There are a lot of drone options on the market right now, but the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is by and large one of the most popular.
This quadcopter is based around easy controls with any iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Android device. With the help of a 720p camera, video and photographs are also streamed live to whatever device you are using to control it. All of the video is stored locally, making sure that you capture everything that the drone is seeing.
This drone also comes with a special hull that is meant for outdoor use and protects the drone, allowing you the opportunity to start trying out all of the tricks you’ve been dying to test out. Foam is used to isolate the center, while an EPP jul and carbon fiber tubes keep everything light without sacrificing anything in terms of durability.
Recording aerial video has never been easier than with the Parrot AR Drone. You can start shooting video and posting to YouTube or Picasa, without having to do anything to the files. You can’t do much better than this for $300, so it is well worth a second look if you’ve passed on it before.