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
  • Video Quality
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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
  • Video Quality
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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
  • Video Quality
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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 Mini Quadcopter Drone Fly More Combo with Free 16GB Micro SD Card, Alpine White

User Ratings: 72 17

DJI First Impressions

"Good quality!"

Really pleased with the DJI performance. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. But this DJI was a complete and total win from the get go. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap.

  • DJI Spark Mini Quadcopter Drone Fly More Combo with Free 16GB Micro SD Card, Alpine White
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Simply awesome!"

It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. I have recommended the DJI to my friends.

Overall Score
4.2


(30 Points)

6. DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter Drone Onyx Black Bundle with 2X 32GB Memory Card, VR Viewer, Equipment Case...

User Ratings: 62 5

DJI First Impressions

"Flew perfectly."

Everything worked well right out of the box. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. I love this 8k Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set.

  • DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter Drone Onyx Black Bundle with 2X 32GB Memory Card, VR Viewer, Equipment Case, Cleaning Kit and 1 Year Extended Warranty
  • DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • The ultraportable Mavic Air features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration. | 32 MP Sphere Panoramas | Foldable & Portable nearly - the size of a modern smartphone when folded | The most portable DJI drone to house a 3-axis mechanical gimbal
  • Shoots video at an incredible 4K 30 fps, recording at 100 Mbps with UHD quality | 3D Environment Sensing | SmartCapture control mode enables hand gesture commands to launch, follow, photograph, record, push, pull and land without the need for a remote controller | 21-Minute Flight Time | DJI’s first drone with 8 GB of onboard storage and newly-added USB-C
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: DJI Mavic Air Drone (Onyx Black) | Remote Control | Intelligent Flight Battery | Charger | Power Cable | Propellers (Pair) x4 | Propeller Guards (set) | RC-to-Lightning Cable | RC-to-Micro USB Cable | RC-to-USB Type C cable | Gimbal Protector | Communication Cable | USB Adapter | RC Cable Sliders (Large & Small) | Carrying Case | Replacement Control Stick Pair | 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: DJI Mavic Air Drone (Onyx Black) | 1 Year Extended Warranty | Drone Landing Pad - 29.5" (75CM) with case, ground spokes, and reflective strips | Small Hard Case with Carrying Handle | Optics Cleaning Kit | SanDisk Ultra microSDHC 16GB UHS Class 10 Memory Card w/ Adapter | VR Vue II Virtual Reality Viewer for 3.5"-6" iPhone & Android
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Work's perfectly."

Really the best 8k Camera Drone for the money! New drone shows no issues and flies very well. We've started a collection of DJI drones now. Really pleased with the DJI performance. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well.

Overall Score
4.2


(25 Points)

7. Iusun Quadcopter, L800 2.4G HD Camera WIFI FPV Foldable Selfie Drone RC Quadcopter RTF Quadcopter To...

Iusun Quadcopter First Impressions

"And was lost!"

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors.

  • Iusun Quadcopter, L800 2.4G HD Camera WIFI FPV Foldable Selfie Drone RC Quadcopter RTF Quadcopter Toys for Adults KIds Christmas Birthday Party Gifts Toy (Black)
  • There have 2 cameras can be choose. With 2.0mp wide angle camera give wide range high denfinition pictures and video.
  • Function: Up/down, Forward/backward, Turn left/right, Sideward flight, 3-level flight speed, LED Light, Headless Mode, One Key Automatic Return, Altitude Hold Mode, WiFi FPV.
  • Features:With foldable arms, small size, easy to carry. With altitude hold mode function provides stable flight. With Headless Mode, no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying. With One key to return function makes it easily to find the way home.
  • 2.4GHz Technology Adopted for Anti-Interference, 4 Channel which can do ascend, descend, forward, backward, left sideward fly, right sideward fly and rolling 360°, 6-axis gyro which can have more stable flying and be easy to control.
  • Package list: 1 x L800 Quadcopter; 1 x Transmitter; 1 x 3.7V 500mAh Lipo Battery; 1 x USB Charging Cable; 4 x Protection Cover; 4 x Spare Blades; 1 x Screwdriver
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Iusun Quadcopter
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Iusun Quadcopter Final Thoughts

"Great job!"

The camera on this thing is awesome. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. It's well designed and self protected. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Iusun Quadcopter today.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Cheerwing U29S-E Foldable Mini Drone for Kids and Adults WiFi FPV Drone with 120° Wide-Angle 720P H...

User Ratings: 61 12

Cheerwing First Impressions

"Fantastic 8k Camera Drone!"

The Cheerwing is well built, and the controls work well. We've started a collection of Cheerwing drones now. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. I think Cheerwing definitely has a potential winner here. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

  • Cheerwing U29S-E Foldable Mini Drone for Kids and Adults WiFi FPV Drone with 120° Wide-Angle 720P HD Camera
  • 720P HD Camera and FPV: Equipped 120° Wide-angle 720P HD Camera, which captures high-quality video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone with the drone, provides you with clear and fluent live video feed.
  • Stable with Altitude Hold Function: The Altitude-Hold function ensures the drone will hover at a certain height when you release the throttle stick, more stable for taking pictures and videos.
  • More Fun to Fly: One Key Take-off / Landing, Headles Mode functions make easier access to kids or beginners. With the built-in Gravity Sensor, you can control the height of the drone simply by moving the phone up or down.
  • Trajectory Flight Mode: Draw your flight plan on the screen and the drone will pilot as the given route. More fun for kids! A Great Gift Toy to play with your kids or friends
  • With Low Battery Power and Out of Range Alarm, would remind you to fly back the drone when in low battery power or trend to fly out of control range. (NO REMOTE CONTROLLER VERSION)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cheerwing
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Cheerwing Final Thoughts

"AND ITS AMAZING!"

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards.

Overall Score
4.1


(20 Points)

9. 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
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  • Value For Money
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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)

10. GoolRC JJRC X11 GPS RC Drone with 2K HD Camera 5G WiFi FPV Drone Optical Flow Positioning Follow Me ...

GoolRC First Impressions

"She loved it."

This is the second GoolRC Drone I have purchased. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. I think GoolRC definitely has a potential winner here.

  • GoolRC JJRC X11 GPS RC Drone with 2K HD Camera 5G WiFi FPV Drone Optical Flow Positioning Follow Me Altitude Hold Brushless Foldable RC Quadcopter
  • Functions: Up/down, forward/backward, turn left/right, sideward flight, altitude hold, GPS, 5G Wifi FPV, one key takeoff/landing/return, optical flow positioning, follow me, multi-point flight, surround mode, 2K camera, 1600m distance.
  • Adjustable Wide-angle 2K Camera: the upgraded camera with 110° wide-angle lens ensures a panoramic view for recording your unforgettable moment, more importantly, which is able to adjust within 90°; 5G WIFI FPV: let you see what your drone sees, ideal for filming a designated spot or simply to look around. The 5G WIFI real-time transmission distance reaches to 300-800m.
  • Advanced GPS and altitude hold: GPS mode enables precise positioning and prevents losing the drone. The drone will perform a auto return if it loses signal or other conditions happen; Optical Flow Position: The combination of precise location by the vision position system and position hold by the optical flow positioning brings on a stable hovering for aerial shooting.
  • Multi-point flight: click on any point on APP interface, it'll automatically fly according to the assigned point, which allows the pilot to focus on camera control and enables more complex shots.
  • Follow function: Click on the follow mode, the distance between aircraft and the current location of the controller (cell phone or IPAD) is benchmark, where the controller move, where the aircraft fly; One key takeoff/landing/return, it's more convenient to operate the drone when come across unexpected conditions, suit beginners.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoolRC
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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GoolRC Final Thoughts

"Other than that."

Seems well built and blades are well protected. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. It's also important to take your time with the installation. The liability insurance is worth it. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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