Ranging from "tech toys" to entry-level hobby aircraft, these are typically compact, and while many have cameras, they tend to lack gimbal stabilization, optimal for YouTube sharing and first-person view (FPV), as opposed to filmmaking. Not only for fun, they are also popular as trainer aircrafts.
This middle territory encompasses most of the aerial imaging-focused aircraft, especially quadcopters. Generally they are designed to carry a GoPro HERO or similar camera that can be mounted with 2- or 3-axis gimbals to provide stabilized results for a variety of professional video and photo applications.
Professional UAVs will include most hexa-rotors and virtually all octo-rotors and up, as well as some specialized planes and gliders. These are designed specifically to carry hefty payloads, such as DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and even a growing number of compact cinema cameras for use primarily in video production.
Seeking some perspective? Sometimes a bird’s-eye view is what you need: and thanks to B&H’s growing drone selection, you can gain a whole new, mile-high point of view — easy!
Whether you’re in the market for a camera drone to take your photographic creativity to new heights, a racy remote control drone to live out your high-flying childhood dream or a professional aerial imaging tool, B&H is the best place to find equipment for your next excursion into the wild blue yonder. From DJI to Parrot, Hubsan to Yuneec, we stock more drones for sale than almost any other retailer. And if you’d like a firsthand demonstration, our NYC SuperStore’s state-of-the-art drone cage allows prospective drone pilots to test-fly select models, no strings attached.
What’s more, we keep highly trained product specialists on hand to answer your questions, so whether you’re looking to buy a drone as a hobby, for tournament racing, or to boost your aerial photography portfolio, you always have access to great advice—and great prices!