Best Drone Under $300

Holy Stone HS720

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If you’re looking for a quality camera drone that will capture high quality amateur level videos and photos without breaking the bank, look no further. The Holy Stone HS720 is extremely popular among beginning drone hobbyists for its 12MP 4K UHD camera and image stabilization. With GPS and plenty of smart features to make flying easy for beginners, and a flight time of up to 26 minutes, the Holy Stone HS720 is my top pick for the best drone under $300. 

Who is it for?

The Holy Stone HS720 is a great option for beginners, or even for your first upgrade from the toy level of drone. Its intelligent flight features such as follow me, circle, or follow a set path make for easy image capture, and the high quality camera make it a good way to get started on aerial photography and videography. The foldable design makes this drone a good option for someone who plans to do a lot of travel with your drone, as does the convenient carrying case that comes along with it.  

One other feature that makes this drone a good pick for a slightly more experienced drone pilot is the custom controller configuration option – you can set the throttle to work on the right stick for lefties who want a little more customization for easier flight. 

What we like

  • 4K UHD camera 
  • 26 minutes of flight time
  • GPS and return to home
  • Follow me and other smart modes
  • SD card slot for better image and video quality 

What we don’t like

  • Spare batteries are expensive
  • Long charging time for batteries