Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by Katie Kuang

Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, announced the launch of the Typhoon Q500 4K today. The new drone is an aerial and ground imaging solution offering up to 25-minutes of flight time while producing exceptional 4K video quality and 12 megapixel still images. It is perfect for the beginner or experienced drone pilot and comes ready to fly with a standard ST10+ Personal Ground Station featuring a 5.5-inch Android touchscreen display.

“We are very excited to be introducing one of the world’s first 4K camera drones,” said Tian Yu, chief executive officer of Yuneec International. “The Typhoon 4K has elicited the attention of everyone from professional cinematographers to techie geeks to those just discovering drone aviation. No matter the audience, Yuneec produces spectacular images and provides an unparalleled flying experience.”

The 3-axis anti-vibration CGO3 gimbal camera and the optimized fixed focus lens captures smooth videos and crisp images that are stored into an internal memory card and streamed in real time to the ST10+ screen. Video resolution, white balance, light exposure, ISO and shutter speed can be controlled either automatically or manually for higher quality shots. Camera features include a 115-degree wide-angle distortion-free lens, the ability to shoot slow motion video at 1080p 120 FPS, and allows users to take pictures in RAW (DNG) and JPEG format while simultaneously recording video.

The Typhoon 4K also comes with a Steady Grip handheld device to ensure ground shots are as smooth as those taken from the air. Built in smart features include Geo-fencing, Speed Control, Follow Me and Watch Me, Dynamic Return Home, Low-Battery Return Home and FAA No Fly.

Yuneec International’s Typhoon Q500 4K system will be available in early July retailing for $1,299 on

More photos after the jump…

Photos courtesy of Yuneec International



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