8 Best Drones For Sale
With a wide range of drones now on offer, aerial acrobatics are becomingly increasingly affordable. Whether you want to take a vertical view down a drainpipe, peek over the roof of the house or get micro-drones for the kids, there are drones for sale on the market today for every price range and purpose – here are the best drones for sale right now (not including the awesome Millennium Falcon drone below – you can see more awesome Star Wars drones here). [NOTE: For US pricing go here.] Disclosure: Many of the items described in this piece are linked to via affiliate marketing links and DronePunks will receive a commission on purchases that are made.
Best Affordable Drone For Video
£359.99 Flight time: 10-22 minutes Camera: 14 megapixel Smartphone control available? Yes
Relatively cheap compared to pro models, the Parrot Bebop is substantially the best drone in its price range for photography and video. It can be controlled by iPhone or Android device, shooting 180′ video with the stabilised camera as well as being slick enough to handle indoor and outdoor flight and tricks.
Hubsan X4 H107D
Best Drone For Beginners
£87 Flight time: 8-10 minutes Camera: 0.3 megapixel Smartphone control available? No
This a great model to get started with – it’s small, affordable and forgiving of crashes, and comes with a built in videoscreen in the controller, allowing for first-person viewpoint flight.
An alternative is the Syma X5c-1 which is reliable, if sometimes tricky to fly.
Parrot Rolling Spider
Best Affordable Drone For Stunts
£61.91 Flight time: 8 minutes Camera: 300k pixel Smartphone control available? Yes
The Rolling Spider might have limited range at around 20m, making it suited to indoor use, but its stand-out feature are the clip on wheels, allowing the drone to roll along the ground, up walls or along the ceiling, and make full 360′ flips.
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition
Best Drone For The Enthusiast On A Budget
£286.61 Flight time: 36 minutes Camera: 720p video, HD camera Smartphone control available? Yes
The AR.Drone is a durable unit, providing cutting edge technology on a budget and is perfect for amateurs and seasoned enthusiasts alike. The drone comes with a range of great features, while a second camera in the base makes awkward landings easy.
DJI Phantom 3 Standard
Best Drone For The Enthusiast
£550 Flight time: 25 minutes Camera: 2.7K video, 12 megapixel photos Smartphone control available? Yes
The Phantom 3 takes pro level pics, and is generally agreed to be one of the best consumer drones on the market. The drone can be programmed to fly set routes, can use GPS to return to base and will land itself when running low on batteries.
UDI U818A quadcopter
Best Affordable Drone For Beginners
£42.97 Flight time: 6-8 minutes Camera: 640×480px Smartphone control available? No
Great for beginners, the UDI U818A comes with a frame and basic camera. It’ll take a little mastering (and doesn’t cope well with wind), but is reasonably durable, coming with guards to protect the blades, and offers a great introduction to quadcopters.
Blade Nano QX
Best Micro Drone
£73.54 Flight time: 5-10 minutes Camera: No Smartphone control available? No
Small, durable and affordable, this model is hard to break and just the right size for indoor use, making it great for beginners and a great stepping stone to a more advanced model.
DJI Inspire 1
Best Drone For Pros
£2,376 Flight time: 20-25 minutes Camera: 4K video, 12 megapixel photos Smartphone control available? Yes
With a 360′ HD camera, device control for multiple operators and max speeds of 40mph, the Inspire 1 is the full package and is perfect for experienced pilots and pros looking to capture amazing video. Also check out the 3DR Solo, coming cheaper at £979.95 and with a long-distance range.
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