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Drone buying guide

The applications of drones have been increasing in the recent times. They are being used for aerial videography and photography, mapping and surveying, emergency response, inspection, and even for fun among many others. There is a wide variety of drones in the current market. Choosing the most suitable one based on your needs may become a bit of a challenge due to the many options. Below are a few considerations to make, which can help you make the right choice.

Top factors to consider

Price

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The prices of drones vary from as low as 100 dollars to thousands of dollars. The type and features of the drone are what mainly contribute to the price difference. You should come up with a budget range, which will help you narrow down your options to the drones with price tags that fit within the range. When shopping or the right one, make sure that you compare the features of different drones against their prices to determine which one will give you the highest value for your money. You should also buy from a dealer who is trusted and known to offer the best prices.

 

Camera

Most drones usually have inbuilt cameras. For such, you should check the features and specifications of the camera to ensure that it will perform to expectation. Some of the things to check include type of image processing tech, resolution, shutter speed, and frame rate among many others. You can also opt to buy a drone that allows you to fit your own camera if you already own a good camera.

Control range

tuyjgtfygdr6gyiThere is a specific radius of which you can control most drones. The radius differs for different drones. You should ensure that the drone you buy allows you control over a reasonable distance based your needs. This applies for height as well. For the more expensive drones that come equipped with GPS, you should also check the RTH feature. This feature allows the drone to return to a specified location in case you lose control, perhaps when you fly it out of range.

Power

You should also check the capacity of the battery which powers the drone. This is because it determines how long you will be able to fly the drone before the battery runs out. You can also check the time it takes to recharge the battery as well as the availability of spare batteries.