NOTE: Yuneec has since come out with an upgraded 4K model of this quadcopter with better specs. A complete package with case, two batteries, handheld gimbal attachment and more is currently available at Amazon. The camera in this model is far superior to the original.
The electric aviation company Yuneec has released the RTF (Ready to Fly) Q500 Typhoon quadcopter – their first entry into the video/photo category. Despite all of the interest in drones, there are very few models currently on the market which are purpose made for best performance in APV (Aerial Photography and Video. A short list would include these:
1. DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ – This model is – by far – the most popular in the Yuneec Q500 – Yuneec makes them for Horizon (owner of the Blade brand). It holds a small part of the market compared to the DJI model and, while it sells for about $200 less, does seem to provide less in terms of a reliable and stable video platform (short flight times, some reliability questions, etc.).
3. This model – the new Yuneec q500 Typhoon.
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