The best drone cameras of 2021

If you’re looking for the best drone camera of 2020 and beyond, the list below is meant for you. Drones these days are equipped with great cameras, connectivity, picture quality, and image stabilization. Whether you’re an aspiring aerial enthusiast or a professional videographer looking to capture new horizons, we’re here to help you find the best drones available in 2020. With so many new drone cameras around, you might be wondering which ones are actually worth acquiring. Drones have evolved significantly in a few years and shots that were once only possible with professional devices can now be performed with drones that fit your budget. So, without further ado, here are the top 5 drone cameras you can buy in the UK.

Ingenuous, lightweight, and affordable, the Ryze Tello is a great drone that proves size isn’t everything. For its budget price tag, the Tello offers loads of features including responsive flight controls, the Tello app and 13 minutes of flight time. The significant drawback of Tello is the lack of internal memory, so the video is beamed directly to your smartphone via the Tello app, the frame rate is affected by any drop in signal strength. We recommend this drone to beginners only because the Tello is a great way to understand standard drone controls, flight maneuvers and take-offs and landings.

Key specs:

  • Weight: 80g
  • Controller: Optional
  • Camera resolution: 5MP
  • Flight time: 13 minutes
  • Range: 100m

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is hands down the best all-rounder drone camera for beginners and professionals. The ability to shoot excellent 4K/60p video, a wide range of shooting features, and an impressive 34-minute flight time make DJI Mavic Air 2 a perfect choice. The Mavic Air 2’s advanced controller is equipped with Ocusync 2.0 connectivity, which improves its range up to 10km and enhances the stability of its signal to the DJI Fly app. The Mavic Air 2 is an impressive machine if you’re looking for a device that offers 90 percent of what more expensive models offer, and affordable at the same time.

Key specs:

  • Weight: 570g
  • Controller: Yes
  • Camera resolution: 12MP
  • Battery size: 3,950 mAh
  • Range: 10km

First things first, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is the all-round best drone for photography. Sporting a 2x optical zoom lens with an effective focal length range of 24-48mm and a 12MP camera, Mavic 2 Zoom can capture 4K visuals effortlessly. The Mavic 2 Zoom looks like the answer to a question drone enthusiasts have been asking since pretty much the first Mavic pro came about in 2016. What would be the result if you embedded Mavic pro’s features in a more affordable camera unit? And to no one’s surprise, the results are staggering.

Key specs:

  • Weight: 905g
  • Controller: Yes
  • Camera resolution: 12MP (4K HDR 30fps)
  • Battery size: 3850mAh
  • Range: 8km

The PowerEgg X pushes the boundaries of what you expect of a drone camera. This all-weather drone that converts into a handheld camera produces decent, detailed 4K footage in bright conditions. The plastic waterproof housing allows the PowerEgg to operate in rain and land on lakes. Although image quality is affected by this plastic housing, this feature opens up a range of creative possibilities. PowerEgg Xis fast and stable in the air even in challenging conditions. We recommend this for video and high-frame-rate stuff because for photographers more concerned with stills images, this drone gives an average output.

Key specs:

  • Weight: 522g
  • Controller: Yes
  • Camera resolution: 12MP
  • Flight time: 3,800 mAh
  • Range: 6km

The Autel EVO 2 surpasses DJI Mavic 2 line in many respects. Offering 8K video at 25fps and a 48MP camera resolution, the EVO 2 is our choice from the premium drones list and it succeeds in making the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic Air Zoom look precisely out of date. This drone comes with a 3.3-inch OLED screen in the remote meaning you can fly without connecting the phone at all. The 8K model of Autel EVO 2 sports a Sony IMX586 half-inch imaging chip and the shots are pretty impressive. The two notable exceptions are the panoramic mode and optical zoom feature and we expect Autel will add these to the future generation of EVO drones. 

Key specs:

  • Weight: 1174g
  • Controller: Yes
  • Camera resolution: 48MP
  • Flight time: 7100 mAh
  • Range: 9km

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