Looking for the best Top 10 best drones under $300? Look no further, we at DronesWorld have researched and compared all commercial drones currently in the market within this price range. We have then compiled the best drones under $300 list.
We hope this helps you deciding which best fits you. However, if you are looking for more great drones at a lower price please check our Best Drones Under $200 list. On the other hand, if you have some extra money to invest on a high-end product we have also compiled a Best Drones Under 500 and The low-cost drones under 100 dollars list.
What You Must Know Now About Best Drones Under $300
|Before we proceed to our Top 10 list, we must discuss the average specifications and features of drones under the $300 budget. This way, you can compare the typical $300 drone with the ones we consider to be the best within this budget. It is very important to know if a drone is below average or not, as drone enthusiasts ourselves it is our aim to always get the best value for the money we are investing.
Drones under $300 already pack great features, outstanding specifications and of course great quality cameras. Some of them no longer are considered toy graded drones, in fact, some can be considered semi-professional drones, able to be used in professional settings.
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Top Best Drones Under 300 $ Table (updated).
|Name||Flight time||Control range||Price|
|Flying 3D X8||15 minutes||1km|
|Dromida XL 370||10-12 minutes||+150 m|
|Nighthawk Pro 280||6 minutes||250m|
|Cheerson CX-20||10-15 minutes||300m|
|Walkera Rodeo 150||8 minutes||800m|
|Walkera Runner 250||14 minutes||1km|
|Parrot Bebop 1||8-11 minutes||300m-2km|
|Blade 200 QX||9 minutes||365m|
|UPair One||22 minutes||1km|
|3DR Solo (no gimbal)||25 minutes||1km +|
10- Flying 3D X8
Flying 3D X8 is a drone packed with professional features and specifications at a small price. It has GPS and FPV system and is equipped with a brushless gimbal perfect to fit a GoPro. It is a very stable flier, a very good fit for aerial video and photography enthusiasts. Flying 3D X8 also packs some great and useful features such as Intelligent Orientation Control (much like Headless Mode), One-key Return (drone returns to pilot), Automatic Landing, Fixed Point Function (drone flies around targeted object), Directional Locking Function. Most amazingly it has a control distance of 1KM!
Flying 3D X8 also packs some great and useful features such as Intelligent Orientation Control (much like Headless Mode), One-key Return (drone returns to pilot), Automatic Landing, Fixed Point Function (drone flies around targeted object), Directional Locking Function. Most amazingly it has a control distance of 1KM!
|Gimbal Mount for Go Pro||Remote Frequency: 2.4GHz|
5.8 GHz FPV Transmitter
|Control Distance: 1000 meters|
|Altimeter, Accelerometer, Barometer||Flight Time: 15 minutes|
|Intelligent Flight Mode|
|Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone size: 25.1 x 25.1 x 22.4 cm
9- Dromida XL 370
Probably have never heard of Dromida drone manufacturer before, but I’m here to inform you. They have produced a great quality drone at a very affordable price. Dromida 370 has a very interesting set of features that include Auto takeoff and landing (ascend 2 meters or descend back with just one button click), Altitude Hold, 360º aerial Stunt and LED lights.
It also comes with a 1080p WiFi FPV camera that can display real time video directly to pilot’s smartphone or tablet via a free app available for Android and iOS. Dromida XL 370 has a very decent flight time of up to 12 minutes and a control distance
Dromida XL 370 has a very decent flight time of up to 12 minutes and a control distance over 150 meters. Dromida XL 370 is a very fun toy quadcopter at an affordable price. If you like Auto Takeoff and Landing functions, this is a good price to get them on a drone.
|1080p WiFi FPV||Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz|
|Altitude Holder||Control Distance: +150 meters|
|Flight Time: 10 to 12 minutes|
360º Aerial Stunt
|Charging Time: 120 minutes|
8- Nighthawk Pro 280
If you love speed and racing, Nighthawk Pro 280 is for you. Now that drone racing is growing into a serious sport, Nighthawnk Pro 280 might just be the drone any beginner is looking for. It comes with a Skylight 32 integrated flight control board containing four 12Amp speed controllers. The system is powered by four EMAX 2204 2300 kV motors. It supports FPV (First Person View), depending on the package it may include a 700TVL camera with
The system is powered by four EMAX 2204 2300 kV motors. It supports FPV (First Person View), depending on the package it may include a 700TVL camera with 20W-200W video transmitter. It’s built in carbon and glass to assure maximum protection for crashes. It only weights 440g. A great light racer, compatible with Skyzone FPV Glasses for FPV racing.
|Support for 700TVL FPV Camera|
20MW/200MW FPV Transmitter
5.8 Ghz Antenna
|Depends on user preferable customization and installed parts.|
|Skylight 32 control board|
|32bit ARM Micro Processor|
|Support for Skyzone FPV Glasses|
7- Cheerson CX-20
Cheerson CX-20 Auto Pathfinder is one of the best-selling quadcopters out there in the market. Mainly due to its capability to carry a Go Pro camera. But CX-20 is also riche in features including IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control), GPS to remember its coordinates and recover from spins. Fixed position, hovering steadily in air, allowing pilot to focus on video. Low-Battery safety function, battery runs low the drone automatically lends itself to avoid crashing.
Among other neat features. It uses a 2700mah 20C 3c battery which gives him enough power to fly 10 meters per second during 15 minutes of maximum flight time. A great replacement to the higher-priced DJI Phantom, has it has a lot of lifting power for GoPro.
|Support Mount for Go Pro||Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz|
|GPS||Control Distance: 300 meters|
|Return to Home Function||Flight Time: 10 to 15 minutes|
|Intelligent Orientation Control|
|Charging Time: 120 minutes
Drone Size: 30 x 20 cm
6- Walkera Rodeo 150
Walkera has been investing in the drone racing business a lot, they have released a wide range of racing drones, one of the most recent is Rodeo 150 with 40 channel support race bind. Rodeo 150 is a low-cost racing drone, for enthusiast racers on a tight budget, you will love this VERY affordable racing drone. Rodeo 150 only weights 215g (battery included) and has four powerful WK-WS-17-002(CW/CCW) brushless motors.
It has a fast drone which will enable any pilot to compete in amateur races without any problem. It does come with the powerful DEVO 7 transmitter. Rodeo 150 is suitable for both indoor and outdoor races and supports 3D aerobatic flight mode and pilot can adopt F3 flight controller, the parameters are adjusted by phone. Moreover, it comes with a built-in 600TVL Night version mini camera, very useful to watch in First Person View what your drone is watching (extremely useful for racing).
It does have a slightly below average flight time raging between 7 to 8 minutes. If you are a drone racing fan, this is a great starting drone!
|600TVL Night version mini camera||Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz|
|Adopt F3 flight controller||Flight Time: 7 to 8 minutes|
|Supports 3D aerobatic flight mode||Drone Size: 13.7 x 14.8 x 7.7 cm|
|WK-WS-17-002(CW/CCW) brushless motors LED Lights|
5- Walkera Runner 250
Walkera has joined the drone racing market, this is the first product they introduced under the racing category. The Runner 250, with a 250mm frame. Made out of carbon it is extremely light and resistant, capable of enduring the most crashes. Runner 250 uses four WK-WS-28-014 brushless motors giving him the power to fly at 35-40km/h for 12 to 14 minutes flight time on a range of 1KM. It is very quick and responding. Has a built-in support for FPV camera which can be connected to Goggle 2 for real-time image transmission plus live flight data. Another great racing drone quadcopter suitable to any beginner looking to have a go at aerial FPV racing.
|Built-in 800VTL FPV Camera Support||Remote: Devo F7|
|5.8 Ghz Antenna||Control Distance: 1000 meters|
|Goggle 2 FPV Support||Flight Time: up to 14 minutes|
|WK-WS-28-014 brushless motors|
|Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone size: 25.5 x 20.5 x 9.2 cm
|Carbon Material||Drone size: 25.5 x 20.5 x 9.2 cm|
4- Parrot Bebop 1
Parrot Bebop 1 was previously on our Top 10 Drones Under $500 List, but it has since become more affordable! Most likely you have already heard about this beautiful and user-friendly quadcopter. Especially than that Parrot has released an upgraded model of this drone the Bebop 2. But today we are discussing the first model, an amazing drone which is not yet (and won’t be in the near future) outdated.
Bebop has four brushless motors which are very durable and high-performance, able to fly 13 meters per second horizontally. Bebop also comes with its own built-in 14MP camera with a recording angle of 180º. Bebop does not use a RC remote, instead, it connects to your smartphone or tablet device through a free app available for both Android and iOS. The app, besides functioning has a remote via WiFi, it also works as FPV (real time video transmission) screen. Transmitting live video directly to the monitor. This drone can be connected to Skycontroller Remote to power up its capabilities such as range and maneuverability.
|14MP Built-In FPV Camera||Remote Frequency: WiFi|
|Glass Fiber Material|
Skycontroller Remote Compatible
|Control Distance: 300 meters (2KM with Skycontroller)
Horizontal Speed: 13m/s
|Return to Home||Flight Time: 8 to 11 minutes|
|Charging Time: 120 minutes
Drone Size: 41.91 x 34.29 x 10.16 cm
3- Blade 200 QX
Have you ever heard of the Blade series? Well, they have engineered a great drone earning the second place in our list. A very powerful quadcopter with brushless motors, such motors give it enough power to carry a Go Pro or other heavy objects.
The 200QX has been produced with SAFE Technology allowing for secure acrobatic flights. It is highly stable and gentle, perfect for beginners. Blade 200 QX drone has also been optimized to support E-flite EFC-721 HD camera. It features three modes: stability mode, 3D stagility mode and 3D agility mode, allowing the drone to perform acrobatic flights. It uses an 800mah 20c 3000Kv battery which provides up to 9 minutes of flight time.
|Optimized for E-flite camera||Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz|
|Lifting Power to carry GoPro|
3 Acrobatic Modes
|Control Distance: 365 meters
Flight Time: 9 minutes
|6 Axis Gyro||Charging Time: 90 minutes (via USB)|
|Drone Size: 14 x 9 cm|
2- UPair One
UPair One deserves the number 1 place on our Top 10 Drones Under $300 list. UPair One packs all the great features seen in a high-budget drone but for a very affordable price under $300! If you dream to own a high-budget drone as DJI Phantom 3 and 4 but you do not yet have the money to invest, you will fall in love with UPair One.
Firstly, it has an 1000 meter maximum control range and an amazing flight time up to 22 minutes! Secondly, it comes with a 12 Megapixel and 4K 24FPS SONY Camera! You will get high-quality footage from this drone. UPair One also transmits real-time video (FPV) directly to a 7” Live Video screen (included in the package) on the 2.4Ghz remote controller. All this greatness doesn’t stop here, it gets even better, UPair One has a wide set of amazing features such
All this greatness doesn’t stop here, it gets even better, UPair One has a wide set of amazing features such as: GPS with dual compass, Failsafe Return to Home on loss of signal or low battery, GPS Position Hold, Altitude Hold, IOC (Headless Mode), and Return to Home. As you can see, UPair One has all you need for an outstanding flight right out of the box, amazing specifications, astonishing features that were only seen in high-budget drones and of course a SONY Camera! All of this for just under $300, without a doubt the Top 1 Best and Most Affordable Drone Under $300, if you buy this ‘baby’ you will truly experience greatness at a very low price.
|1000-meter control range (3 280ft)||2.4 Ghz transmitter|
|22-minute flight time||12MP 4K (or 2.7K) Sony FPV camera|
|47 x 23 x 34 (18.5 x 9 x 13.3 inches)||Headless Mode
Return to Home
GPS Dual Compass
1- 3DR Solo (no gimbal)
3DR Solo is one of the most sought high-cost drones in the market. However, and because we are always looking for the best deals, we have found an awesome way to buy one of these babies without spending much money. You can buy 3DR Solo without the gimbal (you can buy it separately after).
This way, you get a top of the line drone for a very affordable price. 3DR Solo is developed by the American company 3D Robotics. Solo, is ideal for videography and photography. Totally compatible with GoPro cameras and Sony R10C camera. Ready to fly out of the box, 3DR Solo combines ease of use with aerial video flight modes, therefore if you are looking for a smart drone to use together with your GoPro, you have found it. 3DR Solo comes with very useful functions such as Linear tracking shots, Orbit Mode, Selfie Mode, Follow Me Mode, Automatic Landing, Take Off and Automatic Return to Home, Altitude Hold, and Geofacing protection.
A wide set of features which are normally exclusive of high-priced drones. The quadcopter comes with a 2.4 Ghz controller with a holder for the pilot to place his tablet or smartphone device (on which he can display live video). 3DR Solo can also be entirely controlled via Android and iOS device too.
|Compatible with GoPro Hero 4 and Sony R10C includes 3-Axis Gimbal||2.4 Ghz Controller and Smartphone Wifi control|
|Cable Cam||24.6mph (39kmh) max speed|
|Orbit Mode||1000 meters (3 280ft) Range|
|Selfie Mode||25 Minutes Flight Time|
|Follow Me Mode|
|Automatic Landing and Takeoff|
|Return to Home|