Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Compact Camera Drones

1. Contixo Compact Camera Drone

User Ratings: 68 11

Contixo First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. I like the functionality of the Contixo . But once I put it together it worked like a charm. It is super responsive and performs well.

  • Contixo F22 Plus Foldable GPS Drone with Camera for Adults - 40 Mins Max Flight Time - 1080p HD FPV Gimbal Quadcopter - Multiple GPS Functions for all experience levels - 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • ✔ GPS ASSISTED FLIGHT WITH TONS OF FEATURES: With GPS location, the drone can hover stably and automatically return to Home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is lost. Shoot with ease when using the follow Me, Orbit Mode or just set the drone to fly in a circle along the path you set. Also it includes Selfie Mode /Gesture Control, Headless Mode, Auto Hover, First Person View, 1-Key Takeoff/ Landing.
  • ✔ BUILT-IN ADJUSTABLE WIDE-ANGLE 1080P HD WiFi CAMERA - Be the Videographer, the Contixo F22 drone allows you to both take pictures or record live video. Edit and upload your videos clips to Social Media using your iphone or ipad. Use our free downloadable app to fly and operate your F22 RC Remote.
  • ✔ PRE-ASSEMBLED GPS FOLDABLE DRONE WITH COMPACT DESIGN – The Contixo F22 comes ready to fly right out the box. No need to put the drone together! It's a small, compact, foldable drone with a super portable design that makes it fun and easy to take everywhere you go, The Popular F22 is one of the Best Drones for Adults and for kids alike.
  • ✔ CUSTOM STORAGE CASE INCLUDED- The exclusive carrying case made specifically for the Contixo F22 Drone, allows you to safely store and transport your Foldable GPS Drone. Never worry about removing the propellers or taking your new hobby apart. This carrying case makes it safe and convenient to transport your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) everywhere!
  • ✔ VIDEO TRANSMISSION WITH A WIFI RANGE OF 750 FEET. The Contixo F22 Drone provides video transmission within a range of up to 750 feet. You can capture Pictures and Videos while flying for up to 15 minutes allowing you to fly farther. Get still images and stream Live HD footage and then upload it to social media from your iPhone or iPad. The video clips are automatically saved to the Micro SD card in 1080P Quality.
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contixo
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Contixo Final Thoughts

"Easy to fly."

It's well designed and self protected. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. It seems to do just about everything. But this Contixo was a complete and total win from the get go. It is really easy to use for me and my kids.

Overall Score
4.2


(777 Points)

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2. DJI CP.PT.00000130.01 Compact Camera Drone

User Ratings: 79 9

DJI CP.PT.00000130.01 First Impressions

"Cool drone."

This drone is very easy to fly, very stable. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. Highly recommend this drone to you all. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set.

  • DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller - Onyx Black
  • 32.0MP sphere panoramas - In addition to horizontal, vertical, and 180° panoramas, Mavic Air stitches 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal clear 32.0MP sphere panoramas.
  • Lightweight and compact foldable design - You can take it anywhere with you.
  • Supports 4K video at 30 fps - The 12.0MP camera with Adobe DNG RAW support is ready to shoot. The three-axis gimbal is capable of stabilizing the camera even during high-speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos.
  • Control your drone from up to 6562' away - The Mavic Air Intelligent Flight lithium battery provides up to 21 minutes of flight time per charge.
  • Dedicated remote controller- Features a foldable, low-profile, ergonomic design to hold your smartphone for maximum convenience. The detachable control sticks store inside the remote controller to pack more comfortably on the go.
  • Fly by phone - Set up tracking to shoot a friend, or head skywards for a quick flight using your smartphone instead of controller.
  • Share with your friends - Shoot an incredible scene and edit it with just a few taps in the DJI GO editor, and share it instantly for everyone to see.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.00000130.01
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DJI CP.PT.00000130.01 Final Thoughts

"He loves it!"

It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. It's well designed and self protected. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. It came with a sleek remote control.

Overall Score
4.4


(622 Points)

3. Holy Stone Compact Camera Drone

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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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)

4. DJI CP.MA.00000123.01 Compact Camera Drone

User Ratings: 85 4

DJI CP.MA.00000123.01 First Impressions

"Great kit!"

It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI CP.MA.00000123.01.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Combo - Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs, Gray
  • 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
  • The compact yet powerful Mavic Mini camera drone is the perfect creative companion capturing your moments in a way that effortlessly elevates the ordinary
  • 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
  • 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
  • What you get DJI Mavic Mini Remote Controller 3x Intelligent Flight Battery 3x Pairs of Spare Propellers 2x Micro USB Cable Gimbal Protector RC Cable (Micro USB connector) RC Cable (USB-C connector) RC Cable (Lightning connector) Pair of Spare Control Sticks 18x Spare Screw Screwdriver 360° Propeller Guard Two-Way Charging Hub DJI 18W USB Charger Carrying Bag
  • 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: 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.MA.00000123.01
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DJI CP.MA.00000123.01 Final Thoughts

"Ten minutes."

Seems well built and blades are well protected. I would give it more stars if I could! It seems to do just about everything. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together.

Overall Score
4.7


(494 Points)

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5. DJI CP.MA.00000120.01 Compact Camera Drone

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)

6. Potensic Compact Camera Drone

User Ratings: 69 8

Potensic First Impressions

"Nice Compact Camera Drone!"

I was very excited to receive this Potensic . The controls are easy to master and intuitive. The durability of this Potensic is ridiculous. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

  • Potensic D88 Foldable Drone, 5G WiFi FPV Drone with 2K Camera, RC Quadcopter for Adults and Experts, GPS Return Home, Ultrasonic Altitude Setting, Optical Flow Positioning, Brushless Motors with Case
  • [2K Full HD 5G WiFi Camera]: 5G WiFi high-speed image transmission(820ft-984ft) without delay, enjoy real-time images trough App; Professional 2K camera with 110° wide angle can adjust 90°, recording every wonderful moment. Built-in one-axis gimbal, reducing vibration and shooting more stable(2K camera needs 4-32GB micro SD card ; Please use the phone that support 5G WiFi Band).
  • [Rich Functionality]: Foldable fuselage, easy to carry and store, powerful brushless motor, GPS intelligent return, one button return, follow me mode, interest point surrounds, altitude hold, ultrasonic altitude setting, optical flow positioning, orbit flight, remote control with LED screen.
  • [Strong Power System]: Four 1350KV brushless motors enable the D88 to fly stably at high speed, maximum up to 50km/h; 7.6V 3400mAh high capacity intelligent battery provides 16-20 minutes flight, bringing a better flight experience.(come with one battery)
  • [Safe Flight]: The combination of optical flow positioning and ultrasonic altitude determination can make the quadcopter hover precisely and flight safer and more stable, better for beginners' learning. Besides, the intelligent modular battery is safe in charging and storage; D88 will auto return when lost of signal or battery is low.
  • [Compact Convenience]The D88 wings are completely foldable and its body is slimline, making the drone easy to store and transport inside its included Aluminum Case. Flying the D88 couldn’t be easier or more fun using the remote control and your smartphone.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"Very well built."

Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. Amazing Compact Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. 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
4.3


(460 Points)

7. Contixo Compact Camera Drone

User Ratings: 77 8

Contixo First Impressions

"Very durable."

This is our first drone that uses GPS. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I think the Contixo app will take some getting used to. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • Contixo F20 GPS RC Quadcopter Photography Drone with Camera for Adults - 5GHz WiFi 1080P FHD Gimbal Camera - 20 Minutes Flight Time - 4 Brushless Motors with 90° Adjustable Camera for Advanced Selfie
  • ✅ ADVANCED FEATURES FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE - Includes Follow Me, Automatic Hovering (Auto Hover) / Altitude Hold, First Person View (FPV), 1-Key Takeoff & Landing / Auto Return, TapFly (Fly by Tapping via Smartphone & App), Point of Interest (360° Following Rotation, Auto Hover in Circular Rotation), Fail-Safe Return To Home, & More!
  • ✅ BUILT-IN INTEGRATED 1080P HD WiFi CAMERA - Allows you to both take photos or record live video. Use your smartphone and the free downloadable app to fly and operate your Contixo F20 RC Remote & App Controlled drone, live stream video during flight for First Person View (FPV), Bird's Eye View, etc. Comes with adjustable 5.8 GHz 1080P 30fps Wi-Fi HD camera (300m, approx 1000 ft FPV distance).
  • ✅ PRE-ASSEMBLED & COMPACT DESIGN - No need to assemble or put together the drone. It is ready to fly right out of the box. The small, compact, and extremely portable design makes it fun to take it anywhere and everywhere you go.
  • ✅ INCLUDES CUSTOM STORAGE CARRYING CASE - Made for the Contixo F20 RC quadcopter drone, this exclusive carrying case allows you to safely store and transport your new hobby toy. Never worry about removing and/or uninstalling the propellers or disassembling the drone again. This carrying case makes it safe and very convenient to carry your flying RC vehicle around.
  • ✅ US-BASED CUSTOMER SERVICE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT - Should you ever run into any problems or need assistance, we are here to help! We offer 24/7 e-mail support and are available for phone calls Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am - 5 pm PST. Providing outstanding customer service is our number one priority. Includes 1-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty against defects.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contixo
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Contixo Final Thoughts

"Cool case."

The safety features are second to none. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The Contixo is well built, and the controls work well. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. This is the second Contixo Drone I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.4


(210 Points)

8. Holy Stone Compact Camera Drone

User Ratings: 59 11

Holy Stone First Impressions

"So far so good."

Amazing Compact Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. Really the best Compact Camera Drone for the money! Really pleased with the Holy Stone performance.

  • Holy Stone FPV Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD, Foldable Pocket Drones with Optical Flow Positioning, Handheld Camera Mode, Power Bank Function, Flashlight Mode, Modular Battery, 8GB Card, HS161
  • ⭐OPTICAL FLOW POSITIONING: The technology of optical flow positioning makes the drone hover more stable, and achieve better performance in precise location and photograph.
  • ⭐CAPTURE PERFECT MOMENTS: 1080p HD camera with 60°manual adjustable angle and FPV real-time Wi-Fi Transmission let you experience the fast and clear first person view flight and brings the excellent video and picture for you.( 8GB TF card is included)
  • ⭐BEST TRAVEL PARTNER: HS161 can be used as a hand-held camera to take photo/video, shooting wonderful moments quickly and smooth. And the drone has built in flash lights which are bright enough to help in emergency situations.
  • ⭐POWER BANK FUNCTION: It features a creative design which equipped with a USB port, making the drone as a 1000mAh power bank. Quick charge for iphone 6s plus from 0 to 40%.
  • ⭐EXTREME PORTABILITY: Foldable arms design makes the drone compact and portable, convenient to carry out. Just slip it to your bag and take it with you anywhere. Unfolding dimensions: 10.03*8.66*1.25 IN; Folding dimensions: 7.08*1.57*1.25 IN
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"I am happy I did."

Seems well built and blades are well protected. Everything worked well right out of the box. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. So no complaints here.

Overall Score
4.1


(179 Points)

9. RAGU Compact Camera Drone

User Ratings: 68 13

RAGU First Impressions

"I am happy I did."

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. Really pleased with the RAGU performance. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. The controls have zero noticeable lag.

  • RAGU 1080P Foldable RC Drone, SX20 2.4GHz Remote/Phone/Tablet Controlled RTF Quadcopter with 120° Wide-Angle Full HD Camera Video Headless RTH 360° Flip
  • ✈Intelligent Design: The RAGU SX20 foldable RC drone features a portable palm size. The gesture-controlled RTF quadcopter also can be handled using its 2.4GHz remote or a phone/tablet, letting you enjoy the real-time images/videos and delivering top-end performance.
  • ✈Fly Like A Pro: The advanced highlights of SX20, excellent flying capability and precise controllability, are helping to unlock its potential for endless fun. It is quite easy to make SX20 ascend/descend, fly forward/backward, turn left/right, 360° flip, and trim it from 4 directions.
  • ✈Gorgeous Photos &Videos: With premium motion sensor, the RC drone captures incredible 5MP images and takes amazing 1080P HD videos from a great height, discovering the beauty of nature and metropolis. Plus, the gesture recognition adds conveniences when shooting aerial footage.
  • ✈Delicate Yet Durable: As one of the most compact RC helicopters on Amazon, SX20 is made of high-quality, lightweight materials. The sleek stylish drone gives long-lasting durability, while the propeller guards offer extra protection to itself or players.
  • ✈Longer Flight: The 2 rechargeable batteries create maximum flight time up to 40 minutes. The ultra-long playing time is integrated with the breathtaking speed from 8.1 to 17km/h and the wide detection angle of 120°, enabling the drone to fly farther for broader view exploring.
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RAGU
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RAGU Final Thoughts

"Thanks, RAGU!"

Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. I love this Compact Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! I would give it more stars if I could! It seems to do just about everything. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

Overall Score
4.1


(135 Points)

10. HUBSAN Compact Camera Drone

User Ratings: 64 9

HUBSAN First Impressions

"Or have a life."

I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. The safety features are second to none. I went directly with the high speed. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Great product if you have multiple batteries.

  • Hubsan Zino Pro 4K Drone UHD Camera 3-Axis Gimbal FPV RC Quadcopter with Carrying Bag, 5G WiFi Transmission Brushless Motor GPS Return to Home Foldable Arm RTF
  • Equipped with 4K Ultra HD camera mounted on a 3-axis gimbal camera stabilizer that offers smooth and stable footage.
  • Up to 4KM 5G Wi-Fi video transmission; With brushless motor; Max flight time (no wind): 23 minutes. GPS Auto Return to Home: One-button RTH / Low Batery RTH / Failsafe RTH
  • Two batteries and carrying bag included. Lightweight and compact foldable design allows taking it anywhere with you, a must-have for your travel.
  • Detachable Filter: it allows you more leeway in selecting an aperture and shutter speed by preventing overexposure and gives you more creative control over your shots. NOTE: the ND filter is NOT included.
  • Functions: 4K UHD camera /3-axis gimbal /GPS /follow me /headless mode /auto return to home /image tracking /waypoint /line fly mode /detachable filter /Vision auxiliary landing /orbiting mode.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN
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HUBSAN Final Thoughts

"LOTS OF FUN!"

HUBSAN had also impressed me with their customer service. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. I plan to research other drone accessories built by HUBSAN. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack.

Overall Score
4.2


(81 Points)

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