Thanks to some useful accessories and a solid feature set, the smooth-flying, easy-to-use Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K quadcopter is a compelling package for video and photos in the sky or on the ground.
With a compact, collapsible body, modular camera system and up to 30 minutes of flight, Byrd shows a lot of promise.
Designed for use with DJI's Inspire 1 drone, the new cameras feature large image sensors and interchangeable lenses.
Robotic ball toy Sphero and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" astromech droid BB-8 are a match made in the Netherworld of the Force.
The DJI Inspire 1 offers an excellent aerial photo and video solution for professionals or well-heeled enthusiasts looking for a simple, ready-to-fly drone with camera-swapping potential.
The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced might still be pricy, but the combination of excellent camera and flight performance and a well-designed app and controller make this simple-to-fly drone an easy recommendation.
With its simple operation and great image quality, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is one of the best ways to get into aerial videography.
The Parrot Bebop Drone gets points for being a compact, durable, easy-to-use quadcopter for capturing good video and photos. Battery life, performance and overall value make it tough to flat-out recommend, though.
Just toss this compact quadcopter into the air and it takes flight, keeping its camera on you and whatever you do.
The Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo gives you a ground-level look at your environment as it spins and jumps at your command.
If you can live with its short flight times, the affordable, smartphone-controlled Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider is a great quadcopter for beginners and hobbyists.
Hands-on with the Sphero 2B phone-controlled robot, which features customisable tyres.
Version 2.0 of the iOS/Android-controlled Sphero rolls twice as fast, glows more brightly -- and now comes with ramps for your jumping pleasure.
The Yuneec Typhoon H is a well-equipped prosumer camera drone, but its build quality and lackluster user experience keep it off our short list.