Have you ever come across something that is insanely priced and not worth the hole in your wallet? Well, sometimes overpriced things come with quality, but some, it’s only the brand. Drones are the best options out there to capture aerial shots, filming the vast land we cannot see first-hand, yet is always beneath out feet. The drone market is increasing, becoming commonplace day by day, ranging from commercial uses to the military. Here in this article today, we’ll be providing you the most expensive drones you can find (on Amazon). You can read while thinking if you would want to invest this much to be a professional.
|The Freefly Alta 8||≈$17,000|
|AZ 4K UHD Camera Drone||≈$9,000|
|Faucon Drone Lifter||≈$7,000|
|Yuneec Tornado H920||≈$3,500|
|DJI Inspire 1 PRO||≈$3,400|
Freefly Alta 8
The Freefly Alta 8 is an octocopter and is insanely expensive. Due to being able to carry a high payload of 20 lbs and having long flight-times, the Freefly Alta 8 is priced at more than $17k. This beast is mainly targeted at professionals aiming for cinematography and videography.
- Dimension: 29 x 28 x 17 inches
- Optimized for 20-pounds payloads
- Weight: 41.7 pounds
- Flight time: 15-30 minutes
- Precise calculation ability
- Ultra lightweight frame (made of carbon fibre)
- Integrated Synapse flight controller
AZ 4K UHD Camera Drone
The AZ 4K is not recommended if you are only a beginner because it takes quite the time for you to adapt to the flying style. It is also quite highly priced for a ‘quite normal’ quad. The plus of this drone is that it can capture 4K UHD videos and stills, with a built-in 4K camera. It is also considered as a very stable drone compared to others on the market, with its well optimized centre of mass. Priced over $9k, this Korean-made drone has very strong 1200 Duralumin arms and carbon legs.
- Dimensions: 47 x 47 x 24 inches
- Maximum flight weight: 44 pounds
- Camera: 4K UHD
- Manufacturer recommended age: 8 years and up
- Flight time: estimated 20 minutes
Faucon’s Drone Lifter Series V1.0 Octocopter
This drone is great for drone enthusiasts and hobbyists (not beginners) who are finding for the perfect flight. It is easy to control and fly and is best utilised in videography and SAR. The Faucon V1.0 is mainly recommended for commercial uses instead of activity flying. Having high shock resistant and advanced stability system which makes them nearly weightless, it is priced at around $7k. It is also equipped with a retractable carbon fibre landing gear that supports tough landings and crashes.
- Dimensions: 43 x 43 x 24 inches
- Weight: 14 pounds
- Props: Carbon fibre 15” x 6.5
- Manufacturer recommended age: 18 years and up
- Batteries: 2 lithium ion batteries required
Yuneec Tornado H920
This six-rotor Tornado H920 is controlled by a standalone remote controller. You would need some practice before getting the hang of controlling the huge drone. It is best when flying with a Panasonic GH4 camera, which is not included in the package. Despite the size, the Tornado weighs only at 5kg and is considered one of the heavier ones in the drone market. With a flight time of around 25 minutes, a max speed of 76 km/h and an operational range of 2km, it is great to shoot footages of moving objects, like cars or during sporting events. The package includes the drone, a transmitter, two flight batteries, a battery charger and an aluminium protection case.
- Dimensions: 31.4 x 36.2 x 18.1 inches
- Weight: 11 pounds
- Battery: Li-Po 4000mAh
- Flight time: around 14 minutes
- Max flight height: 1,000m
- Receiver frequency: 2.4 GHz
DJI Inspire 1 Pro
The DJI Inspire 1 is bundled with a Zenmuse camera, thus the price. It is great for commercial videographers that are in need of state-of-the-art drones. At a reasonable price, it is delivered with the best quality. The package includes two remote controllers, which is great for a two people team, where you get to control the drone, and the other person controls the camera. The Inspire HD video camera is detachable and can capture 4K HD videos and stills, at frame rates up to 60 FPS.
- Dimensions: 17.2 x 17.8 x 11.9 inches
- Weight: 20 pounds
- Camera: Zenmuse X5 16MP
- Battery: 6S Li-Po 4500 mAh
- Flight time: 18 minutes
- Flight altitude: 4500m
- Max speed: 72.2 fps
To become a pro, you need to invest a lot in professional equipment. If you are just a beginner on a budget, we would recommend you cheaper drones here. Or you are a drone enthusiast or hobbyist who wants their child to take up flying a drone, here’s drones for kids. If you want to make money with drones, you need not expensive ones, simple ones that support GoPro cameras would be sufficient. We hope you find this article helpful!