I am asked often about a "cheaper" drone than what I fly. My first question is....what do you want to do with the drone. The majority have said to take it on hikes with the kids, family and for little videos for facebook. Then the DJI Spark is a perfect drone for you and very affordable.
You don't even have to have a controller to fly it, you can buy one seperately, but ou can control it with hand gestures literally or your phone. It takes photos and videos. I have not flown it personally but would love to, just no extra money at this point as getting ready to upgrade my current drone.
But for those wanting a much better quality and much easier to fly drone than department store drones, take a look at the DJI Spark.