Best drone under $500?

I am a professional photographer, and have lost a few jobs because I do not have a drone. Would the DJI mini 3 be serviceable for real estate/architectural work? Any others I should consider?


Consider your budget and compare the cost of the DJI Mini 3 to other drones on the market. :innocent:


For me I will Consider the flight time and range of the DJI Mini 3, as well as any limitations it may have in terms of wind resistance and stability.

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Make sure you’re familiar with the regulations and licensing requirements for flying drones in your area :joy:

Consider the DJI Mavic Air 2 for superior image quality and more advanced features, beneficial for professional work.

DJI Mini SE: Lightweight, 2.7K camera, 30-minute flight time, GPS, and beginner-friendly features.

Offers great value and performance for under $500.

The DJI Mini 3 Pro stands out as an excellent option for real estate and architectural photography due it excellent features like Camera Performance, Compact Design, and Advanced Flight Modes

Here are drones priced under $500, along with their flying time and video resolution:

  1. DJI Mavic Mini Combo: Up to 30 minutes of flight time, with 2.7K video resolution.
  2. Holy Stone HS720: Provides a flying time of 52 minutes and captures videos in 4K resolution.
  3. Ruko Drone: Offers an impressive flying time of 60 minutes and records in 2160P at 30fps or 4K.
  4. Holy Stone HS175D Drone: With a flight time of 46 minutes, it delivers videos in 4K resolution.