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Hmmm What Drone Should You Buy?

Posted by Ramandeep Sidhu on Aug 31, 2017 11:38:04 AM
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Alright, so I've been doing my HW and "LIKE OMG" I am falling in love with Drones!  

A few weeks ago, at the Playground, we decided to start looking into buying our own drones. I started doing my research and ended up in AWE.  The technology behind drones is amazing: The capabilities, technology and quality of picture is mind blowing.


Here is what I learned and some of the things you should check out before buying your next drone.


1st! DJIis the way to go.  The homies at DJI really know there stuff, they are the pioneers in drone technology.  So, if you are looking to buy a drone I wouldn't go anywhere else. 


What drone should you buy?

This was the most confusing part for me, it took hours and hours of research... but I now I have a solid understand of each drone.


A drone for fun, capturing the moments, easy to use and cost efficient. 

The Spark is the way to go when it comes to someone who will be using the drone for fun.  Someone who wants to capture some moments, share them on their IG and have memories.  

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Size: Imagine your IPhone with propellers. Yep, it's the size of your phone.

Camera Quality: 1080p, about the same look and quality of a new generation smart phone.  Not bad, but not stunning.

Cost: $500

Cool Stuff:

-You can use it without a phone: Connects via face recognition!

-Launches and Lands on your Palm

-Follows you around

-Has basic safety features to help it not crash.

-Tracking to auto follow you

-Can control by your phone 

-You could literally fit it in your pocket


Interested? Check out this more detailed review.


A do it all, little and Bad A** Drone!

The Mavic Pro is the coolest looking, most functional drone.  It's small, but big when you open it up.  All the features you want + need and it has great video quality.

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Size: Size of your entire hand, when closed (See Above ^).  

Camera Quality: 4k, with some framing options.

Cost: $999

Cool Stuff:

-Looks awesome and folds up in a awesome way

-Every feature you could imagine: Follows you, sensors so it won't crash, 4.3mile range

-27min flight time

-Coolest and funnest looking controller ever.


Here is a bit more detail by Casey Neistat:


The all around drone, with a little bit of professionalism.

The Phantom 4 Pro is everything professional at a affordable price.  This drone can do it all and give you the video quality of a DSLR.


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Size: The size you always imagined a drone to be  

Camera: 20 MP / 4k at 60FPS

Cost: $1,499

Cool Stuff:

-Literally enough sensor to make sure you never crash

-The same quality as if you took your DSLR and flew it in the sky

-You can click on a object away from you and the drone will fly and record it

-Coolest and funnest looking controller ever.

-Goes 48 MPH!

- 3D Map of your Flight Path


Check out a detailed review:


**Drum Roll** For the King of all Drones!

The Inspire 2 is the King of all Moth* F'* drones.  This drone is something you can use to shoot a cinematic movie!

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Size: A bit big, a size you can never use indoor 

Camera: 5.2k in RAW

Cost: $2,999, but really $6,000 with the correct lens

Cool Stuff:

-Wins on the looks chart, with all that carbon fiber

-Shoots in RAW! 

-0-50MPH in 5.0 Seconds

-Allows one person to control camera and the other controls drone flight

-Allows focus

-Interchangeable Lens

-Can be use for ground filming.


This Introduction video will tell you all:



There it is, everything you need to know about the DJI drones.  If you just want a drone to use for fun... get The Spark. For the average hobbiest the Mavic Pro, makes the perfect drone.  A little more professional filming comes from the  Phantom 4 Pro.  Only someone who does professional work needs the Inspire 2.


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