GoPro may not be as hot as it once was a few years ago but there’s no denying that it still remains popular especially to adventure-minded people. Are you one of those folks who own a GoPro camera and would want to use it on a drone? The good news is that there are plenty of GoPro drones in the market to choose from.
In choosing a drone where you will mount your GoPro camera, there’s one thing that you should remember— you need to find a drone that’s sturdy. Don’t buy a drone that can crash or fly off at any given time. Why? GoPro cameras aren’t expensive by any definition. The last thing you want to happen is for the camera to get damaged because you mounted it on a wobbly drone. You should also get a drone that is stable so that the GoPro camera can record good quality video, or footages that aren’t shaky.
Some of the best-rated drones for GoPro cameras are the following:
- Yuneec Typhoon G
Yuneec is a brand known for easy-to-fly drones. While Yuneec is a brand that is often associated with drones built for aerial photography and videography, the Typhoon G is surprisingly its only model designed for GoPro cameras.
It features a three-axis gimbal for the GoPro which stabilizes the camera while it is in mid-air. The drone also boasts of a SteadyGrip that adds to the stability of the camera, especially when capture footage from the ground.
The Yuneec Typhoon G is also easy to fly and equipped with functions such as Follow Me and Home modes. Plus, it has a good flight time of around 20 minutes.
GoPro Karma is the first quadcopter from GoPro. And because the same action camera company designed it, this drone is perhaps the best unmanned aerial vehicle that you can get for your GoPro camera. It is easy to fly and can produce fantastic video and still images.
The GoPro Karma can fly up to 20 minutes. It is pretty big but can be folded to a more compact size, so you can stuff it in your backpack.
It’s also pretty stable despite being bigger than most drones designed for action cameras. It’s stable in midair, even during a windy day.
- 3DR Solo
3DR Solo is the main drone from 3DRobotics, which used to be one of the major competitors of DJI.
This drone is made especially for the GoPro Hero4. One thing you’ll notice about the drone is its size. It is very small, lightweight and compact. It is also very easy to fly, with flight modes such as Follow Me, Selfie and Orbit.
It comes with a standard holder for GoPro cameras. The holder can only place the GoPro camera at a fixed angle. You can also add an optional gimbal to add stability to the camera. It features several rubber isolators to prevent vibrations from transmitting to the camera and affecting the footage in the process.