5 drones to consider for Christmas this year

This is an excerpt of a piece originally written for MarketWatch.com Read the entire story here.

Expecting a drone under your Christmas tree this year? You’re not alone: The Federal Aviation Administration expects that up to one million drones will be sold as Christmas presents this year.

Here are some of the drones worth considering:

BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 03: Visitors look at a Phantom 3 Standard quadcopter drone at the DJI stand during a press day at the 2015 IFA consumer electronics and appliances trade fair on September 3, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The 2015 IFA will be open to the public from September 4-9. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Your first drone

What: Phantom 3 Standard

Price: $699

Chinese drone-maker DJI’s Phantom 3 Standard is an ideal drone for amateur to semi-professional photographers or filmmakers. It’s ready to fly out of the box and has the ability to record 2.7K video and 12-megapixel photos.

For the dedicated photographer

What: Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K

Price: $1,199

This flying camera boats a 4K, 3-axis stabilized camera with ultra-high-definition resolution that is four times higher than HD. The Typhoon Q500 4K also comes with a built-in video feed to the transmitter, allowing pilots to see what the drone sees from their handheld RC transmitter.

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