In addition, Spark has safety features that you normally only see on bigger drones. Things like Return to Home, Precision hovering and landing, not to mention obstacle avoidance, which until now was unheard of in a quadcopter this small.

The cheap mini drones often come without a camera, and at the price you really dont have much to worry about, but can focus on learning. The flight time is usually less than 10 minutes. They usually dont have any special functions.

Priced at about $50 at the time of writing this article is a simpler cheaper copy of the Dobby Selfie Drone. Of course, at this price point you can expect the Elfie drone to lack the advanced features of the more expensive selfie drones, and it is true. The JJRC H37 or “Elfie” does not have GPS nor does it have a gimbal or an adjustable camera, it even uses brushed motors. All of this of course to cut down the cost.

Blade also sells an fpv version which has a built-in fpv camera and transmitter it’s a great product and if you’re looking to get into fpv that’s a great way to start.The craft weighs in at a mere 16 grams and measures about 4 inches from motor to motor this is by far one of the smallest and lightest drones I’ve ever flown.

Follow Me Mode: Most now offer this popular feature. You can set the drone to follow you from behind, or focus on your face from the front or even do a fly around. This is about as autonomous as it gets.

This 100 bucks easiest drone to fly sports an HD+ camera which is, with help from its 6-axis gyro stabilizer, capable of shooting decent photos and videos. Combine that with headless mode and return to home functions and you will understand why this drone is so popular these days. It’s very popular during winter and rainy days of its protective frame design which makes is one of the best drones for indoor flights.

The quad is powered by these absolutely tiny 2-inch props mounted on equally tiny brushed motors, the whole assembly here is protected at each end by these prop guards which is really helpful for when you bump into things especially when you fly indoors and trust me you will bump into stuff.

(As a newcomer to this arena, it is somewhat surprising that all these manufacturers insist on putting their own ‘most likely junk’ cameras into their drones…leave that to the companies that really focus on cameras!) All these drones could likely easily carry the small GoPro Session if that had been considered in the design.

Spec wise the Dobby Selfie drone has some nice features considering its price, for a start, it has an HD camera shooting stills at 4K resolution and giving you 1080p HD videos with its 13 MP camera. This camera produces some great quality photos and videos, while not comparable to the quality of the DJI Mavic drone but still way better than front facing cameras in your smart phone. The Dobby is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 chipset with 2 GB of RAM, which is better than most toy grade quadcopters out there.

If collision avoidance is of utter importance to you but you want to go by as cheap as possible, then Typhoon H is the way to go. You see, even though this is still a higher priced model, it is the cheapest one available that features a reliable collision avoidance system.

You need a special smartphone holder to attach your mobile device to the transmitter (included). Once fixed, start the WiFi and open the Syma FPV app. That’s about it. You’re now ready to take to the sky.

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