There’s never been a better time to buy a drone. That’s because drones are housing top-notch 4K cameras and sporting portable form factors. That is, many of the best drones these days fold up for easy transport, so you can take them wherever you’re next adventure is headed.
The best part of picking from the best drones in 2018 is that affordable or even cheap drones now shoot 4K resolution video with steady image stabilization. It’s true; you don’t need a Hollywood blockbuster budget to capture amazing aerial footage.
Here are our picks of the best drones for everyone, from beginners to experts.
This is the foldable drone you want in 2018
Weight: 430g | Controller: Yes | Camera resolution: 12MP | Battery size: 2,375mAh | Range: 6.2 miles)
It’s hard not to absolutely love the DJI Mavic Air, the premier foldable drone that can capture steady 4K video at 60 frames per second, yet fit into a backpack or even a jacket pocket. There aren’t many compromises either if you’re okay with 21-minute battery life. Our tests proves its true flight time can be as little as 18 minutes, but that’s enough time for most people, especially if you buy into the recommended Fly More Bundle with three batteries (totally worth it).
The Mavic Air is small, fast and can do a lot of neat tricks. It can track moving subjects, boomerang around them on a pre-coordinated path, and take spherical video as if it’s crashing down to earth to capture your ultimate drone selfie.
The reason this tops our list is that it’s the best foldable drone for you money, but we do encourage spending a bit more for the totally worth it Fly More Bundle.