Best DJI Drones for Beginners

If you’re considering diving into the drone craze rabbit hole, you’re choosing one fantastic hobby. Drones are a blast for beginner pilots and experienced drone enthusiasts alike. But have you been holding off on purchasing a drone because you think they’re too hard to fly?

Well, good news. Some drones are now so easy to pilot that you’ll feel like a pro on your debut flight! Below is a small yet vital list of the types of drones that will have you commanding the skies in no time!

DJI Spark 


Red DJI Spark

No beginner/mini drone list would be complete without DJI’s latest Spark offering. Fun, easy, and approachable, Spark is the perfect starter drone for groups of friends and indoor recreation. Despite its size, Spark packs quite a punch with DJI’s signature technologies, high-quality camera, and a stable gimbal. And the best part? Gesture control. You have to control this thing with your hand to feel how easy and exciting it is to fly!

Why we picked Spark

It takes roughly 10 seconds to take Spark from your pocket and perform a palm launch. There’s no need to pair Spark with a remote controller or mobile app. Simply raise your hand, and it will enter gesture control mode. Wave, and it will fly back about 20 feet. Next, make a square with your fingers, and Spark will snap a photo of you and your pals. After that, lift your arms to call it back to you.

Spark can perform Intelligent Flight Modes like Quickshot, Activetrack, Tapfly, and Gesture. A vision sensor on the underside of the craft lets Spark hold its position indoors. If you’ve been dreaming about a drone to snap aerial selfies with friends, there’s no other choice but Spark.

Who is it for?

Beginners
Vloggers
People taking aerial selfies
Travelers

Quick Facts

Weight: 300 g
Camera resolution: 12MP
Video resolution: 1080p
Lens FOV: 81.9°
Sensor: 1 / 2.3” CMOS
Flight Time: Approx 16 minutes
Range: 2 KM*

Mavic Pro 


Mavic Pro

If you’re a global nomad looking for a portable, easy-to-use drone with high-quality camera capabilities, then you’ve more than met your match with DJI’s now iconic Mavic Pro. This powerful, foldable drone will help you capture ultra-sharp images of your exotic lifestyle wherever you go. Even novice photographers can use this drone to snap photos — it’s that easy. Mavic Pro users are the envy of their friends with amazing aerial shots trickling down their social media feed.

Why we picked the Mavic Pro

Simply put, the Mavic Pro is a blast to navigate because it responds to every command instantly. The tiny 3-axis gimbal camera can shoot 4K video and 12-megapixel stills, perfect for new drone enthusiasts.

Packed with trendy extras, the Mavic Pro is an “ultra-compact drone with big-boy features” or so say the drone influencers. If big-boy (larger drone) features sounds like your thing, why not pick up one of these impressive quads as your new starter drone. For seasoned travelers — reliability, functionality, portability — there simply is no better choice.

Who is it for?

Drone heads wanting a small flying camera, long battery life, and high image quality
New photographers looking for reliable aerial portability
Travelers

Quick Facts

Weight: 734 g
Camera resolution: 12MP
Video resolution: 4K
Lens FOV: 78.8°
Sensor: 1/2.3” CMOS
Flight Time: Approx. 27 minutes
Max Range: 7 KM*

Phantom 3 Standard 


Phantom 3 Standard

DJI’s Phantom 3 Standard is a high-quality, budget-friendly option for your first drone. Its powerful digicam makes it a perfect starter drone for beginners who need simplicity and powerful flight capabilities.

Why we picked the Phantom 3 Standard

The Phantom 3 Standard is a great tool for novice photographers. It can be set to autopilot or controlled manually, and with its touchscreen, you can capture crystal-clear shots of you and your friends easily. The Phantom 3 Standard shoots 2.7K 30 fps video and 12 MP photos, perfect for those just getting into aerial photography.

Snap up this beginner drone and start taking amazing aerial photos today!

Who is it for?

People looking for reasonably priced starter drones
Novice pilots who dream of flight
Photographers excited about the possibilities of flight

Quick Facts

Weight: 1216 g
Camera resolution: 12MP
Video resolution: 2.7K
Lens FOV: 94°
Sensor: 1/2.3” CMOS
Flight Time: Approx. 25 minutes
Max Range: 1 KM*