Gift someone a drone for aerial videography, selfies, or racing. These drones are certain to excite the inner pilot in everyone this holiday season.
An all-around fantastic drone. The Phantom 4 records gimbal-stabilized 4K video up to 30 fps. There are sensors onboard to keep the drone from colliding with obstacles; the Phantom 4 is even smart enough to follow and film moving subjects.
A sophisticated drone for the professional. The Inspire 1 is an all-in-one quadcopter featuring a motorized carbon fiber chassis. Once airborne, the chassis transforms and lowers the camera to where it’ll record 360-degree unobstructed video. Capable of 4K video and 12-megapixel stills.
A powerful drone with portability in mind. DJI’s Mavic Pro offers professional features in a small package. The foldable quadcopter packs a gimbal and can record 4K video at 30 fps while in flight for 27 minutes on a single charge. Front-facing cameras allow Mavic Pro to detect and avoid obstacles. When all is said and done, fold up the drone and toss it in your bag or purse.
Hover Camera Passport
The portable, toss-and-fly alternative to cumbersome consumer drones. Hover drone will film selfies and video in 4K and then fold up in a book-sized form factor. Propeller guards keep body parts out of harm’s way.
A small, folding quadcopter for the selfie-crazed. Breeze records digitally-stabilized 4K video and selfies. It requires an app to operate rather than a traditional controller. If you’re not apt to drop a thousand bucks on the competition, give Breeze a gander.
Star Wars Battle Quads
These are the drones you’re looking for. The officially licensed Star Wars Battle Quads from Propel offer four galactic themed quadcopters. These remote controlled drones shoot visible laser lights and can wage in high-speed dogfights.
Blade Nano QX
For those fond of sporty drones. This palm-sized quadcopter is affordable and easy to fly. Its durable design will last against soft impacts, perfect for novice flyers.
An affordable palm-sized quadcopter ideal for beginners. The drone is stable in flight and can even perform flips. It’s made of a durable, lightweight plastic; however, windy conditions send it off course. It’s more of an indoor drone. Flight time is 8 minutes on a single charge and spare batteries are available.
One of the smallest consumer drones we could find. This nano quadcopter will zip around daftly but succumb to outdoor winds. Best to keep the Cheerson CX-10 flying indoors.
Introduce your giftee to the world of drone racing. This beginner drone will hone his or her skills in fast-paced flight while not breaking the bank. A standard joystick controller is included, though the drone doesn’t carry a camera.
A cheap medium-sized drone for the novice user. Syma X5-C includes a small, sub-par definition camera that’ll record decent aerial video. The drone has a flight time of 7 minutes and a charging time of an hour and a half. Attachable propeller guards are available for added safety.
Aerial Filters for Phantom 3/4
Improve drone footage with SANDMARC’s aerial filters. ND filters reduce light let into the camera’s sensor, allowing a low shutter speed to capture smooth, natural footage. The polarized filter will increase color saturation and decrease glare.
Pelican Case for Phantom 3/4
A rugged case featuring foam innards with an outer hard plastic shell; it’ll protect your gift recipient’s drone, controller, and battery from bumps and bruises when transporting. This specific model from Pelican fits the Phantom 3 and Phantom 4.
Mavic Pro Battery
Give the gift of lithium-polymer technology. This battery will keep Mavic Pro in flight for 27 minutes per charge.
Phantom 4 Battery
They can’t fly without a power supply. Gift your favorite drone pilot a few spare batteries to keep his or her dreams airborne.
Fatshark FPV Goggles Bundle
These fashionable spectacles give people wings. Not literally, but they will give wearers a live-streamed view from above. Attach the included transmitter and camera to a drone for the ultimate FPV (first-person view) experience. Make sure your giftee already has a knack for drones, FPV can be quite tricky for beginners.