These new models with integrated cameras come in flat, foldable and compact designs, made to be more portable than larger models with comparable features and this mobility factor makes them more appealing to many consumers. These smaller flying cameras let you capture selfie shots from a unique perspective and are a big part of why Selfie Drones have started to grow in popularity.

As far as specifications are concerned, there is no doubt Yuneec Typhoon H is on top of the drones with camera food chain. This massive hexacopter, even though bulky, can still achieve good speeds. To top it off, it can also fly for quite awhile. 25 minutes for those of you looking for exact numbers. So yeah, almost half an hour of flight time nicely poised with 1.5 kilometers of operating range. All in all, the folk over at Yuneec definitely outdid themselves with this one. Yuneec Typhoon H is everything I thought it would be… and then some!

On the other hand, DJI GO app works seamlessly with all modern devices with the exception of Windows Phone… but come on, who on Earth uses that anyways… Moving forward, it is also worth mentioning a whole specter of functionalities that are brought to life with DJIU GO app. This is nothing new – DJI GO app is the centerpiece around which all new DJI drones are based.

So, to summarize – there are just 2 main aspects that you should consider when purchasing your first drone: ease of use and build quality. Start off with those 2 and build your way up to more precise characteristics that are subjective to your needs…

A variety of flight modes and features can add extra pizzazz to your selfie. Take a look at DJI’s Gesture mode, for example. In this mode, you can use physical gestures to direct the Mavic or Spark to locate you, center you in the frame, and take a picture of you. The drone’s flashing lights indicate that the timer is on, so you can be ready with your hands-free or with your controller or phone out of the shot when the drone starts capturing.

Now that you’ve seen the list of all beginner-friendly drones sorted in a couple of price tiers, it is time to show you some tips for basic flying. They might not make you a professional pilot right away but they are sure to make a difference when starting out:

There are other cool options when buying as well. If you buy two of them, you can get them for only $64 each. And if you buy three of them, they only $57 each. When buying four the price drops down even further. Ten drones are even cheaper, and again at 15 and finally 20. When you pick up 20 of the DroneX models, you get them for only $47 each. If you want to make money, DroneX also offers an affiliate program so you can resell them and make money from them as well.

The Nixie is a drone you wear as a bracelet. Once you launch it, it flies off, snaps a picture with its built-in camera and flies back to you in boomerang fashion. Co-founder Christoph Kohstall demonstrates a prototype at CES.

Models under $180 are LIGHT. Which is actually great for training / repair purposes as they’re quite durable given their light mass and hard outer shells, but because they’re light, they don’t handle wind that well. Any amount of wind and you risk losing control with gusts.

DJI’s newest masterpiece of a drone is called the Spark, and needless to say – it is quite the beast pocket drone. The shipping process has just started after a long preorder period so now is the right time to get one of these bad boys. At the moment, you can buy it in 2 packages.

JJRC H47 Elfie Foldable Selfie Pocket Drone 720P WiFi Camera Mini FPV Quadcopter. JJRC H47 Foldable Selfie Pocket Drone 720P WiFi Camera Mini FPV Quadcopter. 1x jjrc H47 Quadcopter. 720P HD WiFi FPV. The G-sensor mode enables the small quadcopter to follow the way you move your smartphone.

With this drone, your days of unintentionally cropping someone out of your photos are over. Once you sync it up with your smartphone, you can steer it to a picture-perfect angle. Air Selfie’s drone can ascend about 30 feet in the air, so it’s great for stunning aerial shots, sprawling landscapes, and, yes, group pictures. 

2) The other thing I didn’t care for was that it only has auto level mode there is no rate mode, of course, no toy Quadcopter that I know of actually has a rate mode so maybe I shouldn’t count on it but everything else about this vehicle is excellent.

Летает отлично, камера на удивление работает не плохо, но собран с ошибками. Матрица камеры была перевернута на 180 градусов, габаритные огни и управление серво-двигателем камеры стоят не логично. После переделки все хорошо. Аккумулятор не очень. На аккумуляторах от JJRS H31 летает лучше. НЕТ ФЛИПА!.

The Spark, a brand-new miniature by DJI has just been officially unveiled. Now, even though you still cannot buy it (UPDATE : you can order it now), it still deserves a special spot on this list just because it’s so damn awesome. It’s practically the size of a phablet and it fits into virtually all backpacks, handbags and even smallest purses. Is size the only thing the Spark excels at? Not by a long shot…

It also has a bunch of built-in LED lights on its top that are ostensibly for flying more easily at night, but those aren’t of much use when they’re in the air above you. That’s especially the case given how fidgety this thing gets when a breeze rolls through. Instead, the X4 is better suited to flying indoors, which is safer for a learner, toy-grade micro-drone like this anyways.