This infographic listes the best drones for sale in 2016. While there are definitely a lot of good quadcopters and drones under $500, the eight drones listed in the infographic below represent the very best of the consumer drone market.
DJI currently leads the field and has four of the top eight drones on this list. However, companies like Yuneec and 3DR are keeping DJI on its heels and making sure the top drone manufacturer keeps pushing the technology forward.
Ultimately, it’s a good idea to start out with a cheap quadcopter before you purchase one of these high-end models, but if you are ready for an advanced flying experience, any of these eight drones will give you what you need.