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Top 10 drones under $200

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Drone enthusiasts are living exciting days! Great drones are being released into the market every month. Companies compete for both quality and price, consequently you can get better and more updated drones at lower prices. This is the result of this drone race in the industry, companies want to earn their spot in the market as the ‘big drone boom’ is bound to happen. We at DronesWorld aim to guide you through this all UAV madness. Informing you, guiding you, debating. Today, our goal is to find the best bang for your buck in the market. The best product for your budget. Therefore, we have researched and compared current drones, and here they are: the best Top 10 best drones under $200. If you are looking for a lower price drone don’t forget to check our Best Drones Under $100 list and also our best article Best Drones Under $300 so you will be surprised with the quality of these Toy-Grade drones. On the other hand, if you have a higher-budget visit our Top 10 Drones Under $500 article with some greatly powerful UAVs! For more recent drone reviews check our homepage.

The Table of Best Drones Under 200$

NameFlight timeControl rangePrice
Lian Sheng LS 1287 minutes0.2km Check On Amazon
Syma X8HG7 minutes0.1km Check On Amazon
WLtoys V666N8 minutes0.15km Check On Amazon
JJRC H25G10 minutes0.2km Check On Amazon
JJRC H26D7 minutes0.3km Check On Amazon
JJRC X114 minutes0.4km Check On Amazon
JXD 509G10 minutes0.15km Check On Amazon
Holy Stone HS30010 minutes0.2km Check On Amazon
Hubsan X4 H502S13 minutes0.3km Check On Amazon
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite10 minutes0.13km Check On Amazon

Top 10 Best Drones Under $200

Note: This Top 10 List has been updated regarding the new drone market in April 2017.

10- Lian Sheng LS – 128

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Lian Sheng LS 128

Lian Sheng has released great mini quadcopters which compete directly with Cheerson’s mini quads. But mini drones are not only what Lian Sheng does well. LS 128 is an affordable FPV (First Person View) quadcopter with great specifications and a complete FPV package ready to fly out of the box. It includes its own 2MP camera with a maximum video resolution of 720p. Angle of camera is adjustable, which is always useful for aerial video. Real-time video is transmitted on 5.8 GHz frequency directly to a FPV monitor on the controller. It has Headless Mode feature for easier orientation. As a control distance of 200 meters! Above the average range of other low-cost FPV fliers. A great beginner quadcopter for anyone curious to have a go at FPV.

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Features:Specifications:
2MP FPV CameraRemote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis GyroControl Distance: 200 meters
360º StuntFlight Time: 7 minutes
Headless Mode
LED Lights
Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone Size: 41 x 41 x 46.5 cm

9- Syma X8HG

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Syma X8HG

Syma X8HG is the most affordable drone on this Top 10 List (taking into consideration the 2017 update), it is the upgraded version of Syma X8G (now Top 15 on our list). Syma X8HG comes with an 8MP camera (manufactured by Syma itself), an obvious improvement from the previous 2MP camera, it allows recording higher quality aerial video and better quality pictures. X8HG is suitable for both beginners and experts, it has two speed modes which allow pilot to fly, for, in a small space (such has inside home) with low speed and maximum control or in more spacious areas (such as a garden) with a very fast speed. X8HG does have a slight below average maximum control distance of only 70 to 100 meters and a flight time of 7 minutes. However, keep in mind that to make this drone so affordable and still include an 8MP camera with a protection case plus a wide set of features, Syma couldn’t push all the best specs otherwise the price tag of the drone would be much higher. Talking about the features Syma X8HG includes, let’s discuss them. X8HG includes a very interesting function called Barometer Set Height (also known as Altitude Holder), basically, it means when pilot frees up the left joystick (Accelerator), the drone will still hover at that height at which the joystick is freed. Very useful feature to allow the pilot to focus on video and photos. Other included features are common, Headless Mode, 360º aerial stunt (keep in mind that X8HG is a large and heavy drone, too many aerial spins in a row might burn the motors) and LED lights for night flights.

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Note: contrary to what many other drone review sites have published Syma X8HG does NOT have WiFi FPV. If you want reliable, trustworthy reviews come to us at DronesWorld.net

Features:Specifications:
8MP CameraRemote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Barometer Set Height
Headless Mode
6 Axis GyroControl Distance: 100 meters
360º StuntFlight Time: 7 minutes
LED LightsCharging Time: 120 minutes
Drone Size: 50 x 50 x 19 cm

8- WLtoys V666

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WLtoys V666

WLToys manufactures many Radio Control products, being the smart company they are, they also invested on drones. Resulting in great quality products for us enthusiasts to enjoy! Among them we can find the beautiful V666 a very safe and durable quadcopter. The motors are surrounded by a resistant protective frame which will ensure it endures all beginners’ crashes and hits. This beast comes as a FPV camera! For real time video! The camera is 2MP recording at 30 frames per second and live video is transmitted directly to the FPV monitor on the controller. V666N includes awesome features such as a barometer sensor and one-key automatic taking off and landing! It flies as far as 150 meters and has a flight time up to 8 minutes.

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Features:Specifications:
2MP FPV CameraRemote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis GyroControl Distance: 150 meters
360º StuntFlight Time: 7 to 8 minutes
Headless Mode
Barometer Sensor
Automatic Taking Off
Automatic Landing
LED Lights
Charging Time: 120 minutes
Drone Size: 52.5 x 52.5 x 13 cm

7- JJRC H25G

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JJRC H25G

Yet again another amazing drone by JJRC, this time with FPV (First Person View). If you are curious about how it is to fly a drone and watch in real time the video camera is recording. Well, you will love H25G, a drone with a complete FPV package ready to fly out of the box. This large quadcopter comes with a 2MP camera which records in 720p resolution. This camera is installed in a vibration absorbing mount, supposedly for ‘jello effect’ free footage (however, it does have some). H25G is a gentle flier, even beginners will be capable of controlling, also is a bit wind resistant and has good lifting power. FPV transmission works in 5.8 GHz frequency and is transmitted directly to a built-in FPV monitor on your controller (you cannot detach the screen). H25G also features Headless Mode for easier orientation and One-Key Return (drone returns to pilot). Its 2s 7.4V 1800mah Li-Po battery powers up to 10 minutes of flight time.

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Features:Specifications:
2MP FPV CameraRemote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis GyroControl Distance: 200 meters
360º StuntFlight Time: 10 minutes
Headless Mode
One-Key Return
LED Lights

Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone Size: 50 x 50 x 16.5 cm

6- JJRC H26D

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JJRC H26D

JJRC is one of the most active drone manufacturers in the market today. They have released great products, all with a smooth, gentle flight, great drones for beginners. JJRC also takes into consideration features and specifications, JJRC H26D is a good example of this. This large quadcopter is very new in the low-cost drone market and it will surely become one of most sold drones in 2016. Why? First of all, H26D includes its own 3MP camera with a genuine glass wide lens with a 120º Field of View plus a 2-Axis Gimbal. All in a product under 120$, unseen in the Toy-Grade drone market. The H26D features Headless Mode for easier orientation and One-Key Return, the drone comes back to the pilot. On top of all this it also has a 300-meter control distance! Just like its brother JJRC Tarantula X6 (the number one drone on our Best 10 drones under 100$ article).

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Features:Specifications:
3MP CameraRemote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis GyroControl Distance: 300 meters
360º StuntFlight Time: 6 to 7 minutes
Headless Mode
One-Key Return
LED Lights
Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone Size: 45.5 x 45.5 x 18 cm

5- JJRC X1

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JJRC X1

Another amazing quadcopter by JJRC, as you can see, they have been taking over the market of the Toy Grade drones. We drone lovers sure are happy for it! Great quality at a low price! X1 is once again another great example of this. First of all, this cheap drone has brushless motors! Yes, and you can’t find other same price quadcopter with brushless motors. JJRC is breaking barriers. Brushless allows the motors to be much more durable and powerful. X1 is fast, maneuverable and has a range of up to 400 meters! It flies well past your sight! Fortunately, it does have One-Key Return and Headless Mode. So do not be afraid to lose it, everything is under control! You can handle this beast. On top of all this, JJRC X1 uses a 7.4V 1300mah Lipo battery which powers up to 15 minutes of flight time! Yes, 15 minutes, well above the average flight time for same price drones.

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Features:Specifications:
Brushless MotorsRemote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis GyroControl Distance: 300 to 400 meters
360º StuntFlight Time: 13 to 15 minutes
Headless Mode
One-Key Return
LED Lights

Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone Size: 21 x 21 x 11 cm

4- Pioneer JXD 509G

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JXD 509G

You may or may not be already familiar with Pioneer, if you are not, you will soon be. They have very recently released a new series of amazing quadcopters the JXD 509. One of these products (the 509V) has also made to another top 10 drones (check it here). JXD 509G is the FPV (First Person View) upgraded version of this model. Firstly, it has a great unique design resembling the Yuneec Q500, secondly it is packed with great and useful features. One of the features is very rare to find on drones among its price range. In fact, it was one of the first low-cost drones to introduce it (alongside Hubsan H107C+). We are talking about Altitude Holder, a great feature for amateur videography and photography, basically it is a high-density air pressure sensor which can precisely hold the height of the drone, allowing you to focus on the camera and leave the hovering to the drone. Wait it doesn’t end here, 509G also features Automatic Landing and other features (check table). 509G comes with a 2MP FPV camera, a LCD screen to display the live video and a 4GB Micro-SD card to record the videos and photos. FPV transmission works in 5.8 GHz frequency.

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Features:Specifications:
2MP FPV CameraRemote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis GyroControl Distance: 150 meters
360º StuntFlight Time: 9 to 10 minutes
Headless Mode
Altitude Holder
Automatic Landing
One-Key Return
LED Lights
Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone Size: 30 x 30 x 9.6 cm

3- Holy Stone HS300

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Holy Stone HS300

An amazing high quality product by Holy Stone, the HS300. This beautiful drone, besides its good-looking design, owns some top-notch specifications and features. First of all, it comes with a 5MP 120º wide-angle camera capable of recording 1080p video at 30FPS. Therefore, if you are a camera lover on a tight budget, you will be pleased with Holy Stone HS300, you will get some nice decent footage from its camera. HS300 has a control distance of 150 meters and a flight time of 8 to 10 minutes. It does take quite some time to fully charge its battery, around 200 minutes. Holy Stone HS300 has a nice set of features such as: Headless Mode, Altitude Hold, One Key Return, One Key Landing, Emergency Stop and Low voltage protection. It is the most expensive drone on our list but it does come with a very complete package including a lot of prop and landing gear extras (in case the main ones’ break), a 4GB Memory card (very nice bonus) and two batteries (yes it package actually includes 2 set of batteries!), 2 USB cables, etc… As you can see, it is a very complete package, in case anything breaks you always have a replacement.

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Features:Specifications:
5MP 120º Wide Angle CameraRemote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis GyroControl Distance: 150 meters
360º StuntFlight Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Headless Mode
Altitude Holder
Automatic Landing
One-Key Return
Emergency Stop
Low Voltage Protection
LED Lights
Charging Time: 200 minutes

2- Hubsan X4 H502S

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Hubsan X4 H502S

Hubsan H502S is one of the world’s cheapest GPS Follow Me FPV camera drones! A proud toy quadcopter produced by the renowned Hubsan. H502S has a maximum control distance of 300 meters and an amazing flight time of up to 13 minutes, amazing specifications for such an affordable drone. X4 H502S is, as previously mentioned, a FPV (real time video transmission) quadcopter, with all you need to fly FPV right out of the box. The complete FPV package includes a 2.4 Ghz controller with a built-in 5.8G wireless video transmission, you can watch in real time the live video being recorded from the drone’s 2MP 720p built-in camera. The FPV screen also displays telemetry information. Hubsan X4 H502S has an astonishing set of features such as Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Follow Me, and Return to Landing; It will automatically fly back and land at its takeoff point upon clicking on the Return to Home button, or it will also automatically return if the drone loses signal from the 2.4 Ghz transmitter such as from flying out of range or from any electrical interference (don’t be afraid to lose the drone, as you can see it includes safety measures).

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Features:Specifications:
Built-in 2MP 720p HD FPV CameraRemote: 2.4 Ghz controller
Return Home FunctionControl Distance: 300 meters
GPS
Altitude Hold
Follow Me
Flight Time: up to 13 minutes
Return to Landing (safety)Charging Time: 120 minutes
Drone size: 16.5 x 16.5 x 6 cm

1- Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite

Just look at AR.Drone 2.0 design! This drone definitely sparks the cool factor among enthusiasts. It comes in three design versions: Snow, Jungle and Sand. Pick your favorite. AR.Drone 2.0 does not come with a controller, instead, it relies on your Android or iOS device. This device connects through a free application (AR.FreeFlight) via WiFi, the drone provides its own hotspot. This app also enables the pilot to watch on the screen in real-time the video transmission. The app can be updated drone’s firmware and lets you upload videos and photos. The Parrot AR.Drone 2 camera is built-in and it has 720p resolution and HD quality, the lens angle is wide. Among its neat features there is the Director Mode which lets you program automatic movements so you can focus on your video. AR.Drone is great for beginners, as it also has a protective frame around it, allowing it to endure most hits and crashes. This amazing quadcopter has earnt the number one place in our list!

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Features:Specifications:
Built-in 720p HD FPV CameraRemote: Android or iOS Device
Return Home FunctionControl Distance: 130 meters
3 axis gyroscope 2000°/second precision
3 axis accelerometer +-50mg precision
3 axis magnetometer 6° precision
Flight Time: up to 10 minutes
1GHz 32 bit ARM Cortex A8 processor
Ultrasound sensors
1GB DDR2 RAM at 200MHz
Charging Time: 170 minutes
Drone size: 77.7 x 38.3 x 12.5 cm

Note: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 was previously the Number 1 drone on our Top 10 list under $300 drones, but is now available under $200!

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So what drone best fits your needs? There are drones for every kinds of taste! And this top 10 list sure is filled with great products at affordable prices. We at DronesWorld wish you the best flights! Have you bought a drone from this list? Did we help you with your choice? Please let us know on the comment section below. We are always happy to hear from you!

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