Top Drones for 2020

Updated: Feb 15

- Justin Haggerty | IDRA


Check out the top consumer drones for 2020 - a list of details, specifications, prices, and where to order.


DJI Mavic 2 Pro


DJI Mavic 2 Pro (DJI)

Pros

- Superlative 4K video

- 20MP Raw and JPG still imaging

- Great battery life.


Cons

- 8GB internal memory isn't much.

- No DCI format support.

- Expensive


$1,499.00 at Amazon

MSRP - $1,729.00



DJI Inspire 2


DJI Inspire 2 (DJI)

Pros

- Magnesium alloy body.

- Interchangeable cameras.

- 5.2K video.


Cons

- High-performance computer required for video editing.

- Expensive.

- Adobe Premiere CC bug hampers CinemaDNG workflow.


$2,970.00 at Amazon

- MSRP $6,198.00


Autel Robotics EVO


Autel Robotics EVO (Autel Robotics)

Pros

- Compact, folding design.

- Stable 4K video at up to 60fps.

- Log video profile.


Cons

- Default video profile appears oversharpened.

- Memory card door is very tight.

- Not as many safety features as other drones.


$999.00 at Amazon

- MSRP $999.00


DJI Mavic 2 Zoom


DJI Mavic 2 Zoom (DJI)

Pros

- Smooth, sharp 4K video.

- 2x optical zoom lens.

- Excellent battery life.


Cons

- Could use more internal memory.

- Omits DCI aspect ratio.

- Pricey.


$1,252.13 at Amazon

- MSRP $1,249.00


Parrot Anafi


Parrot Anafi (Parrot)

Pros

- Very small.

- Charges via USB-C.

- 4K video with HDR.


Cons

- No obstacle detection.

- Digital zoom cuts into 4K quality.

- Requires smartphone.


$599.00 at Amazon

- MSRP $699.00


DJI Mavic Air


DJI Mavic Air (DJI)

Pros

- Very small.

- High bit-rate 4K UHD video.

- HDR and Panorama still capture.


Cons

- Doesn't support USB charging.

- No 4K DCI video.

- Panorama stitching needs some work.


$919 at Drone Nerds

- MSRP $919.00


DJI Spark


DJI Spark (DJI)

Pros

- Small.

- Supports gesture controls.

- Smartphone-controlled flight.


Controls

- Battery nets about 12 minutes of light time.

- Limited range and speed when controlling with phone.

- Video limited to 1080p.


$529.00 at Amazon

- MSRP $499.00


Ryze Tello


Ryze Tello (DJI)

Pros

- Inexpensive.

- Easy to fly.

- Programmable via Scratch.


Cons

- Pixelated, low-quality video.

- Limited control range.

- No GPS or return-to-home capability.


$79.00 at Amazon

-MSRP $99.00


DJI Mavic Mini


DJI Mavic Mini (DJI)

Pros

- Low cost of entry.

- Includes remote control.

- Excellent battery life.


Cons

- Some connectivity issues in testing.

- Omits obstacle detection sensors.

- No 24fps video option.


$399.00 at Amazon

- MSRP $399.00


Reviews by PC Mag, here.


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