Best Consumer Drones
DJI Mavic Air
The DJI Mavic Air is a compact yet great solution to get you aerial cinematic footages done in good quality 4K. It folds to almost the size of a smartphone so, it’s easy to carry. It has a 1/2.3-inch sensor that has a decent amount of Dynamic Range. 4K is not the only thing it does though. It actually does 4K ar 30 fps but, if you drop the quality to 2.7K, it can actually shoot at 60 fps and if you drop that to 1080P, you can get up to 120 fps. So, kinda like a really useful solution which isn’t super expensive.
Now, if you’re not really into content creation that much & just want a regular drone to do fun stuff like taking aerial shots of yourself or your friends & family. Or maybe taking a selfie from the air. That’s the kind of job the DJI spark does better. It’s only controllable via. Wi-Fi so, you can’t fly this way away from you but, it’s cheaper. It also has the same size camera sensor as the Mavic Air but, it can only do up to 1080P. It’s also very light which is good for traveling but, if the is a lot of wind, you may find it hard to fly. So, it has these compromises but, for the price, it’s a good deal for casual use.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Going full on content creation for entertainment projects & stuff like that, the Mavic 2 Zoom is our choice of honor. Having a great sensor with good dynamic range plus the optical zoom capabilities is what makes this one stand out. It’s capable of producing great quality 4K video that gives that whole cinematic look. It has a way better gimble for stabilization & you can really do some pro-level work with this drone. It’s slightly on the expensive side though, but, it’s great for what it is.