We've rounded up five of the best drones for you to take your filming to a new level.
Drones can quite literally bring your videography to a new level. The technology of these flying models has been steadily improving over the past few years with higher quality cameras and improved usability. However, starting out in the field can be more than a little overwhelming with the level of choice on the market.
Therefore, we’ve picked out some of the best drones you can get your hands on under £1,500, but remember to check out the UK drone laws before you take flight.
Best drones for under £1500
DJI Mavic Pro 4k
Widely regarded as one of the best on the market, the Mavic Pro has a high-tech camera that allows you to capture 4K video at 30fps. Stabilised by a 3-axis gimbal, the Mavic Pro means smooth video even at high speeds. Also, as one of the smallest drones on our list, its portable size means you can capture video whenever the moment calls for it.
Buy now for £1,094
As GoPro’s first venture in the world of drones, the Karma is seen as one of the best with its easy to use features and high-quality footage. If you use it with GoPro’s Hero 5, the image quality is sharp with 4K 30fps clips, smooth 60fps HD material and slow motion 120fps or 240fps footage. Even newbies will find it easy to navigate and use with automatic take-off and landing help. For more info, check TrustedReviews for a more in depth report.
Buy now with the Hero 5 for £1,194.95
Parrot Bebop 2
The Parrot Bebop 2 is not only the cheapest model on our list, it’s also one of the lightest at just 500g. This allows it to be quick and agile with top speeds of 37mph horizontally and 13mph vertically. It’s also capable of shooting full HD footage at 1080p across its 25 minutes of autonomous flight time, which isn’t far off the more expensive models.
Buy now for £319.00
The Spark was created to make flying a less daunting process to those who are new to advanced drones. The mini model with intelligent flight control is portable and simple to use. Fun features like FaceAware also mean that Spark lifts off just by recognising your face within seconds of turning it on. Video quality is sharp with plenty of detail allowing you to shoot stabilised video 1080p with a mechanical gimbal.
Buy now for £469
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
The third DJI to make the list, the Phantom 4 Pro matches the 4K video of the Mavic Pro at 30-frames per second. With a max flight time of 30 minutes, the Phantom 4 Pro slightly tops the Mavic Pro’s 27 minutes but this model comes at a slightly higher price. Designed for professional use, this drone is perfect for the high-quality filmmaker in us all.
Buy now for £1,440.50
So, what’s the best?
Depending on your level of investment and how you want to use your drone filmmaking content, there are plenty of choices. Do your research and choose what fits your needs. However, whether it be professional level (the DJI Phantom 4 Pro or the DJI Mavic Pro 4K) or just starting out (the DJI Spark or the Parrot Bebop 2), there’s never been a better time to take to the skies.