Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Infrared Camera Drones

1. DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Arctic White) Elite Bundle with 3 Batteries, 4K Camera Gimbal, Profess...

User Ratings: 79 6

DJI First Impressions

"Camera is great!"

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. I would give it more stars if I could! I've crashed my DJI hundreds of times. So no complaints here. This is our first drone, never used one before.

  • DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Arctic White) Elite Bundle with 3 Batteries, 4K Camera Gimbal, Professional Carrying Case and Must Have Accessories
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this ultraportable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic Air is the most portable DJI drone to house a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, with its angular vibration range reduced to 0.005°. Set in a triangular formation, gimbal dampeners help create even steadier shots; In addition to Horizontal, Vertical, and 180° panoramas, the Mavic Air stitches 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal-clear 32 MP Sphere panoramas. View them from an immersive perspective with DJI Goggles.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic Air shoots video at an incredible 4K 30 fps, recording at 100 Mbps to capture every second with UHD quality; New HDR algorithms help you obtain the right exposure settings intelligently, according to lighting conditions. Overexposed or dark areas are processed for more natural transitions between highlights and shadows, while DSP acceleration allows for more efficient shooting.
  • The dedicated remote controller uses a foldable, low-profile, ergonomic design to hold your smartphone for maximum convenience. Detachable control sticks store inside the remote controller to pack more comfortably on the go. Using advanced VIO technology, the powerful sensor system in FlightAutonomy 2.0 consists of a primary gimbal camera, forward, backward, and downward dual-vision sensors, downward infrared sensing system, IMU redundancies, and a group of computing cores
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have accessories to the pacakges. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Good quality!"

There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. This is the second DJI Drone I have purchased. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. I would give it more stars if I could!

Overall Score
4.6


(250 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Infrared Camera Drones

2. SYMA Mini Drone Flying Toy, X100 RC Drones for Kids or Adults, Hands Free Operated UFO RTF Helicopte...

User Ratings: 80 4

SYMA First Impressions

"Great skin!"

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. I plan to research other drone accessories built by SYMA. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

  • SYMA Mini Drone Flying Toy, X100 RC Drones for Kids or Adults, Hands Free Operated UFO RTF Helicopter Plane, Easy Indoor Outdoor Flying Ball Drone Toys for Boys Girls
  • [Obstacle Avoidance Mode] Hand drone with infrared sensor can auto-avoid obstacles, which is easy to operate for beginner and kids, it also can length the span of drone life without collision.
  • [Very Safety&Covered by Shell] Hand drone covered by shell so it is very safety, no hurting by propellers shedding or propellers during flight. Playing with kids to enjoy parent-child time.
  • [Catch by hand & Altitude Hold] with the altitude hold it keeps the drone with the same height, you can play it by hand, or catch them by hand, very fun to play them.
  • [2 Battery and speed & updated packing] Hand drone with 2 battery offer longer flight time of 14 mintes for high/low speed. Easy to charge them with usb cable. Replacement battery ensure to enjoy the fun without waiting. Updated packing is easy to store and carry.
  • [Drone with several certificates]-- FCC, CE, ROHS, EN71, EN62115, EN60825, R&TTE, PAHS, HR4040, 6P, ASTM,REACH. Compatible with US standard. It is very safety for kids playing.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
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SYMA Final Thoughts

"LOVE THIS DRONE!"

This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. I plan to research other drone accessories built by SYMA. Amazing Infrared Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. I have to say, I really like this drone. This is the second SYMA Drone I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.6


(249 Points)

3. SNAPTAIN SP300 Mini Drone, Hand Operated RC Quadcopter w/Throw’N Go, Multiple Remote Controls, G-S...

User Ratings: 73 7

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"Super durable!"

Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. The durability of this SNAPTAIN is ridiculous. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! Really the best Infrared Camera Drone for the money!

  • SNAPTAIN SP300 Mini Drone, Hand Operated RC Quadcopter w/Throw’N Go, Multiple Remote Controls, G-Sensor Mode, 3D Flips, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Speed Adjustment, One Key Return
  • THREE REMOTES, TRIPLE HAPPINESS - Meet SNAPTAIN SP300, a mini drone comes with three control remotes - standard mini remote, G-sensor watch remote and water-drop-shaped remote, three remotes bring you triple happiness.
  • STUNNING LIGHT SHOW - Lighting the night up with SNAPTAIN SP300 RC drone as loading with bright LED strips, which add luster to high-speed rotation, circle fly and any other functions. Two detachable batteries fulfill a longer journey up to 16 minutes.
  • HAND OPERATED DRONE - Infrared motion sensors to detect obstacles and the SP300 hand operated drone will fly in the opposite direction. Just put down the remotes and try a new way to control the mini drone in the palm of your hands.
  • EVEN MORE COOL - A gentle toss to get started the SP300 with self-flying and keep self-rotation. G-sensor watch remote - a new control way make SP300 a more cool hand operated RC drone. Just wear the watch and the drone will flying as your wish.
  • SMALL BODY WITH ROBUST FUNCTIONS - Headless mode and three speed levels fulfill more flight possibilities. One key operation - one key take off / landing and one key return functions make it more easier to all flyers, no matter kids, beginners or skilled users.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN
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SNAPTAIN Final Thoughts

"They love it!"

Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. It's well designed and self protected. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. I would definitely buy this one again!

Overall Score
4.5


(214 Points)

4. Syma RC Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Remote Control Quadcopter with 720P HD WiFi Camera Extra Ba...

User Ratings: 81 19

SYMA First Impressions

"Other than that."

Not Only Can You Learn On The SYMA . I was very excited to receive this SYMA . I would definitely buy this one again! The battery is very easy to replace. This is a great Infrared Camera Drone for the price.

  • Syma RC Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Remote Control Quadcopter with 720P HD WiFi Camera Extra Batteries
  • Smart indoor and outdoor toys, light body, built-in air pressure constant function, making flight easier and more convenient, LED Lighting Equipped with the Body Brings you Visual Pleasure at Night
  • Incorporating aesthetic design, stylish atmosphere, classic look and foldable shape. The volume is reduced in the folded state, and the storage is convenient, and it is convenient to carry out, and effortlessly
  • Gesture control, watch remote control, get rid of the original thick remote control shape, using watch-type gravity sensing design, easy to operate the watch, with a wrist strap to adapt to different sizes of wrists
  • Simple operation, easy to use, tilting the watch by hand movement, synchronous operation of the drone, easy flight operation
  • 360 degree infrared obstacle avoidance function, activate infrared obstacle avoidance function, automatically avoid obstacles when the aircraft encounters obstacles, prevent crash
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA
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SYMA Final Thoughts

"I don't fly here."

We've started a collection of SYMA drones now. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

Overall Score
4.3


(12 Points)

5. Potensic D80 Drone with Camera for Adults, GPS Drone 2K FHD Camera, Brushless Motor Quadcopter, Auto...

User Ratings: 72 9

Potensic US-D80 First Impressions

"Super fun!"

This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. I would definitely buy this one again! The battery is very easy to replace.

  • Potensic D80 Drone with Camera for Adults, GPS Drone 2K FHD Camera, Brushless Motor Quadcopter, Auto Return Home, Follow Me, 20Min Flight Time, 25mph High Speed, Includes Aluminum Carrying Case-Sliver
  • [POWERFUL BRUSHLESS MOTORS] - Compare to other drones, this D80 GPS drone adopts the advanced 4 brushless motors to ensure stable flight at high speed and long-distance with low consumption. It may not suitable for kids under 14 but ideal drones for adults.
  • [5G WiFi 2K FPV CAMERA] - Upgraded 2K with 5G WIFI design to captured more smooth, cinematic HD video you've expected with fast transmission. Note: 2K content requires a 16/32 GB SD card(Card not included).
  • [FAST SPEED & WIDE RANGE] -Thanks to highly efficient brushless motors, this Potensic D80 camera drone enable you flight high speed at 40km/h with wide RC range at 800m(Up to 1000m when no signal interfere), perfect drone to catch your surfing, skating, parkour and other high-speed sport moment.
  • [DUAL GPS NEVER LOST] - Integrates the latest technology with dual GPS to keep accurate positioning detail of your drone. The Return-to-Home function enables this camera drone automatically return when battery low/ signal weak/ out of range. No worry about the lost.
  • [MORE ENJOYMENT AND BETTER PROTECT] - Come with 1800mAh batteries& elegant aluminum Case to extend your playtime up to 20 minutes and better protect this Potensic D80 drone. PS: Potensic provides 12 months hassle-free warranty to ensure the enjoyment of your purchase.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 11 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic US-D80
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Potensic US-D80 Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. I love this Infrared Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. This is a great Infrared Camera Drone for the price.

Overall Score
4.4


(384 Points)

6. Epic X5 Dji Zenmuse Drone Flyer

User Ratings: 49

DJI SS-DJI-ZX5 First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Picture and video quality better than expected. Seems well built and blades are well protected.

  • Epic X5 Dji Zenmuse Drone Flyer
  • Perfect Purchase for any Hobby
  • Great craftsmanship
  • Must Buy Item
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI SS-DJI-ZX5
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DJI SS-DJI-ZX5 Final Thoughts

"I am blown away!"

Really the best Infrared Camera Drone for the money! It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. I was very excited to receive this DJI SS-DJI-ZX5. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

7. DJI FPV Air Unit

User Ratings: 84

DJI CP.TR.00000004.01 First Impressions

"What can I say?"

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. It is super responsive and performs well. They made it right by sending a replacement. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards.

  • DJI FPV Air Unit
  • DJI FPV Air unit
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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DJI CP.TR.00000004.01 Final Thoughts

"What can I say?"

Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Everything worked well right out of the box. Great product if you have multiple batteries. They made it right by sending a replacement. The camera on this thing is awesome.

Overall Score
4.8


(21 Points)

8. Holy Stone HS220 Drone for Kids, WiFi FPV Drone with Camera 720p HD, RC Quadcopter Drones for Beginn...

User Ratings: 70 7

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Easy to maneuver."

I've crashed my Holy Stone hundreds of times. Not Only Can You Learn On The Holy Stone . Seems well built and blades are well protected. The safety features are second to none. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors.

  • Holy Stone HS220 Drone for Kids, WiFi FPV Drone with Camera 720p HD, RC Quadcopter Drones for Beginners, Foldable Drone with APP Control, Altitude Hold, Modular Battery,One Key Start,Double mode drone
  • ⭐DRONE WITH 720P HD CAMERA: Real-time WI-FI transmission with 720P HD camera,You can enjoy real-time viewing and record wonderful moments, as well as convenient to share with your friends and family on Social Media.
  • ⭐TWO FLIGHT MODES: It is a great innovative and compact drone,which provides you a more stable performance when folded in. And the handy & foldable design is very space saving.It also provides many excellent features like FPV camera function,360º flip,gravity control in extended mode.
  • ⭐FULL PROTECTION: The special protection of the propellers is well designed that ensure a safe flight especially for your kids.And this is the first Holy Stone drone with touch switch to turn on the drone.It's more convenient than other traditional power switch.Please touch it gently.
  • ⭐MODULAR BATTERY: Comes with 2 powerful 3.7V 750mAh modular batteries which can be shared with drone and transmitter. You can switch batteries after the drone battery has run down to extend flight time. And the modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage.Two batteries can be charged at the same time with the dual charger. Please search for this ASIN: B07L5FGL19 on AMAZON.
  • ⭐EASY TO FLY: Easy to control and having a lot of fun with it.Equipped with advanced features - Altitude hold,headless modes, one key start/land, low battery power alarm, emergency stop and so on.You will not have to worry about orientation and your drone will rise to a height, perfect for kids and beginners indoors or outdoors.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Super cool."

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. The liability insurance is worth it. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator.

Overall Score
4.4


(52 Points)

9. Holy Stone FPV Foldable Drone with Camera for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter with 720P HD, 2 Flig...

User Ratings: 54 15

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Highly recommend this drone to you all. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Highly recommend this drone to you all.

  • Holy Stone FPV Foldable Drone with Camera for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter with 720P HD, 2 Flight Modes, APP Control, 3D Flip, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 2 Modular Batteries, Carrying Case,Red
  • ⭐WIFI FPV TRANSMISSION: The real-time transmission is seamlessly transmitted over a stable 2.4GHz frequency. As the drone takes to sky, watch the video on your mobile device and record video or take photos, as well as convenient to share your wonderful moments to your social media.
  • ⭐EXPERIENCE MORE: Features 2 flight modes, providing you a more stable performance when folded in, as well as altitude hold, headless mode, multiple speed modes, LED lights, low-battery alarm and one-key star/landing. You can also experience more excellent features like FPV camera function, 3D flips in extended mode.
  • ⭐LONGER FLIGHT TIME: 2 Modular batteries of drone and transmitter are interchangeable which support a longer flight time and extend the fun for you and your family.
  • ⭐SAFETY PROTECTION GUARDS: Foldable design with soft 360° propeller guards make it safe enough for the beginner, expert especially kids. What’s more, the durable rubbery plastic and protection guards protect the propeller from collision. Keep flying safety.
  • ⭐EASY TO CARRY OUT: Compact body with the portable carrying case, bring you a lot of convenience. Allow you to organize your drone and accessories in this portable case. You can take the drone to anywhere.
  • Batteries: 2 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

"Ten minutes."

Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
4.0


(48 Points)

10. YKS WLtoys V666 4 Channel 6 Axis 5.8Ghz RTF FPV Quadcopter +HD Camera (Colors Vary)

YKS First Impressions

"She loved it."

Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. I have to say, I really like this drone. Besides that though its a great little drone. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

  • YKS WLtoys V666 4 Channel 6 Axis 5.8Ghz RTF FPV Quadcopter +HD Camera (Colors Vary)
  • ✅ FPV monitor, HD camera with vibration absorber, FPV 5.8G real time image transmission, Support missile launcher,water connon,hook&basket and bubble blower
  • ✅ Large and lightweight airframe with nice durability, Full Scale Remote Control with built-in 6 axis gyro system, Switchable transmitter,can switch between mode 1 and mode 2 Ideal FPV Video Platform
  • ✅ The ideal platform for budget-minded customers in the market for a large quad to take high-quality FPV video. The large size of theV666 FPV makes it easy to see in flight and the 6-axis Flight Stability System (FSS) gives it the control you need to get the quality footage you want.
  • ✅ High Quality FPV Video: A high-quality camera that films 720p HD video at 30 FPS comes installed on the V666 FPV along with an Anti-Vibration Mount that helps hold the camera steady so you can avoid shakes and bumps in your video footage. The signal from the camera is sent to the LCD screen that mounts directly to the transmitter and receives the live feed.
  • ✅ 1080p Camera Option: Available separately is a high quality HD camera that films 1080p HD video at 30 FPS or 720p HD video at 60 FPS. The camera attaches to the same Anti-Vibration Mount that comes with the Ethos FPV and provides clear 1080p footage that you’ll want to add to your permanent video library.
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YKS Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

Really the best Infrared Camera Drone for the money! I have some really cool ideas for them. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. This arrived earlier than I expected from YKS.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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