Plenty of companies are trying to get drones in the air, but DJI always seems to be a step or two ahead of the rest. With the entry-level Spark, to the professional filmmakers’ choice Inspire 2, the company now has a drone for everyone from amateur aviators to pro pilots. To help you pick which model is best for you, let’s compare some models in DJI’s lineup.
The baby of the family, the Spark is designed to be a lightweight flying camera that you can slip in a bag and take anywhere. It may be small, roughly the size of a large smartphone, but it packs in a bunch of the good stuff that has made DJI’s high end machines so popular. With FaceAware, Spark lifts off from your hand by recognizing your face. Gesture control allows you to take amazing aerial photos using just hand gestures. All at a range up to 10 meters without a remote controller or mobile device. Use your smartphone or tablet and increase your range to 100 meters. It’s smaller lightweight design and ease-of-use make it perfect for first-time pilots or the weekend warrior.Phantom 4 Advanced
The Phantom 4 Advance from Buydig.com is a beast with an excellent 4K/60fps camera, a genuine 30 minute flight time per battery, and a forward-facing obstacle avoidance system. Like all DJI’s gear, it’s easy to fly. But you can also engage a Sport mode that makes it cut through the air at up to 45 mph. An awesome machine that can take stunning footage with a range of 4.3 miles.
Phantom 4 Pro
It has the same generous flight time and powerful camera as the Advanced, but the Phantom 4 Pro packs an extra set of sensors in the back. So its obstacle avoidance system works if you’re flying forwards, backwards or downwards. In addition, the controller comes with an ultra-bright built-in touchscreen. No more fiddling around with phones and tablets.
The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum from Buydig.com strikes the perfect balance between power and portability. It folds down to the size of a water bottle making it extremely easy to carry around. While the 4K camera, variety of flying modes and quieter flight make it well worth its weight. It’s like having a Phantom 4 Standard that you can fit in your pocket. The fact it’s so small, light and quick to set up and pack away makes this a favorite among drone enthusiasts.
When you put this monster in the air, people give you plenty of space. DJI’s most advanced technology comes together in the Inspire 1. Master and slave controllers let you fly the Inspire 1 as a two-man team, with a pilot flying and a cameraman operating the completely independent, 360-degree rotating camera. It connects to a satellite truck to allow live broadcast in 1080i. The perfect drone for professional filmmakers.
DJI has a lot of great drones. You’ll have to choose the one that best suits your needs. From the tiny Spark to the gigantic Inspire 2, chances are they have you covered.