Top 10 Best and Most Expensive Quadcopters (Quadrotors) and Drones for 2016
The following comprehensive list includes the top 10 best most expensive Quadcopters drones for 2016, which also have favorable or positive reviews from costumers or users in Amazon website. The list includes in some cases packs that not only consist of the drone machine itself but also some accessories such as chargers. In a different post we will focus on the top 10 best cheap quadcopters.
1. ALTA UAV
The first ranked drone is the ALTA UAV. Note also that it is an hexacopter to be precise!. The Freely ALTA unpacks, ready to shoot, in under five minutes. It is easy to fly, powerful, rigid, adaptable, reliable, and optimized for up to fifteen-pound payloads. Confidently fly RED, ARRI and other professional cameras, guided by our state-of-the-art SYNAPSE Flight Controller. Capture aerials like never before with the option to mount the MōVI on top. We can’t remove the pressure to get the perfect shot, but with the ALTA, you’ll enjoy each challenge.
ALTA UAV Features:
- Fast Setup – Unpacks, ready to shoot, in under five minutes
- Heavy Payloads – Optimized for up to 15-pound payloads
- Sky View and Ground View Configurations – Capture cinematic aerial shots like never before with the option to mount the MoVI on top or bottom
- Ultra Lightweight Frame – Constructed of carbon fiber and made in the USA
- Integrated SYNAPSE Flight Controller – The Freefly SYNAPSE combines high quality calibrated sensors with proprietary control algorithms to allow users to execute complex flight patterns with ease
2. DJI Inspire 1 PRO Advanced kit
- DJI Inspire 1 Pro – The ultimate package that is ready to go for a full day of flight.
- The new motor’s performance has also been improved, providing a greater sense of control.
- Included professional 4K camera and 3-axis stabilization gimbal (Zenmuse X5)
- Live, wireless HD video transmission via DJI Lightbridge
- Two remotes allow you to control the aircraft while your flight partner controls the camera.
Details of the items included in the kit:
1- DJI Inspire 1 PRO
2- Transmitter for Inspire 1 Quadcopter
2- iPad Air MD788LL/A (Black/Silver optional)
1- Zenmuse X5 Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal
1- MFT 15mm f/1.7 ASPH Prime Lens
1- Osmo Handle
4- Batteries for Osmo Handle
2- Charger for Osmo Batteries
1- Phone Holder
1- TB47 Intelligent Flight Battery for Inspire 1 (99.9Wh)
8- TB48 Intelligent Flight Battery for Inspire 1
2- DJI Charging Hubs (Charges 4 Batteries At The Same Time)
1- 100W Flight Battery Charger
1- 180W Flight Battery Charger
2- Remote Controller Charging Cable
2- Power Cord
2- Micro USB Cable
1- Gimbal Clamp
2- DJI Harness
1- Camera With Gimbal Box
8- Spare Prop CW/CCW Pairs
1- Go Professional Hard Case (Travel Mode)
1- DJI Professional Hard Case
1- Lexar 16GB MicroSD Card
3- SanDisk 64GB Extreme MicroSD Card
1- MicroSD Card Reader
1- Memory Card Wallet
1- eDigitalUSA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
3. New DJI Inspire 1 Pro Dual Remotes Zenmuse X5 Camera
- A Micro Four Thirds CMOS sensor with 4K image capture is introduced to DJI’s quadcopter line with the Inspire 1 PRO featuring the Zenmuse X5 camera and gimbal system along with a 15mm f/1.7 lens. Forgoing the fixed landing gear design found on many earlier quadcopters, the Inspire 1 features a retractable arm system whereby the underside of each prop motor has a foot to act as a landing pod when the arms are lowered.
- In-flight, the arms lift up to provide the camera an unobstructed 360-degree view. A 3-axis gimbal keeps shots steady and the camera pointed the same direction as the quadcopter banks and turns. The camera records internally to microSDHC/SDXC memory cards and can also beam a live 720p feed to a mobile device running the DJI GO app or a monitor or FPV glasses with an HDMI input. Two remote controllers are included in this bundle so that one operator can pilot and another can pan/tilt the camera.
- DJI Inspire 1 PRO Quadcopter with Zemuse X5 4K Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal
- DJI Inspire 1 Transmitter (Qty 2)
- iPad Air 16GB Silver or black With WiFi (Qty 2)
- TB48 Intelligent Flight Batteries (Qty 4)
- TB47 Intelligent Flight Battery (Qty 1)
- DJI Charging Hub
- DJI Rapid 180W Charger
- DJI Standard Flight Battery Charger
- DJI Spare Prop CW/CCW (8 props total)
- Go Professional Waterproof Travel Mode Case
- 16 GB Micro SD Card
- 64GB Micro SD Card
- Prop Guards
- High Speed Memory Card Reader
- Drones Etc. Transmitter Lanyard (2)
- Harness Remote Strap (2)
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
4. DJI Inspire1Pro-X5 Quadcopter with Zemuse X5 4k Video Camera & 3-Axis Gimbal (White)
- The DJI Inspire 1 Pro combines the power of a large, low-noise Micro Four-Thirds sensor and the convenience of the ready-to-fly Inspire quadcopter platform in one flexible package. The included 3-axis stabilized Zenmuse X5 camera records 4k video at 30 fps in h.264 format. For uncompressed raw video, the Inspire 1 Pro can also be purchased as a separate bundle with the Zenmuse X5R, which includes a 512-GB SSD for recording the 1.7 Gbp raw video stream.
- On both the X5 and X5R, still photos up to 16MP can be saved as a .JPG or in the lossless Adobe .DNG raw format. The X5 has a standard MFT mount compatible with a range of MFT prime lenses and includes the new DJI 15mm f/1.7 aspherical prime lens. Control of both focus and aperture is quick and convenient using the free DJI Go app, available for iOS and Android. Also included in this package are an intelligent TB47 flight battery, the DJI Inspire 1 controller, a 100-W charger that is compatible with both the controller and the flight battery, a 16-GB micro SD card, and a semi-hard case to carry and protect the drone and accessories.
5. DJI Spreading Wings S900 Professional Hexacopter with DJI A2 Flight Controller and Any Z15 Gimbal
Main features of DJI Hexacopter package:
- This version bundles the S900 air frame with the A2 flight controller and your choice of Z15 Gimbals.
- Lightweight materials such as a sturdy carbon fiber frame make flights more enjoyable by lasting longer
- New and improved motors makes for a much more reliable flight. Spark proof plug will prevent short circuits when you plug in.
- Improved power distribution system insures no cables will come loose during flight. Better footage by a reduction in vibrations caused by strategically using dampers to separate the mainframe with the gimbal bracket.
- Removable upper centerboard allows easy access and faster installation of flight controller
power distribution system and main controller.
- Retractable landing gear makes every great shot possible. New arm design renders the aircraft more stable while rolling and pitching. Replaces the recently discontinued DJI
- Spreading Wings S800 Evo. Perfect for the professional hobbyist, photographer, film maker, and search and rescuer/law enforcement. Bundle includes air frame, DJI A2 flight controller and your choice of any Z15 gimbal.
6. DJI Inspire 1 with Dual Remotes FREE Quadrocopter Lanyard/Neck Strap
- Camera takes 4k at 24p/30, 12MP stills, 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor, 94-degree wide angle lens. The lens consists of 9 seperate elements, including an aspherical element, for extreme clarity, while Adobe DNG RAW support gives you the power to make every shot a masterpiece.
- Full-360-degree rotation on the 3D stabilized gimbal.
- Controller is all new, two antennas, multiple dials, USB/HDMI outputs – “Dynamic home point” mode will always come back to your smartphone or tablet, even if you move Six-cell smart battery.
- Optical flow stabilizer, “indoor GPS” Flying indoors is easier than ever with Optical Flow technology that provides accurate position holding even when GPS is unavailable. The sensors determine your Inspire 1’s location and altitude and lowers the legs automatically when landing.
- Integrated lightbridge, real-time high definition video Full-Featured App: Take complete control of your camera and flight system with a comprehensive mobile app. Everything from manual camera controls to flight telemetry and even auto takeoff and landing are just a tap away, with more functions and updates coming soon.
- DJI’s most advanced technology comes together in an easy to use, all-in-one flying platform that empowers you to create the unforgettable. Achieve shots that never would have been possible alone by using two remote controllers. One person flies, while the other controls the camera.
7. DJI Inspire 1 with Dual Remotes Starter Kit.
- Capture 4K video and take 12-megapixel still photos from the air with the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with Integrated Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal.
- Forgoing the fixed landing gear design found on many earlier quadcopters, the Inspire 1 features a retractable arm system whereby the underside of each prop motor has a foot to act as a landing pod when the arms are lowered.
- In-flight, the arms lift up to provide the camera an unobstructed 360-degree view. A 3-axis gimbal keeps shots steady and the camera pointed the same direction as the quadcopter banks and turns. The camera records internally to microSDHC/SDXC memory cards (16GB inlcuded) and can also beam a live 720p feed to a mobile device running the DJI Lightbridge app or a monitor or FPV glasses with an HDMI input.
- Two transmitters (radio controllers) are included so that one operator can pilot and another can pan and tilt the camera.
- As with many other multi-rotor systems, the Inspire 1 relies on a GPS-based stabilization system that – thanks to spatial awareness – is able to hold a position even when experiencing wind interference, can compensate for overzealous pilot inputs to help avoid stalling, automatically brings the aircraft home in the event of signal loss or at the press of a button, and makes possible a number of semi-automated flight modes that can be enabled through the app. There is also an “indoor” mode which relies on Optical Flow technology – essentially a special camera – provide stability indoors or in other contexts where GPS is unavailable.
8. DJI T600-Dual-Controllers Inspire 1 Quadcopter with 4k Video Camera with Controller
- DJI’s most advanced technology comes together in an easy to use, all-in-one flying platform that empowers you to create the unforgettable. This version comes with 2 controllers, one to operate the drone and one to operate the camera.
- Strong carbon fiber arms lift out of sight, transforming the way you shoo and allowing 360-degree movement of the built-in camera.
- Shoot up to 4K video and capture 12 megapixel photos with the Inspire 1 camera and 3-axis gimbal, included.
- Supports up to two controllers, one for the drone operator and one for the camera operator
Optical flow technology allows stable flight indoors
- Lightbridge technology is built-in and allows 720p live streaming from up to 2km away
9. Walkera Voyager 3 Dual-Navigation RC Quadcopter FPV
- Voyager 3 Quadcopter Everyone is an aerial photographer! Prepare to be transformative Through the constant pursuit of excellence and Walkera determination to create the ultimate flying experience, Walkera has produced an aerial vehicle with capabilities far beyond anything else on the market today.
- The streamlined design, precision assembly and ingenious use of the latest technology make the Voyager 3 a product of beauty and reliability Professional Camera HD camera 1080P 60FPS to capture beautiful imagery A BVR-definition image transmission system Easy to Fly One key take off / One key to land / One key to return to base One key for the Voyager 3 to pin in one place or circle around an object Intelligent Control A uniquely reliable GPS and GLONASS dual-navigation system 3D gimbal for fulfilling a unrestricted 360 degree view.
- The exceptional design of the incredibly stable 3D brushless gimbal and the combination of the wonderful HD camera, provide the user with an unsurpassed photographic experience. GPS and GLONASS dual-navigation system.
- A special custom developed GPS and GLONASS double global satellite navigation and positioning system has been implemented on Voyager 3. This ensures the highest degree of accuracy and safety for the user. Fly intelligently Application of ground station.
10. Phantom 3 Professional Carbon Fiber Black EVERYTHING YOU NEED KIT
- The Phantom 3 Professional continues the proud tradition of DJI’s Phantom series and brings several important innovations to the Phantom’s rich feature set. The Phantom 3 Professional carries a fully stabilized 3-axis 4k UHD video camera for smooth, crisp videos and still photos. To allow you to see what the drone sees, DJI has engineered a new generation of their Lightbridge technology that allows 720p HD digital streaming of live video directly from the drone. You can control the camera and see video in real time as you fly and you can even share the video using the DJI Pilot app’s advanced features.
- To aid indoor flying, the Phantom 3 Professional includes an integrated array of optical and ultrasonic sensors call Vision Positioning that allows you to fly precisely indoors without a GPS signal. The Phantom 3 Professional includes all the tried-and-true features you’d expect from a DJI drone, including GPS navigation with auto takeoffs and auto landings, intelligent high power flight battery, a built-in safety database of no fly zones, and a powerful mobile app for your iOS or Android device.
- Bundle Includes a Phantom 3 Drone Custom Painted Black, a Go Professional Hard Case, Extra Battery, a Trackimo Tracker, a 32 GB Micro SD Card and Card Reader, a microfiber lens cleaning cloth and a Drones Etc. Lanyard! This is in addition to what is already included in a Phantom 3 Box: (Phantom 3 Drone, 1 Battery, 2 Sets of Propellers, Battery Charger, Extra Rubber Dampeners, USB Cable, Controller, Gimbal/Camera)
Please Note: This bundle contains a custom painted drone and batteries which has a 10 day handle-time.