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. DJI Mavic Mini Portable Drone Quadcopter Ultimate Starters Bundle Kit - CP.MA.00000120.01

User Ratings: 59 13

DJI First Impressions

"Unbelievable!"

New drone shows no issues and flies very well. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I have to say, I really like this drone. It came with a sleek remote control.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Portable Drone Quadcopter Ultimate Starters Bundle Kit - CP.MA.00000120.01
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Simply awesome!"

Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Amazing Infrared Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now.

Overall Score
4.2


(11 Points)

6. FPV Drone with Camera 480P RC Quadcopter WiFi APP Control Gravity Sensor Flying RC Car Air-Ground 2 ...

Monia Imports First Impressions

"Thanks, Monia Imports!"

Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Really pleased with the Monia Imports performance. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. It is super responsive and performs well. So no complaints here.

  • FPV Drone with Camera 480P RC Quadcopter WiFi APP Control Gravity Sensor Flying RC Car Air-Ground 2 in 1
  • 2 In 1 Control: Equipped with both wheels and blades for driving and flying experience. Light weight drone for quick flights.
  • FPV: First Person View is offered with built in 480P HD camera. It can transmit real time video and take pictures with the help of an APP.
  • Easy Control: Does not need channel adjustment. Can be flew out of box. One key flight, return, land and stunt flips included.
  • Rechargeable Battery Included: The drone is equipped with 750 mah 3.7V rechargeable lithium battery. It also comes with a usb Charger (4 AA batteries for transmitter not included)
  • No adjustment or Wait time: The drone can be driven and fly at no time or adjustments. Just switches from land to air and air to land with controls.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Monia Imports
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Monia Imports Final Thoughts

"Charges well."

Everything worked well right out of the box. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. It will automatically return home if connection is lost.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. DRONE-CLONE XPERTS Drone X Pro AIR 4K Ultra HD Dual Camera FPV WiFi Quadcopter Follow Me Mode Gestur...

User Ratings: 74

Drone-Clone Xperts First Impressions

"Fit perfectly."

I could not have made a better purchase. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The Drone-Clone Xperts is well built, and the controls work well. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

  • DRONE-CLONE XPERTS Drone X Pro AIR 4K Ultra HD Dual Camera FPV WiFi Quadcopter Follow Me Mode Gesture Control 2 Batteries Included (White)
  • 4K Ultra HD 8MP DUAL CAMERA: This edition has 2 cameras, one on the front and one on the bottom. Split-Screen and Picture in Picture mode shows real-time transmission from both cameras, allowing you to RECORD footage of both camera views SIMULTANEOUSLY! The UHD video then instantly and wirelessly transfers to your smartphone photo album. This amazing quadcopter was specifically engineered for extreme photo/video versatility, high dynamic range capability, and ultra-high definition pictures/video
  • TOTAL FLIGHT TIME: 24-30mins -Each battery will provide approximately 12-15 mins of flight time (2 total drone batteries included) Want EXTRA BATTERIES? Enter this code: B07S3S4ZF6 in Amazon's search bar. WiFi FPV Real-Time Transmission allows you to view and record everything straight on your smartphone's screen! You can even use your phone to control the flight of the drone if you'd like (but also comes with a Remote Control).
  • TOTAL FLIGHT TIME: 24-30mins -Each battery will provide approximately 12-15 mins of flight time (2 total drone batteries included with THIS 4K UHD Dual Camera Drone. WiFi FPV Real-Time Transmission allows you to view and record everything straight on your smartphone's screen! You can even use your phone to control the flight of the drone if you'd like (but also comes with a Remote Control).
  • Want a CARRYING CASE? Just enter this code into Amazon's Search Bar: B07R3CCK1K .. Extra PROPELLER BLADES enter this code: B07VH1BN7M and for Extra USB CHARGING CABLES: B07VMHLGD2
  • PERFECT Drone for BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE drone pilots! Functions such as One Key Take-Off/Landing, Emergency Stop, Altitude Hold and Optical Flow Positioning, keep it simple to control for all skill levels, especially new drone flyers.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Drone-Clone Xperts
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Drone-Clone Xperts Final Thoughts

"And flies great."

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. I have some really cool ideas for them. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! I would give it more stars if I could! Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

Overall Score
4.5


(5 Points)

8. TOYLAB X Drone GSHOCK 2.4GHz 4ch Radio Control UFO with gyro & Camera (Big) Black+Red - Camera Drone...

TOYLAB First Impressions

"Flawless drone."

It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. The battery is very easy to replace. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. Great product if you have multiple batteries.

  • TOYLAB X Drone GSHOCK 2.4GHz 4ch Radio Control UFO with gyro & Camera (Big) Black+Red - Camera Drone
  • The XDRONE GSHOCK has a 6 axis gyro stabilizer and camera!
  • Colors: Black with Gray accents. Black and Red Propellers. Blue LED light on nose.
  • Throw Launch Capability, Radical Flips and Rolls, Automatic Trim Function
  • LOW/MED/HIGH speed with long range 2.4GHZ control
  • Aerial photography using the camera shutter button on the remote control!
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOYLAB
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TOYLAB Final Thoughts

"OEM Stuff here."

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. I think the TOYLAB app will take some getting used to. It's well designed and self protected. I went directly with the high speed. This TOYLAB takes the cake with utility and functionality.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. DeXop SG900 Rc Drone with Camera 720P Live Video Foldable Quadcopter Drone, 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro O...

User Ratings: 67 16

DeXop First Impressions

"I am blown away!"

New drone shows no issues and flies very well. I like the functionality of the DeXop . This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. I have some really cool ideas for them. Besides that though its a great little drone.

  • DeXop SG900 Rc Drone with Camera 720P Live Video Foldable Quadcopter Drone, 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro One-Key Take Off/Landing Function for Beginners/Kids/Adults
  • Optical & image following: put your hands on the bottom of the drone, The camera will use the light stream algorithm to calculate the displacement of the two frames of images, thereby realizing the positioning of the drone. You will lock the height and position more accurately and the hover more stable than ordinary drones. Tap on your mobile device and the sg900 will follow your designated target flight.
  • Dual Camera & gesture photo: equipped with double 2MP HD Wi-Fi cameras, allows you Great view both front and Selfie, either top and bottom camera can take photos. It's also tillable to adjust view angle to help you to find the best point to record the memorable moment. Easy for you to shoot high-quality images or videos. V-sign mode - Optical follow version allow "v" Gesture to take selfie picture.
  • Altitude hold & self power_off protection: you can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover, from any angle shooting are convenient. High/low speed mode and 3D flip function also provide you cool flying experience. Low battery protection combined with the light stream system, allows the drone to land safely without falling from the air.
  • Multifunction: speed control/ Wi-Fi FPV/ Wi-Fi connection/ LED lights/ smartphone control/ altitude hold/ headless mode/ gyroscope/ 360°roll/ one down/ one key taking off/landing/ gesture photo/video/ dual cameras/ image following/ self power off protection/foldable design allow you can bring it anywhere, portable and easy to carry.
  • Long-life rechargeable battery: the drone equipped with 3. 7V 2200mAh rechargeable battery, the playing time is up to 22 minutes, The charging time is about 240 minutes, longer than the ordinary drone. Remote controller is also rechargeable, 40 minutes of charging time, jusing using 4. 2V USB charging cable, you needn't buy extra AA batteries now.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DeXop
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DeXop Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

Amazing Infrared Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Picture and video quality better than expected.

Overall Score
4.1


(54 Points)

10. Holy Stone F181G Drone with Camera 5.8G FPV Live Video for Kids Beginners Adults Quadcopter with HD ...

User Ratings: 58 13

Holy Stone First Impressions

"LOTS OF FUN!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. The safety features are second to none. This is our first drone, never used one before. We've started a collection of Holy Stone drones now.

  • Holy Stone F181G Drone with Camera 5.8G FPV Live Video for Kids Beginners Adults Quadcopter with HD LCD Transmitter, RC Helicopter Airplane with Altitude Hold 3D Flip Headless Mode, Modular Battery
  • Clear and Fluent Video: 5.8G high frequency transmission allows you to see FPV (first-person viewing) live video on Equipped LCD Screen, capturing every Wonderful moment. Compatible with VR headsets which can provide a more exhilarating experience and a taste of drone racing during flight. No smartphone required.
  • Optimized 720p FPV Camera: The 120° FOV (field of view) lens captures high-quality video and photos - ideals for selfie. A 120° viewfinder gives a panoramic view for recording unforgettable moments. The very best camera drone!
  • Longer Flight Time: A High-capacity modular battery yields flight time of up to 10 minutes - and it is easily charged and replaced. The drone even has low-power alert.
  • Safe and Stable: An Altitude Hold function allows the drone to automatically and stably Hover at the desired altitude. Headless Mode makes it easy to control the direction of the drone. The easy remote control makes flying Fun for Kids, Beginners & Adults. BTW, doing recalibration before flights ensures no drift.
  • A Great Gift: Your family and friends will love it! Features such as One Key Start/Landing, Emergency Stop, 3D Flips, High-middle-low speed Switch and Luminous LED Lighting assure maximum excitement and flying fun. WARRANTY AVAILABLE. We are here to help you.
  • Batteries: 1 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

"Well done!"

We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. I would definitely buy this one again! Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control.

Overall Score
4.1


(201 Points)

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