5 Best Drones Under 400  Reviews
Considering everyone has a certain budget they like to stick to, I’ve decided to do a review of, in my opinion, what I think are some of the best drones under 400. I realize that everyone has a different opinion of what they think the best drone under 400 is, so I’ve done my best to give you a wide variety of different drones.
These drones each offer something different while still remaining under 400, so take your pick! Keep in mind, I’ve ordered them from my all-time favorite pick to my least favorite pick to give you a basic scale on my opinion.
Either way, hopefully, you find the drone that suits you best, so let’s get to the good part!
Top 5 Best Drones Under 400 Reviews
I scoured the internet for the best drones under 400. Here are my top 5 final picks!
Altair Aerial AA108
The AA108 by Altair Aerial is my definite favorite drone under 400. It’ll cost you around $130, which is a pretty decent bargain, in my opinion. What also sticks out to me is the great customer service with a USA-based company.
I’d also like to point out that this is the best money to overall value ratio. It’s the best spy drone you’ll spend your money on, not just because it has a low price, but because the overall quality, features, and specs give you double what you’re spending.
As I mentioned before, the AA108 by Altair Aerial is my overall value pick and my number one favorite drone under 400. Get it while you can!
Force1 F100 Ghost
The F100 Ghost by Force1 is compatible with certain GoPro models and will run you up to $180, not including the GoPro. If you’re the proud owner of a GoPro action camera, this drone comes highly recommended.
The F100 Ghost by Force1 is compatible with GoPro models Hero 3 and Hero 4, which is important to keep in mind if you’re purchasing it for this aspect alone. Otherwise, enjoy the 1080p HD onboard camera it comes with!
The Solo by 3DR, without the gimbal, will run you around $285, which is a great price for the drone. This is also a great drone to get if you have, or are planning on getting, a GoPro, so keep that in mind!
The Solo by 3DR is a very powerful drone, so if you’re a beginner with drones it may be a bit of a learning curve. If so, I recommend purchasing the Solo Gimbal, as well.
The Aton by Traxxas, also without the gimbal, will cost you approximately $309. As I said before about the Solo gimbal situation, you may want to purchase this when you purchase the drone, too.
For those who like to fly at high speeds, the Aton by Traxxas comes highly recommended. This drone gains speed rather quickly and flies exceptionally well.
Parrot Bebop 2
The Bebop 2 by Parrot is just over our budget over 400, currently resting at around $450, but it’s well worth it. You get a couple of extras, the Parrot Skycontroller 2 and the Parrot Cockpitglasses (FPV goggles!) that make the extra $50 worth dishing out, so let’s dig in.
The Bebop 2 by Parrot, as awesome as it is, is last in my top picks because it goes a bit over our budget. You will also have to purchase Flight Plan in the FreeFlight app, so keep that in mind, as well.
Best Drone Under 400 FAQ
If you don’t see an answer to your question listed below in my FAQ section, let me know and I’ll do my best to give you one!
Which is the best drone with camera under 400?
In my honest opinion, I think the best drone under $400 is no doubt the AA108 by Altair Aerial. It’s been my favorite for multiple categories thus far and I doubt that will change in the near or far future!
Do I have to register my drone?
As long as your drone is under 5 pounds and you’re only flying for recreational reasons, such as a hobby, for example, you don’t have to worry about registering your drone.
What should I look for in the best drone under 400 dollars?
Whatever you want in a drone is what you should look for. For example, if you want a drone that offers beginner to expert modes so you can learn and grow with your drone at your own pace, look for those features and modes.
Drones Under 400 Analysis
Sticking to a budget can really help you narrow down picking a drone. Because there are literally thousands of drones out there these days, it can be a headache and a half trying to find the one that’s best for you.
Picking a solid budget number, which is 400 in this case, gives you a general ballpark to work with. From there, all you need to do is look at your options and see which one stands out to you the most.