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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA
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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. TOZO MJX X800 2.4GHz 6 Axis RC Remote Control Hexacopter UFO Drone 3D Roll with Gravity Sensor Remot...

User Ratings: 66

TOZO First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. I have to say, I really like this drone.

  • TOZO MJX X800 2.4GHz 6 Axis RC Remote Control Hexacopter UFO Drone 3D Roll with Gravity Sensor Remote Quadcopter Helicopter (Without Camera)-Black
  • TECHNOLOGY:Newest 6 Axis Stabilization System,makes the helicopter easier to control, easily implement various flight movements, strong stability and stronger wind resistance
  • Equipped with the Newest 6-Axis Gyro Control System, This Hexacopter Has the Characteristics of Stable Flight and Easy Operation.
  • Two remote control ways are available: RC control mode and gravity control mode. With LED Light,Not only makes night flight much easier
  • SPEED OPTIONS :There are 3 channels of remote control :low speed,medium speed,high speed
  • Note: This Version Will not Come with a Camera, If You Need The Version with Camera, please choos the option of camera
  • Recommended Age: 12 - 14 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOZO
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TOZO Final Thoughts

"Loads of fun!"

It is super responsive and performs well. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button.

Overall Score
4.7


(8 Points)

6. Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Nano Quadcopter Indoor Small Helicopter Plane with A...

User Ratings: 69 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Ten minutes."

So no complaints here. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Controls are smooth and easy to use. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

  • Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Nano Quadcopter Indoor Small Helicopter Plane with Auto Hovering, 3D Flip, Headless Mode and 3 Batteries, Great Gift Toy for Boys and Girls, Blue
  • 3 Batteries Extend Flight Time -- Flight time is up to 21 Minutes. Never be disappointed by a died battery or waiting for charging!
  • User-friendly -- The Altitude Hold function enables itself to hover at fixed height stably; under Headless Mode, directions is always relative to where pilots face; offering care-free fly for kids, beginners, newbies, etc.
  • Much Fun -- The drone can perform 3D flips; kids love it! The speed can be changed to fit pilots’ flight proficiency. And the low battery power alarm spare of concerns of any loss or damage due to low power.
  • Mini & Portable -- This buddy brings players great fun everywhere for party, school, fishing, hiking, long journey etc. Definitely a great birthday gift for kids or friends!
  • Full Protection -- Propellers are isolated by the protection guard, which protects kids from spinning propellers and protects drone from damage. No crying toddlers!
  • Batteries: 3 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

"Or have a life."

Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. The durability of this Holy Stone is ridiculous.

Overall Score
4.4


(552 Points)

7. Lowepro DroneGuard BP 450 – A Commerical Drone & Quadcopter Backpack For DJI Phantom, 3DR Solo, & ...

User Ratings: 74 4

Lowepro LP36990 First Impressions

"Well packaged."

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The liability insurance is worth it. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • Lowepro DroneGuard BP 450 – A Commerical Drone & Quadcopter Backpack For DJI Phantom, 3DR Solo, & Similar Drones
  • Fits DJI Phantoms or 3DR Solo, up to 10-inch tablet, props, battery, RC/transmitter, cables, manual, tools, and other essentials (like sunglasses, flashlight, light jacket, keys, smartphone).
  • Customize the pack for a secure gear fit and optimized workflow with our modular Drone Guard interiors.
  • An ActivZone suspension provides breathable and supported comfort with a perforated EVA back panel, contoured shoulder straps, sternum strap and hip belt.
  • Form Shell armored construction provides a structured frame, protecting the gear inside, and a Form Shell molded top pocket offers easy access to sunglasses, headphones and other essentials. Molded and removable battery boxes keep critical gear organized.
  • A built-in All Weather AW Cover may be deployed from a zippered pocket at bottom of pack for extra protection from rain, snow, dust and sand.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lowepro LP36990
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Lowepro LP36990 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min.

Overall Score
4.4


(63 Points)

8. DJI Mavic Mini Part 19 Charging Base (CP.MA.00000141.01)

User Ratings: 75

DJI CP.MA.00000141.01 First Impressions

"Fast shipment!"

I could not have made a better purchase. They made it right by sending a replacement. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. So no complaints here.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Part 19 Charging Base (CP.MA.00000141.01)
  • For DJI Mavic Mini
  • Includes a Translucent Bell Jar
  • Display Your Drone While Charging
  • Requires a USB Power Adapter
  • Max Focal Length: 3200
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.MA.00000141.01
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DJI CP.MA.00000141.01 Final Thoughts

"Good quality!"

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. I would definitely buy this one again! Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Controls are smooth and easy to use.

Overall Score
4.7


(28 Points)

9. DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Flame Red) Drone Combo 4K Wi-Fi Quadcopter with Remote Controller Mobi...

User Ratings: 75

DJI First Impressions

"Only con."

I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My DJI today. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box.

  • DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Flame Red) Drone Combo 4K Wi-Fi Quadcopter with Remote Controller Mobile Go Bundle with Backpack VR Goggles Landing Pad 16GB Card and HD Filter Kit
  • 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 (Flame Red | Remote Control | Intelligent Flight Batteries (3) | Charger | Power Cable | Propellers (Pair) x6 | 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 | Battery Charging Hub | Battery to Power Bank Adapter | Travel Bag | 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: DJI Mavic Air Drone Fly More Combo (Flame Red) | Drone Landing Pad - 29.5" (75CM) with case, ground spokes, and reflective strips | Deco Gear Large Photo/Video/Drone Gear Backpack (Grey) | Vivitar Filter Kit (CPL+ND4+ND8) For Mavic Air | 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

"Great range."

Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. It is super responsive and performs well. I can press the button again and continue the flight.

Overall Score
4.8


(10 Points)

10. DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS, Strobe Bun...

User Ratings: 82

DJI Mavic Mini First Impressions

"Work's perfectly."

We've started a collection of DJI drones now. The liability insurance is worth it. The liability insurance is worth it. I have recommended the DJI Mavic Mini to my friends. I've crashed my DJI Mavic Mini hundreds of times.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS, Strobe Bundle with ARC White Strobe, 128GB microSDCard, Landing Pad, Cleaning Cloth
  • KIT INCLUDES: DJI Mavic Mini Drone | Gimbal Protector | 3x Intelligent Flight Battery | Remote Controller | 3x Pair of Spare Propellers | 2x Micro USB Cable | 360 Degree Propeller Guard | Two-Way Charging Hub | 3x RC Cable (Micro USB, USB-C and Lightning Connector) | DJI 18W USB Charger | 2x Pair of Spare Control Sticks | Screwdriver | 18x Spare Screw | Carrying Bag | Firehouse Technology ARC White Strobe | SanDisk 128GB SD Card | Landing Pad | Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • KEY FEATURES: 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilized 2.7K HD Camera | 12MP Aerial Photos | Ultralight Drone Weighs Only 249g (8.78oz) | FAA Compliant for Use without Certification | 2.78 Mile (4km) HD Video Transmission and Range | 30-Minute Max Flight Time | Vision Sensor + GPS Precise Hover | Simplified Recording & Editing | Easy and Intuitive User Experience | Quickshot Modes, Which Include Dronie, Circle, Helix, and Rocket | CineSmooth Mode | Service Ceiling 9842 Feet (3000m)
  • Propel your creativity with the new Mavic Mini from DJI. This compact, 250-gram drone allows users to capture footage in areas where larger drones are legally prohibited or need a drone license. The Mavic Mini can support 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos and has a motorized 3-axis gimbal for superior camera stability, ensuring professional-quality images and footage.
  • This mini drone can sustain continuous flight for up to 30 minutes with a full charge and enables an HD video feed with minimal latency. It is convenient to fly using the DJI Fly app, while the included controller is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. The app also has SkyPixel, a social media platform that allows you to browse and share about your latest drone shots and ideal photography spots around your area.
  • WARRANTY: DJI Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited DJI 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Mavic Mini
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DJI Mavic Mini Final Thoughts

"Quality built."

Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. I think the DJI app will take some getting used to. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag.

Overall Score
4.6


(15 Points)

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