It never ceases to amaze me the number of features available in the current crop of cost-effective drones. As features trickle down from the expensive units to the budget-friendly versions, beginners have never enjoyed more quality for the money. One drone that is firmly in this department is the Force1 U49W Blue Heron. This drone
Get an inside look into the newest drones on the market. Our expert drone and tech reviewers provide their opinions on the latest models and break down the specs and features so you know what to expect.
The new DJI Mavic Air 2 is the successor of the DJI Mavic Air that was launched in 2018. It’s an all-rounder model from DJI that has become people’s favorite. The overall concept of the drone is the same as its predecessor i.e, an easy-to-operate drone with pro-grade features. However, the DJI Mavic Air 2
Choosing the right drone can be a minefield; there are so many different models to choose from. A great starting point is the DJI Mavic Mini. This is a portable drone that is fantastic for beginners. The Mavic Mini’s small size and utility allow users to gently learn the art of drone photography and videography.
The Hubsan Zino is a cost-effective alternative to the DJI Mavic. Although it doesn’t have the same level of quality, it still has a lot of professional, capable features.
The Potensic A20 Mini Drone is one of the best drones out there for kids. It’s durable and comes with an assortment of flight modes and speeds sure to entertain for hours on end.
The UPAIR One Quadcopter is ideal for experienced drone pilots who want a good priced high-quality camera drone with a variety of flight modes and wide range of usability.
The Syma X5C Explorers camera drone is a small, lightweight drone, but a powerhouse nonetheless. Power from the internal battery and force generated from the propellers sets it apart from similar, smaller drones. This drone can withstand winds when flown outdoors and tackles even the hardest of air conditioning units indoors. The Syma X5C is
The DROCON Hacker Drone comes with a multitude of features that allows it to take the title of the best choice for beginner drone pilots and kids. Not only is this drone effectively priced to beat competitors, but it also has several features that place it above the pack. DROCON took out all the stops
When it comes to the budget end of the drone market, it almost seems that a new model comes out every week. Many of these drones being based on more expensive units. One example is the Potensic T25, which has more than a passing resemblance to the DJI Phantom, one of the most ubiquitous drones
If you have just a few hundred dollars to spend on a drone, you may think that you only have access to the most basic of units. Luckily, there are quite a few feature-rich drones on the market that will give you a taste of the higher-end units and still be very capable flyers. The
There’s no denying that the cheaper end of the drone market is packing in lots of goodies with many taking their influences from the top end of the market, such as the DJI Mavic. It’s not just in the design, it’s also in the features, providing a cost-effective way to enter the wonderful world of
The Syma X11 RC Quadcopter has a wide range of qualities that experienced drone operators, as well as beginner drone operators, will find themselves pleased with. Syma’s quality construction, quality design, and quality care for its customers is more than present with the Syma X11 RC quadcopter. The company has a wide presence at many
The budget end of the drone market has a lot of offerings, which is great for the consumer. Lots of the more advanced flight features have trickled down to cheaper units, which means for a first-time flyer, there are plenty of options. This is basically a cost-effective way to dive into drone flight without costing
Hubsan is a drone manufacturer that offers units that are reasonably priced and come with a lot of features. They have a bunch of drones in their range fitting most price points, with the Hubsan H502s X4 Desire coming in as a smaller version of their well-respected, H501S drone. Lots of features, a built-in camera,
When it comes to buying a drone for beginners or kids, the choices aren’t always straightforward for some. Especially for those interested in capturing stills and video or simply unsure what to buy for the first time. In some cases, they simply want to test the waters, see if they get on with flying a
Holy Stone is known for producing cost-effective drones that pack a lot of facilities. Now they have produced a top of the range drone in the form of the Holy Stone HS700 FPV or otherwise known as the Holy Stone HS700 Ophelia drone. Although it’s their top drone, it’s still very affordable and comes with
The Holy Stone U818A Drone adopts a slightly different school of thought compared to the latest crop of drones. In this instance, it’s a more simple unit, which relies more on the pilot’s skill rather than automated flight features. This would be more of a selling point for those who want a more hands-on experience
It’s important for drone manufacturers to continuously build on their initial success with updated models. This is the case with the Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC, which comes in as a budget level drone, but with advanced features. Quality and features, as well as a reasonable price, are the calling cards for Holy Stone. So,
With so many drones available at the cheaper end of the market, it may seem overwhelming with the choices. However, if you’re prepared to pay a few hundred dollars then the Holy Stone HS100 FPV RC drone could be a likely option that packs in most of the features you would need for the beginner
The Altair Aerial AA108 is a drone aimed at the beginners market for those on a budget, but it doesn’t necessarily have basic features. There’s plenty packed into this drone to make it the ideal starter package, with decent build quality, a built-in camera, and plenty of flight features. The other standout feature is that
If you’re in the market for your first drone unit or a beginners setup, it’s never been a better time. The beginner’s end of the drone market is more competitive than ever and features have trickled down from the more expensive units. This means for us customers, we have more choice than ever and more
There’s no denying that what we get for our money at the budget end of the drone market is quite impressive these days. For less than a few hundred dollars we can capture HD video footage, still images, and have a wealth of automated flight features. You’re not going to get advanced flight features, many
The advantage of owning a drone that doesn’t come with its own camera is that you can attach anything you want underneath to capture footage. The Force1 F100 also has the benefits of being a few years old now, which means the price has come down and there’s still loads of facilities here for the
The budget end of the drone market is heating up. A great thing for us customers as more features are being packed into each unit, with easy to use controls. One such unit is the DROCON Ninja foldable drone. Loads of features aimed at the beginner, obviously foldable, and at a reasonable price. The drone
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is one of the many incredible drones made by the company. DJI itself has made a strong presence in manufacturing impressive drones. Due to their high-end features and functionality, Phantoms are the most popular drones worldwide. DJI definitely stays on top of their game releasing new models at a consistent
Yuneec has been trying hard to compete with DJI like every other drone company for the past many years, and its lack of popularity doesn’t mean its products have some quality issues. The company has been making RC drones for almost 15 years and gained extensive experience in this area. Currently, they offer some of
Drones aimed at the beginner seem to be all the rage at the moment. No wonder when prices have dropped so much over the last few years, with more and more functionality being offered for the money. One such drone in this department is the Altair 818 Hornet drone, an updated version to the popular
Drones come in all shapes and sizes with price points to fit all pockets. Lucky for us all, manufacturers are scrapping it out at both ends of the price spectrum to win our favor. There are plenty of units out there for the beginner drone pilot, but also a nice array of offerings if you’re
As technology moves forward in the drone world, high-end features start to trickle down to the budget-friendly models. This means smarter and easier to control units are popping up all the time. It’s really quite remarkable. Today, you can buy a budget level drone which features loads of automatic flight modes, decent quality camera, and
The drone world has plenty of choice for us customers. Very affordable to very expensive, pro-consumer, professional cinema, beginners, racing, commercial and even underwater ROVs, there is something for everybody. In the photography world we would usually be looking at camera-equipped drones, either built-in or with the capacity to carry a camera payload. In this