DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter

Capturing shots from otherwise impossible vantage points is now a cinch thanks to DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+, a highly capable quadcopter outfitted with impressive filming capabilities. Phantom’s feature list starts with an HD 1080p camera that shoots 30 frames per second (or 60 at 720p) with tilt control for setting up stunning flyovers, going as far as filming straight down. A 3-axis stabilizer ensures your footage is smooth through both tight turns and turbulence, also helped by a GPS auto-pilot system that offers position holding, altitude lock, and stable hovering for distraction-free shooting. Controls are managed via a 2-joystick controller with a WiFi range extender (to connect with your ‘copter as far as 700 meters away) plus a mount for your smartphone for in-depth camera control and a live feed of what’s in the Phantom’s crosshairs.

Preorder on Amazon – $1,300