As we near the end of 2016 with the festive season fast approaching, we wanted to give you our take on the best drones available on the consumer market for under $1000.
If spending near $1,000 on a drone is way beyond your intentions, there are a handful of decent models to be found at the lower end of the market. One is the new mid-range drone from Yuneec, the Breeze.
It’s not built for the same kind of aerial photography as the drones listed above; the Yuneec Breeze is more of an extravagant selfie tool. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a lot of fun or that the results are more than good enough. Yuneec says its biggest selling point is that it brings together the functions of its high-powered rivals in a smaller, more easy-to-use package.
The ease of use is highlighted by the lack of a controller. Instead, you simply connect to an app on your smartphone to tap into the different flight modes on offer. The automated flight modes include a Follow me function, and you can also take direct control and pilot through your phone screen. Easier said than done, but certainly possible.
The whole experience is designed to be as seamless as possible. All the media captured is automatically transferred to the connected device for easy social media sharing. The range is around 100m, and the flight time is 12 minutes.
The verdict: The Yuneec Breeze gives anyone the opportunity to get high-quality aerial footage while on the go. However, the image stabilization leaves a lot to be desired when filming in 4K. But this isn’t for professionals, it’s for fun. Social media sharing on the fly? This is the drone for you.