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The following is a list of the small drones (which cost less than $500). This list is regularly updated with the current market leaders’ models. Our editors choose everything in our database and keep it up to date on a regular basis.

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Potensic Upgraded A20 Mini Drone Easy to Fly Even to Kids and Beginners, RC Helicopter Quadcopter with Auto Hovering, Headless Mode, 3 Batteries and Remote Control, Gift Choice for Boys and Girls
  • [Easy to Play]: -One Key Taking-off / Landing and auto-hovering function enable this mini drone to take off easily and hover at its current height. Friendly for kids and beginners to control the drone with the throttle stick.
  • [3 Battery for More Fun Time]: -Come with 3 drone batteries, this micro drone aims to extend your fun flight time up to 15-18 minutes. Enjoy more fun time with your kids or friends.
  • [Headless Mode]: -Won’t lose direction, you can fly the drone without worrying about what direction it is facing.
  • [A Great Gift for Kids]: -With more fun functions like headless mode, 3 speeds adjustable, remote control, and so on, all of which make the A20 drone an ideal gift for kids. Grab one and surprise your kids with this cool toy drone.
  • [Durable and Safe Guard Design]: -4 propeller guards design keeps the drone safe from damage when flying indoor. Besides, it also protects the kid's hands, wall, and furniture from the propellers.
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DEERC D20 Mini Drone for Kids with 720P HD FPV Camera Remote Control Toys Gifts for Boys Girls with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Start Speed Adjustment, 3D Flips 2 Batteries, Silver
  • HD Pictures and Live Videos: D20 equipped with 720P HD Wi-Fi camera to take better aerial photos and videos; with FPV transmission, you can see the sky from a live video feed through smartphone app
  • Best Drone Toy for Kids: Fly D20 is magically simple, just tap the One Key Start/Landing button to start the fly; Altitude Hold can maintain the drone at a certain height, which makes it so easy to control and take high quality footage
  • Powerful and Safe: Features with low power alarm, Emergency stop, and 4 propeller guards to ensure a safe flight, 2 rechargeable and powerful batteries support up to 20mins, charge safe and fly longer
  • 3D Flips and Waypoints Fly: Pushing the control sticks inwards to perform an impressive flip; Drawing a flight course on your smartphone, the drone will fly accordingly, add funs to your flight.
  • Voice Control and Gesture Selfie: Allow to control the drone with simple voice comments like “ Take off” “ landing”; Post a V sign or palm in front of the camera, the drone can automatically take photos or video, good for selfie
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Holy Stone GPS Drone with 4K Camera for Adults - HS175D RC Quadcopter with Auto Return, Follow Me, Brushless Motor, Circle Fly, Waypoint Fly, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 46 Mins Long Flight
  • 4K Ultra Clear Camera: 4K camera with 110° wide-angle and 90° adjustable provides a high resolution picture, enable to capture a perfect shot; 5GHz FPV transmission delivery a smooth and stable videos even in high-speed or strong-wind conditions
  • GPS Auto Return: GPS assisted flight, it can perform automatically return home when the drone lost signal, out of range or low power, never have to worry about flying it away
  • Better Flight Experience: 2 batteries give you up to 46 minutes flight experience. And functions like Altitude Hold, Optical Flow, Headless Mode, One Key Take Off/Landing and Speed Adjust make it so easy to beginners or newbies.
  • Considerate Design: This drone comes with a carrying case, and the foldable fuselage design allows it easy to store and more portable for outdoor travelling, weight under 250g to save you from FAA registration.
  • More Intelligent Functions: This drone can trace and follow you automatically, flying along a path you set, or fly around a point in circles, and when you pose to the camera it will take a photo or video, let you enjoy the wonderful flight experience.
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DJI FPV Combo - First-Person View Drone UAV Quadcopter with 4K Camera, S Flight Mode, Super-Wide 150° FOV, HD Low-Latency Transmission, Emergency Brake and Hover, Gray
  • IMMERSIVE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Feel the thrill of immersive flight provided by the DJI FPV Goggles V2 and DJI FPV’s super-wide 150° FOV, giving you an ultra-smooth, real-time view of your flight.
  • 4K/60FPS VIDEO: The DJI FPV aircraft can record 4K/60fps video at up to 120 Mbps, capturing crisp details that make footage look as exhilarating as the flight.
  • BRAND-NEW S MODE: Get the dynamic look of FPV footage easily in S mode. This hybrid flight mode combines the freedom of flying manually with the simplified controls of previous DJI drones.
  • ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES: An auxiliary bottom light, Smart Return to Home (RTH), Low Battery RTH, and forward and downward obstacle sensing are all integrated into DJI FPV to help ensure a safe flight, even at high speeds.
  • OCUSYNC 3.0 TRANSMISSION SYSTEM: Enjoy crystal-clear real-time and HD Low-Latency Transmission video, even at distances of up to 6.2 miles.
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Ruko Upgraded F11 GIM2 Drones with Camera for Adults 4k Video, 3-Axis Gimbal(2-Axis Gimbal+ EIS Anti-shake) Long Range Drone, 9800ft Transmission, 4 Batteries 112 Min Flight Time, Level 6 Wind Resistance
  • 【Multi GPS Features】 F11GIM2 drone GPS mode assisted feature includes the auto-return home, follow me, point of interest, one key to return, one key to take off or land. Low battery automatic return, lost signal automatic return and so on, allowing you to fly more confidently.
  • 【9800ft HD Video Transmission 】 The upgraded UAV achieves professional remote transmission, remote control remote distance, and image transmission distance in open environment, which can reach 3 kilometers. The powerful brushless motor drone and the excellent size and weight of the drone make it can resist the wind of force 6.
  • 【Video Capture Resolution 4K HD with Gimbal &EIS】The upgraded F11GIM2 drone uses a 2-axis gimbal & electronic anti-shake technology so that your drone can keep the lens level when flying in windy weather or when the angle is tilted, allowing you to record pictures more high-definition and video more stable.
  • 【112 Min Flight Time 】Came with 4 batteries, an outstanding flight time of up to 112 minutes allows you more time to experience more drone functions and record more photos and videos. The remote control battery can be used for 2 hours when fully charged, so you need to fully charge the remote control to use it with 4 batteries.
  • 【The Intelligent Function on the APP】 A series of teaching videos, one-key take-off and landing, one-key return, route planning, gesture photo recording, image follow, filter, zoom, intelligent voice guidance and You can also view the flight path of the drone through the APP, retrieve the lost drone through the map, check the flight log to find the lost location.
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Ruko F11GIM2 Drone with Camera for Adults 4K, 3-Axis Gimbal with EIS UHD Camera, 84-Min Flight, 5G WiFi FPV RC UAV Quadcopter, 3KM Video Transmission, GPS Auto Return Home, Brushless Motor Drone
  • 【4K Camera with Mechanical Gimbal and EIS】The 4K camera with 2-Axis gimbal plus the EIS technology of GIM2 provide you clear and stable video and picture quality, and 5x optical zoom can show you more details. Pictures and videos are taken with 4K (3840 x 2160) from the TF card, videos are recorded with 4K/30fps.
  • 【84 Min Long Flight Time】The F11GIM2 drone came with 3 smart batteries and each provides a 28 mins flight time. There are 3 cables for you(charger not included), and the adaptable charger output currency is 5V/3A. 5G FPV transmission distance and remote control range both can achieve 9842ft.
  • 【Fun Without Age Limit】RUKO DRONE App offers a simple and intuitive user experience, and our user manual and quick start guide help you start your flight adventure smoothly only with a few taps. We also offer clear instructions and helpful training videos, so from age 14 to 100 can enjoy our drone.
  • 【Powerful and Safe】The drone's brushless motor provides a more powerful (fly speed can up to 12m/s) but quiet flight. The GPS Auto-Return Home function guarantees you a safe flight under low battery and signal loss, while GPS positioning, air pressure altitude control and level 6 wind resistance provide a stable flight.
  • 【Smart Battery and Explore More】GPS realize many ways to play, Ruko APP guides you to operate, Follow Me, Points of Interest, Flying Around, easy to control all kinds of interesting ways. Smart battery will smart return to home on a fast, safe, and optimized route when the battery is low.
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Hilldow Foldable Drone with Camera Video for Adults Beginners, 1080P HD Mini Drone for Kids, FPV RC Quadcopter 30 Min Long Flight Time in 3 Batteries, 3D Flip, Outdoor Carrying Case, Gift for Girls/Boys/Teens (Black)
  • ✈️【Foldable Drone Beyond Your Imagination】Redefine your entertainment with Hilldow camera drone - Fits in the palm of your hand and comes with a carrying case, our small drone is ultra-portable as your traveling/hiking/fishing companion
  • ✈️【1080P HD Camera & Live Video】Capture the moments and share instantly on social media through APP control - Equipped with built-in camera and advanced FPV transmission tech, the drone can deliver 1080P image/video and first-person-view to the pilot in real-time, leaving you with immersive experience!
  • ✈️【30 Minutes Flight Time】You can enjoy up to 30 minutes of flight time in total with three fully-charged batteries. Hilldow rc quadcopter also comes with four protective propeller guards, to avoid propeller damage during flight and extend the drone life
  • ✈️【Premium Features & Propeller Guards】Give wings to your imagination - Hilldow camera drone features in 3 adjustable speed levels (from low to high, beginners to experts), One Key Take Off/Landing (beginner-friendly), 360°Flip (fun trick in the sky) - a perfect gift for families and friends!
  • 【MONEY BACK GUARANTEE】We suggest you test flight in an open space first time flying the drone. (Note: there might be wind interference when using outdoors) If the drone/remote control/APP has any issue during flight, do not hesitate to contact seller and we'll provide 24hrs technical support, 18-month quality warranty and 30-day money back for any reason
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Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Nano Quadcopter Indoor Small Helicopter Plane with Auto Hovering, 3D Flip, Headless Mode and 3 Batteries, Great Gift Toy for Boys and Girls, Blue
  • Much Fun Than Others -- The drone can perform Toss to Launch, Circle Fly, 3D Flips and Auto Rotation; all kids love it! The speed can be changed to fit pilots’ flight proficiency.
  • User-friendly -- The Altitude Hold function enables itself to hover at fixed height stably; under Headless Mode, directions is always relative to where pilots face; offering care-free fly for kids, beginners, newbies, etc.
  • 3 Batteries Extend Flight Time -- Flight time is up to 21 Minutes. Never be disappointed by a died battery or waiting for charging! And the low battery power alarm spare of concerns of any loss or damage due to low power.
  • Mini & Portable -- This buddy brings players great fun everywhere for party, school, fishing, hiking, long journey etc. Definitely a great birthday/Christmas/holiday gift for kids or friends!
  • Full Protection -- Propellers are isolated by the protection guard, which protects kids from spinning propellers and protects drone from damage. No crying toddlers!
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Bwine GPS 75 Mins Foldable 4K Drone with Camera for Adults Beginners,3-Aix Gimbal,9800ft | 5GHz | FPV | Video Transmission Hover Hold Quadcopter Imported Brushless Motor L6 Wind Resistance
  • 【4K CAMERA WITH 3-AXIS GIMBAL】 : A One-click detachable 4K video camera , along with 120° FOV lens and larger COMS sensor will bring you the ultimate aerial photography experience. Especially to record the unforgettable night scenes you see. Besides, equipped with 3-Axis gimbal Plus 5x digital zoom ensure it's shooting more stable and convenient when transitioning between shots of varying distance, direction and composition.
  • 【2000M HIGH ALTITUDE, L6 WIND RESISTENCE】: Built-in 1806 brushless motor, Compass, Gyroscope, Barometer plus 6-level wind resistance test report, you can even fly on a 2000m peak and control F7 within a range of 3000meters. Even in the thin air or windy day at high altitude, you can still feel its calmness and shoot a ultra-clear & stable video and pictures even. It will be easy to look down and record your city, town or farm from a high-altitude first-person perspective.
  • 【GPS, NEVER LOSE YOUR DRONE】: Bwine smart GPS drone will automatically return once battery is low, signal is lost or you press one key return. Besides, it can fly following you, along a path your set and around a point in circles.
  • 【AMAZING ADVANCED APP SETTINGS】: Get Bwine F7 drone, you can sharing your FPV incrediable view with one click via APP, like Fackbook, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok etc. Surprisingly, you can also retouch your photos or videos with filters and background music, 6 filters and 10 background music included.
  • 【75 MINS FLIGHT TIME】: Comes with 3x2600mAh intelligent batteries, the F7 drone will offer you a total of 75 minutes of flight time per trip. Just take the portable bag and start your travel. Notice: Please charge battery with 5V/3A or 5V/2A charger. 6H full charge via 5V/3A and 7H full charge via 5V/2A.
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Drone X Pro LIMITLESS 4 GPS 4K UHD Camera Drone for Adults with EVO Obstacle Avoidance, 3-Axis Gimbal, Auto Return Home, Follow Me, Long Flight Time, Long Control Range, 5G WiFi FPV Live Video, EIS, Superior Stabilization (With Travel Case)
  • OBSTACLE AVOIDANCE & UPGRADED 3 MILE LONG FLIGHT RANGE: Finally fly worry-free! The obstacle avoider uses a laser to scan all obstacles in its flight path and avoids them with ease. LIMITLESS 4 is our newly upgraded drone with LONG FLIGHT TIME & LONG FLIGHT RANGE that allows you to explore longer and further than ever before! 30mins long flight time per battery
  • GPS with AUTO RETURN HOME: LIMITLESS 4 has a Precise GPS System on-board which allows you to TRACK & RECORD your flight! A Map shows Distance & Speed of the drone as well as its exact Latitude & Longitudinal location all on your screen! RETURN TO HOME (RTH) works seamlessly with 1 press of a button your drone comes back to its exact take-off location. NEVER WORRY about Low Battery or Loss of Signal-- LIMITLESS automatically RETURNS HOME keeping your quadcopter safe from harm!
  • 30 MIN LONG FLIGHT TIME PER BATTERY: Equipped with a high capacity upgraded 5,000mAh battery providing 30 minutes of flight time on a single charge--So if you have an extra battery you'll get 1hr of flight time! WANT EVEN MORE FLIGHT TIME? Enter code B07X2D3WZ9 into amazon's search bar. LIMITLESS 4 is also equipped with BRUSHLESS MOTORS: 1806 Brushless Motor Noise Reduction Fan Blade provides efficient power, low noise, extended battery life, and precision control.
  • 3-AXIS GIMBAL, 4K UHD RESOLUTION, EIS & ANTI-SHAKE: There's no denying that you absolutely NEED a drone equipped with a 3-axis gimbal if planning on recording video. This makes filming incredibly smooth & professional, especially now with the upgraded EIS system added! Dual Cameras allow for multiple angles. Pictures / videos are instantly & wirelessly transferred to your smartphone's photo album (You do NOT need a 5G capable phone!). 1-Key Sharing to easily share your videos on Social Media
  • FOLLOW ME MODE: Drop the remote--let the drone follow your every move as it automatically captures & records every moment on film. GESTURE CONTROL: Just by using simple hand gestures, this drone will recognize and follow your every command & even take photo/video just from you using hand gestures! SURROUND Mode allows the drone to circle around a single point while keeping you in the center of the shot, and many other features that you can learn about on our VIDEO.
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DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo – Ultralight Foldable Drone, 3-Axis Gimbal with 4K Camera, 12MP Photos, 31 Mins Flight Time, OcuSync 2.0 10km HD Video Transmission, QuickShots, Gray
  • PACK LIGHT, FLY FREE: at less than 249 g, it weighs about as much as an apple and fits in the palm of your hand. compact and convenient, this small drone is your ideal travel companion, transforming how you capture your favorite memories
  • OCUSYNC 2.0 VIDEO TRANSMISSION: mini 2 supports up to 10km of hd video transmission and has excellent anti-interference capabilities, giving you the ability to fly farther and see clearer
  • POWERFUL PERFORMANCE: with a max battery life of 31 minutes, dji mini 2 grants more than enough time to compose the perfect shot. mini 2 can resist level 5 winds and take off at a max altitude of 4,000 meters, so your footage is stable even when flying along a windy coastline or high above an alpine forest
  • 4X ZOOM: there’s no need to get so close for your dream shot. 4x digital zoom makes it safer and more convenient when transitioning between shots of varying distance and composition
  • QUICKSHOTS: with just a few taps, dji mini 2 automatically records and shoots professional-level videos to share directly on social media. whether you’re a beginner or a more experienced flyer, the dji fly app helps you produce impressive results complete with soundtracks and filters
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DJI Mini SE - Camera Drone with 3-Axis Gimbal, 2.7K Camera, GPS, 30-min Flight Time, Reduced Weight, Less Than 0.55lbs / 249 gram Mini Drone, Improved Scale 5 Wind Resistance, Gray
  • Light as a Smartphone - Weighing less than 0 55lbs / 249 grams, DJI Mini SE is roughly the same weight as the smartphone. In the United States and Canada, you can fly this camera drone without the need to register your drone with the local government.
  • Capture on the Go - The lightweight and powerful DJI Mini SE camera drone is the ideal for creators on the move. The ultra-portable design allows you to effortlessly capture moments in unforgettable ways.
  • More Time in the Sky - DJI Mini SE's weight allows it to stay in the air longer than similar consumer drones on the market. Enjoy up to 30 minutes of flight time with a fully-charged battery.
  • Capture the Detail - DJI Mini SE supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K HD videos. A 3-axis motorized gimbal provides superior camera stability and ensures clear ultra-smooth footage.
  • Upgraded Wind Resistance - DJI Mini SE can resist 29-38kph winds and take off at a max altitude of 4,000 meters, so your footage is stable even when flying along a windy coastline or high above an alpine forest.
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Tucok 193MAX2S Drone with 4K UHD Camera for Adults,3-Axis Gimbal Quadcopter with EIS Camera,13000ft Video Transmission,Obstacle Avoidance,66 Min Long Flight Time,Brushless Motor, GPS Auto Return Home
  • 【13000ft HD Video Transmission】The 193MAX2S drone is equipped with FPV relay transmission technology, supports up to Max 4km(13000ft) of hd 2k video transmission, and has excellent anti-interference ability to avoid signal loss, allowing you to fly farther and see more clearly .
  • 【4K Camera with Mechanical Gimbal and EIS Anti-Skake】 Ultra HD 4K Camera with 3-Axis Gimbal plus EIS Technology of 193MAX2S provides you with clearer and more stable video and picture quality. Built-in upgraded Sony sensor, 20 million High-Definition pixels. Pictures and videos are shot from SD card in 4K (3840 x 2160), video is recorded in 4K/30 fps. 50x zoom function helps provide more detail.
  • 【Drone wtih 360° Intelligent Obstacle Avoidance】:GPS Drones for adults,Only suitable for LOW-speed flight, the obstacle avoidance detection distance is 65ft(about 20 meters), the remote control will trigger an alarm, the drone may not be able to move forward, and it needs to be in an open outdoor environment flight;LCD remote control, which will display the real-time status of the drone. A perfect drone for beginners!
  • 【Lasting and Powerful】2 safer Intelligent Batteries are convenient to use, which increase the flight time up to 66 minutes; It holds a position quite stable even in wind with the powerful Brushless Motors better than other competitor drones,drone with Level 7 resistance.
  • 【GPS Safe to Fly】 Equipped with GPS system, 193MAX2 will Auto Return Home after Low Battery or Lost the Signal, and One-Key Return to Home (RTH) prevents loss to a large extent. Don’t hesitate to take it home.
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DJI FPV Combo Bundle - First-Person View Drone UAV Quadcopter Bundle with Joystick Motion 4K Camera, S Flight Mode, Super-Wide 150° FOV, HD Low-Latency Transmission, With 128GB SD Card Backpack
  • 【IMMERSIVE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE】Feel the thrill of immersive flight provided by the DJI FPV Goggles V2 and DJI FPV’s super-wide 150° FOV, giving you an ultra-smooth, real-time view of your flight.
  • 【4K/60FPS VIDEO】The DJI FPV aircraft can record 4K/60fps video at up to 120 Mbps, capturing crisp details that make footage look as exhilarating as the flight.
  • 【BRAND-NEW S MODE】Get the dynamic look of FPV footage easily in S mode. This hybrid flight mode combines the freedom of flying manually with the simplified controls of previous DJI drones.
  • 【ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES】An auxiliary bottom light, Smart Return to Home (RTH), Low Battery RTH, and forward and downward obstacle sensing are all integrated into DJI FPV to help ensure a safe flight, even at high speeds.
  • 【OCUSYNC 3.0 TRANSMISSION SYSTEM 】Enjoy crystal-clear real-time and HD Low-Latency Transmission video, even at distances of up to 6.2 miles. Note: The remote controller and accessories are located on the lower layer of the box
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DJI FPV Drone Combo with Remote Controller and Goggles CP.FP.00000001.01 (Renewed)
  • 【IMMERSIVE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE】Feel the thrill of immersive flight provided by the DJI FPV Goggles V2 and DJI FPV’s super-wide 150° FOV, giving you an ultra-smooth, real-time view of your flight.
  • 【4K/60FPS VIDEO】The DJI FPV aircraft can record 4K/60fps video at up to 120 Mbps, capturing crisp details that make footage look as exhilarating as the flight.
  • 【BRAND-NEW S MODE】Get the dynamic look of FPV footage easily in S mode. This hybrid flight mode combines the freedom of flying manually with the simplified controls of previous DJI drones.
  • 【ADVANCED SAFETY FEATURES】An auxiliary bottom light, Smart Return to Home (RTH), Low Battery RTH, and forward and downward obstacle sensing are all integrated into DJI FPV to help ensure a safe flight, even at high speeds.
  • 【OCUSYNC 3.0 TRANSMISSION SYSTEM 】Enjoy crystal-clear real-time and HD Low-Latency Transmission video, even at distances of up to 6.2 miles.

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