Which drones were the bestsellers in 2014? Many of those topping that list are still very popular this year, and with good reason. Capable of capturing amazing photos and videos while also easy to operate, the bestselling drones of 2014 are just too cool. Let’s check out a few of the bestsellers to help you decide which quadcopter is right for your needs:
DJI Phantom 2 Vision+
This drone just gets more and more love, and it’s not hard to understand why. “The sleek rounded curves and crisp white body of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ would fit in alongside a piece of modernist furniture. And of all the units we tested, the Phantom was the only one that was simultaneously powerful and easy to control,” writes a blogger for TheVerge, who named the Phantom 2 Vision+ the “drone you should buy right now.”
The 14 megapixel camera is built in and shoots in 1080p, while Wi-Fi streaming is available with any Android or iOS device. The camera automatically tilts for perfect angles, yet the drone itself is much lighter than the Phantom 1. And those are just some of the Phantom 2 Vision+’s cool features.
DJI Spreading Wings S1000
Built “with power and stability in mind,” the DJI Spreading Wings S1000 was designed for the “serious researcher.” Featuring a lightweight body nevertheless capable of accommodating heavy cameras, this drone is an octocopter rather than a quadcopter. Additional features and specs include 15 minutes of flight time, a sparkproof plug, and the Zenmuse 3-axis gimbal.
Estes 4606 Proto X Nano
A mini quadcopter, the Estes 4606 Proto X Nano was another must-have in 2014. Flight time is limited to six or seven minutes, though the model works well indoors as well as outdoors. Considered a good option for drone newbies, its rotors unfortunately tend to separate from the drone in the event of a crash.
Be sure to check out our list of best selling drones in 2015 as well!