Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AKASO Camera Drones

1. AKASO A200 Drone with Camera 720P FPV Drones Live Video 6-Axis Gyro 2.4GHz Altitude Hold Foldable Ar...

User Ratings: 60 12

AKASO . First Impressions

"I was right."

This is the second AKASO Drone I have purchased. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I've crashed my AKASO . hundreds of times. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. AKASO had also impressed me with their customer service.

  • AKASO A200 Drone with Camera 720P FPV Drones Live Video 6-Axis Gyro 2.4GHz Altitude Hold Foldable Arms RC Drones for Kids Beginners Adults - (New Version Controller)
  • 3D FLIP & ROLLS: A200 folding drone controller comes with the latest technology of 6-Axis Gyro flying control system offer strong stability. When it's stable, you can get it doing more tricks: up/downward, left/rightward, 360 degree rotate, etc. (New Version Controller)
  • ALTITUDE HOVER FUNCTION: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow 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.
  • 720P HD FPV CAMERA: Equipped with adjustable 720P HD camera to record high quality video or take clear images. Capture your friends and family from aerial view shots and see the world from a new angle.
  • ONE KEY RETURN & HEADLESS MODE: With one key return mode, avoid losing the aircraft with the simple push of a button. Tips: You must be in Headless mode to use this. When you hold the one-key return button, the drone will return and land near the transmitter.
  • FOLDABLE QUADCOPTER DESIGN: Using foldable aerofoil technology to protect the arms;the AKASO A200 drone is easy to take with you anywhere.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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AKASO . Final Thoughts

"Fast delivery."

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

Overall Score
4.1


(411 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated AKASO Camera Drones

2. AKASO A300 Foldable Drone with Camera 1080P Camera FPV Drones Live Video Altitude Hold One Key Take ...

User Ratings: 64 8

AKASO First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The controls have zero noticeable lag. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well.

  • AKASO A300 Foldable Drone with Camera 1080P Camera FPV Drones Live Video Altitude Hold One Key Take Off/Landing RC Drone Best Gift for Boys and Girl Drone for Beginners Adults Kids
  • HD Camera FPV Real-time Transmission: The super mini drone equipped with 1080P front camera and bottom camera can take aerial photos and videos, 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.
  • Optical Altitude Hold One Key Take Off Landing : On altitude hold mode, 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, even a novice, can play this drone easily. The drone automatically takes off and lands with one click, which is very handy.
  • 3D Flip One Key Return : The A300 drone includes the new 3D rolling special effects and can be quite the surprise! One-key return function allows the drone to return automatically without losing the drone.
  • Headless Mode Trimming :In Headless mode, the drone will move forward, backward, and side to side relative to the original orientation of the drone when the button is pushed, instead of relative to the front of the drone. This makes joystick control of the drone much easier, especially when out of sight. The trimming function allows you to make small adjustments to the tilt of the drone to enable steady hovering even in light wind.
  • Foldable Easy to Carry:The foldable pocket drone is easy to carry, light weight. Maybe this is your first drone of aerial, do not worry, this drone is very easy for beginners to play. The flight time is about 8-14 minutes per full charged batteries.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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AKASO Final Thoughts

"Fit perfectly."

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. It is really easy to use for me and my kids.

Overall Score
4.3


(276 Points)

3. AKASO A31 Drone with Camera WiFi 1080P FPV Live Video RC Quadcopter Drone for Beginners Adults Kids,...

User Ratings: 67 10

AKASO US-A31 First Impressions

"Not gonna lie."

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Not Only Can You Learn On The AKASO US-A31. Besides that though its a great little drone. It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • AKASO A31 Drone with Camera WiFi 1080P FPV Live Video RC Quadcopter Drone for Beginners Adults Kids, Bright LED Light, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode - Easy to Fly Gift Toy for Boys and Girls
  • HD Camera Real-Time FPV (First Person View) Transmission, and Bright LED Light : The AKASO A31 Drone comes equipped with a 1080P HD camera for taking stunning aerial photos and videos. And with built-in WiFi capability, you can see exactly what your drone’s camera sees after installing the accompanying app from the App Store or Google Play. Also included is a colorful LED light attachment for impressive night flying.
  • Simple Take Off Landing Altitude Hold :Simple Take Off / Landing + Altitude Hold – Take off and land with the simple press of a button. Using the altitude hold option, you can accurately lock your drone’s height and location to enable steady pictures and videos from any angle. These features, along with many others, make flying easy for pros and beginners alike.
  • Stunts and Auto-Return : Show off your piloting skills with the A31’s in-air barrel roll feature. Auto-Return helps the drone return automatically to its initial starting position
  • Headless Mode and Trimming :In Headless mode, the drone will move forward, backward, and side to side relative to the original orientation of the drone when the button is pushed, instead of relative to the front of the drone. This makes joystick control of the drone much easier, especially when out of sight. The trimming function allows you to make small adjustments to the tilt of the drone to enable steady hovering even in light wind.
  • Easy to Use: First time flying a drone? Do not Worry, this drone is very easy to handle for beginners.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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AKASO US-A31 Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. They made it right by sending a replacement. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector.

Overall Score
4.2


(139 Points)

4. Mirarobot FPV Mini Drone Racing Tiny Whoop with 720P HD Camera Micro Quadcopter, 8.5mm Motor Powerfu...

User Ratings: 64

Mirarobot First Impressions

"Thanks Mirarobot."

Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! I went directly with the high speed. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. I would definitely buy this one again!

  • Mirarobot FPV Mini Drone Racing Tiny Whoop with 720P HD Camera Micro Quadcopter, 8.5mm Motor Powerful, High -Voltage battery, Automatically increase stability BNF Version(with DSMX Receiver)
  • 【Racing Drone】Violent 5.8G FPV flight. With DSMX/FLYSKY/FRSKY/FUTABA Receiver, Different receivers are suitable for different remote controls. Adapt the remote control you already have. Excellent performance on Crossing, Air show.
  • 【HD Top Camera】5.8G 48CH 25mW frequency 600 line resolution, make your world clearer.With VR devices, it's easier to control your drones. And you can record videos and save beautiful times.
  • 【More Cool Function】Pressure/3/6 axis mode automatically switch.Native flight control one key flip. Not only can cross the room and the corridor, but also perform to your friend.
  • 【Special Mode】Built-in barometer, sense flight altitude. Air pressure mode, you can lock the flight altitude of the drone, suitable for FPV and flight show.
  • 【Lasting and powerful】8520 motor provides strong power for violent flight. 3.8V 500mAh high-voltage battery for 6 - 8 minutes flight.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Mirarobot Final Thoughts

"Or have a life."

But this Mirarobot was a complete and total win from the get go. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. This arrived earlier than I expected from Mirarobot. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

5. Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD WiFi Camera Live Feed 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter with A...

User Ratings: 63 8

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Unbelievable!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. The Holy Stone is well built, and the controls work well. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD WiFi Camera Live Feed 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor and Headless Mode RTF Helicopter, Color Black
  • HD FPV CAMERA: First Person View 720P HD REAL TIME Video Camera (2MP, 1280×720 Pixel) enable you to take aerial videos and photos with your iPhone or Android phone device.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow 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.
  • MOBILE CONTROL: Control the drone with a smart phone in the App to activate multiple functions such as Gravity SENSOR Mode which allows the user to control the flight by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly. Operate the camera function and flight on the App interface.
  • HEADLESS MODE AND ONE KEY RETURN HOME FUNCTION: Orientation of the drone in relation to the pilot. Great function when the drone is out of sight. The function is dependent on the direction of the user when he pairs the model;One Key Return Home Function: Avoid the drone being lost, and drive the drone back with the simple click of a button.
  • 2.4G 4CHANEL 6-AXIS GYRO TECHNOLOGY: 2.4G technology makes it possible for several models being played at the same time without interference; 6 AXIS GYRO STABILITY: The multi-axis gyro offers extra stability for easy handling and 360° flips.
  • Recommended Age: 13 years and up
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Simply amazing."

The camera on this thing is awesome. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.2


(93 Points)

6. Q9 Drones for Kids,RC Drone with Altitude Hold and Headless Mode,Quadcopter with Blue & Green Lights...

User Ratings: 63 12

HASAKEE First Impressions

"Very solid."

It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. The battery is very easy to replace. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

  • Q9 Drones for Kids,RC Drone with Altitude Hold and Headless Mode,Quadcopter with Blue & Green Lights,Propellers Full Protect and Double Batteries,Easy to Fly Gift Toy for Boys and Girls
  • 【LIGHT UP THE SKY】Bright LEDs on the Q9 drone emit vibrant neon GREEN & BLUE light throughout its entire frame, providing you with a powerful illuminating effect and a vivid flight experience.It also has three different display modes for lighting. We believe that it will surprise you all!
  • 【SAFE & DURABLE】The structured style and FOUR sturdy propeller guards ensures a safe flight which protects your kids to avoids body injury from spinning propellers. High quality ABS material to withstand countless crashes or drop. Very durable and safe drone for Kids and Beginners.
  • 【User Friendly】1:You can simply take-off / land / return the drone with one button. 2:Three speeds for you to choose, No matter beginners or skilled players. 3:You have no worry about identifying directions Under headless mode. 4:The altitude hold feature allows your drone to hover automatically in the air. (Even if you do not do anything with the controller) All these features make the drone extremely beginner-friendly.
  • 【18 Minutes flight Time】Comes with two batteries,Your flight time is up to 18 minutes. (9 minutes per battery)
  • 【Multiple Operating Tricks】Featuring with 360 degree Flips and Auto-Rotation Functions to enrich your flying experience.
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
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HASAKEE Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. I plan to research other drone accessories built by HASAKEE. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. Besides that though its a great little drone. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly.

Overall Score
4.2


(133 Points)

7. 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
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DEERC Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

I have to say, I really like this drone. I love this AKASO 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)

8. SYMA X5UW WiFi FPV 720P HD Camera Quadcopter Drone with Flight Plan Route App Control and Altitude H...

User Ratings: 68 9

SYMA B01LWOGGG2 First Impressions

"In no time."

Great product if you have multiple batteries. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. I could not have made a better purchase. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

  • SYMA X5UW WiFi FPV 720P HD Camera Quadcopter Drone with Flight Plan Route App Control and Altitude Hold Red
  • ✔ app control: your mobile phone could be used as a remote control to control your drone without transmitter. Install “SYMA go” app in your mobile phone and enjoy the special functions that SYMA brings you, such as one-key takeoff/landing, one-key Star/ stop, track flight and so on.
  • ✔ Wi-Fi FPV with 720P HD camera: 720P HD camera real-time transmits the live image to your phone. Clear and stable. It makes you control the aircraft enjoy taking pictures/video of the pleasure flights.
  • ✔ One key start/ landing: allows players of any level (beginners intermediates experts) to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance.
  • ✔ flight plan: open the "SYMA go" App: Use flight plan at your fingertips. Just draw a route on the screen. The copter will auto pilot as per the given path
  • ✔ automatic altitude hold: powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hover at it's current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos. It can be swapped or charged in place Easily via USB
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 - 12 years
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SYMA B01LWOGGG2 Final Thoughts

"5 stars overall."

I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable. I plan to research other drone accessories built by SYMA. I like the functionality of the SYMA B01LWOGGG2. They made it right by sending a replacement.

Overall Score
4.3


(626 Points)

9. Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter for DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter

User Ratings: 59

Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP First Impressions

"Ten minutes."

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Besides that though its a great little drone. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. This is our first drone, never used one before. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter for DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter
  • Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter - Snake River Prototyping 1 Year Warranty
  • Compatibility: DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter
  • Weight: 9.5g / 0.34oz
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP
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Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP Final Thoughts

"Decent quality."

I plan to research other drone accessories built by Snake River Prototyping. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying.

Overall Score
4.6


(6 Points)

10. Parrot PF727004 Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White

User Ratings: 68 6

Parrot PF727004 First Impressions

"So much to do."

Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. This is the second Parrot Drone I have purchased. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. It's well designed and self protected.

  • Parrot PF727004 Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White
  • Dual Flight mode (Quad/Plane): designed for aerial acrobatics and high-speed racing with friends
  • Achieve speeds of up to 19mph in plane mode
  • Increase piloting range with the included Parrot Flypad (works with or without a smartphone)
  • Unique X shape provides you with a two drones in one experience
  • OS compatibility: iOS 7 and up / Android 4.4 and up
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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Parrot PF727004 Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. The liability insurance is worth it. It is super responsive and performs well. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

Overall Score
4.3


(444 Points)

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