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Price list: 7 best drones for professional photographers, videographers in Nepal

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Drones have become one of the must-have gadgets for professional videographers and photographers these days. They have drastically changed the way we view the world. Usually referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), they have helped in once difficult and expensive moviemaking techniques and made them accessible to anyone. Videos that once required a camera crew, expensive cranes and hours of filming can now be done in minutes by the best drones with the tap of a single auto takeoff button.

Today, we provide you the best drones you can purchase in Nepal.

7. DJI Tello Global

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DJI Tello global is one of the most affordable and genuine drones you can find in the market. If you are a beginner and want to get familiar with the ways of drones, this is the best drone for you. With only 80 grams, it is portable and super lightweight and can be flown straight out of the box as soon as it is charged.

It looks how you would expect a drone to look, with four propellers and a camera mounted on the body, and its compact size makes it a great travel companion. There are some interesting feature like throw and go, 8D flips that perform cool aerial stunts and bounce mode on this drone. The drone is also safe as it has auto takeoff/landing, low battery protection, vision positioning system and failsafe protection that makes the drone land safely, even if the user loses control. Since the Tello drone does not have a separate controller, the user needs to download the Tello app before flying the drone. Likewise, the drone does not contain any internal storage, all photos and videos are also stored here.

Specifications

Flight timeUp to 13 minutes
Transmission distance 100 metres
Weight80 grams
Maximum speed68.4 kmph
Maximum ascent speed3 m/s
Maximum descent speed2m/s
Camera
Sensor
Max image size
Photography modes
Video recording modes  
1/2.3” CMOS; Effective pixels:12 MP 
4056×3040 pixels
Single shot, burst shooting, timelapse up to 4K UHD @ 30fps
SD CardUp to 128GB
Mobile appTello app
Live view quality[email protected]
GPS modeIn-built

The price for DJI Tello Global is Rs 18,900.

6. Drone K60 Pro

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Drone K60 Pro is one of the lightest drones on the market with only 249 grams. It has a compact size and has foldable arms. The drone is equipped with GPS+ optical flow positioning. It has a frontal 6K camera with a two-axis gimbal and remote angle adjustment. There is also a secondary 1080 p camera for ground view.

The drone has a flight time of up to 30 minutes and has 1200 metres of control range. The drone has 5Ghz HD wi-fi real-time image transmission. The drone automatically falls safely in case of a lost signal or low battery. It also has features like up/down, forward/backwards, turn left/right, sideward flight, one-key return, follow me and GPS positioning.

Specifications

Flight timeUp to 30 minutes
Transmission distance1200 metres
Weight249 grams
GimbalSingle-axis gimbal
Camera6K
Drone battery7.4V 2200mAh lipo battery 
Remote battery3.7V 180mAh built-in lithium battery
App controlledYes
Integrated GPSYes
Integrated cameraYes
Gyro6 axis

The price for Drone K60 Pro is Rs 27,500 and the buyer will get

  • 1 x RC quadcopter( with camera)
  • 1 x remote controller
  • 1 x 7.4V 2200mAh lipo battery
  • 2 x USB charging cable
  • 4 x propeller
  • 1 x screwdriver
  • 1x storage bag with the purchase

5. DJI Mini 2

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DJI Mini 2 is one of the lightest and most portable professional drones on the market. The portability of this drone makes it an ideal travel companion. Though the drone may be small in size, it has mighty features. DJI Mini 2 supports up to 10km of HD video transmission and has excellent anti-interference capabilities, giving you the ability to fly farther and see clearer.

Mini 2 can withstand winds up to 38kmph and take off a maximum altitude of 4,000 metres. It has a three-axis gimbal with four cameras that capture impressive photos and ultra-clear 4K videos. The 4x digital zoom makes it safer and more convenient when transitioning between shots of varying distance and composition. The drone also has facilities such as smart return to home, automatic takeoff and precise hovering. The editing and downloading of the photos from the drone to your smartphone are also very easy. There are various interesting photography and videography modes like drone, helix, rocket, circle and boomerang for the users to enjoy.

Specifications

Flight time31 minutes
Transmission distanceUp to 10 kms
Weight249 grams
Maximum speed16m/s
Maximum ascent speed4m/s
Maximum descent speed5m/s
Camera
Sensor
Max image size
Photography modes
Video recording modes  

1/2.3” CMOS sensor, 12MP
4000×3000 pixels
Single-shot, auto exposure
Up to [email protected]
SD cardUp to 256GB
Mobile appDJI fly
Live view quality[email protected]
GPS modeBuilt-in GPS+ GLONASS+GALILEO

The price for DJI Mini 2 is Rs 65,000 and the buyer will get DJI Mini 2 along with

  • Remote controller
  • Intelligent flight battery
  • Pair of extra propellers
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Gimbal protector
  • Micro-USB RC cable
  • USB Type-C RC cable
  • Lightning RC cable
  • Pair of extra control sticks
  • 6 x spare screw
  • Screwdriver
  • Limited one-year warranty on MC, gimbal camera, vision positioning system, remote controller, propulsion system (excluding propellers), battery charging hub and battery charger
  • Limited six-month warranty on battery (provided charge cycles are less than 200)

4. DJI Mavic Air 2

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Focused on consumer electronics, the Mavic series is one of the most popular mid-range drones around the world. Mavic Air 2 packs the features of a flagship drone.

It is the successor of the Mavic Air launched back in 2018. Though the characteristics remain the same, there is a massive upgrade on the new Mavic Air 2. The upgrade in design, camera performance, flight duration, and transmission system makes it more than “just an upgrade” from the Mavic Air. The drone has ultra-clear video and photo details. It can capture 8K Hyperlapse and Ocusync 2.0 gives video transmission up to 10 kilometres and in [email protected] It has features like optimised capture which integrates scene recognition, hyperlight and HDR into one mode for optimal results. The FocusTrack helps to capture professional-quality footage effortlessly.

The drone also has various safety features for the users. Mavic Air 2 supports dual-frequency communication and automatically switches to the best channel with the lowest interference in real-time. It also has an obstacle avoidance feature and advanced pilot assistance system for smooth following and reliable obstacle avoidance in a complex scenario. There is also a newly designed remote controller to improve the user experience.

Specifications

Flight time34 minutes
Transmission distanceUp to 10 kms
Weight570 grams
Maximum speed68kmph
Maximum ascent speed4m/s
Maximum descent speed3m/s
Camera 
Sensor
Max image size
Photography modes
Video recording modes  

1/2″ CMOS sensor, 12MP and 48MP
8000×6000 pixels
Single shot, auto exposure bracketing, panorama

Up to [email protected] fps
SD cardUp to 256GB
Safety featuresObstacle avoidance system, advanced pilot assistance system 3.0
Live view quality[email protected]
GPS modeBuilt-in GPS+GLONASS

The price for Mavic Air 2 is Rs 116,000 and the buyer will get

  • DJI Mavic Air 2
  • Remote controller
  • Intelligent flight battery
  • Battery charger
  • AC power cable
  • 3 x pairs of low-noise propellers
  • USB Type-C RC cable
  • Lightning RC cable
  • Micro-USB RC cable
  • Gimbal protector
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Pair of spare control sticks
  • Limited one-year warranty on the main controller, gimbal and camera, vision positioning system, propulsion system (excluding propellers), remote controller, charger and battery charging hub
  • Limited six-month warranty on battery (on the condition of less than 200 charge cycles)

3. Autel Robotics EVO II PRO 6K

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EVO II Pro 6K drone is for professionals. It offers a gimbal camera with variable apertures of f/2.8 to f/11 providing the user with a wide range of adjustment over how much the light enters into the sensor. The camera on the drone has an ISO of up to 6400 for the videos and 12,800 for photos. This drone provides high-end specifications and abilities for the optimum videography experience.

It has a remote controller with a 3.3” OLED screen and can transmit HD footage from nine km away. Other features of this drone include a one-inch sensor, hyperlight feature, 10HDR, dynamic track 2.0 and 360-degree obstacle avoidance. It can record videos in 6K and has 4x lossless in-camera zoom.

Specifications

Flight time40 minutes
Transmission distance9 kms
Weight1,174 grams
Maximum speed72kmph
Maximum wind resistance75.6 kmph
Maximum ascent speed28.8 kmph
Maximum descent speed14.4 kmph
Camera 
Sensor
Max image size
Photography modes
 
Video recording modes

1″ CMOS sensor
20MP
Auto-exposure bracketing, burst shooting, single shot
Up to [email protected]
SD cardUp to 256GB
Battery capacity7100mAh

The price for Autel Robotics EVO II PRO 6K in Nepal is Rs 255,000 and the buyer will get:

  • Autel Robotics EVO II PRO 6K Drone 
  • Remote controller
  • Carrying case
  • 2 x flight batteries
  • Micro-USB to micro-USB remote cable
  • Micro-USB to USB Type-C remote cable
  • Battery charger
  • 3 pairs of propellers
  • Micro-SD card holder
  • Limited one-year warranty

2. DJI Mavic 2 Pro (with DJI smart controller)

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The Mavic 2 Pro comes with all the features that a professional videographer needs. The Mavic 2 Pro has a Hasselblad camera with a 2x optical zoom feature. The camera captures and records HDR videos and photos. The inclusion of an f/2.8 to f/11 adjustable aperture has you covered for both high- and low-light environments, delivering bright and clear photos with a smooth video. The camera possesses Hasselblad natural colour solution (HNCS) technology, which gives the ability to capture up to 20MP aerial images in stunning colour detail, and with the 1″ CMOS sensor, the user can take advantage of the extensive ISO range of 3200 to 12,800. With HyperLight mode switched on, the Mavic 2 Pro can capture low-light images with reduced noise.

For safety, the Mavic Pro 2 has obstacle sensors. The Ocusync 2.0 system in the drone provides a high-quality and stable video feed. There is also real-time auto-switching between 2.4 and 5.8 GHz bands for the smooth transition. The Mavic 2 Pro is packed with features like precise recognition, trajectory prediction, high-speed tracking and obstacle sensing. It has low-noise propellers which make a video capturing easy without any distractions.

Specifications

Flight time30 minutes
Transmission distance10 kms
Weight907 grams
Maximum speed72kmph
Maximum ascent speed5m/s
Maximum descent speed3m/s
Camera     
Sensor
Max image size
Photography modes
Video recording modes  
1” CMOS sensor; effective pixels:20 MP 5472×3648
Single shot, burst shooting, AEB
[email protected]
SD cardUp to 128GB
Safety featuresObstacle sensing
Mobile appDJI GO 4
Live view quality[email protected]
Battery3850mAh
GPS modeBuilt-in GPS+GLONASS

The price for DJI Mavic 2 Pro with smart controller is Rs 280,000.

1. DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ V2.0

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The DJI Phantom 4 ProVersion 2 includes all the same great features as the original Phantom 4 Pro+ and even have several additional enhancements including improved resolution for on-controller live-view streaming, enhanced connectivity, reduced propeller noise, and more. The  Phantom 4 Pro+ Version 2 features a three-axis-stabilised gimbal camera with a 20MP 1″ CMOS sensor capable of shooting up to 4K60 fps video and photo bursts at up to 14 fps. It also utilises the flight autonomy system which includes dual rear-vision sensors and infrared sensing for a total of five directions of obstacle sensing and four directions of obstacle avoidance.

Instead of Lightbridge, the Phantom 4 Pro+ Version 2 now uses Ocusync, which enables improved live video stream performance. Other notable enhancements include lighter props and reduced overall takeoff weight, wireless integration with DJI Goggles, and bolstered transmission power. Like the original Phantom 4 Pro+, Version 2 comes with a controller that features an integrated 1080p display. The drone has some amazing intelligent flight modes like active track, return to home, tap fly, gesture mode and draw mode. In draw mode, the user can draw a flight path in real-time on the camera screen and the aircraft will compute a corresponding route.

Specifications

Flight time30 minutes
Transmission distance10 km
Weight1375 gram
Maximum speed72kmph
Camera
Sensor
Max Image size
Photography modes
Video recording modes

1” CMOS sensor; effective pixels: 20MP
5472 x 3648 pixels
Single shot, burst shooting
C4K up to 30fps
SD cardUp to 128GB
Mobile appDJI GO 4 app
Live view quality1080P @30fps
Battery6000mAh
GPS modeBuilt-in GPS + GLONASS

The price for DJI Phantom 4 ProVersion 2 is Rs 280,000 and the buyer will get:

  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro+ Version 2.0 quadcopter
  • Remote controller with integrated screen
  • 4 x pairs of propellers
  • Intelligent flight battery
  • Battery charger
  • Power cable
  • 16GB micro SD card
  • Gimbal clamp
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Carrying case
  • Limited one-year warranty

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