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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. AsiaToy 8 Pack Combo Compatible with Spark Propeller Gimbal Camera Finger Joystick Motor Guard and L...

User Ratings: 73 5

Asiatoy First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

I could not have made a better purchase. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I like the functionality of the Asiatoy . The Asiatoy is well built, and the controls work well.

  • AsiaToy 8 Pack Combo Compatible with Spark Propeller Gimbal Camera Finger Joystick Motor Guard and Lens Hood
  • Spark Accessories Bundle Combo - 8 Pack Combo : 1 x Propeller Guard with Foldable Landing Gear set, 1 x Gimbal Camera Guard, 1 x Lens Sun Hood, 1 x Finger Guard Dam-Board (2pcs), 1 x Remote Controller Joystick Protector Holder, 1 x Remote Controller Signal Range Extender, 1 x Silicone Motor Cap set (4pcs), 1 x Propeller Clip
  • These protection accessories can protect your Spark Camera, Motors, Propellers and remote controller from collision, dust, vibration during transportation and flight
  • New version Propeller guard with landing gear keep your Spark away from accident bump into trees, walls or any other obstacles. And aid flight safety, protecting people from spinning propellers. Also it keep your Spark from dirt, sand and crash damaged since it raises drone
  • Remote Controller Signal Range Extender significantly improves the transmitter and Wi-Fi video connection performance for Spark in the open area.
  • Finger Guard Dam-Board keep your fingers in the safe zone
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Asiatoy
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Asiatoy Final Thoughts

"Arrived next day."

I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. I went directly with the high speed. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

Overall Score
4.4


(33 Points)

3. 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • 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)

4. 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 Entry Level 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 Entry Level 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)

5. Holy Stone HS160 Pro Foldable Drone with 1080p HD WiFi Camera for Adults and Kids, Wide Angle FPV Li...

User Ratings: 74

Holy Stone First Impressions

"I like that."

Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Besides that though its a great little drone. They made it right by sending a replacement. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

  • Holy Stone HS160 Pro Foldable Drone with 1080p HD WiFi Camera for Adults and Kids, Wide Angle FPV Live Video, App Control, Gesture Selfie, Tap Fly, Optical Flow, Altitude Hold and 2 Batteries
  • 1080P FHD 110° Wide-Angle Camera: Captures higher resolution photos and videos (1920 X 1080P), from FPV perspective, you can see what your drone sees, enjoy a smooth live video streaming.
  • Efficient and Considerate: HS160 Pro provides perfect solution for indoor and outdoor entertainment, foldable and lightweight makes it exceptionally easy to carry; come with 2 powerful batteries provide up to 24 mins immersive flight
  • Intelligent and Fun: Gesture Selfie makes selfie so easy, simply rise your hand or pose V sign, the drone will take photos for you; Tap a path on phone screen, and the drone will automatically fly along.
  • Friendly to Kids and Beginners : HS160Pro has multiple functions for easier control, Altitude Hold, Optical Flow, Headless Mode and One Key Start /Landing functions, allow to you fly the drone with a simple tap.
  • Gravity Control and APP Control take the drone under control by the way you swing smartphone or adjusting the joysticks on screen; Voice Control: simple speak the voice commands like “take off", "landing", "left", "forward", "backward" to fly the drone.
  • Batteries: 2 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

"An easy 5 stars."

It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I like the functionality of the Holy Stone . Seems well built and blades are well protected. They made it right by sending a replacement.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

6. DJI Smart Controller

User Ratings: 75 4

DJI CP.MA.00000080.01 First Impressions

"Cool case."

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. The controls have zero noticeable lag. I could not have made a better purchase. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

  • DJI Smart Controller
  • Ultra-bright display: 5.5" 1080P display/ screen brightness of 1000 cd/M²
  • Transmission technology: OcuSync 2.0 video transmission technology
  • Operating temperature: -20°C to 40°c
  • System: customized Android system
  • Authorized DJI Dealer
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.MA.00000080.01
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI CP.MA.00000080.01 Final Thoughts

"AND ITS AMAZING!"

They made it right by sending a replacement. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. I have recommended the DJI CP.MA.00000080.01 to my friends. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

Overall Score
4.5


(42 Points)

7. GPS Drones with Camera for Adults, le-idea IDEA10 WiFi FPV Live Video with 1080P Wide-Angle HD Camer...

User Ratings: 60 15

le-idea First Impressions

"Takes practice."

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Everything worked well right out of the box. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button.

  • GPS Drones with Camera for Adults, le-idea IDEA10 WiFi FPV Live Video with 1080P Wide-Angle HD Camera and GPS Return Home, Altitude Hold, Easy to Fly for Beginners, Follow Me RC Quadcopter Helicopter
  • ✈【GPS Assisted Flight】: Advanced GPS positioning allows IDEA 10 aircraft to safely hover, and automatically return home, to the same area that it connected to GPS. Low battery? Lost connection? Drone out of sight? No worries, it is programmed to return home! It also features follow me mode and tap fly.
  • ✈【HD FPV Camera 2.4G WiFi】: Drone with 1080P camera live video gives a panoramic view for recording your unforgettable moment. 2.4G WiFi ensures real time image transmission in high quality.
  • ✈【Map Location】: The map location feature can help you find your drone if it gets blown off course by a strong wind. The last location will appear on the map on the app.
  • ✈【Headless Mode and One Key Return Home Function】: Allows players of any level to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. Just simply press the button to fly the drone back, never worrying about losing the drone.
  • ✈【Foldable and Easy to Carry】: Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Which provides a better and safer flight experience, and you can take it anywhere. ❗❗❗Calibration video of IDEA10 - https://youtu.be/iGiycKkUFfY, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact with our service team - [email protected], we are always here to help you !
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The le-idea
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

le-idea Final Thoughts

"Charges well."

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My le-idea today. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. Everything worked well right out of the box. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

Overall Score
4.0


(92 Points)

8. 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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

9. Hubsan X4 H501SS Pro Version GPS FPV RC Drone with Brushless Motor Quad with 1080P HD Camera RTF

User Ratings: 66 6

HUBSAN HUBSAN First Impressions

"Great experience."

Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable!

  • Hubsan X4 H501SS Pro Version GPS FPV RC Drone with Brushless Motor Quad with 1080P HD Camera RTF
  • 1080P HD Camera: Built in 1080P HD camera to capture high quality pictures and videos. With Brushess motor; Max flight time: approximately 20 minutes; Max flight range: 400 meters.
  • 5.8G FPV Live Video: Has a 4.3 inch LCD screen on the controller that is capable of real time transmission in FPV with a range of up to 400 meters
  • Automatic Return Home: Includes a GPS and automatic return-to-home function.If your control signal is interrupted, or if the battery gets down too low, you drone will start to head back to its takeoff point.
  • Already upgraded to H501S-S version. How to distinguish: the difference between H501S and the upgraded version H501SS is the RX Version: H501S Version show in the transmitter: H501S V1.2.X; H501SS Version show in the transmitter: H501S V2.1.X
  • Functions: GPS, 1080P Camera, Headless Mode, Follow Me, Altitude Position Hold, Automatic Return Home, Low Battery Failsafe, Real Time FPV, Orbit
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN HUBSAN
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HUBSAN HUBSAN Final Thoughts

"She loved it."

It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. I have some really cool ideas for them. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver.

Overall Score
4.4


(49 Points)

10. Hobbypower DIY F450 Quadcopter Kit with APM2.8 Flight Controller+ 7M GPS + 920KV Brushless Motor & S...

Hobbypower First Impressions

"This is Fun!"

It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Hobbypower today. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Hobbypower DIY F450 Quadcopter Kit with APM2.8 Flight Controller+ 7M GPS + 920KV Brushless Motor & Simonk 30A ESC
  • This is a DIY HJ-F450 Quadcopter kit, it is unassembled. Come with high quality electronic accessories, only need a 3S Lipo battery and a 6CH above radio system to complete.
  • Please be notice this kit does not include remote control, and battery, we have the AT9 radio system in stock, if you need it, you can find them in my store.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hobbypower
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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Hobbypower Final Thoughts

"Flies Great!"

I think Hobbypower definitely has a potential winner here. Besides that though its a great little drone. The camera on this thing is awesome. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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