Best Drones for 2018

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  • 8.8 Editors' Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Battery
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Ease of use
    DJI Mavic Air

    Best overall for consumers

    Its folding body is great for travel, its tech keeps you safe and its camera captures great video.

  • 8.5 Editors' Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Battery
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Ease of use
    DJI Mavic Pro

    The best for travelers

    Though the Mavic Air is smaller, the Pro has greater transmission range and longer flight times.

  • 7.5 Editors' Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Battery
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Ease of use
    Parrot Bebop Drone 2

    The best for the whole family

    Though its video and photo quality is merely OK, the Bebop 2's tough but lightweight body, easy piloting via phone or simplified controller and props that stop instantly when blocked, make it a good choice for anyone in the family to fly.

  • 8.2 Editors' Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Battery
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Ease of use
    DJI Spark

    Best for selfies

    Though it can do much more, the Spark's ability to capture quick clips on the spot is its big advantage.

  • 7.8 Editors' Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 6 Battery
    • 7 Features
    • 9 Ease of use
    Yuneec Breeze 4K

    Best on a budget

    A simple camera drone for selfies or low-altitude shots, the Breeze is cheap and easily repaired.

  • 8.5 Editors' Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Battery
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Ease of use
    DJI Phantom 4 Pro

    Best for prosumers

    Get an increase in camera quality without spending a ton more money.

  • 8.3 Editors' Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Battery
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Ease of use
    Syma X5C Explorers

    Best toy drone with a camera

    One of the least expensive toy drones with a 720p camera, and although it feels pretty cheap and the camera is basically toy-quality, it flies surprisingly well and can take quite a lot of crashing. Great for learning and practice, too.

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