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Best Drones – 2021

Best drones in the market in 2021

DJI Mavic 3

DJI Mavic 3 Review

In their description for the DJI Mavic 3, they use this line – Imaging Above Everything. The inclusion of a Hasselblad 4/3 CMOS camera backs this claim.

Hasselblad is the leader in digital cameras and lenses. Thus, if aerial shooting is your thing, you should get the Mavic 3.

The Mavic 3 comes in three packages. First, there is the DJI Mavic 3, which we are reviewing here.

The second package is the Mavic 3 Fly More Combo, which is costlier by several hundreds of dollars. It comes with three batteries, a convertible bag, filters set and a charging hub.

The third one is the Cine Premium Combo, which comes with all the things that the Fly Combo comes with. It also has extras such as built-in storage of up to 1TB SSD and Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording.

This one is costly at $2800 more than the Mavic 3, but many people agree that the features and functions justify the price.

Back to our Mavic 3 review, what are some of the downsides that you should know? One of them is the cost! The features notwithstanding, the price is simply too steep for many drone enthusiasts.

The second downside is that while this drone has so many advanced features, most of them are locked, so they will be activated in future. This means you cannot use them right now.
DJI Mavic 3
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Holy Stone HS710

Holy Stone HS710 Drone Review

The Holy Stone HS710 is a good beginner quadcopter for adults. It comes with a 4K camera, so you can take good footage from the air.

This drone is a good option for travelers and aerial photography enthusiasts who have always wanted a DJI drone but find them too expensive.

It checks most of the boxes because it comes with a foldable design, has an impressive battery life and with 5G connectivity, you can enjoy FPV over a long flight distance.

With the option to fly using headless or standard mode, even if you are an advanced pilot, you will not find this drone too boring.

There aren’t many downsides to worry about with the HS710. At the same time, it would be so much better if it came with electronic image stabilization (EIS) to remove all distortion from your footage.

However, that is a small downside, so it is not really a deal breaker. The rest of the features are good enough.
Holy Stone HS710
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LOPOM ‎X11 GPS X2 Review

The LOPOM X11-GPS X2 is a dual camera drone with a 4K UHD nose camera and a 720P belly camera. You can switch between the two from the remote controller or the app. You will get a fuller view of the terrain as the drone flies.

This drone comes with many flight functions. It has many improvements on the Lopom x11 DRONE that we reviewed earlier.

As usual, we like to look at the downsides of any drone. In this case, there have been a few incidents reported of some people not knowing what app to download.

There has also been one complaint about the drone refusing to calibrate for flight. While these are isolated cases, we advise that you try it immediately when it is delivered so that if there is a problem, you can still be within the return policy time.

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Swellpro SplashDrone 4

Swellpro SplashDrone 4 Review

If you are looking for a drone that is weatherproof in the true meaning of that word – snow, rain and waterproof, do not look any further than the SwellPro SplashDrone 4.

As you can guess, the “4” in this case stands for the fourth drone in a series. So yes, there is a SplashDrone 3. You can read our review for it.

If you already have the SplashDrone 3, you might be wondering what extras the 4 comes with. There are substantial differences. For instance, the flight range is three times longer, the payload is heavier and the flight time is almost ten minutes longer.

The SplashDrone 4 also has better specs than the SwellPro Fisherman. Of course, it also costs more money than its predecessors do, but no cost is too high if there are enough features to back it up.

Swellpro SplashDrone 4
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DJI Mini SE Review

Having come to the US market in August 2021, the DJI Mini SE is the newest addition to the collection of small hobby drones in the DJI stable.

It is also the cheapest! However, if the hubbub in the market is anything to go by, there is some controversy surrounding the Mini SE.

Some pundits say that you are better off going for the older DJI Mini 2, which was released in November 2020. They argue that the Mini SE is built on the older 2019 technology that the Mavic Mini ran on. The only thing that seems to be an improvement on the Mavic Mini is the slightly higher wind resistance.

Here, we believe that we should judge every quadcopter on its own merits. Read the whole review to see the features and the flight modes. You can then decide whether it is the real deal for you.

Even before we get to the features, we like to highlight some downsides. Honestly, there aren’t that many, except perhaps that the package does not come with propeller guards, so a crash could send you to the stores to buy new blades.

There have been cases of users complaining about the Mini SE not responding to controller commands. The good thing is that if the signal is lost, it automatically initiates the return-to-home routine.
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