Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 8k Camera Drones

1. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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  • Value For Money
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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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 8k Camera Drones

2. DJI Phantom 4 PRO V2.0 Quadcopter Drone with 1-inch 20MP 4K Camera KIT, 3 Total DJI Batteries, 128 g...

User Ratings: 67 13

DJI DJI phantom 4 pro First Impressions

"Thanks DJI."

Really pleased with the DJI DJI phantom 4 pro performance. We've started a collection of DJI drones now. Really the best 8k Camera Drone for the money! Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • DJI Phantom 4 PRO V2.0 Quadcopter Drone with 1-inch 20MP 4K Camera KIT, 3 Total DJI Batteries, 128 gb Micro SDXC Card, Reader Must Have Bundle
  • Headless mode: headless mode simplifies flying by elimination to the transmitter, no matter where the quadcopter points, It will follow the forward, left, right and back of the transmitter.
  • One key 360°flips mode: with the latest technology of 6-Axis gyro flying control system, You could press down the roll bottom. Choose the direction button to flip your Mini quad copter. (Leftward, rightward, forward, backward 360°flip)
  • 3D FPV real time transmission: camera equipped with 0. 3MP and the Wi-Fi FPV Video is streamed to an app on your phone where the video is also recorded. Wi-Fi FPV is notoriously difficult to use since there is always a little bit of video delay, This is overcome by including altitude hold with the quadcopter which keeps throttle stable.
  • You can set the quadcopter height control. In this mode, according to the pressure set high flight. Due to its high-precision barometer, UAV has always maintained the same height in the air. Easier to control the pressure set high function.
  • Unique propeller guard setup: the overall design of this quadcopter is pretty nice looking and the most notable feature is how it set up the propeller guards. Rather than wrap around the propellers individually, there is a single plastic frame that protects the props from all sides, The bottom, and the top of the quadcopter.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro
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DJI DJI phantom 4 pro Final Thoughts

"Excellent frame."

I like the functionality of the DJI DJI phantom 4 pro. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro is a great deal in this price range and quality. The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro is a great deal in this price range and quality. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk.

Overall Score
4.1


(156 Points)

3. SereneLife WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera and live Video. Headless Mode Quadcopter, Altitude Hold, 1-...

User Ratings: 55 10

SereneLife SLRD42WIFI First Impressions

"She loved it."

Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. I would definitely buy this one again! Picture and video quality better than expected. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. I could not have made a better purchase.

  • SereneLife WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera and live Video. Headless Mode Quadcopter, Altitude Hold, 1-Key Takeoff/Landing, Bonus Battery, Low Voltage Alarm, Custom Route Mode, 15 Minutes Flight Time
  • ★ TAKE HD VIDEOS & PHOTOS - Experience outstanding views at a high altitude up to 650+ ft and take amazing shots and videos in 720p High Definition (1280 x 720 Pixels @ 30fps). You can benefit from this SereneLife Drone as a beginner or expert flying steadily at any field for up to 15 minutes
  • ★ EXCEPTIONAL MANEUVERABILITY - Our Quadcopter exceeds great performance that goes beyond expectations when it comes to actual flight, maneuverability, power and speed. It is equipped with 2.4Ghz wireless controller frequency technology and solid drone remote control one-button operation. You can take videos and photos with WiFi connectivity with REAL-TIME FPV Video Transmission distance of up to 200+ ft
  • ★ HEADLESS MODE FUNCTIONALITY - What makes our drone the BEST choice for beginners and intermediates is our integrated headless mode which allows you to worry less about the drones orientation and direction, this means the direction will be the same as your transmitter.
  • ★ 15 MIN DRONE FLIGHT TIME AND EXTRA BATTERY: Unlike your average camera drones & gadgets, this one has been engineered to stay in the air for extra long 15 minute intervals. The longer flight time and extra battery allows you to see, record & survey more land or scenery for 30 minutes!!!
  • ★ ENJOY THE AERIAL VIEWS OR YOUR MONEY BACK - Our product is backed by 100% Money Back No Questions-Asked Guarantee so you can buy with confidence. If for any reason you’re not happy with your quadcopter, ship it back to us for a replacement or we’ll refund every penny
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SereneLife SLRD42WIFI
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  • Value For Money
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SereneLife SLRD42WIFI Final Thoughts

"Good fly time."

Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. It's also important to take your time with the installation. I have to say, I really like this drone.

Overall Score
4.1


(100 Points)

4. Best Choice Products 2.4G FPV RC GPS Quadcopter Drone w/720P HD Cam, Auto Return, Follow Mode, VR He...

User Ratings: 47

Best Choice Products First Impressions

"They work great!"

The safety features are second to none. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. The camera on this thing is awesome. Seems well built and blades are well protected.

  • Best Choice Products 2.4G FPV RC GPS Quadcopter Drone w/720P HD Cam, Auto Return, Follow Mode, VR Headset Compatible
  • FOLLOW MODE & POSITION HOLD: Follows and records at a distance of almost 100ft (30m), and can hold its position with GPS assistance
  • AUTO RETURN: Automatically returns when the signal is weak or when the battery is low, so you never have to worry about losing it
  • REAL-TIME VIEW & 3D VR COMPATIBLE: Watch your flight in live HD and use your smartphone with a VR headset for a realistic flying experience! The camera has a 120-degree wide angle lens and 75 degrees of angle adjustment
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL APP: Controls recording, GPS functions (auto-return, follow mode), presetting a maximum range/height/speed, and allows for VR viewing, all from a smartphone
  • HEADLESS MODE: Makes flying easier by eliminating the need to keep track of the orientation of the drone; OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 7.75"(L) x 7.75"(W) x 5"(H)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Best Choice Products
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Best Choice Products Final Thoughts

"I'm impressed!"

Seems well built and blades are well protected. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. This is our first drone, never used one before. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

5. DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Standard Unit)

User Ratings: 75 14

Amazon Renewed First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

Picture and video quality better than expected. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. The camera on this thing is awesome. The Amazon Renewed is a great deal in this price range and quality. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set.

  • DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Standard Unit)
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera; 12MP Still Photos / 1080p/30 Video
  • Gesture and TapFly Control; FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • Subject Tracking from Various Angles; GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • Top Speed of 31 mph in Sport Mode; Up to 16 Minutes Flying Time, Up to 1.2 Mile Control Range; Control, Edit, Share with DJI GO App
  • ***NO Controller is included***
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 18 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
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Amazon Renewed Final Thoughts

"Almost forgot."

And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. I was very excited to receive this Amazon Renewed . Not Only Can You Learn On The Amazon Renewed .

Overall Score
4.2


(61 Points)

6. DoDoeleph Syma X5UW FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Training Quadcopter for Beginn...

User Ratings: 53 4

Acode First Impressions

"OEM product."

The liability insurance is worth it. This is our first drone that uses GPS. The Acode is well built, and the controls work well. Not Only Can You Learn On The Acode . My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

  • DoDoeleph Syma X5UW FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Training Quadcopter for Beginners- Altitude Hold Headless Mode Gravity Sensor One Key Return Includes Bonus Battery
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Acode
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Acode Final Thoughts

"Simply amazing."

This is an essential process for proper flight. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable.

Overall Score
4.1


(69 Points)

7. DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (White)

User Ratings: 73 10

DJI SPARK+RC First Impressions

"5 stars overall."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. Really the best 8k Camera Drone for the money! I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. But u will have an extra one to exchange.

  • DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (White)
  • DJI spark remote control Combo includes remote controller and standard spark accessory Kit (see details below)
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera 12MP Still Photos/ 1080P/30 Video gesture and Tap Fly control
  • Flight autonomy with obstacle detection subject tracking from various angles GPS- & vision position-based navigation
  • Top speed of 31 mph in sport mode up to 16 minutes flying time
  • Up to 1. 2 mile control range control, edit, share with DJI go app
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI SPARK+RC
  • Video Quality
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DJI SPARK+RC Final Thoughts

"He loves it!"

It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Amazing 8k Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. DJI had also impressed me with their customer service.

Overall Score
4.4


(279 Points)

8. DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera Starter Bundle with Backpack,...

DJI Mavic Mini First Impressions

"Well packaged."

I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera Starter Bundle with Backpack, 64GB microSD Card, Landing Pad, Cloth
  • KIT INCLUDES: DJI Mavic Mini Drone | Gimbal Protector | 3x Intelligent Flight Battery | Remote Controller | 3x Pair of Spare Propellers | 2x Micro USB Cable | 360 Degree Propeller Guard | Two-Way Charging Hub | 3x RC Cable (Micro USB, USB-C and Lightning Connector) | DJI 18W USB Charger | 2x Pair of Spare Control Sticks | Screwdriver | 18x Spare Screw | Carrying Bag | Backpack | 64GB SD Card | Landing Pad | Cleaning Cloth
  • KEY FEATURES: 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilized 2.7K HD Camera | 12MP Aerial Photos | Ultralight Drone Weighs Only 249g (8.78oz) | FAA Compliant for Use without Certification | 2.78 Mile (4km) HD Video Transmission and Range | 30-Minute Max Flight Time | Vision Sensor + GPS Precise Hover | Simplified Recording & Editing | Easy and Intuitive User Experience | Quickshot Modes, Which Include Dronie, Circle, Helix, and Rocket | CineSmooth Mode | Service Ceiling 9842 Feet (3000m)
  • Propel your creativity with the new Mavic Mini from DJI. This compact, 250-gram drone allows users to capture footage in areas where larger drones are legally prohibited or need a drone license. The Mavic Mini can support 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos and has a motorized 3-axis gimbal for superior camera stability, ensuring professional-quality images and footage.
  • This mini drone can sustain continuous flight for up to 30 minutes with a full charge and enables an HD video feed with minimal latency. It is convenient to fly using the DJI Fly app, while the included controller is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. The app also has SkyPixel, a social media platform that allows you to browse and share about your latest drone shots and ideal photography spots around your area.
  • WARRANTY: DJI Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited DJI 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Mavic Mini
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Mavic Mini Final Thoughts

"Fit perfectly."

Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI Mavic Mini. I have some really cool ideas for them. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button.

Overall Score
5.0


(17 Points)

9. World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter RED Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 CH Picture/Video Camer...

World Tech Toys 33792 First Impressions

"I like that."

Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. This is the second World Tech Toys Drone I have purchased. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. I love this 8k Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package!

  • World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter RED Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 CH Picture/Video Camera RC Quadcopter, Red, 22 x 4 x 14.5
  • Picture and Video Camera Drone; 2.4GHz Transmitter; Removable Rotor Guards
  • 4.5 Channel Built-In Gyro; Multi-Dimensional Flight Capability; Durable Light Weight Body
  • Speed Control; Flip Stunt Modes; 4 Main Rotors; Ready To Fly
  • Includes: Angry Birds Licensed Red Squak-Copter 4.5CH 2.4GHz RC Camera Drone; 2.4GHz Transmitter; Rotor Guards; USB Memory Card Adapter; 2 GB Memory Card; USB Charging Cable; 4 Spare Rotor Blades
  • Battery Requirements: Transmitter: 4 AA batteries (not included); Camera: Requires Micro SD Card to Record (included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 15 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The World Tech Toys 33792
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World Tech Toys 33792 Final Thoughts

"For example."

It seems to do just about everything. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. Amazing 8k Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. But u will have an extra one to exchange. Great product if you have multiple batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. DJI Mavic Mini Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS, 30-Minutes Flight Time, B...

User Ratings: 83

DJI Mavic Mini First Impressions

"They love it!"

Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My DJI Mavic Mini today. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS, 30-Minutes Flight Time, Basic Bundle with Case, 32GB microSD Card, Landing Pad, Cloth
  • KIT INCLUDES: DJI Mavic Mini Drone | Gimbal Protector | Intelligent Flight Battery | Remote Controller | Pair of Spare Propellers | Micro USB Cable | 3x RC Cable (Micro USB, USB-C and Lightning Connector) | Pair of Spare Control Sticks | Screwdriver | 6x Spare Screw | Lowepro Format 160 Camera Bag | SanDisk 32GB Extreme microSDHC Class 10 U3 Memory Card | FS Labs 36-inch Waterproof Foldable Landing Pad | Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • KEY FEATURES: 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilized 2.7K HD Camera | 12MP Aerial Photos | Ultralight Drone Weighs Only 249g (8.78oz) | FAA Compliant for Use without Certification | 2.78 Mile (4km) HD Video Transmission and Range | 30-Minute Max Flight Time | Vision Sensor + GPS Precise Hover | Simplified Recording & Editing | Easy and Intuitive User Experience | Quickshot Modes, Which Include Dronie, Circle, Helix, and Rocket | CineSmooth Mode | Service Ceiling 9842 Feet (3000m)
  • Propel your creativity with the new Mavic Mini from DJI. This compact, 250-gram drone allows users to capture footage in areas where larger drones are legally prohibited or need a drone license. The Mavic Mini can support 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos and has a motorized 3-axis gimbal for superior camera stability, ensuring professional-quality images and footage.
  • This mini drone can sustain continuous flight for up to 30 minutes with a full charge and enables an HD video feed with minimal latency. It is convenient to fly using the DJI Fly app, while the included controller is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. The app also has SkyPixel, a social media platform that allows you to browse and share about your latest drone shots and ideal photography spots around your area.
  • WARRANTY: DJI Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited DJI 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Mavic Mini
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Mavic Mini Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I went directly with the high speed. Picture and video quality better than expected. I love this 8k Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package!

Overall Score
4.8


(35 Points)

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