Up to 22 minutes of flight time while filming. ST 16 Personal Ground Station. Features CGO3+ 4K Camera. Collision avoidance system. 16 gigabyte USB 3 Flash Drive. 64 gigabyte micro SD card. Software and other photo accessories.
No real-time sensors. Collision avoidance system slows down the drone.
Features built-in WiFi camera, 4-channel direction control, 300 foot control range. Stream live video to phone. Does 360 degree flips and tricks. 6-axis gyroscope. Headless mode. LED navigation lights and glow-in-the-dark rotors. Built-in battery charges in 120 minutes. Flight time of 6 to 8 minutes.
No low-battery warning. Battery is internal, so you can't buy extras.
Features 0.3 megapixel WiFi FPV camera. One-key flight takeoff and landing. Maximum flight time of 7 minutes. 131 foot (40 meter) stable performance with 6-Axis gyro. Right- and left-hand accelerator options. Headless mode. 3 speeds.
Steep learning curve.
Charging time of 90 to 120 minutes. Flight time of 7 to 9 minutes. 4 channels. 6-axis gyro with posture control. Drop resistant. Headless mode and one-key return function. Free switching between right-hand and left-hand throttle.
No camera included. Not always responsive to the remote.
3 speeds. 6 separate motors. Durable red and green LED lights for indoor and outdoor use. Full movement and 3D tumbling action. Only 5 inches by 5 inches, so it can be used indoors. Charge time is 20 minutes for a flight of 5 to 6 minutes. Comes with USB charging cable, propeller guard and spare blades.
Battery is internal, so you can't buy extras and must charge after every flight.
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One of the newest and probably least common drones is a hexacopter. It has six propellers instead of the more common drone, a quadcopter, which only has four. If a propeller blade has trouble or goes out, you have more backup with a hexacopter and it can stay in flight. It can then also land without the crash a quadcopter would make. The additional propellers mean its body is by default larger, so it can also support the weight of a heavier camera. On the downside, they are more expensive and less compact. You can find a simple model for about $50, though.