A close second is a clone sold as the "Top Selling X6".
For a little bit more, $50, you can get models with a camera:
Some drones like the UFO drone have a remote with buttons for taking still or video.
Great to have "High Agily Control":
The cameras are not great but kind of fun. Here's me checking the gutters.
The trick to getting decent video with these tiny MJPEG cameras is to use a fast microSD card. Here's a recording with a Class 10 card and it's much better.
The motors are interchangeable and the other "consumable", the propellors, are available at low cost.
So far, I've learned:
- Fly calmly, avoid dramatic corrections, and you'll be fine.
- Expert mode, by pressing the left controller (mode 2) is more responsive and not really any harder to control.
- The motors do die - I had one that went stiff after a crash, but are pretty easily replaced.
- There is a "ground effect" and a "ceiling suck effect". Take off to about a meter in height and then get stable. Avoid the ceiling.
- It helps to calibrate the accelerometers - the instructions explain this in broken English but it's worth doing. I've heard that calibration in expert mode is better.
- If the video drops frames get a faster memory card. Class 10 works for me.
In a larger room: