You don’t need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to capture photos and videos in the air. You can rely on affordable aerial vehicles to get the job done. Here are 5 drones you can use for aerial photos and videos:
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter: a premium quadcopter with a 3-axis gimbal to offer you more smooth videos. Its 5200 mAh battery lasts 25 minutes. You get advanced GPS and programmable features. You can keep up with its video on your iOS or Android device.
AR. Drone 2.0: a remote control quadricopter compatible with iOS and Android devices. It offers 720p high-definition live video streaming & recording to smart devices while flying. Its battery provides up to 12 minutes of flying time.
Walkera QR W100S FPV Wifi RC Quadcopter: supports iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. It does not offer the best video quality, but it’s pretty cheap. You get flight time of about 8 minutes on a full charge.
Parrot MiniDrone: a smaller Parrot drone for beginners. It has indoor wheels to roll on the floor or the ceiling. It has an ultra compact and lightweight design. With its sensors and autopilot capabilities, you are not going to have a difficult time flying this.
Metallic Spy Helicopter for iPhone: if you are looking for a very affordable toy you can control using your iPhone, this might be worth checking out. It has a camera that shows and captures shots from the helicopter (at 640 x 480 pixels resolution). It won’t outperform a professional drone but costs under $80, so that’s not surprising.
There are plenty of other drones available for you to pick up. It all comes down to your budget and what you want to do with them.