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They can also be used to take selfies!
(Or “dronies,” in our industry slang.)
Most selfie drones are compact, foldable, easy to transport, and have an autonomous selfie mode to make taking pictures and videos easy for anyone to do.
If you’re looking for a selfie drone, this article breaks down 7 of the best selfie drones in 2017.
These quadcopters range from $50 all the way up to $500 and more, so you’re bound to find one that fits your budget.
You can get an overview of each drone in this list using the table below. Or scroll down to start from the beginning.
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The DJI Mavic Pro is one of the most advanced drones to enter the industry so far.
First, it’s one of the only professional drones that’s compact and easy to transport (the quadcopter can fold down to the size of a water bottle).
Mavic’s powerful camera shoots beautiful 4K videos and takes 12 megapixel still photos. The quadcopter has a flight time of 27 minutes and a control range of 7 kilometers. This gives you more than enough time and control distance to get your shots.
Among a host of other autonomous flight modes, the drone comes with an advanced Gesture mode. This makes it extremely easy to take selfies. You can use physical gestures to direct Mavic to locate you, center you in the frame, and take a picture of you. (The drone’s flashing lights count down to the photo being taken.)
Mavic’s vision positioning system includes paired GPS and GLONASS to give the quadcopter precise positioning both indoors and outdoors, and it comes with 8 more smart flight modes that make it easy for anyone to get expert quality shots:
Mavic also comes with obstacle avoidance. The drone uses its ultrasonic and ToF sensors to avoid obstacles up to 49 feet away.
If you’re looking for an excellent all-around selfie drone with a ton of other capabilities, check out the DJI Mavic Pro.
DOBBY is arguably the best selfie drone for sale today.
This selfie quadcopter comes packed with cool features:
You can also use your mobile device to get a first-person view of what your camera is seeing in real time, and you can control it using phone’s swipe function or as a motion controller (the drone moves according to how you tilt your phone).
Then you can synchronize the photos to your phone with one click and share them immediately.
DOBBY is an excellent little foldable drone for getting pictures of you and your surroundings.
Yuneec packed a load of fun features into this drone.
It comes with a powerful 4K camera, can take 13 megapixel still photos, and this package comes with the Xtreme VR Vue Virtual Reality headset to get an FPV experience through your smartphone.
The drone comes with Selfie, Orbit, and Follow Me autonomous flight modes, and it has auto-landing and return-to-home features. So even new pilots can get beautiful shots and fly the quad safely.
Breeze is a great flying camera that’s portable enough to be taken on trips and other excursions.
The Eachine E50 is a fantastic cheap selfie drone.
For less than $100, you get a quadcopter with some great features:
All in all, if this is your first foray into drones and selfie drones in particular, the E50 is an affordable way to get your feet wet.
This gives it a few extra features for owners to take advantage of.
It comes in a foldable compact design and is only about 1 pound in weight. You can also get an FPV (first person view) feed from your camera to your smartphone, so you can see what the camera is seeing in real time.
The camera itself shoots HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second, and it can take 13 megapixel still photos. This ensures crisp images and videos of yourself or the world around you.
The quadcopter’s visual positioning system allows it to sense its surroundings and make indoor flight more safe, and its GPS/GLONASS dual-satellite positioning ensures accuracy and safety during outdoor flights.
The drone comes with a few flight modes, including Follow Snap, which instructs it to automatically follow an object or person. And the Xplorer Mini has a nice 15-minute flight time.
This is an excellent quadcopter for not only selfies but aerial photography/videography in general.
It has a compact, foldable design. And you can control the quadcopter with your smartphone.
Their other features are also almost exactly identical:
And they’re almost the same price.
So you can just about take your pick between these two and get almost the same quadcopter.
The MOBILERIES Selfie Drone is a straightforward quadcopter.
It will get you in the air cheaply (for under $100), and it comes with headless mode, one-key return, and a 6-axis gyro for stability.
It also comes with three speed modes if you’re interested in testing its limits.
Solo is quite different from the other drones in this article.
Solo is one of the most technologically advanced drones available. And it has come down drastically in price.
The drone allows in-flight access to your GoPro, giving you the ability to adjust camera settings, start recording, and stop recording while flying. Solo also comes with three other autonomous flight modes — Follow Me, Orbit, and Cable Cam — which make it easy for pilots of any skill level to get awesome shots.
The quadcopter also offers one-touch takeoff and landing. If you’re looking for a drone that can take selfies and has a whirlwind of other capabilities, check out the 3DR Solo.