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Parrot - ANAFI 4K Quadcopter with Remote Controller - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews

88%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Had problems with camera, no support

    Posted
    cusedice
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I was really excited to be getting a drone with great video and picture capability. I was impressed with the packaging, and the drone appeared to be solid build quality right out of the box. I got the drone and controller all charged up, downloaded the app, did the update, and took it out for it's first flight. First flight - everything seemed to be working fine, but I couldn't figure out how to get the camera to pan up and down. After all, that is one of the major benefits of this particular model. I continued to fly for about 24 minutes anyway and put it back on the charger while I tried to figure out the camera. It turns out I was using the right button, it just wasn't responding. After un-installing the app and re-installing it; re-pairing the drone to my phone, and pulling the battery 4 times, it finally worked! Time for another flight! Second flight - I tried the launch mode this time, which is pretty cool. You basically throw the drone and it just stops and hovers in that spot. While it was hovering I tested the camera button, and the camera was moving! So off I sent the drone to get a picture of a beautiful sunset. I sent it straight up about 100 ft and snapped some pics. Then I brought it back down to about 20 ft and flew around for a minute. The drone was about 40ft away, at 20ft, and I still had a good video feed. It was starting to get dark and mosquitoes were out, so I pulled the stick back to fly it back in my direction. It started coming back, and as it got closer, I released the stick. It didn't stop. I pushed full forward on the stick. It didn't stop. I hit the Return Home button. It didn't stop. It hit a tree limb. It stopped. Then it fell 15-20ft into the grass and landed upside down. One small piece of plastic had broken but it was otherwise intact. I pushed the power button and it started right up. The propellers did their little movement and the camera panned around. Seemed like I was all set, although I was a little nervous that the drone has a supposed 2 mile range and at 20ft it was un-responsive. I launched it again and noticed I had no video feed. I can move the camera, but there is no picture. If I pan all the way down and push the button to take a picture, the camera just goes back to it's default position. So as of now, I have a really expensive quad-copter that can't take picture or video. I reached out to Parrot support 4 days ago seeking to troubleshoot this before I wrote a review. I've had no response. So I give it 2 stars because when I had those 5 minutes or so where everything was working, I could see the promise of this drone. The build quality is good as well. But lack of response from Parrot tech support, issues out of the box that a less technical person might not have been able to sort out, and losing the connection 20ft away, are why I deducted 3 stars. My neighbor has a DJI Mavic and has been able to fly it over a mile away from my back yard with no connection issues. It's possible that I just got a dud. Other reviews appear to be loving the drone. But for the cost of these, if you get one and it has any issues out of the box, don't try to troubleshoot it. Return it immediately. By the time support responds to you, you might be out of the return period.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    dont buy it

    Posted
    ABShobbyguy
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The problem with this drone is the same thing that makes it unique, the gimbal is just a great thing until you bump it into something and find out that it is flimsy and easy to damage. That's when you find out that it cant be repaired or replaced because parrot doesn't even sell the part to fix it. If I could get the part I could fix it myself .I have several drones and have repaired all of them when a problem arose that's part of the fun. I planed to do the same with this one, but the parts cant be found anywhere

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Decent features for a Drone

    Posted
    Orlandohoward
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    It is a great drone for what it does and it has great resolution for the camera. However the battery doesn’t last too long and it takes forever to charge. You must buy a SD card other wise you won’t be able to even record because 4K takes a lot of the memory. For the price it’s at, I find they can lower another $100 so I would not recommend it to anyone due to the price and the battery issues. The app for the anafi also needs work, sometimes it takes forever to connect. To upload videos to you phone it takes forever as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Drone but beware of the Vertical camera error

    Posted
    Ramon360
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got the drone it’s a good one the camera and zoom options flawless and battery good but the fact that it’s sitting in my closet collecting dust because a vertical camera error that doesn’t let it take off or work not happy 700$ dollars down

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wrong drone for the price point

    Posted
    MJHoyas
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I was looking forward to the Anafi. It has some cool features that stand out from the pack, but ultimately at this price point, it has too many flaws. Stick to DJI, for now. *Thanks to Best Buys great return policy, I was able to get the drone that ultimately worked best for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend