DJI Phantom 4 Pro £1,589
Art editor Andrew Beswick says: 2016 was the year that drones really came of age. Previously they could be seen by some as a risky investment, but the latest models are safe, reliable and actually not that expensive. My pick of the bunch is the Phantom 4 Pro from market leaders DJI. Its camera can record 4K footage and it has a maximum flight time of 30mins - more than enough to get some amazing aerial photography. The Phantom 4 has a top speed of 72 Km/h and can capture 20-megapixel stills from the Exmor CMOS sensor. With technology built in to help the drone sense (and avoid) obstacles, it’s not hard to see why photographers are snapping these up quickly. Aerial photography used to be the reserve of the rich who could afford helicopters, but this drone brings that exciting genre of photography to everybody.
The Phantom 4 is a speedy drone that shoots 4k.