The wish list

Five best affordable drones

Take your flying skills and aerial photography to new heights

1

Parrot

Parrot Swing and multicopter and airplane 

Parrot Swing and multicopter and airplane 

For those hoping to perform aerial stunts like barrel rolls and vertical loops, this quirky drone is a good option. It has a 196ft flight range and can reach up to 18.6mph.

2

RYZE Robotics

RYZE Tello drone 

RYZE Tello drone 

Using flight technology by the leading drone firm DJI, this is a top all-round model for beginners. It is fully programmable using simple Scratch code aimed at teaching children, and it weighs just 235g.

3

Potensic

Potensic Mini Drone A20 

Potensic Mini Drone A20 

For a budget, child friendly drone, this Potensic model is perfect. Its propellers are well protected from bumps, and it has an emergency stop button, for use if it gets too close to something or someone. Designed to be particularly easy to fly, it has an altitude hold function to keep it stable, and onetouch take-off and landing.

4

DJI

DJI Mavic Mini 

DJI Mavic Mini 

DJI’s Mavic Air 2 tops most lists for drones on the market, but this mini version is highly impressive and more affordable. It offers 2.7K video, 30 minutes of flight time, and folds up into the palm of your hand.

5

Holy Stone

Holy Stone HS100 GPS

Holy Stone HS100 GPS 

Designed to introduce beginners to aerial drone photography, the HS100 has a 1080p camera with a 120° field of view and 90° adjustable angle. It also has precise GPS positioning.

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