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.
- Model: S5C PROSKU: 6473301Top comment
"Great entry into drones...Great $100 drone to get that first feeling of what drone flying feels like. ...Nice Drone...These are not top of the line drones, but they are suitable for fun and getting some aerial pictures"See all customer reviewsSee all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionLevel 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.
- Model: DRC442-BLK-STK-4SKU: 6543668See all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionRecord impressive aerial video using the Vivitar Skyhawk Foldable Video GPS Drone. With one-button takeoffs and landings, this drone is easy to fly, even for beginners. Its Follow Me technology ensures the recording GPS drone continuously tracks your position or the position of another object in motion. An approximate 15-minute flight time allows for extended capture of 1080p full-HD video footage. A flight range of up to 500 feet provides ample distance to catch shots you couldn't otherwise reach. Built-in GPS guides the drone, so it returns automatically after each flight. Steer the drone, change your viewing angle and adjust altitude using the remote control or a mobile app, and slip your phone into the built-in phone holder on the remote control to see a real-time feed.
- Model: CP.OS.00000121.01SKU: 6431050Top comment
"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. "See all customer reviewsSee all Action Cameras
Product DescriptionPocket-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.
- Model: 090000201SKU: 6525312Top comment
"I got this drone as a gift and I love it! It is able to take fun, on the go pictures with family, and it is also really easy to use and connect to your phone....As someone looking for a beginner drone, this was a great start. I really is so much fun to see everyone's reaction when I use it!"See all customer reviewsSee all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionAir NEO from AirSelfie is the easiest and most fun way to take stunning, high definition photos and videos from the air — completely hands-free. It lets you focus on your fiercest pose, silliest dance, or trickiest stunt while it tracks your motion using AI to get the perfect shot which you can instantly post to social media from the AIR NEO app.
- Model: CP.MA.00000584.02SKU: 6524512Top comment
"Great drone...It's a good drone. It goes far without obstruction....Amazing beginner drone...Excellent drone for beginners it records amazing and its easy to fly qould definetely recommend"See all customer reviewsSee all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionA compact, foldable design weighing under 249 g makes DJI Mini 3 a great companion on any outing. Capture in 4K HDR, and with an extended battery life of up to 38 minutes, you can capture your surroundings in stunning detail without worrying about low battery.
- Model: CP.MA.00000573.01SKU: 6538899Top comment
"Great drone...This drone has been extremely fun to use and takes amazing photos. ...Awesome Little Drone...Awesome little professional drone. I’ve been using drones for a decade+ and I’m rather impressed with every aspect of this Mini 2 SE. "See all customer reviewsSee all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionIt’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.
- Model: P30SKU: 6534909Top comment
"Great Drone...Just got into drones and it's a great drone with a nice case....Man i love this drone. Its very begginer friendly and easy to use. "See all customer reviewsSee all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionThis compact and powerful drone is equipped with built-in GPS and 4K UHD camera, making it regulation-friendly at just 249g. With its ability to capture stunning photos and videos anywhere, it is ready to tackle any challenge - from outdoor adventures to city shots.
- Model: EXOBATEM1BDTSKU: 6552917See all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionMeet the EXO Mini, a compact drone designed for anyone and everyone. This drone is perfect for those who want to start their journey into the world of drones. With its user-friendly controls and compact size, the EXO Mini makes flying a drone more accessible and convenient than ever.
- Model: EXODDROREC1BSKU: 6552916See all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionIntroducing the EXO RECON Drone, achieve world-class arial photography. As a photographer, you know the importance of that perfect shot. With the EXO RECON Drone, you can capture the world from new, exciting perspectives.
- Model: EXODROESCOBL1BTCSKU: 6552918See all Camera Drones
Product DescriptionExperience the joy of flight with the EXO SCOUT Drone. It's a perfect gift for beginners, hobbyists, and drone enthusiasts. The Scout is easy to control and fun to fly, offering an enjoyable flying experience for all ages.