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Best drone to buy

horsieman

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Hi Every one
I am from Northern Ireland I am just new to drones and to this site. I am looking to purchase a drone soon .I am a retired man and always had a thing for photography .What is the best drone for camera work .Independence and easy to use.I want to buy one that will last me a few years.I would be grateful to get any help with this?.
 

mrwagdog

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I don't have a qualified opinion on the best drone as far as the camera, but...

I do recommend you buy a toy drone first, something like a Hubsan or Syma or Sky Viper, etc... and learn too fly without all the bells and whistles a DJI will offer you.

Fwiw, I own a Mavic Pro and find the camera to be quite usable with some tweaking and work. Not optimal, but acceptable for my needs.
 

The Fat Controller

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I've had A3 prints done from my Mavic Pro and the quality is excellent. My hobbies are photography and hiking and my main reasons for buying the Mavic were its portability and the fact that I can use it to get shots from angles that would be impossible otherwise. My sister has a Phantom 4 and her carry case is suitcase-sized, mine OTOH is the tiny case that came with the fly more combo, just the thing to carry with you on a hike. If portabiliity isn't an issue for you the Phantom's camera has the edge but if you're not going to be doing huge prints and you want something that's easy to carry up Slieve Donard I'd recommend th Mavic Pro.
 

Cybernaut

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Thee are lots of comparison videos on YouTube. I wanted a professional drone with a good quality camera priced under $1000. The good quality camera requirement ruled out just about every model under $700. I settled on the Mavic Pro, which is why I joined this forum.

If I had the budget or if I was a commercial drone pilot, I might have gone for the Phantom 4.
 

microlinux

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If I had the budget or if I was a commercial drone pilot, I might have gone for the Phantom 4.
You can get a P4 refurb for $800 or less. The refurbs are great, look like new and carry the full warranty. I've bought 3 DJI refurbs, all looked and operated like new out of the box.
 

ChipDjipro

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You will get a lot of opinions on this. Personally I love the inspire. Would I recommended for your first drone no. For your first drone as of right now you can’t beat the Mavic pro. That thing practically flys itself. If you are not in a hurry I would wait to see what they release I’m sure it will be extremely nice.