What is a selfie drone?

Simply put selfie drones have the technological features to take aerial selfies without much fuss. Drones have become so advanced now that you do not even need a controller to control certain drones,a gesture of your hand and the drone will follow your command.

Selfies in this time and age are not confined to mobile phones  anymore. Now you have the opportunity to capture your moments through many super advanced drones for selfies! These little flying robots  make sure that the right selfie is taken from the right angle at the right moment. These drones are portable, user-friendly, high-tech and lightweight, which not only allows you to carry them anywhere anytime but you do not have to be a professional photographer in order to operate them either.

These drones are gaining immense popularity due to the growing trend of wanting to take selfies wherever you are. With some of these selfie drones having a flight time of around 30 minutes, they serve as the perfect gadget for high quality drone selfies at events like concerts,wedding functions,travelling and many other outdoor activities that you may want to document.

Instead of carrying large equipment to these functions, a simple portable drone along with its tiny batteries will serve you right!

If you are on social media (and lets face it most of you are) selfie drones will wow your friends with their ability to take stunning aerial selfies. Be it your best friend’s wedding or your sister’s baby shower, a rock concert or a casual day out with friends, these selfie drones will make a great way to spruce up your social media accounts.

Who would have ever thought that with all the advancements that drones are making,that one of the most trending uses for small compact drones with HD cameras woulld be to take selfies with.

Which ever selfie drone you choose,one of the most important factors if not the most important factor to take into consideration is the camera quality.

Because lets face it,there are some drones you can take selfies with but the image quality wouldnt be really worth it. Which is this list only contains drones with awesome cameras perfect for taking pictures with.

Most of the drones on this list come with true HD cameras apart from the last one (the Elfie drone),I included it because it is cheap and is perfect to take with you anywhere you want.

My No.1 Selfie Drone – The DJI Tello

My no.1 choice for the best selfie drone goes to the newly released Tello drone from DJI and Ryzetech. It is the first drone from DJI that is under $100,for such a relatively inexpensive drone,it comes with some powerful features. One of these features includes EZ shots which makes it easy for anyone to take awesome images and videos and share them on social media VIA the Tello App. With its 5MP camera and brilliant image stabilisation software,taking selfies will be a breeze. It weighs less than 100g and this makes it the perfect travel drone which means you will be able to capture all the magical moments you have with friends and family. Other features include automatic take-off and landing,3D flips and collision detection technology,all in all, this is a very fun and safe drone to fly.

Key Features

  • 720p Camera
  • 5 MP
  • Autonomous Flight modes 
  • 13 min flight time
  • Collision Detection Technology
  • 100m transmission range

Most Advanced Selfie Drone – The DJI Mavic Pro

If you’re one of those people who travel light and who love to capture every single moment along the way, then mark my words, the  DJI Mavic Pro will prove to be a worthy travel partner for you in all your adventures. Don’t let its small size fool you though, as on the inside this attractively small yet technologically advanced drone has a highly complex system that makes the Mavic Pro one of DJI’s most sophisticated flying robots ever.  This is my favourite drone,it is the most technologically advanced drone on this list and it can do way more than just taking cool selfies,this drone can take 4K videos and 12 MP still images. It is a drone for everyone and makes an awesome drone for photography.

Key Features

  • 4K@30FPS
  • 12 MP
  • Several Intelligent Flight Modes
  • 27 min flight time
  • Obstacle Avoidance Technology
  • Over 4 miles transmission range

The DJI Spark

Available in 6 super attractive colours, this stunning compact drone comes with 4 intelligent flight modes including a gesture mode for taking awesome selfies. With its high-performance lens, the 2 axis Gimbal stabilisation feature allows the DJI Spark to capture stunning high-resolution videos and images without distortion.The DJI Spark is the perfect selfie drone as you can fit it in the palm of your hands and launch it with it without the need for a controller.With the DJI GO APP you can take selfies,edit them within the app and share them on social media.With its obstacle avoidance feature and fail-safe system,it is a drone for level of drone fliers.It has all the major features that come with DJI drones without the high price tag. A legitimate alternative to the Mavic Pro.

Key Features

  • FHD 1080p@30FPS
  • 12 MP
  • 16 min flight time
  • Several intelligent flight modes
  • Mechanical gimbal for smooth images
  • Over 1-mile transmission range

Yuneec Breeze

The Yuneec Breeze selfie drone is Yuneecs answer to DJI’s Mavic,although not as technologically advanced it still has some awesome features including intelligent flight modes.It may surprise you that despite its size,it comes with an awesome 4K camera that stunning videos and 13 MP still images.The Breeze is controlled via your smartphone or tablet through the Breeze Cam app. It weighs less than 400g which makes it brilliant for travelling with. It has several flight modes including a selfie mode that you can wow your friends with. You can also edit and share your selfies straight from the app. A fantastic drone with awesome features and not just for selfies.

Key Features

  • 4k Camera
  • 13 MP still images
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • 12 min flight time
  • Infrared positioning sensors for indoor flight

Hover Camera (Or Passport Drone)

Created specifically for taking aerial photography on the go,this drone that resembles a large passport (hence the name) comes ready to fly with a digitally stabilised 4K camera. It has some really cool features like follow me and orbit mode but its best feature is the intelligent facial recognition algorithm.It will follow you just by facial recognition and with it take stunning images with the 13 MP camera or record videos in UHD 4K.It is very lightweight and folds up into the size of a notebook,the blades are enclosed so no chance of hurting yourself and it is great for indoors and outdoor flying.I should also mention that the Hover drone camera only works with iOs,so you will need to have either an iPad or iPhone to operate this drone. Which is a disappointment for those using other operating systems,maybe somewhere in the future they will make it compatible with Android.

Key Features

  • 4K camera 
  • 13 MP
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • Facial recognition feature
  • 10 min flight time
  • Safe design

Dobby Selfie Drone

The Dobby selfie drone from the Chinese drone company,Zerotech,is one of the smallest on this list and comes bearing some powerful features.

Its designed to be carried around in your pocket and weighs 199g,the arms fold in and out and is made of plastic.At the front, there is a 13-megapixel camera that can take pretty awesome images and also record videos in HD. The drone is controlled by your smartphone or tablet,you will have to download the Do.Fun app which is available for both iOs and Android. There are a few intelligent flight modes including one that orbits a chosen subject matter and another flight mode that will track you. It has facial recognition features that is great for selfies but it only works in close proximity to whoever has the control.

Key Features

  • 1080p camera
  • 13 MP for still images
  • Drone is controlled via the Do.Fun app 
  • Has a facial tracking feature that will be perfect for selfies
  • Compact design with foldable arms
  • Weighs 199g
  • 9 minute flight time

Eachine E56 720P Drone

 One of the less expensive selfie drones, the Eachine E56  is a pretty cool selfie drone that has a very unique one handed controller. The controller comes with something called a gravity sensor which basically means that when you tilt the controller the drone will also tilt in that direction

The drone comes with a 720p HD camera and with its altitude hold feature,this drone can deliver some pretty good aerial shots.

If you’re not looking for anything else other than just have some fun and take some selfies and don’t mind the overall quality of the images,the Eachine E56 will be a perfect fit.

 

Key Features

  • 720p Camera
  • Altitude hold for selfies
  • 6 axis gyroscope for more balance during takeoff and flight.
  • Foldable design (Good for travelling with)
  • One key return
  • 7 min flight time

Summary

So are you ready to take your selfie game to the next level? Which selfie drone caught eye and why? I would love to hear your thoughts on this new trend for using drones.

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