Best Auto-Follow Drones

Updated January 2019
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Drones with an auto-follow function are great for dramatic video and action shots. Inexperienced drone pilots may appreciate how easy this feature is to use from the get-go. Some drones have obstacle-avoidance capability in addition to the basic follow mode, so you can navigate areas with some trees or buildings safely. Orbit mode is another useful function that is perfect for filming sports like biking or snowboarding. GPS functionality often means an improved auto-follow mode, and a longer flight time of around 25 minutes will make it easier to capture quality footage. Take into consideration a drone’s video quality and reliability while in follow mode.

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