The market for personal drones has exploded over the past few years. Most experts are calling 2014, the year of the drone. As a result, there is a great deal of interest in drones, and especially personal drones. Personal drones are drones that are “ready to fly” out of the box and are offered in an affordable price range.
There are a number of personal drones available for sale, and the number seems to be increasing, almost daily as consumer demand increases.
While it would be near impossible for us to list off all of the commercial drones available, we have combed the dark corners of the internet, and pulled together this guide that highlights all of the most popular and reliable personal drones for sale in the industry. We’ll continue to add new drones to this list as they become available. We’ve also added some additional information to the list to help you decide between the various models and also linked to our reviews of the drones.
What to consider when purchasing a personal drone
Drone features vary from model to model. Features and quality are the two driving factors for drone popularity and price. Here are just a few of the more important features and attributes to looking for:
- Flight time
- Onboard camera and the camera’s quality
- Quality of the transmitter
- How easy is it to fly
Drones For Sale Guide
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|Drone Name||Photo||Our Review||Camera||Flight Time||Range||Rating||Weight|
|Parrot Bebop Quadcopter Drone with Sky Controller Bundle (Red)||Our Review||HD Camera: 720p||10 - 12 minutes||200 feet||3lbs|
|Estes 4606 Proto X Nano R/C Quadcopter (Colors Vary, Black or White)||Read our Review||None||5 - 8 minutes||200 - 300 feet||0.25 lbs|
|Heli-Max 1SQ RTF Quadcopter with 2.4Ghz Radio||Read our Review||None||5 minutes||200 feet||1.1 lbs|
|Heli-Max 1SQ V-CAM RTF Quadcopter||Read our Review||1MP - 1280x720 30fps||5 - 10 minutes||200 feet||1.8 lbs|
|UDI U818A Quadcopter with Camera||Read our Review||Standard Definition||6 - 9 minutes||200 feet||1.9 lbs|
|Syma X3 Quadcopter||Review Coming Soon!||None||6 - 8 minutes||200 feet||1.4 lbs|
|Syma X1 Quadcopter||Read our Review||None||8 - 10 minutes||200 feet||1.3 lbs|
|Wltoys V959 Quadcopter||Review Coming Soon!||Standard definition||8 - 10 minutes||200 feet||2.3 lbs|
|Hubsan X4 (H107L) Quadcopter||Read our Review||None||8 minutes||984 Feet||1.3 lbs|
|Hubsan X4 H107C Quadcopter||Review Coming Soon!||HD Definition||8 minutes||984 Feet||1.2 lbs|
|Hubsan X4 H107D Quadcopter||Read our Review||FPV Standard Definition||8 minutes||984 Feet||1.7 lbs|
|Sky Walker 1306 Quadcopter||Review Coming Soon!||None||6 - 9 minutes||164 feet||1.6 lbs|
|Estes Syncro X Nano Quadcopter||Review Coming Soon||None||5 - 8 minutes||200 - 300 feet||0.40 lbs|
|BLADE Nano QX RTF Quadcopter||Review Coming Soon||None||8 minutes||Unknown||1.2 lbs|
|Dromida Ominus Quadcopter||Read our Review||None||10 minutes||300 feet||1.8 lbs|
|New Syma X5C-1 Quadcopter||Read our Review||Standard Definition||3 - 7 minutes||300 feet||1.4 lbs|
|JJRC H8C Quadcopter||Read our Review||2.0MP||8-10 minutes||300 feet||1.8 lbs|
|DJI Phantom 2||Read our Review||No Camera||25 minutes||1 Kilometer||7 lbs|
|DJI Phantom 2 Vision||Read our Review||14 Megapixal||20 Minutes||1 Kilometer||8 lbs|
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