10 Best Drones Under $200 | Let’s find out!

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“Memories are what keep you happy” and no other device better than drones captures your happy moment when you are on vacation with your family. By using this small kite like gadget you capture every moment of your life- either you are hiking the mountains, swimming in the pool, or on the snow while skiing, this can create a wide arrays of happy memories.

Today we are going to talk about some best drones under $200- all drones are not equal. Some are faster, while others are more stable, some got high-definition cameras to captures images and videos while others are affordable.

You need to see a drone what meets your need, for a small family, to capture the summer vacations moment, a drone under $200 would be a more than enough.

These drones what we have created a lit off, you cannot set expectations too high. These are affordable drones, best for the families, would not suite fit with professionals, who need premium level performances.

Best drones under $200:

Syma X8HG or Force1 F100

Price: 110-12$

Specification:

  • 8MP HD camera to help you recording quality video or taking clearer images.
  • Two-speed modes, the aircraft mode will help you to hover at the height with small speed
  • Speed mode to allow you to go with high speed in spacious areas.
  • Controlling distance of 70 meters
  • Resolution 1920 * 1080P
  • Frequency 2.4 GH
  • Remote distance: About 100m
  • Charging time: About 180mins
  • Action time: About 6-8 minutes
  • Quadcopter battery: 7.4V 2000mAh Li-Po battery

Features:

Syma X8Z and Force1F00 both are fun and capable drones with loads of features, the thing what I love about the mentioned, their customizability.

You can add your own action camera there, a good quality camera like GoPro. The camera comes in 110-125$, and with the extra cash, you should pick a good action camera, what you could install in here, like go pro.

A good altitude hold camera which comes with 12MP HD camera, to help you in capturing the right moment in high definition results.

If you already have a GO Pro action camera, you can install it by using an adapter and get the better footage to compare to the built-in camera.

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Pros

  • Affordable price
  • Very durable
  • Altitude hold
  • A good 1080P camera
  • Easy to use
  • Good action time in this price tag
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Cons

  • No GPS, Limited range of 100 meters,
  • NO FPV,
  • Lacks flight modes
  • No image stabilization

Force1 F100 Ghost

Price: $150-170

Specification

  • 20 Minutes of flight time
  • Max range 500 meter
  • 1800kv brushless motors
  • 7.4v 1800 mAh 2S battery
  • Can use an independent camera of a drone

Features:

The force1 F100 ghost is very powerful like Syma X8, equipped with very powerful Brushless motor, and removable action HD camera.A very fast drone in very affordable price, they can be flown for aerial photography and the speed of this drone is engrossing.

If you add an FPV camera and race with your friend, believe me, the drone will go far away from thy friend.One of my favorite drones on the list, under $200, none of the other drones in the list can do what this F100 Ghost can do.

But, there is some shortcoming; this is not a premium drone, equipped with all the tools.This drone does not have an altitude holds, which is very important for a drone and to fly in the highs.

The thing what this F100 holds is versatility; there are very few cameras under 200 which could hold an action camera or fly as fast as F100.

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Pros

  • Powerful brushless motors
  • Can add an FPV Camera
  • very fast
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Cons

  • No gps
  • No altitude hold
  • Lack flight mode
  • No image stabilization

Hubsan H502S FPV X4

Price: $123.99

Specification:

  • It has 4AA batteries
  • You need about 150 minutes to charge the drone
  • It can serve you about 12 minutes
  • Built-in 720P HD camera
  • GPS function
  • Remote control, Blade set, blade screw set
  • USB cable
  • Protection cover

Features:

One of the best drone in our list, equipped with GPS altitude, 4 modes channel and 5.8 GH transmitters. The era of the blurry phones had gone long- with Husband H502S FPV X4 you can have 720 HD images and videos.  The camera of this drone makes the high definition videos, the recording at the next level.

With a large screen, you can view the images and videos at an aerial angle, Gyro Fly System make the flying of the drone lot easier.

This drone camera has an automatic return, a rare feature. This feature makes the drone to locate, in case if you have sent the drone far away from you. You can get back the drone by using that automatic return.

The addition of the follow-up feature is just icing on the cake. You set the drone at follow up, and go to skiing and hiking; the drone will be following and taking the amazing snaps of you from the top.

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Pros

  • 720P HD camera
  • Automatic return
  • Follow up
  • Amazing batteries
  • 6 Axis Gyro Fly control system
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Cons

  • The range is just 150 meter.
  • The absence of a 360 role button
  • Image stabilization is not very good

 Altair AA108

Price: $120-140

Specification:

  • Altitude hold
  • One touch take-off and landing
  • 8 Minutes flight time
  • 100 meters range
  • 1S LiPo battery
  • Sports a wide-angle camera (120 degrees) capable of recording HD videos
  • FPV

Features:

With no doubt, Altair AA108 is one of the best drones under 200. A brand new drone, fewer than 200, equipped with tons of features- will it is a genuine drone?

Altair AA108 sports wide-angle view, and capable of recording 720P videos and images. Though the drone is not capable of image stabilization, believe me, this drone produces solid footages.

You will be surprised to see the power those brushed motors provide, this might not be as durable as Brushless, but you can have a pretty long time to go with your business.

The range is not good, only can cover the 100-meter distance, but the brighter side is, FPV works to the range, you would not be greeted with the black screen anymore.Altitude holds, and one button takes off or landing, on the other hand, some impressive features of Altair AA108.

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Pros

  • Powerful batteries
  • One tap taking off and landing
  • 720P videos and image capturing
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Cons

  • The absence of image stabilization
  • Range 100 meters

 Hubsan H107D

Price: $60-80

Specification:

  • 3.7V 380mAh Li-Po battery
  • Takes 40 minutes to fully charge
  • It has total 8 flight mode
  • Flying distance 100 meters
  • 360-degree flips and rolls
  • 480P camera
  • Remote control screen

Features:

This model of Hubsan just proves the superiority of the brand in the price range. Hubsan X4 H107D is the outright beast of the drone family, which could easily have been priced under $100, a great value for the money.

The outstanding feature of this drone provided a controller that has a 4.3- inch display for FPV monitoring. The controller of this drone is immensely intuitive and can control every input without any hiccup. In features and specifications, Hubsan X4 H107D stands pretty solid across the board.

The range is about 90-100 meters, moving forward and backward is just perfect with the provided 3.7V 380mAh LiPo battery. The battery of Hubsan H107D does not give you the positive impression, only powers the drone to fly just for 7 minutes.

The 480PC camera just does not provide good quality images and videos, but FPV works properly in the 80 meters distance, and you would not be getting blurred images anymore.

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Pros

  • Best for getting the small states with flips and rolls
  • It records images and videos in 480P and one can see the recording on the LCD screen.
  • Under $100
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Cons

  • Batteries do not provide enough power
  • Flight time just 7 minutes
  • No image stabilization
  • Range just 80 meters
  • No automatic return feature

Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter

Price: $99.99

Specification:

  • It can cover up to 100 meters
  • This drone has auto return option, so no matter how far the drone goes, it will eventually come back to you
  • Two batteries require to take this drone off
  • The batteries take up to 80 minutes to charge
  • 7-9 Minutes flying time in the air
  • Resolution of the camera is 1280 X 720
  • It captures videos at 30 frames
  • Quadcopter
  • 2.4 Remote transmitter
  • 3.7KV 750 mAh LiPo Batteries
  • Rotating blade

Features:

If you are a drone conscious and read about them the lot, you would know how popular the name, holy Stone in drone cameras industry is.

The company has produced quality drones in its lifetime, this is just another masterpiece. The design of Holy Stone F181 RC Quad-copter is very different from other; this is the designs which appeal the users.

It is quite large and good looking drone. Though the drone is quite big in size, it does not weigh so much, it is a lightweight drone, so do not put any extra weight in it. The drone stands out due to its altitude hold function, which most of the drones’ lack.

You can capture and hovers this drone at a specific position; it is great in capturing the moment wherever you want. It can flip in four ways, left, right, forward and backward.

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Pros

  • Altitude holds function
  • It got four different modes on the basis of the user’s experience of using a drone
  • Image stabilization
  • It can hover on a specific position
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Cons

  • Batteries life is short
  • The throttle is very sensitive- move it slowly and should not be pushed hard directly.

 Traxxas Alias

Price: $90-110

Specification:

  • The number one selling name ins RTR
  • Innovative design and engineering
  • Made using only the highest quality components
  • Quad-rotor thrust with auto-leveling 6-axis flight system
  • High-capacity 650mAh LiPo battery
  • Integrated bright colorful LEDs 2.4GHz radio system
  • Molded two-piece, two-color canopy in assorted colors

Features:

Traxxas is a well-known name in the industry, just not because of the drones manufacturing, but RC cars.

They have earned a well-reputed name in the RC car industry and recently has made quite successful car designs. So, they decided to expand the horizon, and dive into the Drone industry, to kick start manufacturing drones under $200.

If you have four children, Traxxas Alias will be proved a good pick, you can even present your kids as the birthday present, can settle in $100. Other than the skin color, what I love the most about this Traxxas product, the bright LED for night flight.

Traxxas Alias runs 650mAh LiPo and can take up to 70 minutes to charge it and can hold about 6-7 minutes in the air. Traxxas can go just 50 meters away from it controller before losing the connection. So, keep this feature in mind- unless you want to lose your drone.

This drone does not come with a camera, you are getting this done in under $100, so the spared money can be used to buy a camera. Alias is extremely stable, and easy to maneuver, it offers you complete control at all the time while tasking the perfect aerial view.

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • The battery is good in that price range
  • Traxxas
  • Comes in a wide range of skin colors
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Cons

  • Does not come with a camera
  • You can have better range in that price
  • No image stabilization
  • No FPV

Contixo F6 RC Quadcopter

Price: $90-100

Specification:

  • Dimensions: 16 x 20 x 7″
  • Max flight time: 12 minutes
  • Charging time: 90+ minutes
  • Max flight range: 366 meter
  • Camera: 720P HD rotating
  • Controller type: 2.4 GHz RC

Features:

Contixo F6 RC Quadcopter is not a novice in the drone industry, though it takes some moments, and you by spending sometime would get used to this drone.

Those who are experienced in driving drones would love this speedy quad. This is an impressive drone with altitude hold function, very fast as well.

I have seen many drones lack the speed while capturing the moment, but this puppy does not. It is a great racing quad, and if you want to compete for this drone in the race, you would get defeated. The prominent LED lights in the night’s flight add the cherry on the cake.

Handling the controller while using it is not that difficult, because this drone is quite easy to handle and everything is just marked at the right position. The rotating 720P HD camera with FPV live feed gives you the complete control to do anything anytime.

Though the aerial video capturing is not that impressive, but drones costing less than $150 will not offer you premium quality video capturing. The flight time is engrossing 12 minutes, and it takes up about 90 minutes to charge the batteries.

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Pros

  • Prominent LED for night flights
  • Two bonus batteries
  • Good flight time
  • Long control distance up to 350+ meters
  • One tap take-off and landing
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Cons

  • The controller is big and needs at least 6AA batteries
  • Average aerial video capturing
  • Phone mounts not compatible with high-ended smartphones.

DROCON U818 PLUS

Price: $89.99

Specification:

  • Dimensions: 15.2 x 14.3 x 7.5″
  • Weight: 248g
  • Max flight time: 15 minutes
  • Charging time: 180 minutes
  • Max flight range: 60m
  • Camera: Wide-Angle HD 2MP
  • Controller type: 2.4 GHz

Features:

If you to ask me the best pick of drone camera for a novice, I would go for, DROCON U818 PLUS. Anyone will enjoy flying this drone; it is one of the great drones for a beginner.

That does not mean, the drone is lack of advanced features but the drone got so much easy interface and handling that beginner would not get any hiccup while piloting it. They are a joy to operate and perfect craft to sharpen the piloting and Aerial photograph skills.

The images are quite clearer, and videos are watchable, you cannot expect the cinema-like quality to this range of drone. You can expect the right quality from 720P wide-angled camera. The drone offers quite a handy feature, and it is really fun to pilot and explore this drone.

The auto-hovering, one tap take-off, and landing, customer flight route mode are some of the advanced and key features of this drone.

15 minutes maximum flight time is pretty good, and the charging time less than 180 minutes. What more you can expect a drone under $100?

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Pros

  • Reasonable flight time
  • Auto-hover
  • One tap take-off and landing
  • Built-in controller alarms
  • FPV capability
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Cons

  • The camera is not that good
  • No spare battery
  • Long battery charging
  • No LED lights for night flights

Altair AA108 Camera Quad

Price: $119.80

Specification:

  • Dimensions: 10 x 9.1 x 4.3″
  • Max flight time: 10 minutes
  • Max flight range: 100m
  • Camera: 120° wide-angle 720p HD FPV
  • Controller type: 2.4GHZ RC

Features:

The last drone in our list of best drones under $200, Altair AA108 Camera Quad. This drone is a great pick to offer a great experience for any drone pilot especially kids. The Altair Air 108 Quad is one of the chapter quads in the list, but belief me worth every penny.

If you are a first time and want to experience air piloting, this quad definitely will be a perfect choice.The controller is quite simple and ergonomic, sturdy little craft with withstand plenty of crashes is the must consider quad from the list.

The key features of this quad are altitude hold function, one-touch take-off, and landing plus headless mode. The three flight modes respective to the skills makes you learn at your own pace. 120-degree wide-angle 720P HD camera is average, but a good grab in this price range.

The images are clearer, and the videos even also watchable, you will be enjoying with your kids with the aerial photos and videos. You can enjoy the flights of this quad for maximum 10 minutes; the bonus batteries are there, to double the flying fun.

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • Durable craft
  • Reasonable flight time
  • Low battery alarm
  • Three flight mode, beginner, intermedia and experienced
  • Easy to fly
  • Two extra batteries
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Cons

  • No integrated GPS
  • Average camera
  • No functional button on the sides