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
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  • Value For Money
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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 Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Extra Battery, Platinum Bundle, with Tablet iPad Holder, 64GB ...

DJI First Impressions

"Very durable."

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. I would give it more stars if I could! Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Extra Battery, Platinum Bundle, with Tablet iPad Holder, 64GB SD Card, Drone Case, Landing Gear and Signal Booster
  • Latest Flagship Drone: Powered by Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • Better Flying Experience: Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, low noise propellers, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, SD card support up to 128GB
  • More Functionality: ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos
  • Package includes: Mavic 2 Pro Aircraft Body, 2X Intelligent Flight Battery, Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C), USB Adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)
  • Extra Dealer's Choice Accessories: Tablet holder, 64GB SD card, Drone Hard Case, Landing Gear and Signal booster extender. Authorized Dealer, Full Manufacturer warranty
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Fantastic Entry Level Camera Drone!"

I have recommended the DJI to my friends. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. Amazing Entry Level Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. This is a great Entry Level Camera Drone for the price. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Parrot PF727004
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

4. Hubsan Zino Pro 4K Drone UHD Camera 3-Axis Gimbal FPV RC Quadcopter with Carrying Bag, 5G WiFi Trans...

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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  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

5. Holy Stone GPS Drone FPV Drones with Camera for Adults 1080P HD, Foldable Drone for Beginners, RC Qu...

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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  • Value For Money
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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)

6. QWinOut 500mm Multi-Rotor Air Frame Kit S500-PCB with Circuit Board for FPV Quadcopter Gimbal F450 U...

QWinOut First Impressions

"Very solid."

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. I would give it more stars if I could! This is a good Selfie or Video drone.

  • QWinOut 500mm Multi-Rotor Air Frame Kit S500-PCB with Circuit Board for FPV Quadcopter Gimbal F450 Upgrade
  • Do Not Included Brushless Motor Gimbal.
  • Buyer Need to Assemble it by Himself.
  • Wheelbase: 500mm
  • Frame Only with Circuit Board, No Electronic Parts.
  • Suit for Gopro Brushless Gimbal FPV (Not Included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The QWinOut
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

QWinOut Final Thoughts

"Fast service."

Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Marvel 4.5CH Gyro 2.4Ghz Captain America SPY Drone UFO RC Quadcopter

Marvel 34887 First Impressions

"Totally worth it!"

I would definitely buy this one again! This is the second Marvel Drone I have purchased. It is super responsive and performs well. Great product if you have multiple batteries. The Marvel 34887 is well built, and the controls work well.

  • Marvel 4.5CH Gyro 2.4Ghz Captain America SPY Drone UFO RC Quadcopter
  • Durable & Lightweight Foam Construction
  • 2.4GHz Transmitter with LCD Display
  • 4.5 Channel Radio Control
  • Bottom Mounted Adjustable Camera
  • 360 Degree Flip Stunt Mode
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 8 - 15 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Marvel 34887
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  • Value For Money
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Marvel 34887 Final Thoughts

"Great part!"

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. This Marvel 34887 takes the cake with utility and functionality. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. I like the functionality of the Marvel 34887.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

8. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Fly More Kit, Ultimate Bundle, with 64GB SD Card, Filter Set (...

User Ratings: 74 6

DJI First Impressions

"LOVE THIS DRONE!"

Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI . I have to say, I really like this drone. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. I could not have made a better purchase. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Fly More Kit, Ultimate Bundle, with 64GB SD Card, Filter Set (CPL ND8 ND16 ND32), Landing Gear, Landing Pad and iPad Holder (Fly More Combo)
  • Latest Flagship Drone: Powered by Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • Better Flying Experience: Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, low noise propellers, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, SD card support up to 128GB
  • More Functionality: ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos
  • Mavic 2 Pro Aircraft, 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries, Shoulder Bag, Charging Hub and Car Charger,Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C), USB Adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)
  • Extra Dealer's Choice Accessories: Polares Filter Set (CPL, ND8, ND16, ND32), 64GB MicroSD card, Landing Gear, Landing Pad, Drone body case, and iPad Holder. Authorized Dealer, Full Manufacturer warranty
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Fast delivery."

This arrived earlier than I expected from DJI. It came with a sleek remote control. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. It's well designed and self protected. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

Overall Score
4.3


(25 Points)

9. DJI Mavic Mini - Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, l...

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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  • Value For Money
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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)

10. 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

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