Which is the best drone GoPro Camera?
Before we tell you which is the best drone GoPro camera, let’s discuss why GoPro cameras have become so important. One of the major developments in the commercial drone industry has been the popularity of the GoPro cameras. GoPro cameras are widely used in sports and many quadcopters have GoPro cameras mounted on them. Why are they so popular all of a sudden?
Chris Anderson, who is a co-founder of 3D Robotics has an answer: “As go GoPros, so goes drones. GoPros have really revolutionized the experience of telling your life. But the one thing it can’t do is put a camera on a crane, like a film director, that’s where our drones come in. YouTube created the GoPro boom, and GoPro created the drone boom.”
Chris should know given that his company, 3D Robotics makes one of the best drone GoPro camera in Iris. Let’s find out more about Iris and about the other best GoPro Camera in the business.
Phantom 2 by DJI
Phantom 2 is one of the premier drones in the market and it come with the Naza-M V2 GPS controlled autopilot system. It is a semi-automated drone, with ever popular features such as ‘return to home’ failsafe and ‘position and altitude’ hold. You can easily mount a GoPro camera to Phantom 2, but you should fly it only after having picked up adequate experience of drone flying. It is also quite expensive at $579, so the last thing you would want is to crash it – so fly it only after you have reached at least an intermediate skill level at flying quadcopters.
Storm Drone 4 by HeliPal
This flying drone from HeliPal comes with GoPro functionality and is very cheap, as it costs just $359. Storm Drone 4 is meant specifically for beginners. It can carry a payload of up to 0.5 lbs – which means it can easily handle a GoPro camera. You get no more than 10 minutes of flight time with Storm Drone. What we like about it is how stable the flying machine can be, despite being quite lightweight.
200 QX by Blade
The 200 QX is one of the most rugged and stable quadcopters in the business. This is really quite critical because stability is a must if a drone can be trusted with a GoPro camera – which actually costs more than the drone itself, at around $350 to $500. We appreciate the fact that the QX 200 comes with the proprietary SAFE electronic flight envelope protection system. It has excellent LED lighting as well, which makes it ideal for a bit of night time flying. It doesn’t cost must – just $220, but to fly the 200 QX, you do need a bit of experience. It is certainly not meant for beginners, but is easily one of the best drone GoPro camera.
IRIS+ by 3D Robotics
IRIS+ is an updated version of the old Iris by 3D Robotics and it comes with a perfect GoPro functionality. What makes IRIS+ so great is that it automates your entire flying experience with its Pixhawk autopilot system. Unfortunately, you will have to buy a GoPro camera extra with IRIS+ as the product doesn’t ship with GoPro. So, you can buy a Go-Pro Hero3+ Silver HD camera to go with your IRIS+, but only separately. IRIS+ is a tad expensive at $700, but it is as good as it gets in the drone industry.
QR X350 by Walkera
Walkera is well known as one of the top companies in the drone industry. The QR X350 from Walkera is for the experienced UAV enthusiast, not for beginners. It has GoPro functionality, but you will have to order the GoPro camera to go along with it separately. It can give you a flight time of around 9 minutes with GoPro mounted as well. It is fitted with Walkera’s standard Devo7 2.4Ghz Transmitter, and has other great features such as GPS Altitude Hold, WiFi control, One Key Return Home, and so on. It costs $300, which is a reasonable price to pay for a drone of this quality.
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