Best Drones for Beginners 2021

We've updated this list for 2022! Check it out here.

With dramatic technological breakthroughs occurring all the time, it seems like there’s a new drone on the market every week! If you need some help figuring out the best drone for you, check out our breakdown of the best drones for beginner pilots in 2021. 

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DJI Mini 2 

DJI Air 2S

Max Speed

28 KM/h

46 KM/h

57 KM/h

68 KM/h

Max Flight Time

13 mins

30 mins

31 mins

31 mins

Max Range






720p video

5 MP photo

2.7K video

12 MP photo

4K video

12 MP photo

5.4K video

20 MP photo

Unit Price





Combo Price






Unit: $169 | Ultimate Combo: $269 $334

Just looking to dip your toe in the water? Get a taste of what’s made possible by drones with the Tello, a drone purpose-built for fun! With 13 minutes of battery life and an HD camera, Tello is perfectly equipped to help you explore drones indoors and outdoors. 

With plenty of preprogrammed flips, tricks and EZShots, Tello helps you learn how to fly with a few laughs along the way. The best part? No controller necessary, simply connect a compatible smartphone with the Tello app and you’re ready to fly!

Want more fun? The Ultimate Combo keeps you in the air for longer with extra batteries, battery charging hub, GameSir controller and a custom carry bag!


Unit: $459 | Fly More Combo: $619

The DJI Mini SE is light, portable and easy-to-use with the DJI Fly app and intuitive remote controller specifically developed for beginner drone pilots! Featuring a high-end camera capable of capturing cinematic 2.7K footage and 12 MP photos, you’ll go from beginner pilot to pro drone photographer in no time! 

The DJI Mini SE is an affordable way to enter the DJI ecosystem, whilst still experiencing premium features including 30 minute flight time, QuickShots and SkyPixel. 

Upgrade your experience and add 2 additional Intelligent Flight Batteries, a battery charging hub and more with the Fly More Combo!

Want to learn more? Dive into the details of the DJI Mini SE here.  

Check out our guide for all the essential DJI Mini SE accessories here

DJI Mini 2

Unit: $749 | Fly More Combo: $949  

Want the best bang for your buck? Look no further than the DJI Mini 2 which packs a powerful 4K camera into a portable, foldable package that you can take anywhere. With its advanced camera system and smart QuickShots, the DJI Mini 2 is a tiny drone capable of capturing big-screen footage from up to 10km away with OcuSync 2.0 transmission technology. 

The DJI Mini 2 is an awesome choice for beginners, delivering the best flight and camera performance at its price point!

Be ready to fly with the Fly More Combo, including 2 additional Intelligent Flight Batteries, a Two-Way Charging Hub, extra propellers and more!

Want to learn more? Dive into the details of the DJI Mini 2 here

Check out our guide for all the essential DJI Mini 2 accessories here.

DJI Air 2S

Unit: $1699 | Fly More Combo: $2099  

Packed full of groundbreaking features like MasterShots, OcuSync 3.0 and ActiveTrack 4.0, the DJI Air 2S is DJI’s most advanced camera drone yet, and perfect for those that know the basics and are ready for more! Sporting a 1” 5.4K camera sensor the DJI Air 2S produces gorgeous video at a beginner pilot level.

With the easy-to-use DJI Fly app, the DJI Air 2S is a breeze to operate and suitable for beginners, but its advanced features are also perfect for those who love to learn, play and experiment with their tech. 

Level up your Air 2S experience with the Fly More Combo packed with extras including 2 additional Intelligent Flight Batteries, ND filters, extra propellers and more!

Check out our guide for all the essential DJI Air 2S accessories here