars by 420 Amazon customers.
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A new startup out of Beijing has eyes on pushing its way into this space with a drone called Hover. Zero Zero Robotics is planning on using a few key features to catch the attention of potential pilots, including auto-follow and an ultra portable design. Ultimately, the question is less about capabilities but brand recognition. Does this up-and-comer stand a chance against the dominant DJI? More below.
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DJI has become synonymous with consumer and professional-grade drones as we’ve entered the fourth generation of its line of products. While we’re seeing deals on its entry-level Phantom 3 regularly, the high-end models reserved for filmmakers rarely drop in price. The consumer-focused drones are easy to fly but lack some advanced features desired by more advanced pilots.
Today, at the National Association of Broadcaster’s annual show in Las Vegas, DJI announced the Matrice 600. A top-of-the-line model that is loaded with features for filmmaking. With cutting-edge specs like a new video link system and camera-specific adaptation, this isn’t for your average weekend warrior.
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Update (2/16 5:00pm): Amazon also offers the DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K Drone for $999 shipped. That’s down from $1,127 and the lowest price that we’ve seen.
It has been a busy week for drone news, with DJI and Parrot each announcing new additions to their line-ups at CES 2016. Now, Amazon is offering the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter with 2.7K camera for $499 with free shipping. This is good for $501 off the original list MSRP, $100 less than Amazon, a match of Black Friday, and the lowest price we can find.
The new DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone is designed with beginner pilots in mind. It has an “intelligent flight system” that automatically keeps the drone in the air. DJI has built-in a 2.7K camera that is capable of taking HD videos and 12MP still photos. The iOS and Android app provide a live 720p HD video feed giving the user a real-time view of what the cameras is capturing. Rated 4.2/5 stars. More details can be found here in our announcement coverage.
- DJI Phantom 3 4K Drone: $799 (Reg. $999)
- DJI Phantom 3 Advanced w/ 3-axis gimbal + 2.7K camera:
$799 (Reg. $999)
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Well, we have seen just about every kind of drone there is out there from tiny little ones, to those you just throw up in the air to launch and ones that take your iPhone up with them. But for inventor Holger Willeke and his new yeair quadcopter drone, they just aren’t powerful enough: expand full story
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Today we’re trying something new by featuring actual Toys on 9to5Toys. The first is the UDI Quadcopter Remote Control Drone for only $53.90 shipped (offered by Yugster for $47.97 +$5 shipping and price matched at Amazon for $53.90 shipped).
It features an HD camera, so you can record what the drone sees and use the included USB cable to transfer footage to your laptop. It has a 4ch. full function control, meaning it can go: up, down, forward, backward, turn left, turn right and roll over. It also comes with a 1GB SD card to record your video.
You’ll be amazed at all the crazy maneuvers you can perform! It has 6-axis gyro installed which gives it a perfect, stable flight every time.
The Modular design makes it easy to install and repair, so don’t worry about hitting something and thinking all is lost. It comes with a 2.4GHz transmitter, so you’ll always get a clear signal even if there are several other RC helicopters flying in the same area. Just insert 4 AA batteries in the transmitter, charge the internal rechargeable battery and you are ready to fly!
Nearly 2,000 Amazon shoppers rated the quadcopter with 4/5 stars and left helpful reviews