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.
Yep, it's not cheap, but DJI has made one of the smartest drones available with the Phantom 4.
The price puts it just outside of "entry level," but the Phantom 4 Pro is a no-brainer if you're serious about drone photography.
If you've been looking for a discreet, but powerful travel-friendly camera drone, look no further than the DJI Mavic Pro.
For aerial photography on the cheap, the Syma X5C is a toy drone quadcopter that's better than its price suggests.
The DJI Spark delivers all of the camera drone features most people will ever need in an impossibly small package.
The DJI Inspire 1 offers an excellent aerial photo and video solution for professionals or well-heeled enthusiasts looking for a simple, ready-to-fly drone with camera-swapping potential.
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.
While the VR headset and phone controls might feel gimmicky, the Ghostdrone 2.0 VR hits the entry-level drone market with aplomb.
For quick stable flights indoors or outside, the Pocket Drone by Odyssey Toys is an excellent option for its features and cool, collapsible design.
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.
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.
With its simple operation and great image quality, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is one of the best ways to get into aerial videography.
The little Yuneec Breeze 4K makes shooting and sharing aerial selfies a snap. But those looking to really pilot a drone should keep looking.
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.
The Blade Glimpse FPV is a good way to practice flying by camera alone without the cost or concern of damaging a pricier drone.
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.