Here is a list of the best drones you can buy in 2018 that range from $50 to $500 dollars.

This list was created in May 2018. After watching more youtube videos than I would like to admit on drones, here is a list of the drones that I constantly see getting high marks. This list does include some racing drones.

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Syma Toys X5C-1 Explorers 4 CH Remote Control Quadcopter, 2015 Version
552 Reviews
Syma Toys X5C-1 Explorers 4 CH Remote Control Quadcopter, 2015 Version
  • X5C has a high degree camera and a unique look, Easy to use.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems
  • Highly elastic plastic protective circle, preventing the blades in flight Cause wear, anti-collision anti-fall performance further enhanced
  • Battery: 3.7V 500 Mah Li-poly Charging time: About 100 minutes (USB Charging) Flying time: About 7 minutes
  • 2.4GHz remote control
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GoolRC T32 FPV Drone Foldable with WiFi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Channel 6 Axis RTF Height Hold RC Quadcopter (White)
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GoolRC T32 FPV Drone Foldable with WiFi Camera Live Video Headless Mode 2.4GHz 4 Channel 6 Axis RTF Height Hold RC Quadcopter (White)
  • FPV REAL TIME TRANSMISSION WITH 720 HD CAMERA: Connect your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, 720P high definition camera,easy to shoot quality images or videos with WIFI Real-Time HD carmera,just see the world from...
  • FOLDABLE DESIGN:Foldable arm design provides great portability,Bring it anywhere,saves the space with folding size: 122×94×57mm.
  • HEADLESS MODE: Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction, by using Headless, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction, the direction will be the same as your remote controller.
  • ONE KEY 3D ROLL: With the latest technology of 6-Axis Gyro flying control system, it can fly very stable and take better pictures and it can finish the 3D roll with one key, it is very easy to use even for the beginner
  • AFTER-SALES SERVICE:Please feel free to contact us by email directly when any problem happens to you. No matter how serious the problem is, we will try our best to help you fix the problem, and make you satisfied with our service, don't worry. All emails...
DROCON Navigator/U31W Wi-Fi FPV Quadcopter Drone with 720P HD Camera - 120 Degree Wide-Angle, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Button Take Off/Landing/Emergency Stop All Included for Beginners
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DROCON Navigator/U31W Wi-Fi FPV Quadcopter Drone with 720P HD Camera - 120 Degree Wide-Angle, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Button Take Off/Landing/Emergency Stop All Included for Beginners
  • OPTIMIZED 2MP 120° FOV FPV WI-FI CAMERA: The DROCON NAVIGATOR will be your eye in the sky, providing you with real-time HD footage direct to your mobile device. Together with the advanced altitude hold mode, you can take awesome selfies and catch every...
  • ALTITUDE HOLD MODE FOR BEGINNERS AND KIDS: The altitude hold mode lets you fly the drone at a specified altitude and it utilizes a barometer to achieve this. This feature means you can fly or hover the drone at a fixed height, making the drone much more...
  • ONE KEY TAKE-OFF AND LANDING: This function allows a user of any level (beginner, intermediate or expert) to take-off and land like a pro! Simply press this button and watch the drone seamlessly land or take-off at your desire.
  • HEADLESS MODE PERFECT FOR NEW USERS: Are you worried about controlling or losing the drone?? With the headless mode, you can completely avoid these problems as the direction of the drone will always be the same as the controller.
  • ONE-YEAR WARRANTY GUARANTEE: If you encounter any problem with the drone, need spare accessories or some advice about flying the drone, feel free to contact us directly. Backed by a 12-month warranty and with our Customer Care Team on standby, you can...
Tello Quadcopter Drone
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Tello Quadcopter Drone
  • Learn about drones, shoot video and easily perform impressive tricks with this lightweight Ryze Tello drone
  • The 5-megapixel camera records JPEG photos and 720p MP4 video, and the Tello flies up to 10m vertically and up to 100m away
  • This Ryze Tello drone operates up to 13 minutes per charge
  • DJI flight tech - High-quality components ensure stable flights
  • VR headset compatibility - Fly with a breathtaking first-person view.FOV 82.6º
Bolt Drone FPV Racing Drone Carbon Fiber with First Person View Goggles 5.8 Ghz Ready to Fly Package
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Bolt Drone FPV Racing Drone Carbon Fiber with First Person View Goggles 5.8 Ghz Ready to Fly Package
  • 3 WAYS TO FLY From line of sight, to screen controller, to FPV, there are 3 ways to fly the Bolt Drone. Included is an HD camera that will sync with the screen and broadcast a live HD feed. For those ready for the full First Person View experience, swap...
  • INNOVATIVE VIEWING The Bolt features a unique and innovative FPV viewing system that allows seamless transition from traditional viewing on controller to FPV viewing using goggles. Simply slide the screen into the goggles for FPV piloting & racing, or...
  • Carbon Fiber Frame - durable and lightweight HD Photo and Video recording 5.8 ghz receiver/transmitter for reliable and clear performance
  • Complete Ready to Fly Racing Drone Set includes: Goggles, Screen, Carbon Fiber Drone, Battery and accessories
  • The Bolt is a carbon fiber drone that introduces the exciting world of First Person View (FPV) piloting and racing to everyone.
Force1 Drones with Camera and GPS - B2W Shadow MJX Bugs 2 Long Range Drone for Adults and Kids w/ 1080P HD Camera, Auto Return and Extra Battery
204 Reviews
Force1 Drones with Camera and GPS - B2W Shadow MJX Bugs 2 Long Range Drone for Adults and Kids w/ 1080P HD Camera, Auto Return and Extra Battery
  • TAKE YOUR SELFIE GAME TO THE NEXT LEVEL with THESE HD 1080P FOLLOW ME DRONES WITH CAMERA: The MJX Bugs 2 Hex is simply one of our best follow me drones for adults and teenagers; Perfect your aerial photography skills with crisp hd drone photos and live...
  • EQUIPPED with STEALTHY BRUSHLESS DRONE MOTORS, ADVANCED FEATURES and VR CAPABILITIES: Strap on a VR headset to watch a real time, live streaming video feed of your WiFi FPV drone flight using our custom camera drone monitor app for iPhone and Android;...
  • YOU WON'T LOSE THESE SUPERIOR SELF FLYING DRONES with GPS, RETURN HOME FUNCTION & BRIGHT LEDs: Rest easy w/ 1-Key Return Home & Low Power and Low Signal Return; These high tech remote control drones with camera for adults and teens help you land safely...
  • ENJOY MORE FLIGHT TIME with THE ULTIMATE LONG RANGE DRONE KIT with EXTRA BATTERIES: Double your flight time and super smooth hover drone footage with included drone accessories; An extra battery comes standard with every Force1 drone; Easily pilot and...
  • PRO DRONE with CAMERA and GPS with ASSURED QUALITY: Fly happy with your Force1 quadcopter drone camera; We're happy to provide a full refund if you're not satisfied with this cool GPS drone for adults and teens
Walkera Rodeo 110 Racing Drone with Devo 7 Pro Racer Pack Plus Case, Extra Battery, And One Year Warranty Extension
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Walkera Rodeo 110 Racing Drone with Devo 7 Pro Racer Pack Plus Case, Extra Battery, And One Year Warranty Extension
  • Walkera's Rodeo 110 Allows You To Indulge in Flight Indoors and Outdoors
  • Walkera Rodeo 110 Racing Drone with Devo 7 Pro Racer Pack
  • Rodeo 110 is the fusion of Walkera's powerful technical capabilities and insights from Walkera fans
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: Rodeo 110 Drone | 2 Li-Polymer Batteries | Power Cables | Propellers | Manual | Remote Control
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Rodeo 110 Drone | 1 Year Extended Warranty | Battery for Rodeo 110 Drone | Vivitar Polyester Medium Gadget Bag
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DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (White)
183 Reviews
DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (White)
  • DJI spark remote control Combo includes remote controller and standard spark accessory Kit (see details below)
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera 12MP Still Photos/ 1080P/30 Video gesture and Tap Fly control
  • Flight autonomy with obstacle detection subject tracking from various angles GPS- & vision position-based navigation
  • Top speed of 31 mph in sport mode up to 16 minutes flying time
  • Up to 1. 2 mile control range control, edit, share with DJI go app

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