In 2020, there’s a drone for pretty much everyone. Whether you’re a professional or amateur photographer, hobbyist, or influencer, you can find an affordable or high-tech drone to suit your needs. There are even toy drones for kids. Read our list of the best drones of 2020 to learn more about some of the best options out there.

Since April 2020, we haven’t seen many promising drone entries apart from the DJI Mavic Air 2 and Skydio autonomous drones. However, we’ve already had a handful of great drones so far. And that’s exactly why we thought of doing a dedicated roundup on them.

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In this blog, you’re not only going to find some of the coolest drones out there but also be able to select your favorite based on your preferences. Here are the best drones of 2020—affordable versions, toy drones, aerial photography devices, and more.

Photography Drones

Skydio X2 4K Camera Drone

See faraway footage with the Skydio X2 4K Camera Drone. This drone lets you zoom in up to 100 times, and its 4k navigation gives you clear and sharp images. Fly it during the day or night.

Skydio 2 Autonomous Drone

The Skydio 2 Autonomous Drone is one of our best drones of 2020 because it features six colored cameras that have a 200-degree field of view and Beacon tracking. Communicate with it up to 1.5 kilometers away with its incredible GPS features.

DJI Mavic Air 2 HDR Drone

Fly for a full 34 minutes on a single charge with the DJI Mavic Air 2 HDR Drone. What’s more, its battery life lasts for four hours. Create cinematic shots with this drone’s HDR photo, video, and panorama capabilities.

PowerVision PowerEgg X Explorer AI Personal Camera

Zero-in on faces and objects with the PowerVision PowerEgg X Explorer AI Personal Camera. This item on our list of best drones of 2020 has object recognition and is a drone-camera duo that learns from your preferences. Gesture-activated, this drone can recognize your commands while it’s in the air.

Autel Robotics EVO Compact Foldable Drone

Need a small drone? Consider the Autel Robotics EVO Compact Foldable Drone. This gadget features an impressive camera that captures 4K 60 fps Ultra HD video and 12-megapixel photos. And with dual GPS and GLONASS satellite positioning, it will effortlessly avoid obstacles.

Zero Zero Robotics Hover 2 Self-Flying 4K Drone

The Zero Zero Robotics Hover 2 Self-Flying 4K Drone is an item on our list of the best drones of 2020 that uses AI to adapt to its environment. It’ll avoid obstacles and fly on its own. It also centers on a subject and follows it. You’ll add a cinematic quality to your footage for a dramatic effect.

High-Tech Drones

Parrot Anafi FPV Smartphone-Powered Drone

You’ll feel like you’re flying with the Parrot Anafi FPV Smartphone-Powered Drone. This drone offers a first-person view that puts you right in the pilot’s seat. And, since it can fly for 26 minutes without a recharge, it will let you discover hills, mountains, and valleys as you please.

Zero Zero Robotics V-Coptr Falcon Bicopter Drone

Fly longer with the Zero Zero Robotics V-Coptr Falcon Bicopter Drone. This gadget uses two propellers instead of four, which keeps it in the air for a jaw-dropping 50 minutes of flight time. You’ll love this V-shaped drone’s tilt-rotor design, which makes it just as powerful as four-propeller drones.

Parrot Bebop 2 Power FPV Drone

You’ll be able to fly for a full hour with the Parrot Bebop 2 Power FPV Drone. This item on our list of best drones of 2020 gives you more freedom. Plus, it can fly up to 40 miles per hour, can resist winds up to 37 miles per hour, and has intelligent flight modes.

Sunflower Home Awareness System Drone Security Setup

Have a full view of your property with the Sunflower Home Awareness System Drone Security Setup. This system senses and deters intruders before they reach your door. Its network of Sunflowers, Bee, and Hive is an innovative use of drones as a security system.

Affordable Drones

SHIFT RED Compact Drone

The SHIFT RED Compact Drone is one of our best drones of 2020 that you can control with your thumb. This lets you move around while you control it since you won’t have to use two hands. Best of all, this drone measures 115 millimeters square, small enough to pack with you in any bag.

Mavic Mini Compact Handheld Drone

An excellent drone for your everyday activities is the Mavic Mini Compact Handheld Drone. You’ll love this compact drone that weighs only 249 grams. And it’s excellent both for beginners and experienced influencers who need to take their drones on the go.

Beagle Neo 2 Fully Immersive Drone

Get a real aerial view with the Beagle Neo 2 Fully Immersive Drone. With first-person-view goggles, it offers a truly immersive experience. Fly this affordable drone indoors or outdoors to see everything in real-time.

Parrot Mambo FPV Camera Drone

Another of our best drones of 2020 that also offers a first-person view is the Parrot Mambo FPV Camera Drone. It provides three flying modes that let you turn your gadget into a racing drone. This drone also gives you gaming possibilities.

DJI Spark Mini Drone

Snap images like never before with the DJI Spark Mini Drone. This drone flies with just one tap. And the powerful camera tracks subjects to always keep them in the frame. Finally, you can add QuickShot to take a photo instantly.

Toy Drones

Tello Small Toy Drone

Both kids and adults will have fun with the Tello Small Toy Drone. Tello is fun to fly and helps you learn about drones through coding. You can also make it flip in eight directions and capture high-quality videos with EZ shots.

CoDrone Pro Programmable Educational Drone

Another excellent choice for kids on our list of the best drones of 2020 is the CoDrone Pro Programmable Educational Drone. CoDrone uses educational tactics to teach children about programming. Fly, battle, and use voice control as you soar through the sky.

Concept drones

Humla Forestry Drone

Originally designed for the task of forest planning, the Humla Forestry Drone is perfect for nature lovers. Forest planning is typically an incredibly difficult job, one that requires forest managers to cover huge amounts of ground. But, designers Anders Sandström & Engin Güzel figured out a workaround. Their drone, which straps to your chest, can cover miles and take pictures while the forest manager sits back and relaxes. 

When it comes to drones, there’s something for everyone. What did you think about the items on this list of the best drones of 2020? Do you have one already? Let us know in the comments.

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