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10 Best Drones

Only a decade or two ago, the best drones were largely unobtainable and simply a dream to most of the general public. Today, however, drones of all kinds and qualities can be obtained by virtually anyone. This is great news in some ways, but when you’re faced with too many purchase options altogether, the problem then becomes the opposite: “Which drones, of all those available, are the best, and which are best just left alone?” Here to provide some clarity to the vast field of available drones today, we bring you our condensed, top-ten list of the best drones available right now.

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1. Holy Stone HS700 FPV Drone

 

Holy Stone HS700 FPV Drone with 1080p HD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadcopter for Adults Beginners with Brushless Motor, Follow Me, 5G WiFi Transmission, Fit with GoPro Camera best drones

The Holy Stone HS700 FPV Drone is definitely one of our best beginner drone choices out right now. This first-person flyer utilizes a crisp 5G 1080P FHD Camera, with 110-degree field of view, reporting to a quick-launch, one-button-launching controller. Create custom flight plans and enjoy automated, intelligent flight for up to 20 minutes per run. A brushless motor system also makes the HS700 notably quiet relative to many, other drones in its class.

2. Potensic T25 GPS Drone

 

Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Auto Return Home, Altitude Hold, Follow Me, 2 Batteries and Carrying Case best drones

The T25 GPS Drone by Potensic uses a great 1080P HD camera with a nice, 120-degree field of view. Earning its title as a top beginner drone, this drone also has a very reliable auto-return-home feature and utilizes intelligent flight assistance to the point where it can hover motionlessly even in windy conditions. The unit’s Follow-Me mode is also a fun and easy way to put the unit’s automated flight technology to work without worry, and with a 300m range, one can always get a nice shot.

3. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera HDR Video UAV Adjustable Aperture 20MP 1" CMOS Sensor (US Version) best drones

Anyone looking for a highly qualified professional drone is quite likely to find all they wish for in the Mavic 2 Pro Drone by DJI. This professional-grade flyer cuts through the air at up to a blazing 44mph can make some great sudden moves and cutbacks, and runs for up to 31 minutes on a single charge. The unit’s Hasselblad L1D-20c takes some of the best aerial pictures we’ve seen, and with so many, extra features such as adjustable aperture, hyper-lapse, 4k streaming, and many others, virtually any professional-grade needs are covered.

4. SNAPTAIN S5C WiFi FPV Drone

 

SNAPTAIN S5C WiFi FPV Drone with 720P HD Camera, Voice Control, Gesture Control RC Quadcopter for Beginners with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor, RTF One Key Take Off/Landing, Compatible w/VR Headset best drones

SNAPTAIN does it right by way of the all-around beginner drone category with its model S5C WiFi FPV Drone. With its colorful body and stylish look, the S5C is very easy to control and utilizes a patented g-force sensor system that helps to level out the drone in many, common flight scenarios. 360-degree flips and rolls are no problem for this flyer, and a one-button launch and landing system makes some of the hardest parts of flying very easy and stress-free no matter the skill level of the operator.

5. DJI Spark

 

DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (White) best drones

DJI hits our list again, and it’s no wonder when you try out the company’s very impressive Spark. The Spark offers users a very freeing 1.2-mile range, up to 31mph of speed, and 16 minutes of flight time per charge for some of the best racing drone and long-range drone experiences overall. The Spark’s reliable flight autonomy technology, subject-tracking capability, and its excellent 1080p Gimbal camera system also make it a real winner.

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6. Holy Stone Mini Drone

Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Nano Quadcopter Indoor Small Helicopter Plane with Auto Hovering, 3D Flip, Headless Mode and 3 Batteries, Great Gift Toy for Boys and Girls, Blue best drones

Holy Stone’s Mini Drone is a load of fun in a small package. This mini drone measures just over 3″ on its longest side, and with its enclosed propeller system, it’s a kid favorite for safety as well as the fun factor. Users of the Mini Drone will enjoy fun and computer-aided stability controls, auto-leveling, a quick-launch and land system, low battery indicators, and the ability to perform flips and other tricks with ease.

7. ScharkSpark The Beetle SS41 Drone

 

ScharkSpark Drone SS41 The Beetle Drone with 2 Cameras - 1080P FPV HD Camera/Video and 720P Optical Flow Positioning Camera, RC Toy Quadcopter Equipped with Lost-Control Protection Technology best drones

ScharkSpark provides us with a top economy drone choice in its SS41 model – The Beetle. The Beetle offers users a great mix of options and decent quality with its 16 minutes of flight time, 1080p front camera system, and 720p bottom camera. For control, users can choose to either use the included remote control or their own smartphone entirely, and The Beetle’s special flight regulation system helps greatly to avoid obstacles and instability. This drones eye-catching design and color scheme even give a nice, extra touch.

8. Swagtron SwagDrone 210-UP

SWAGTRON SwagDrone 210-UP RC Racing Drone Ready to Fly & FPV Capable Quadcopter with HD Night Vision Camera Plus 5.8Ghz 500m Range Transmitter and Carbon Fiber Body best drones

The Swagtron SwagDrone 210-UP is a great all-around drone for beginners on up to advanced flyers. This user skill level interchangeability is owed to this drone’s ability to be operated in any one of three modes: beginner, intermediate, or advanced. With its cutting-edge look, the SwagDrone also uses a 700TVL camera with 120-degree views, a patented 5.8g mushroom antenna for ultimate reception, and even night vision and an emergency drone locator function to thrill just about any operator by the end of the day.

9. Holy Stone HS150 Bolt Bee Mini Racing Drone

Holy Stone HS150 Bolt Bee Mini Racing Drone RC Quadcopter RTF 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro with 50KMH High Speed Headless Mode Wind Resistance Includes Bonus Battery  best drones

This time, on the mini drone side of things, Holy Stone makes our list yet again with its super-fun HS150 Bolt Bee Mini Racing Drone. The Bolt Bee features a great, headless beginner mode, excellent acceleration and trick capabilities with speeds up to 50km/h, and even extra batteries, so you don’t have to wait for a whole charge cycle to get back into the fun. Finally, this is all rounded out nicely by the Bolt Bee’s easy controls, bright coloration for easy location, and a great 6-way gyro system for increased stability no matter the conditions.

10. ARRIS C250 V2 250mm RC Quadcopter

ARRIS C250 V2 250mm RC Quadcopter FPV Racing Drone RTF w/Flycolor 4-in-1 S-Tower + Radiolink AT9 + 4S Battery + HD Camera best drones

For those interested in a very unapologetic racing drone experience, the C250 V2 250mm RC Quadcopter by ARRIS really gets the job done. A high-efficiency, large-prop, 5042 propeller system pushes this unit with the aid of ARRIS impressive X2205 2300KV brushless motor. This, combined with great coloration, great camera adjustability, a progressive 30A s-tower wiring system, and an awesome Radiolink AT9 remote control make the C250 V2 250mm RC Quadcopter a top choice in the all-around best drones today.

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By BCR Staff

July 2019