Ultimate Drone Buying Guide for Total Beginners 2020

Ultimate Drone Buying Guide for Total Beginners 2020

Best Drones for beginners that still shoot pro quality video and photos compared.
Mavic Mini vs. Mavic Air 2 vs. Autel Evo II Pro 6K vs. Mavic 2 Pro vs. DJI Inspire 2 with X5S

Link to the Editing & Cinematography drone course, includes the drone business/marketing course now too so they are just one thing.
$100 Off because I love you I guess:
https://courses.dronelaunchacademy.com/p/aerial-video-a-to-z/?product_id=872022&coupon_code=GROOVYLITTLEDISCOUNT&affcode=58782_fajjfmbu

If you’re on a mega-budget, I should make an honorary mention to the good old Phantom 3 Standard. Shoots 2.7k on a 1/2.3″ sensor but shoots 12 megapixel RAW photos just like the bigger models. Its really capable and cheap as crap now because its old, should be able to find it used on Craigslist, Ebay, Facebook Marketplace, Offerup for like $250 or lower.

Mavic Mini – $400
2.7k and JPEG only but only $400 and can live in your pocket

Mavic Air 2 – $800
4K 1/2 inch sensor and REALLY bang for your buck at $800, such a good deal. 60fps as well.

Mavic 2 Pro – $1500
4K 1 inch sensor, 20 megapixel RAW photos. The holy grail, still worth it. Still worth just getting and not worth waiting on some Mavic 3 that’s ‘coming anyday’ just like the last 2 years, seriously.

Autel Evo II 6K – $1800 [NOT the 8K version please]
6K 1 inch sensor, 20 megapixel photos. More like 4K-equivalent really. Kind of weird, just got it so still testing but when you get over the odd stuff it has a GREAT picture, maybe on par with the Mavic 2 Pro, but not as intuitive, easy to fly, cool to show all the dads on the beach, or as feature rich. I’ll do a review later but so far has helped me pick up exactly 0 step-moms.

Inspire 2 + X5S camera – $8000+ Used
Shoots 5.2K RAW Video (literally filming in RAW photos)
5.2K 422 Prores and 4K Proress 4444 incase you know what that all means. Its an insanely high quality image that is mega flexible and so enjoyable just to watch ungraded b-roll with it, but man is it a pain in the butt to get out, lug around, deal with the attention and the noise it has. It’s more like a once in a while, Ace in the hole to blow something out the water or shoot Stock Footage and practice cinematography. Interchangeable lenses are really nice too.

50 Comments

  1. Desmend Yarbrough on April 30, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Good content… new subscriber based off your reviews on the drones here.



  2. P o o m on April 30, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    6:50 i really don’t think that scene looks bad
    but i guess i’m not too too picky yet with my video clarity and smoothness desires



  3. muTe BeasT on April 30, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I want to buy the mavic air 2 but there are allot of laws here for flying drones and it costs another €700 to follow a cursus and do a exam before I can fly the drone so I have no idea what to buy or to do



  4. B. Sara on April 30, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Me: looking at drones on amazon for less than $100
    Video: "IT’S A TOYYY ! "
    🀣🀣



  5. Damien Thorn on April 30, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    where was all this shot? I love the mountains with snow scene a lot.



  6. Alejandro Pineda on April 30, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    Hi! I found this video and i was wondering if any of these drones that you recommend are good for flying indoors. Like for an expo with a really high ceiling.



  7. Jay Garret on April 30, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Bro I just subscribed instantly!!!πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈβœ…πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’‘ awesome direct straight to the fucking point tutorial hands down!



  8. Al Maclang on April 30, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Nice video. Thanks for sharing. Like πŸ‘ and Subscribed.



  9. Panayot Hristov on April 30, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I like your video πŸ™‚ It’s almost makes me buying a drone.



  10. Val on April 30, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I have a Phantom 4 and am looking for a thermal imaging camera so I can look for lost dogs in the Mojave Desert. Any suggestions?



  11. Su4rubles on April 30, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    I genuinely appreciate the fact that you left in your little dyslexic moment. I feel normal now. Thank you πŸ˜‚



  12. Graham Fisher on April 30, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    absolutely brilliant video.
    I don’t know shyte about tech,
    but so clearly explained.

    no distractions from mental backgrounds music.

    your skills, show through in your filming.

    my like πŸ‘
    my subscription πŸ™Œ



  13. David Miller on April 30, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    So, drone complexity has become a photography issue and not that of flying a drone.
    It seems like the differences you make between the levels of models is the camera and software for photography.
    The ‘best beginner’ drone seems to be the mavic 2. For bang for your buck, has all the complexity of a professional instrument but still has easier editing files and ‘good enough’ image quality without heavy editing.
    Then the 2 pro for really serious videos. With very complex editing, but for image quality, well worth it. That is, if you know what you’re doing in the editing process.



  14. Miracle Isaac Dunigan on April 30, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    Hey bro, am soon starting my property show on YouTube and I’ve never used any of them. What drone do suggest cause if been learning videos editing and capture. Thank you



  15. Kasper Santos on April 30, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    this video is so good I added it twice to my bookmarks without realising it



  16. No bleaches? on April 30, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    The mavic pro my purpose is checking roof if there is a hole on the roof, land checking and scouting the terrain ahead on the lushy green mountain if there is a trail



  17. MynameaChef on April 30, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    10:57 Sony Vegas Pro is choice with the right plugins tho……



  18. No clout Chris on April 30, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    your videos are dam near therapeutic



  19. Cosmas Hono on April 30, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Now that’s what I call a straight-to-the-point and objective review without sounding like a salesman. You just got yourself a new subscriber.



  20. P o o m on April 30, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Where’s my $225.oo drone that takes decent quality videos ?
    I just need something that doesn’t have to go over 80 feet high and takes some vid
    C;mon man ! Anyone ? πŸ˜€



  21. Andy Leung on April 30, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Agreed with another comment, your video should have gone way over 10M by now. The one thing that impressed me the most is your presentation skill.



  22. The Stevie Guy on April 30, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Hi I am a photographer and I have really wanted a drone to take pictures. I noticed that the mavic mini covers my needs. I just want to know where can I buy this? (Im not buying any of the other ones because I’m just a kid and I don’t have too much money)



  23. B Dub on April 30, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Colin πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚



  24. Nobody Here on April 30, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    I know I am way after the point as I scroll through your older videos but I am really liking the straight forward approach you take. I just bought a DJI Air 2S. I have played around with a couple of toy drones but not any real ones like those sold by DJI. I have been a nurse since 1994 but I started having heart issues right before covid hit. I had heart surgery in June but I’m not the same and I can’t nurse anymore. I am hoping to primarily learn videography and stop sitting around waiting to "go back to normal" but I do not like being on medical disability so if I can find a way to start making some money at the same time, that would be fantastic. now…back to binging your content 😁



  25. HFδΊ—Ca2a on April 30, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    can you do a reaction on Power Egg X



  26. Adike Daniel TV on April 30, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    please what camera did you use to shoot your video??



  27. Sniper on April 30, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Great advice! I have a limited budget, so can’t buy multiple drones, I have yet to get my first drone and this video has helped a lot to decide. But now there is Mavic Air 2 S, I think it has a 1" sensor, descent price. Wondering if that would move it closer to Mavic 2 Pro. Mavic 2 Pro is slightly beyond my budget, maybe could find a nice used one that would move it into my budget. Otherwise, will probably start with Mavic Air 2 S.



  28. Al S on April 30, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Great video, thank you, I’m a 1st time buyer. No mention of battery time, and the type of batteries etc. If anyone can send me somewhere for answers, thank you for posting !



  29. Jason Oppong on April 30, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    DJI Mini SE out of the question?



  30. Atypical Paul on April 30, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    What’s the difference between the Mavic 2 and the air2s ?



  31. Low Voltage Ghost on April 30, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Now I know what to buy, thanks alot. Great Reviews.



  32. THOR 3599 on April 30, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    This was very informative. Thanks for the video!



  33. George Gichero on April 30, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    14:44 sold it for me!!



  34. Mike 1960 on April 30, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    which would you have the phantom 4 pro or +



  35. K9 on April 30, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    DJI = The best CHINESE drones that track your location. Right comrades? Ukraine drone operators know it all to well.



  36. howard mcmillian on April 30, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    14:45 that bit right there had me so hype.



  37. Tony Casende on April 30, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Can you do more videos about the inspire 2? I bought one at a great deal and I just need some pointers



  38. Matanui on April 30, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    5:00…. I feel like this aged poorly….and the mavic 3 is an example of that



  39. Chuck Chapdelaine on April 30, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    excellent lesson. you earned a subscriber!



  40. Melon on April 30, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Good video, but FPV drones are about 5x cheaper than you claimed, you can buy/build a very solid drone for $200, not including googles/controllers.



  41. Bhaltair on April 30, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Is some plastic more "plasticy" than others? Lol



  42. All Dj Hit Song on April 30, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Hi Uncle I am a Bangladeshi I had a lot of hobbies to buy a drone but I can’t afford to buy a drone.please you give me one drone uncle pleaseGive me a drone as a gift, you give many kinds of reviews



  43. milk boy srikant on April 30, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Best Really long lasting dron what



  44. Living in Jacksonville Florida on April 30, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Awesome content . Thank you



  45. Jay Garret on April 30, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    DOPE!



  46. Good life! Money Cash on April 30, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    For under $1000 dollars, What’s the best drone for making commercials for my business plus when having parties??



  47. Tim Carpenter on April 30, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    So funny



  48. Jarred on April 30, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Intro and channel name made me an instant sub



  49. Crypto Snacks on April 30, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    awesome video. much appreaciated thanks



  50. 2Bluzin on April 30, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    The Mini 2 now shoots in raw and 4k. Same size as the Mini, 249g. I wonder if you think that is good enough for Pro work?