When comparing 3DR IRIS+ vs Halo Drone, the Slant community recommends Halo Drone for most people. In the question“What are the best follow drones?” Halo Drone is ranked 3rd while 3DR IRIS+ is ranked 14th. The most important reason people chose Halo Drone is:
The Halo Drone comes equipped with a great 4K camera capable of capturing high-quality photos and videos. It comes with a lens that has a 115 degrees FOV and that can take smooth videos and pictures with little to no shakiness. It can record videos at different resolutions and framerates. However, the max. framerate depends on the resolution the video is being captured in: - 4K up to 30FPS - UHD up to 60FPS - FHD up to 60FPS - HD up to 120FPS
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Pro Operating frequency
Unlike most drones, which use 2.4GHz WiFi, the IRIS+ uses either a 915 MHz or a 433 MHz frequency, which means much less interference than with 2.4GHz.
It has on board GPS, so you can plan your next flight before the drone takes off.
Pro Good flight time
The flight time changes depending on load, but it is between 16-22 minutes, which is a pretty standard fly time for drones.
The drone is pretty fast, reaching a top speed of 40mph.
Pro Great video and photo capturing capabilities
The Halo Drone comes equipped with a great 4K camera capable of capturing high-quality photos and videos. It comes with a lens that has a 115 degrees FOV and that can take smooth videos and pictures with little to no shakiness. It can record videos at different resolutions and framerates. However, the max. framerate depends on the resolution the video is being captured in:
- 4K up to 30FPS
- UHD up to 60FPS
- FHD up to 60FPS
- HD up to 120FPS
Pro Extremely portable
The Halo Drone is very portable and can easily be taken anywhere with you. It weighs around 1.3kg and has a diagonal length of 430mm. What's more, is that all four arms are foldable which greatly decreases the size and lets you put it in a normal backpack easily. The foldable design also protects the delicate parts of the drone and keeps them from getting damaged when carrying the drone around.
Pro Camera can be used without the drone
This drone's camera can be removed and used as a standalone camera.
Pro Great design
The Halo Drone has a sleek, modern design with a grey body and orange highlights.
Pro Very stable
Overall, the Halo is a very strong and stable drone that does not lose control under strong winds.
Pro Good build quality
The Halo drone is made from high quality materials which do not break easily. It's very sturdy and feels great to the touch.
Pro 7 advanced follow modes
This drone comes with 7 different smart follow modes that you can use to shot video automatically, while the drone follows you, or another target, around.
Pro Relatively fast
The Halo Drone can reach speeds of up to 45mph.
Pro Camera can be removed
I am able to take off the 4k camera and use it for other sports.
Pro Excellent sensor
Built with a Sony IMX377 sensor.
Pro Decent flight times
The battery lasts an average of 22 minutes of flight time. This is a pretty decent battery life, when compared to other drones at this price range.
Con High price
This drone's price is quite high, considering what you get when you purchase it.
Con Looks like a toy
The drone doesn't look very good: its designed more like a toy than a drone.
Con Does not come with a gimbal or camera
If you want to take aerial shots, you will need to purchase a gimbal and a camera separately.
Con Camera settings can't be changed from the app or remote
The camera capture settings can only be set before flying since the app and remote do not have support for changing them.