Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or shopping for a new toy for your kid, now’s a great time to find a deal on a drone. We’ve scoured the internet to find a selection of drones at the best prices. Below you’ll find deals and sales on drones at every price point and with varying sets of features, so no matter what kind of flying you’re planning on doing, you can find an affordable option.
Want something a little more high tech? Check out our picks for the best drones
1. Potensic A20 RC Nano Quadcopter
Small on size, big on features
Weight: 227g | Controller: Yes | Camera resolution: no camera | Battery Size: AA | Range: 15 meters
At just 5.5 inches by 4 inches, this mini drone can fit in the palm of your hand. But just because its size is diminutive doesn’t mean that this drone is short on features.
It comes equipped with one-key takeoff and landing; an altitude hold function, where you can lock it to maintain a specific height; headless mode, where it can fly in any direction without worrying about which way it is “facing;” and speed adjustment, which you can set based on your flying proficiency. Better yet, this little drones comes with a small price tag.
2. Syma X5C Remote Control Quadcopter
A great beginner drone
Weight: 703g | Controller: Yes | Camera resolution: 720p | Battery Size: 3.7V 500 Mah Li-poly | Range: 30 meters
Billed as “the ultimate drone for beginners,” the Syma X5C features a six-axis flight control system. This makes it capable of 360-degree rolling. It also features a decent camera for a drone at this price. And paired with a 2.4GHz remote, it has better response and a greater range. With all this for under $50, it’s an affordable option for your first drone.
3. Holy Stone HS100 Drone
An excellent mid-price machine
Weight: 785g | Controller: Yes | Camera resolution: 720p | Battery Size: 2500mAh | Range: 500 meters
If you’re ready to get serious about your drone, but aren’t ready to empty your bank account doing so, the Holy Stone HS100 is an exceptional mid-priced option. It has a flight session time of 15 minutes and a range of 500 meters, allowing the user to do some serious flying. Plus it comes equipped with GPS and one-key return to ensure that you don’t lose it in the process. Best of all, you get all this for under $300.
4. Eachene E58 Quadcopter
An advanced beginner model
Weight: 100g | Controller: Yes | Camera resolution: 720p | Battery Size: 3.7V 500mAh Lipo | Range: 100 meters
Another beginner option, the Eachene E58 is a step up from the Syma X5C for just a little bit more money. You get a 2-megapixel camera with a 120-degree viewing angle and capable of 720p video, while the drone has a range of 100 meters. And it has a night flight function with an LED. Plus, it folds up so that you can easily carry it in your pocket. It’s been compared to the Mavic Pro (which you can see below), but it is still under $100.
5. DJI Mavic Air
This is the foldable drone you want in 2019
Weight: 430g | Controller: Yes | Camera resolution: 4K | Battery size: 2375mAh LiPo | Range: 10 kilometers
It’s hard not to absolutely love the DJI Mavic Air, the premier foldable drone that can capture steady 4K video at 60 frames per second, yet fit into a backpack or even a jacket pocket. There aren’t many compromises either if you’re okay with 21-minute battery life. Our tests proves its true flight time can be as little as 18 minutes, but that’s enough time for most people, especially if you buy into the recommended Fly More Bundle with three batteries (totally worth it).