Originally Posted by ERD50
I've been meaning to research a cheap drone with camera just for stuff like that. So many options out there, hard to narrow down.
You are correct, there are a lot of options. With that said, it really depends on what you want to use it for. You can get a decent drone for looking from viewpoints that you couldnít or shouldnít for a $100.00 on up to commercial rigs. I would classify mine as a prosumer grade drone. Is it perfect, no, but it does almost everything Iím looking for in a drone.
The two things that seem to really drives up the cost is what camera itís using and safety features. Iíd take a hard look at what you really are looking to use a drone for and go from there. I would venture to guess that most people would be happy with a $200 - $500 drone unless youíre going to use it commercially or are passionate about photography.
I was a commercial photographer for a time and having a quality camera was one of the key decisions when I decided to purchase one. A drone was the perfect tool to get shots that were unobtainable without one for me.