The Yuneec Q500 Typhoon 4K may be lesser known than DJI’s products, but it’s an excellent and cheap camera drone. Besides a cool design and good price point, you get 4K video and slow-motion capabilities. Sounds promising? Let’s talk details!
The Typhoon 4K is ready to fly right out of the box and offers sharp 4K UHD video at 30fps as well as 1080p Full HD video at 120fps. The latter allows for seriously cool-looking footage that shows every detail of what you’re filming. The camera is supported by a high-quality, three-axis gimbal that mechanically stabilizes it. There is also a live video downlink directly to the remote controller’s built-in screen. The drone has a no-distortion lens that’s as good as DJI’s, and you can even control the white balance and light exposure on the fly. Furthermore, you can adjust the camera, change the tilt angle, and more to create perfect shots. All these features can be controlled using Yuneec’s CGO3 mobile app.
On paper, the Yuneec Q500 Typhoon 4K matches the video and photo specs of the DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Phantom 4. The main difference is that the Typhoon is designed to be a cheap drone with camera. Some control features, customer support, and engineering details are not as polished as DJI’s premium offering, but you can also get the Typhoon at an excellent price for a 4K UHD video drone. So if you’re looking to save money, the Typhoon 4K is a smart choice that has lots to offer. If instead, you’re looking for the very best high-end video drone and don’t mind the extra investment for extra quality, choose the DJI Mavic Pro, the DJI Phantom 4, or even Yuneec’s top-of-the-line Typhoon H Pro. Rest assured, all these choices are very good quadcopters with camera.