The Yuneec Q500 4K is very nice package designed by someone clearly into HR Giger or the Terminator series. Though of perhaps lighter grade fuselage construction, it looks considerably tougher than the clean white Phantoms. The transmitter is very professional looking and user-friendly with a 5-inch, 480p LCD touchscreen built into it. Beyond convenience, this offers a clear image for FPV flying but, alas, allows for no expansion to upgraded Tablets and other Smart stuff down the road. A useful sunshade is included and is attached via suction cups.
In Smart mode, the quad flies relative to the FPV screen, a kind of eyes-on headless mode. This, along with other control features, makes the Q500 4K a pleasure to operate. Superior 4k resolution shooting 120 fps combined with the 3-axis gimbal for smooth pan and tilt, reduce vibration and deliver stable and lush imagery. A plastic Steady-Grip handle for manual photography is a very slick addition, no doubt inspired by DJI’s Osmo grip. The camera gimbal can be detached from the fuselage undercarriage and mounted to the Steady-Grip handle. A Smartphone clips to the top of the handle, allowing Steadicam-style operation at a fraction of the quality and cost.
As far as any notion of an industry standard for camera-quads exists, DJI set it with their Phantom series and continue it with the DJI T600 Inspire 1. Since unleashing these highly capable UAVs into the market, it seems that their sky is the limit while the many other contenders scramble to catch up. The consumer benefits when the benchmark is set high. This motivates other manufacturers to raise the bar in order to achieve a level landing field where price is not always the object.
The Yuneec Typhoon Q500+ flew in to challenge DJI, but their 1080p and 60fps still couldn’t shake the Phantom. In the battle for the eye-in-the-sky prize, the camera cannot take second place to its platform. DJI’s GoPro-friendly approach keeps the consumer focused clearly on their lines. So Yuneec upgraded their quad by floating this 4k version to see if anyone will salute. Maybe they will.
Very stable camera platform. Flight is very easy. The controls are very intuitive and easy to reach ... Overall it's a very nice kit and it's less expensive than the Phantom.
I absolutely love this quadcopter. My main use for it is photography and the turtle mode allows for slow and predictable movement.
Incredibly fun and easy to fly, Yuneec's Q500 has literally everything you look for in a drone.
The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K drone offers a lot of features for the price, but its video quality can be disappointing.
I can recommend it, if you’re shopping for your first drone. The slowness, range, and other faults are things that probably won’t bother you until you become more experienced.
Thanks to some useful accessories and a solid feature set, the smooth-flying, easy-to-use Q500 4K is a compelling package for video and photos in the sky or on the ground.
The Q500 offers most of the features found in similar models... But there are some rough edges on this otherwise promising drone that take a bit of the shine off.
The Q500 4K has been perfect.I'll be using it for several things--mostly for fun. Can't say anything bad about it.
The Typhoon 4K is the new flagship for Yuneec with features and quality that stand up to the tough competition from DJI's Phantom series.
I bought this a couple of weeks ago and wow. This thing out flies, outperforms and is way easier to operate than the DJI. The best!