While they might seem like toys, a high-quality quadcopter is a serious investment, and an easy way to add production value to a film project, or get a unique view on the world for your travel vlog. We've flown plenty, and these are the best drones in our tests.
The Skydio 2 is a high-priced drone with exceptional obstacle avoidance and follow abilities, but is held back by so-so video and short flight times.
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The enterprise-focused drone leverages cellular networks for communication and is backed with an open SDK to expand its functionality.
Thousands of drones flying through the air need to be managed so it doesn't end in disaster.
The retail giant is investing in DroneUp, a company that taps certified pilots to fly drones. DroneUp will begin making the first deliveries for Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Airpeak delivers more lift and power than similarly sized drones and promises close integration with Sony a-series mirrorless cameras.
The MQ-25 Stingray will soon be the world’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft.
The Ohio grocery chain is piloting a new delivery service with Drone Express.
The company's drone achieved Level 4A autonomy, which does not require a human backup.
The Autel EVO II Pro is a folding drone with a stable 6K camera and a remote with a built-in display, so you don't have to use a smartphone to fly it.
The DJI Air 2S is a small folding drone with a premium 1-inch sensor camera, 5.4K video, and a number of automated flight and safety features, making it a pro-minded alternative to the more affordable Mavic Air 2.
NASA's Mars rover used a camera on its robot arm to snap dozens of images, which were stitched together to create the selfie.
The Ingenuity drone helicopter will now need to survive the brutally cold nights on Mars by itself as NASA prepares to fly the machine later this month.
The DJI FPV Combo racing drone places an emphasis on high-speed first-person flight over imaging, making it exhilarating to use, but potentially dangerous if handled without care.
Previous NASA Mars rovers mostly used an operating system from Wind River Systems. But this time, the space agency chose Linux for Perseverance's Ingenuity helicopter drone.
Sony's first drone, teased at this week's virtual CES, is built to carry Alpha mirrorless cameras.
Pilots can also fly small drones over people and at night (under certain conditions).
The US Commerce Department has placed DJI on its 'Entity List' in an attempt to cut off the Chinese drone maker from the US supply chain.
Privacy from tech companies is a real concern these days, but consumers aren't worried about the potential dangers when it comes to drone deliveries.