The sheer number of companies and drones you can buy on store shelves today might surprise you. Companies like DJI and Parrot are leading the way in terms of features and breadth of options, but others, like GoPro and Yuneec, also offer compelling options.
That said, buying a drone isn’t necessarily simple. And for beginners, especially, jumping right into a high-end drone like the DJI Phantom 4 could be a big (and costly) mistake. Until you have the opportunity to learn how to fly a drone, control it with either your smartphone or a dedicated remote, and feel you know the laws that govern their flight, you should stick with cheaper options.
But like anything else in the technology world, easily determining which drone would be best for beginners isn’t so simple. And while there are many low-cost and budget-friendly options, the drones below offer the best mix of features, value,