Technology is such a wonderful thing; who would’ve thought that the day arrives when flying cameras exist in our world. Quadcopters, as they’re commonly called, is an innovation to help deliver aerial images without the assistance of an airplane or expensive camera equipment that can only be found in movie studios.
When quadcopters were introduced to the market, they were large and clunky, and most of these devices still carry a decent amount of heft and size in them. However, innovators decided that the time for a smaller device than the conventional quadcopter is nigh. As such, the Smallest Drone was born. With sizes that can fit in the palm of your hand, tiny drones can help you capture aerial images without having to carry large pieces of equipment. Let’s take a look at some examples of small camera drones that are already available for purchase.
F16227/8 JJRC DHD D1 Supper Mini Pocket Drone
The F16227/8 JJRC DHD D1 is a tiny camera drone that fits in the palm of your hand. It features a headless mode (a functionality wherein users no longer require adjusting the position of the device before the flight), a 6-axis gyro for stable flying, decent durability levels, and a 3D rollover (the ability to hover at any angle). The device requires 3 AAA batteries, and the standard flying time is approximately 5 to 7 minutes before the batteries need to be replaced or recharged (if you’re using rechargeable batteries). Interested buyers can choose between a blue and green color motif for this unit.
HUBSAN Q4 H111 Nano Quad Copter Drone
The HUBSAN Q4 H111 Nano Quad Copter Drone has dimensions of 5.6 x 4.1 x 2.6 inches, and these measurements mean that you can initiate the device’s flight sequence from the palm of your hand. The package is accompanied by a 2.4GHz remote control, and it features a built-in 6-axis gyroscope for steady flight, the ability to do 360-degree rolls and flips, built-in blue and red LEDs to indicate the front and rear of the unit, and a flight time of about 5-minutes.
Hot Sale Syma X12S Nano Mini Drone
The Hot Sale Syma X12S Nano Mini Drone has a unique feature wherein you can throw the unit first before starting the quadcopter. In comparison, other similar devices require a flat surface, like the palm of your hand, before it can take off properly. Its flight time is roughly 6 to 8 minutes, and it makes use of a USB adapter to charge its internal batteries. The power for the transmitter, on the other hand, requires 4 AAA batteries.
Upslon 2016 Tiny QX90 Micro Racing Mini Quadcopter Drone
The Upslon 2016 Tiny QX90 Micro Racing Mini Quadcopter Drone requires two batteries, and the unit is a DIY type. Albeit it does require some assembly upon receiving the product, it’s installation procedures aren’t difficult. Despite its tiny demeanor, the quality of its construction is top-notch. It’s recommended, however, to start the device from a reasonable height as reports indicate it has a bit of problem with its thrust.
The small drones listed here are just a few of the many variants available on the market. What’s your favorite camera drone?