If you are an adult and you need a beginner drone to usher you into the game, you will find the DEERC D50 a good buy. It is one of the best beginner drones with camera for adults.
Many adults find the toy drones for children a bit unexciting. Besides, when buying the first quad, you want one that is not too boring. You want to be able to stick with it for several months before you can think of upgrading.
While the D50 has its downsides, it has exciting features and fun flight functions. There are issues with the way it flies. It is a bit jittery, you know, fails to keep a straight line, but you should be fine if you fly it in calm weather.
Another small issue with the drone is that the landing gear seems a bit unstable. Therefore, if you land it too hard, the landing gear might become loose.
It is not foldable, and it does not come with a case. Therefore, you will have to spend extra money to buy a carry-case.
Not to worry though! The pros are more than the cons, so it is a good quad to invest money on.
DEERC D50 Features & Technical Details
DEERC has packed a good number of features in this drone. In fact, they do that with all of their remote controlled outdoor and indoor racing cars, take-apart toys for kids and many others. This company has many fun products under their portfolio.
Design and Build Quality
First, this is a small quadcopter. It measures 12.4 by 12.4 by 4.2 inches. However, it is not foldable, so that makes it a bit of a bother to pack for traveling or for storage. With a weight of 178g, there is no need to register it with the FAA if you are in North America.
The hull is made of high-grade material that protects the delicate electronic parts of the drone in case there is a crash.
The motors are powerful. However, we could not find more information about them, that is, whether they’re brushed or brushless. They have nice blue and red LED lights that can help you in low light flights.
As we usually say, the camera type and its quality is one of the factors that determine whether you will buy a certain quadcopter.
This one comes with a 2K UHD camera. It will take high quality photos and videos. The photo resolution is 2048 x 1152P. It also has good quality FPV video. However, you will have to keep the footage in your phone storage since the drone does not support SD card.
The camera has a wide field of view of 120 degrees. It is also adjustable vertically from 0 to 90 degrees. Therefore, you can always choose the angle that gives you the best view.
Batteries and Flight Time
You will get this quadcopter with two batteries. This is a good thing too because one battery gives you 12 minutes of flight time. Now, if you do 3D flips, the battery power will drain faster.
It takes 90 minutes for the battery to charge fully. These are modular batteries so they will charge out of the drone. They are also easy to insert and remove, and they are safe to handle.
The DEERC D50 has a low power alert. You will hear a beep on the remote controller and then you can bring the quad back home.
This one runs on the 2.4GHz frequency and therefore it has low latency. It looks simplistic by design because it does not have a clutter of buttons on the surface.
It has the usual joysticks for trimming to the left or to the right, a small screen to display important metrics, a photo button, power button and a few other keys.
It is a lightweight controller and it does not cramp your hands.The control range is 100 meters, so the quad should never be out of your sight.
You will find the app for this drone on Play Store if you are on android and iTunes if you are on iOS. It will help you unlock more functions and you can also use the map interface to set a route and fly the drone in hands-free mode.
You can fly this quadcopter easily using the automatic functions. Here are the most notable of them:
With this function, you can get the quadcopter to fly to the left or the right just by waving your smartphone.
Launch the quad using the one key take off key. It will rise to a given height and hover there waiting for the next move. If you show it the victory sign, it will start taking selfie photos from a short distance away.
This drone obeys voice commands! You can tell it what to do and it will do it. This is a fun feature and it does allow you to fly the D50 almost hands-free.
Open the app and access the map interface. From there, you can make a few dots and connect them so that it can fly along that route when you launch it. Just create a route that passes through beautiful things and areas.
You can perform nice 3D flips with this quad, just for fun. They will suck the battery power faster, but they are worth it. It can perform 360° meaning that you can flip it backward, forward and sideward.
This drone should be hard to lose because it has some safety features. There is the low power alert, which warns you when the battery goes down. That way, you can bring it back home.
It also has an emergency stop button, so you can stop it in its tracks if it runs across an obstacle in its path.
With 4 speeds to select from, you can build your experience progressively. Start on the lowest speed settings and then as you move along, you can try the higher speeds.
This function allows you to set the height that you want the drone to fly at and lock it. That way, you do not have to worry about the vertical flight. Just concentrate on flying the drone forward.
You control the direction of the DEERC D50 using the right joystick when you engage headless mode. That way, you need not worry about where the drone faces.
Short Summary of Feedback from Existing Owners
I bought this as my first drone and I am glad I did because it flies so well. However, I have only been able to get 10 minutes out of one battery. Vlad M.
I think 4 speed settings is overkill. Simple high and low speed would have been fine, but I love it. This drone also takes awesome photos. Joe R.
This is a big drone especially when you consider that it is not foldable. I have not found a fitting carrycase or storage bag to buy, but I will keep looking. Willy S.R
The D50 will not hold course even in the slightest wind. Therefore, fly it on the calm days only so that it does not disappear with the wind. Claire E.
I wish it had a slot for SD card. Another issue I have noted is that the smartphone holder on the remote controller is a bit weak. Swahib M.
DEERC D50 Pros
- Sold with two batteries
- Big size but light in weight
- Ultra HD camera takes really nice photos
- The price is affordable
- Nice and sleek design
- The motors are quiet
DEERC D50 Cons
- No carry case
- It is not foldable
Who Should Buy The DEERC D50?
The title says that this is a beginner drone for adults and indeed it is. However, you can buy it even if you are not a beginner.
Children who are at least 14 years can also use the drone easily. For people who love action, they will love using the 360° flips and rolls, but that is just about all for experienced adults. You might find this quad a bit too big to travel with since it is not foldable.
Conclusion and Recommendation
The first thing to do when you get your DEERC D50 is to read the user manual so that you can know how to use it. Assuming you are a beginner or even an advanced user, you will want to know how to calibrate it.
Choose a calm day to fly it. It performs so poorly in the wind so please take note of that. Also, find a carry bag for it and lastly, fly it in open spaces only. Even though it has an emergency stop key, you still need to fly it away from obstacles.