For its $499 sale price, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard is the best beginner quadcopter you're going to find for the money. If and when the price jumps back to its original $799, the Standard will be a much tougher sell against DJI's other excellent models as well as the mounting competition.
Arriving May 11 for $799, the drone has a new camera, 34-minute flight time, 6-mile range and new safety features.
The DJI Spark delivers all of the camera drone features most people will ever need in an impossibly small package.
The Parrot Bebop 2 definitely improves on the original and remains a good choice for its portability and safer design, but stiffer competition and merely good image quality limit its overall appeal.
An amazing amount of tech in a pocketable drone, the DJI Mavic Air is the best travel drone you're going to find right now.
The easy-to-use, smooth-flying Blade Chroma 4K camera drone has a good deal to offer new and experienced flyers, but those looking for autonomous flight options beyond follow me will want to keep looking.
Thanks to some useful accessories and a solid feature set, the smooth-flying, easy-to-use Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K quadcopter is a compelling package for video and photos in the sky or on the ground.
More of everything, but still ready to travel anywhere.
The UVify Draco is a modular racing drone that can fly at lightning-fast speeds.
The new GDU Byrd Premium 2.0 has a modular design letting you attach a variety of gimbals and cameras to the long-range quadcopter.
The UTO X960 Drone is a good hexacopter that's also an inexpensive way to test out first-person-view flying. Treat the FPV like a bonus, though, and not the main reason to buy.
The Hobbico C-Me is a foldable drone that can follow you around like your a celebrity.
With its modular design, a mini supercomputer for a brain, a 4K video camera and a top speed of 70 mph, this quad is going after the whole drone market.
The Chinese electronics brand has made good on its plans to launch an affordable quadcopter that will start at about $380 in China.
Just toss this compact quadcopter into the air and it takes flight, keeping its camera on you and whatever you do.
Designed for use with DJI's Inspire 1 drone, the new cameras feature large image sensors and interchangeable lenses.
With a compact, collapsible body, modular camera system and up to 30 minutes of flight, Byrd shows a lot of promise.
The 5x5-inch quadcopter can track your movements via GPS, avoid obstacles and record you in full HD.