FPV vs Normal DJI Drone: Which One is Best For You?

FPV vs Normal DJI Drone: Which One is Best For You?

FPV drones are becoming more popular every day and normal camera drones have matured to powerful platforms but which one should you choose?

Since DJI released the FPV drone lots of people have been looking at buying it but FPV drones aren’t the best for everyone. Normal drones still have a place to take photos and film from an aerial perspective but FPV drones are here to stay. I show you the differences of FPV drones vs normal drones to help you decide if you want to start flying FPV or if you should get a DJI Mavic or Mini 2 for your first drone. So if you have been wondering which drone to get an FPV or DJI drone then let me help you decide.

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  1. Kenaya Massaline on August 26, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    I have no clue which drone to get … I just wanna have fun and film a little video … But I’ve fallen in love with the DJI RC Pro .. which I could have both on the FPV although I know both would not be needed.

  2. W5PDQ on August 26, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    I’m sure only a few has my interest; I really like the build of the carbon type X quads, although they are always tied to FPV which really doesn’t interest me.
    Could I get a stable GPS carbon type X quad (using INAV) and NOT fly FPV?
    I would rather glance at a screen view from the onboard camera and II also like quads, that’s not so proprietary on battery, blades etc.

  3. H-Dawg on August 26, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    I have an Air 2, & am seriously close to purchasing the FPV.
    I just can’t make up my mind as it’s a lot of money for a hobby, & I’m not sure how much I’ll use it, but I really do enjoy watching FPV footage and really want to get involved!

  4. Jonathan De Los Santos on August 26, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Excellent video Jake. I wanna buy my first drone, I’m not a picture and video person but I wanna be able to take some whenever I go on adventure with my wife and kids, but I also feel like the normal Drone will get me bored after a few flight. I want to feel that kind of excitement the fpv gives but without being irresponsible. Should I go for the mini, the 2s or the fpv?

  5. Glenn Edgar on August 26, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Awesome footage Jake. The comparisons was great, but you really need both. The stabilized drones with GPS are a necessity if you’re primarily out to take pictures and video. I show people how the “throttle” is really an altitude change control. “Pitch” is really a go forward control. Super easy. FPV is a BLAST though. Self leveling is for wimps! That said I can’t fly acro without the FPV feed. You are a beast! The tunnel footage kills my! Great job!

  6. Nasarullah Baig on August 26, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Nice review, by the way can you share the location where you made all those beautiful clips.Thanks

  7. PDS on August 26, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Great video, thank you. Question, If I were.to get the DJI FPV drone, can you.please.list what other DJI drones the FPV goggles will work with. Thank you

  8. ggcarreras on August 26, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    What drone would you recommend if all i need to do is follow horse racing? Horses typically get up to 55mph for 1/4 mile in a straight way track. I have a mavic Air 2 and it works ok, it’s too slow tho and I’m a unable to keep up. Even if the wind is up just a little against me, forget it…… I was thinking about the dji FPV for its speed and and readjusting the horizon in final cut. Any thoughts which drone would work best for me application?

  9. Jay Boddie on August 26, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I was told this from is not good for the things other regular drones can do. I want this drone but want to be able to make money from it is that possible ??

  10. NAF Drone on August 26, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Meybe….Fpv…Is The best…..but I Like DRONE normal…

  11. Randuski on August 26, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Am i missing something? When people are talking about which drone to get, they always mention "with these drones, you don’t have to register with the faa, but with these ones you do". it costs 5 bucks for three years, and its done online in like 2 minutes. Is there more to it than that? Cause that sounds like it’s almost not even worth considering

  12. Robert Purnell on August 26, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    What make is the top you are wearing it’s great

  13. Matthew Gage on August 26, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Neither can take even a glancing blow

  14. Joe Weedson on August 26, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    if you want to learn flying fpv drones go get a controller and practice in a sim first
    imo the dji fpv drone is to expansive for a beginner and you cant repair it yourself either and its not even close as durable than a real fpv drone
    get a 100$ tiny whoop they are nearly indestructible and you can fly indoors too
    i just crashed my tiny whoop in a water barrel took it out (unplug battery underwater!) dryed it and its still working

  15. JackBs Sabahan Channels_VloG on August 26, 2022 at 8:32 pm


  16. Gauper on August 26, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Great vid! looking to get into the art. feeling the DJI FPV will be the better option.

  17. Brandon Egan on August 26, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    The only reason i wanna get fpv drone is because nice way to get dynamic movement videos but Australia laws on Fpv drones are crazy

  18. CompositeCarbon on August 26, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    That is not a real fpv drone

  19. syam kumar on August 26, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    what camera do you use in studio

  20. drunkenmaster1313 on August 26, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Just want to say, as someone looking at the various options and wanting to get a drone, your videos are great, and really impart a lot of knowledge efficiently. It seems that some "intro" videos already assume a high level of knowing, but thanks for laying it out for peeps like me.

  21. Sagida Syed on August 26, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    4:35 sorry if it’s out of context but can anyone tell me the name of this location please 🙏🙏🙏🙏🤗🤗🤗🤗 ps amazing video by the way❤️❤️

  22. Cinematic Drone on August 26, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Enjoyable flight my friend… 👍👍👍 some great advice loved and liked

  23. Jose Andres Barboza on August 26, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    This channel deserves a lot more subscribers and views, amazing content and the shots are incredible

  24. SevenDeMagnus on August 26, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    New subscriberr here.

  25. Clint Fella on August 26, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Can you use the DJI goggles with the mini 2?

  26. Pierre Sakr on August 26, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    A Great Video , Thank You

  27. NQ0A Mark on August 26, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I decided to buy both the Air 2s and the DJI FPV drone and am loving them both. The FPV side takes lots of practice and sim time for sure but is totally worth it. After these two drones the next purchase is a Cinelog 35, then later I will build, but you can’t beat the DJI FPV system IMHO. Great video ! Cheers from Moab Utah… 😉

  28. Eddie Nunez on August 26, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    I watched the entire video. You share some really valuable information in this video for someone looking to take the leap forward with FPV. Well done!

  29. HelpMeReach62SubWith0Video! on August 26, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Ready to sell my kidney😆
    Man I can’t afford dis stuff😭😭

  30. John Green on August 26, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    The dji fpv drone is junk. Floaty, lots of prop wash. DO NOT BUY THE FPV!

  31. Paul Capon on August 26, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks very much Jake. This answered my newbie question on which drone to get.

  32. Dice Flawless on August 26, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I’m just not seeing why I can’t just put my regular drone on sport mode and get the same thing. Yea the FPV is faster but I still feel like a regular drone can get very similar shots

  33. Glenn Edgar on August 26, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    OK the footage you can get FPV is just not obtainable with the “standard” drones. Interestingly, I’ve seen myself judging FPV footage by how focused I can be on a subject, vs continuing to realize it’s FPV drone footage. Like someone following a motorcycle. If I find myself concentrating on the bike, and not critiquing how good a job the pilot is doing, then I know he’s doing a good job. I’m sure you know what I mean. That tunnel is too cool though!

  34. agremlin77 on August 26, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Great video 👍, liked & subscribed, thanks for sharing ‼️

  35. SevenDeMagnus on August 26, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Which is your favorite though, the one that you feel like it’s your best buddy?

    God bless.

  36. De naam is: Harry on August 26, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Its not even real fpv

  37. Tony Green on August 26, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Which landing pad is that?

  38. Carrie Flack on August 26, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Excellent video – thank you for sharing. INCREDIBLE footage of the ice cave!

  39. Curtis Randall on August 26, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I just found your channel and I’m loving it! This was a really good video and honestly fpv doesn’t seem as scary anymore. Stay warm

  40. Vilde at DroneMask on August 26, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Really insightful video! Thank you, Jake!

  41. Doctor Death on August 26, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Ok I thinking bout the dji fpv cause of a few things and I would like anyones comments on what I should do. I have never flew a drone really not counting like a cheap toy. I want to get into the fpv hobby. If I get dji fpv I will learn and get practice. I will have the goggles if I wish to get another fpv drone I can bind ect. So mite as spend extra money get drone and experience instead of just buying goggles stand alone. The dji fpv I like the cinema part even though there mixed reviews. I not really interested in racing ect. right now. Anyones comments welcome. Please. Thank You

  42. Foozefighter on August 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    i want to fly 2miles radius max, to check on sheep on the farm and count them afterwards, my budget is very strict, what can you suggest?

  43. DR.RAZORX FPV on August 26, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Fpv al the way!

  44. raizdesuenos on August 26, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Great video homey

  45. msgsgt on August 26, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I really want these drones, but I’m no where near these fantastic sceneries. I would just have my neighborhood to fly around in which I don’t think is legal.

  46. Ysoserious ? on August 26, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I would love to fly the fpv drone but I know I’ll end up breaking it pretty quickly 🤦‍♂️

  47. Renz Adv1981 on August 26, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    great video until you said fpv is starting….. fpv was a thing before camera drones, since they are more technically difficult to fly they arent a super mainstream but there are many pilots that started 6, 7, 8 years ago..

  48. Richard A on August 26, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    5-6 mins flight time..? that’s not impressive, i’d expect a lot more from FPV.

  49. oje101 on August 26, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Excellent explanation.. just got a mini 2. And I really like your videos.. I’m a amateur photographer/ Videographer.. have experience with dslr etc. But.. when it comes to drones ( accessories) not so much. Would you be so kind as to recommend a brand of Nd/Pl filters.. for the mini 2.. its obvious you know your stuff.. much appreciated in advance..

  50. Ken 57 on August 26, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Good information. Thanks!

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