professional drones


     The drone industry has come a long way since its first UAV launch, ten years ago. They have provided drones for both professional and commercial drones as per requirements. The professional drones are more than average drones for beginner. They are used for movie making, aerial photography and commercial agencies to examine the infrastructure of the buildings etc. These drones provide the best results in the field and some of these drones in our list are bestsellers.

     And while we’re talking about professional drones lets not forget about the rules and regulations comes with them. Any drone weighing more than 250 grams requires FFA approval. So it’s better to know about your country’s aviation regulation and be prepared before buying your drone.

    We’ve done some solid research on the best professional drones in the market as of 2021. The list is not on a rank basis and every drone in our list can achieve the professional standards.

The best professional drones of 2021:

  • DJI Mavic 2 pro
  • DJI Phantom 4RTK
  • DJI Inspire 2
  • Autel Evo 2
  • Powervision Poweregg X
  • Parrot Anafi FPV
  • Powervision Powereye
  • DJI Mavic Air 2
  • DJI Mavic 2 zoom
  • DJI Mavic Mini

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1.DJI Mavic 2 pro

Camera 20 MP, 4K
Battery life 31 mins
Dimension 18 x 16 x 14.1 inches
Weight 2 pounds
Recommendation 5

     DJI Mavic 2 Pro is the best premium drone on the market. The 20MP camera takes stunning aerial photography and the video transmission is an unbeatable 4K resolution liked by all the professionals. It is equipped with CMOS sensors which lets you take stunning aerial shots. The flight time is 31 minutes which is pretty much what every professional drone comes with.

     You can connect your smartphone to the controller using the DJI GO 4 app. The controller offers up to 135 minutes on a full charge which is amazing. Some of the special features include:

Some of the smart flight features are

  • ActiveTrack 2.0
  • Obstacle Sensing
  • Hyperlapse
  • Low-Noise Design
  • Adjustable Aperture
  • HDR Photos

Reasons to buy

  • 1-inch sensor
  • Best software features
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Compact design and foldable

Things to note

  • No noise cancellation above ISO 100
  • 4K video allows anomaly 25FPS
  • Portrait shooting is unavailable

2. DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

Camera 20MP, 4K
Battery life 30 mins
Dimension 21.5 x 18 x 9 inches
Weight 3 pounds
Recommendation 5

The Phantom series drone is one of the most sought after drone for both professionals and photograph experts alike. This drone has put the DJI on the map of best consumer drones for industrial use. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 features a professional-grade 1-inch CMOS sensor that can record in 4K video resolution and 20 megapixels still photos.

When it comes to flight performance the Phantom 4 Pro is unbeatable. It has a flight speed of 72kph 8km range with 1080p live streaming. The flight time is 30 minutes so you have ample time for your shooting. It may not be as efficient as the Inspire version drones from DJI but it still pulls off the task effortlessly. Some of the special features are:

Some of the special features are :?

  • TapFly
  • ActiveTrack
  • Draw mode
  • Gesture mode

Reasons to buy

  • The image sensor is huge
  • Can track your subject
  • Excellent flight speed

Things to note

  • Not easily upgradable
  • The drone is heavy which makes it difficult to carry around.

Bestseller (lists)

DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 - Drone Quadcopter UAV with 20MP Camera 1" CMOS Sensor 4K H.265 Video 3-Axis Gimbal White Toys & Games

  • The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 camera drone comes equipped with a 3-axis motorized gimbal and a 1-inch 20MP CMOS sensor with a mechanical shutter that eliminates rolling shutter distortion.
  • The standard controller features a smartphone holder. You will need to install the DJI GO 4 App on your phone to fly your drone.
  • The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is a beast when it comes to flight performance. It has a maximum flight speed of 72 kph and an 8km transmission range with 1080p livestreaming and... Read More

3. DJI Inspire 2

Camera 5.2K video
Battery life 27 mins
Dimension 18 x 12 x 21 inches
Weight 16 pounds
Recommendation 5

     We’ve excluded the DJI Inspire 1 because the latest DJI Inspire 2 is capable of doing more efficient and professional tasks. There are two video quality options. It takes 6K videos in CinemaDNG/RAW and 5.2K in Apple ProRes when used with Zenmuse X7 camera. It has a top-flight speed of 94kph and 27 minutes of flight time. This is the best bargain for professional users.

Some of the special features are :?

  • Obstacle avoidance
  • Object tracking
  • Multi-user operation
  • Spotlight pro
  • TapFly
  • ActiveTrack

Reasons to buy

  • The lens can be changed according to needs
  • It can broadcast live 1080 video
  • Strongly built and durable

Things to note

  • The dual battery option is a drawback
  • Price range is higher

Bestseller (lists)

DJI Inspire 2 Drone Toys & Games

  • Efficient workflow
  • Sense and avoid
  • Spotlight Pro; Compatible with 5.2K Gimbal Cameras
  • Intelligent flight modes. Obstacle Sensing Range : 0-16.4 feet (0-5 m)
  • Smart return to home.Operating Temperature:-4° to 104° F (-20° to 40° C)... Read More

4. Autel Evo 2 8K

Camera 48 MP, 8K 60FPS UHD
Battery life 40 mins
Dimension 11.5 x 10.5 x 10.25 inches
Weight 2.48 pounds
Recommendation 5

     Autel has done it again. The latest drone Autel Evo 2 8K is the first of its kind giving pilots the unmatched quality results. This foldable drone is unbeatable in its camera quality which can take 8K video at 25FPS and 4K video at 60FPS. The best thing about Autel Evo 2 is the pilot can change from 8K,6K and Dual thermal payload according to their needs.

     The purpose of Autel Evo 2 is to withstand any mission. It has a 40 minutes flight time with a 5.5 miles transmission range and can fly at 45mph speed providing efficient results. With its 12-omnidirectional obstacle sensors, you can fly anywhere safely and confidently. It has a great controller with a 3.3 inch OLED screen with 4 hours of battery life.

Some of the special features are :?

  • Tracking modes: Viewpoint, Dynamic, Tripod and Parallel track
  • 360-degree orbit imagery

Reasons to buy

  • 8K video resolution
  • 48 MP camera for amazing aerial photography
  • Long flight time
  • 12-omnidirectional obstacle avoidance

Things to note

  • Not suitable for beginners
  • 8K video is limited to 25FPS

Bestseller (lists)

Autel Robotics EVO II 8K Drone Camera, Portable Folding Aircraft with Remote Controller, Captures Incredibly Smooth 8K Ultra HD Video and 48MP Photos Toys & Games

  • 40 MINUTES OF STABLE FLIGHT TIME: From inspecting electrical cell towers to surveying property lines, the EVO II was designed to provide enough flight time to capture all the data needed.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FOLDABLE DESIGN: Deployed in under 30 seconds, the 2.5lb EVO II is ideal for rapid deploying missions with a minimal footprint both in the air and for seamless transport.
  • PATENTED LOCKING PROPELLER DESIGN: No tools required, quick release foldable propellers for the EVO II secure... Read More

5. Powervision Poweregg X

Camera 12MP, 4K 60FPS
Battery life 30 mins
Dimension 7 x 4 x 4 inches
Weight 1.9 pounds
Recommendation 5

     While most of the drone find it difficult to go near wet surfaces, the Powervision Poweregg has gone one step further with its ability to fly in rain and on water surfaces. Even though the waterproof housing affects its image quality, its still a better option as there are no other drones in the market to fly in rain.

     The 12MP camera provides good quality images and can take 4K videos at 60FPS giving you professional-quality videos. It can be used as an autonomous personal AI camera or handheld 3-axis AI camera according to your needs. So I guess “Wizard” is a pretty accurate name there! In addition to this, it also has a patented SyncVoice technology which picks up high-quality audio and synchronizes them with the pictures. Overall it’s a good value for your money.

Reasons to buy

  • Waterproof housing allows flying in rain and on water
  • Can be used as a handheld camera
  • SyncVoice technology

Things to note

  • Not easily portable due to its weight
  • Image quality can be improved

Bestseller (lists)

PowerEgg X Explorer 4K/60FPS Multi-Purpose Drone for Professional Photography, Video Conferencing & Vlogging Toys & Games

  • PowerEgg X is a multi-function device that can be used as an autonomous personal AI camera, a handheld 3-axis AI camera, or a high-performance drone.
  • The AI Face Recognition technology delivers accurate, efficient, multi-angle, remote face recognition and subject lock-on when following the subject.
  • The patented SyncVoice technology picks up high-fidelity sound using the mobilephone’s microphone or a wireless micophone and automatically synchronizes the audio with the pi... Read More

6. Parrot Anafi FPV

Camera 21mp, 4K
Battery life 26 mins
Dimension 9.41 x 2.64 x 2.56 inches
Weight 1.56 pounds
Recommendation 5

     After the release of this bug-like drone, Parrot Anafi FPV has become one of the contenders of the high-end professional drones. And with its FPV kit, Parrot Anafi makes breath taking immersive flight experience. The Cockpit glasses is connected to the drone camera and you can see your own aerial views.

     The flight time is 26 minutes which is great for professional users. Some of the notable video capturing features are automatic framing, low angle video, aerial selfies. It also has a FollowMe feature which can track and follow your subject. The drone doesn’t come with obstacle sensors so beginners are advised to carefully handle the drone. The Parrot Anafi FPV is mainly intended for users who wants to immerse themselves into the world of aerial photography.

Reasons to buy

  • Excellent design
  • Perfect for 180-degree shots
  • Return To Home feature
  • One button takeoff/landing

Things to note

  • Heavy remote control
  • Has only 2-axis control
  • No obstacle avoidance

Bestseller (lists)

Parrot Anafi - FPV Drone Set - Lightweight and Foldable Quadcopter - FPV Cockpitglasses 3 for Immersive Flights - Full HD Live Streaming - Comprehensive and Compact Set with Backpack Toys & Games

  • PARROT ANAFI FPV DRONE Fly your drone as if you were in it! The Anafi FPV kit is designed to provide you with breathtaking immersive flight experiences The comfortable Cockpitglasses 3 goggles are connected to the drone camera and plunge you directly into the heart of the action of your own aerial views in Full HD streaming Comfortable and ultra-compact the goggles are compatible with smartphones screen sizes between 4 7 and 5 5 inches
  • Powerful and compact equipped with a stabilized 4K... Read More

7. Powervision Powereye

Camera 16.1MP, 4K
Battery life 29.5 mins
Dimension 16.5 x 11.5 x 17 inches
Weight 9 pounds
Recommendation 5

     With amazing specifications and features, the Powervision PowerEye has giving tough competition to other companies (DJI mostly). The best part of PowerEye is that it has Micro Four Third (MFT) system which enables the user to connect a variety of lenses according to their preference. The 16.1MP camera may sound less but is capable of taking extraordinary snaps and videos.

     The design is foldable, light and is easy to carry. The object detection technology allows it to detect any flight path obstacle within 30 feet. The video transmission ranges up to 3.1 miles. So if you’re looking for a drone that serves your industrial needs, the Powervision PowerEye is your perfect choice.

Reasons to buy

  • Interchangeable lenses that support 3X zoom
  • Has 3 years “No question” guarantee

Things to note

  • Controls are little crummy
  • The software needs to be improved

Bestseller (lists)

PowerVision PowerEye 4K Camera & 3-Axis Gimbal Professional Ariel Imaging Quadcopter Toys & Games

  • Micro Four Thirds (MFT) system compatibility enables users to connect a variety of lenses based on their personal preferences
  • Object detection technology uses an array of integrated sensors to detect flight path obstacles and sound an alert within 30 feet
  • Highly portable 600mm class aircraft integrates collapsible legs and rotors for quick and easy transport
  • Control range and real-time high definition video stream up to 3.1 miles (5 kilometers)
  • Included ac... Read More

8. DJI Mavic Air 2

Camera 48MP, 4K
Battery life 34 mins
Dimension 7.4x3.8x3.3 inches
Weight 1.25 pounds
Recommendation 5

     The latest upgraded Mavic Air 2 is the best versatile drone available in the market. It's a smaller version of Mavic 2 Pro, but has the ability to shoot phenomenal 4K/60p video, which is an added benefit in shooting highlights and has an amazing 34 mins flight time. The added 1/2-inch sensor promises best ISO execution over its predecessors and supports slow-motion 1080p video till 240fps.

     For those who want to take photos and videos at long distance, it has OcuSync 2.0 which has the capacity up to 6.2 miles. The list doesn’t end here. It also has an impressive 34 minutes flight time, which allows you to take epic shots for a longer duration. The DJI Fly App is available for both Android (v6.0 and above) and iPhone users (v10.0).

Some of the special features are :?

  • Spotlight 2.0- Keeps your subject locked during shots.
  • Active 3.0- Keeps the subject centred.
  • POI 3.0- Tracks moving subjects like people and vehicle.

Reasons to buy

  • Strong battery life for a longer flight
  • Amazing camera quality
  • A great choice for beginners

Things to note

  • There are no sensors on the side and top
  • The controller has no screen

Bestseller (lists)

DJI Mavic Air 2 - Drone Quadcopter UAV with 48MP Camera 4K Video 8K Hyperlapse 1/2" CMOS Sensor 3-Axis Gimbal 34min Flight Time ActiveTrack 3.0 Ocusync 2.0, Gray Toys & Games

  • 【UP YOUR GAME】: The Mavic Air 2 camera drone takes power and portability to the next level. It combines a powerful camera with intelligent shooting modes for stunning results. Push your imagination to its limits because aerial photography has never been this easy.
  • 【NEXT-LEVEL CONTENT】: Capture impressive 48MP photos with a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor while the 3-axis gimbal provides 4K/60fps video. The secret to incredible HDR video is a high-performance Quad Bayer image sensor. OcuSy... Read More

9. DJI Mavic 2 zoom

Camera 12 MP, 4K UHD
Battery life 31 mins
Dimension 18.25 x 12.25 x 9 inches
Weight 1 pounds
Recommendation 5

     The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is a perfect pick for anyone who wants to excel in photography. The main difference from MAVIC 2 Pro is that MAVIC 2 Zoom has up to four times more zoom capacity and also includes two-times optical zoom (24 - 48mm). The excellent zooming ability allows it to take some of the riskier shots. The battery life is as good as its predecessor series drones with 31 minutes of flight time.

      It also comes with a built-in 3 axis gimbal that comes in hand for steady shots. Mavic 2 was designed to reduce noise with its excellent propulsion system. The improved FlightAutonomy system provides a smooth and safe flight.

Some of the special features are :?

  • ActiveTrack 2.0
  • Dolly Zoom
  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Hyperlapse

Reasons to buy

  • Optical zooming lens (24-48m)
  • Highly portable
  • Excellent software features

Things to note

  • Pricey
  • Produce noise above ISO 100

Bestseller (lists)

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Toys & Games

  • Product Type:Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Item Package Weight:2.5 Kilograms
  • Item Package Dimension:11.0 cm L X28.0 cm W X28.4 cm H
  • Country Of Origin: China... Read More

10. DJI Mavic Mini

Camera 12 MP, 2.7K 30 FPS
Battery life 30 mins
Dimension 5.5×3.2×2.2 inches
Weight 0.54 pounds
Recommendation 5

     DJI Mavic mini is highly recommended for any users who want to set footprints on aerial photography. With a camera quality of 12MP which can be used for excellent outdoor photography and 2.7K HD video transmission at 30FPS is a deal breaker.

     The 3-axis gimbal which is motorized provides high camera stability and the flight time of 30 minutes is relatively high compared to any basic level drone which is an added advantage. The DJI weighs as much as an average smartphone so you don’t require FFA registration (most of the DJI drones need approval).

Reasons to buy

  • Optical zooming lens (24-48m)
  • Highly portable
  • Excellent software features

Things to note

  • Difficult to handle for beginners
  • Doesn’t have 4K video
  • Doesn’t have object tracking

Bestseller (lists)

DJI Mavic Mini - Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs, Gray Everything Else

  • The compact yet powerful Mavic Mini camera drone is the perfect creative companion, capturing your moments in a way that effortlessly elevates the ordinary
  • Weighing less than 0.55lbs / 250 grams, Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone. In the United States and Canada, you can fly this camera drone without the need to register your drone with the government
  • Mavic Mini supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K HD videos. A 3-axis motorized gimbal provides superior c... Read More

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