You have probably noticed that drones can be expensive. And with the news buzz mainly being about the more expensive drones it sometimes seems like it’s impossible to find a good affordable drone at all. That’s why I decided to write this post about the best drones for sale under $200.
If I can give a single recommendation to someone who is approaching the world of quadcopters I’d say: start small. Small in size, and small in budget.
There are several reasons for this advice. The obvious one has to do with your wallet. Nobody likes to crash an expensive drone because of a beginners mistake. The less obvious one is that small drones are more playful, reactive and hard to control. And let’s not forget that small drones are really easy to transport so you can take them anywhere.
It’s with small drones that you’ll learn how to fly.
But as those can be hard to find I’ve done the legwork for you. I’ve tested several drones under $200 and narrowed it down to a top 3 of the best drones for sale under $200. And, surprisingly, one of them can even be flown FPV (First Person View). All of that for less than $200.
Sure, I could have listed 10 of them but then I wouldn’t really help narrow it down for you. Not only that but in my experience these 3 just separated themselves from the crowd.
So let’s go to the QuadHangar top 3 of the best drones for sale under $200 USD. Underneath the overview table, you’ll find a short description of the drone with a link to the full review.
So read on!
QuadHangar’s Top Three Quadcopters under $200 USD
|Name||Hubsan H107D Quadcopter||Syma X8HG Quadcopter||UDI U818A Quadcopter|
|Lowest Price||$82.29Amazon See it||$149.99Amazon See it||$41.99Amazon See it|
|Best for||FPV flying||Beginning aerial photography/video||Basic camera work|
|Wingspan (mm)||110x110||350 (without prop guards)||340x340|
|Video Camera||640x480 pixels||8MP||640x480 pixels|
|Remote Control||2.4GHz included||2.4 Ghz included||2.4GHz included|
|Battery||3.7v LiPo||7.4V 2000mAh||3.7v LiPo|
|Flight Time||7-8 min.||7 minutes||7-9 min.|
|Weight||0.01 pounds||0.26 pounds|
|Dimensions||7.3 x 7.1 x 1.6 inches||0.04 x 0.04 x 0.04 inches||12.99 x 2.16 x 13.3 inches|
|Read the Review||Read the Review||Read the Review|
Hubsan H107D Quadcopter
Let’s start with the king of the sub-$200 quadcopters. If you are in the market for a high-quality quadcopter that can be flown in FPV but you don’t want to spend a fortune, this is the quad you are looking for!
If you are in the market for a high-quality quadcopter that can be flown in FPV but you don’t want to spend a fortune, this is the quad you are looking for!
This highly appreciated model comes with everything you need to start flying. The video resolution of 640×480 isn’t WOW, but the FPV capability is pretty good and better than some of the more expensive models (like the Parrot Bebop for example).
The H107D has two flying modes: beginners and expert. With the first one you’ll familiarize with different flight’s features, but with the latter you’ll get to experience the full capabilities – get ready for some quick skill upgrades!
For a little over 100 USD you can get this excellent flying toy. The Syma XHG is the same size as the DJI Phantom. So this is not a tiny, cheap quadcopter but it’s proper sized.
It comes with an 8MP camera which delivers good quality video.
Included with this Syma X8HG are prop guards for indoor flying which help to prevent damage to your quad and everything is in your home. But I recommend you don’t fly this drone inside. It’s really to big for that.
UDI U818A Quadcopter
The UDI U818A features a unique shape that makes it different from other small drones. It’s also the cheapest option of the three presented here and it allows you to get started with quadcopters for less than $60 USD. Well below $200!
Never the less, it features a built-in six axis gyro to keep it’s position and stability, and it has a built-in video camera (640×480 pixels) for basic aerial photography and videos.
The UDI U818A has a couple of fun features as well – it comes with buttons on the controller that will help you do tricks when you’re first starting out. For instance, there is a 360 inversion button that you can tap to make it do a quick flip!
There you have it, my top 3 of the best drones for sale under $200. If this was helpful to you then please remember to share it (you can even use the social media buttons at the top of the article) so you can help other people find a good drone under $200 dollars as well. And if you subscribe to our newsletter we’ll occasionally send you updates on drones we tested so you’ll always know what the best drone for your budget is, at that point in time.
Now it’s your turn, let me know in the comments which feature you are looking for in a sub-$200 quadcopter? Or if you think our top 3 of best drones for sale under $200 should look completley different, let us know how you think it should look and why you think so.