Flying a drone is very cool. Isn’t it? It becomes a passion nowadays. Whether you are a YouTuber, Filmmaker,  a wedding photographer, an aerial videographer, a wildlife tracker, or only a drone hobbyist, flying drone is becoming more and more exciting day by day.

Flying drone was illegal earlier in India, but India’s aviation regulator has published the new rules, and flying a drone is legal now in India. Therefore, now you can buy a drone and start shooting some awesome aerial footage.

However, every drone camera has its unique features. But, some drone cameras come with all features such as robust stabilization, return to the home, active track, tap to fly, and obstacle sensors, which makes flying a drone straightforward and hassle-free.

Apart from the above, we should also keep in mind the important features like reliability, affordability, portability, before purchasing a drone. Worry not; you will be able to choose the right drone for you by the end of this post.

Since there are many drones available in, We have done a comprehensive review of every drone and curated a list of the best drones in India.

Best Drone Camera In India

An intelligent camera in a group package

Weight: 860g / 1.9lb | Dimensions (egg): 178 x 102 x 102mm | Dimensions (drone mode): 427mm diagonal | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K @ 60fps | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 30 minutes (dry mode) | Max Range: 6 km / 3.7mi | Max Speed: 65kph / 40mph

Mavic 2 is one of the best DJI drone cameras available in India, which is packed with all advanced features to fulfill requirements for a professional or hobbyist.

DJI launched Mavic in 2016 and replaced what was possible with the best camera drone, making it possible to fold and carry a decent-quality lens without being too heavy or bulky. By 2018 the folding Mavic series is updated into four versions.

From the cheapest to the most expensive, i.e., Mavic Mini, Mavic 2, Mavic 2 Zoom, and Mavic 2 Pro. The last two have similar airframes, but fundamentally different camera units.

The latest Mavic 2 comes in two editions Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, with DJI’s latest three-axis gimble technology to ensuring most stabilized footage. And introduced a handy fold-out controller that was more in common with a PlayStation than massive radio controllers of its hobby era.

Mavic 2 Pro with Hasselblad Camera comes in 1-Inch Sensor and offers a more excellent image quality with higher light and color performance.

It captures 20 megapixels amazing pictures with sharp details. Furthermore, Mavic 2 Pro supports a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile that produces a higher dynamic range for more adaptability in the grading.

On the other side, Mavic 2 Zoom is all about a dynamic perspective. Along with a 2x optical zoom lens that offers more excellent safety, efficiency, and more creative opportunities.

The 48 mm focal length compresses your perspective, enhancing the parallax effect for a classic cinematic look, and Mavic 2 Zoom gives access to Dolly Zoom.

Both editions of Mavic 2 record 4K with an advanced H.265 compression (at a maximum of 24fps). Also, It can capture slow-motion video up to 120 fps at 720p, and 96 fps at 1920 x 1080 full HD, as well as It, claims one of the most distant ranges of 8 kilometers and one of the most extended flight times of 31 minutes in a single charge.

The zoom is our favorite because it has a 2x optical zoom lens (with an effective focal length range of 24–48 mm). Mavic Zoom edition gives real creative options in terms of lens compression.

However, Mavic Zoom sits in front of a 1 / 2.3 “12-megapixel camera topped at 3,200 ISO. Even at launch. It was a bit disappointing, though 4K video up to 30fps and 100mbps is of high quality, and DJI’s app functionality and Provides an excellent balance of power.

The only real complaint about the Mavic 2 is the lack of 60fps at 4K, and in fact, the side sensors don’t do much except for the false sense of security

Pros

Very portable

Adjustable Aperture

Support Enhanced HDR Photo

Optical Zoom (on the Zoom model)

Hybrid Auto Focus (on the Zoom model)

Free Hyperlapse and Active Track 2.0

Low-Noise Propellers 

Cons

Very Expensive 

No 60fps for 4K

Most suitable for the beginner

Weight: 249g | Dimensions (folded): 140×82×57mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 2.7K at 24 or 30fps | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 30 minutes (2400mAh) | Max Range: 4km / 2.5 miles | Max Speed: 47kph / 29mph

Mavic Mini is another best drone from DJI. It is very foldable, small, and light enough to take nearly anywhere with a good camera.

Back in 2016, the limit was technology; now, a new artificial dividing line has been added by regulation. As now require the registration of any drone weighing more than 250g in India.

To continue to grow their market, DJI’s R&D team have done wonders to cut as much weight as possible from their existing designs, and have managed to cut the price at the same time.

The drone supports 2.7K Quad HD videos and has a 3-axis camera stabilization gimbal, meaning footage looks stable and ultra-smooth.

At 12 megapixels, stills are broadly similar to a decent phone (but of course from rather more interesting aerial angles!).

The main disadvantage is video quality, as Mavic Mini can only capture 2.7K videos(almost half of the pixels as 4K), so the video has slightly more artifacts and won’t be as smooth as then that from his big brother Mavic 2 Pro.

However, This is the best drone for beginners or who want to have a drone in their camera bag.

Pros

Very lightweight and portable

Easy-to-fly

Registration Free 

Cons

Does not Capture RAW images 

No 4K

Weight: 570g | Dimensions (folded): 180×97×84mm | Dimensions (unfolded): 183×253×77mm | Controller: Yes | Video resolution: 4K 60fps | Camera resolution: 48MP | Battery life: 34 minutes (3500mAh) | Max Range: 18.5km / 11.4mi | Max Speed: 68kph / 42mph

Mavic Air is one of the best drone from DJI’s Mavic Series. It is tiny in size but capable of shooting HD videos.

But, recently, DJI has launched the upgraded version of this beast, Mavic Air 2, which is now able to shoot 4K videos at 60fps.

Similarly to DJI’s Mavic series, The Mavic Air is DJI’s mid-tier entry in its small, folding drone series. Thanks to its design, it can be fit in most camera bags.

This beast supports 4K footage at 60fps at 150 bit/per second, 48-megapixel photos. Also, Mavic Air 2 is packed with the three-axis gimbal to make footage super-smooth and steady.

Apart from this, the flying time has extended from 21 to 34 min, and it allows us to shoot 8K hyper-lapse, new quick shot modes.

This drone is also the first one to offer 240 frames per second slow-motion videos. That allows you to slow down footage ten times.

The new Mavic Air 2 is an undeniable win for DJI and the consumer market. Buying this drone with super Image quality, compact in size, and extended battery life will be a dream for every drone lover.

Pros

Portability

•  60fps 4K video

Cons

No side or top sensors

Internal storage could be bigger

Decision

Since we are in the era of the digital world increasing demand for unique video content is natural. Everyone tries to create something unique and eye-catching. Hence, some of us try to do something different with their videos.

So drone makers have started producing new and advanced features into drones. which allows us to capture aerial footages. But it’s very important to choose the right gadget for your need. And I hope this blog helps you to choose the right drone for you.

But it is highly recommended to know all the laws before purchasing any drone in India. To know more about the laws please visit digitalsky.com.

I hope you have made your mind to go for any of the above drone. but still, if you have any questions, or you are already having a drone and want to add anything, please comment below in the comments section.

About the Author

Arun Sharma

Founder & Editor

I am a VFX Artist and have been working in the VFX industry since 2010. Most recently, I have worked in 1917 and The Lion King movies. The artistic drive and the technical challenges of an artist are a perfect fit for me. I love expanding my knowledge as well as helping other colleagues.

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