This $80 quadcopter is equipped with a 4K camera that can be held in your hand
Drones are interesting toys, but they can also enter photographers and videographers' gearboxes because they can capture aerial footage in ways that standard cameras cannot reproduce. Their prices have also fallen sharply. For example, the Ninja Dragon Vortex 9 quadcopter is equipped with a 4K camera that gives you a bird’s eye view of the world. You can buy one now for $80.
The Ninja Dragon is a quadcopter that pairs excellent flight control with high-quality video. Headless mode removes the need to adjust the positioning of the aircraft before you use it. A six-axis gyroscope allows for smoother travel and more responsive controls, excellent for quick adjustments and flying in unfamiliar terrain. The drone even has an altitude hold setting to stabilize its position, ideal for capturing an even view to observe the terrain around you or record it to review later. When you’re ready to end your flight, use the one-key automatic return so the Vortex 9 will find its way back to you.
The 4K camera on this little quadcopter is extremely detailed, allow
ing you to capture sharp aerial images that you simply can’t take from the ground. You can also get a live view from the perspective of the Ninja Dragon by connecting your smartphone and app. The drone is compact: under two inches tall and barely five inches long. You’ll be able to easily transport it using the included carrying case, which also fits the included controller and keeps both devices safe.
This tiny, handheld drone is an excellent tool for both recreational and professional use, giving you easy controls, responsive flight and 4K images you can see live or record for later. For a limited time, you can get the Ninja Dragon Vortex 9 for $80, a 46 percent discount.
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