Yuneec, a company with a big reputation in the field of electric aviation, announced a new drone on Tuesday. Dubbed the Typhoon Q500 4K, the gadget puts an emphasis on smart features, ease of use, and safety, the latter of which has become a big concern in the drone world.
Providing what Yuneec describes as an “unparalleled flying experience,” the Typhoon Q500 4K comes with a 12-megapixel camera, an ST10+ Personal Ground Station with 5.5-inch Android touchscreen, 3-axis gimbal, 25 minutes of flight time, and the ability to adjust video resolution, white balance, exposure and other camera settings on the fly. The camera sports a 115-degree wide-angle distortion-free lens, along with the ability to shoot 4K and 1080p video at 120fps. You can also shoot RAW images, giving users the ability to edit in post.
Additionally, the drone comes with geo-fencing capabilities, speed control, and follow me and watch me features. There are also a features called dynamic return home, low-battery return home and FCC no fly, which put emphasis on safety. Because, let’s face it, humans make bad decisions and need safeguards to ensure we’re flying drones in the safest possible way. We wouldn’t want these falling on people’s heads.
The bad news is that the Typhoon Q500 4K is on the pricier side at $1,299. Not exactly affordable for someone new to the world of drones. But if you’re a seasoned vet, and need a something with a ton of features, the Typhoon Q500 4K might be worth checking out.