Drone buying guide

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The popularity of drones has increased quite dramatically over the last couple of months. They are used for a wide variety of applications, mostly in photography and videography. There are many different types of drones available in the market. Choosing the right one for your needs can be a bit challenging due to the wide range of options. Below are a few factors that you can put into consideration to help you choose the right one.

Top factors to consider

Price

viuftugiuydf6g7hoAmong the main factors to consider will obviously be the price of the drone. Prices will differ based on various factors, quality being among the main ones. Look for a drone with a price tag which is within your budget range. You should also compare the price against the features that it has to ensure that you get the highest value for money. Make the purchase from a trusted dealer to ensure that you do not get knocked off.

Battery life

Drones use batteries as their source of power. When making the purchase, check the ratings of the battery. Make sure that it can facilitate flying the drone for a duration that is long enough to complete the task that you will be using the drone for. You should also check if the batteries are removable and the availability of spare batteries. There is a relatively new technology that allows batteries to charge quite fast, so check the amount of time that it takes to charge the batteries to full capacity.

Camera

tfugygctfygitfuygiMost drones come with a camera already installed. You should check the specifications of the camera to ensure that it will perform to your expected standards. Examples of the specs to check include the shutter speed, zooming power, and resolution among others. If you already own a good camera, you can consider getting a drone that does not have an inbuilt camera but gives you the option to attach your camera.

Flying radius

You need to fly the drone within a given radius if you wish to maintain full control. You should check the radius indicated for the drone that you wish to buy before making the purchase. This is the case for the height as well. For the drones that are equipped with GPS, check whether they have the RTH feature. RTH allows the drone to find its way back home automatically when you lose its control.