Why do you want a long range camera drone? Are you a professional or is it just a hobby and you want this gadget just for entertainment? The answer would help a lot in choosing the right quadcopter especially if there is a chance that you are going to be overwhelmed by the pool of choices.

long range drone with camera

 ProductTech SpecsMax Flight TimeMax RangePrice
Walkera Scout X4Walkera Scout X4Can be changed from 4 to 8 Motors increasing Drone power and payload capability25 min1000 m
DJI Phantom 3 StandardDJI Phantom 3 Standard (Beginner Drone)Multiple Modes (Follow me, Auto Return) with 2.7K Video25 min500 m
DJI Matrice 600DJI Matrice 600 (Professional Aerial Photography)It needs to be almost fully assembled. Not Ready to fly. 35 min2500 m
DJI Inspire 1 ProDJI Inspire 1 Pro (Best For Filming)Offers unobstructured 360 shooting18 min2000 m

Walkera Scout X4

Walkera Scout X4

Although less professional but highly efficient, the Walkera Scout X4 is a durable piece of technology. It is ideal and practical for learning purposes. An excellent and amazingly affordable quadcopter that can fill your demand, the Walkera Scout has a maximum control range of 2.0 km, but users recommend not to fly it more than 1.5 km away.

FEATURES

Walkera Scout X4

  • Remote Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Control Range: 1.5 km
  • Flight Time: 25 Minutes
  • Charging Time: 2 Hours
PROSCONS
  • GPS installed
  • Built-in altitude lock
  • Built-in flight planner
  • Real time video transmission
  • Not very professional
  • Lesser control range than many
  • Might require FAA registration

DJI Phantom 3 Standard (Beginner Drone)

DJI Phantom

It, without a doubt, is DJI’s most successful invention and one of the most efficient drone series ever built in its price range. It has a flight control that feels like a dream. They advertise that it has a range of 3.0 km, but users have claimed it not to be exactly true however it has a set of features and specifications that can surely amaze you.

FEATURES

DJI Phantom

  • Remote Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Control Range: 2.5 km
  • Flight Time: 25 Minutes
  • Charging Time: 2 Hours
PROSCONS
  • GPS installed
  •  Auto pilot
  • Position lock
  • Built-in flight planner
  • Real time video transmission
  • Might require FAA registration
  • Might disturb flight control after 2.5 km
  • Somewhat expensive

DJI Matrice 600 (Professional Aerial Photography)

DJI Matrice 600

Ever heard of a programmable drone? The DJI Matrice 600 is built especially for developers. So if you are a developer, you shall instantly fall in love with this smart piece of technology because it has some customizable options and open source code customization. Download the DJI SDK and customize it according to your exact need. GOD! I am already in love with it.

FEATURES

DJI Matrice 600

  • Remote Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Control Range: 5.0 km
  • Flight Time: 40 Minutes
  • Charging Time: 2 Hours
  • Payload: 1 kg
PROSCONS
  • GPS installed
  • Built-in altitude lock
  • Built-in flight planner
  • Efficient and practical design
  • Expensive
  • Requires FAA registration

DJI Inspire 1 Pro (Best For Filming)

 

DJI Inspire 1

It is a beauty that drone enthusiasts dream of. This gadget has a built-in flight plan that can guide the quadcopter as per the input without the need to control the device during the flight. Highly professional, this drone is loved throughout the market and considered as one of the top shelf items.

FEATURES

DJI Inspire 1s

  • Remote Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Control Range: 5.0 km
  • Flight Time: 15 Minutes
  • Charging Time: 2 Hours
PROSCONS
  • GPS installed
  • Built-in altitude lock
  • Built-in flight planner
  • Real time video transmission
  • Position lock
  • Expensive (highly professional)
  • Requires FAA registration
  • Not suitable for indoors

 

Either if you want to look and work more professionally or just have a volley of fun, this list should serve the purpose. While there are many other options out there, it is completely up to you to make the right decision by knowing the exact requirements of your usage.