Invasion of the selfie drones
Few months ago I reviewed the FlyPro XEagle which was my first selfie drone. Shortly after, two new selfie quadcopters were revealed, the Wingsland S6 and the ZeroTech Dobby.
Till now, it looked like the big quadcopter brands have no interest in this market segment. As if they talked to each other, in the course of last 2 months Yuneec, GoPro and DJI announced their selfie drone quadcopters.
Although Yuneec was the first popular brand which announced a selfie drone, in my opinion their Breeze quadcopter seems to be the weakest in terms of features and specifications.
GoPro with their Karma becomes a new player in the word of quadcopters, which is really great because fierce competition should lead to lower prices.
Unfortunately, as the DJI Mavic Pro was just leaked out we have only slight specifications. Because the images with the DJI Mavic shows a very versatile quad with foldable design, I’m not expecting to be as cheap as the Yuneec Breeze.
Unlike all other selfie quadcopters, the GoPro Karma‘s camera is removable and can be used like a stabilized handheld action camera, which is really nice in my opinion.
According to the manufacturer’s specs, the Karma quadcopter is compatible with the GoPro Hero 4 (Session and Black), GoPro Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session cameras. Just like in case of the Yuneec 4k, GoPro includes a grip handle which allows comfortable ground usage.
The chart bellow will be updated as I find new and relevant details about these 3 selfie quadcopters.
Comparison chart of the best selfie drones
|Model Name||DJI Mavic Pro||GoPro Karma||Yuneec Breeze|
|Battery capacity||3s 3830 mAh||4s 14.8V 5100mAh||3S 11.1v 1150mAh|
|Max flight speed||64 km/h||36 KM/h||18 KM/h|
|Max flight time||Up to 27 minutes||Up to 20 minutes||Up to 12 minutes|
|Max video resolution||UHD 4K@30fps||UHD 4K@30fps||UHD 4K@30fps (3840 x 2160)|
|Gimbal||Yes, mechanical 3-axis||Yes, 3-axis||No, only electronic image stabilization|
|Real-time image transmission||HD 720P and 1080P with up to 7km range||HD 720P||HD 720P|
|Removable Camera for ground usage||No||Yes||No|
|Intelligent flight modes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Mobile APP||Yes||GoPro Passenger App||Breeze Cam|
|Obstacle avoidance||Yes||No||Infrared positioning sensors|
|Price||$999||$1099 with Hero5 Black||$499|
|Manufactures home page||DJI||GoPro||Yuneec|
As you can see in the images bellow, the DJI Mavic Pro has the most high-end design.
Images with the 5 best selfie drone quadcopters in 2016
DJI, just announced their “Spark”. This will be the real competitor for the Yuneec Breeze.
I read that the DJI Spark have half the price of the Mavic. While both models comes with 4K camera.
GoPro Karma is dead!!!!
The manufacturer calls them back, because they has some performance issue.
The GoPro Karma also has power lost issue during operation, which is worst nightmare of drone pilot.
Yes, the Karma losses power and is falling out of the Sky like a stone :(
GoPro Karma Second Edition was just anounced. NO more buggy flight controller. I also expect some price drop on the Karma
My DJI Mavic “Pro” crashed after two weeks :((
They want to offer me 15% discount if purchase a second one……
The DJI Mavic has 1080P FPV and 15Km flight range, but definitely not the image quality as the GoPro Karma has.
ActionMan, flying above your field of view is totally illegal!!!! BTW, there is a range difference between EU and US (FCC and CE)?
Breeze is different category in terms of pricing and ease of use, it’s a real flying camera made for selfie market, 370g with prop guards makes it the safest for first time users.
If still doubt the video and picture quality, go view the replies on Amazon.
Yes, Breeze is out of the equation, compared to the Mavic and the Karma is just a simple RC toy…
Please update you table, the DJI Mavic Pro has 1080p (FullHD) real time image transmission!
Also with that it can be controlled through smartphone.
Dude, the Mavic Pro, has up 7 KM HD live-video transmission, no other drone has this kind of feature!
I received the Yuneec Breeze about two weeks ago, it is super light and you can take it with you everywhere. I was impressed with how the propellers and legs fold up.
The drawback of this compact design is that not has a brushless gimbal like the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic.
Please can you share me some videos recorded with the Breeze. I wan’t to compare it against the GoPro Karma (Hero 5 Black).
Yes, you have right the GoPro Karma looks like the best selfie drone.
You should wait for the DJI Mavic, as I know will have obstacle avoidance system. Which is absolutely need for a true autonomous flight.