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Top 10 Best Drones Under $1000

Hello, fellow drone lovers! What a great Top 10 article we have here today! These are 10 of the most amazingly powerful high-budget drones on the market. As we all know by now, drone industry has developed at an astonishing rate. Four years ago we had very simple toy drones, right now in 2016 we have incredible aerial machinery available in the consumer market. If we expect to find the best quality and most innovative drones to date, well, you have come to the right place.

Today’s Drones World article focus on the Top 10 Best Drones Under $1000, some of the best drone’s money can buy. Of course, as always, we bring you only the best value for your money, no flawed or outdated drones. As drone enthusiasts ourselves, we have researched and compared all the drones, within this budget, in the market. We have compiled a list of the best drones, and now we bring it to you. Without further due, let us take a deeper look into these amazing drones (sorted by price).

Top 10 Best Drones Under $1000 list

10- Parrot Bebop 2

 

Most likely you have already heard of Parrot drone manufacturer and their Parrot Bebop drone, one of the most successful drones in the market. Well, recently Parrot has upgraded their Bebop model. Thus I present Parrot Bebop 2! Bebop 2 is a very fun and easy to control camera drone, it has a built-in 14MP FPV (real time video transmission= camera capable of recording at 3072p 30fps. The camera also has a fish-eye lens with a 170º Field of View.

Parrot Bebop 2 doesn’t make use of a 2.4 GHz controller. It actually uses your smartphone or tablet device as a controller. Control is done via a free application available for both Android and iOS. All the drone features are also available through the app, as well as the live video displayed the tablet’s screen. Features include Altitude Hold, Position Hold, Flight Planning (paid app feature), Autopilot, Follow Me, Automatic Landing, Return to Home. As you can Bebop 2, even though the cheapest drone on this top 10 list, it still includes a wide set of powerful and important features. Only negative side is that Flight Planning for autopilot function is a paid extra within the app. Parrot Bebop 2 has a maximum control range of 300 meters, but it can be boosted up to 2000 meters if you purchase (separately) Parrot’s Skycontroller. For more information, related to Parrot Bebop 2 check our full article.

Features Specifications
14MP Camera with 170º FOV WiFi Phone or Tablet Controller
Flight Planning (paid app extra) 300 meters (984 feet) Range
Auto-Pilot 25 Minutes Flight Time
Altitude Hold
Position Hold
Follow Me
Auto-return
Auto-Landing
Auto-Takeoff

 

9- 3DR Solo

 

3DR Solo is developed by the American company 3D Robotics, the same manufacturer of 3DR Iris+. 3DR Solo is 3D Robotic’s affordable competitor of the DJI Phantom 3 series. 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 features Linear tracking shots (Cable Cam), Orbit Mode, Selfie Mode, Follow Me Mode, Automatic Landing, Take Off and Automatic Return to Home, Altitude Hold, and Geofacing protection.

3DR Solo comes with a gaming style 2.4 Ghz controller with a holder for you to place your tablet or smartphone (on which you can display live video), but can also be entirely controlled via Android and iOS device too. Solo comes with a lot of useful and entertaining features for camera lovers; you will be able to record high-quality footage without any hassle.

Features Specifications
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
Altitude Hold
Geofacing Protection

8- Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0

If you were a fan of Ehang Ghostdrone you would love even more the new Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0, a drone entirely controlled by your phone; it even mimics the phone’s movement. Are you a beginner? Keep reading, and this might just be the affordable best drone under $1000 which you have been looking for. It is said to be one of the easiest to control drones out there in the market, mainly due to its Smart Flight features and Android and iOS device remote control.  Even though Ghostdrone 2 is one of the cheapest high-budget drones, it still includes a 4K camera, and a 3-axis stabilized gimbal (compatible with GoPro cameras as well). Therefore, expect high-quality image, ensuring amazing video footage and photographs. As previously mentioned, Ghostdrone 2.0 is controlled by the smartphone, via the free EHANG Play App, this app displays live video being recorded from the camera and gives access to the drone features. These features are Waypoint Mode, Follow Me Mode, Companion Mode, Avatar Mode, Flight Planning Mode, Auto-Return (also when the battery is low, automatically returns to pilot safely), Automatic Landing, Auto Take-off, VR (Virtual Reality) glasses compatibility.

Ehang Ghostdrone has a maximum control range of 1000 meters (average range considering its price) and 25 minutes flight time (slightly above average). If you are looking for a great drone similar to DJI products but want to invest less money, Ehang Ghostdrone 2.0 is their most affordable and capable competitor.

Features Specifications
4k Camera and 3-Axis Stabilized Gimbal WiFi Phone Controller
Waypoint Mode 37mph (59kmh) max speed
Auto-Pilot 1000 meters (3 280ft) Range
Follow Me 25 Minutes Flight Time
Companion Mode
Avatar Mode
Flight Planning Mode
Auto-return
Auto-Landing
Auto-Takeoff

7- Yuneec Q500+

 

Yuneec is a very well-known drone manufacturer among drone enthusiasts, and they have released beautifully designed drones into the market. Q500+ is the upgraded version of the older model Q500. Yuneec Q500+ is a vast and slow drone, expressly aimed at recording video and taking photographs. Q500+ features a set of useful functions to enhance image capturing. It comes with a Full HD 1080p 16MP 60FPS camera with a 130º Field of View and a 3-Axis stabilized gimbal. It also displays live video directly to the 5.5 LCD Touch-Screen FPV (real time video transmission) screen built-in on the 2.4 Ghz remote controller.

Yuneec Q500+ has three flight modes which make use of the internal GPS: Smart Mode, Angle Mode, and Home Mode. Q500+ is not the best fit for beginners, but more experienced pilots will find these flight modes very useful when recording video. Q500+ also features Geofence Protection, Altitude Hold, Position Hold, Flight Planning, Follow Me, Automatic Landing and Return to Home. Yuneec Q500+ has a somewhat small range of only 800 meters and a flight time of 20 to 25 minutes.

Features Specifications
Full HD 1080p 16MP 60FPS camera with 130º FOV, includes 3-Axis Stabilized Gimbal 2.4 Ghz Controller
GPS 800 meters (2 624ft) Range
Smart Mode 20 to 25 Minutes Flight Time
Angle Mode
Home Mode
Follow Me Mode
Flight Planning Mode
Auto-Return
Auto-Landing
Geofence Protection

6- DJI Phantom 3 Advanced

 

DJI is the most renowned drone manufacturer among drone enthusiasts, at least at the moment. They keep releasing great quadcopters one after the other. An excellent example of this is the Phantom series, while the latest Phantom is the fourth (Phantom 4), their previous 3 series was also amazingly impactful in the market. In fact, we have reserved two spots in this top 10 list for two versions of the Phantom 3 series. In sixth place, we have DJI Phantom 3 Advanced! Firstly, it is important to mention that Phantom 3 series represented the first time DJI did not use a GoPro. Instead, they introduced their own competitor of the popular action camera. Phantom 3 Advanced comes with the 2.7K 12MP camera version manufactured by DJI itself plus a 3-Axis Stabilized Gimbal.

Record astonishing footage with one of the most autonomous drones in the market. Phantom 3 features powerful functions that actually enhance the quadcopter’s capabilities. These features are GPS and GLONASS dual positioning system, Vision Positioning System, Auto-Takeoff, Return to Home (also when the battery runs low it automatically returns to pilot), Follow Me, Point of Interest, Waypoints, Course Lock, Home Lock and visual and ultrasonic sensors. On top of all these amazing smart features, Phantom 3 has a maximum control range of up to 5Km and 23 minutes flight time. DJI Phantom 3 transmits live video in high-quality directly to your tablet device which can be placed on DJI’s remote controller, the app is available for both Android and iOS.

Features Specifications
2.7K 12MP camera 2.4 Ghz DEVO Controller
GPS and GLONASS dual positioning system 2000 to 5000 meters Range
Vision Positioning System 23 Minutes Flight Time
Auto-Takeoff
Return to Home
Follow Me Mode
Flight Planning Mode through Waypoints
Auto-Return
Auto-Landing
Point of Interest
Course Lock
Home Lock
Visual and Ultrasonic Sensors

5- Walkera Scout X4

Walkera Scout X4 is not a very new drone. However, it is still one of the best drones in the market, and it’s a must on this list. Scout X4 can take the form of a quadcopter or octocopter (8 motors). Scout X4 can carry heavy objects and cameras due to its powerful engines, and if you use the 8 motors instead of 4, as expected the payload capacity increases a lot. Scout X4 has a unique waypoint mapping feature which allows the pilot to program a flight route (Flight Planning feature) for the quadcopter by just tapping the destinations on his smartphone or tablet touch screen. Other features include Follow Me mode, Altitude Hold, Return to Home and Automatic Landing.

Scout X4 is the ideal drone to explore the wild and the area around you, which explains the name “Scout,” the drone uses GPS coordinates to be continuously aware of its position. Walkera Scout X4 includes a 3D gimbal compatible with GoPro cameras, but it also includes its own iLook+ camera with 720p resolution and 30 FPS. Scout X4 makes use of the powerful Devo F12E FPV Transmitter, which enables real-time video to be displayed on its built-in screen. Scout X4 has a decent control range of 1500 meters and a flight time of 25 minutes. Scout X4 is definitely Walkera’s best drone to record and explore the outdoors.

Features Specifications
iLook+ camera with 720p resolution and 30 FPS includes 3-Axis Gimbal compatible with GoPro 2.4 Ghz Controller
8 Motors Customization Option 16m/s (35mph) max speed
GPS 1500 meters (4921ft) Range
Follow Me 25 Minutes Flight Time
Altitude Hold
Autopilot through Waypoints
Return to Home
Automatic Landing
Flight Live Data

4- Autel Robotics X-Star Premium

 

Most likely you have never heard of Autel Robotics, but you are about to. They are a USA based company, formed by a team of drone industry professionals with a huge passion for drones. In the past, they have released X-Star quadcopter, a decent quality drone with a lot to offer. They have now upgraded it, releasing the X-Star Premium, an amazing and powerful, affordable quadcopter with a 4k camera. In fact, X-Star Premium aims to be one of the most affordable camera drones in the market, excelling in camera quality and autopilot functions that power the quadcopter.

The 4K camera (with a 108º Field of View) is integrated with a 3-axis stabilized gimbal, and it can record Ultra HD videos or take 12 MP photos with astonishing image quality. X-Star Premium also has an extensive set of features which truly enhance the quadcopter. These features are Precision Positioning via Dual Satellite Navigation and Starpoint Positioning System; Dual GPS and GLONASS; Intelligent Flight functions such as Follow Me, Orbit and Waypoints (autopilot); Geo-Fence protection (limits range and speed, mainly useful for beginners to practice).

X-Star Premium remote controller is very simple to use and includes a tablet or phone holder for you to place your device. You can connect your smart device to the quadcopter via WiFi and watch in real time what the camera is recording. This is done through a free app available for both Android and iOS. The app also allows the pilot to take photos, record video, access features, watch live map with quad’s real position, etc. X-Star Premium has a maximum control range of 2000 meters and a flight time around 25 minutes. Without a doubt, X-Star Premium is one of the best and most affordable direct rivals of the DJI Phantom 3.

Features Specifications
4K Camera with 12MP and 108º FOV 2.4 Ghz Controller
Starpoint Positiong System 16m/s (35mph) max speed
Dual GPS and GLONASS 2000 meters (6 561ft) Range
Follow Me 25 Minutes Flight Time
Orbit
Autopilot through Waypoints
Geo-Fence Protection

3- DJI Phantom 3 Professional

Since we already discussed Phantom 3 Advanced, it is only important to mention the main difference between Professional and Advanced version, and that is the camera. While Phantom 3 Advanced comes with a 2.7K camera, Phantom 3 Professional comes with a 4K 12.4MP camera instead. Phantom 3 Professional also includes a range and FPV extender. Besides this, all of the rest remains the same. Therefore, if you are not looking for 4K image quality, Phantom 3 Advanced will suit you well for less money. However, if you are seeking a top notch camera, go with Professional.

Features Specifications
4K 12MP camera 2.4 Ghz DEVO Controller
GPS and GLONASS dual positioning system 2000 to 5000 meters Range
Vision Positioning System 23 Minutes Flight Time
Auto-Takeoff
Return to Home
Follow Me Mode
Flight Planning Mode through Waypoints
Auto-Return
Auto-Landing
Point of Interest
Course Lock
Home Lock
Visual and Ultrasonic Sensors

2- GoPro Karma

 

Yes, it’s true, GoPro has manufactured their own drone. After all these years, of drone manufacturers producing products (such as drones, gimbals, mounts) targeting the renowned GoPro cameras; GoPro released their own drone! Launched on the market very recently, as you should expect. Indeed it is a drone aimed at camera quality, durability, ease of use and outdoor sports and activities.

GoPro Karma drone is available with or without a GoPro. Therefore if you already own a GoPro Hero 4 camera, you don’t need to buy the camera bundle (it’s not compatible with Hero 1, 2 and 3). However, with the newest release of GoPro Hero 5, you may want to buy the bundle with the Hero 5 included. This being said, let’s discuss the specifications and features of this quadcopter. First of all, it can be folded, perfectly fitting a backpack (included in the package), ideal to carry around. So let’s say if you hike, race, practice any sports, or just travel a lot, you will find that GoPro Karma is amazingly easy to transport, it is foldable and very lightweight. The camera is placed on a 3-axis gimbal which is put on the drone (detachable), allowing for steady 4K video and photos.

GoPro Karma can fly as high as 4500 meters, as a range length of 1Km and as a flight time of 20 minutes. GoPro Karma has a flying speed of 16 meters per second (35 miles per hour). Karma lacks Smart Features but includes Altitude Hold, Position Hold, Automatic Landing and Return to Home. GoPro Karma is controlled via a particular controller produced by GoPro too, remote has a gaming design, 5” Touch display screen for FPV (real time video transmission) and it’s incredibly simple to use. Check the table below for more info.

Features Specifications
Compatible with GoPro Hero 4 and 5. Comes with 3-axis gimbal and GoPro Hero 5 2.4 Ghz Controller
Karma Remote Controller with Gaming Design and 5” FPV Touch screen 16m/s (35mph) max speed
Foldable Design 1000 meters (3 280ft) Range
Altitude Hold 4500 meters (14 763ft) Altitude
Position Hold 20 minutes Flight Time
Automatic Landing
Return to Home

1- DJI Mavic Pro

 

One of the top drone manufacturers in the market, one of our personal favorites. Without a doubt DJI is the most talked about drone brand at this moment, consistently releasing amazing products in the market. Well, they have done it once again, DJI Mavic Pro is their latest product, an extraordinary combination of mobility and camera quality. Mavic Pro is the direct rival of the GoPro Karma, both aimed at the outdoors activity. If you are looking for an easy to transport drone, it doesn’t get better than DJI Mavic Pro.

A small and ultra-portable quadcopter, arms and propellers can be folded in, and the drone acquires the perfect size to fit a small backpack. Mavic Pro is a powerful drone, ready to fly right out of the box and all you need to fly FPV (real time video transmission). What do we mean by powerful? Well, Mavic Pro has 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new communication system with 7km range (yes you read it well, 7000 meters!), 4 vision sensors and of course a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal. The live video is displayed on the FPV screen built-in on DJI’s remote controller. Therefore you can watch in real time without any hassle whatever the drone is recording from miles/kilometers away. DJI Mavic Pro excels in ease of use; you don’t have to be an expert pilot to fly it, not only it features smart-flight functions (which we will discuss in a minute) but also includes a very simple and easy to use DJI remote controller. It is important to mention the hovering power of this quadcopter, most drones use a GPS system to hover efficiently, Mavic Pro hovers perfectly without the need of a GPS, even indoors. DJI Mavic Pro features include: FlightAutonomy (senses and avoids obstacles), Automatic Landing, ActiveTrack Trace (follows target from behind, in front or in circles around it), Profile (fly alongside target), Spotlight (focus on target while you fly it manually), Gesture Mode (take photos with a hand gesture), Altitude Hold, Tap and Fly, GPS, Auto-Pilot, Return to Home.

On top of all these amazingly powerful and useful features DJI Mavic Pro is also compatible with VR (Virtual reality) glasses and can be controlled via smartphone (available for Android and iOS). As you can tell, without a doubt, DJI Mavic Pro is one of the newest drones packing the most up-to-date hardware and software. You won’t regret owning this astonishing piece of drone technology.

Features Specifications
4K Camera 2.4 GHz Controller
Obstacle Avoidance 40mph (64kmh) max speed
Auto-Pilot 7000 meters (22 965ft) Range
GPS 27 Minutes Flight Time
Active Track
Automatic Landing
Return to Home
Altitude Hold
Tap and Fly
Gesture Mode

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Top 10 Best drones under $500 – New list of Quadcopters

Another day, another drone! Today we are discussing the top 10 drones under $500, those every proud enthusiast should have. They include some of the best technology combined with the finest hardware. These are not the usual Toy Graded drones, they are 10 of the most powerful quadcopters currently in the market.

All of them are packed with useful features and capable of great performance. As always we at DronesWorld aim to always bring you the best of the very best. Therefore, considering both price and quality we have compiled this list of 10 best drones under $500.

 

If you seek high-performance drones at a lower price check our Top 10 Drones Under $300 list, you will love them! If you are looking for Toy Grade drones with awesome features at a reasonable price we have also compiled a Top 10 Drones Under $100 list. Now, let’s take a deeper look into these amazing best drones under 500 dollars Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

The Table of Best Drones Under 500$

Name Flight time Control range Price
Traxxas Aton Plus 20 minutes 0.3km Check On Amazon
Walkera QR X350 25 minutes 2km Check On Amazon
Parrot Bebop 2 20 minutes 0.3km Check On Amazon
Hubsan X4 Pro H109S 25 minutes 1km Check On Amazon
Blade 350 QX3 10-15 minutes 1km Check On Amazon
Xiro Xplorer Aerial 18 minutes Around 1km Check On Amazon
Blade Chroma 30 minutes 0.4km Check On Amazon
DJI Phantom 2 25 minutes 1km Check On Amazon
Yuneec Typhoon G 25 minutes 1km Check On Amazon
DJI Phantom 3 Standard 20 minutes 3km Check On Amazon

Best Drones Under 500 Dollars list:

Note: This Top 10 List has been updated regarding the new drone market in 2020.

10- Traxxas Aton Plus

Traxxas Aton Plus

Most likely you have never seen this drone before, but prepare yourself, because Traxxas Aton Plus is a great drone at a reasonable price. It has good specifications and a nice set of features. Traxxas Aton Plus was designed to be compatible with GoPro 3 and 4 series cameras, it comes with a protective mount and 2-Axis gimbal on which you can perfectly fit one of these mentioned GoPro action cameras. Therefore, you know you will get beautiful aerial footage from it.

Aton Plus has Sport and Expert modes that allow you to perform awesome aerobatics with the safety and reassurance of the Air Brake feature. Aton is a very affordable sport quadcopter, ideal to take on your outdoor sporting events.

Traxxas Aton Plus features three flight modes: Film Mode, Sport Mode and Expert Mode. It also features Return to Home, a Status Bar, Dual Mode GPS, Geofence Safety and Flight Altitude Safety. Aton also comes with open source software components that are compatible with applications such as Mission Planner that allow pilot to view flights on satellite maps. Aton Plus has a flight time of 20 minutes and a maximum control distance of 300 meters.

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Features: Specifications:
Compatible with GoPro 3 and 4 series Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Dual Mode GPS Control Distance: 300 meters
Film Mode, Sport Mode and Expert Mode Flight Time: 20 minutes
Geofence Safety
Flight Altitude Safety
Return To Home
Status Bar
Charging Time: 2 hours

9- Walkera QR X350

Walkera QR X350

You may already be familiar with Walkera QR X350, after all, it is one of the bestselling quadcopters in the market at a fairly affordable price. It’s Walkera’s biggest hit. A powerful and reliable drone, at an affordable price, packed with great futures and capable of carrying a GoPro.

It has GPS which allows for functions such as Auto-Return to Home and Auto-Pilot. Auto-Pilot works through waypoints, pilot selects the waypoints on the map and QR X350 will perform the programmed flight by itself. It also has a Safe Function feature, when drone is losing connection it returns back to where began flight. On top of all this X350 has a control distance of 2km and an amazing flight time of 25 minutes!

One of the best and most affordable drones you will find for GoPro (it includes a G-2D Gimbal for the camera).

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Features: Specifications:
G-2D Gimbal Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
GPS Control Distance: 2Km
One Key Take Off Flight Time: 25 minutes
One Key Landing
Return To Home
Altitude and Compass Sensor
Compatible with Arducopter Mission Planner
Charging Time: 2 hours
Drone Size: 28.9 x 28.9 x 20.5cm

8- Parrot Bebop 2

Parrot Bebop 2

Parrot Bebop 2 is the upgraded version of Bebop 1, and it is a very fun and easy to control camera drone. The number one choice for first time drone buyers looking for an easy and fun to control quadcopter with a great camera to record awesome aerial footage.

Bebop 2 has a built-in 14MP FPV (real time video transmission) camera capable of recording at 3072p 30fps. The camera has a fish-eye lens with a 170º Field of View. Parrot Bebop 2 doesn’t make use of a 2.4 Ghz controller, it uses your smartphone or tablet device as a controller. Control is done via a free app available for both Android and iOS, all the drone features are also available through this app, as well as the live video displayed on the tablet’s screen. Bebop 2 features include: Altitude Hold, Position Hold, Flight Planning (paid app feature), Autopilot, Follow Me, Automatic Landing and Return to Home. As you can Bebop 2, even though the cheapest drone on this top 10 list, it still includes a wide set of powerful and important features. Parrot Bebop 2 has a maximum control range of 300 meters, but it can be boosted up to 2000 meters if you purchase (separately) the Parrot’s Skycontroller.

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Features: Specifications:
14MP Camera with 170º FOV Remote Controller: WiFi via Phone or Tablet
Flight Planning (paid app extra) Control Distance: 300 meters
Auto-Pilot Flight Time: 25 minutes
Altitude Hold
Position Hold
Follow Me
Auto-Return
Auto-Landing
Auto-Takeoff

7- Hubsan X4 Pro H109S

Hubsan X4 Pro H109S

X4 Pro H109S is another powerful and affordable drone made by Hubsan. It has a long control range as well as FPV range of 1000 meters and an outstanding flight time over 25 minutes! It comes with a 3MP 1080 action camera manufactured by Hubsan itself. Camera is good quality and can be remotely controlled through the remote controller. This is also a FPV (real time video transmission drone), it comes with its own built-in (on the remote) FPV screen.

There a couple more other things that make this a very interesting drone. First of all, it is the first commercial drone to come with an emergency parachute, yes H109S will actually open a parachute if needed. Other features include: 1 Axis Gimbal for the camera, GPS Position Hold, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode and Return to Home/Landing. A very nice set of features as you can see. It also displays flight telemetry such as GPS status, range, speed, height, remaining battery power and quadcopter position (latitude/longitude). A truly amazing drone for a very affordable price.

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Features: Specifications:
3MP FPV Camera Remote Controller: 2.4Ghz
Parachute Emergency System Control Distance: 1000 meters
GPS Position Hold Flight Time: over 25 minutes
Altitude Hold
Headless Mode
Return to Home/Landing
Flight Telemetry

6- Blade 350 QX3

Blade 350 QX3

Horizon Hobby has produced great RC products. Among them we can find powerful drones such as this one from Blade series. 350 QX3 has plenty of lifting power, therefore one of the best fits for the GoPro camera. However, depending on the package it may also include a 16MP camera. QX3 has two flight modes: Smart Mode and Aerial Photography Mode.

Smart Mode (much like Headless Mode), powers other feature as the virtual barrier around the pilot, QX3 won’t fly near the pilot for safety. The second flight mode mimics the standard GPS control. QX3 also includes a GPS Antenna and Return to Home feature. Control distance is around 1km, the average range for quads within this price range and flight time ranges between 10 and 15 minutes maximum.

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Features: Specifications:
CGO2 GB 16MP Camera (optional) Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
GPS Antenna Control Distance: around 1km
5.8GHz Wi-Fi Flight Time: 10-15 minutes
Advanced SAFE® Technology
Smart Flight Mode
AP Flight Mode
Return To Home
Charging Time: 2 hours
Drone Size: 46.5 x 46.5 x 13.8 cm

5- Xiro Xplorer Aerial

Xiro Xplorer Aerial

One of the best looking quadcopters out there in the market, the Xiro Xplorer. This amazing drone has a unique design to it. Packed with great features such as Follow Me mode (drone follows target), Circle Around Me (name is self-explanatory) and Return to Base function (drone returns to where began flight). It’s one of the best and most affordable choices for photography and videography.

It does not include its own camera but one can be easily attached to its gimbal. Capable of flying as far as 1km at a speed of 15m/s and with a flight time of 18 minutes. Xiro Xplorer, indeed is a powerful alien looking drone.

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Features: Specifications:
Easy Upgradable to camera version Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Follow Me Function Control Distance: around 1km
Vertical Speed: 6m/s
Horizontal Speed: 15m/s
Circle Around Me Function Flight Time: 18 minutes
Return to Base
Vibration Alerts
Charging Time: 2 hours
Drone Size: 37.59 x 35.30 x 16.25 cm

4- Blade Chroma

Blade Chroma

Another outstanding quadcopter from Horizon Hobby, the big boy of the Blade series. Depending on the package version it may come with a CGO3 4K camera, a CGO2+ 12MP 1080p, or with a 3-Axis Gimbal for GoPro cameras.  Chroma’s ST10+ RC controller comes with a touchable 5.5” LCD screen which also works as FPV monitor. This screen is also great for aerial photography and videography as it gives you a real time view of whatever the quadcopter is watching.

Chroma’s flight control system is GPS-based and enables great features such as Smart, AP (Aerial Photography), Follow Me, and Tracking modes. This drone as an amazing flight time of 30 minutes thanks to its 5400mAh battery. Serious about aerial photos and videos? This drone is the one for you!

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Features: Specifications:
CGO3 4K camera, a CGO2+ 12MP 1080p, or with a 3-Axis Gimbal Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
GPS Antenna Control Distance: 400 meters
Wi-Fi
Tracking Modes
Flight Time: 30 minutes
Advanced SAFE® Technology
Smart Flight Mode
AP Flight Mode
Return To Home
Charging Time: 2 hours

3- DJI Phantom 2

DJI Phantom 2

DJI’s bestseller, Phantom 2 was a huge success in the market, with reason to be. This powerful quadcopter is the number one choice for many enthusiasts looking for great performance and lifting power. Phantom 2 includes awesome features such as an integrated GPS which supports auto-pilot function (through waypoints program pre-flights and drone will fly the route by itself), altitude lock (drone won’t fly above that altitude), position holding (drone maintains same height without pilot input) and steady hovering.

Phantom 2 can fly as far as 1Km horizontally and its batteries power up to 25 minutes of flight time. Phantom 2 comes with a Gimbal made to support GoPro Hero cameras. Phantom 2 also supports FPV (real time video transmission) flights.

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Features: Specifications:
Gimbal Support For GoPro Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz ISM
Autopilot
GPS
Control Distance: 1000 meters
Horizontal Speed: 15m/s
Return to Home Flight Time: 25 minutes
IOC
FPV Ready
Charging Time: 120 minutes
Drone Size: 29 x 29 x 18 cm

2- Yuneec Typhoon G

Yuneec Typhoon G

An amazing quadcopter by Yuneec! Do you wanna know something great? The price for this high-quality drone dropped dramatically recently, therefore we are now able to afford it! ST10 transmitter, Yuneec’s Personal Ground Station, has a built-in touchscreen and FPV (First Person View) video feed, meaning you’re able to see what your GoPro is seeing from the air, in real-time. Typhoon G features useful modes such as Smart Mode (kind of like Headless Mode), Follow Me, Angle Mode, Home Mode and GPS.

It has a good range of 1Km and a flight time of 25 minutes. It also includes a Gimbal, making it the ideal drone for a GoPro 3 or 4 camera. If you are into photography and videography, Typhoon G is the one for you. Yuneec Typhoon G is very close to take the best drone under 500 dollars spot, but they will need to work a little bit harder in Yuneec company.

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Features: Specifications:
Gimbal Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
GPS Control Distance: 1Km
Smart Mode Flight Time: 25 minutes
Follow Me
Angle Mode
Home Mode
Charging Time: 2 hours
Drone Size: 42 x 42 x 24 cm

1- DJI Phantom 3 Standard

DJI Phantom 3 Standard

The holy grail of drones, at least for now. DJI’s most recent version of the Phantom series, the Phantom 3. They come in three different packages: standard, professional and advance. For the sake of price (under $500) we only referring to the Standard version. For Phantom 3, DJI has manufactured their own high-quality cameras.

This version comes with a 2.7K camera with 12MP. Phantom 3 includes amazing features such as Auto-Pilot (through waypoints program pre-flights and drone will fly the route by itself), FPV (First Person View) in great quality, Follow Me mode (drone follows target) very useful for videography and photography! Point of interest (Phantom flies around a targeted object) also useful for video, and many others (check table). It has an overwhelming control distance of 3.5K to 5km and a flight time of 25 minutes. Without doubt DJI Phantom 3 Standard is best drone under 500 dollars.

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Features: Specifications:
12MP 2.7K Camera Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
GPS Control Distance: 3.5 to 5 km
Auto-pilot (waypoints) Flight Time: 25 minutes
Point of Interest
Follow Me
Charging Time: 2 hours
Home Lock
Vision Position System
Flight Live Data

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Affordable Drones

Top 10 Best Drones Under USD $300 in 2020

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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Read Next: Best Drones Under $1000.

Top Best Drones Under 300 $ Table (updated).

Name Flight time Control range Price
Flying 3D X8 15 minutes 1km Check On Amazon
Dromida XL 370 10-12 minutes +150 m Check On Amazon
Nighthawk Pro 280 6 minutes 250m Check On Amazon
Cheerson CX-20 10-15 minutes 300m Check On Amazon
Walkera Rodeo 150 8 minutes 800m Check On Amazon
Walkera Runner 250 14 minutes 1km Check On Amazon
Parrot Bebop 1 8-11 minutes 300m-2km Check On Amazon
Blade 200 QX 9 minutes 365m Check On Amazon
UPair One 22 minutes 1km Check On Amazon
3DR Solo (no gimbal) 25 minutes 1km + Check On Amazon

Note: This Top 10 List has been updated regarding the new drone market in December 2019.

10- Flying 3D X8

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!

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Features: Specifications:
Gimbal Mount for Go Pro Remote Frequency: 2.4GHz
GPS
5.8 GHz FPV Transmitter
Control Distance: 1000 meters
Altimeter, Accelerometer, Barometer Flight Time: 15 minutes
Intelligent Flight Mode
Automatic Landing
Headless Mode
One-Key Return
Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone size: 25.1 x 25.1 x 22.4 cm

9- Dromida XL 370

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.

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Features: Specifications:
1080p WiFi FPV Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Altitude Holder Control Distance: +150 meters
Auto Takeoff
Auto Landing
Flight Time: 10 to 12 minutes
LED Lights
360º Aerial Stunt
Charging Time: 120 minutes

8- Nighthawk Pro 280

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.

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Features: Specifications:
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

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.

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Features: Specifications:
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
LED Lights
Charging Time: 120 minutes
Drone Size: 30 x 20 cm

6- Walkera Rodeo 150

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!

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Features: Specifications:
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 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.

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Features: Specifications:
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
Carbon Material
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

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.

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Features: Specifications:
14MP Built-In FPV Camera Remote Frequency: WiFi
Glass Fiber Material
Skycontroller Remote Compatible
Autopilot
GPS
Control Distance: 300 meters (2KM with Skycontroller)
Horizontal Speed: 13m/s
Return to Home Flight Time: 8 to 11 minutes
Ultrasound Sensor
Brushless Motors
Charging Time: 120 minutes
Drone Size: 41.91 x 34.29 x 10.16 cm

3- Blade 200 QX

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.

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Features: Specifications:
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)
LED Lights
360º Stunt
Drone Size: 14 x 9 cm

2- UPair One

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.

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Specifications: Features
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
Altitude Hold
Return to Home
GPS Dual Compass
Failsafe

1- 3DR Solo (no gimbal)

3DR Solo Drone

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.

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Features Specifications
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
Altitude Hold
Geofacing Protection
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Affordable Drones

Top 10 drones under $200

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$

Name Flight time Control range Price
Lian Sheng LS 128 7 minutes 0.2km Check On Amazon
Syma X8HG 7 minutes 0.1km Check On Amazon
WLtoys V666N 8 minutes 0.15km Check On Amazon
JJRC H25G 10 minutes 0.2km Check On Amazon
JJRC H26D 7 minutes 0.3km Check On Amazon
JJRC X1 14 minutes 0.4km Check On Amazon
JXD 509G 10 minutes 0.15km Check On Amazon
Holy Stone HS300 10 minutes 0.2km Check On Amazon
Hubsan X4 H502S 13 minutes 0.3km Check On Amazon
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite 10 minutes 0.13km 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

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.

Features: Specifications:
2MP FPV Camera Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis Gyro Control Distance: 200 meters
360º Stunt Flight Time: 7 minutes
Headless Mode
LED Lights
Charging Time: 90 minutes
Drone Size: 41 x 41 x 46.5 cm

9- 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.

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 Camera Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
Barometer Set Height
Headless Mode
6 Axis Gyro Control Distance: 100 meters
360º Stunt Flight Time: 7 minutes
LED Lights Charging Time: 120 minutes
Drone Size: 50 x 50 x 19 cm

8- 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.

Features: Specifications:
2MP FPV Camera Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis Gyro Control Distance: 150 meters
360º Stunt Flight 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

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.

Features: Specifications:
2MP FPV Camera Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis Gyro Control Distance: 200 meters
360º Stunt Flight 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

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).

Features: Specifications:
3MP Camera Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis Gyro Control Distance: 300 meters
360º Stunt Flight 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

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.

Features: Specifications:
Brushless Motors Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis Gyro Control Distance: 300 to 400 meters
360º Stunt Flight 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

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.

Features: Specifications:
2MP FPV Camera Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis Gyro Control Distance: 150 meters
360º Stunt Flight 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

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.

Features: Specifications:
5MP 120º Wide Angle Camera Remote Frequency: 2.4Ghz
6 Axis Gyro Control Distance: 150 meters
360º Stunt Flight 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

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).

Features: Specifications:
Built-in 2MP 720p HD FPV Camera Remote: 2.4 Ghz controller
Return Home Function Control 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

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!

Features: Specifications:
Built-in 720p HD FPV Camera Remote: Android or iOS Device
Return Home Function Control 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!

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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Top 15 Best Drones Under $100 Cheap And Best Budget Drones

Check out our most recent update. Brand new and cheap drones under 100$ added to the list!

Do you love drones but don’t have much money to spend? Don’t worry. Good drones no longer are an expensive luxury.

The commercial drone industry has developed a lot in the last few years. It is now possible to buy a great Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at a very affordable price. Not only they have great range and flight time, but they also include amazing features such as video cameras, headless mode, real-time video transmission! One of them even is waterproof.

If by now you are starting to think you have read the title wrong, I’m happy to tell: in fact, there already are amazing and cheap drones under 100$. As always, we at DronesWorld aim to inform and guide you through all your questions and doubts. Therefore, considering both price and quality we have compiled a Top 10 Drones under 100$ list. Let us take a deeper look into the drones we can get for less than 100$.

Note: This Top 10 List has been updated regarding the new drone market in late-2019 and 2020.

What You Must Know Now About Best and Cheap Drones Under $100

Before we begin our Top 10 list it is important for you to know what are the average specifications and features of drones under the $100 budget. So you know what you should expect, of course, we all want to get the best bang for our buck. Therefore, it is very important to know if a specific drone is below average or not. Also, drones under $100 are aimed at recreational use, to practice, have a good time, fly them at the park or back garden.

They are toy graded drones, therefore do not expect to do any kind of professional video recording with any drone on this list. Drones one this budget are for fun and training. So, what is the average specifications you should expect?

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Previous drones on this list prior to the latest update:

Top 10 Best Cheap Drones for Under 100 Dollars Table.

Name Flight time Control range Price
MJX X300C 10 minutes 0.1km Check On Amazon
Hubsan X4 H107D 7 minutes 0.1km Check On Amazon
Syma X8W 8 minutes 0.1km Check On Amazon
Syma X5UW 7 minutes 90m Check On Amazon
XK Alien X250-B 10 minutes 0.2km Check On Amazon
Hubsan H107C+ 7 minutes 50m Check On Amazon
Pioneer JXD 509V 10 minutes 80m Check On Amazon
JJRC H26W 7 minutes 0.3km Check On Amazon
JJRC H16 Tarantula X6 10 minutes 0.3km Check On Amazon
JJRC H26D 7 minutes 0.3km Check On Amazon

The list of 15 drones under $100.

15- Cheerson CX-10W

You may already be familiar with Cheerson’s company, they have manufactured great commercial successes such as the Cheerson CX-20 and the nano quadcopter CX-10. Following the hit of this mini CX-10, they have upgraded it with a built-in FPV camera! Yes, this nano quadcopter actually has a 0.3MP camera that transmits through WiFi to your Android or iOS device the real time video. One of the things which makes CX-10W so affordable (below 40$!) is not using a radio controller. Instead, the pilot controls the drone directly on the app installed on their mobile device! This is a great drone to carry around anywhere you want. Just slide it into your pocket and take it anywhere. Get your phone and start flying while recording and watching the live video on your phone! However, it does have a short-range, only 25 meters. The 3.7v 150mAh battery powers up to 4 minutes of flight time and only takes 30 minutes to charge.

 

14- GPToys H2O

Just when you thought you had seen everything, here comes GPToys with its waterproof quadcopter. This fun drone is not only capable of touching water and keep flying it can also land on water and take-off flying from it. Great drone to play with at lakes, pools, and even calm water beaches and rivers. A big plus if you are considering buying this for a kid who might end up flying it into water! On top of all that fun, it has a good control distance of around 150 meters. It is powered by two 3.7V 650 mAh battery provides up to 8 minutes of flight time. Besides the waterproof function, it also features Headless Mode. GPToys H20 (H20 standing for water, as you probably noticed) will be a perfect toy for your pool!

 

13- MJX X300C

Back in the beginning of 2015, MJX X300C was the one to go FPV low-cost drone. The reason why it still makes our list in 2016, is because it still is a viable affordable drone. X300C is the upgraded version of the X300, now featuring a 0.3MP camera. Do not get discouraged by the low pixels, it still is a decent camera at a very low price (check the video). The FPV (real-time video transmission) is done through WiFi directly to your Android or iOS device through a free application.X300C also comes with great features such as Headless Mode (for easier flight orientation) and One-Key Return (drone returns to pilot). Besides, X300C has a very good flight range of 100 meters and an above-average flight time of 10 minutes powered by its 3.7V 750mAh lipo battery.

 

12- Eachine H99D

Another company which we haven’t heard much about, but that has already released great quality low-cost drones in the market. Eachine is successfully trying to earn its spot in the market. One of their great products newest products is the H99D, a great beginner quadcopter, very smooth and maneuverable. If you are a fan of aerial footage, embrace H99D, because at only 50$ (total price of the drone package!), this mini quadcopter comes with its own 3MP camera with 120º wide-angled lens! Yes, a 50$ drone with a 3MP camera. However, while it does record good quality footage it is not high-definition (obviously). H99D also comes with some useful features such as Headless Mode (for easier direction) and One-Key Return (drone returns back to pilot). A 3MP camera plus these two features for only 50$? Nicely done Eachine. On the other hand, the control distance is a bit below average, only 60 meters range. A 3.7V 380mAh battery powers up to 6 minutes of flight time.

11- Hubsan X4 H107D

This is an exciting one! You may already have heard of this drone, but if not we are here to inform you. Hubsan X4 H107D comes in a complete FPV (real-time video transmission) package ready to fly out of the box. All you need to fly the drone and watch in real-time the live video on the 4.3” FPV monitor built-in on the 2.4 Ghz controller.  H107D is a small and stable quadcopter so you will be able to fly it both indoors and outdoors. This neat drone has a built-in 0.3MP camera capable of recording 480p video. X4 H107D does not have any features besides the 360º aerial stunt and LED lights for night flights. It has a maximum control range of 100 meters and a flight time of 7 minutes.

 

Now for our new Top 10 Best Affordable drones of late 2019 and upcoming 2020:

 

10- Flyster SkyHunter

If you are looking for a portable quadcopter with folding arms, you’ve found it. Inspired in the design of DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Spark, this low-cost drone is one of the cheapest quadcopters with foldable design currently available in the market. It has a built-in 2MP camera that also transmits live video directly to the pilot’s smartphone via app. This app also advertises (we have not confirmed the following functions) set the track to draw a flight route on phone’s screen and the drone flys according to the track settings. App Voice Control can carry out 6 executable commands: Take off/Landing/Left Side/Right Side/Forward/Back Up. Lastly, also functions as a remote controller. Nonetheless, it includes a 2.4Ghz. controller with a phone holder. Other features are Headless Mode, One Key Return, Altitude Hold, and 360º aerial flip. The maximum control range is the average 80 meters and flight time 8 minutes, also within average.

 

9- Syma X8W

Syma, another company which you have heard about for sure. They produced the best-selling Syma X5C. The X8W is Syma’s rendition of the X8G yet with a 2MP FPV WiFi camera. Expect a decent quality image, you will be able to get good footage from it. The live image is also good quality with very low latency. X8W is a large quadcopter but still capable of hovering efficiently. Maintaining a good and steady flight even when facing stronger winds. It doesn’t accompany an FPV (First Person View) screen, the transmission is done via WiFi, connecting to your Android or Apple device through a free application. Syma X8W still has a decent speed even at most minimal yaw rates, simple to control, suitable for beginners. It features Headless Mode (for easier flight orientation).

8- Syma X5UW

Syma has manufactured a great deal of toy drones, many of them became commercial successes sold all around the globe. Recently they have produced yet another great toy drone, the Syma X5UW. This quadcopter is aimed at beginners or anyone looking for a cheap drone to have some fun with. X5UW is a smooth flier, easy to control and ideal to learn and practice how to fly a drone. Syma X5UW is a WiFi FPV (real time video transmission) drone, it transmits the live video directly to the pilot’s smartphone through a free app (available for Android and iOS). The 2.4 Ghz remote controller comes with a phone holder for pilot to place the smartphone to watch the live video while flying the drone. The camera is 2MP capable of recording 720p video, however, image quality is not that good. X5UW has a maximum control distance of 80 to 100 meters, the WiFi range is slightly smaller (40 meters). The drone’s priority battery (exclusive to this model, the drone doesn’t work with other batteries) enables up to 7 minutes of flight time. Syma X5UW, as previously mentioned, packs an impressive set of features for such an affordable drone, including Headless Mode, One Key Return, Auto Landing on low battery, Auto Takeoff and Auto Landing, Altitude Hold.

 

7– XK Alien X250-B

Note: There is an FPV version of this quadcopter without WiFi.  It comes with its own FPV monitor and works at 5.8 GHz frequency. It is called XK Alien X250-A. However, it is a bit more expensive than this version, therefore it didn’t make it to the list. What a neat quadcopter this is. 250-B is the FPV upgraded version of Alien X250. First of all how cool is the design? It is definitely good to see companies breaking out from the average looking quadcopter. Secondly, it is a great drone for training, if you are not used to flying a quadcopter, this drone is suited to help you sharpen your skills. It has an above-average control distance (considering the same price products) of 150 to 200 meters, which will delight most beginners. The 2MP camera records at 720p and transmits FPV (real-time video) directly to your mobile device through a free application available for both Android and iOS. The connection is done through WiFi (the drone hotspots its own WiFi). This application also allows the pilot to fully control the drone and fly it normally. However, if you prefer the good old-school remote, don’t worry, Alien X250-B package is very complete and also includes a 2.4 GHz remote. Among its features, we can find Headless Mode (for easier flight orientation) and Low-Voltage Alarm (quadcopter’s LED lights will start blinking, warning pilot of low battery). The 3.7V 800mAh 20C Li-po built-in battery powers up to 12 minutes of flight time (very impressive!). X250-B is on the road, or better said, the sky, to become one of the great low-cost drones of 2020!

 

6- Hubsan H107C+

Remember Hubsan H107 and H107C? Two huge Hubsan commercial successes, which live to their fame, indeed they are great products. Following their success, Hubsan has decided to upgrade this series, introducing the newest H107 Plus. This mini quadcopter has a built-in 2MP 720p camcorder. Ready to deliver great quality video, with no “jello” effect. H107C+ is a steady flier, suitable for any beginner. It incorporates features such as Headless Mode and Altitude Holder. Explanation of feature: The pilot can adjust the throttle to the desired height that he wishes to fly on, and let go of the throttle. The quadcopter will maintain that altitude by itself. This is a useful feature for filming as it allows the pilot to focus on the video and photo. It does have a below-average control distance, around 50 to 100 meters. Flight time is 7 minutes and the battery can be quickly charged in only 40 minutes.

5- Pioneer JXD 509V

A recent quadcopter manufactured by Pioneer. JDX 509V, it’s not just any low-cost quadcopter, JXD 509V is packed with amazing features, more than any other same value quadcopter. Such components include One-Key Return (drone returns to pilot), Altitude Holder (drone hovers steadily on the same place, allowing the pilot to focus on the video), and it also have Headless Mode. Additionally, it comes with a VGA module camera, decent image quality but not the 2MP they advertise. The camera can tilt 30º angle, allowing different points of view. Unfortunately, it only has an 80-meter range, but all the features make up for it. The 3.7V 600mAh battery allows a good 10 minutes of flight time. Another astounding thing about this drone as you can tell is its design, resembling the famous Yuneec Q500. A very good looking quadcopter. If you are aiming for a drone with a few fun features to play with, JXD 509V is the one.

 

4- Visuo XS809W (aka Tianqu XS809W)

Do you know DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Spark? Well, one can say that Visuo XS809W (also known as Tianqu) is the low-cost version of those two high-cost drones. Why do I say this? Mainly because Visuo XS809W has a very similar design and focuses on two key aspects (like DJI with Spark and Mavic), camera, and portability. Visuo XS809W has foldable arms that truly enhance the drone’s portability (see image). Therefore, it is the ideal one to carry around on holidays or even when going out to the park. Besides the folding arms, Visuo XS809W also comes with a relatively good 0.3MP 720p HD built-in video camera. It can be controlled with your smartphone (via WiFi) or through the 2.4Ghz remote controller (included). XS809W can transmit live video to your smartphone, however, this video resolution is not as good. It has a useful set of features such as: Headless Mode, One Key Return, and even Altitude Hold (the first edition didn’t include this feature, however, Visuo updated XS809W and now ships with Altitude Hold). Regarding specifications, the portable quadcopter has a maximum control range of 80 meters and a flight time of 10 minutes.

 

3- JJRC H26W

Another company which you might already be familiar with. JJRC has been very active in the market, releasing amazing products at very affordable prices. It’s almost impossible going through a Best 10 cheap drones list without coming across a JJRC product. That’s how impactful they have been in the Toy.  Grade market lately. H26W is no exception to that. First of all, it comes with a 2MP FPV camera with a 2-Axis adjustable gimbal. Through buttons on your radio controller, you can move the gimbal in four directions, allowing for different recording angles. Useful for drone enthusiasts which love to record videos and take photos. Another great thing about this quadcopter is its range. About 300 meters of maximum control distance! In a drone for under 100$ (way to go JJRC!). Real-time video transmission is done through WiFi directly to your device through a free app available for both Android and iOS. H26W also includes some awesome features such as Headless Mode, One-Key Return (drone returns back to pilot). Makes use of a 7.4V 1200mAh battery which powers a maximum flight time of 6 to 7 minutes. If you are looking for a larger drone with a good camera and fun features, this is it!

 

2- JJRC H16 Tarantula X6

Here we are! The number one drone! A large quadcopter with an amazingly unique design. A great product by JJRC, and like the name says it does resemble a tarantula. How cool is that? It has a great performance, having no trouble fighting the wind while hovering stable in air. It comes in three different package versions: one with no camera, another with a 2MP camera, and other with a 5MP. On this list, we are referring to the 2MP camera version, as the 5MP surpasses the 100$. Tarantula X6 has an amazing control range of 300 meters! Truly amazing for a quadcopter of this price. Tarantula features One Key Return, thanks to its IOC (Intelligent Orientation Control) which works like an inner compass, Tarantula can return to the pilot. Has a flight time of 7 to 10 minutes. It has good lifting before, so feel free to detach the camera and place other, or even fly without it for extra flight time.

1- JJRC H26D

Now for the number one drone on our list! The JJRC H26D is an amazing toy quadcopter packing an above-average camera. So if you are on a short budget looking for a good camera toy drone, you have found it! Contrary to other same price drones that always come with the standard 1 or 2MP 720p resolution camera, JJRC stepped up its game by including a 3MP camera. This 3MP camera has an actual glass wide lens. This enables video and photographs with slightly better quality than we are used to seeing in toy drones! On top of that, it comes with its own 2 Axis Gimbal! This Gimbal stabilizes the camera enhancing video quality and allowing the pilot to tilt the camera in different angles (up and down, left and right) through the transmitter. JJRC H26D also packs some useful features such as Headless Mode, One-Key Return, 360º aerial stunt, and LED lights for night flights. Like most drones produced by JJRC, it features an astonishing maximum control range of 300 meters!