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Definition of Drone by Merriam-Webster

Definition of Drone by Merriam-Webster

ˈdrōn
How to pronounce drone (audio)

1

: a stingless male bee (as of the honeybee) that has the role of mating with the queen and does not gather nectar or pollen

2

: one that lives on the labors of others : parasite

3

: an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control or onboard computers

intransitive verb

1a

: to make a sustained deep murmuring, humming, or buzzing sound

droning bees The air conditioner droned.

b

: to talk in a persistently dull or monotonous tone

droning on and on about his health

2

: to pass, proceed, or act in a dull, drowsy, or indifferent manner

The afternoon droned on.

transitive verb

1

: to utter or pronounce with a drone

2

: to pass or spend in dull or monotonous activity or in idleness

droning the years away

1

: a deep sustained or monotonous sound : hum

the drone of the motor

2
music

: an instrument or part of an instrument (such as one of the fixed-pitch pipes of a bagpipe) that sounds a continuous unvarying tone

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Drone Reviews – CNET

Drone Reviews – CNET



DJI Mavic Air

An amazing amount of tech in a pocketable drone, the DJI Mavic Air is the best travel drone you’re going to find right now.



DJI Spark

The DJI Spark delivers all of the camera drone features most people will ever need in an impossibly small package.



DJI Mavic Pro

If you’ve been looking for a discreet, but powerful travel-friendly camera drone, look no further than the DJI Mavic Pro.



DJI Phantom 3 Standard

For its $499 sale price, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard is the best beginner quadcopter you’re going to find for the money. If and when the price jumps back to its original $799, the Standard will be a much tougher sell against DJI’s other excellent models as well as the mounting competition.



Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider

If you can live with its short flight times, the affordable, smartphone-controlled Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider is a great quadcopter for beginners and hobbyists.



Lily Camera

Just toss this compact quadcopter into the air and it takes flight, keeping its camera on you and whatever you do.



Onagofly Nano Drone

The 5×5-inch quadcopter can track your movements via GPS, avoid obstacles and record you in full HD.



Xiaomi Mi Drone

The Chinese electronics brand has made good on its plans to launch an affordable quadcopter that will start at about $380 in China.


Teal Drone

With its modular design, a mini supercomputer for a brain, a 4K video camera and a top speed of 70 mph, this quad is going after the whole drone market.


ProDrone Byrd
Premium

With a compact, collapsible body, modular camera system and up to 30 minutes of flight, Byrd shows a lot of promise.


Staaker

An auto-follow quadcopter for action sports enthusiasts, Staaker promises to be your personal camera operator in the sky.


YI Erida

The company known for high-performance, low-cost cameras is taking to the sky with a carbon-fiber drone that can fly for up to 40 minutes.


GDU Byrd Premium 2.0 Drone

The new GDU Byrd Premium 2.0 has a modular design letting you attach a variety of gimbals and cameras to the long-range quadcopter.


UTO Drone U960 Hexacopter

The UTO X960 Drone is a good hexacopter that’s also an inexpensive way to test out first-person-view flying. Treat the FPV like a bonus, though, and not the main reason to buy.


Hobbico C-Me

The Hobbico C-Me is a foldable drone that can follow you around like your a celebrity.


Uvify Draco

The UVify Draco is a modular racing drone that can fly at lightning-fast speeds.


Selfly Camera

The tiny 8-megapixel Selfly is ready to fly in seconds and cleverly folds to fit in a phone case.


Blade Chroma 4K

The easy-to-use, smooth-flying Blade Chroma 4K camera drone has a good deal to offer new and experienced flyers, but those looking for autonomous flight options beyond follow me will want to keep looking.

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definition of drone by The Free Dictionary

definition of drone by The Free Dictionary

drone 1

(drōn)n.

1. A male bee, especially a honeybee, that is characteristically stingless, performs no work, and produces no honey. Its only function is to mate with the queen bee.

2. An idle person who lives off others; a loafer.

3. A person who does tedious or menial work; a drudge: “undervalued drones who labored in obscurity” (Caroline Bates).

4. A remotely controlled or autonomous aircraft with no pilot on board. Also called unmanned aircraft system.

[Middle English, from Old English drān. Sense 4, originally 1930s US naval jargon introduced by Commander (later Rear Admiral) Delmer Fahrney (1898-1984), in reference to the fact that such pilotless aircraft, at first used for target practice, were controlled by an operator on the ground or in a mother ship or aircraft, likened to a queen bee.]

drone 2

(drōn)

v. droned, dron·ing, drones

v.intr.

1. To make a continuous low dull humming sound: “Somewhere an electric fan droned without end” (William Styron).

2. To speak in a monotonous tone: The lecturer droned on for hours.

3. To pass or act in a monotonous way.

v.tr.

To utter in a monotonous low tone: “The mosquitoes droned their angry chant” (W. Somerset Maugham).

n.

1. A continuous low humming or buzzing sound.

2. Music

a. Any of the pipes of a bagpipe that lack finger holes and produce a single tone.

b. A long sustained tone.

c. Any of various instruments that produce only a constant pitch.

[From

drone

(

from the bee’s humming sound

).]

drone

(drəʊn) n

1. (Zoology) a male bee in a colony of social bees, whose sole function is to mate with the queen

2. Brit a person who lives off the work of others

3. (Aeronautics) a pilotless radio-controlled aircraft

[Old English drān; related to Old High German treno drone, Gothic drunjus noise, Greek tenthrēnē wasp; see drone2]

ˈdronish adj

drone

(drəʊn) vb

1. (intr) to make a monotonous low dull sound; buzz or hum

2. (when: intr, often foll by on) to utter (words) in a monotonous tone, esp to talk without stopping

n

3. a monotonous low dull sound

4.

(Music, other)

music

a. a sustained bass note or chord of unvarying pitch accompanying a melody

b. (as modifier): a drone bass.

5. (Instruments) music one of the single-reed pipes in a set of bagpipes, used for accompanying the melody played on the chanter

6. a person who speaks in a low monotonous tone

[C16: related to drone1 and Middle Dutch drōnen, German dröhnen]

ˈdroning adj

ˈdroningly adv

drone1

(droʊn)

n.

1. the male of the honeybee and other bees that is stingless and makes no honey.

2. a craft operated by remote control, esp. a pilotless airplane guided by radio signals.

3. a person who lives on the labor of others; parasitic loafer.

4. a drudge.

[before 1000; Middle English drone, drane, Old English dran, dron]

dron′ish, adj.

drone2

(droʊn)

v. droned, dron•ing,
n. v.i.

1. to make a continued, low, monotonous sound; hum; buzz.

2. to speak in a monotonous tone.

3. to proceed in a dull, monotonous manner (usu. fol. by on).

v.t.

4. to say in a dull, monotonous tone.

n. 5.

a. a musical instrument or one of its parts producing a continuous low tone, esp. a bagpipe.

6. a monotonous low tone; humming or buzzing sound.

[1490–1500; see

drone1

and compare Middle English

droun

to roar, Icelandic

drynja

to bellow, Gothic

drunjus

noise]

dron′er, n.

dron′ing•ly, adv.

drone

(drōn)

A male bee, especially a honeybee whose only function is to fertilize the queen. Drones have no stingers, do no work, and do not produce honey.

drone

A land, sea, or air vehicle that is remotely or automatically controlled. See also remotely piloted vehicle; unmanned aerial vehicle.

drone

Past participle: droned
Gerund: droning

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

Noun 1. drone - stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queendrone – stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queenbee

– any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species

2. drone – an unchanging intonation
3. drone - someone who takes more time than necessarydrone – someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
4. drone – an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote controlheavier-than-air craft

– a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it

5. drone – a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tonebagpipe

– a tubular wind instrument; the player blows air into a bag and squeezes it out through the drone

pipe

– a tubular wind instrument

Verb 1. drone – make a monotonous low dull sound; “The harmonium was droning on”sound

,

go

– make a certain noise or sound; “She went `Mmmmm'”; “The gun went `bang'”

2. drone – talk in a monotonous voice

drone

1noun parasite, skiver (Brit. slang), idler, lounger, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), leech, loafer, couch potato (slang), scrounger (informal), sponger (informal), sluggard, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal) A few are dim-witted drones, but most are talented.

drone

2

drone 1

noun

A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:

bum

,

fainéant

,

good-for-nothing

,

idler

,

layabout

,

loafer

,

ne’er-do-well

,

no-good

,

slugabed

,

sluggard

,

wastrel

.

drone 2

verb

To make a continuous low-pitched droning sound:

noun

A continuous low-pitched droning sound:

Translations

ذَكَر النَّحِلشَخْص كَسولطَنينيَتَكَلَّمُ بِصَوْتٍ مُمِليَطِنُّ

бръмчатъртей

trubecvrčethučeníhučetlenoch

brummedagdriverdronesummen

huminakuhnurilennokkisurinatyöläinen

döngésherehere méhmonoton hangon elmondsemmittevõ

susurro

drunur; suîkarlbÿflugaletingi, iîjuleysingisuîa; drynjatala tilbreytingarlaust

bambėtigaustimonotoniškai kalbėtitranas

dūkoņadūkšanadūktliekēdismonotoni runāt

trântor

trúd

trot

drönare

asalakerkek arımonoton bir sesle konuşmaktembel kimseuğuldamak

drone

[drəʊn]A. N

3. (= sponger) → parásito/a m/f

drone

n

(

= sound

,

of bees

) →

Summen nt

;

(of engine, aircraft)

Brummen nt

(Mus,

= bass voice part

) →

Bass m

;

(of bagpipes)

Brummer m

; (sound) →

Bordun(ton) m

drone

[drəʊn]1. na.

(

male bee

) →

fuco, pecchione mb.

(

noise, of bees, aircraft

) →

ronzio

; (

of voices

) →

brusio

drone

(drəun) noun1.

the male of the bee.

hommel ذَكَر النَّحِل търтей zangão trubec die Drohne drone κηφήναςzángano leskmesilane, isamesilane زنبور عسل نر kuhnuri faux-bourdonדבור नर मधुमक्खी trut here (méh) lebah jantan karlbÿfluga fuco 雄蜂 수펄 tranas trans lebah jantan hommeldrone, hannbie truteń د عسلو نر غومبسه zangão trân­­tor трутень trúd trot trut drönare ผึ้งตัวผู้ erkek arı 雄蜂 трутень نر مکھی ong mật đực 雄蜂2.

a person who is lazy and idle.

leeglêer شَخْص كَسول търтей malandro lenoch der Nichtstuer dagdriver κηφήναςzángano logard آدم تن پرور kuhnuri fainéant/-ante בטלן कामचोर lijenčina semmittevő, here pemalas letingi, iðjuleysingi poltrone, fannullone 怠けもの 게으름쟁이 tranas liekēdis pemalas luilaklatsabb, døgenikt truteń, leniuch نالايق سړى malandro trântor тунеядец leňoch lenuh parazit drönare คนขี้เกียจ tembel kimse, asalak 游手好閒者 ледар نکھٹو ، نکما kẻ ăn không ngồi rồi 懒汉3.

a deep, humming sound.

the distant drone of traffic. gedreun طَنين бръмчене zumbido hučení das Brummen summen βουητόruido, zumbido sumin صدای بم humina bourdonnementזמזום मधुमक्खी आदि की आवाज zujanje döngés dengungan drunur; suð brusio ブーンという音 (벌, 비행기 등이) ‘윙윙’거리는 소리 gausmas, ūžesys dūkšana; dūkoņa dengungan geronksumming, brummingbrzęczenie د بم ږغ zumbido zumzet гул hučanie brnenje zujanje surr, susande, brummande เสียงต่ำ ๆ vızıltı, uğultu 低沉的嗡嗡聲 дзижчання, гудіння بھنبھناہٹ tiếng o o 深沉的嗡嗡声 verb1.

to make a low, humming sound.

An aeroplane droned overhead. dreun يَطِنُّ бръмча zumbir vrčet, hučet brummen brumme βουίζωzumbar sumisema, põrisema صدای بم ایجاد کردن humista bourdonner לְזַמזֵם भिनभिनाहट की आवाज करना brujati zúg mendengung suða; drynja ronzare, fare brusio ブーンという音をたてる ‘윙윙’거리는 소리를 내다 gausti, ūžti dūkt mendengung ronkensumme, brummebuczeć د بم ږغ جوړول zumbir a zumzăi гудеть hučať, bzučať brneti zujati surra ส่งเสียงหึ่ง ๆ vızıldamak, uğuldamak 發出低沉的嗡嗡聲 дзижчати, гудіти بھنبھنانا tạo ra âm thanh o o 发出嗡嗡声2.

to speak in a dull, boring voice.

The lecturer droned on and on. brom يَتَكَلَّمُ بِصَوْتٍ مُمِل говоря монотонно falar monotonamente mluvit monotónně eintönig reden tale monotont μιλώ μονότονα hablar en tono monótono (monotoonselt) rääkima ملال آور ادا کردن puhua yksitoikkoisella äänellä parler d’une voix endormante לְבָרבֵּר בְּקוֹל מוֹנוֹטוֹנִי धीमी ऊबाउ आवाज में बोलना govoriti dosadnim glasom monoton hangon elmond mengoceh tala tilbreytingarlaust parlare in modo monotono, borbottare ものうげに言う 둔탁하고 단조로운 소리를 계속 내다 monotoniškai kalbėti, bambėti monotoni runāt mengoceh dreunensnakke monotont mówić monotonnym głosem په ناخوندوره توګه خبرى كول desfiar uma cantilena a bolborosi бубнить monotónne hovoriť monotono govoriti mumlati mumla, tala entonigt ทำเสียงพึมพำน่าเบื่อ monoton bir sesle konuşmak 用單調沈悶的聲音說話 монотонно говорити یکساں لہجے میں بولنا nói giọng đều đều 用单调沉闷的声音说话
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The Best Drones for 2019

The Best Drones for 2019

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While they might seem like toys, a high-quality quadcopter is a serious investment, and an easy way to add production value to a film project, or get a unique view on the world for your travel vlog. We’ve flown plenty, and these are the best drones in our tests.

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  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro

    Editors' Choice

    • Bottom Line: The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is the best small drone on the market, with superior image and video quality, obstacle avoidance, and excellent battery life.

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  • DJI Inspire 2

    Editors' Choice

    • Bottom Line: If money is no object, the DJI Inspire 2 is the best drone you can buy, delivering Raw video capture at 5.2K quality, superb build quality, and top-end performance.

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  • Autel Robotics EVO

    • Bottom Line: The Autel Robotics EVO is a very solid small drone with strong battery life, a stabilized 4K camera, and an obstacle detection system.

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  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

    • Bottom Line: The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom sets itself apart from other drones thanks to an optical zoom lens. It’s loaded with features, including obstacle avoidance, and is a fine choice for enthusiast pilots.

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  • Parrot Anafi

    • Bottom Line: The Parrot Anafi puts all emphasis on size-the small, folding drone is ideal for travel, thanks to 4K video capture, a small airframe, and USB charging.

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  • DJI Mavic Air

    • Bottom Line: The Mavic Air is DJI’s smallest, most portable drone, and is just as full-featured as its larger siblings.

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  • DJI Spark

    • Bottom Line: The DJI Spark is a $500 palm-size gesture-controlled selfie drone for the masses, but it’s hampered by short flying time and an app that could be easier to use.

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  • Yuneec Typhoon H Pro

    • Bottom Line: The Yuneec Typhoon H Pro with Intel RealSense Technology has enormous potential, but its flight interface and video both leave some room for improvement.

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  • Ryze Tello

    • Bottom Line: The Ryze Tello is a toy quadcopter flyable via smartphone or laptop (using Scratch). Its video quality isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s a fun tech toy and learning tool.

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The Best Drones for 2019
While they might seem like toys, a high-quality quadcopter is a serious investment, and an easy way to add production value to a film project, or get a unique view on the world for your travel vlog. We’ve flown plenty, and these are the best drones in our tests.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

What Is the Best Drone on the Market?

Even if you have no good reason to justify buying one, you have to admit that drones are cool. Some are glorified tech toys, but most models we highlight here are fit for use in imaging and cinematic applications small and large. If you think you can use a flying camera in your next project, there’s some good news—the tech has come a long way in a very short time. There are models on the market now that put earlier copters to shame in terms of video quality and stabilization.

And now the bad news. You get what you pay for, and if you want an aerial video platform that can capture stunning footage, you need to be ready to spend some cash. Because drones are such pricey propositions, it pays to do your research before buying one. We’ve tested many of the ready-to-fly models on the market to determine what’s important to look for, and the best models available.

There are low-cost drones on the market (we’ve rounded some of the top-rated options under $100 on Amazon), but you’re still looking at spending a few hundred dollars to get a solid model that’s stable in flight with an excellent integrated camera.

Related Story See How We Test Drones

The drones we review are ready-to-fly models, so you can use them right out of the box. In most cases, you’ll need to bring your own Android or iOS device to view the camera feed in real-time, but we’ve reviewed a few models that stream video directly to a remote control. We don’t cover racing, industrial, or agricultural aircraft here—our focus is on aircraft intended for aerial imaging and videography.

Drone Safety and Regulations

Almost all of the models featured here have some safety features. Even the DJI Spark, which isn’t built for long-distance flight, includes a GPS and automatic return-to-home functionality. If your control signal is interrupted, or if the battery gets down too low (most drones can only fly for about 25 minutes on a single battery charge), you drone will start to head back to its takeoff point and land.

Parrot Anafi

Flyaways still happen, and there are horror stories on various web discussion forums. Of course, negative experiences are amplified in this context, simply because uneventful flights that don’t result in a crash or missing drone aren’t hot topics for discussion.

If you’re flying within the United States, you need to take heed of FAA guidelines—or be prepared to face potential fines or jail time. There are no-fly zones set by the FAA, so don’t take off if you’re near an airport without notifying the control tower first. And, even if you’re out in the middle of nowhere, don’t take your drone above 400 feet. Most are set to obey these regulations out of the box, but controlling a quadcopter is just like driving a car—even if you missed seeing that speed limit sign, you’re still liable to pay the ticket.

Be sure to read up on the current FAA guidelines before buying.

Racing and Toy Drones

There are a number of products on the market that are sold as drones, but don’t quite fit the bill. Remote-controlled aircraft have been around for ages. (Check out this clip from Magnum, P.I. if you don’t believe me, or just want to see Tom Selleck in a bathrobe.) But with the recent surge in popularity, quadcopters that would simply be sold as RC products are now being tagged as drones. These don’t include GPS stabilization, return-to-home functionality, and other automated flight modes that make a drone a drone.

We’ve reviewed a handful of these products and placed them in our Toy reviews category. If you’re interested in something you can use on the International Drone Racing Association, keep your eyes tuned there for reviews.

What Are the Best Brands of Drones?

DJI models currently dominate our top picks, and there’s a good reason for that. The company is simply a few steps ahead of its competition right now, and has a product catalog with models at various price points, which take up a good number of the slots in our top ten. It made a huge splash with its iconic Phantom series, and now makes the best small drones we’ve tested in the form of the Mavic series.

DJI’s pro line is dubbed Inspire and is currently in its second generation. Inspire models offer functionality well beyond what you get with a Phantom, including dual-operator support—one person flying and the other working the camera—as well as interchangeable lenses and camera modules, a Raw cinema workflow, and retractable landing gear.

While DJI may be the first name you think of when it comes to drones, it isn’t the only game in town. You can also look at models from Autel Robotics, Parrot, PowerVision, and Yuneec. Others have dabbled in the consumer drone space and exited quickly—GoPro pulled its Karma after a rocky launch and poor sales, and 3D Robotics tried to get in with the Solo, but also gave up the fight to focus on the industrial and enterprise spaces.

Small vs. Large Drones

For a long time, the DJI Phantom series was about as small as you could go if you wanted to get a full-featured drone that maintains stability in the air and includes strong safety features. That’s no longer the case. Hikers and travel photographers appreciate a small, light kit, and they can now get a drone that fits into a backpack.

Of course, not every small drone is a top flyer. Some are barely capable of getting off the ground and require you to use your smartphone as a remote control, which makes for a sloppy control experience. Make sure to read reviews before spending your hard-earned cash on a compact quadcopter.

DJI Inspire 2

The Best Drones for Pros

The DJI Inspire 2 is aimed at professional cinematographers, news organizations, and independent filmmakers. And it’s priced as such—its $3,000 MSRP doesn’t include a camera. You have the option of adding a 1-inch sensor fixed-lens camera, a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens model, or a Super35mm cinema mount with its own proprietary lens system and support for 6K video capture.

Yuneec also has a model with a Micro Four Thirds camera. Its Tornado H920 is a huge drone with six rotors and room to hold three batteries, giving it an unheard of 42-minute flight capability. Its CGO4 camera is essentially a custom version of the Panasonic GH4, a favorite of many a terrestrial videographer. It doesn’t record uncompressed video like the Inspire 2, but it’s less expensive.

Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with any of the models listed here. For the latest field-tested drone reviews, check out our Drones Product Guide. And if you just bought a quadcopter and are looking to get started, read our guide on how to fly a drone.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro

    Pros: Superlative 4K video. 20MP Raw and JPG still imaging. Great battery life. Compact, foldable design. Obstacle avoidance sensors.

    Cons: 8GB internal memory isn’t much. No DCI format support. Expensive.

    Bottom Line: The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is the best small drone on the market, with superior image and video quality, obstacle avoidance, and excellent battery life.

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  • DJI Inspire 2

    Pros: Magnesium alloy body. Interchangeable cameras. 5.2K video. CinemaDNG and ProRes recording. High-speed Sport mode. Obstacle detection and avoidance. Retractable landing gear and 360-degree camera rotation. Dual-operator control with FPV pilot camera. Intelligent flight modes.

    Cons: High-performance computer required for video editing. Expensive. Adobe Premiere CC bug hampers CinemaDNG workflow.

    Bottom Line: If money is no object, the DJI Inspire 2 is the best drone you can buy, delivering Raw video capture at 5.2K quality, superb build quality, and top-end performance.

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  • Autel Robotics EVO

    Pros: Compact, folding design. Stable 4K video at up to 60fps. Log video profile. Supports UHD and DCI formats. Obstacle avoidance system. Solid battery life. Works with or without a smartphone.

    Cons: Default video profile appears oversharpened. Memory card door is very tight. Not as many safety features as other drones.

    Bottom Line: The Autel Robotics EVO is a very solid small drone with strong battery life, a stabilized 4K camera, and an obstacle detection system.

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  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

    Pros: Smooth, sharp 4K video. 2x optical zoom lens. Excellent battery life. Compact, folding design. Obstacle detection system. High-resolution stitched image mode. Raw and HDR photos.

    Cons: Could use more internal memory. Omits DCI aspect ratio. Pricey.

    Bottom Line: The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom sets itself apart from other drones thanks to an optical zoom lens. It’s loaded with features, including obstacle avoidance, and is a fine choice for enthusiast pilots.

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  • Parrot Anafi

    Pros: Very small. Charges via USB-C. 4K video with HDR. 3x digital zoom lens. Upward gimbal tilt. Big battery for 25-minute flights.

    Cons: No obstacle detection. Digital zoom cuts into 4K quality. Requires smartphone. Construction feels a little flimsy.

    Bottom Line: The Parrot Anafi puts all emphasis on size-the small, folding drone is ideal for travel, thanks to 4K video capture, a small airframe, and USB charging.

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  • DJI Mavic Air

    Pros: Very small. High bit-rate 4K UHD video. HDR and Panorama still capture. Raw and JPG support. Asteroid video shot. Good obstacle avoidance. Automated flight modes.

    Cons: Doesn’t support USB charging. No 4K DCI video. Panorama stitching needs some work. Real-world flight limited to about 18 minutes.

    Bottom Line: The Mavic Air is DJI’s smallest, most portable drone, and is just as full-featured as its larger siblings.

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  • DJI Spark

    Pros: Small. Supports gesture controls. Smartphone-controlled flight. Automated shots. Subject tracking. Forward obstacle avoidance. GPS stabilization. Safety features, including return-to-home.

    Cons: Battery nets about 12 minutes of flight time. Limited range and speed when controlling with phone. Video limited to 1080p. No support for 24fps or high frame rate capture. App and video editing features could be easier to use. Dedicated remote control is a pricey add-on.

    Bottom Line: The DJI Spark is a $500 palm-size gesture-controlled selfie drone for the masses, but it’s hampered by short flying time and an app that could be easier to use.

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  • Yuneec Typhoon H Pro

    Pros: Six-rotor design. Freely rotating 4K video camera. Raw and JPG image capture. Retractable landing gear. Remote control with integrated display. Solid operating range. Intel RealSense obstacle avoidance. Supports dual-operator control.

    Cons: Flight limited to 19 minutes. Obstacle avoidance system only works at low speeds. Controller is large and unwieldy. Battery life indicator is confusing to read. Spotty automatic white balance. Expensive.

    Bottom Line: The Yuneec Typhoon H Pro with Intel RealSense Technology has enormous potential, but its flight interface and video both leave some room for improvement.

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  • Ryze Tello

    Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to fly. Programmable via Scratch. Bluetooth remote control compatibility. Automated flight modes.

    Cons: Pixelated, low-quality video. Limited control range. No GPS or return-to-home capability.

    Bottom Line: The Ryze Tello is a toy quadcopter flyable via smartphone or laptop (using Scratch). Its video quality isn’t anything to write home about, but it’s a fun tech toy and learning tool.

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