There was a time when drones were a fun, albeit expensive, plaything, but not much more. Fortunately, those days are in the past, and probably–hopefully–gone forever.
The good news in this is that whether you already own one or are looking out for the chance to buy one now, you will be pleased to know that even within the last year alone, the technology has gotten better by leaps and bounds. In fact, in the areas of stabilization and video quality, the comparison of today’s models would put yesterday’s to shame.

Now for the bad news: you get what you pay for. As a result, you will want to do a careful analysis of what you want in your drone, then comparison shop with what is available. Enabling just such an analysis is the purpose of this article. Our evaluations come up with this list of the best drones for 2017.

Phantom 4 Pro

Just as is the case with all DJI products, the Phantom 4 Pro is built on the robust and reliable technology that serves as the basis of all the company’s products. One of the most impressive advances of the Phantom 4 Pro is the safety system that causes it to stop when it senses something in its way. The Phantom 4 Pro is the very best of the consumer-oriented drones tested, despite its steep price tag.

Mavic Pro

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It’s very difficult to call the Mavic Pro just a scaled down version of the Phantom 4 Pro, despite being just a little less expensive than the latter. The truth is that despite being made by the same company, the Mavic Pro is different enough from the Phantom 4 that it does deserve to be in a different class by itself. The Mavic Pro folds down, for example, and the Phantom 4 does not. In fact, the Mavic Pro will fold down to about the size of a bottle of water, has a great camera, and even has a field of operation of about four miles, so for less money you’re still getting an excellent drone. Click here Test Mavic Pro DJI

Typhoon H Yuneec

Back up the price range again is the Typhoon H Yuneec, which is another great drone, despite the price. It has six rotors and at 20.5″ by 12.2″ by 18″, it’s a little bigger, big enough, in fact, to necessitate registering with the FAA, but for a professional’s needs, this is an excellent value. In fact, it has several distinct advantages that make it difficult to ignore when compared to other drones. For example, with the six rotors, it’s powerful enough to keep going even if there is a power failure. The camera also can operate freely, a feature that not many other drones offer. If you want a serious drone, this is one not to overlook.

Phantom 3 4K

If you are one of those people who believe that flying is the better part of operating a drone, the Phantom 3 4K should keep your interest going for a while. Quite literally, this one is a blast to operate. Saying that it is very intuitive to operate is an understatement. In fact, watching it work is the greater part of operating it. Whether you are flying in any direction, it is very fast and responsive. The truth is it is almost difficult to crash, especially since when you take your hands off the controls, it simply stops, right wherever it is.

Phantom 3 Pro

phantom 3 professionalThe Phantom 3 Pro is another one of those drones that earns a class by itself. In fact, it’s difficult to find anything about this drone that ‘s hard to operate. It flies easily and is very stable in the air. It has a great wide angle lens and has 4k of video capture. It also has a live feed, built-in GPS, and a return home feature. It is is another really good one. This has to be the meilleur drone de 2017 !

Syma 5C

If you want to buy a drone, but you simply can’t ignore your budget, the Syma 5C might be just the thing for you. It’s far less than any of the other drones on this list, but it’s still a great buy and a great tool. It is another that is fun to fly and presents little difficulty in doing so. The Syma 5C is another great one that offers a good camera, flies well, and even does tricks if you want it to.

If you want to buy a drone, going through this list carefully is a great lesson in what is available to you. Whatever you buy from this list is sure to be a winner.

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