Do you know you can now buy a drone for just a fraction of the price of an expensive dinner? Drones for beginner pilots are now packed with more features than ever before, thanks to the development of various technologies and the current competitive nature of the market for drones. This means that if you want to hone your skills in Lakeland drone videography, you don’t have to spend a fortune on your very first practice drone.
Now, affordable drones don’t need to mean unstable VGA cameras. There are now many drones that mirror the features of more advanced drones with built-in cameras with high resolutions, camera stabilization, and intelligent flight control.
It’s hard to find a drone cheaper than $99. The Ryze Tello features flight technology from DJI so this means some of the features in the larger aircraft are apparent in this beginner’s drone.
The Ryze Tello is the perfect educational tool for those starting in this hobby because it is fully programmable, meaning you can code in Scratch and upload your own modes and flight characteristics.
DJI makes many drones—from beginner drones to advanced drones—but its Spark is the most popular and the most practical drone for beginners. It is so small it can fit in your hand and at just $399, this is the cheapest DJI drone you can have.
It comes with a camera with a high-quality photo and video output, thanks to the 12MP capacity. It can fly for a total of 16 minutes straight and has a “Return to Home” functionality for when your battery starts to run out.
Holy Stone HS110D
This mid-sized drone has one of the best cameras in the low-end level of drone price tags. At just $109.49, you can get a wide 120-degree field-of-view lens that can capture stills and video at 720p. The camera can be connected to FPV video streaming devices and when used with VR glasses, it can create a fully immersive flight experience.
Yuneec Breeze 4K
The Yuneec Breeze 4K is nice and small and social. That’s the way it is being packaged and marketed… and for good reason. At just $400, this drone can be used both indoors and outdoors because of its size.
But don’t be fooled by the size as it packs some amazing features, too. It has five automated flight modes, including a Selfie mode for capturing photos and Lakeland drone videography of yourself and an Orbit mode to take an aerial shot.