Drones offer a perspective you simply can’t get any other way and they don’t have to cost the earth either.
They can be amazingly easy to fly and produce stunning video. Drones such as the DJI Mavic Air 2 and Mini 2 have a lot technology from pro-level drones, but are still within most people’s budget.
Budget, of course, is the first consideration when choosing a drone. The price range is larger than most gadgets, starting from as little as £10 / $10 for one of the best cheap drones right up to thousands for ‘prosumer’ models which border on professional drones.
But as you’d guess, you’ll need to spend quite a lot if you’re more interested in capturing aerial video that’s similar in quality to video from your smartphone. There are some excellent mid-range options such as the £419 / $499 DJI Mavic Mini 2.
This used to be ideal because it didn’t need to be registered in the UK, but the law has changed and you must make sure you understand the new regulations them before you buy and fly a drone.
Whether you do or don’t have to get an Owner ID and / or Flyer ID for your drone, don’t forget that the laws on actually flying drones apply to all the drons here.
You can’t just fly a drone wherever you like. So read up on the regulations as well as where you’re allowed to fly. If in doubt, speak to the landowner or the local authority.
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