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Personal Drone VS Professional Drone

Posted on December 09 2015

A drone for personal use is quite different from a drone for professional use. While the design and setup may be very similar, those built for professional use generally feature longer flight times, extended radio range, higher-quality cameras, faster speeds, and improved GPS function. 

This doesn’t mean personal drones are low-quality pieces of junk, it just means you shouldn’t use them if entering an aerial photography contest. Some personal use drones, such as the DJI Phantom 1, don’t even feature built-in cameras.

So what are some of the personal and professional uses for drones?


Personal drones are ideal as “starting points” for quadcopter use. Mini versions, such as those made by Parrot, work well both indoors and outdoors (especially indoors). They’re easy to fly, and very cheap compared to most drone models, which cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

In addition to functioning as learning tools, personal drones also help hone aerial photography and videography skills. The DJI Phantom 2 is a perfect example. A sleek model that comes ready to fly, the DJI Phantom 2 offers quality photos and videos, and is widely considered an excellent option for the amatuer photographer.


Professional uses for drones are seemingly endless. They’re even being used overseas to deliver pizza! Amazon higher-ups were discussing using drones to deliver packages, and they’re increasingly a favorite among architects. Live video streaming is available on many of the advanced versions, such as the DJI Phantom 3, allowing architects to get close-up views of buildings otherwise impossible to capture.

Farmers are also increasingly in love with quadcopters, as they make it easy to see acres upon acres of farmland and determine what needs water, fertilizer, more sun, etc.

These are just some of the many personal and professional uses for drones. For more information about drone technology, check out our full line of drones for sale

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