Want to know what’s cool right now? Like really awesome kinda cool?
Yep, drones are officially the coolest thing ever.
You know how, a few years ago, you could get a drone for a few hundred bucks? Or maybe a grand if you wanted a crappy camera bolted to it.
But you were lucky if you could get it to take off and land 5 minutes later without losing control and crashing.
Well not any more.
It’s like how everyone has a 42” flat screen TV now, and that’s not even a ‘big’ screen these days, or the latest tech.
Welcome to the 21st century again.
You take advancing technologies, cheap manufacturing and consumer demand driven by social marketing and look what you get.
Just a few years from something that can barely fly itself where I tell it, to something like this baby.
Yep – just bought myself a Phantom 4 Pro drone.
And yes, it is very, very awesome, thank you.
- Flies for 30 minutes on one battery
- Infrared sensors so it avoids obstacles on its own
- Knows where it been – can fly itself home
- Lands itself, avoiding obstacles and ground water
Does it have a camera?
Are you kidding me? The phantom 4 Pro has about the best camera you could bolt on to anything! Look at these specs:
- HUGE lens (that’s a technical term)
- 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor
- Mechanical shutter
- H.264 4K videos at 60fps or…
- H.265 4K at 30fps
- 100Mbps bitrate
- Burst Mode stills at 14 fps
That’s damn good for a handheld camera, let alone one attached to a drone.
Oh yeah, and forget having to connect it all up to your cell phone or iPad just to see what’s going on – that’s old-school.
The Phantom 4 Pro controller has a built in 5.5” 1080p screen.
See what you’re filming. See where you’re going. Draw a route on the screen with your finger and the drone will follow it. And so on.
All while avoiding obstacles, remembering where it is, and knowing when it needs to head for home to land safely. And shooting professional grade video.
And how much? That’s what really surprised me. You can get a Phantom 4 Pro drone for about 1,500 bucks.
That’s not a lot of money for that much technology. And fun!
Yep, the drone has definitely come of age.