Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Drone with Camera

Drone with Most Intuitive Controls

Why people love it
  • Longest flight time on the market
  • Very easy to use; short learning curve
  • Excellent photo stability ensures quality video and images
Cons

Can't handle heavy winds.

Details

Performance: The Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon comes with a 12 MP camera built into the unit, ensuring high quality images. The video can shoot in ultra high-definition 4K quality at 30 frames per second, or snap slow-motion video at 1080p and 120 fps. Though you only get video control for roughly 100 yards, the total range on the drone is about average (0.5 miles).

Operation: This is where this little machine really excels! You get up to 25 minutes of flight time per battery charge--the longest flight time on the market. Charge time is between 60 and 120 minutes. It's a large unit, but it's not very heavy, meaning it doesn't handle heavy winds well. It scores very well for maneuverability and user control. It also runs much quieter than most devices, and though it's not the fastest quadcopter around, it lasts longer than any competing models.

Features: This device takes pictures with no shake or blur, indicative of the high quality of the gimbal. The Android-based app offers a few handy features, such as "Follow Me" and "Waypoint", though no GPS tracking. The app allows you to adjust white balance, light exposure, and resolution as you are flying and recording. The cameras can also be switched out or replaced in case of damage.

Price: If you're a hobbyist who loves flying, this is the unit for you! It's priced in the $1000 to $1,300 range (depending on special deals), but it offers more flying time than any other model around. Add on the high image/video quality and the user-friendly controls, and it's definitely a worthy investment.

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