The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K seems to have it all. This quadcopter shoots 4K video and 12-megapixel images, has a live-view remote and smartphone/tablet support, plus a stabilized camera mount that can track the user as it flies. Think ultimate selfies combined with a very capable manual quadcopter. This $1,299 drone isn’t cheap, but you get a lot for your money. However, some of the features are over complicated and awkward to use.
The Q500 is an attractive quadcopter with a bit of design flair in the form of the swept-back body and curved surfaces. It isn’t going to win any prizes for aesthetics, though: The shiny silver-and-white plastic skin of the body makes it look more like an oversize toy than the serious device it is. The Q500 is a quadcopter, so there are four propeller blades attached to four motors on each corner of the device, with two rotating clockwise and two rotating counterclockwise. It maneuvers by varying the speed of these motors; there are no ailerons, flaps or other flight surfaces.