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. World Tech Toys Striker-X HD Camera Drone 2.4Ghz 4.5Ch HD Picture/Video Camera RC Quadcopter Vehicle...

User Ratings: 64 12

World Tech Toys 33042 First Impressions

"Easy to maneuver."

Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I plan to research other drone accessories built by World Tech Toys. This is our first drone, never used one before. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. The battery is very easy to replace.

  • World Tech Toys Striker-X HD Camera Drone 2.4Ghz 4.5Ch HD Picture/Video Camera RC Quadcopter Vehicle, Red/White, 12 x 12 x 2.75
  • Striker-x HD camera drone 2.4GHz 4.5Ch HD picture/video camera RC quadcopter
  • 2.4GHz; 4.5 channel; flips upside-down
  • 3D control; LED lights; indoor/outdoor
  • HD camera included - video and pictures
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The World Tech Toys 33042
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World Tech Toys 33042 Final Thoughts

"And flies great."

I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. I have recommended the World Tech Toys 33042 to my friends. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes.

Overall Score
4.1


(168 Points)

3. Potensic D80 RC Drone with Camera for Adults , 2k Live Video Drone with GPS, Strong Brushless Motors...

User Ratings: 69 10

Potensic B07JK4BNLQ First Impressions

"Cool drone."

Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. It's also important to take your time with the installation. Not Only Can You Learn On The Potensic B07JK4BNLQ. It is super responsive and performs well. This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up.

  • Potensic D80 RC Drone with Camera for Adults , 2k Live Video Drone with GPS, Strong Brushless Motors, GPS Auto Return Home,Follow Me, 25 mph High Speed 5.0GHz Wi-Fi Gyro Quadcopter White
  • [Powerful Brushless Motors]-Compared with normal motors,this drone install the Brushless Motors . Which is more powerful , durable and with low consumption.
  • [5G WiFi 2K HD FPV Camera]-The D80 Drone supports 5.0GHz Wi-Fi for smooth, zero-latency transmissions, with a real time FPV full 2K transmission distance of up to 500m (SD card required and please make sure your cellphone support 5G wifi transmission).
  • [Dual GPS Pinpoint Positioning ]-Dual GPS and GLONASS positioning give you pinpoint accuracy of your drone’s location.And the Return-to-Home function enables this camera drone automatically return when battery low/ signal weak/ out of range.
  • [Faster & Wider Range]-this Potensic D80 camera drone enable you flight high speed at 40km/h with wide RC range at 800m(Up to 1000m without signal interfere), perfect drone to catch your surfing, skating, parkour and other high-speed sport moment.
  • [Long Last Battery]-1800mAh Lithium battery enable the drone keep flying 16-20 minutes. Longer than most GPS drones.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic B07JK4BNLQ
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Potensic B07JK4BNLQ Final Thoughts

"And the Potensic."

You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. The camera on this thing is awesome. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. This is a good Selfie or Video drone.

Overall Score
4.3


(305 Points)

4. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced ADV Drone - New Vision Positioning Module (Part 36) -

User Ratings: 58

DJI First Impressions

"Very satisfied!"

This DJI takes the cake with utility and functionality. It is super responsive and performs well. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My DJI today. The DJI is well built, and the controls work well. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Advanced ADV Drone - New Vision Positioning Module (Part 36) -
  • Phantom 3 Vision Positioning Module. Part 36. Works with Phantom 3 Professional or Phantom 3 Advanced versions. Does NOT work with Phantom 3 Standard or Phantom 2 Series. These parts came from a new disassembled Phantom and may show slight signs of disassembly. No warranty is expressed or implied.
  • Sold by Drone Zone RC. All parts are authentic and guaranteed to arrive in new working condition. This product has been removed from a complete model and re-packaged as described in this listing. There is no warranty on this product from us or the manufacturer.
  • Part number(s) in this product - Part 36
  • We normally ship the same day if you place your order by 1pm ET. Orders arrive in 2-4 business days on average (continental US).
  • We'll take returns within 15 days of receipt - but there is a restocking fee of 20% for all unopened returns. Open items have a 50% restocking fee. You must pay for return shipping. Original S&H charges are nonrefundable.
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Good for flight."

I like the functionality of the DJI . I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I love this Entry Level Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It's also important to take your time with the installation. The battery is very easy to replace.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

5. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera

User Ratings: 73 11

DJI CP.PT.000160 First Impressions

"Unbelievable!"

But this DJI CP.PT.000160 was a complete and total win from the get go. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Besides that though its a great little drone. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera
  • 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
  • DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000160
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DJI CP.PT.000160 Final Thoughts

"I like that."

When powered on the blue lights are stunning. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. The liability insurance is worth it. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable!

Overall Score
4.3


(792 Points)

6. SNAPTAIN H823H Plus Portable Mini Drone for Kids, RC Pocket Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Headless ...

User Ratings: 79 3

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"It was great."

The controls have zero noticeable lag. It's well designed and self protected. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Highly recommend this drone to you all.

  • SNAPTAIN H823H Plus Portable Mini Drone for Kids, RC Pocket Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flip, Speed Adjustment and 3 Batteries
  • 21 mins flight time: the drone, accompanied with 3 removable and chargeable batteries, triples the flight time up to 21 minutes. A perfect gift to enhance enjoyment and heighten satisfaction!
  • Easy for beginners: The multifunctional toy drone enables kids to handle the Endless pleasures of simple control. Headless mode, altitude hold, one key start/landing/return provide fast access to explore in this wonderful adventure.
  • Having fun: The highly responsive function- 360ºstunt creates impressive performance! There is a low/ medium/high shift speed. Kids can choose a speed according to the operation proficiency. SNAPTAIN makes perfect little pilots!
  • Full protection: The complete-cover outer case made by nontoxic soft plastic material perfectly decreases the impact of the falling aircraft Collision and avoids body injury in the course of playing. Wise choose for parents!
  • Cool pocket design: with portable size, just put the mini drone in pocket and take it to anywhere and anytime to fulfil the passionate enthusiasm. The ultra-bright integrated LED light helps kids easily identify the direction, making the flying experience terrific.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN
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SNAPTAIN Final Thoughts

"Camera is great!"

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Amazing Entry Level Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. The SNAPTAIN is well built, and the controls work well. The liability insurance is worth it.

Overall Score
4.6


(1104 Points)

7. DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (Blue)

User Ratings: 60 12

DJI First Impressions

"Well packaged."

My eyes are not as good as they used to be. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. I have some really cool ideas for them. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature.

  • DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo (Blue)
  • DJI Spark Remote Control Combo Includes Remote controller and standard Spark accessory kit (See Details Below)
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera 12MP Still Photos / 1080p/30 Video Gesture and TapFly Control
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection Subject Tracking from Various Angles GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • Top Speed of 31 mph in Sport Mode Up to 16 Minutes Flying Time
  • Up to 1.2 Mile Control Range Control, Edit, Share with DJI GO App
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Easy to maneuver."

I like the functionality of the DJI . This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
4.1


(21 Points)

8. Littleice Battery Charging Base Charger Dock Station Accessories for DJI Mavic Mini Drone (AS Show)

User Ratings: 50

Littleice Drone First Impressions

"Ease of use."

I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. This is a great Entry Level Camera Drone for the price. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

  • Littleice Battery Charging Base Charger Dock Station Accessories for DJI Mavic Mini Drone (AS Show)
  • Aluminium alloy + EVA
  • Imported
  • Besides charging the aircraft, the Charging Base holds and displays Mavic Mini.
  • Displays Mavic Mini while charging.
  • Match with DJI 18 W USB charger and Mavic Mini standard power cord
  • Operating Temperature: 5° to 45℃ (41° to 113°F)
  • Input: 5V/3A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A,Output: 5V/3A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Littleice Drone
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Littleice Drone Final Thoughts

"Work's perfectly."

The controls have zero noticeable lag. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. So no complaints here. We've started a collection of Littleice Drone drones now.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

9. Drones with Camera-DBPOWER U818A Discovery FPV 720P HD WiFi Camera Drone,RC Quadcopters UAV for Begi...

User Ratings: 70 4

DBPOWER DP818A WIFI First Impressions

"Super durable!"

The camera on this thing is awesome. It is super responsive and performs well. Really the best Entry Level Camera Drone for the money! Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. I love this Entry Level Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package!

  • Drones with Camera-DBPOWER U818A Discovery FPV 720P HD WiFi Camera Drone,RC Quadcopters UAV for Beginners & Kids/Adults with 2 Batteries,Altitude Hold,Headless Mode,3D Flips,One Key Take Off/Landing
  • HIGH DEFINITION 720P WI-FI CAMERA: Equipped with a 720p HD camera, you’ll get to capture stunning aerial photos and video footage from a birds-eye perspective. You can enjoy a real-time viewing of your flight directly from your own mobile device
  • BONUS BATTERY TO DOUBLE YOUR FLYING TIME: There are two large capacity batteries which can each last up to 6~9 minutes on a full charge. [CHARGING TIPS: Please charge the battery directly via a computer USB port or with a 5V/0. 5A adapter]
  • REAL-TIME, FIRST-PERSON VIEW OF YOUR FLIGHT: Let this drone be your eyes as you see exactly what your drone camera sees straight to your phone or tablet using the iOS and Android app 'FLYINGSEE'. Go on a virtual flight and see your surroundings from a different perspective
  • HEADLESS MODE/ALTITUDE HOLD: Thanks to headless mode, you’ll never get confused about which direction the drone is facing as the forward direction is always the direction the user is facing. Whilst the altitude hold function keeps your drone stable at the same height so you can capture breathtaking shake-free video both in the air and on the ground
  • TWO-SPEED MODES: Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled pilot, there is a speed that will suit you. Plus, automatic one-button takeoff and landing means that with the simple press of a button your drone will rise to a height or land, thus helping first-time pilots to fly with confidence
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DBPOWER DP818A WIFI
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DBPOWER DP818A WIFI Final Thoughts

"Well packaged."

I plan to research other drone accessories built by DBPOWER. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. It is super responsive and performs well. I've crashed my DBPOWER DP818A WIFI hundreds of times.

Overall Score
4.5


(783 Points)

10. SNAPTAIN SP650 1080P Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD Live Video Camera Drone for Beginners w/V...

User Ratings: 72 6

SNAPTAIN SP650-BK First Impressions

"Great Entry Level Camera Drone!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. But u will have an extra one to exchange. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots.

  • SNAPTAIN SP650 1080P Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD Live Video Camera Drone for Beginners w/Voice Control, Gesture Control, Circle Fly, High-Speed Rotation, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode
  • Camera Drone with Better Views: 1080P FHD camera captures crystal clear aerial photos and 1920 X 1080 @ 25fps videos. With 120° FOV and 90° adjustable design, you can catch every moment of your adventure from a bird-eye perspective
  • Intelligent Voice & Gesture Control: SNAPTAIN drones are the only drones with smart voice control and gesture control. You can speak to control the flying direction, or pose to the camera to trigger photo/video shooting, adding fun to your flight
  • Multiple Flight Modes: SP650 is a versatile drone. It can perform stunts like 360° flip, circle fly, and high-speed rotation. Combined with trajectory flight which allows you to draw flying course on your phone, SP650 drone brings you spectacular flying experiences
  • Easy to Learn: Upon just one tap, the drone will Take off/Land or Return back automatically. It also equipped with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, and 3 Speeds Switch functions, super friendly to beginners, newbies, and even kids
  • More Considerate Designs: To ensure safety and numerous fun, SP650 drone is designed with Out-of-Control Protection Technology and Lower Battery Alarm. Each battery providing 12 mins of flying time, you can get up to 24 mins with TWO batteries supplied
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN SP650-BK
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SNAPTAIN SP650-BK Final Thoughts

"Takes practice."

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. This SNAPTAIN SP650-BK takes the cake with utility and functionality. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button.

Overall Score
4.5


(941 Points)

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