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8 Best RC Drones for Sale

Updated With New Drone Models for 2020

Note: Fly safely and responsibly, folks. Never flown before? Learn to fly for free over here. Need to get your FAA commercial drone certificate? Start studying over here.

If you're in a hurry, check out our top pick:
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
The latest and greatest camera drone from DJI, with a professional-grade camera from Swedish camera manufacturer, Hasselblad

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RC Drones with a Camera: Our Top Picks

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Scoot Mini Drone
Flight Time | 8 Minutes
Flight Time | 8 Minutes
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UFO 4000 LED Mini Drone
Flight Time | 18 Minutes
Flight Time | 18 Minutes
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F111WF Folding Drone
Camera | 720p HD
Flight Time | 7-8 Minutes
Camera | 720p HD
Flight Time | 7-8 Minutes
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U49WF FPV Camera Drone
Camera | 720p HD
Flight Time | 12-15 Minutes
Camera | 720p HD
Flight Time | 12-15 Minutes
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DJI Tello
Camera | 720p
Flight Time | 13 Minutes
Camera | 720p
Flight Time | 13 Minutes
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DJI Mavic Air 2
Camera | 48 MP, 4K Video
Flight Time | 34 Minutes
Camera | 48 MP, 4K Video
Flight Time | 34 Minutes
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DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Camera | 20 MP, 4K 10-bit HDR Video
Flight Time | 31 Minutes
Camera | 20 MP, 4K 10-bit HDR Video
Flight Time | 31 Minutes
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DJI Matrice 300 RTK
Camera | Compatible with various payloads
Flight Time | 55 Minutes
Camera | Compatible with various payloads
Flight Time | 55 Minutes

We’ve spent hours testing and researching the top UAVs and quadcopters out there, and we’re happy to say we’ve narrowed it down to a select few.

This article lists some of the best remote control (RC) drones for sale on the market right now. Whether you’re looking for a cheap indoor flyer or a professional rig for aerial videography, we’re confident you’ll find a quality drone on this list that will meet your needs.

Want to skip the details and go straight to the list itself? No problem:

“RC drones” can mean many things (cars, boats, planes, etc) but this article focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Why?

Because they’re awesome! (And they’re our specialty ;).)

Read on to find out which sUAS is right for you:

Note #1: All specs/features are obtained from the manufacturer or retailer.

Note #2: On this list, we’ve included models available for sale on Amazon and DJI — as Amazon and DJI Associate partners, we earn a small commission for qualifying purchases. Please know that we’ve tested many of the models on this list, and we wouldn’t recommend anything we wouldn’t fly ourselves!

01

Scoot Mini LED Drone

Battery Life

8 Minutes

Good For

Hobbyists

Looking to fly without worrying about a remote controller? Then the hands-free operation of the Scoot Mini Drone is a perfect choice. It a great drone for all ages, with an enclosed frame and infrared obstacle sensors, it is also safe for use in any indoor space.

It comes with a USB charging cord making it easy to charge it anywhere and it gets a full charge within an hour.

With 8 minutes of nonstop flight time, this drone is great for playing fun interactive games with your friends at a very affordable price.

Key Specs/Features

  • Hand operated, no remote controller
  • Up w/ 1-Key Take Off/Landing and Altitude Hold
  • Infrared motion sensors to detect obstacles
  • Max flight time: 8 minutes
  • Notable Attributes: Intuitive hand gesture flight modes
Scoot Is Hands Down The Coolest Hands-Free Drone!
02

UFO 4000 LED Mini Drone

Battery Life

18 minutes

Good For

Hobbyists

Bright red, white, and blue LEDs make it easy to spot the UFO 4000 LED Mini Drone as it zips through the sky.

Propeller guards wrapped in LED lighting increase the durability and visibility of the drone and make this affordable drone great for beginners. The simple remote controller makes this drone perfect for all ages with 1-Key Start/Stop and easy joystick directional controls.

Looking for a beginner stunt drone? Look no further, with 4 channels, 2 speeds, Altitude Hold, and Headless Mode; this beginner drone also performs 360° mini flips.

Key Specs/Features

  • Remote controller with 1-Key Start/Stop and easy joystick directional controls make this drone great for beginners
  • Durable propeller guards wrapped with glowing red, blue, and white LEDs making the drone durable and easier to see
  • Max flight time: 18 minutes
  • Notable Attributes: Stunt flights featuring 4 channels, 2 speeds, Altitude Hold, and Headless Mode; this beginner drone also performs 360° mini flips
UFO 4000 LED Stunt Drone
03

F111WF Folding Drone

camera

720p HD

battery life

7-8 Minutes

good for

Hobbyists

Traveling with a bulky drone can be challenging, but the F111WF Folding Drone is an affordable option that is a great choice for those who like to travel due to its folding arm design typically found on high-end drones.

Its 6-axis gyro offers optimal stabilization for the 720p HD camera to easily capture high definition aerial photos.

Live stream allows the drone operator to see exactly what the drone is seeing through your smartphone via the iPhone/Android mobile app. The extra battery, propeller guards, and propellers that are included make this a great camera drone.

Key Specs/Features

  • Camera resolution: 720p HD
  • Flight time: 7-8 minutes
  • Notable Attributes: 6-axis gyro offers optimal stabilization, foldable arms, 1-Key Take Off/Landing
WHOA: Fold This Drone Up And Take It Anywhere!
04

U49WF FPV Camera Drone

camera

720p HD

battery life

12-15 Minutes

good for

Hobbyists

The U49WF FPV Camera Drone offers an outstanding 720p camera for clear HD pictures and live video. Altitude-hold and a first-person-view (FPV) screen with Camera Live Video allow the pilot to see exactly what the HD camera of your drone sees in real-time.

It also comes with an extra battery to help you fly for even longer before having to charge, and an outstanding 720p camera for clear HD pictures and live video.

Add to that it’s impressively long flight time of 25 minutes with the extra battery, and you’re looking at a great drone for beginners (or intermediate pilots, for that matter) at an inexpensive price.

Key Specs/Features

  • Camera resolution: 720p HD
  • Max flight time: 12-15 minutes (Per battery)
  • Notable Attributes: Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Full Trim, and Real-Time WiFi FPV.
Blue Heron Wi-Fi FPV HD Camera Drone | Beginner RC U49WF Quadcopter
05

DJI Tello

camera

5 MP, 720p

battery life

13 Minutes

good for

Hobbyists, FPV Racing

The DJI Tello is a great drone for beginners that can even be flown indoors due to its small footprint. It comes packed with advanced features that we have come to expect from DJI. Low battery protection, vision positioning system, and auto takeoff and landing are just a few of the advanced features that make this a great beginner drone.

Capture crisp 5-megapixel pictures and 720p videos with the Tellos onboard camera system. With VR headset compatibility, fly with a breathtaking first-person view with an 82.6º FOV/

13-minutes of flight time, DJI technology, and FPV headset compatibility at such an affordable price ($100!), make this a very compelling option for an inexpensive drone.

Key Specs/Features

  • Still image resolution: 5-megapixels photos
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Max flight time: 13 minutes
  • Notable Attributes: intelligent flight modes improve safety, use a smartphone or a separate remote controller to fly the drone, Tello EDU.
DJI Tello | Feel the Fun
06

DJI Mavic Air 2

camera

48MP Still Photos, 4K Video

battery life

34 Minutes

good for

Construction Hobbyists Marketing

DJI has done it again — the drone manufacturing behemoth just released the Mavic Air 2, it is the first consumer drone to be equipped with AirSense. Which is essentially ADS-B In tech that enables the drone to pick up on nearby aircraft. DJI has done an incredible job packing this new drone with a large array of features.

The popular foldable design from the Mavic series has carried on in the new Mavic Air 2, making it one of the highest tech portable drones on the market. With a 34 minute flight time, 48-megapixel camera, and an 8K Hyperlapse feature, it will be difficult to find a comparable aircraft in this size and price range.

The Mavic Air 2 is going to be the drone to beat for the serious hobbyist and content creators, and even for new professional pilots looking to get into the industry with an affordable drone.

See our review of the Mavic Air 2 here.

Key Specs/Features

  • Still image resolution: 48 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 4K at 60 fps
  • Max flight time: 34 minutes
  • Max speed: 42 mph (67 kph) in sport mode
  • Notable Attributes: DJI Geofencing, 8K Hyperlapse, Return-to-Home, OcuSync 2.0, and APAS 3.0 obstacle avoidance.

Two Buying Options

Base Package

Fly More Bundle

DJI - This Is Mavic Air 2
07

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

camera

20 MP, 4K 10-bit HDR Video

battery life

31 Minutes

good for

Construction Filmmaking Marketing

The Mavic 2 Pro is a small drone that is loaded with advanced software and hardware commonly found on DJI’s larger models, which is why it has become a favorite among drone pilots. With a professional-grade camera from Swedish camera manufacturer Hasselblad; the 1-inch CMOS sensor, Hasselblad camera offers 20-megapixel photography with enhanced HDR and color sensitivity.

The Mavic 2 Pro may be small but it is perfect for professional photographers, videographers, and content creators just to name a few. Its portable design makes it an essential companion for travel bloggers, documentary compilers, and commercial drone pilots in any industry.

Omnidirectional obstacle sensing can sense obstacles from five directions (forward, backward, downward, left, right). Plus, it’s equipped with upgraded versions of Active Track, Waypoint, and Point of Interest modes, so professional photographers and videographers never have to place a cap on their creativity.

See our review of the Mavic 2 Pro here.

Key Specs/Features

  • Still Image Resolution: 20 megapixels
  • Video Resolution: 4K 10-bit HDR Video
  • Max flight time: 31-minutes
  • Max speed: 45 mph (72 kph) in sport mode
  • Notable attributes: foldable/portable, intelligent flight modes, obstacle sensing
Introducing the DJI Mavic 2
08

DJI Matrice 300 RTK

camera

Compatible with various payloads

battery life

55 Minutes

good for

Public Safety Inspections Construction

The DJI Matrice 300 RTK is DJI’s newest and most capable enterprise drone that can be configured for a multitude of applications. The M300 is designed to safely operate in the most challenging circumstances. Some of its safety features include an anti-collision beacon, object detection up to 98 feet away, and AirSense, which is an ADS-B receiver that picks up signals from manned aircraft and alerts the drone pilot of the location of the aircraft. It’s compatible with the two new Zenmuse H20 cameras and various other sensors. The H20 series have optical and thermal sensors, making it a compelling choice for a variety of commercial applications.

The M300 RTK can carry up to six pounds and up to three different payloads at the same time. Need to change a payload or battery? Not a problem, with Hot-Swappable Batteries, the battery can be changed while still providing power without shutting down the drone. Automate routine inspections and capture consistent results every time. There are two many advanced features to list, but here are a few: AI Spot Check, Live Mission Recording, Pinpoint, and Dual Control.

To see all of the features, check out our in-depth analysis of the DJI Matrice 300 RTK here.

Key Specs/Features

  • Compatible with various Zenmuse sensors and third-party sensors
  • Max Flight Speed: 51 mph (82 kph)
  • Max Flight Time: Up to 55-minutes
  • IP45 weather rating
  • Anti-Collision Beacon
  • Hot-Swappable Battery
  • 6 Directional Sensing & Positioning
  • Notable Features: AirSense ADS-B Receiver, self-heating battery, UAV health management system, primary flight display.

Accessories

DJI – Introducing the Matrice 300 RTK and Zenmuse H20 Series

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