Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Entry Level Camera Drones

1. Foldable Drone with 720P HD Camera for Adults, FPV WiFi RC Quadcopter, 120° Wide-Angle Live Video C...

User Ratings: 86 14

shimu First Impressions

"Hovers good."

Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. The battery is very easy to replace. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. I have to say, I really like this drone.

  • Foldable Drone with 720P HD Camera for Adults, FPV WiFi RC Quadcopter, 120° Wide-Angle Live Video Camera, Altitude Hold, APP Control, One Key Return, Easy to Fly for Beginners, 2 Batteries
  • 720P HD DUAL CAMERAS WITH IMAGE STABILIZATION - The foldable drones with camera for adults have 720P Front Camera with 40°adjustable angle catches incredible clear and broader photos; 480P Bottom Camera enables you to see the word from different angle.
  • EASY TO FLY - One Key Return to Home function will fly the rc drone back to you automatically. Functions, like one key start/stop, altitude hold and headless mode make the drones with camera for kids easy to control for entry level pilots. Get worry free flight and have better shots!
  • FPV REAL TIME TRANSMISSION - 2.4GHz transmission ensures beautiful scenes are sent back from the starter drone to your phone, frequent and clear, letting you share it on social medias by HFun App directly and easily.
  • INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BY TRAJECTORY - Design a flight path on the screen, which help you dedicated yourself on more creative and amazing photography. The blade 720 drones with camera can fly to where you are unable to reach.
  • FLY MORE STABLE AND LONGER - The foldable hd drone for boys or girls is quite wind-resistant for outdoor fights. The 2 intelligent batteries can work for 20 minutes in total. Battery level and drone signal shown on the LED screen; You may take it outdoor for wedding, rafting, fishing, hiking etc. Enjoy Leisure Time!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The shimu
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shimu Final Thoughts

"Loads of fun!"

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My shimu today. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
4.4


(10 Points)

2. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera (Renewed)

Amazon Renewed First Impressions

"Only con."

You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. I have to say, I really like this drone. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. It is super responsive and performs well.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera (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
  • up to 2.7K HD video recording with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal
  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal micro SD card)
  • Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors
  • Included flight battery and rechargeable remote controller means this system is ready to fly out of the box
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed
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Amazon Renewed Final Thoughts

"Fast delivery."

Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. It seems to do just about everything. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. I can press the button again and continue the flight.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

3. Hongxin Black ABS Hard Shell Backpack Case Bag for Hubsan H501S Quadcopter--Brand New and

Hongxin First Impressions

"Very well built."

It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. I think Hongxin definitely has a potential winner here. This is our first drone that uses GPS. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk.

  • Hongxin Black ABS Hard Shell Backpack Case Bag for Hubsan H501S Quadcopter--Brand New and
  • ❧ Fashion backpack: Ideal for travel or home storage.Lighter, more practical, more suitable for your outdoor sports. Easy to carry your Hubsan H501S Quadcopter, Tough exterior provide maximum protection for your Hubsan H501S Quadcopter and accessories, keep them well organized while traveling or transporting
  • ❧ Waterproof case--If you encounter heavy rain in the wild , you needn't worry about the Hubsan H501S Quadcopter get wet.great perfectly to protection your Hubsan H501S Quadcopter not suffer any damage .Made of PC material,ideal waterproof case, support anti-crash and anti-scratch when in emergency, give your a happy and comfortable trip
  • ❧ Perfect Quality : High quality double zipper design, can be repeatedly pulled more than 100,000 times and the inner tank is thickened with EVA, which is more effective in shock protection and protects aircraft
  • ❧ Note: Please allow 0-3cm difference due to manual measurement. Due to the different monitor and light effect, the actual color of the item might be slightly different from the color showed on the pictures. Thank you for your understanding, nice day!
  • ❧ Risk-free Purchase: 100% brand new and high quality, Suitable for For Hubsan H501S Quadcopter, Note: Just a backpack, not including quadcopters and other objects, If you have any questions, please email us and we will do our best to solve the problem - Hongxin
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hongxin
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Hongxin Final Thoughts

"Only con."

I have to say, I really like this drone. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. I would definitely buy this one again! This arrived earlier than I expected from Hongxin.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. iFlight RunCam Split 3 Micro FPV Camera 1080P 60fps HD Recording with WDR Low Latency TV-Out Switcha...

iFlight First Impressions

"I don't fly here."

Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. Really the best Entry Level Camera Drone for the money! It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito.

  • iFlight RunCam Split 3 Micro FPV Camera 1080P 60fps HD Recording with WDR Low Latency TV-Out Switchable 5-20V FOV 130° Recording FOV 165° for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter
  • Functional Aspect: Upgraded RunCam Split 3 Micro M12 Lens Version 1080P 60FPS HD Recording & WDR FPV Camera
  • New Features: stronger flexible ribbon cable, optimize TV-OUT interference to reduce ripple
  • Low Latency: 40ms Ultra low latency, evolution for racing drone; With MIC, suitable for mini drone that cannot be equipped with action cam
  • Modular Design: Replaceable Lens,Manual Focus Supported
  • Easy Installation: Standard mounting bracket / Mounting Dimension:20*20mm / SD card protector
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The iFlight
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iFlight Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Picture and video quality better than expected. Everything worked well right out of the box. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

5. Drones with Camera for Adults – 120° Wide-Angle 720P HD CAM, APP Control w/AR Game Altitude Hold ...

User Ratings: 65 7

ATTOP First Impressions

"Not gonna lie."

Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. They made it right by sending a replacement. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. I was very excited to receive this ATTOP .

  • Drones with Camera for Adults – 120° Wide-Angle 720P HD CAM, APP Control w/AR Game Altitude Hold Optical Flow Positioning Ensure Steady Shot, Easy to Use & Beginner Friendly, One Key Take Off/Landing
  • 【OPTICAL FLOW POSITIONING】 High-precision orientation sensors steadily help the drone with camera for a steadier flight. 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. More clear photos and videos could be easily obtained.
  • 【WiFi FPV DRONE with 120° WIDE-ANGLE 720P HD CAMERA】The drones with camera for adults is equipped with a 120° wide-angle 720P HD camera, which captures high definition video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone with the FPV drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, accurately capture photos and record videos for extraordinary moments.
  • 【GRAVITY CONTROL & TRAJECTORY FLIGHT】A built-in G-sensor is designed to allow controlling the RC drone by adjusting the vertical and horizontal position of your smartphone via the XT GO App. Trajectory Flight function is the newest technology that by drawing a flight course on the touch screen on your smartphone, the camera drone will fly along the path you set and shoot easily.
  • 【HEADLESS MODE & 3D VIEW MODE】The Headless mode option can make the VR drone's front side the same as the remote control, making it easier to fly to your destination. And with headless mode for easy direction control, you can focus on camera control and more complex shots. Put your phone in the VR glasses(Not Included), you can enjoy the first person view real-time live video directly with it.
  • 【Quality Assurance】 - If there are any product issue happens, you could contact with us in any time. We are willing provide you a 100% satisfied support and help you solve the problem. Our customer service would try our best to make your shopping experience better
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 168 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ATTOP
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ATTOP Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

Seems well built and blades are well protected. But overall, I am very happy with the product. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
4.4


(219 Points)

6. World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter BOMB Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 Channel Picture/Video...

World Tech Toys 33794 First Impressions

"He had a blast."

Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

  • World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter BOMB Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 Channel Picture/Video Camera RC Quadcopter, Black, 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 bomb squeak-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 33794
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World Tech Toys 33794 Final Thoughts

"I am happy I did."

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. This is our first drone that uses GPS. The World Tech Toys 33794 is well built, and the controls work well. It is super responsive and performs well. I plan to research other drone accessories built by World Tech Toys.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. Pelican DJI Inspire 2 Drone Case (Travel Mode)

User Ratings: 59

Drone Hangar First Impressions

"Great kit!"

I could not have made a better purchase. Drone Hangar had also impressed me with their customer service. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. Really the best Entry Level Camera Drone for the money! This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying.

  • Pelican DJI Inspire 2 Drone Case (Travel Mode)
  • Authentic Pelican Storm Case
  • Custom Water-Jet Cut Foam Cushioning System to Protect DJI Inspire 2 and Accessories
  • Edge Wheels and Telescopic Handle
  • Airtight, Watertight, and Guaranteed for Life!
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Drone Hangar
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Drone Hangar Final Thoughts

"Great experience."

Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 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 Entry Level 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
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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. Drone with Camera - RC Drones for Beginners, WiFi FPV Drone w/ 720P HD Camera/Voice & APP Control/Tr...

User Ratings: 71 2

ATTOP First Impressions

"Easy to fly."

It came with a sleek remote control. ATTOP had also impressed me with their customer service. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction.

  • Drone with Camera - RC Drones for Beginners, WiFi FPV Drone w/ 720P HD Camera/Voice & APP Control/Trajectory Flight/Altitude Hold/Gravity Sensor, VR Game, Drone with Camera for Adults & Kids
  • ✈USER-FRIENDLY & DESIGNED FOR BEGINNER✈ ATTOP drone with camera is easy to control. Simply press one button to take off and land and return. One button takes off, smart voice control, altitude hold mode, the fascinating 360° flips & rolls, make sure you can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting. No worries about drone newbies.
  • ✈FOLDABLE DRONE with 120° WIDE-ANGLE 720P HD CAMERA✈ The drone with camera for adults is equipped with a 120° wide-angle 720P HD camera, which captures high definition video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone further than 164 feet with the camera drone. You can enjoy the view directly on your phone with your drone with camera for extraordinary moments.
  • ✈GRAVITY CONTROL & TRAJECTORY FLIGHT✈A built-in G-sensor is designed to allow controlling the beginner drone by adjusting the vertical and horizontal position of your smartphone via the XT GO App which is available in iOS and Android App market. Trajectory Flight function is the newest technology that by drawing a flight course on the touch screen on your smartphone, the drone with camera for kids will fly accordingly and shoot easily.
  • ✈AR GAME MODE & GET MORE FUN✈Our design team has incorporated the very popular AR game into APP, get into AR game page, controlled directly by your mobile, fly and shoot your fictitious enemy. You can control your camera drone with the remote or APP control or simple voice commands like “take off", "landing", "forward", "backward", "left side", "right side", enjoy more fun with the beginner drone.
  • ✈HEADLESS MODE & SAFE FLIGHT✈ The Headless mode option can make the front side of the camera drone for beginners the same as the remote control, making it easier to fly to your destination. And with headless mode for easy direction control, you can focus on camera control and more complex shots. High-quality ABS material to free your worries of a sudden shock or drop, making the drones with camera for beginner safer to fly.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ATTOP
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ATTOP Final Thoughts

"All good!"

It came with a sleek remote control. This is our first drone, never used one before. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. The camera on this thing is awesome. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together.

Overall Score
4.6


(256 Points)

10. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k Camera - Bundle with Spare Ba...

Adorama Phantom 3 First Impressions

"Not gonna lie."

It's also important to take your time with the installation. But this Adorama Phantom 3 was a complete and total win from the get go. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Adorama Phantom 3 today. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k Camera - Bundle with Spare Battery for Phantom 3 4480mAh Capacity, DJI Hardshell Backpack
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter with Gimbal and 2.7k Camera - Intelligent Flight Battery - Remote Controller - Charger - AC Power Cable - 4 Propellers - Spare Set of 4 Propellers - Gimbal Clamp - 4x Vibration Dampers - micro-USB Cable - 2x Anti-Drop Kit - Landing Gear Pad - Propeller Removal Clamp - Sticker Set - 8GB microSD Card - (See Specs for More Included Items)- Bundle Includes: - Spare Battery: 4480mAh Capacity - DJI Hardshell Backpack
  • Additional Included Items: DJI 1 Year Limited Warranty on Central Board, DJI 1 Year Limited Warranty on Remote Control (Transmitter), DJI 6 Month Limited Warranty or 200 Cycle Battery on Flight Battery (whichever Comes First), DJI 6 Month Limited Warranty on Gimbal/Camera, DJI 6 Month Limited Warranty on Motors
  • Max. Ascent Speed: 5 m/s
  • Max. Descent Speed: 3 m/s
  • Max. Speed: 16 m/s (ATTI mode, no wind)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Adorama Phantom 3
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Adorama Phantom 3 Final Thoughts

"GREAT EXPERIENCE!"

I think Adorama definitely has a potential winner here. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. Highly recommend this drone to you all. Highly recommend this drone to you all. I've crashed my Adorama Phantom 3 hundreds of times.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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