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There’s no arguing that drone photography is becoming a highly regarded and influential process. Drones enable photographers to capture stunning aerial footage and shots that would not be possible using any other standard photography equipment or gear. Filmmakers are flocking to drones as a cheap and relatively simple way of capturing expansive birds eye point of view shots from the sky that would normally require a helicopter to pull off. All of this is to say that, whatever your feelings are about drones, drone photography is undoubtedly here to stay.

With that said, those of you out there looking to get serious about drone photography should be on the lookout for the best drones and equipment money can buy. Yes, these drones will run you upwards of a $1000 in some instances, but the results they achieve are nothing short of magnificent. Whether you’re a photographer looking to take your craft to newer and more exciting heights, a filmmaker who wants to create quality and professional looking reels on the cheap or just a drone enthusiast who wants to document all the places you explore from the friendly skies, these three camera drones – all of which are available for rent on a trial basis at Lumoid – simply can’t be beat.

DJI Inspire 1

DJI Inspire 1 

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s the idea behind DJI’s flagship drone – the Inspire 1. DJI put itself on the map with the Inspire 1, and still to this day, despite releasing more advanced models, the Inspire 1 holds up as one of the best camera drones around. With retracting landing gear, a 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal, it provides an unobstructed 360-degree view for prime shooting. A maximum speed of 72.2 fps allows for capturing action-packed videos or photos, making the Inspire 1 a truly inspired camera drone.

3DR Solo

3DR Solo 

The first smart drone to offer easy flight and control, 3DR Solo includes key features such as push-button flight and computer-assisted Smart Shots. These advanced features make it easy for users to capture professional aerial photos and videos using this drone. The Solo is powered by two 1 GHz computers for fast and smooth aerial photography, including high-end sensor technologies and built-in safety and support features. It’s the only “full package” drone to offer live video streaming in crystal clear HD from your GoPro directly to your mobile device or tablet – at ranges up to half a mile!

DJI Phantom 4


It should come as no surprise that another DJI drone makes this list – after all, they’re pretty much the Apple of the drone world (that is, until Apple inevitably releases their own drone). The newly designed DJI Phantom 4 will rock your world with visionary intelligence and an elevated imagination. With new flight modes such as visual tracking, sport mode and fly with tap, the Phantom 4 can capture any possible shot imaginable! Additionally, with the added capability of sense and avoid, you can now fly without having to worry about crashing into objects. You’ll be amazed at what you can see and capture with DJI Phantom 4!

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