Drone Buying Guide 2021
Whether you are a professional, hobbyist, or just want to get a creative gift for your kids, drones are something truly remarkable on the market. Before you purchase a drone, you should figure out which DJI drone is right for you in 2021. It is worth informing yourself what are the best drones you can get, which features to look for in a drone depending on your level of proficiency, and how can you have fun with it. This is why we have prepared this drone buying guide 2021 for you.
DJI Mini 2
Weighing only 249g, it is a relief that you can enjoy using such a fine drone without having to register it with the FAA. DJI Mini 2 is one of the best drones for beginners in 2021. Not so long ago the DJI Mini dominated the market with great features, and now its successor the DJI Mini 2 comes with a few upgrades, making it a perfect choice for your drone purchase. You can fly it for 31 minutes (a bit shorter though in windy weather). It uses the OcuSync 2 wireless technology instead of classic Wi-Fi, thus allowing for a stronger and more stable connection with the range of 10 kilometers.
You can now shoot 4k videos, and enjoy the 12 megapixels camera. This along with the three-axis gimbal will ensure that you have perfect photos and videos with the DJI Mini 2. Just be careful if you are a beginner in flying drones as there are no obstacle sensors. This allows for the lighter weight and requires you to already know how to fly a drone. For a better experience, you can get a Fly More combo, and you will get even three batteries, a charging hub, a carrying case, three extra propellers, and more.
We mentioned that for the DJI Mini 2 it would be better that you already know how to fly a drone before using it. There is no reason to spend a lot of money on a drone to learn how to fly it. Ryze Tello is the perfect example. This drone has great features and is perfect for beginners, as well as kids. It has a 5-megapixel camera and can stay in the air for 13 minutes before it needs to be recharged. It can also shoot a 720p video, so it is a great opportunity to learn how to navigate a drone, have fun, and not worry about money at all. Namely, it costs less than $100.
DJI Air 2
This drone was launched in 2020. It can capture 48-megapixels photos, and shoot a 4K video at 60fps. The DJI Air 2 has a great ability to go round the obstacles, instead of just stopping in front of them. This is partly because its top speed is 42.5mph, and has the APAS 3.0 technology. Although there are drones that have slightly better features, this drone is perfect for someone who is an experienced hobbyist and not a professional drone user.
DJI FPV drone
The FPV drone allows for the full flight immersion or the first-person view. This is one of the reasons why this drone is much more fun to fly than any other drone on the market. It is a bit more expensive in regards to its features, however, it is stable, reliable, and has great features after all. It has a 20-minute flight time. Maybe it does not seem to be a lot, but other FPV drones have a flight time of about 10 minutes. The battery is also called intelligent as it discharges if you are not using the device. This is to maximize the battery`s life span and avoid any swelling whatsoever. Unlike other FVP drones, this drone has a digital image transmission instead of an analog one.
What to consider before you buy a drone
Flying a drone, taking breathtaking photos, and shooting perfect videos is great, but for this, you need to be comfortable with your drone. Choosing the best drone for your needs and level of proficiency is a must. Here are a few things to consider before you buy the drone you want.
Registration with FAA
If the drone you want to buy weighs more than 250g, you need to register with the FAA. This is not something that will deter you from using a drone, but it means more paperwork. If the drone weighs more than 250g they consider it to be an aircraft, hence you must have permission to fly it. Some drones such as DJI Mavic Mini and DJI Mavic Mini 2 offer stunning features and weigh 249g, so they are worthy of purchasing especially if you are not a pro.
The price of the drone is just the beginning
When you buy a drone, you are not finished with buying equipment for it. There are a couple of more things you should buy next to the drone so that you get the best experience possible. Consider buying at least two extra batteries. This means you won`t have to wait for the battery to recharge before using the drone again. Next to the batteries, consider buying a few extra propellers as well, as they can get damaged.
Get the best of short time flies
If it says that the drone can be up in the air for 30 or more minutes, prepare for a few minutes less. The battery will withstand longer if there is no wind, but the truth is the flight time will always be a bit shorter than stated. Deduct 5-10 minutes and you will get the real picture. This is why you should prepare everything on time, and be ready to take amazing photos during the time you have.
Find a place you can fly your drone
And we truly mean this. Note that you are not allowed to fly your drone everywhere. For example, many state parks and US national parks are off-limits. Next to this, there are the so-called no-fly zones, where it is not allowed to fly drones. Luckily there is the AirMap and apps that you can use to check which zones are safe for flying.
We hope this guide will inspire you to find the perfect drone for your needs. For more information and any help with DJI NYC drones, contact Camrise.