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DJI Phantom 2 Vision

This plastic-molded drone looks like other R/C quadcopters, but it's actually a powerful yet easy-to-fly machine that can hit speeds of up to 33 mph and climb easily to 400 feet in the air. The tiltable 140-degree HD camera attached to its belly takes flawless tracking and aerial shots – you can even survey a plot of land or just buzz by some buddies with startling precision. Battery about to die? Don't sweat it. The Phantom knows when its 25 minutes of fly time are dwindling and guides itself home. [$1,199; dji.com]