Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 35mm Camera Drones

1. ScharkSpark Drone with 720 HD Adjustable Camera Detachable WiFi FPV Live Video RC Quadcopter with Al...

User Ratings: 66 7

ScharkSpark First Impressions

"Works fantastic."

The ScharkSpark is well built, and the controls work well. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. I plan to research other drone accessories built by ScharkSpark. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

  • ScharkSpark Drone with 720 HD Adjustable Camera Detachable WiFi FPV Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, One Key Take Off/Landing, Headless Mode, Gravity Sensor
  • ✈ WiFi FPV Drone with 720P HD Adjustable Camera:The camera drone is equipped with an adjustable 720P HD camera, which captures high definition video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, accurately capture photos and record videos for extraordinary moments.
  • ✈ Detachable & DIY Drone: Detachable drone with all parts like fuselage, motors ,blades, protection cover, landing gear and camera. While learning the structure of the quadcopter, you can also enjoy connecting the pieces and the success of completing the work!
  • ✈ Easy to Carry & Replaceable Arm : The small fuselage containing carrying bag and detachable design, let you travel light, enjoy the flight fun. The drone arm is replaceable, when the motor or drone arm is broken, you don't need to worry about the drone not performing anymore. Just replace the drone arm and it can fly again.
  • ✈ Altitude Hold: High-precision orientation sensors steadily help the drone with camera for a steadier flight. You can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting, making the experience very easy and convenient. More clear photos and videos could be easily obtained.
  • ✈ Customer Service: ScharkSpark drone comes with an assurance of 3-year extended warranty. Maybe this is your first drone of aerial. So whether you have questions about our features or general maintenance and repairs. Feel free to contact us and we are always at your side. Our dedicated customer service representatives will solve your flying problem in time.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ScharkSpark
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ScharkSpark Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. I have some really cool ideas for them. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The durability of this ScharkSpark is ridiculous. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

Overall Score
4.2


(23 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 35mm Camera Drones

2. DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo Drone - Quadcopter with 64gb SD Card - 4K Professional Camera Gimbal ...

User Ratings: 62 14

DJI First Impressions

"Just my imagination."

The camera on this thing is awesome. Everything worked well right out of the box. The liability insurance is worth it. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times.

  • DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo Drone - Quadcopter with 64gb SD Card - 4K Professional Camera Gimbal – 4 Battery Bundle - Kit - with Must Have Accessories (Onyx Black)
  • The ultraportable Mavic Air features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration.
  • The portable Mavic Air houses a 3-axis mechanical gimbal with an angular vibration range reduced to 0.005° and is equipped with dampeners that help ensure steady shooting
  • The Mavic Air can shoot 4K video at 30 fps and record footage at 100 Mb/s
  • The Mavic Air's onboard camera integrates a 1/2.3" 12MP CMOS sensor and an f/2.8 lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24mm to shoot high-quality photos and videos
  • You are getting a complete bundle here so you dont need to add anything to your flying experience
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Super fun!"

It's well designed and self protected. This is the second DJI Drone I have purchased. Really pleased with the DJI performance. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

Overall Score
4.2


(20 Points)

3. Readytosky 220mm FPV Racing Drone Frame Carbon Fiber 5 inch Quadcopter Freestyle Frame Kit 4mm Arms ...

User Ratings: 67 6

Readytosky First Impressions

"Good for flight."

Everything worked well right out of the box. This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

  • Readytosky 220mm FPV Racing Drone Frame Carbon Fiber 5 inch Quadcopter Freestyle Frame Kit 4mm Arms + Lipo Battery Strap
  • ★The 4mm thick, 6061 aluminum structure on the front of this frame corners the market for providing the most protection and versatility in mounting your cameras.
  • ★The "low-rider" style top-plate,this lowered mount gets the battery closer to the center of gravity for this machine.
  • ★An unexpected (but very welcome) feature of the recessed top-plate is that the camera cage will be more likely to protect your battery in the event of an upside-down impact.
  • ★The innovation (that we will explore here) is the VTX mount on the rear of the bus.
  • ★Full 3K Carbon Fiber airframe featuring a solid 4mm fpv frame arms.
  • Recommended Age: 16 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Readytosky
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Readytosky Final Thoughts

"Ease of use."

This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I love this 35mm Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

Overall Score
4.3


(62 Points)

4. Mateksys Flight Controller F722 Wing Built in OSD High Precision Current Sense for RC Airplane Fixed...

Makerfire First Impressions

"It was great."

But overall, I am very happy with the product. It is super responsive and performs well. Picture and video quality better than expected. The durability of this Makerfire is ridiculous. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Makerfire today.

  • Mateksys Flight Controller F722 Wing Built in OSD High Precision Current Sense for RC Airplane Fixed Wing Mounting 30.5 x 30.5mm
  • Mateksys Flight Controller F722-Wing,STM32F722, MPU6000, BMP280, OSD, SD Blackbox, 5x UARTs, I2C, 2x Motors 6x Servos, 4x BEC, High precision current sense, 28S supported, Camera power switcher, Dual Camera image switcher.
  • FC Firmware : INAV Flight/BetaFlight ,Target: MATEKF722SE
  • PDB: Input voltage range: 936V (36S LiPo) w/TVS protection,2x ESC power pads,Battery Voltage Sensor: 1:10 (Scale 1100),Current Senor: 132A, 3.3V ADC, Scale 250
  • Mounting: 30.5 x 30.5mm, Φ4mm with Grommets Φ3mm,Dimensions: 54 x 36 x 13 mm, Weight: 25g
  • For more info ,please check : http://www.mateksys.com/?portfolio=f722-wing
  • Recommended Age: 10 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Makerfire
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  • Value For Money
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Makerfire Final Thoughts

"Work's perfectly."

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. I've crashed my Makerfire hundreds of times. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

5. HuiShuTek RC Quadcopter RTF Drone with Camera 720P HD Live Video WiFi 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro with Altitu...

User Ratings: 45

HSTEK First Impressions

"Super durable!"

HSTEK had also impressed me with their customer service. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Everything worked well right out of the box. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth.

  • HuiShuTek RC Quadcopter RTF Drone with Camera 720P HD Live Video WiFi 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro with Altitude Hold, One Key Return and Headless Mode, Optical Sight Function,for Kids & Beginners ,Foldable
  • Equipped with One Key Return & Headless Security System to assist beginners and help prevent losing the drone
  • APP control system: Operate your drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share
  • Modular and bonus battery: There are 2 powerful 3.7V 1300mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can provide longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage
  • High school low speed wind mode :speed speed change,switching high-grade speed to output more torque when the wind is big,Aerobatic flight allows the drone to be stable and the aerial picture quality is good!
  • Altitude Hold Function: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows the drone to hover at it's current height after releasing the throttle stick. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HSTEK
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HSTEK Final Thoughts

"Well done!"

This HSTEK takes the cake with utility and functionality. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

6. Epic X5 Dji Zenmuse Drone Flyer

User Ratings: 49

DJI SS-DJI-ZX5 First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Picture and video quality better than expected. Seems well built and blades are well protected.

  • Epic X5 Dji Zenmuse Drone Flyer
  • Perfect Purchase for any Hobby
  • Great craftsmanship
  • Must Buy Item
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI SS-DJI-ZX5
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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DJI SS-DJI-ZX5 Final Thoughts

"I am blown away!"

Really the best 35mm Camera Drone for the money! It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. I was very excited to receive this DJI SS-DJI-ZX5. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

7. 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

8. Altair Aerial AA300 GPS Beginner Drone with Camera | Free Priority Shipping | 1080p FPV Video & Phot...

User Ratings: 66 9

Altair Aerial First Impressions

"Other than that."

I've crashed my Altair Aerial hundreds of times. Really pleased with the Altair Aerial performance. The Altair Aerial is a great deal in this price range and quality. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. But u will have an extra one to exchange.

  • Altair Aerial AA300 GPS Beginner Drone with Camera | Free Priority Shipping | 1080p FPV Video & Photography Remote Control Camera Drone w/ Auto Return Home, RC Drone for Kids & Adults (Lincoln, NE)
  • GPS FLIGHT MODE: The AA300 Quadcopter has Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) connectivity allows for an easier flight and great stability for aerial photographers
  • VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY: 1080P High Definition: Live action video in first person view and high resolution photos with barometer altitude hold. SD Card Not Included! We recommend a Class 10 SD Card, Max Size 32 GB.
  • TONS OF FEATURES: Altitude Hold and One-Touch Take-Off and Landing. You'll be able to grow with your drone as you become more experienced
  • 3 RETURN-TO-HOME FUNCTIONS: Has Point of Interest and Follow-Me Mode in the App and streams live footage up to 100 meters away
  • Altair Customer Warranty Promise: At Altair we believe in taking care of our customers with high quality support, including instructional videos and fast response to your questions, If there is a problem we will take care of you.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Altair Aerial
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Altair Aerial Final Thoughts

"Hovers good."

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Altair Aerial today. I love this 35mm Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! They made it right by sending a replacement. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. I think Altair Aerial definitely has a potential winner here.

Overall Score
4.2


(39 Points)

9. Potensic A30W FPV Drone with Camera, Mini RC Nano Quadcopter with Camera, Auto Hovering, Route Setti...

User Ratings: 57 10

Potensic A30W First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. This is the second Potensic Drone I have purchased. The Potensic A30W is well built, and the controls work well.

  • Potensic A30W FPV Drone with Camera, Mini RC Nano Quadcopter with Camera, Auto Hovering, Route Setting, Gravity Induction Mode and 500mAh Detachable Battery (red)
  • [720P CAMERA DRONE] Build-in 720P HD FPV camera enable you to take high-quality FPV real-time live video and pictures from the air with a better perspective and clearer image.
  • [EASY AND SAFETY OPERATION] This Potensic A30W with intelligent operation, such as altitude hold mode, one key takeoff /land, emergency stop.. More easy and safe to operate for kids.
  • [THREE SPEED] The mini drone with camera is set to low speed by default. But once expert, you could adjust it between the 3 different speed(low/medium/high) and fly through the obstacle course hoops as you expect.
  • [WI-FI REAL-TIME TRANSMISSION] Connect your drone with the app (iOS and Android) via Wi-Fi to enjoy real-time viewing of the high-definition images, easy operation & much fun and convenient to share.
  • [GREAT GIFTS FOR KIDS] The easy&safety design and portable size with multi-function work make this Potensic A30W a deal mini drone for kids. Take one and start your fun trip with your kids.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 11 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic A30W
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Potensic A30W Final Thoughts

"Super cool."

This arrived earlier than I expected from Potensic. It is super responsive and performs well. I love this 35mm Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It seems to do just about everything. Seems well built and blades are well protected.

Overall Score
4.1


(525 Points)

10. Sky Viper Dash Nano Drone

User Ratings: 63 12

Sky Viper Sky Viper DASH Nano Drone First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

It's also important to take your time with the installation. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Highly recommend this drone to you all. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

  • Sky Viper Dash Nano Drone
  • Improved auto hover allows easier control in between commands
  • Eight one-touch stunts are visually impressive
  • Auto launch and land for one-button stationary hover and a gentle landing
  • Dual flight mode provides choice of Auto and manual mode
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 24 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sky Viper Sky Viper DASH Nano Drone
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Sky Viper Sky Viper DASH Nano Drone Final Thoughts

"And was lost!"

Amazing 35mm Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

Overall Score
4.0


(99 Points)

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