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Three of the coolest drones on the market right now

New Zealand is one of the world capitals for drone usage, this is due to current law encouraging drone development.

Though many advocate for stricter regulation it is undeniable that these little flying machines are the epitome of cool.

There is a drone to suit nearly every person and budget, here are three epic drones you could own right now:

The Mavic Pro

The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful drone that turns the sky into your creative canvas, helping you make every moment an aerial moment.

Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI’s most
sophisticated flying cameras ever.

The drone has 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a 7km range, 5 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilised by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal.

The drone also comes with a new feature called TapFly.

TapFly is a feature designed for beginners and means that you can just tap where you want the drone to go and the Mavic will fly smoothly in that direction, so you can focus on controlling the gimbal and capturing photos and video.

This drone can reach up to 65 kph speeds in sport mode.

Hubsan X4 H502S

This drone is the cheapest one on the list and comes with more than enough features to get any beginner into the world of drones.

It features a GPS auto-positioning system, with this auto-positioning system users, can find the accurate location of the device and activate advanced follower mode.

Follow me mode with the GPS enables the H502S to fly itself while following you, capturing your adventure from all angles.

This drone has a  built-in 720P HD camera, which for the price is amazing.

This drone also has a GPS return to home failsafe, meaning if the drone ever loses connection to the controller device it will automatically return to the ‘home’ location and land.

DJI Inspire 2

This is the most advanced drone on our list and it comes with unrivalled top tier tech, which makes it ideal for experienced drone pilots.

The drone has a CineCore 2.0 image processing system, which means it can record in 5.2K CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes and more.

It can fly from zero to 80 kph in just 4 seconds and can hit a maximum speed of 108 kph.

It has more processors than its predecessor which adds multiple intelligent flight modes, including Spotlight Pro, giving even a single pilot the ability to create complex, dramatic shots.

Forward and downward vision systems enable the Inspire 2 to detect obstacles up to 30 meters ahead, allowing for protected flight at speeds of up to 55 km.

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