I have flown many drones over the past four years, and I am now a professional, FAA 107 licensed drone operator. I have over 1000 hours of flight time flying drones, and I have flown and researched nearly every drone on the market. I have flown drones for Hollywood feature films, and I've worked with Emmy Nominated Director/Writer Andrew P Jones, working side-by-side with him to capture exactly what he needed. I have flown drones manufactured by many different companies, and I can say without hesitation that DJI produces the best drones on the market. They manufacture drones that cost over $12,000, and they've put more money and time into research and development than any other company in the world. Their consumer drones have the same, superior quality as their professional drones.
The Yuneec Typhoon H is a decent drone for beginners, and it performs according to its specifications. Its camera is 4K, but you must take into account the size of the imaging sensor. Yes, it has a resolution of 4K, but since the imaging sensor is so small, it struggles to produce a quality image in low light. The Yuneec doesn't have a mechanical shutter, and its optics and imaging chip don't come close to the size and quality of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Also, compare the bit rate at which the two drones record footage. Yuneec doesn't come close to the P4P.
The Yuneec's movements are fluid, but no where close to the fluidity of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. The Yuneec drone has a range of less than 1 mile, which means its signal output is much weaker than the P4P. This means that when you are filming in areas with many obstacles nearby, the range is easily cut in half. You will be highly disappointed with this range once you start getting comfortable operating the drone. The Phantom 4 Pro has a range of over 4.3 miles, and it transmits using the 2.4 GHz spectrum as well as the 5.8 GHz, which helps eliminate interference, giving you the full 4+ mile range. The sensors on the Phantom 4 Pro (P4P) are much more advanced, as they can detect obstacles from 90 feet away, even when travelling at high speeds. It detects obstacles in 5 directions and prevents accidental collisions.
The battery life of the P4P is rated at 30 minutes (depending on conditions), and the camera on the P4P is far superior to the Yuneec. The P4P has a 1-inch 20MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is typically only found on drones that cost thousands of dollars more. As a professional drone operator, I cannot recommend spending $1500 on a Yuneec Typhoon H, when you can purchase a DJI Phantom 4 Pro for the same price. DJI manufacturers a majority (80%) of the drones that are used to film Hollywood movies. DJI quality is superior to any other drone manufacturer. If you want to purchase a "toy", buy the Yuneec, but if you want a drone that is manufactured by the industry leader which is capable of producing professional quality footage, DJI is the only brand that should be considered. I'm not compensated in any way for writing this review. I have no affiliation with DJI, I just simply can't stand to see someone spend their money on an inferior product. I have built drones, repaired drones, and flown over 1000 hours, so I know just about everything there is to know about consumer drones. Please take a moment to check out the Phantom 4 Pro website at: https://store.dji.com/product/phantom-4-pro?from=menu_products
Research every aspect of the drone, then compare it to the specifications of the Yuneec Typhoon H. There's no comparison. Also, I recommend going to YouTube and looking up Phantom 4 Pro footage (preferably videos shot by professionals), then look up the footage shot by the Yuneec Typhoon H. Again, no comparison.
This is a substantial investment for many people, so take a little time and do your research. Why not buy a professional grade drone instead of spending your money on a toy? Take my advise for what it's worth, but I've been in the drone industry for years, and professional cinematographers only use DJI. The difference between the two is literally night and day. Please, please do your research, and you will find that the Yuneec cannot come close to the quality and performance of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro.