Today, in mid-2014, the primary use of consumers is for photography and video. These consumers range from hobbyists and wedding photographers up to hollywood studios
Most projected uses are along the same lines – inspection of buildings, equipment, high tension wires, wind turbines, agriculture and much more. These models will use various sensors in addition to standard cameras.
Search and rescue and emergency medicine deliveries are also uses being explored. In fact, the potential is virtually limitless – these are not just flying machines, they are aerial robots which can be programmed to accomplish various tasks.