Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 8mm Camera Drones

1. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter with 24-48mm Optical Zoom Camera 3-Battery 64GB Ultimate Bundle

User Ratings: 70 8

DJI First Impressions

"So far so good."

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. I went directly with the high speed. Picture and video quality better than expected. Amazing 8mm Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter with 24-48mm Optical Zoom Camera 3-Battery 64GB Ultimate Bundle
  • 12MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor; 2x 24-48mm Optical Zoom + Dolly Zoom
  • 48MP Super Resolution Photos; OcuSync 2.0 Transmission Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time; Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing; Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Mode
  • Top Speed of 44.7 mph; Enhanced HDR Photos with 13 EV; Remote Controller Included
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Just my imagination."

I have some really cool ideas for them. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. It seems to do just about everything. I love this 8mm Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! I like the functionality of the DJI .

Overall Score
4.3


(50 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 8mm Camera Drones

2. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter with Dolly Zoom Camera, comes 2 Batteries, 64GB Extreme Micro SD, ...

User Ratings: 83 9

DJI First Impressions

"Well made."

It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Besides that though its a great little drone. This is an essential process for proper flight. I think DJI definitely has a potential winner here. Besides that though its a great little drone.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter with Dolly Zoom Camera, comes 2 Batteries, 64GB Extreme Micro SD, PGY ND Filter, Landing Pad, Signal Booster, Water Resistant Carrying Case
  • Sold BY DJI Authorized Dealer. SanDisk 64GB Extreme Micro SD, PGYTECH ND Lens Filter, Water Resistant Carrying Case, 30-inch Landing Pad, Signal Booster
  • 2 x DJI Original Mavic 2 Batteries in Total
  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Camera 12MP 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 24-48mm Optical Zoom + Dolly Zoom
  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom ActiveTrack 2.0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos
  • Mavic Zoom 2 Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time, 44mph Max Speed, Low Noise Propellers, 3-axis Ggimbal for Steady Shots, 8GB Internal Storage
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"AND ITS AMAZING!"

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. The safety features are second to none. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. This arrived earlier than I expected from DJI.

Overall Score
4.6


(40 Points)

3. nidici FOXEER Falkor FPV Camera 1200TVL 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC Switchable 5V-40V Wide Voltage Support Cam...

User Ratings: 64

FOXEER First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

Not Only Can You Learn On The FOXEER . I think FOXEER definitely has a potential winner here. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • nidici FOXEER Falkor FPV Camera 1200TVL 4:3/16:9 PAL/NTSC Switchable 5V-40V Wide Voltage Support Camera Remote Control G-WDR OSD for FPV Racing Quadcopter Drone
  • ★New fpv camera:foxeer falkor fpv camera support camera remote control with 4:3 / 16:9 switchable, pal/ntsc switchable
  • ★High quality image: good performance on led environment flying. harness video & osd separated
  • ★Low latency: resolution 1200tvl,image sensor cmos 1/3, all-weather camera with auto environmental adapting, low latency to provide high quality image
  • ★Dimensions: 28mm×26mm(W*L) lens:1.8mm weight: 13.5g color: black
  • ★The camera have G-WDR (global wide dynamic range),support 5 ~40v input
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FOXEER
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FOXEER Final Thoughts

"Simply amazing."

This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control.

Overall Score
4.6


(12 Points)

4. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter with 24-48mm Optical Zoom Camera Video UAV 12MP 1/2.3 inches CMOS ...

User Ratings: 56

Amazon Renewed First Impressions

"She enjoys it!"

Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! Besides that though its a great little drone. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. I was very excited to receive this Amazon Renewed . A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Amazon Renewed today.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter with 24-48mm Optical Zoom Camera Video UAV 12MP 1/2.3 inches CMOS Sensor (US Version) (Renewed)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • See the Bigger Picture: Powered by a 1/2.3 inch CMOS 12MP sensor with up to four-times zoom, including a two-times optical zoom (24 - 48mm).
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 905g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128GB
  • Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression.
  • Functions include Active Track 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyper lapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed
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Amazon Renewed Final Thoughts

"Great 8mm Camera Drone!"

I have some really cool ideas for them. It seems to do just about everything. I would give it more stars if I could! It came with a sleek remote control. This is the second Amazon Renewed Drone I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 8mm Camera Drones

5. Foxeer Predator Micro 1000TVL 1.8mm 110 Degree M8 Lens Super WDR FPV Camera with OSD DC5V-40V Low La...

User Ratings: 50

FOXEER FOXEER-PREDATOR-MICRO First Impressions

"Charges well."

Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

  • Foxeer Predator Micro 1000TVL 1.8mm 110 Degree M8 Lens Super WDR FPV Camera with OSD DC5V-40V Low Latency
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FOXEER FOXEER-PREDATOR-MICRO
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FOXEER FOXEER-PREDATOR-MICRO Final Thoughts

"OEM product."

There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. But overall, I am very happy with the product. I would definitely buy this one again!

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

6. My Toots XIANGYU XY017HW WiFi FPV with 2MP Wide Angle Camera High Hold Mode Foldable Arm RC Drone Qu...

My Toots First Impressions

"What can I say?"

I went directly with the high speed. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. This arrived earlier than I expected from My Toots. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. I like the functionality of the My Toots .

  • My Toots XIANGYU XY017HW WiFi FPV with 2MP Wide Angle Camera High Hold Mode Foldable Arm RC Drone Quadcopter
  • Description: Brand name: XIANGYU Item name: XY017HW WIFI FPV RC Quadcopter Frequency: 2.4G Channel: 4ch Gyro: 6 axis Motor:3.7V*8620 (?8mm*L20mm) Product battery: 3.7V 900mAh (Included) Charging time: About 2h Flying time: About 12mins R/C distance: 80m Color:White, Black Camera: 2MP 720P wide angle Quad's size: 36*35*7.3cm Package size: 25*19*10.5cm
  • Features: - With altitude hold mode function provides stable flight. - With wifi function can be connected APP, APK system to take pictures, video, real-time transmission through the phone camera image. - With 2.0MP 720P wide angle camera give wide range high denfinition pictures and video. - With 0.3MP camera capture pictures and record woderful moments.
  • - With 3.7V 900mAh battery, the fly time up to 10 mins. - 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. - It have 3-level flight speed to switch that can make more fun with the flying. - It can realize 3D tumbling 360?rolling in four directions with 4 LED lights. - Adopt special plastic body, strong toughness, strong resistance to fall - this product is suitable for indoor / outdoor flight
  • The quadcopter fuselage is made of high strength and resistant engineering plastics,lightweight and durable resistance. Function: Up/down, Forward/backward, Turn left/right, Sideward flight, LED Light, Headless Mode, One Key Automatic Return Package Included: 1 x XIANGYU XY017HW RC Quadcopter 1 x 3.7V 900MAH Battery 1 x USB Cable 4 x Propeller 1 x User Manual 1 x Transmitter
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The My Toots
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My Toots Final Thoughts

"Totally worth it!"

This is the second My Toots Drone I have purchased. It seems to do just about everything. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. I've crashed my My Toots hundreds of times.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. DJI Mavic Mini - Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, l...

User Ratings: 81 6

DJI CP.MA.00000120.01 First Impressions

"Cool drone."

It came with a sleek remote control. DJI had also impressed me with their customer service. This is the second DJI Drone I have purchased. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator.

  • DJI Mavic Mini - Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs, Gray
  • The compact yet powerful Mavic Mini camera drone is the perfect creative companion, capturing your moments in a way that effortlessly elevates the ordinary
  • Weighing less than 0.55lbs / 250 grams, Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone. In the United States and Canada, you can fly this camera drone without the need to register your drone with the government
  • Mavic Mini supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K HD videos. A 3-axis motorized gimbal provides superior camera stability and ensures clear, Ultra-smooth footage
  • Mavic Mini’s weight allows it to stay in the air longer than similar consumer FlyCams on the market. Enjoy up to 30 minutes of flight time with a fully-charged battery
  • DJI Fly App requires iOS v10.0, Android v6.0 or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, S9+, S9 , S8+, S8, S7 edge, S7, S6, Note9, Note8, Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P20, P10, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 10, nova 5, nova 4, nova 3e, nova 2, Honor 8X, 10, 9, 20 Pro, Magic 2, Mi 8, MIX 2S, MIX 2, Redmi Note 5, Oppo Find X, R15, Vivo NEX, X27, X21, X20A, OnePlus 7, 6T, 5, Pixel 3 XL, 2 XL, 2, LG V20, LG G6
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.MA.00000120.01
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DJI CP.MA.00000120.01 Final Thoughts

"Grey and black."

Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. I would give it more stars if I could! Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

Overall Score
4.6


(467 Points)

8. HGLRC Parrot120 Pro 2.5inch BNF Toothpick FPV Racing Drone F411 FC 1106 6000KV Brushless Motor FD13A...

User Ratings: 43

HGLRC First Impressions

"Had an idea."

And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. The durability of this HGLRC is ridiculous. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors.

  • HGLRC Parrot120 Pro 2.5inch BNF Toothpick FPV Racing Drone F411 FC 1106 6000KV Brushless Motor FD13A 4 in 1 ESC Micro VTX Transmitter Flight Stack Turbo Eos2 FPV Camera DIY Race Quad with Frsky XM+
  • 【BNF RC Drone 】120mm small size toothpick carbon fiber drone but with tons of power for its size , the fastest more than you can imagine .This item is not fit for newers and will not come with battery or remote controller .
  • 【Ultra Light 】Durable and light carbon fiber frame. Total weight of 75g gives whoop a good balance of weight and nice punch on 2S 3S 4S battery, which leads to awesome flight performance.
  • 【New cable connectors】 Whole drone no soldering or tinkering necessary. Powerful HF1106 6000KV motors with strengthened cable connectors. Cables are thicker which are harder to break off. Just plug and play.
  • 【Powerful picture transmission FD VTX Micro】 You can get the picture transmitted by the fastest picture, because its power can reach 400mW, and you can switch to meet your competitive needs!
  • 【Note 】 A beginner needs to practice more in the DRL Simulator before flying out and this drone will not come with battery or remote controller.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HGLRC
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HGLRC Final Thoughts

"He loves it!"

Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Amazing 8mm Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. I was very excited to receive this HGLRC . It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. But this HGLRC was a complete and total win from the get go.

Overall Score
4.0


(23 Points)

9. DJI Fly More Kit Mavic 2 + Mad Cameras Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Mad Cameras First Impressions

"This is Fun!"

I have to say, I really like this drone. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. The Mad Cameras is a great deal in this price range and quality. It's well designed and self protected. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times.

  • DJI Fly More Kit Mavic 2 + Mad Cameras Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • The Mavic 2 Fly More Kit includes two Intelligent Flight Batteries, a Mavic 2 Car Charger, a Battery Charging Hub, a Battery to Power Bank Adapter, Low-Noise Propellers, and a Mavic 2 Shoulder Bag, providing you with comprehensive support during shooting.
  • Both Intelligent Flight Batteries have a capacity of up to 59.29 Wh, and each have a maximum flight time of 31 minutes. With a built-in DJI Intelligent Battery Management System, battery status is monitored and reported in real-time, allowing you to focus less on your power levels and more on having an epic flight.
  • The Mavic 2 Car Charger allows you to charge batteries while driving, and it has a maximum output power of up to 80W and features low-voltage protection technology that ensures the charge will not prevent your car from starting normally.
  • The Battery Charging Hub enhances efficiency by charging batteries in sequence according to their remaining power level, with more fully-charged batteries receiving power first. Thanks to the Battery Charging Hub’s foldable design, it’s easy to take it along wherever you go. You can even enjoy up to four charging ports when you use it with the Car Charger or Battery Charger.
  • Two pairs of Low-Noise Propellers come in the kit as well. These next-generation propellers adopt a brand new aerodynamic design, which results in quieter flight, increased efficiency, and extended flight time.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Mad Cameras
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Mad Cameras Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. The durability of this Mad Cameras is ridiculous. I think the Mad Cameras app will take some getting used to. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. It's also important to take your time with the installation.

Overall Score
5.0


(9 Points)

10. HAPPYMODEL Mantis85 85mm FPV Racing Drone Pure Carbon Quadcopter Frame Kit Supers_F4 6A BLHELI_S 5.8...

User Ratings: 59

HAPPYMODEL M22649 First Impressions

"Good fly time."

It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. The HAPPYMODEL M22649 is a great deal in this price range and quality. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

  • HAPPYMODEL Mantis85 85mm FPV Racing Drone Pure Carbon Quadcopter Frame Kit Supers_F4 6A BLHELI_S 5.8G 25MW 48CH 600TVL Camera + DSM/2 Receiver
  • 3K full carbon fiber bottom plate set up with CNC aluminum alloy Stiffeners. Extremely light and more powerful
  • STM32F405RGT6 MCU+ BLHELI_S ESC make your Operating feel more stabile and silky.Adjustable Angle of Camera
  • Jaw-dropping flight performance . Betaflight support . Acro mode / Air mode /Angle mode support
  • Built-in OSD(Using F4 MCU controls OSD over SPI bus in DMA mode). OSD Configuration has been include in BETAFLIGHT GUI
  • BLEHELI_S pass-through ready.Telemetry RSSI Output ready
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HAPPYMODEL M22649
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HAPPYMODEL M22649 Final Thoughts

"They work great!"

I plan to research other drone accessories built by HAPPYMODEL. It came with a sleek remote control. This HAPPYMODEL M22649 takes the cake with utility and functionality. I went directly with the high speed. Great product if you have multiple batteries.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

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