Expensive Drones

Drones are a a great way to capture the majesty of landscapes, the excitement in sporting events, or anything else that needs to be captured from high up in the air. The drone market is saturated with low-end drones that many only really use for fun but still allows you to capture video and images, although the quality still depends on the camera.

If you’re looking for the most expensive and highest-quality drones on Amazon, then you’re in for a treat. Here are some drones that you can get on Amazon—if you’re willing to go splurge on the best ones available in today’s market.

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Autel Robotics XSTAR-PREM-WH X-Star Premium Drone

Autel Drone

Best aspect: HD 720p live streaming

Key features:

  • 4K (Ultra HD) video camera (4K30, 2.7K60, 1080p120, 720p240) with 12MP still images, integrated into a quick-release 3-axis gimbal stabilizer for convenience
  • HD live view (720p streaming up to 1.2 miles away) and flight modes including follow, orbit, and waypoints via the free Starlink app for iOS or Android
  • Dual GPS/GLONASS navigation, SecureFly magnetic interference protection, and the Starpoint Positioning System for precise flying in case GPS signals are unavailable
  • Intuitive remote controller with LCD display for flight information, including one-touch action buttons for starting the motors, takeoff, hover, going home, and landing
  • Accessories include premium hard case, 64-GB MicroSD card capable of recording over 2 hours of 4K video, intelligent battery for up to 25 minutes of flying time per charge, 1-hour fast charger, spare propellers, and small parts

Thunder Tiger Robotix Ghost Drone

Thunder Tiger Ghost

Best aspect: the lightweight 12″ APC Propellers

Key features:

  • Max payload: 0.81 kg
  • Max take-off weight: 2.25 kg
  • Max flight time: 25 minutes
  • Enlarged frame plates provide abundant space for the electronic system easier to install, with  various auxiliary equipment required for aerial photography
  • Intelligent power system provides battery capacity check as well as an anti-spark design
  • Matte black finish on shell with a sleek over-all scheme
  • Retractable landing skid that provides better view of camera lens

Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Drone

Typhoon Q500 Drone

Best aspect: comes with a ground station

Key features:

  • Designed for aerial photo and video, can capture Up to 4K / 1080p120 video quality
  • Takes up to 16 MP still photos
  • 3-axis gimbal that helps stabilize camera
  • ST10+ ground station / transmitter
  • 5.5″ touchscreen to view/operate camera
  • OSD overlay of flight telemetry data
  • No-fly database
  • Battery that can last up to 25 minutes

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 Drone

DJI Phantom 2

Best aspect: the 1080p camera captures better footage than other drone models

Key features:

  • Live streaming HD video
  • 32GB extended video bundle with additional 32GB MicroSD card for eight times the standard recording length, together with a USB card reader for easy video transfer and viewing. Thanks to the 3-axis gimbal, super smooth video is expected as well.
  • More flight power and security  thanks to high-efficiency, self-tightening propellers redesigned for V2.0
  • Crystal-clear stills and live streaming video from the redesigned HD video camera with built-in FPV link
  • Advanced GPS navigation and programmable features that can be set up via built-in USB port
  • 5,200 mAh battery that gives extra-long flight times of up to 25 minutes

Walkera TALI H500 RTF5 Hexacopter/Hexrotor Drone

Walkera Tali H500

Best aspect: the 3-axis YAW stabilized GoPro compatible gimbal

Key features:

  • iLook 1080p/12MP action camera and G3-D 3-axis gimbal, compatible with iLOOK and GoPro devices
  • 12-channel transmitter, DEVO F12E FPV transmitter/receiver with 5″ FPV Screen
  • 25-minute flight time
  • Up to 3,280′ line-of-sight radio range
  • Ground station compatible with smartphones and tablets

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Emily Moore