Lets take a look at the Best Budget Quadcopters that can be used for filming.
If you are an ametuer film maker you may not have the budget to afford one of the more expensive drones out today. If that is the case there are other options for you. These quadcopters are priced between $100-200 dollars.
If you are after a more expensive professional drone please take a look at the Top 10 Multirotor drones for filming.
Top 10 Best Budget Quadcopters & Drones for Filming.
While big names like DJI command prices in the thousand range, drone enthusiasts with a more modest budget don’t need to break the bank if they want to test the waters. After all, there are quadcopters available in the market with more pocket friendly price tags. While it’s true that they don’t have all the snazzy features of their much more expensive counterparts, they do fulfill the most basic need of drone lovers: getting a machine in the air with the intent to film some scenes.
That said, here’s a look at some of the best budget quadcopters within the $100 to $200 range:
Foxnovo Hubsan X4 H107C
Equipped with a 6-axis flight control system that also comes with an adjustable gyro sensitivity, the X4 H107C from Hubsan flies at a stable pace. A 2.4GHz radio remote controller is used to operate the device. In addition, the remote controller has an LCD screen where the operating status is displayed, as well as the capability to carry out various flight actions.
Material-wise, the H107C is lightweight, but durable. Still photo lovers might not take to the device as much as it’s only capable of capturing video – done through a micro SDHC card.
Another thing that may deter users from this drone is its flight time: it can only manage about seven minutes. Plus, that doesn’t factor in the amount of time needed to get the machine ready to go and all the bumps and bruises it may sustain along the way. Then again, when you want a starter drone that wouldn’t make your wallet cry, the Hubsan X4 H107C is a decent choice.
2015 Syma New Version X8C
Super stable flight is achieved by this drone thanks to the latest 6-axis flight control system with gyro sensitivity it is equipped with. The model is also capable of long control distance (up to 100 meters) flight, as well as having strong anti-interference ability, small power consumption and rapid response. The new Syma X8C is both stable and agile in flight making it fairly simple to perform professional 3D pirouettes flips, rolls and so much more.
Night flyers will enjoy the new Syma as it is equipped with LED lights. Although some might not quite enjoy the limited flight time of about 10 to 12 minutes, the Syma X8C is sufficient enough to gather video and fly in day or night situations.
WLtoys V686 V686G 5.8G Video FPV Drone RC Quadcopter Helicopter
This drone is operated by a full scale remote control with built-in 6-axis gyro system. It supports missile launcher, water cannon, hook & basket and bubble blower. The V686G drone has an HD camera with vibration absorber and it can transmit FPV 5.86G video in real time.
Although large in size, the drone bears a lightweight airframe and is also very durable. Among its functions include ascending, descending, moving forward, moving backward, side flying and hovering – just to name a few.
Just like with other drones on this list, the v686 RC Quadcopter frmom WLToys doesn’t have a very lengthy flight time – it just clocks in at eight minutes. The remote control distance for the drone is at 100 meters.
Ei-Hi S911 Huge
The design of the S911 guarantees precise positioning of the aircraft when in flight – this is achieved with a 6-axis gyro system with posture control. The modular design of the drone also makes it fairly easy to install and repair. It is capable of a remote distance of up to 30 meters.
The four-channel function provides stable flying and easy operation. The video camera equipped with the drone is capable of shooting FPV video. The S911 has a flight duration of about seven to nine minutes.
UDI U842 2.4GHz 4 Channel 6 Axis BIG UFO015
he UDI U842 is a large-size mini-drone quadcopter with a 6-axis gyro flight system with posture control. As such, the design of the drone guarantees precise positioning of the aircraft. The four-channel function also allows stable flying and easy operation. The U842 is capable of flying up to 30 meters and it comes with a 2MP HD video camera. Flight time for the drone is around seven to nine minutes.
Heli-Max 1SQ V-CAM RTF Quadcopter015
Both a day and night drone, the Heli-Max 1SQ quadcopter can shoot video and take still photos. With LED, each motor pod is illuminated thus allowing better maneuvers in the dark. The drone is easy to fly indoors or outdoors in light wind thanks to four independently controlled rotor blades.
JJRC H8C 15.7” FPV015
Drone enthusiasts who would rather have a device ready to fly than build one up from scratch will enjoy the H8C from JJRC. Also, this drone is made for flying outdoors. With the latest 6-axis gyro, a stable flight is ensured with this drone. The drone also has propeller protectors and anti-vibration landing gear.
The H8C comes with four speed modes and two flight modes. Operations the drone can perform include flying up and down, forward or backward, turning left and right, left and right drift, hovering and a 360-degree flip.
Operated by a 2.4GHz remote control transmitter with LCD monitor, the H8C is capable of long distance control thanks to a 2.4G frequency-hopping spectrum technique with very strong anti-interference performance. The 2MP HD camera is capable of shooting photos and recording video. Night flying enthusiasts can take this drone for a spin as well thanks to its LED lights.