It’s pretty amazing how quickly the technology being incorporated into drones is advancing, and the list below is a perfect example.
I mean who would have thought in 2017 we would be talking about a drone with a cannon… or a drone that can fly 4 miles while carrying stuff for you… or a quadcopter that can operate totally hands free by tracking a device you wear on your wrist?
Some of the drones below you may have seen before, but there are probably at least a couple worth checking out.
The rest of this article provides an in-depth at review of the coolest looking drones of 2017.
The Parrot Mambo might be the coolest looking drone ever, and to make things even better, it has a freaking cannon! Not only does it have a cannon… it can also pick things up and carry them around with its grapple arms. Not only does it have a cannon and grapple arms… it also can do aerobatic stunts, like barrel rolls and flips.
Although this drone is not designed to take pictures specifically, it can take some cool pictures with its 0.3 megapixel downward facing camera. Its 3-axis gyro stabilization technology, along with other sensors, make this quadcopter very stable and easy to fly.
This little lightweight drone has 9 minute flight time with its 550 mAh battery. It travels at speeds up to 11 miles per hour, and has a transmitter radius of 20 meters. Download the FreeFlight Mini application to your Android or IOS device to control this cool little quadcopter. You can also customize this drone out with stickers to customize its look.back to menu ↑
DJI Mavic Pro
The Mavic Pro truly is a super cool drone with 4k camera. It is quickly becoming one of the best known drones for good reasons. All four of the quadcopters arms fold, making it a great small and compact drone for traveling.
Its camera has a 1” sensor capable of shooting 20MP stills and cinematic 4k at an impressive 60 frames per second! This quadcopter also works great in low light settings and impressive white balance capabilities.
Enhancing this quadcopters cameras capability are 5 vision sensors that provide amazing obstacle avoidance and reduce the chance of accidental collisions. The DJI Go App provides an incredible interface to view an incredible first person view and utilize the many intelligent flight modes this drone offers.
The built-in sensors also orient the drone, making it super easy to control and hover in place like a dream. With a flight time of up to 30 minutes and a control range of up to 4.3 miles, this is truly a super cool long range drone with camera. Its vision positioning system combined with its GPS and GLONASS make this quadcopter function great both indoors and outdoors. We could go on and on about the many features of the Mavic Pro. Trust us, we have reviewed 100s of drones, rarely do you see a drone this cool looking with a camera as capable of the Mavic Pros.back to menu ↑
Ghost Drone 2.0
The Ghost Drone 2.0 is a cool looking drone that is orange and black. Its downward facing brushless motors give the quadcopter increase stability, make the craft more water resistant, and give it a unique look.
Its virtual reality googles provide the user an amazing first person view and let you see through the eyes of the Ghost Drone. With the VR headset enabled the Ghost Drone will move with in whatever direction the user is looking. For example, if you look to the left while wearing the VR googles, the drone will move to the left. It gives a cool first person feeling and makes the quadcopter easy to control.
Its Avatar flight mode makes the drone follow the movement of your smartphone. For example, if you hold your smartphone level, the quadcopter will hover in place. Tilt your phone forward, and the and the Ghost Drone will move forward.
The EHANG A.I. camera is capable of shooting 12 megapixel still images and 4k video through the lenses 95 degree field of view. This is definitely a drone you need to check out. Another great thing about this quadcopter is it has a one year warranty, so if it breaks just send it back and get a new one!back to menu ↑
This autonomous quadcopter looks like something out of a transformer moving. It has a totally unique look and design. AirDog operates completely hands free by tracking the sensor the user wears on their wrist, and has sport specific flight modes.
AirDog designers worked with top athletes in each sport, watched their movements, and incorporated them into AirDog’s flight modes. With custom flight modes, this drone adjusts its movements depending on the sport mode selected. Rapid movements are processed out, delivering super smooth video and images.
With auto takeoff and landing, this drone is a breeze to operate. This quadcopter has a foldable design and is super easy to break down and carry with you wherever you go. It is compatible with the GoPro Hero 3, 3+ Black, White, Silver, Hero Silver, and more. This is a super cool camera drone, but don’t take our word for it, click the link below to read more about the drone as well as customer reviews.back to menu ↑
They Typhoon by Yuneec is a very cool looking hexacopter drone, meaning it comes with 6 motors. It is the winner of the consumer electrons show “best of class award” in 2016 for its many great and new features.
Probably one of the best and most notable features of this drone is the gimbal swivels in 360 degrees, allowing you to orient the camera in all directions while moving. It might look big and unwieldy, but don’t let it fool you, each arm folds down into a compact shape that isn’t too bad to travel with or carry on adventures.
It might look sluggish, but again don’t let it fool you, as it has a max speed of up to 44 miles per hour. Its one of the best and coolest hexacopters on the market. The camera on this drone is so good it is used by many professional photographers. It shoots stunning 4k video and 12 megapixel still photos. It’s easy to control and fly due to its built in ultrasonic collision avoidance system.
The controller comes with an impressive and intuitive remote controller with a built in 7 in touchscreen. With the control and free application, you can use some of the impressive flight modes this Yuneec drone comes with including, orbit mode, point of interest mode, journey mode, and cure cable cam mode.back to menu ↑
Zerotech Dobby Mini Pocket Selfie Drone
This mini quadcopter by Zerotech is a cool selfie drone that comes standard with a 4k camera. With a weight of 199 and a great foldable design, you can easily fit this cool little quadcopter in your pocket or bag anywhere you go.
Not only does this quadcopter have a great design and camera, it can also do aerobatic stuns like 360 degree flips! The only downside of this quadcopter is it only has control range of 100 meters, but it was designed to take selfies. A selfie from over 100 meters isn’t really a selfie… so this drone is perfect for what it was designed to do.
Its impressive Do Fun App is free to download, and allows you to control the quadcopter and access its impressive flight modes. It comes with a 16GB storage capacity to store photos/videos to share with friends and family using the Do Fun App.back to menu ↑
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
The DJI Phantom 4 Professional might not be the coolest looking camera drone, but it certainly is one of the best high quality quadcopters on the market.
This in an awesome looking drone with a 4k camera that is capable of recording cinematic 4k at an impressive 60 frames per second. Its vision sensors give this quadcopter some amazing capabilities and reduce the change of accidental collisions.
DJI is known for making some of the best quadcopters on the market, and the Phantom 4 Pro exceeded everyones expectations. Like many of the high end DJI dones, this craft comes with a great styrofoam carrying case.back to menu ↑
Avitron V2.0 Remote Controlled Flying Bird
The Avitron 2.0 bionic bird is definitely one of the coolest remote controlled drones of 2017 for sale, it’s a freaking bird! Weighing in at under 9 grams this little flying to is great for flying indoors or outdoors. It’s the first of its kind, and with a little practice, it is super responsive and easy to control.
The only problem many users report is that it is fragile, which is expensive for a drone that weights 9 grams… The makers of this drone had to use super light materials, which while the do make the bird able to fly, unfortunately break easily.
You can get replacement parts easily by contacting customer support through the manufactures website. Enjoy a flight time of around 8 minutes with the hybrid rechargeable LiPro battery, and recharge it quickly with the 12 minute turbo charging station. This flying bird drone can also perform some impressive aerial stuns with a little practice!back to menu ↑
RC Bionic Bird X2
This remote control bird drone is less expensive than the one above.
Although it’s a little less quality and responsive than the one above, it is still a ton of fun! It’s a life size bird and actually makes bird sounds while flying.
With a range of 100 feet and a flight time of 5-10 minutes, you will definitely enjoy this cool flying toy.
It comes with a remote control, rechargeable LiPro battery, and USB charging cable that you can plug into your computer or USB wall plug. You can check out a video of this bird flying through the link below.back to menu ↑
Xiro Xplorer Mini Drone
The Xiro Xplorer is a cool quadcopter that will allow you to capture and share some amazing photos/videos. It has great compact and lightweight design allows it to take it with you wherever you go. Its first person view camera gives real time video through its high definition camera.
The 190 degree fisheye lens shoots video at 1080P HD at 30 frames per second with electron digital image stabilization, and takes 13 megapixel images. Weighing under 1 pound (410 grams) it an easily transportable drone with a great carrying case.
Its app allows you to utilize some of the quadcopters awesome flight modes including follow snap, which sets the drone to follow you while you do your favorite activities, including snowboard, motocross riding, or whatever you like to do. Automatically takeoff, land, or return home with the press of a button. This is a really cool drone with camera worth checking out.back to menu ↑
Autel Robotics X-star
The X-star by Autel Robotics is a cool drone with camera that is easily recognizable by its bright orange color. The camera and capabilities are what make this traditional looking quadcopter super cool and unique.
The gimbal of this quadcopter can easily be disconnected, so if you do end up breaking the gimbal or camera, they can easily be replaced. Many drones have fixed gimbals, which means if it or the camera breaks, the entire drone must be replaced. This quadcopter shoots super clear 4k video and 12 megapixel images.
The control that comes with the quadcopter has a great feel, has an intuitive design, and has a great smartphone mounting bracket. With a max speed of 35 miles per hour, estimated flight time of 25 minutes, and transmission range of 1.2 miles, you’ll find endless ways to use this great quadcopter.
It’s amazing how fast the technology built into drones is advancing. I mean who would have thought we would be talking about a drone with a cannon and grapple arms in 2017? Not me… but hey they are pretty cool and actually pretty affordable. Our favorite drone on the list above for the money is the Parrot Mambo, but you really can’t go wrong with any of them, it just depends what you are looking to do with them.
This concludes our coolest drones with cameras review so far in 2017. If you know about a cool drone or your company is making a new prototype, feel free to comment below, we appreciate your feedback. Thanks for visiting our websites.
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