Best Drones 2017 With Camera Top 10 List

Have you decided you want to buy a drone but don’t know which one of the hundreds of models on the market you should get? Or simply just curious about what models there are and what defines them? Don’t worry, I have you covered. On this page you will find the Top 10 Best Drones 2017.

Here is an example of what kind of extraordinary footages you’re able to capture with a drone:

Lately the trend has exploded and is today more popular than ever. Wether you’re a professional photographer, active member of an extreme sport or just an enthusiast who wants to add a new toy to your collection, a drone might be the perfect choice for you.

I have dedicated many hours searching the internet for the best drones. After reading countless reviews I have compiled a Best Drones 2017 list so that you don’t have to do the hard work. I guarantee that these are the best drones on the market at the moment and I will update the list if there are any new releases.

List of best drones 2017:

10. DJI Spark
9. Hubsan H109S
8. Parrot Bebop 2
7. Autel Robotics X-Star Premium
6. DJI Phantom 3 Pro
5. GoPro Karma
4. Yuneec Typhoon H
3. DJI Phantom 4 Pro
2. DJI Mavic Pro
1. DJI Inspire 2

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Table: Best Drones 2017 With Camera

NameImageRangeBatteryCameraBest Price

10. DJI SPARK
DJI spark best drones 2017
2 km

15 min

12 MP 1080P

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9. HUBSAN H109S
Top 10 Best Drones 2017
1 km

20 min

13 MP 1080P

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8. PARROT BEBOP 2
Top 10 Best Drones 2017
300 m

23 min

14 MP 1080P

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7. AUTEL ROBOTICS
Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Best Drones 2017
2 km

25 min

4K

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6. DJI PHANTOM 3 P
DJI Phantom 3 Pro 10 Best Drones 2017
5.2 km

23 min

4K

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5. GOPRO KARMA
GoPro Karma 10 Best Drones 2017
3 km

20 min

4K

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4. TYPHOON H
Yuneec Typhoon H 10 Best Drones 2017
1.8 km

25 min

4K

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3. DJI PHANTOM 4 P
DJI Phantom 4 Pro 10 Best Drones 2017
7km

27 min

4K

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2. DJI MAVIC PRO
DJI Mavic Pro 10 Best Drones 2017
7 km

27 min

4K

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1. DJI INSPIRE 2
DJI Inspire 2 10 Best Drones 2017
7 km

27 min

5.2K

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10. DJI Spark

Top 10 Best Drones 2017This miniature drone can fit into your backpocket and will give everything it has in hope that you will fall in love with it.

Using just hand gestures the DJI Spark can be controlled without a remote and thanks to the FaceAware system it will activate just by recognizing you.

Are you always the one taking photos of the group resulting in that you can’t actually be seen on any of them? The DJI Spark will do that for you, so that from now on you can also brag on your social media pages about how awesome you and your friends are.

It comes in many colors and promises a 15 minutes flight time when there’s no wind. Even though it’s the size of your hand it will still capture high quality footage with the 12MP 1080P camera.

Keep in mind that there are better alternatives in the DJI series but regarding its small size and price this drone is a good choice.

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9. Hubsan H109S

Hubsan H109S Top 10 drones 2017The cheaper alternative for you who stil wants a drone packed with cool features and systems.

The 13MP 1080P camera and the 30fps will make sure to capture everything you want. There are better alternatives regarding camera quality but because of its cheap price the Hubsan H109S still manages to rank as number 9 on this top 10 best drones 2017 list.

It has a control range of 1 km (0.6 miles) and an estimated flight time of 20 minutes. It features a lot of systems like Follow Me, Orbiting, Automatic Take-Off, Headless Mode and One Key Return that can be found on the more expensive alternatives.

It also comes with a low power failsafe system! This allows the drone to calculate wether it should fly back to its startup location or land at the spot in case of low battery – minimizing the risk of crashing. However if you would crash with this drone there is a high risk you could end up with a lot of broken parts. 

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8. Parrot Bebop 2

Parrot Bebop 2 Best Drones 2017With its small and compact design the Parrot Bebop 2 will withstand impacts to a certain amount and is a great choice for new pilots.

The Parrot Bebop 2 will deliver high quality footage with its 14MP 1080P Full HD camera. While the camera is not the best on this list it still provides a very wide view – 180° to be exact. The RAW and DNG format is also provided for more professional use.

Thanks to its ultra lightweight design it provides an estimated 23 minutes flight time which is great for its low price. It can resist headwinds of up to 59 km/h (37mph) and has a boasting break time of only 4 seconds. It has a control range of 300 meters (984 feet).

Some drones are not suitable for indoors flying however that’s not the case for this one. Thanks to the Visual Tracking system it will sense objects around itself and avoid them if necessary.

The Follow Me GPS feature makes it possible to put a 100% focus on your activity and 0% of controlling the drone. There are better alternatives on the market but the Parrot Bebop 2 will still get the job done. Recommended for new pilots.

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7. Autel Robotics X-Star Premium

Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Best Drones 2017At first glance the Autel Robotics X-Star Premium reminds us of some of the drones from the DJI series. You can choose between white and orange color – whatever suits you best.

The 12MP 4K UHD camera is one of the best on the market and is just one of the many features of this drone. Not to mention the amazing 25 minutes battery time that’s also one of the best on the market.

Control range is 2 km (1.2 miles). It’s also compatible with Android and iPhone which allows you to control many of its supplied features like the FPV mode directly from your phone.

There’s been a lot of discussions wether the X-Star Premium or DJI Phantom 3 Pro (see below) is the best drone. Personally I would say that because they’re even in so many aspects there’s really no right or wrong.

The fact that the DJI Phantom 3 Pro is ranked better on this list is simply because of the better control range and the slightly cheaper price. I’ll let you decide for yourself which one you would prefer.

However the Autel Robotics X-Star Premium is stil a noteworthy drone and deserves a place on this top 10 best drones 2017 list.

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6. DJI Phantom 3 Pro

DJI Phantom 3 Pro 10 Best Drones 2017Designed to be super easy to use with its GPS and Glonass system this drone is in fact the best one you can get for its price tag. Shooting videos in 4K this drone will make itself worthwhile.

Having the ability to fly for up to 23 minutes and with a control range of 5.2km (3.2 miles) the DJI Phantom 3 Pro totally outclasses anything in its price range. I would say this is the ultimate choice for someone who wants a high quality drone with a lot of features but stil can’t afford to spend a lot of money on it.

It features a lot of cool systems like the Vision Positioning System which will literally make the drone fly for you so that you don’t have to worry about anything. Of course it also features systems like Follow Me and Return to Home. If you were to release the control sticks the DJI Phantom 3 Pro will hover in the same position. I can’t stress how awesome this drone is for its cheap price and highly recommend this drone for a new pilot.

The DJI Phantom 3 Pro is the little brother to the DJI Phantom 4 Pro that can be found further down on this list. There have been a lot of improvements on the DJI Phantom 4 but the price tag has also doubled because of this.

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5. GoPro Karma

GoPro Karma 10 Best Drones 2017GoPro has found our hearts all over the world with their amazing action cameras. Therefore it might not come as a shock that GoPro has now also joined the drone community.

The GoPro Karma does not come with a camera. It is compatible with the GoPro Hero 4 and GoPro Hero 5 Black editions. These cameras are famous for delivering high resolution videos in 4K and up to a stunning 240 FPS!

The GoPro Karma is two products in one and is the best feature about it. Not only is it a drone but you can also detach the camera. This is useful for situations where you feel like you don’t need the drone. You can for example attach the camera to your head using the GoPro head strap and you’re suddenly creating POV (Point Of View) footage.

It can fly at 56km/h (35mph) up to a range of 3 km (1.8 miles). The drone is foldable and comes with a useful bag which makes it easy to bring with you. GoPro Karma was recalled after users experienced problems with the battery disconnecting but has now returned to the market after the bug was fixed. GoPro has developed other types of drones as well but the Karma version is the most noteworthy. 

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4. Yuneec Typhoon H

Yuneec Typhoon H 10 Best Drones 2017This award winning inovation takes us to a whole new level. The 3-axis anti-vibration CGO3+ gimbal camera makes it possible to shoot videos in 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition). The 360° camera range of motion is just one of the many unique features this drone provides. Keep in mind that the unique six rotor design and retractable landing gear makes it more difficult to operate. Therefore it is not recommended for beginners, however for more experienced users this may be the ultimate choice.

It can fly for up to 25 minutes and has a control range of 1.8 km (1.1 miles) making sure that you’ll never miss out on anything.

The Yuneec Typhoon H also features multiple intelligent task modes. The Orbit Me mode will make the drone orbit around you keeping the camera focused on you the whole time. Using the Point Of Interest mode the drone can be locked on an object instead while orbiting around it. These features creates the opportunity to shoot amazing videos wether you are driving a car, hiking or skiing. But that’s not all to it.. It also provides features like Journey. This allows the drone to fly up and away while recording you creating the perfect aerial selfie.

At last it provides you with the intelligent Dynamic Return to Home mode. With a single press of a button the drone will fly back to you on autopilot landing 8 meters (26 feet) away from you.

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3. DJI Phantom 4 Pro

DJI Phantom 4 Pro 10 Best Drones 2017With one of the best cameras and battery time on the market, the Phantom 4 Pro takes the third place on this list. Using a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor you’re now able to create photos and videos like never before. With the ability to shoot videos in 4K 60 FPS there is no longer a question about how to create a silk-smooth slowmotion video but rather when and where.

What makes this drone really stand out from the crowd is the half hour flight time and 7 km (4.3 miles) operating range. Not to mention the new navigation system that can’t be seen anywhere else. The drone provides a 5-direction obstacle sensing and 4-direction obstacle avoidance system. This makes it very easy to use and allows it to automatically take control of itself if it’s heading towards an obstacle. If signal is lost the drone will calmly fly back to its startup location avoiding anything that could possibly harm it on the way back.

The remote comes with a super bright screen making it possible to see in dark and direct sunlight. With all the provided features the DJI Phantom 4 Pro is an aircraft you can truly trust. The price tag for this drone is above average. If you’re ready to invest the money you will be rewarded with one of the absolute best drones of 2017.

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2. DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro 10 Best Drones 2017The DJI creations keep showing up on this list and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t. As the most notable drone manufacturer they keep delivering products that the world can’t wait to get their hands on.

The DJI Mavic Pro is specifically deigned for personal use. It has completely taken over the selfie drones market – and I’m not surprised at all. The small and foldable design allows you to bring it with you wherever you go, without complications. It’s packed with all the latest technology and features and I dare to say it’s the best drone on the market currently available in its price range. The stabilized 4K camera makes it possible to capture super high quality aerial footages.

With the promised 27 minutes flight time and 7 km (4.3 miles) control range you can create absolute stunning photo sessions. By enabling the Follow Me mode the DJI Mavic Pro will follow you and put you in the middle of your own adventure.

With the ability to connect to up 20 satellits, the DJI Mavic Pro will have complete control of its environment. This makes it easy for you to focus on creating amazing footages and not worry about where the drone is heading.

One of the, in my opinion, best features about this drone is the new DJI Goggles. Combine them with Sports-Mode, to get your pulse pumping, while you fly at 64km/h (40mph) and you will experience the breath-taking feeling you’ve always dreamt about. The DJI Mavic Pro ranks number 2 on the Best Drones 2017 list and comes right after another beast created by DJI…

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1. DJI Inspire 2

DJI Inspire 2 10 Best Drones 2017The DJI Inspire 2 takes first place on the Best Drones 2017 list and is well deserved. We haven’t seen anything like this on the market before and now appears on professional filmsets all around the world. This drone seems to come straight from the future when looking at its design but that’s not all to it. With the new image processing technology it can record video at up to 5.2K. Footage can be captured in RAW, Apple ProRes, CinemaDNG and much more. Not to mention the absolute crazy stabilization system this drone provides making it possible to create silk smooth videos no matter the weather conditions.

Thanks to the dual battery system it has a flight time of up to 27 minutes. The maximum control range is 7 km (4.3 miles).

It can record video at up to 94km/h (58mph) and with its self-heating technology it can be used in extreme cold conditions without affecting its performance. This drone is equipped with smart sensors using the latest technology. This allows it to fully understand its surroundings and detect obstacles from 200 meters (650 feet) away.

This drone is mainly aimed at professional producers and photographers which can be understood when looking at the price tag. If you don’t mind spending A LOT of money on your drone then this one will be the ultimate choice for you.

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Conclusion:

These are the absolute best drones of 2017 and I will update this page if there are any new releases. As you’ve noticed the price tag for these drones are quite expensive. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, be sure to check out my low budget drones reviews here:
Best Drones Under $100
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