The best quadcopters 2019: options for a different budget

Quadcopters have fallen in love with a wide audience for two reasons. They offer a fully manned flight, and in addition are designed for photo and video. 2019 is the perfect time to buy an amateur drone with a camera.

Models with advanced specifications are becoming more accessible. Having studied the market of quadcopters, you can easily find a device suitable for specific tasks, be it high-quality 4K shooting or compatibility with video glasses. If you opened this material for exactly this purpose, we are ready to present you with the best unmanned vehicles available in Russian stores.


DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Price: 99 990 rubles

DJI's Mavic 2 Pro is without a doubt the best amateur quadcopter. It combines high performance, powerful camera, similar to that of the larger Phantom 4 PRO Obsidian Edition, and compactness. It folds easily, weighs 907 g, it can be transported in a small backpack.

In this price segment, the quality of shooting Mavic 2 Pro has almost no analogues. The one-inch CMOS sensor, combined with optics developed by the renowned camera manufacturer Hasselblad, plus the enhanced HDR10, together provide high-quality images and 4K video. Professionals will get even more from the shoot, thanks to the DJI Dlog-M digital profile, which facilitates deep post-processing.

Clips diversifies a set of presets QuickShot. Depending on the mode chosen, the copter may circle around the subject, follow it, or move away from it.

In addition to impressive cinema tools, Mavic 2 Pro has the latest DJI technology in obstacle avoidance and programmed flight patterns. Barrier sensors are located on each side, APAS is responsible for the intelligent bypass. The drone maneuvers non-stop between obstacles, provided that they do not completely block the path.

Key features:

  • CMOS-matrix 1 ", 20 MP.
  • The maximum flight time is 31 minutes.
  • 4K / 30 FPS video.
  • 3-axle suspension.
  • Omnidirectional obstacle detection.

DJI Mavic Air

Price: 62 690 rubles

A small drone that is not inferior to the flagship technically is the Mavic Air. In fact, it is a cross between a tiny Spark and large Mavic 2 and Mavic Pro.

When folded, it is slightly longer than a 6-inch smartphone. Exactly the same size and has an attached remote control. The drone is equipped with a three-way obstacle recognition and QuickShot video modes. A 1 / 2.3 ”CMOS sensor can achieve 4K video at 30 FPS and 12 MP static HDR images.

The camera is mounted on a 3-axis stabilizer. The design is able to withstand sudden gusts of wind. Together, all these features provide clarity and smoothness of the rollers.

Key features:

  • Triaxial stabilizer
  • 3 obstacle detection sensors
  • Super compact size
  • Camera 12 MP, shooting in 4K
  • The maximum flight time is 21 minutes.

GoPro Karma

Price: 60 880 rubles

The release of GoPro Karma was preceded by teasers stretched over several months. In September 2016, the drone was finally introduced. But it was not without incidents: Karma from the first installments literally fell from the sky - the battery was disconnected. It took the company almost a year to bring the model to mind and restart it. The updated copter was liked by many enthusiasts of action-shooting.

The camera mount system includes a 3-axis stabilizer. It can be detached with the camera to attach to a helmet, bike or other equipment and enjoy all the benefits of GoPro's smooth stabilization.

The quadcopter is completed with a small case, its weight is slightly more than a kilogram. The controller-book is easy to learn, like a console gamepad. To view the content it has a 5-inch display.

Key features:

  • Controller with display.
  • The maximum flight time is 20 minutes.
  • Compatible with GoPro Hero5, GoPro Hero 4 and GoPro Session 5 action cameras.
  • Radio range 3 km.

DJI Spark

Price: 39 990 rubles

After the success, Mavic Pro DJI focused on a compact high-performance drone. They became Spark - a smaller version of Mavic Pro. It is equipped with most of the flying technology, as his older brother, but fits them in a more compact version.

Unlike the Mavic Pro, Spark does not have a collapsible design. However, its total area is so small that it fits in the palm of your hand. By the way, this is the first drone that fully supports the management of gestures. The traditional control system is presented as a DJI remote control with a range of 500 m.

The kopter accelerates to 50 km / h, autonomous flight lasts 16 minutes. Time with Spark flies by: an intelligent flight mode includes linking to the subject, programmable route, manual control and many other interesting settings. In each mode, the camera maintains stability thanks to a 2-axis gimbal gimbal and electronic stabilization technology UltraSmooth.

Key features:

  • The maximum flight time is 16 minutes.
  • FullHD video.
  • Dual Axle Suspension
  • Obstacle avoidance technology.
  • Radio communication range 500 m.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 100 m.

Yuneec Mantis Q

Price: 39 000 rubles

As an example to follow, Yuneec chose the DJI unmanned technology expert. The Mantis Q and Mantis Air models are similar, they are united by a portable folding design.

More advanced technologies are implemented in Mantis Q. The device is equipped with a camera with a bundle of intelligent modes and 4K video recording function at a speed of 30 frames per second. The copter can be made to circle around a point of interest and automatically return home using GPS and GLONASS data. Accurate positioning allows you to perform the most sophisticated maneuvers and safely run Mantis Q in the apartment.

Quadcopter understands voice commands "wake up", "return", "start recording". More complex instructions are given through the remote control. Its radius of action is one and a half kilometers.

Key features:

  • The maximum flight time is 33 minutes.
  • Compact (folded 168 x 96 x 58 mm).
  • Capture video in 4K at 30 FPS.


DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition

Price: 144 390 rubles

Up until the release of the Mavic, the Phantom 4 series was the most advanced DJI offer. In 2017, she received several new models, but none of them was as impressive as the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition. Smooth and stable flight, shooting professional quality - all of these are inalienable advantages of the novelty.

The most significant difference from Mavic is in the performance of the camera. On the gimbal suspension holds a magnesium alloy body. Inside it is a 1-inch sensor, filled with 20 million pixels. Shooting at 4K resolution at 60 FPS is available using the H.265 and H.264 codecs.

The settings include the familiar Active Track feature for tracking objects and the new Draw mode, in which the user can draw a quadcopter's route of movement by hand. In addition, there are lots of other settings for image and flight.

Watching the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian Edition is a real pleasure. The quadcopter instantly reacts to commands, moves easily and steadily. On a battery with an increased capacity, it can fly for 30 minutes.

Key features:

  • The maximum flight time is 30 minutes.
  • Communication range 7 km.
  • Obstacle detection in 5 directions.
  • Photomatrix 1 '' 20 MP.


Parrot anafi

Price: 48 390 rubles

The plastic case of Parrot Anafi does not give the feeling of premium. But perhaps this is the only thing to complain about. The technical characteristics of this aircraft are very good.

When folded, it takes an elongated shape like a bottle and easily fits in the side compartment of a backpack. 3-axis gimbal allows you to control the camera within 180 degrees.

25 minutes without recharging - a decent flight time for amateur level. Gusts of wind up to 13 m / s are not terrible for him: the copter will not deviate from the set course, and the image quality will not suffer.

Key features:

  • 4K / 30 FPS, 1080p / 60 FPS video shooting.
  • Digital lossless increase to x2.8 in Full HD mode and to x1.42 in 4K.
  • 3-axle suspension.
  • The maximum flight time is 25 minutes.

Parrot Bebop 2 / Bebop 2 Power

Price: 59 990 rubles

Bebop 2 is an improved version of the once-hit Bebop. The new model received a modified design, hardware updates. In general, the ratio of price and quality in the Bebop lineup has increased markedly.

Bebop 2 is able to fly at a speed of 60 km / h, resist the wind and hang in the air for 4 seconds. The function “follow me” will appeal to lovers of active sports. The copter uses a GPS sensor for positioning and returns home when it is taken.

The 14 MP wide-angle camera is equally good in both photo and video. For static images, professionally editable RAW and DNG formats are available.

As for management, Bebop 2 offers two options: basic and advanced. In the first case, you can control the flight using a smartphone, and in the second through SkyController 2 and video glasses from the first person. The controller and glasses can be purchased in a set for an additional 45,000 rubles.

Parrot Bebop 2 Power differs from the base model by a longer autonomy - 60 minutes.

Key features:

  • The maximum flight time is 25 minutes.
  • HD quality video.
  • Photo resolution 14 MP.
  • Communication at a distance of 2 km when using SkyController.
  • Compatible with FPV-glasses.
  • Digital video stabilization.


DJI Ryze Tech Tello

Price: 5 290 rubles

Ryze Tech Tello quickly became a hit thanks to its maneuverability, easy handling and compatibility with the VR headset. This quadcopter has an amazing speed for its size: in fast flight mode, when traveling in a straight line, it accelerates to 30 km / h. At the same time, in just two meters, it can brake and turn around 180 degrees.

For inexperienced aircraft enthusiasts, there is a slower and more controlled mode. In it, the speed of the copter is limited to 12 km / h. After leaving the Wi-Fi coverage area, Ryze Tech Tello hangs in place and waits until the signal recovers.

The application allows you to activate several funny tricks: somersaults, a barrel, a smooth turn, and others. Ryze Tech Tello does not have GPS, so programming your course using navigation data and setting up tracking via a smartphone will not work. But it is possible to create a custom flight algorithm through the DroneBlocks mobile app, but it will not be easy to deal with it without basic programming skills.

Key features:

  • A large set of tricks.
  • Communication range 100 m.
  • Supports virtual reality glasses.
  • Video recording goes directly to the memory of the smartphone.

PowerVision PowerEgg

Price: 59 990 rubles

This quadcopter has a lot of unique, it will be interesting for both beginners and advanced amateur photographers.

In an inactive state, PowerEgg takes a streamlined shape. Before launching, four beams with powerful screws are folded back from the upper part of the body, and four landing arms from the lower one are folded down to protect against hard landings.

Also in the lower part are the sensors of visual positioning, which is mainly used when flying indoors at an altitude of 0.2 - 3.5 m. This technology ensures the stability of vertical hovering and accurate horizontal positioning with a maximum error of 20 cm.

PowerVision PowerEgg has three modes: easy, normal and professional. In the latter, the operator will need a maximum concentration: the drone accelerates to 46 km / h (approximately 13 m / s).

The built-in camera based on CMOS-matrix 1 / 2.3 "with a range of ISO 100-1600 leads to the capture of video in 4K and photography with a maximum resolution of 4254 x 3264.

Key features:

  • The maximum flight time is 23 minutes.
  • Ultrasonic sensor.
  • Visual positioning.
  • The communication range with the controller is 5 km.
  • 4K video.
  • Serial and slow-motion photography.

Hubsan X4 H107D FPV

Price: 10 520 rubles

Of the interesting characteristics of this model, first of all I would like to mention the remote control with a display. Thanks to him, you can control the flight from the first person. The range is small - only 100 m, but it does not discourage the desire to look at the world from a bird's eye view.

The camera is represented by a 0.3 MP sensor, the maximum resolution when shooting video is 640x480. Quality is not top, but stabilization based on a sensitive 6-axis gyroscope works flawlessly.

Battery Hubsan X4 charges fully via USB for 30 minutes, it is enough for a 7-minute flight. In the Hubsan lineup there is a cheaper version with longer autonomy, but without a camera - Hubsan X4 V2 H107L.

Key features:

  • 6-axis gyroscope.
  • Remote control with built-in screen.
  • Communication range 100 m.
  • Compact form factor.

Parrot swing

Price: 5 990 rubles

Swing is a rather unusual representative of the Parrot line. This is the first device that can take off like a normal quadcopter propellers up and roll on its side in flight like a fighter. It is incredibly lightweight, and it has a camera, although it is no different in high quality.

The wings are made of durable plastic, to the touch resembling foam. Management is carried out using a gamepad controller or through an application for the iPhone or Android. You can combine both of them (the controller has a special mount for a mobile phone), then the display will show information about the battery status and session duration.

Key features:

  • Avtovzlet and auto landing.
  • The maximum speed of 30 km / h.
  • Quick turn 90 and 180 degrees.
  • Communication range 60 m.

Parrot disco

Price: 79 990 rubles

Parrot Disco does not look like most amateur UAVs. It has two rigidly fixed wings and is closer in shape to aircraft than to quadcopters.

Built-in battery is designed for 45 minutes of entertainment. The nuances of automatic piloting are handled by the onboard CHUCK system. To activate it, you need to hold the start button, and then toss Parrot Disco into the air.

Due to the large area of ​​the wings, the drone only needs one screw to stay in the air and reach a record speed of up to 80 km / h. Video with a maximum resolution of 1080p is fixed in storage capacity of 32 GB. With FPV points, material can be viewed in real time.

Key features:

  • Compatible with video glasses FPV.
  • The maximum flight time is 45 minutes.
  • The range of communication is 2 km.
  • Rigid construction.
  • The maximum speed of 80 km / h.