Best drones you can buy for less than $1000

Drones are currently the most trending tech gadget out there and it comes as no surprise since they have been a massive hit over the course of this year’s summer. More and more people are opting for buying one which means that their prices will probably drop in the upcoming months. With winter holidays coming, I am sure that many of these models will be on sale so make sure you pick the right one for you and / or your little ones before it’s too late. That is where this article steps in – it will list out the best models so you can see which one fulfills your needs the most. With this being said, I will take you straight to the list where we’ll determine what’s the best drone under $1000!

Table : Drones under $1000

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Here’s link to our list of Best Drones Below $500.

10. Veho Muvi

veho-muviWe are starting this list off with a Veho Muvi drone that is not exactly the most commonly known drone on the market. It is equipped with a decent quality full HD camera able to shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. Needless to say, for $700 you will get a great drone that is easy to control and has good hover ability. There’s a built-in GPS system as well that will make sure the drone maintains altitude and orientation and safely returns home and lands on its take off location.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 17 x 9.5 x 17 inches
Max range – up to 500 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes
Charging time – 100 minutes
Frequency – works with smartphones
Camera – 16MP full HD cam

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9. AEE Technology AP11

aee-technology-ap11AEE Tech’s AP11 (successor to AP10) is a top notch drone that has a list of great features, most of which we are already accustomed to see on drones in this price range. Still, the AP1 has a couple of aces up its sleeve with its rigid build and beautiful white design with red and black details. It sports a 16MP camera that is able to record videos in 1080p@60FPS. Combine this with its max range of 500 meters and cca 44mph maximum speed and you got yourself an outstanding drone for just under $700.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 14.6 x 5.5 x 14.6 inches
Max range – 500 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes
Charging time – 120 minutes
Frequency – 2.4 Ghz
Camera – 16MP Full HD cam

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8. Yuneec Typhoon G

yuneec-typhoon-gThis device is a proper aerial platform for your favorite action camera. In other words, this drone is primarily aimed at people who have top quality action cameras (preferably GoPros) and are looking to take the video shooting action to the next level. With this in mind, it’s becoming pretty clear that this drone is equipped with top of the class features that will help bring your aerial videos to perfection. First up, there’s the 3 axis precision gimbal for GoPro cameras which provides butter smooth footage, then there’s the extra stability which is granted by the smart mode. It enables the drone to hover smoothly in air allowing you to take still shots and beautiful panorama videos whenever you please.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 20 x 16.5 x 8.3 inches
Max range – up to 400 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes
Charging time – 120 minutes
Frequency – 2.4 Ghz
Camera – 3 axis gimbal suitable for GoPro cameras

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7. Hawk4k Folding Drone

hawk4k-folding-droneIf you thought that foldable drones only come In small sizes and are dirt cheap, then you have been terribly wrong… and Hawk4k folding drone is here to prove just that! It is a beautiful matte black drone that you can fold quite easily. It comes with a 3-axis gimbal for improved camera stability along with a 4K camera that is pre-bundled in the package. To summarize – for $600 you are getting a foldable drone with great specifications, a top quality 3-axis gimbal and an action camera that is able to shoot 4K videos… What more could you ask for?

Specifications:
Dimensions – 13 x 8.3 x 5.5 inches
Max range – up to 500 meters
Flight duration – up to 20 minutes
Charging time – 100 minutes
Camera – 4K @15FPS

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6. Chroma Flight-Ready Drone

chroma-flight-ready-droneThis drone has everything you need to have an endless amount of fun day in and day out. It is quite a speedy drone with great appearance that will turn quite a bit of heads. It comes with a great 4K action camera with wide angle lens that is able to capture extremely good quality shots. With this in mind, it’s also important to add that this drone is rather easy to fly which means it is beginner pilot friendly. Its battery can withstand cca half an hour of flight time. It should be just enough for you to capture a couple of great videos!

Specifications:
Dimensions – 13.1 x 13.1 x 9.5 inches
Max range – up to 500 meters
Flight duration – 30 minutes
Charging time – 120 minutes
Frequency – ST-10+ radio with Display
Camera – 4K wide angle lens

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5. DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0

dji-phantom-2-vision-v3-0As you can see, we have come to the top 5 drones under $1000, and boy, do we have a couple of great ones to show off. First off, on the number five spot we have the upgraded version of Phantom 2. It comes with a great FPV HD camera that is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal for improved stabilization that are bound to make perfect videos every time. In addition to this, it is able to endure 25 minutes of flight time with the help of its smart 5,200mAh battery. It also comes with an upgraded controller and gimbal control dial which is crucial for that immersive drone piloting experience.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 17 x 8.1 x 12.5 inches
Max range – up to 700 meters
Flight duration – up to 25 minutes
Charging time – 100 minutes
Frequency – 5.8 Ghz
Camera – FPV HD cam

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4. Yuneec Q500 4K

yuneec-q500-4kThis is an exceptional piece of aerial video recording tech and as such, it comes as no surprise that it has a bunch of extra accessories that are bound to produce great aerial shots. Its CGO3 4K camera is not only able to record astonishing 4K videos, but it can also record 1080p slow motion ones. That just takes the whole “aerial video recordings” to an entire new level, especially considering its 3-axis gimbal that comes in the package. All these makes it the best drone under $1000. In addition to all of these camera related features, the Q500 has excellent specifications as well. They are as follows:

Specifications:
Dimensions – 20 x 16.5 x 8.3 inches
Max range – up to 600 meters
Flight duration – 25 minutes
Charging time – 120 minutes
Frequency – ST10+ transmitter with 5.8 Ghz video link
Camera – CGO3 4K action cam

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3. 3DR Solo

3dr-soloIf you are looking for an extremely smart drone, then you cannot go wrong with 3DR Solo Quadcopter. It is marketed as the smartest drone currently available on the market. That is actually true since it is operated by 2 separate processors: 1 inside the drone and another one inside its controller. It comes in two versions: Pre-Installed Gimbal bundle (costs $900) and Quadcopter Only version (costs $400). Inside the bundle you will not only get the 3-axis gimbal but a backpack, additional battery and a total of 8 propellers. It runs on a dedicated Wi-Fi network which means it can live stream videos from your GoPro (sold separately) straight to your smartphone.

Specifications:
Dimensions – 20 x 16.5 x 11 inches
Max range – up to 500 meters
Flight duration – up to 20 minutes
Charging time – 60 to 90 minutes
Camera – 3-axis gimbal, GoPro mountable

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2. Autel Robotics X-Star Premium

autel-robotics-x-star-premiumAutel robotics is on a roll guys! Their newest drone called X-Star Premium is packed with quality features and accessories and is taking the market by storm. With a highly competitive price of only $900, it is able to offer functions that could put to shame some of the more expensive drones on the market. It sports a 4K Ultra HD camera on a 3-axis gimbal stabilizer which tends to improve smoothness of your aerial shots. It has dual GPS / GLONASS outdoor navigation along with magnetic interference protection which give it amazing maximum range of whopping 2 kilometers. If that’s not enough to sell this device to you, check out the full list of its specifications and you might just change your mind!

Specifications:
Dimensions – 19.5 x 19.5 x 8.5 inches
Max range – 2 kilometers
Flight duration – around 25 minutes
Charging time – 90 minutes
Camera – 4K UHD action cam

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1. DJI Phantom 3 Professional

dji-phantom-3-professionalThis is it guys! You have come to the best drone in our under $1000 list. If none of the drones above suited your needs, then the DJI Phantom 3 Pro might just change your mind! It’s an exceptional piece of technology that will leave your breathless after first time using it. It looks great, feels great, flies great and records great… Needless to say – IT IS GREAT! The Phantom 3 Professional comes with a 4K UHD camera mounted on a fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal. This camera is also able to provide you with a HD live feed while at the same time recording the full 4K video to the internal MicroSD card. In addition to a whole heap of additional features this best has (this article would be a mile long if I were to list all of them), these are its main specifications that most of you are mainly interested in:

Specifications:
Dimensions – 18 x 13 x 8 inches
Max range – 5 kilometers
Flight duration – 25 minutes
Charging time – 120 minutes
Camera – UHD 4K@30FPS

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Conclusion

And that’s it boys and girls! You have come to the end of my Top 10 list. As you could see above, this list is filled with some of the most quality models currently available on the market. Keep in mind that some of these models (if not all of them) are not exactly kids-friendly. They are extremely fast and your little ones could break them if they are not experienced pilots.

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