Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 1080p Camera Drones

1. Holy Stone F181W 1080P WiFi FPV Drone with Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitu...

User Ratings: 66 8

Holy Stone First Impressions

"LOTS OF FUN!"

I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. Not Only Can You Learn On The Holy Stone .

  • Holy Stone F181W 1080P WiFi FPV Drone with Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner & Kids, 2 Batteries Included
  • 1080P 120° FOV HD Wifi CAMERA: Equipped with the newest adjustable 1080P 120° Wide-angle HD Wifi Camera, which allows you to take high-res pictures & video during flight. You may control the camera by Gestures (Paper--Video & Scissor--Photo).
  • FPV REAL-TIME TRANSMITTION: With the built-in WiFi module, you can see exactly what your camera sees with a live video on your mobile device by installing the APP. You can also use Voice Control and Trajectory Flight when the App is on.
  • AUTOMATIC ALTITUDE HOLD: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • EASY SAFE AND FUN TO PLAY FOR BEGINNERS: Built-in the latest 6-axis flight control systems offer strong stability, easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance; Headless mode eliminates need to adjust aircraft position before flight & improves learning curve.
  • DOUBLE FLIGHT TIME: Includes 2 strong powerful 3.7V 750 mAh LiPo batteries to extend the fun to 20 Minutes! FAA Registration NOT Required.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Thanks, Holy Stone!"

I plan to research other drone accessories built by Holy Stone. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. Really pleased with the Holy Stone performance. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. This is our first drone, never used one before.

Overall Score
4.3


(1947 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 1080p Camera Drones

2. Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video 120° Wide-Angle WiFi Quadcopter with...

User Ratings: 65 7

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Cool case."

Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. But this Holy Stone was a complete and total win from the get go. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. The controls have zero noticeable lag. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to.

  • Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video 120° Wide-Angle WiFi Quadcopter with Altitude Hold Headless Mode 3D Flips RTF with Modular Battery, Color Black
  • 1080P FOV 120° HD FPV CAMERA: You can capture memorable moments with distortion-free and view images on your phone from the wide-angel lens. The app enables you to expand your creativity further and share it on social media with ease.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD: When you focus on shooting images, you may set your hands off the joystick and the drone still suspend in mid-air with locked altitude. A perfect drone for beginners, kids, starters, or newbies to have a easy and stable flight experience.
  • HEADLESS MODE: The pilot will feel easier to control, especially when the drone is out of sight, under headless mode while the orientation of the drone is in relation to the pilot. The drone are also equipped with 3D flips to make your day.
  • MOBILE CONTROL: Through the APP, multiple functions, Voice Control, Gestures Control, Trajectory Flight and Gravity Sensor Control can be activated. Instruct the camera to take photos by gestures of Scissor and videos by Paper.
  • MODULAR BATTERY: The 3.7V 1000mAh high capacity battery can support a 10 Minutes flight which makes it easy to replace battery and safe to charge battery.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Fast delivery."

But this Holy Stone was a complete and total win from the get go. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Everything worked well right out of the box. I could not have made a better purchase.

Overall Score
4.3


(1455 Points)

3. Holy Stone HS120D FPV Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadc...

User Ratings: 71 7

DEERC First Impressions

"Very satisfied!"

I think DEERC definitely has a potential winner here. I have some really cool ideas for them. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed.

  • Holy Stone HS120D FPV Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadcotper Helicopter for Kids Beginners 18 Min Flight Time Long Range with Follow Me Selfie Functions
  • Better Pictures and Steadier FPV Views: 1080p Full HD camera with 120° FOV and 75° adjustable wide angle helps to capture clearly photos and more stable videos. (SD Card Included)
  • Smart and Fun: Follow Me Mode frees your hands, while drone can automatically follows wherever you move. With Tap-fly, you can design the drone flying path. Gesture Control: pose to the camera to trigger photo/video shooting, great for selfie!
  • Safer Flying: GPS positioning enables the drone to automatically return to home when battery is low, signal is weak, or lost.
  • Quick and Easy: Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and One Key Start/Landing functions make easier access to kids or beginners.
  • 18 Min Powerful flight: Double flight time to same level drones. More pleasures and possibilities! With 300M control range, you can go farther and see broader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 20 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DEERC
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DEERC Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

I have to say, I really like this drone. I love this 1080p Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. I went directly with the high speed.

Overall Score
4.4


(1133 Points)

4. Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Dual GPS Return Home, Qua...

User Ratings: 61 10

Potensic First Impressions

"Had an idea."

It came with a sleek remote control. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. It's well designed and self protected. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. It seems to do just about everything.

  • Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Dual GPS Return Home, Quadcopter with Adjustable Wide-Angle Camera- Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Long Control Range, White
  • Dual GPS: GPS positioning + GLONASS positioning provide you with accurate positioning details of your drone. Also able to provide with automatic return, low power return and no signal return.
  • Follow Me Mode: Follow to the GPS in your smartphone, ensuring your drone automatically follows and captures you wherever you go.
  • All-Round Functions: Headless mode, altitude hold and one key takeoff / landing for easier operation, no need to worry about orientation and with a simple press on the button your drone will rise to a height or land, perfect for beginners.
  • 1080P(Need SD Card) HD Wi-Fi Camera: 90° Adjustable angle, captures high-quality video and aerial photos. Possessing 1080P HD camera, high-speed picture transmission without delay. It records all your wonderful time, you only need enjoy real time beautiful scenery.
  • Farther Control Distance: Can up to 300m, you can see a wider world and enjoy a more pleasant flight experience.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"He had a blast."

Amazing 1080p Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Really the best 1080p Camera Drone for the money! Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag.

Overall Score
4.1


(985 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 1080p Camera Drones

5. Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Auto Return Home, Altitud...

User Ratings: 63 6

Potensic First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! The camera on this thing is awesome. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop.

  • Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Auto Return Home, Altitude Hold, Follow Me, 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • Seller ds-i is the authorized one! ! ! convenient and easy: with a aluminum silver carry case, you could bring it outdoor conveniently. Headless mode, altitude mode and one key to take-off/ land function make easier access to kids or beginners.
  • Wider vision & fluent transmission: 1080P HD camera with 120° FOV and 75° adjustable wide angle helps to capture clearly photos and more stable videos. Wi-Fi camera provide you faster but clearer image transmission.
  • Safer & more stable flight: equipped with dual gps+9-axis gyro space, drone will stand still in the wind and automatic return home when it is with low power or weak signal or lost.
  • Smart & fun: follow Me mode & dual GPS free your hands, while Potensic drone automatically follow you, simultaneously capturing all the videos & photos. Beside, T25 drone will fly as you want once customize flight path function activated.
  • Farther & broader: modular battery 1000 mAh and up to 300M control range enable you to go father and see broader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"Works fantastic."

This is an essential process for proper flight. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. I went directly with the high speed. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk.

Overall Score
4.3


(958 Points)

6. SNAPTAIN SP650 1080P Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD Live Video Camera Drone for Beginners w/V...

User Ratings: 72 6

SNAPTAIN SP650-BK First Impressions

"Great 1080p Camera Drone!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. But u will have an extra one to exchange. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots.

  • SNAPTAIN SP650 1080P Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD Live Video Camera Drone for Beginners w/Voice Control, Gesture Control, Circle Fly, High-Speed Rotation, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode
  • Camera Drone with Better Views: 1080P FHD camera captures crystal clear aerial photos and 1920 X 1080 @ 25fps videos. With 120° FOV and 90° adjustable design, you can catch every moment of your adventure from a bird-eye perspective
  • Intelligent Voice & Gesture Control: SNAPTAIN drones are the only drones with smart voice control and gesture control. You can speak to control the flying direction, or pose to the camera to trigger photo/video shooting, adding fun to your flight
  • Multiple Flight Modes: SP650 is a versatile drone. It can perform stunts like 360° flip, circle fly, and high-speed rotation. Combined with trajectory flight which allows you to draw flying course on your phone, SP650 drone brings you spectacular flying experiences
  • Easy to Learn: Upon just one tap, the drone will Take off/Land or Return back automatically. It also equipped with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, and 3 Speeds Switch functions, super friendly to beginners, newbies, and even kids
  • More Considerate Designs: To ensure safety and numerous fun, SP650 drone is designed with Out-of-Control Protection Technology and Lower Battery Alarm. Each battery providing 12 mins of flying time, you can get up to 24 mins with TWO batteries supplied
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN SP650-BK
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SNAPTAIN SP650-BK Final Thoughts

"Takes practice."

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. This SNAPTAIN SP650-BK takes the cake with utility and functionality. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button.

Overall Score
4.5


(941 Points)

7. Contixo F22 Plus Foldable GPS Drone with Camera for Adults - 40 Mins Max Flight Time - 1080p HD FPV ...

User Ratings: 68 11

Contixo First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. I like the functionality of the Contixo . But once I put it together it worked like a charm. It is super responsive and performs well.

  • Contixo F22 Plus Foldable GPS Drone with Camera for Adults - 40 Mins Max Flight Time - 1080p HD FPV Gimbal Quadcopter - Multiple GPS Functions for all experience levels - 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • ✔ GPS ASSISTED FLIGHT WITH TONS OF FEATURES: With GPS location, the drone can hover stably and automatically return to Home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is lost. Shoot with ease when using the follow Me, Orbit Mode or just set the drone to fly in a circle along the path you set. Also it includes Selfie Mode /Gesture Control, Headless Mode, Auto Hover, First Person View, 1-Key Takeoff/ Landing.
  • ✔ BUILT-IN ADJUSTABLE WIDE-ANGLE 1080P HD WiFi CAMERA - Be the Videographer, the Contixo F22 drone allows you to both take pictures or record live video. Edit and upload your videos clips to Social Media using your iphone or ipad. Use our free downloadable app to fly and operate your F22 RC Remote.
  • ✔ PRE-ASSEMBLED GPS FOLDABLE DRONE WITH COMPACT DESIGN – The Contixo F22 comes ready to fly right out the box. No need to put the drone together! It's a small, compact, foldable drone with a super portable design that makes it fun and easy to take everywhere you go, The Popular F22 is one of the Best Drones for Adults and for kids alike.
  • ✔ CUSTOM STORAGE CASE INCLUDED- The exclusive carrying case made specifically for the Contixo F22 Drone, allows you to safely store and transport your Foldable GPS Drone. Never worry about removing the propellers or taking your new hobby apart. This carrying case makes it safe and convenient to transport your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) everywhere!
  • ✔ VIDEO TRANSMISSION WITH A WIFI RANGE OF 750 FEET. The Contixo F22 Drone provides video transmission within a range of up to 750 feet. You can capture Pictures and Videos while flying for up to 15 minutes allowing you to fly farther. Get still images and stream Live HD footage and then upload it to social media from your iPhone or iPad. The video clips are automatically saved to the Micro SD card in 1080P Quality.
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
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Contixo Final Thoughts

"Easy to fly."

It's well designed and self protected. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. It seems to do just about everything. But this Contixo was a complete and total win from the get go. It is really easy to use for me and my kids.

Overall Score
4.2


(777 Points)

8. Holy Stone HS120D GPS Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD FPV, Quadcotper with Auto Return Home, F...

User Ratings: 72 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Charges well."

Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Highly recommend this drone to you all. I went directly with the high speed. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button.

  • Holy Stone HS120D GPS Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD FPV, Quadcotper with Auto Return Home, Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Tap Fly Functions, Includes 2 Batteries and Carrying Backpack
  • Built for Adventure: The specially designed backpack can carry everything for HS120D, allows you to take this drone anywhere, incredibly convenient for travel and outdoor
  • 1080p HD 120° FOV Adjustable FPV Camera: Capture high definition footage and directly save to the SD card or smartphone; Gesture Control: pose to the camera, you can take automatically generated photos and videos, share it instantly with friends on social media.
  • Smarter Return Home: GPS assisted flight, it can perform automatically return home when the drone lost signal, out of range or low power, never have to worry about flying it away
  • Follow Me, Object Trace, Custom Path: The drone can trace and automatically follow you, let you focus on the moment, take a good selfie. Besides, it will fly as you want once you set a unique path
  • Better Flight Experience: 2 batteries give you up to 36 minutes immersive flying experience, 250g lightweight yet powerful, save you from FAA registry. Headless Mode, Altitude Mode and One Key to Take-off / Land functions make it so easy to operate
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

Seems well built and blades are well protected. It's also important to take your time with the installation. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly.

Overall Score
4.5


(767 Points)

9. Holy Stone GPS Drone FPV Drones with Camera for Adults 1080P HD, Foldable Drone for Beginners, RC Qu...

User Ratings: 63 10

Holy Stone First Impressions

"And flies great."

I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

  • Holy Stone GPS Drone FPV Drones with Camera for Adults 1080P HD, Foldable Drone for Beginners, RC Quadcopter with GPS Return Home, Follow Me, Altitude Hold and 5Ghz WiFi Transmission Live Video, HS165
  • ⭐Upgraded 1080P HD Camera and Fluent Transmission:The advanced camera with 90° FOV (field of view) lens captures high-quality video and clearer photos. 5Ghz wifi 800ft transmission ensure the high-speed real-time image.
  • ⭐Safer Flight: Equipped with gps,protect your every flight. With just one button,send the drone to return.It can also automatically return home when on low battery or signal loss in GPS mode.No worry about losing it.
  • ⭐Enjoy Your Flight: It will follow you automatically to take photos or videos with "Follow Me Mode".You can even use the app to set circling around an object and plan a desired route.
  • ⭐Foldable Design: HS165 is an foldable and portable drone that is compact and lightweight with the folded size only 10 IN*6.5 IN*2 IN. It's easy to put in backpack.
  • ⭐Easy to Learn: With just one button, it will take off/land or return home.The drone provides altitude hold, headless mode, emergency stop and 2 different speeds functions,super easy for beginners,adults even kids.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"I am blown away!"

It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. Really pleased with the Holy Stone performance. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Great product if you have multiple batteries. The Holy Stone is well built, and the controls work well.

Overall Score
4.2


(619 Points)

10. SNAPTAIN SP500 Foldable GPS FPV Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video for Beginners, RC Quadcopter w...

User Ratings: 71 6

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"Good sign."

I love this 1080p Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! This arrived earlier than I expected from SNAPTAIN. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. Really pleased with the SNAPTAIN performance. This is our first drone that uses GPS.

  • SNAPTAIN SP500 Foldable GPS FPV Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video for Beginners, RC Quadcopter with GPS Return Home, Follow Me, Gesture Control, Circle Fly, Auto Hover & 5G WiFi Transmission
  • 【Hd pictures & videos and 5G Wi-Fi transmission】110°wide-angle 1080P HD camera including adjustable angle, which captures high-quality video and clear aerial photos. 5G Wi-Fi 800ft transmission ensure the high-speed real-time image.
  • 【Gps auto return and safer flight】gps positioning help SP500 drone hover stably to catch clearer images, and return to home precisely whenever battery is low, signal is lost or you like to get it back. Never lose your drone.
  • 【Enjoy your flight】it can fly at your will by using "follow Me" Mode or "drawing a route" On the SNAPTAIN app control page. You can even use the app to set circling around an object and plan a desired route to focus on capturing photos and videos and get outdoor fun.
  • 【Gesture control】gesture control allows you to pose to the camera to trigger phone taking and video recording. Now you can set your hands free and pose your most charming gesture or dance with your loved one.
  • 【Easy to use & double flight time】it is easier for newbies or beginners, equipped with functions like GPS sateline positioning hover, altitude hold, headless mode, one key take off/landing, emergence stop, 2 modular batteries can support 30mins flight time for you and your family, which makes your flight more exciting and interesting.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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SNAPTAIN Final Thoughts

"She loved it."

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. The durability of this SNAPTAIN is ridiculous. I could not have made a better purchase. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries.

Overall Score
4.5


(553 Points)

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