After 25 hours of research and several days of real-world flight and photography with nine leading models, we’ve found that the DJI Mavic Pro is the best drone for most aspiring aerial photographers and videographers. It matches or beats similarly priced competitors in image…
- Our pickA high-performance, high-value droneby DJI
Our top pick combines easy flying, class-leading portability, good battery life, great image quality, three-axis stabilization, and great fail-safe features in a $1,000 package.
- Runner-upNo need for a smartphoneby GoPro
The GoPro Karma works with GoPro cameras and doesn’t need a smartphone for its remote controller.
- Upgrade pickBetter image quality and increased smartsby DJIOnly 13 left in stock - order soon.
This model adds five-direction obstacle avoidance, an upgraded 4K 20-megapixel camera with a larger sensor, plenty of intelligent flight modes, longer battery life, class-leading flying range, and full manual controls for advanced shooters.
- Also greatStart with this droneby Parrot
The Parrot Mambo is great for fine-tuning your flying skills before potentially crashing and burning an expensive full-featured drone.
- Budget pickFor the entry-level drone photographerby DJIOnly 3 left in stock - order soon.
This entry-level DJI drone captures 1080p video, and it has intelligent flight modes, decent battery life, good stabilization, and a great price.
DROCON Drone For Beginners X708W Wi-Fi FPV Training Quadcopter With HD Camera Equipped With Headless Mode One Key Return Easy Operationby DROCONFREE Shipping on eligible orders
- Manufacturer recommended age: 12 Years and up
Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV Explorers2 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone UFO with HD Wifi Camera (White)by Cheerwing
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- Manufacturer recommended age: 8 Years and up
WIFI FPV Version U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera DBPOWER Headless Mode Quadcopter with 2 Batteries Long Flying Time Drone for Beginnersby DBPOWER$129.99$139.98FREE Shipping on eligible orders
- Only 7 left in stock - order soon.Manufacturer recommended age: 8 Years and up
- FREE Shipping on eligible ordersManufacturer recommended age: 12 Years and up