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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for drones under $500.

It's been said that a drone is the gift that keeps on giving. It offers an experience that keeps on giving, too—and it's one that's more affordable than ever. In the past, drones were a luxury item for the wealthy and well-connected, but in the past few years, they've gone mainstream. Browse the top-ranked list of drones under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Snaptain - S5C PRO FHD Drone with Remote Controller - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_11
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    "Drone...You get what you pay for . There are better drones out there ....Easiest Drone Ever!...I would think this drone would have cost $500!"

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    Level up your drone skills using the S5C Pro FHD featuring and 1080p FPV camera and trajectory mapping. Use voice and gesture controls to take fun shots with your friends and family.
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    "Drone...You get what you pay for . There are better drones out there ....Easiest Drone Ever!...I would think this drone would have cost $500!"

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    Level up your drone skills using the S5C Pro FHD featuring and 1080p FPV camera and trajectory mapping. Use voice and gesture controls to take fun shots with your friends and family.
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  2. Snaptain - E10 1080P Drone with Remote Controller - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "It has many ease of use features the more expensive drones out there have, such as auto take off. This features make it easy for someone who does not have a lot of experience with a drone to learn! ...The Snaptain E-10 1080P drone is an ok drone for a beginner. Quality wise it doesn't feel like a solid build but for what it is it will pass. "

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    E10 1080P FHD camera drone opens a new chapter of drones with the simplest and intelligent operation mode, one-click take-off, one-click landing. This drone also provides new horizons with smooth FPV images.
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    "It has many ease of use features the more expensive drones out there have, such as auto take off. This features make it easy for someone who does not have a lot of experience with a drone to learn! ...The Snaptain E-10 1080P drone is an ok drone for a beginner. Quality wise it doesn't feel like a solid build but for what it is it will pass. "

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    E10 1080P FHD camera drone opens a new chapter of drones with the simplest and intelligent operation mode, one-click take-off, one-click landing. This drone also provides new horizons with smooth FPV images.
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  3. Snaptain - E20 FPV Drone with 2.7K Camera and Remote Controller - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "This Drone is Awesome!...OMG! This drone is awesome! It's faster then other drones I've had. ...Great starter drone!!...Its a great start for getting used to flying drones. I got fan guards with the drone which I installed to the drone before the first flight. "

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    Introducing the Snaptain E20 2.7K QHD Camera Drone, a groundbreaking addition to the world of drones. Experience the future of aerial photography with its effortless and intelligent operation, featuring one-click take-off and one-click landing capabilities. With the E20, you'll unlock new horizons and capture stunning moments with its smooth FPV images. Elevate your drone flying experience with Snaptain's E20 – where simplicity meets innovation.
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    "This Drone is Awesome!...OMG! This drone is awesome! It's faster then other drones I've had. ...Great starter drone!!...Its a great start for getting used to flying drones. I got fan guards with the drone which I installed to the drone before the first flight. "

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    Introducing the Snaptain E20 2.7K QHD Camera Drone, a groundbreaking addition to the world of drones. Experience the future of aerial photography with its effortless and intelligent operation, featuring one-click take-off and one-click landing capabilities. With the E20, you'll unlock new horizons and capture stunning moments with its smooth FPV images. Elevate your drone flying experience with Snaptain's E20 – where simplicity meets innovation.
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  4. EXO Drones - X7 Ranger PLUS Drone and Remote Control (Android and iOS compatible) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best drone I have owned thus far!...I have a few drones and normally found my Parrot Bebop drone was my favorite until now. ...Drone...EXO drones are the best. I have used it for my business and folks are amazed."

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    Elevate your adventures with the X7 Ranger PLUS drone. With enhanced features and robust build, enjoy capturing stunning aerial visuals and incredible action shots. The X7 Ranger PLUS is designed to help you push your limits and explore new perspectives.
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    "Best drone I have owned thus far!...I have a few drones and normally found my Parrot Bebop drone was my favorite until now. ...Drone...EXO drones are the best. I have used it for my business and folks are amazed."

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    Elevate your adventures with the X7 Ranger PLUS drone. With enhanced features and robust build, enjoy capturing stunning aerial visuals and incredible action shots. The X7 Ranger PLUS is designed to help you push your limits and explore new perspectives.
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  5. Geek Squad Certified Refurbished DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo Quadcopter with Remote Controller - Front_Zoom
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    "Really awesome drone...Love having extra batteries no problem with the drone being refurbished...Great beginner drone...Bought the drone as an upgrade to the drone I currently had. "

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    DJI Mini 2 is beginner-friendly, powerful, and well, mini. Impressive performance, stunning image quality, and creative videos are just a few taps away. Explore an entirely new perspective, capturing the moments that make your life truly yours.

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    "Really awesome drone...Love having extra batteries no problem with the drone being refurbished...Great beginner drone...Bought the drone as an upgrade to the drone I currently had. "

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    DJI Mini 2 is beginner-friendly, powerful, and well, mini. Impressive performance, stunning image quality, and creative videos are just a few taps away. Explore an entirely new perspective, capturing the moments that make your life truly yours.

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  6. DJI - Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo Drone with Remote Control - Gray - Alt_View_Zoom_11
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    "Excellent drone...It Is the perfect and affordable option to enter the world of drones as a beginner...Mini drone...I like the Mimi drone, however, with all of the regulations and laws governing the use of drones, it seems like a waste of time and money."

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    Product Description

    It’s always a great idea to capture your everyday moments or travels. Bring DJI Mini 2 SE for a unique perspective that makes your moments fly.
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    "Excellent drone...It Is the perfect and affordable option to enter the world of drones as a beginner...Mini drone...I like the Mimi drone, however, with all of the regulations and laws governing the use of drones, it seems like a waste of time and money."

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    It’s always a great idea to capture your everyday moments or travels. Bring DJI Mini 2 SE for a unique perspective that makes your moments fly.
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  7. DJI - Pocket 2 Creator Combo 3-Axis Stabilized 4K Handheld Camera - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_2
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    "This camera is by far my favorite production tool, next to my drone. The compact design makes this cam a necessity just like your iphone or android; just cant leave home without it....DJI Drone in your hand, AMAZING Idea....Lightweight, great quality, stabilization top notch. Deconstruct a DJI drone, and create a handheld camera that stabilizes any shot you use....WONDERFUL IDEA. "

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    Pocket-sized and extremely portable, DJI Pocket 2 is a tiny camera that lets you single-handedly record memorable moments. Equipped to stabilize movement and take sharp photos and smooth videos, Pocket 2 gives you the freedom to create magic at hand.
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    "This camera is by far my favorite production tool, next to my drone. The compact design makes this cam a necessity just like your iphone or android; just cant leave home without it....DJI Drone in your hand, AMAZING Idea....Lightweight, great quality, stabilization top notch. Deconstruct a DJI drone, and create a handheld camera that stabilizes any shot you use....WONDERFUL IDEA. "

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    Pocket-sized and extremely portable, DJI Pocket 2 is a tiny camera that lets you single-handedly record memorable moments. Equipped to stabilize movement and take sharp photos and smooth videos, Pocket 2 gives you the freedom to create magic at hand.
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  8. Contixo - F28 Pro Gimbal Drone with Remote Controller - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice beginner drone...Great starter drone. Easy to fly and surprisingly durable. Solid battery power for a beginner drone....first drone...pretty good drone, easy to fly. Hook to you phone for pictures and video."

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    Take your aerial panoramic photography and videography skills to the next level with the F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone. Its stunning 4K Full HD Time-Lapse photography feature you will be able to create stunning time lapses of scenery, construction projects or events for marketing and personal use. Also included, panoramic shooting technology capturing crystal clear visuals. FOV of 85 degrees and adjustable angles ranging from -90 degrees to 0 degrees allow you to capture the most vivid and beautiful aerial photos and videos with ease. This drone also features GPS control, which allows it to hover stably and return home precisely. Experience hands-free flying with multiple intelligent flight modes such as Follow Me, Way Point, and Orbit Mode. Selfie Mode lets the drone follow your movements so that you can capture the perfect shots. Enjoy the F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone's multiple one-key flying modes like Fly Far, skyrocketing, and spiral. The F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone boasts an exceptional flight range of 3600 feet and up to 30 minutes of flight time with its 7.4 V 2000 mAh battery and 1504 brushless motors. The drone also features dual frequency (2.4 GHz) for stable control and wireless connectivity. Easily store and transport this foldable drone with its compact size of 6 x 4 x 2 inches when folded. Edit your videos on the go with the supported SD card of up to 128 G. Plus, the F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play. In conclusion, the F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone is a perfect choice for anyone looking to take their aerial photography and videography skills to the next level. Buy now and experience a world of creative possibilities with this feature-packed drone!
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    "Nice beginner drone...Great starter drone. Easy to fly and surprisingly durable. Solid battery power for a beginner drone....first drone...pretty good drone, easy to fly. Hook to you phone for pictures and video."

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    Product Description

    Take your aerial panoramic photography and videography skills to the next level with the F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone. Its stunning 4K Full HD Time-Lapse photography feature you will be able to create stunning time lapses of scenery, construction projects or events for marketing and personal use. Also included, panoramic shooting technology capturing crystal clear visuals. FOV of 85 degrees and adjustable angles ranging from -90 degrees to 0 degrees allow you to capture the most vivid and beautiful aerial photos and videos with ease. This drone also features GPS control, which allows it to hover stably and return home precisely. Experience hands-free flying with multiple intelligent flight modes such as Follow Me, Way Point, and Orbit Mode. Selfie Mode lets the drone follow your movements so that you can capture the perfect shots. Enjoy the F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone's multiple one-key flying modes like Fly Far, skyrocketing, and spiral. The F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone boasts an exceptional flight range of 3600 feet and up to 30 minutes of flight time with its 7.4 V 2000 mAh battery and 1504 brushless motors. The drone also features dual frequency (2.4 GHz) for stable control and wireless connectivity. Easily store and transport this foldable drone with its compact size of 6 x 4 x 2 inches when folded. Edit your videos on the go with the supported SD card of up to 128 G. Plus, the F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play. In conclusion, the F28 Pro Foldable GPS Drone is a perfect choice for anyone looking to take their aerial photography and videography skills to the next level. Buy now and experience a world of creative possibilities with this feature-packed drone!
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  9. Contixo - F19 Brushless Motor GPS Drone with Remote Controller - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Adult drone more then for teens...Pretty good Drone only problem was was that this was for a younger teenager And a particular item I believe it should be at a higher age rating something for someone under 20s or adult trying to learn drones not best for teenagers as it stated 13+...F19 and F28 Drones...Love this drone that I bought 2 plus an f28 drone which I have not flown yet.prefer to fly that one outside only. "

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    Contixo F19 is a brushless motor drone that will take your flying experience to the next level. It is a compact and foldable drone that can fit in your pocket and go anywhere with you. It has a 1080P camera that can capture stunning photos and videos from the sky. You can also enjoy the live view on your smartphone or tablet with the WiFi connection. Contixo F19 is not just a drone, it is a smart drone. It has 4-way obstacle avoidance sensors that can detect and avoid obstacles in any direction. It also has intelligent functions such as follow me, waypoint fly, and gesture control. You can set a path for the drone to fly, make it follow you wherever you go, or pose to the camera to take selfies without touching anything.
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    "Adult drone more then for teens...Pretty good Drone only problem was was that this was for a younger teenager And a particular item I believe it should be at a higher age rating something for someone under 20s or adult trying to learn drones not best for teenagers as it stated 13+...F19 and F28 Drones...Love this drone that I bought 2 plus an f28 drone which I have not flown yet.prefer to fly that one outside only. "

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    Contixo F19 is a brushless motor drone that will take your flying experience to the next level. It is a compact and foldable drone that can fit in your pocket and go anywhere with you. It has a 1080P camera that can capture stunning photos and videos from the sky. You can also enjoy the live view on your smartphone or tablet with the WiFi connection. Contixo F19 is not just a drone, it is a smart drone. It has 4-way obstacle avoidance sensors that can detect and avoid obstacles in any direction. It also has intelligent functions such as follow me, waypoint fly, and gesture control. You can set a path for the drone to fly, make it follow you wherever you go, or pose to the camera to take selfies without touching anything.
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  10. Contixo - F28 GPS Drone with Remote Controller - Silver - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Drone...Great little Drone, easy to fly, and camera has good picture....Sweet drone!...Pretty nice little drone!! Will have lots of fun with it!"

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    Take your aerial photography and videography skills to the next level with the F28 Foldable GPS Drone and. The F28 is designed to cater to the needs of both adults and kids alike, making it perfect for families. With a 2K Full HD Time-Lapse photography feature you will be able to create stunning time lapses of scenery, construction projects or events for marketing and personal use.
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    "Great Drone...Great little Drone, easy to fly, and camera has good picture....Sweet drone!...Pretty nice little drone!! Will have lots of fun with it!"

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    Product Description

    Take your aerial photography and videography skills to the next level with the F28 Foldable GPS Drone and. The F28 is designed to cater to the needs of both adults and kids alike, making it perfect for families. With a 2K Full HD Time-Lapse photography feature you will be able to create stunning time lapses of scenery, construction projects or events for marketing and personal use.
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