Best 10 Drones Under 250 Grams in 2021

Best 10 Drones Under 250 Grams in 2021
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      Whether you’re looking to buy a drone that weighs less than 250 Grams for autonomy and ease of travel, or because you’ve recently heard about registration regulations stating that drones weighing less than 250 Grams do not need to be registered, either way you’re as smart as they come!

      You don’t need to look further. We’ve gathered a list of the top 10 best drones under 250 Grams.

      1.DJI Mini 2

      DJI Mini 2 is an entry-level drone with an eye on the premium, ultra compact, light, and easy to use. The Mini 2 delivers 4K Ultra HD video recording and a robust OcuSync 2.0 transmission system. It’s a true small flying camera that I don’t hesitate to bring with me and that I draw at the first chance when the flight conditions are favorable.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 31 minutes

      Charging Time: 90 minutes

      Operation Range: 10 km

      Camera Resolution: 4K

      Weight: 249 grams

      Dimensions: Folded: 138×81×58 mm (L×W×H), Unfolded: 159×203×56 mm (L×W×H), Unfolded (with propellers): 245×289×56 mm (L×W×H).

      2.DJI Mavic Mini

      When it was initially introduced, the Mavic Mini was one of the best drones under 250g and astonished audiences. This little mini drone is equipped with an HD camera capable of shooting video footage in 2.7k and still images in 12MP. A 3-axis gimbal stabilizes the camera, reducing distortion in films and images, and it comes with an improved WiFi system with a control range of 4km.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 30 minutes

      Charging Time: 120 minutes

      Operation Range: 0.5 to 30 m

      Camera Resolution: 2.7K

      Weight: 249 grams

      Dimensions: Folded: 140×81×57 mm (L×W×H)

      Unfolded: 159×202×55 mm (L×W×H)

      Unfolded (with propellers): 245×289×55 mm (L×W×H)

      We have a full review of the Mavic Mini here!

      3.FIMI X8 Mini

      This drone has several fantastic capabilities, including intelligent flight modes like image tracking and orbit mode, which the DJI Mini 2 does not have. It features a fantastic camera with an 80° field of view and a fixed f/2.0 aperture. The camera captures 4k video footage with a great dynamic range and is equipped with a Hisilicon image chipset that allows it to capture even more detail.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 30 minutes

      Battery: 2400 mAh

      Operation Range: 8 miles

      Camera Resolution: Up to 4K HDR video/image

      Weight: 9.2 oz / 260 g (Including Battery)

      Dimensions: 5.7 x 2.2 x 3.3″ / 145.0 x 56.0 x 85.0 mm (Folded) 7.9 x 2.2 x 5.7″ / 200.0 x 56.0 x 145.0 mm (Unfolded)

      4.Parrot Airborne Night

      The Parrot Airborne Night Drone is a small and lightweight drone that can be controlled with a smartphone or tablet. With its quick movements, acrobatic figures, 18 km/h speed, and stability in all conditions, it immortalizes your journey with its built-in camera! Using its two cameras, you may explore the most obscure locations both indoors and outside, during the day and at night.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 9 minutes


      Operation Range: 0,02 km

      Camera Resolution: HD (720p)

      Weight: 0,063 kg

      Dimensions: 15 x 15 x 4 cm (Folded) 18 x 18,5 x 4 cm (Unfolded)

      5.Eachine EX5

      It’s an awesome drone with an HD camera. The camera captures video in 4k resolution at 20 frames per second, which is impressive for a drone that costs less than $150. Images are recorded in 8MP, and it features three smart flying modes as well as an automated return to home option when the battery runs low. It even has a fairly long flying duration of around 25 minutes.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 25 minutes

      Battery: 2200 mAh

      Operation Range: 1000m

      Camera Resolution: 4K HD

      Weight: 229 Grams 

      Dimensions: 24.9 x 29 x 5.5 cm (Unfoldable) 14 x 8.5 x 5.7cm (Foldable)

      6.DJI/RYZETECH Tello Drone

      The DJI Tello is a great drone that even a newbie with no prior expertise can purchase. What piqued my interest was how, although being designed especially for children, this gadget had many of the same functions as larger drones. To cut a long tale short, it has a lot to offer.  It includes a 720p HD camera that takes 5MP still photos and broadcasts a very decent live video stream. The camera features an Intel processor that stabilizes your movies and images, as well as EZ Shots, which allows you to capture short videos hands-free.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 15 minutes

      Charging time: 2 Hours

      Operation Range: 300m

      Camera Resolution: 720 HD

      Weight: 80 Grams

      Dimensions: 98 x 92.5 x 41 mm

      More information about this fantastic drone can be found in our complete Tello review, which can be found here!

      7.Holy Stone HS175

      This is a fun, low-cost GPS drone; it’s lightweight and foldable, making it easy to travel. The drone features a dual GNSS module that can connect to GPS and GLONASS satellites, intelligent flight modes, and an automatic return to home function. The camera can capture 2k videos, 4MP still images, and live video.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 22 Minutes

      Charging time: 150 Minutes

      Operation Range: 100m

      Camera Resolution: 720 HD

      Weight: 6.98OZ

      Dimensions: 15 x 7 x 3 inches

      8.Hubsan Zino Mini Pro

      Technically, the Hubsan Zino Mini Pro is the best drone under 250g. The camera features a larger sensor than any other drone on our list, allowing it to capture more picture details, and it records photographs in 48MP RAW and JPEG. Videos are recorded in 4k at 30fps with HDR capability and have a flying time of 40 minutes.However, the feature that has piqued my interest the most is the 3-way obstacle avoidance technology, which no other drone in this weight class has.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 40 Minutes

      Charging time: 90 minutes

      Operation Range: 4000 meters

      Camera Resolution: 4K

      Weight:  249 Grams

      Dimensions: Expand: 202.54*161.2*61.6mm

      Folding: 137*88*61.6mm

      Folding (including blades): 137*94*61.6mm

      9.MJX Bugs 7

      The Bugs 7 is a great small drone from MJX. It is a well-designed collapsible drone that is perfect for novices and has many entertaining features such as an HD camera, GPS automatic return to home, and intelligent flying modes. It includes beautiful LED lights on the front and rear, as well as an optical flow sensor, which allows you to fly the drone inside. It has a flying time of around 12 minutes.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 12 Minutes

      Charging time: 150 minutes

      Operation Range: 300 meters

      Camera Resolution: 4K

      Weight:  249 Grams

      Dimensions: unfolded: 24 x 23.5 x 5.5 Cm

      Folded: 14 x 7.5 x 5.5 cm

      10.Potensic A20

      One of the best beginner drones? YES! It is inexpensive, comes in an attractive packaging, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. It comes with two or three batteries, giving you a total flying time of about 20 minutes, which is ideal for when you need to get that time in as a novice to perfect the craft. It’s extremely robust and comes with prop protectors, so you can knock it against the walls with little to no significant consequences.

      Top Features/Specs

      Flying Time: 8.5 minutes

      Charging time: 35-40 minutes

      Operation Range: 30 metres

      Camera Resolution: no camera

      Weight:  91Grams

      Dimensions: 90W x 80H x 30D (mm)

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