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.
The UVify Draco is a modular racing drone that can fly at lightning-fast speeds.
The tiny 8-megapixel Selfly is ready to fly in seconds and cleverly folds to fit in a phone case.
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.
You get the quality of true first-person-view racing gear, but in a package tailor-made for new pilots.
If you're looking for a palm-size quad that's a bit different than the rest, Odyssey Toys' X-7 Microlite drone is a bright spot to add to your collection.
The Lumi flies, dances, follows you and plays games. If you're a maker, you can teach it to do even more.
More of everything, but still ready to travel anywhere.
The Sky Viper Pro V2900 Pro packs in the features you'd expect from a high-end drone, but doesn't need FFA registration and keeps the price under $200.
Yep, it's not cheap, but DJI has made one of the smartest drones available with the Phantom 4.
The quadcopter on a leash lets you safely fly a GoPro camera up to 100 feet in the air indoors or out.
The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced might still be pricy, but the combination of excellent camera and flight performance and a well-designed app and controller make this simple-to-fly drone an easy recommendation.
With its simple operation and great image quality, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is one of the best ways to get into aerial videography.
Move over, BB-8: The Air Hogs Ultimate Millennium Falcon is a good fit for anyone -- young or old -- who just wants a cool little quad to fly around the house.
The Blade Glimpse FPV is a good way to practice flying by camera alone without the cost or concern of damaging a pricier drone.
For aerial photography on the cheap, the Syma X5C is a toy drone quadcopter that's better than its price suggests.