There are a lot of drones on the market. Some are toys or racing machines with no real camera, some are equipped with expensive DSLR-level cameras, and then there are the drones that most of us are likely to buy.

DJI Mavic Air 2 flying nose

In terms of a medium cost drone with an above average camera experience, the list is very short. Perhaps the best option available: The DJI Mavic Air 2.

DJI Mavic Air 2 highlights

  • Significant camera upgrade to 48MP
  • Super smooth gimbal
  • Very portable
  • Class-leading battery life (at launch)
  • Class-leading connectivity range (at launch)

There are pros and cons to any drone, and those will differ based on your specific needs. The best camera drones are large machines, and very expensive. Toy drones are affordable, small, and easy to lug around, but do not have cameras worth their weight. The middle ground is a set of consumer drones that balance portability with performance.

We are pleased that the list of reliable and worthy consumer drones is always growing. The DJI Mavic…