5 Best Drones from 2016

With the ending of 2016 nearing, we’d figure it would be useful to create a short list of the 5 best drones from 2016. These drones generally have a higher price than your average drone. If you are looking for a stable drone, with an excellent integrated camera you will be looking at a price above $500 dollar. This blog will focus on the best drones for both commercial and recreational use. Additionally these drones are all ready to fly. Which means you can take them out of the box, charge and configure the drone, and then start flying straight away.

If you don’t want to read more about each specific drone, click on the link below to directly go to the Amazon page.

The 5 best drones we will discuss:

  1. DJI Mavic Pro
  2. DJI inspire 2
  3. DJI Phantom 4
  4. Parrot AR Drone 2.0
  5. Yuneec Typhoon H Pro

DJI drones

DJI Mavic Pro

With its small and compact design, the DJI Mavic Pro offers plenty of opportunities for flying and filming in the open air at multiple areas. Because of it’s low weight, you can bring it everywhere you want whether you are travelling in the open air, or hiking in the woods. Additionally, it has a obstacle avoiding system which allows you to fly in areas with obstacles like trees. Equipped with a 4k resolution video camera, it is able to provide high quality content. Although the low weight and compactness can be very convienent, strong winds may interfere with how stable the drone can fly. All-in all, the DJI Mavic Pro is one the best drones which can serve for many goals.

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DJI mavic pro










If you are looking for addtitional information or specifications head over to this page on Amazon.

DJI Inspire 2

DJI has recently launched the DJI Inspire 2. This drone is the big brother of its forerunner; the DJI Inspire 1. The biggest difference is the fact that it has two camera’s.  This actually enables two drone pilots to fly the drone at the same time, how awesome is that. Whilst one drone pilot is flying the drone, another drone pilot can change the direction of the camera’s in order to get an optimal view. Furthermore, the DJI Inspire 2 offer a Video Resolution of 5.2K at 30 FPS and 4K at 60 FPS. With its obstacle avoidance system it can fly in plenty of areas. Although the drone has already been launched, the shipping will start in the beginning of january. So you have to sit tight for a month before you can use this drone. Although the DJI Inspire 2 offer the best high end specifications, it is very costly.

If you are looking for addtitional information or specifications head over to this page on DJI,

DJI Phantom 4

The DJI Phantom 4 is the latest of its kind in the phantom series. Whilst offering plenty of high end specifications, it is really expensive. The design ensures an extremely stable flight. The 4k resolution video camera will ensure high quality content. Additionally, it has the ability to auto takeoff and auto return., which can be very convenient. Although DJI offers software for this drone, true autonomous activities require third party applications.

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DJI phantom 4









If you are looking for addtitional information or specifications head over to this page on Amazon.

Parrot AR Drone 2.0

We have also chosen to incorporate a cheaper drone in the list, since not everyone has sufficient budget for a high end drone. The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 has a flight time of 36 minutes, when using two HD batteries. It has a foam frame which allows the drone to withstand certain hits and maneuvers. The drone can be controlled by smartphone or tablet, using the FreeFlight application. The video camera has a resolution of 720p at 30fps. All in all, the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is good for beginners, but it will not be able to do certain jobs as good as the other drones on this list.

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Parrot AR Done 2.0









If you are looking for addtitional information or specifications head over to this page on Amazon.

Yuneec Typhoon H Pro

Yuneec is a major competitor of DJI. People often compare the Yuneec Typhoon H Pro to the DJI Phantom 4. Although both drones have significant pros and cons, it is up to your own liking which you prefer. The Typhoon H is equipped with 6 rotors and a 360-degree camera. This allows you to capture footage at every angle you desire. Just like the Phantom 4, the Typhoon H has a obstacle avoidance system. The controller allows you to fly it in first person view, since it has an integrated display. This does cause the controller to be quite large, which may be a problem for some people. Also, the drone has a limited flight time of 20 minutes. To wrap it all up, the Yuneec H is a very good replacement for the Phantom 4, both have certain pros and cons.

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Yuneec H pro










If you are looking for addtitional information or specifications head over to this page on Amazon.

Commercial drone uses

All of these drones can be used for commercial services. If you are interested you can take a look at our services page, or our directory at our homepage. Here you will find all the possible commercial jobs for drones. If you are the owner of such a drone and want to use it for commercial goals, head over to our registration page and sign up. Afterwards you can register your drone and services whichs allows individuals and companies to contact you.

If you are a starting drone user, or simply want a cheaper drone, head over to our Top 5 cheap drones blog.