The Best Drones of 2018

Even if you have no good reason to justify buying one, you have to admit that drones are cool. Some models out there are glorified tech toys, but the ones we highlight here are fit for use in imaging and cinematic applications small and large. If you think you can use a flying camera in your next project, there’s some good news–the tech has come a long way in a very short time. There are models on the market now that put earlier copters to shame in terms of video quality and stabilization.

And now the bad news. You get what you pay for, and if you want an aerial video platform that can capture stunning footage, you need to be ready to spend some cash. Because drones are such pricey propositions, it pays to do your research before buying one. We’ve tested many of the ready-to-fly models on the market to determine what’s important to look for, and the best models available.

There are low-cost drones on the market (we’ve rounded some of the top-rated options under $100 on Amazon), but you’re still looking at spending around $500 to get a solid model that’s stable in flight with an excellent integrated camera. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is our favorite budget model, and while it doesn’t support 4K capture, its 2.7K video capability is better than 1080p and leaves some room to crop footage for HD projects. You’ll be hard pressed to find a quadcopter that delivers the video quality of the Phantom 3 Standard for less money.

on Amazon), but you’re still looking at spending around $500 to get a solid model that’s stable in flight with an excellent integrated camera. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is our favorite budget model, and while it doesn’t support 4K capture, its 2.7K video capability is better than 1080p and leaves some room to crop footage for HD projects. You’ll be hard pressed to find a quadcopter that delivers the video quality of the Phantom 3 Standard for less money.

The drones we review are ready-to-fly models, so you can use them right out of the box. In most cases you’ll need to bring your own Android or iOS device to view the camera feed in real-time, but we’ve reviewed a few models that have an Android tablet built into the remote control. We haven’t delved into covering true pro models, which require you to get out a soldering iron and install flight control systems and custom gimbals that can accommodate an SLR or mirrorless camera.

All of the models featured here have some safety features. Even the Bebop 2, which isn’t built for long-distance flight, includes a GPS and automatic Return-to-Home functionality. If your control signal is interrupted, or if the battery gets down too low (most drones can only fly for about 20 minutes on a single battery charge), you drone will start to head back to its takeoff point and land.

Flyaways still happen, and there are horror stories on various web discussion forums. Of course, negative experiences are amplified in this context, simply because uneventful flights that don’t result in a crash or missing drone aren’t hot topics for discussion.

If you’re flying within the United States, you need to take heed of FAA guidelines–or be prepared to face potential fines or jail time. There are no-fly zones set by the FAA, so don’t take off if you’re near an airport without notifying the control tower first. And, even if you’re out in the middle of nowhere, don’t take your drone above 400 feet. Most drones are set to obey these regulations out of the box, but controlling a quadcopter is just like driving a car–even if you missed seeing that speed limit sign, you’re still liable to pay the ticket.

If you’re flying within the United States, you need to take heed of FAA guidelines–or be prepared to face potential fines or jail time. There are

set by the FAA, so don’t take off if you’re near an airport without notifying the control tower first. And, even if you’re out in the middle of nowhere, don’t take your drone above 400 feet. Most drones are set to obey these regulations out of the box, but controlling a quadcopter is just like driving a car–even if you missed seeing that speed limit sign, you’re still liable to pay the ticket.

Be sure to read up on the current FAA guidelines before buying. At press time, a court ruling states you don’t have to pay to register your drone with the FAA, but that can change with an appeal. Even if you don’t have an FAA number attached to your aircraft, be careful out there.

before buying. At press time, a court ruling states you don’t have to pay to register your drone with the FAA, but that can change with an appeal. Even if you don’t have an FAA number attached to your aircraft, be careful out there.

There are a number of products on the market that are sold as drones, but don’t quite fit the bill. Remote-controlled aircraft have been around for ages. (Check out this clip from Magnum, P.I. if you don’t believe me, or just want to see Tom Selleck in a bathrobe.) But with the recent surge in popularity, quadcopters that would simply be sold as RC products are now being tagged as drones. These products don’t include GPS stabilization, return-to-home functionality, and other automated flight modes that make a drone a drone.

There are a number of products on the market that are sold as drones, but don’t quite fit the bill. Remote-controlled aircraft have been around for ages. (Check out this

from Magnum, P.I. if you don’t believe me, or just want to see Tom Selleck in a bathrobe.) But with the recent surge in popularity, quadcopters that would simply be sold as RC products are now being tagged as drones. These products don’t include GPS stabilization, return-to-home functionality, and other automated flight modes that make a drone a drone.

We’ve reviewed a handful of these products and placed them in our Toy reviews category. If you’re interested in something you can use on the International Drone Racing Association, keep your eyes tuned there for reviews.

category. If you’re interested in something you can use on the International Drone Racing Association, keep your eyes tuned there for reviews.

DJI models currently dominate our top picks, and there’s a good reason for that. The company is simply a few steps ahead of its competition right now, and has a product catalog with models at various price points, which take up a good number of the slots in our top ten. It made huge improvements with its Phantom 3 series, and has continued to refine form and function with the Phantom 4, and produces the best small drone on the market in the form of the Mavic Pro and Mavic Pro Platinum.

DJI models currently dominate our top picks, and there’s a good reason for that. The company is simply a few steps ahead of its competition right now, and has a product catalog with models at various price points, which take up a good number of the slots in our top ten. It made huge improvements with its Phantom 3 series, and has continued to refine form and function with the Phantom 4, and produces the best small drone on the market in the form of the

DJI’s pro line is dubbed Inspire, and is currently in its second generation. Inspire models offer functionality well beyond what you get with a Phantom, including dual-operator support–one person flying and the other working the camera–as well as interchangeable lenses and camera modules, a Raw cinema workflow, and retractable landing gear.

For a long time, the DJI Phantom series was about as small as you could go if you wanted to get a full-featured drone that maintains stability in the air and includes strong safety features. That’s changing. Hikers and travel photographers appreciate a small, light kit, and they can now can now get a drone that fits into a backpack. We’ve got a couple small models in our top ten, and expect to add a few more as the space develops further.

Of course, not every small drone is a top flyer. Some are barely capable of getting off the ground and require you to use your smartphone as a remote control, which makes for a sloppy control experience. Make sure to read reviews before spending hard-earned cash on a compact quadcopter.

Yuneec is DJI’s major competition in the consumer market. Its Typhoon series competes with DJI’s Phantom line and offers some features that Phantoms don’t provide, including a freely rotating camera on the Typhoon H and H Plus. It also has a smaller model, the Breeze , to appeal to pilots who want a more user-friendly, casual drone experience.

Yuneec is DJI’s major competition in the consumer market. Its Typhoon series competes with DJI’s Phantom line and offers some features that Phantoms don’t provide, including a freely rotating camera on the Typhoon H and H Plus. It also has a smaller model, the

PowerVision is a newer player in the US market. It’s announced two copters–the consumer-friendly PowerEgg and the pro-grade PowerEye, and has dipped its toes in the underwater UAV market with the PowerRay, PowerDolphin, and PowerSeeker. Also making headway in the US is Autel Robotics. Its line of X-Star drones look like DJI Phantoms that have been dipped in bright orange paint, and it announced a Mavic Pro competitor at the most recent CES. We’ve not yet had the opportunity to review them, but they compare favorably with DJI models in terms of price.

GoPro made a drone, the Karma . But after a rocky launch, which involved a massive recall, and underwhelming performance in the market, the company decided to pull the plug on drone development . You can still buy a Karma while supplies last (at a discount), but there are better options out there.

. But after a rocky launch, which involved a massive recall, and underwhelming performance in the market, the company decided to

. You can still buy a Karma while supplies last (at a discount), but there are better options out there.

3D Robotics, which took a swing with its Solo drone, has exited the consumer market–the Solo is now only on sale at closeout prices. That’s a shame, as the Solo delivers a lot of innovative features and would be a stellar choice for GoPro users if it weren’t hampered by subpar battery life and a GPS that’s slow to lock on to satellites. The Solo can be had for a little more than $200 without a camera or gimbal, making it a solid platform for DIY hobbyists.

The DJI Inspire 2 is aimed at professional cinematographers, news organizations, and independent filmmakers. And it’s priced as such–its $3,000 MSRP doesn’t include a camera. You have the option of adding a 1-inch sensor fixed-lens camera, a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens model, or a Super35mm cinema mount with its own proprietary lens system and support for 6K video capture.

Yuneec also has a model with a Micro Four Thirds camera. Its Tornado H920 is a huge drone with six rotors and room to hold three batteries, giving it an unheard of 42-minute flight capability. Its CGO4 camera is essentially a custom version of the Panasonic GH4, a favorite of many a terrestrial videographer. It doesn’t record uncompressed video like the Inspire 2, but it’s less expensive.

is a huge drone with six rotors and room to hold three batteries, giving it an unheard of 42-minute flight capability. Its CGO4 camera is essentially a custom version of the Panasonic GH4, a favorite of many a terrestrial videographer. It doesn’t record uncompressed video like the Inspire 2, but it’s less expensive.

Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with any of the models listed here. For the latest field-tested drone reviews, check out our Drones Product Guide .

Bottom Line: The latest version of DJI’s top-end consumer drone, the Phantom 4, improves on its predecessor in many ways. It’s the best consumer drone on the market, and it’s priced accordingly.

The latest version of DJI’s top-end consumer drone, the Phantom 4, improves on its predecessor in many ways. It’s the best consumer drone on the market, and it’s priced accordingly.

Bottom Line: If money is no object, the DJI Inspire 2 is the best drone you can buy, delivering Raw video capture at 5.2K quality, superb build quality, and top-end performance.

If money is no object, the DJI Inspire 2 is the best drone you can buy, delivering Raw video capture at 5.2K quality, superb build quality, and top-end performance.

Bottom Line: The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is the best small drone you can buy, and a fantastic choice for most aerial videographers and YouTubers.

The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum is the best small drone you can buy, and a fantastic choice for most aerial videographers and YouTubers.

Bottom Line: The DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone adds additional obstacle sensors and a vastly improved camera to the already stellar Phantom 4.

The DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone adds additional obstacle sensors and a vastly improved camera to the already stellar Phantom 4.

Bottom Line: The DJI Phantom 3 Standard delivers the safety, reliability, and video quality you expect from a Phantom at a price that appeals to entry-level pilots.

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard delivers the safety, reliability, and video quality you expect from a Phantom at a price that appeals to entry-level pilots.

Bottom Line: The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced is one of the best drones on the market thanks to a bevy of features and 2.7K video recording.

The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced is one of the best drones on the market thanks to a bevy of features and 2.7K video recording.

Bottom Line: The DJI Spark is a $500 palm-size gesture-controlled selfie drone for the masses, but it’s hampered by short flying time and an app that could be easier to use.

The DJI Spark is a $500 palm-size gesture-controlled selfie drone for the masses, but it’s hampered by short flying time and an app that could be easier to use.

Bottom Line: The Parrot Bebop 2 FPV is an attractive, compact drone for backyard and rural pilots, but it has difficulty with long distance flight in areas with crowded Wi-Fi signals.

The Parrot Bebop 2 FPV is an attractive, compact drone for backyard and rural pilots, but it has difficulty with long distance flight in areas with crowded Wi-Fi signals.

Bottom Line: The Yuneec Typhoon H Pro with Intel RealSense Technology has enormous potential, but its flight interface and video both leave some room for improvement.

The Yuneec Typhoon H Pro with Intel RealSense Technology has enormous potential, but its flight interface and video both leave some room for improvement.

See Also : Best Drones 2018 Reviews & Buyer’s Guide (Top 10)

The technology of remote controlled drones is slowly taking over the world. It will be soon when they will be like a convention in the daily life. Scientists and even students have taken them as their regular college products. Because of this, we can hope for amazing innovations every day in this technology.

You might not be a producer but you can be a consumer for sure. Not being a science student and a commoner with no knowledge on drone tech, you need a good guide if you want to buy yourself a drone. For this, we have come up with a list of top 10 best drones 2018.

After a good research on different drones which are available online, we have formulated this list. The list contains some of the best seller drones with high-quality technology. We tend to stick to optimum prices for buyer’s convenience so that is one of the factors.

Another factor on which the reviews for these drones are based are the features of the product. With these three main contributing factors and reading about them thoroughly, you can get the product you want. So without any further due, let us move on to our top 10 best drones 2018.

Below we have a list of 10 best drones 2018 along with their features, pros and cons and reviews of each individual drone. So read them or if you have time issue we have a comparison table as well that would help you to decide quickly but i would recommend to read our reviews below.

Most of these drones come with a really high quality and features. This makes it difficult to choose the top one. However, there is always a product which rules them all. One such product is DBPOWER UDI U842 Predator Wi-Fi FPV Drone with HD Camera 2.4G. Let us begin with our review.

What you need in your modern devices are technologies such as Wi-Fi, a camera, and at least a 2.4G connection. Now, most of the devices do not feature these at all. Even though when it does feature, there are limited ones. DBPOWER UDI U842 Predator Wi-Fi FPV Drone with HD Camera 2.4G’s title says it all.

Whether it is a Wi-Fi adapter for a connection or a camera to capture stuff, everything is there. Being a remote control device, you get a high-quality remote controller to fly it. There are a lot of other features which we are now going to elaborate in detail.

The gravity induction technology allows you to be in full control which could be in all four directions.

This product is great. When you can afford it, I wouldn’t want you to bet on any other product than this one. It is a latest one, has Wi-Fi to connect with phone, a HD camera, and stuff which you really need to get. If a high budget is an issue, then it is justified to go down this list and choose another product.

Nothing good comes without you paying a heavy price. By heavy, I mean a price which buys features, none of the cheap ones can offer you. On number second in our list, here is another flying product which goes by the name Drone with Camera, Potensic F181DH 5.8GHz RC Drone Quadcopter With 720P HD Live Camera.

When you look at the features, this one has better ones. However, what’s missing in this drone is that excellent built quality. When you don’t want to hand over the product to a kid, this could be your choice. It is because the drone is made very light and in a delicate fashion. This adds to its flying abilities but if not controlled properly, a crash would be the result.

As for the features of this one of the best drones 2018, it has plenty. Whether it is a high-quality camera for HD recording to go live or a fast processor, it has them. A quadcopter with four wings to fly in any direction and for maximum stability in the air. It is a remote control drone which gets a very fast connection from the sensor of the drone.

Want to reach heights as much as possible? This one features built-in high altitude technology to achieve them.

With a camera of two megapixels designed to give an HD video quality, now get a mesmerizing first-person view on your 5.8 GHz HD screen.

Moving down to a lower budget when all the conditions and features suit could be a smart move. This is why we could suggest the product. However, living in areas where the weather is always unpredictable, this might not be a suitable product.

This top 10 best drones in 2018 list is made so that you can have tons of options. When it comes to products like this especially when you are a newbie, you got to be more careful in choosing your drone. Having a thorough look at the features of the product might be a good choice.

WIFI FPV Version U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera DBPOWER Headless Mode Quadcopter is one of the best sellers because this adds to all the features which we have talked about before. A product which is none less in features but still offers a price which you would like to afford. Also, this gets even better when sales are on the product.

Why should we talk about the features when there is everything in the title? Need a Wi-Fi connection for faster streaming or a camera for HD recording? This product features both of them. While you are in air and take some mesmerizing photos, its camera has enough focus to do the job for you.

Just like the first product on the list, this one also features the gravity induction technology for giving you stability in the air and enable you to move better and various directions and angles. This is not all, we have still got a lot to discuss so let’s move ahead.

Have access to all the settings so that you can make changes at any time to enhance the performance of this drone.

What is even better is its pristine HD aerial photo taking ability with a right focus on the images.

While you are going live on the feed, its first person camera allows you to get even close to things.

When you are connected to the android app, gravity induction makes it even easier to be controlled in the air.

Not everyone wants to go for a price as in one of the above products. This is why with a price tag such as this which even gets lower on sale, this product should be satisfying. If stuff mentioned in the cons is not satisfying which is generally the case, avoid the product and save even more to go big.

w/ HD Camera, Altitude Hold & 1-Key Takeoff/Landing; VR Headset-Compatible Drone w/ Customizable Route Mode:

Isn’t it peculiar enough for you that we also tell you all the features in the title? Well, a wise buyer would go to read the detailed review and that is why we keep writing them. Force1 U45W Blue Jay Wi-Fi FPV Drone w/ HD Camera, Altitude Hold & 1-Key Takeoff/Landing; VR Headset-Compatible Drone w/ Customizable Route Mode is one of such devices which multi-feature stuff to pay for.

Isn’t it peculiar enough for you that we also tell you all the features in the title? Well, a wise buyer would go to read the detailed review and that is why we keep writing them. Force1 U45W Blue Jay Wi-Fi FPV Drone w/ HD Camera, Altitude Hold & 1-Key Takeoff/Landing; VR Headset-Compatible Drone w/ Customizable Route Mode is one of such devices which multi-feature stuff to pay for.

Most of the function which these flying drone features are quite common in many products we have reviewed. But, don’t worry because it has features to its disposal with which it can establish its own identity. Being one of the best sellers, Force1 U45W Blue Jay Wi-Fi FPV Drone is a product to meddle with.

While we move on to the features, we come to know the plenty of them have already been reviewed. It features a Wi-Fi adapter for making connections to your phone, an HD camera of two megapixels, and of course, a single key altitude function. Now, what is that thing which makes it unique?

Well, to answer that, you should that even though this features everything you want from this drone, it comes with a very low price. This makes one of the reasons why people prefer it so much especially while gifting their son/daughter a birthday present. To have an insight of more features, let’s move ahead.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that this Force1 U45W Blue Jay Wi-Fi FPV Drone features a Wi-Fi adapter for making a connection.

The first couple of products are still better in quality and strength but if you cannot pay that price especially when it is to be gifted, there is no reason you shouldn’t stick to this Force1 U45W Blue Jay Wi-Fi FPV Drone.

Not every time does one need an expensive product which has lots of features in which at least half are useless. This implies to people who just want to experience this drone technology and this is the max of their aim. That is why they need a product which can be connected to a phone, can be routed and flown in the air.

One of such commercially successful products is Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone. Now, this is a product which doesn’t come with all that wide variety of features. But, in fact, the features it has are more than what an ordinary fan needs.

With Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV 2.4 GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone, you are able to get your levitation in the air, can fly at a good speed and in almost every direction, and with four channel. What’s better in this product is its headless function which comes with an additional IOC function to enhance its use.

It is a quadcopter where all four wings are at super-balance and you can control it easily throughout your flight. May not be a good thing which conditions are extremely windy because lightweight products do not stand a chance in such conditions. Let us move on towards its features and make this product even more recognized.

As most users suggest, Headless mode gets better with IOC functions and this is exactly what this drone features.

Have a different perspective of the air and space by taking snaps and videos in the air with its HD 2-megapixel camera.

This one is not for the professional and not to be experimented on. Would be a perfect for a casual passion of flying a drone and making your kids happy. Economical, which makes it attracting to most of the buyers. It does the same to you? Come, get it.

, 5.8G FPV Monitor Transmit Live Video, 2.4G Remote Controller, GPS Auto Return Function, a key to Return, Beginners Quadcopter Drone UFO with HD Wifi Camera (Black):

Let’s take this to a whole new level. A product which is not for you if you are a guy with a low budget. It is a time that you hit something which higher price but features which none of the drones has ever featured. Have you ever had full HD screen for a drone? No? Let us take you to a whole new survey.

Besides features such as an HD camera, a W-Fi adapter which makes faster and quick connections, a remote controller with a long range, and headless function, there is more to this device. Well, that more is a GPS feature which makes tracking enables and easy. Don’t go because there is more it.

It doesn’t only record HD with its advance camera but for the first time from products in this list, you are getting full HD video recording and images. You can transmit and stream live videos on your different social media connections and show them what you are up to with your mesmerizing flying drone.

There is more we have to discuss a drone with has 2.7k HD video camera and a 7 inch HD monitor to display clearly what you are doing and enjoying. Save all the fun on your phone with the fastest transmission and uploading speeds. There is more to it so we want you to move on to the features of the product now.

The large 7 inch HD LCD enables you to keep track of your flight and have more details with the HD camera on your high-definition screen.

It also features a full HD camera which makes your pictures and video capturing experience even better.

While you want to compete at a professional level with your drone, there is no doubt that you shouldn’t go for this one. However, with a price tag such high as this, it is not a recommendation for normal fans.

These quadcopters for Cheerwine are simply amazing when it comes to the basic level of drone flying and to cherish yourself. With a nice and advanced HD camera of 2 megapixel which is enough for focus capturing and video shooting and a 2.4 GHz speed, this is exactly what you need on a low budget and when you aren’t at a professional level.

It has seemed that people are happier with an economical drone product which fulfills their free time with joy and they get to pay much lesser. It is because of products such as this one from Cheerwing CW4 RC Drone. What else does this drone features? We will need to have a look at the features for that.

As most users suggest, Headless mode gets better with IOC functions and this is exactly what this drone features.

Have a different perspective of the air and space by taking snaps and videos in the air with its HD 2-megapixel camera.

Whether you want to gift a kid or cherish in your free time, this most economical product is the one you should choose instead of spending all the money on expensive and professional ones.

There are users who, whether they want to get a drone or watch a movie, 1080p is always their choice. When it comes to drones, there are some rare products which feature this. One of such products which are really good at recording and capturing at this high resolution is HS300 Holy Stone Drone.

As for the other features of this drone product, it has 2.4 GHz which is the minimum you need. Also, when you want to transmit and stream it faster, you do need this speed. Even with a camera which records and captures 1080p, it gives you the freedom of 120 degrees wide-angle features. We are about to discuss more of these features in the list given below.

The first features which are its recognition are the 1080p HD camera which shoots and captures at 120-degree wide-angles and at 30 FPS smooth.

A body which has triple production, LED lights, an RC with enhances controls, and a powerful transmitter.

Its high resolution and battery features are the only standing features which make it a recommendation otherwise, for professionals and amateurs, there are a lot of other ones.

Holy Stone are known for their advanced and expensive products when you are at a level of training, a cheap product like this would do just fine. Want to know the reason why? Let us move straight to the features of this Holy Stone HS170 Drone.

with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro Headless System Black (Upgraded with Altitude Hold Function):

After being trained with the above product, this one form Holy Stone could be a great option for street level drone racing or at city-level championships. Going through the features would reveal more of this drone’s ability of flying and strength.

With a limited budget of $100 which is most ideal, this is a force to reckon with. Your competitors are about to get some really hard time especially when you trained on the previous product from Holy Stone and this one is about to make you unstoppable.

So this was our list of 10 best drones 2018. Hope you would have liked it and have found the drone that you were actually looking for.

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If you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in purchasing a drone. With so many options out there, it can be tough to decide what the best value is. Well, the best drones for 2018 are all right here.

Seriously consider the five top drones for each category mentioned in this article if you’re shopping for the best drone you can get! The top 2018 drones all combine great prices, expert craftmanship, durability and excellent features to offer a drone you can enjoy flying for a very long time.

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The Altair 818 Plus quadcopter is a market newcomer, but it’s already set itself apart as one of the best. With a 15-minute flight time and an extra battery it you wonder why people buy other drones in its $180 price range that only fly for 5 to 10 minutes.

is a market newcomer, but it’s already set itself apart as one of the best. With a 15-minute flight time and an extra battery it you wonder why people buy other drones in its $180 price range that only fly for 5 to 10 minutes.

It has a range of 150 meters and 15 minutes is plenty of time to fly within that distance. It also includes a TF card that means that it can record video right out of the box, as opposed to similarly-priced camera drones (like the AA108.)

The Altair 818 Plus drone has all the features that make a drone flyable for beginners and an absolute breeze for experienced flyers.
There’s headless mode, which will prevent many a crash for new flyers, and low-signal and low-battery alarms to warn you before your drone becomes unresponsive to your remote control, or plummets out of the sky, which is one of the worst ways to crash.

The Altair 818 Plus drone has all the features that make a drone flyable for beginners and an absolute breeze for experienced flyers.

There’s headless mode, which will prevent many a crash for new flyers, and low-signal and low-battery alarms to warn you before your drone becomes unresponsive to your remote control, or plummets out of the sky, which is one of the worst ways to crash.

It has a low, medium, and high-speed flying setting which allows for more options to suit different flying styles and goals and accommodates varying levels of flying experience.

It also has altitude hold, which is not only convenient for flying but makes for better footage. It comes with a 720P 120-degree wide angle camera and is first-person view enabled. Its rubber-damping camera decreases vibration for even more stable imagery. Combine that with its altitude hold feature and you get amazing footage and photos. Looking through its high-quality camera in FPV might just make you feel like you’re the one flying, and not just the drone.

My favorite professional drone for 2018 is the highly advanced DJI Phantom 4 Pro. It has superior flying ability, with obstacle sensing in five directions that make it nearly impossible to crash. It’s remote comes with a mobile device holder to assist with its FPV capabilities.

It has a range of about 3 miles (people have flown it even farther), it can fly at up to 45 MPH while still being easy to control, and has a flight time of up to 30 minutes. It weighs just over 3 pounds, a testament to the power of its motors, and an indication of durability. It also has a return home feature that uses GPS, so if you lose track of it, it can find its own way back. And it comes with 8 extra propellers.

The best part of this drone by far is the camera which comes with a 16GB micro SD card. It has 20 megapixels and a massive 1-inch sensor. It has a mechanical shutter to eliminate the rolling shutter distortion that can happen when capturing images of fast moving objects. It has a 4k 60 FPS video camera for high video quality and the ability to capture magnificent slow-motion footage.

And last, but not least, it has a professional-caliber gimbal for guaranteed stable footage. This camera drone is the best drone for 2018 because it can produce beautiful footage and pictures that any professional would be proud of.

For $129.00 you’re getting a killer powerful drone in the Blackhawk. Get super fast and free shipping when you order the Blackhawk from AltairAerial.com , or you can also see Best Price at Amazon . The Blackhawk is amore advanced level quad with 15-17 Minutes of Flight time and 300-500 Meter Range!

For $129.00 you’re getting a killer powerful drone in the Blackhawk. Get super fast and free shipping when you order the

. The Blackhawk is amore advanced level quad with 15-17 Minutes of Flight time and 300-500 Meter Range!

The best 2018 drone for those hobbyists who want to enjoy long range flight is BlackHawk Drone. It has a range of 300 meters. This is a $160 drone, which means its range blows away the competition in that price range. It also has a 15-minute flight time and comes with two extra batteries, allowing you to fully exploit its range, and enjoy it with friends and family who will all be able to take a turn flying it.

It will fly about as far as it can be seen clearly. It comes with LED lights which are beautiful at when you fly around sunset.
The controls are easy to learn and feature a high speed and low speed mode to accommodate flyers of all experience levels.

It will fly about as far as it can be seen clearly. It comes with LED lights which are beautiful at when you fly around sunset.

The controls are easy to learn and feature a high speed and low speed mode to accommodate flyers of all experience levels.

The Altair Aerial Blackhawk automatically levels in wind to maintain stability. This drone won’t crash often, but it has a sturdy build and consumers report that it holds up incredibly well in crashes, should you make a mistake. It comes with extra propellers too, a must-have because propellers are the most easily damaged part.

Ultimately, the BlackHawk has exquisite handling and highly responsive controls which makes for easy flying and allows you to do tricks like full 360-degree flips with ease. It really is a great value and one of the best drones for 2018.

The drone’s weight is well balanced for stable footage. It also flies extremely quietly for less vibration and better audio recording.

There is some assembly required for this drone but it’s easy and straightforward even for unexperienced people. It weighs 3.7 pounds and can carry up to 7 extra ounces of weight, which means you can attach a GoPro camera if you’d like to fly this drone with first-person view.

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I recommend the Altair AA108, my favorite small drone. It can be purchased for only $129 and has a lot of cool features. It’s durable and can withstand repeated minor crashes. It comes with a 120-degree wide angle, 720P HD camera that offers real time first-person viewing during flight.

The Altair AA108 is easy to fly and features headless mode, altitude hold, and a custom route mode, where you can draw a flight path on your smart phone and the drone will follow it!

It also offers three skill levels for flight, from 1 to 3, or beginner to advanced. The first level is very kid friendly, giving the opportunity to pass the passion for flight on to the next generation. It’s small enough to be flown indoors, allowing for fun on windy days or just when you want to conveniently fly in the comfort of your own home.

What makes the Altair AA108 one of the best 2018 drones is its long range and flight time. It can fly for up to 10 minutes and has a range of 100 meters. It also comes with a bonus battery so you can fly for even longer! Many drones in this price range offer only half the range and flight time. The Altair AA108 comes with an out of range alarm, an out of battery alarm, and an emergency landing function to prevent simple mistakes from becoming major crashes.

The best 2018 drone that folds up for convenient transportation is the DJI Mavic Pro. This drone sells like crazy for a ton of reasons. It can fold down to as small as a bottle of water and comes with a convenient carrying backpack. It has the extremely high quality and advanced technology you would expect from a DJI drone.

You can fly it up to 40 MPH or for up to 27 minutes, giving you the opportunity to get great footage, especially since it has a range of 4.3 miles! These numbers combine to offer opportunities that few other drones do.

It offers obstacle avoidance technology and sensor redundancies that increase the drone’s reliability and safety. The DJI Mavic Pro can see obstacle 49 feet away, which means it can safely fly at up to 22 MPH while automatically avoiding anything in its way.

Trust me, flying drones that prevent themselves from crashing is awe-inspiring and incredibly cool and this drone does it better than most other drones. It utilizes GPS technology for precise positioning and can be flown by phone via Wi-Fi. It can fly itself back to its takeoff point with amazing precision and maintain a stable hover on windy days.

The DJI Mavic Pro is one of the best 2018 camera drones because it is designed with aerial photography in mind. It features a “tripod mode” which decreases the max speed to 2.2 MPH and makes the controls less responsive, allowing for more precise movements when capturing footage, a very useful feature.

It offers 1080P HD video streaming and the camera is 12 Megapixels and can capture 4K video at up to 30 frames per second! The DJI Mavic Pro also features a gimbal for stable footage, a rare bonus for a drone so small.