Best drones of 2019 we have seen so far

Whether you use a drone professionally or for play, it’s hard to top the excitement of flying through the sky and capturing footage. But, which drone should be your next buy? We broke it down so you can find the best one for you.

Best drones of 2019 we have seen so far
The DJI Mavic Magic Drone Shot by David Henrichs
  • What are the best drones made for kids? Kids are full of wonder and always have a drive to explore. With a drone, they can see the world in a whole new way, learn about technology, and capture memories. These compact and affordable drones for kids are easy to fly, so children can explore even more.
  • Where can I find more drones? Explore the top-rated drones and best drone accessories you can buy in our category here.
  • What are the best tech gadgets released so far in 2019? Whether you’re into photography or smart home devices, kitchen gadgets or e-bikes, new technology is always exciting. Keeping up with all the latest announcements can be tricky, but we’ve got you covered.

Although drones took off (get it?) years ago, we’re still seeing industry leaders perfecting the design. From compact and foldable to cinema-quality recording, what makes the best drone differs depending on the user.

And with so many drones to choose from, it can be tricky trying to narrow down which one you should buy. Don’t worry, we’ve done all the hard work for you! Check out all the best drones of 2019 we’ve seen so far.

Autel Robotics EVO Compact Foldable Drone

If you’re looking for power, precision, and portability, check out the EVO Drone. Thanks to its foldable design, it’s compact enough to take anywhere. Even with its small footprint, this drone delivers crisp 4K video at 60 fps along with 12 MP photos. Thanks to the 3-axis stabilized gimbal, it captures with ease and total clarity. It sports a 4.3-mile range and can reach speeds as fast as 45 mph.

Krossblade SkyProwler 2 VTOL Transformer UAV

The SkyProwler 2 is a more advanced drone and designed for drone enthusiasts. Looking like a miniature airplane, it has what’s called fixed-wing mode. With this, the propellers fold in, cutting wind resistance. Transforming its shape instantly, this feature helps it go as fast as 80 mph, which you can fly for up to an hour.

DJI Spark Mini Drone

As the most well-known name in the drone market, DJI combines its reputation with an exceptionally small size in the Spark Mini. Reaching over 30 mph, this super small drone flies for a full 16 minutes. The built-in camera can accurately track subjects while the QuickShot feature lets you snap photos without disrupting the action. Even though it’s small, the Spark Mini is smart. It responds to gestures, giving you unprecedented control and access.

Parrot Mambo FPV Camera Drone

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned drone pilot, getting a live view of what your drone sees is always exciting. The Parrot Mambo FPV offers a first-person perspective that’s made for racing. There are three modes to choose from, all of which cater to your abilities and need for speed. Easy mode keeps you stabilized while drift mode lets you take tight corners. Racing mode offers total control and zero stabilization, letting you take your racing to all-new levels.

SwellPro Spry Waterproof Drone

The biggest worry for most drone pilots is encountering water during a flight. With the SwellPro Spry, water isn’t a worry at all. This waterproof drone not only flies but also floats. Ideal for adventurers, Spry is the perfect drone for capturing any action near the water from snorkeling to kayaking to surfing. When it’s time to pack up, the return to home feature brings Spry right back to base camp.

Xiaomi FiMi X8 SE Foldable 4K Drone

Offering 33-minute flights, the FiMi X8 SE is loaded with smart features like smart tracking and smart flights. Controllable up to three miles away, the remote also has a built-in display for real-time video. Armed with a Sony IMX378, you’ll impress yourself with the photos and videos you capture. When playtime is over, this drone folds down in a super compact shape about the size of your smartphone.

Yuneec Mantis Q Foldable 4K Travel Drone

If you’re looking for more creative freedom with your drone footage, the Mantis Q is the drone for you. The built-in camera has a full tilt option where you can adjust the angle downwards by up to 90° and upwards by 20°. This is all possible to do mid-flight so you can nail the exact shot you want every time. Of course, the 4K footage will blow you away when it’s time for review.

AIR PIX Pocket-Sized Aerial Camera

AIR PIX isn’t a drone; it’s a camera that can fly. Smaller than the iPhone Xs, it uses facial recognition to automatically capture you and your friends while you’re on adventures. It’ll even follow you around, letting you go totally hands-free. For those who like an audience, AIR PIX also lets you live-stream directly to social media websites.

Which one of these do you wish to get your hands on? Share with us in the comments below.

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Madhurima Nag is the Head of Social Media at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.
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