When comparing 3DR Solo 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 Solo is ranked 12th. 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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Portable, weighting 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg) as a standalone or 3.9 lbs. (1.8 kg) with a GoPro and Solo Gimbal.
Pro Really fast
It is really fast, the maximum that the Solo can do is 55 mph (89 km/h). Made possible by its design and four 880 kV motors.
Pro Good range
It covers a good range, 6 miles (9.5km). Makes it suitable for almost anything you might want to do with it.
Pro Good flight time
The 3DR Solo can fly up to 20 minutes or 15 minutes with payload (camera).
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 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 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 Very stable
Overall, the Halo is a very strong and stable drone that does not lose control under strong winds.
Pro Relatively fast
The Halo Drone can reach speeds of up to 45mph.
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.
Pro Great design
The Halo Drone has a sleek, modern design with a grey body and orange highlights.
Con Doesn't come with a gimbal or camera
The basic pack of the drone doesn't come with a camera or gimbal.
Con Stability problems
Other users have reported that the drone may drift away even if you hit the stop button. This appears to be linked with the GPS problem.
Con GPS problems
Users have reported having GPS problems. This issue is likely due to the positioning of the module. Instead of having a small mast on top of the drone for GPS and dual GPS modules (one for US satellites and the other for Russian satellites), the single GPS is located under the battery, blocking signals from some angles.
Con Vulnerable to interference
Operates on 2.4GHz frequency, which is not ideal for drones if you fly it in a city where there is a lot of interference. Normal wifi networks use the 2.4GHz so interference occurs where there are many wifi networks.
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.