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Hello @everyone,

I'm Max from Germany and about to buy my first drone 😀

I cannot decide which one to take and actual I'm
collecting all information I can get.
I choose between the DJI mini 4 pro, Avata 2 (because of the fun 😁), air 3 and mavic 3 classic.
The purpose is make "the most" good quality videos and picture for the less money?!

And I'm thinking about using the FCC mode in some areas 😇

Welcome to the forum. We look forward to your participation and your view of the world.
Greetings from Birmingham Alabama USA, welcome to the forum! We look forward to hearing from you!

I highly recommend the DJI Air 3 for the best all-around images and video and the money. If you have a higher budget, consider the Mavic 3 Pro. If you're into FPV then the Avanta 2 is the way to go
Hello from the Crossroads of America quakzopas.

Nice to meet you Max. :cool:

GFields has good advice above.

... about to buy my first drone 😀

I cannot decide which one to take...

Purchase all of them. 😀

Saves that decision making process.

Welcome to the Forum. :cool:

I'm Max from Germany and about to buy my first drone
Welcome from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, USA. We have a Member's Map in the Upper Right of the Title Bar. Click on "Members" and then Click on "Member's Map…" Check it out and you might find some new flying friends.

All the drones you list take good to great photos and videos, but the Avarta is FPV and in a class by itself. Basic rule with all of these drones is spend more, get more… but you gave a simple statement of purpose, "The purpose is make "the most" good quality videos and picture for the less money?!" So the answer is the DJI Mini 4!

Still undecided, watch lots of YouTube Videos!!!

Since you live in Germany, there are specific laws and rules for you to follow, please check to ensure these are current.

Even if you have flown Drones before, here is some Good Old Fashion Advice…

You paid a lot of money for that Drone, put your phone number on it. If your drone gets lost or stuck in a tree and it finally comes down when you are not around, give the finders an opportunity to contact you so it can be returned.

Now, for the Fun Part, But do not let the excitement of the moment get the best of you. When you are going out to fly, do it slowly and deliberately. Get used to a set procedure and even practice it.

There are so many things I could write but these are the highlights that I feel need mentioning.

Plug in your phone/tablet into your controller; turn on the Controller and DJI Fly App (if it does not start on its own…). On the Drone, open the front legs, then open the back legs, and then remove the Gimbal Cover.

The Gimbal is the most delicate item on the Drone and banging or bumping can damage it. I also fastened a short "Remove Before Flight" ribbon to the cover so it's more noticeable and I do not forget to remove it…

Turn on the drone and watch it come to "life." Watching the Gimbal go through its self-check is almost like watching a puppy or kitten opening its eyes for the first time…

Place the drone down (preferably on a Landing Pad) while it finishes its self-test (collecting satellites, etc…).

Check your battery status (Phone, Drone, and Controller), check the Signal Strength, by now the Controller should have reported it updated the Home Point.

Lift off, 6 feet (2-meters) or so, hover a bit, check the controls (move the drone a bit forward, back, left, right, yaw left and right). By now, your Controller will probably report again, "Home point Updated."

If you go out in a rush and race thru your start up and take off before the drone has finished it prep, it may update its Home Point over that pond or that old tree you are flying over and in your excitement, you'll fly the drone long past it Low Battery point and when it engages Return to Home and lands in the pond or in a tree; it will be all on you…

Now go have fun, learn to fly the drone by sight before you try to fly it out a distance depending on the video feed, FPV.

I would also advise you to use YouTube and watch a lot of the Videos on flying and setting up the Drone. When it is too dark, too cold, or too wet, you can "fly it vicariously" through YouTube. Also watch some of the Blooper Drone Videos and learn how not to fly your "New Baby."

Fly On and Fly Safe…
Hi from Ireland, seen the Air 3 on youtube videos, the camera looks superb for both pictures and video, as someone said earlier you pay for what you get, good luck and happy flying.
Thanks a lot for all the kind words 😀

I watch almost every yt video to all the drones
and it's really hard to decide for me because every
drone has it's unique features 😅

I will keep u posted when I made a decision
Welcome to the forum from the beautiful woods of Maine USA!
I vote for the Air 3, it has everything you need at a good price.
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Max, Greeting from Chicago the Windy City, welcome to the forum.
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