The Best Affordable Travel Drones with Camera

Looking to for an affordable travel drone? You have come to the right place. Some of the best travel drones cost over $1000 but if you are purchasing a drone for the first time you might not want to spend that much money until you learn how to fly a drone. Here are my picks for the best affordable travel drones currently on the market which are perfect for beginners.

Best Affordable Travel Drones

Best Affordable Travel Drones

Hover Camera Passport

Hover Camera Passport is consumer-friendly self-flying camera that’s safe, portable, and easy-to-use. Hover Camera uses proprietary Embedded Artificial Intelligence technology to autonomously capture personal or aerial 13MP photos and 4K video, while always keeping you at the center of the picture.  The Hover Camera is super portable and weighs less than 1lb so can be carried with you anywhere.

  • Auto-Follow using face and body detection technology
  • No FAA Registration Required
  • Crafted out of carbon fiber making it extra durable to falls and accidents
  • The Passport’s propellers are enclosed in a cage
  • Gesture Control + Owner Mode: With owner mode you just scan your face into the app and the Passport will automatically find, follow, and record you. You can also snap photos with a quick gesture to the camera
  • Weighs less than 1lb and folds up to the size of a small book
  • Wi-Fi Frequency Bands: 2.4GHz, 5GHz

Holy Stone HS160 Shadow Drone

This super affordable drone is one of easiest travel drones to use and is perfect for kids or beginners. The photos are nowhere near the image quality of the other drones, but the price cannot be beat.

  • Foldable & flexible blades
  • 3D VR Mode
  • 720P HD Camera for Aerial Photography
  • Altitude Hold Function: Built-in barometer with altitude hold function providing stable flight
  • APP Control: Operate the HS160 RC Drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission
  • Gravity Sensor Mode
  • One Key Start/Landing: Press button to make the drone’s engine start or land steadily after the drone is paired with its controller
  • 4 Speed Modes: 4 speed modes from low to high, suitable for beginners, intermediates and experts
  • LED Light: Equipped with LED navigation lights and remote control indicator lights for night flights
  • 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus


RELATED – If you decide to buy a drone for travel, make sure to check out our post on tips for traveling with a drone.


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