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Advice on Drone for Video Recording


Novice Member
Hi there.
I would appreciate some advice on which drone I should purchase for high quality video and image recording.
I am brand new to drones in the sense that I have never owned or used one before.

What I need a drone for.
* To record videos and to take some aerial photos.
* To effectively transfer this over to my mobile phone Samsung
* Upload short clips to social media, e.g Instagram.

* Simplicity of use (minimal pilot control), e.g set up defined path and have it return.
* the smaller and lighter the better (as I will be doing a lot of travel).
* ideally not too expensive

All advice appreciated.


Established Member
I'm new to this field also, but what I have learned in a short period is to stick with a well known brand. DJI controls about 60% of the market and has a strong aftermarket support and that is why I went with them. Their drones run between $499-5k depending on your needs and budget. Right now the best bang for your buck would be the Mavic Air $700 USD. It will give you 4k video, flight times between 18-22 mins, Small foot print when folded and fairly easy to fly.


It depends on what money you want to spend.
I agree (because I own one) that the Mavic Air is one of the best choices.
Check out my thread here which shows a few photos taken with it.


Established Member
Did a quick video with my spark today, winds were still strong 20-25 gusting


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