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. Amcrest A6-B Skyview Pro RC WiFi Drone with Camera HD FPV Quadcopter Video Drone with Camera for Adu...

User Ratings: 59 9

Amcrest First Impressions

"As Expected!"

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. But overall, I am very happy with the product. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Amcrest.

  • Amcrest A6-B Skyview Pro RC WiFi Drone with Camera HD FPV Quadcopter Video Drone with Camera for Adults, 2.4ghz WiFi Helicopter w/Remote Control, Stunt Flip, Headless Mode, Smartphone (Black)
  • HD FPV CAMERA - Put yourself in the pilot seat and fly the FPV drone using the Amcrest SkyView app available on Google Play and App Store. Capture all the action with the adult Drone's 1.3 Megapixel HD camera and 90° Wide Viewing Angle.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD - The Altitude Hold function uses the built-in 6-axis gyroscope to automatically detect air pressure to maintain steady altitude. The Amcrest RC Drone is equipped with Auto-Calibration and Trimming features to keep the drone exactly where you want it.
  • HEADLESS MODE - The Headless Mode feature allows you to fly the video drone in the direction you want, no matter which direction the drone is facing. Record incredible HD footage using the Stunt Flip feature. Fly faster with 3-speed options to adapt to any environment.
  • LONG DISTANCE COMMUNICATION RANGE - The Amcrest SkyView Pro WiFi Drone for adults has a maximum communication range of 984 feet (300 meters) so that you can easily keep track of your drone. Operating Temperature: -14°F ~ 104°F.
  • FLIGHT TIME - Stay in the air for up to 20 minutes on a full charge with the included Drone battery. Charging Time: 180 minutes for a full charge. Additional Drone batteries and remote control batteries sold separately. Additional Batteries can be purchased under ASIN: B07X5MH7VT.
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amcrest
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Amcrest Final Thoughts

"I was right."

We've started a collection of Amcrest drones now. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. It seems to do just about everything. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. The Amcrest is well built, and the controls work well.

Overall Score
4.1


(42 Points)

6. Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Auto Return Home, Altitud...

User Ratings: 63 6

Potensic First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! The camera on this thing is awesome. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop.

  • Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Auto Return Home, Altitude Hold, Follow Me, 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • Seller ds-i is the authorized one! ! ! convenient and easy: with a aluminum silver carry case, you could bring it outdoor conveniently. Headless mode, altitude mode and one key to take-off/ land function make easier access to kids or beginners.
  • Wider vision & fluent transmission: 1080P HD camera with 120° FOV and 75° adjustable wide angle helps to capture clearly photos and more stable videos. Wi-Fi camera provide you faster but clearer image transmission.
  • Safer & more stable flight: equipped with dual gps+9-axis gyro space, drone will stand still in the wind and automatic return home when it is with low power or weak signal or lost.
  • Smart & fun: follow Me mode & dual GPS free your hands, while Potensic drone automatically follow you, simultaneously capturing all the videos & photos. Beside, T25 drone will fly as you want once customize flight path function activated.
  • Farther & broader: modular battery 1000 mAh and up to 300M control range enable you to go father and see broader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"Works fantastic."

This is an essential process for proper flight. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. I went directly with the high speed. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk.

Overall Score
4.3


(958 Points)

7. Foldable Drone with 1080P HD Camera for Adults and Kids - WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter for Beginners with ...

User Ratings: 56 10

KOOME First Impressions

"As a first drone."

The KOOME is well built, and the controls work well. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set.

  • Foldable Drone with 1080P HD Camera for Adults and Kids - WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter for Beginners with Altitude Hold, Voice Control, Gravity Sensor, One Key Return to Home, 2 Batteries
  • EASY TO FLY FOR BEGINNERS - Our 1080P drone is easier for newbies or beginners, equipped with functions of Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Start/Landing/Return, G-Sensor Mode, 3 Speed Adjustment and visible led lights. With simple press, even little boys and girls can master flight.
  • OPTIMIZED LIVE VIDEO CAMERA - 120°Wide-angle 1080P HD FPV Wi-Fi Camera captures high-quality video and clear aerial photos.The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone with the drone.
  • FOLDABLE & EASY TO CARRY - Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable, let you travel light, enjoy the flight fun.
  • FLIGHT LONGER & FURTHER - 2 high performance rechargeable batteries can support longer flight time up to 15 minutes, and reaching up to 120m control distance, giving you a more extensive flight experience.
  • INTELLIGENT FLIGHT WITH APP - The drones with camera for adults can fly at your will by using Voice Control, G-sensor Mode or Drawing a Route on the FYD-FPV App control page, so you can free your hands and focus on capturing photos and videos and get outdoor fun.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KOOME
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KOOME Final Thoughts

"Super fun!"

It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. The KOOME is a great deal in this price range and quality.

Overall Score
4.1


(27 Points)

8. Crazepony GEPRC GEP-LX5 X 230 Carbon Fiber FPV Frame with Output 5v 3A and 12V 0.5A BEC PDB for Raci...

User Ratings: 63 19

Crazepony First Impressions

"Works fantastic."

I was very excited to receive this Crazepony . Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Crazepony.

  • Crazepony GEPRC GEP-LX5 X 230 Carbon Fiber FPV Frame with Output 5v 3A and 12V 0.5A BEC PDB for Racing Drone QAV-X210 QAV-X250 (GEP-LX5 X220(Gold))
  • Aviation aluminum 7075 high-precision CNC fuselage, very strong resistance to blast,and 3K high strength carbon board to ensure that the frame is strong.
  • "True X" Structure. Suitable for competition and Freestyle fancy flying
  • 13.5mm wide, 4mm thick arm design, small wind resistance coefficient;5 inch wheelbase 220mm, have wider air through
  • Two sets of cameras side panel, support HS1190 HS1170, Swift, ovf lens, etc;The camera is adjustable, 0 to 60 degrees
  • Come with a piece of PDB, take BEC output 5V 3 A and 12V 0.5A
  • Recommended Age: 120 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crazepony
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Crazepony Final Thoughts

"Simply awesome!"

It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. We've started a collection of Crazepony drones now. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

Overall Score
4.1


(17 Points)

9. DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with Smart Controller, with ND, CPL lens Filters, Backpack, 64GB SD...

User Ratings: 66

DJI First Impressions

"It was great."

Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Great product if you have multiple batteries. We've started a collection of DJI drones now. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying.

  • DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with Smart Controller, with ND, CPL lens Filters, Backpack, 64GB SD Card, 64GB SD Card with Hasselblad Video Camera Gimbal Bundle Kit with Must Have Accessories
  • IN STOCK SHIPS TODAY! SOLD BY Koozam DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER with the DJI Mavic 2 pro See the Bigger Picture: Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail.
  • BUILT IN MONITOR MODEL, IN STOCK SHIPS TODAY! SOLD BY Koozam DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER with the DJI Mavic 2 pro See the Bigger Picture: Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail.
  • IN STOCK SHIPS TODAY! Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression.
  • IN STOCK SHIPS TODAY! Functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, Adjustable Aperture, HDR Photos
  • IN STOCK SHIPS TODAY! SOLD BY Koozam DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have accessories to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Very well built."

Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. I have some really cool ideas for them. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Controls are smooth and easy to use. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

Overall Score
4.3


(4 Points)

10. Jettime 720P Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids with Trajectory Flight,2 Lipo Batteries,360° Fl...

User Ratings: 73

Jettime First Impressions

"GREAT EXPERIENCE!"

To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. The Jettime is a great deal in this price range and quality.

  • Jettime 720P Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids with Trajectory Flight,2 Lipo Batteries,360° Flip,RTH,Follow Me,Altitude Hold (SR926)
  • Super User-friendly ---Just need to press one button,SR-926 will automatically take off ,return and land. Gravity sensor enables the drone more precise to adjust the vertical and horizontal position which definitely suitable for both beginners and amateurs.
  • Dual FPV Cameras & Optical Location ---Equipped with 720P+50P Dual HD camera,this drone can capture your every unforgettable moment. You can also one-key upload your photos and videos to social media.Optical and atmospheric pressure Location make it really stable at the fixed height.
  • Dynamically Follow Me & Foldable Design ---Distinguish from other drones,this drone is easier to target the goal it will follow with Dynamically Follow Me mode.Foldable design makes it more portable to carry,no need to carry a big backpack but put it in your pocket.Play it anytime and anywhere.
  • Intelligent Gesture Control & 360° Flip ---This drone can recognize 3 types of gestures.It's more intelligent compare to the drone at this price.And it rare for a drone with camera to flip.You can put on your VR glasses and flip the drone to see what will happen.Really funny.
  • Powerful with All-around Functions ---This drone is definitely cost-effective with all-around functions.Such as Trajectory Flight , APP control(IOS or Android) ,Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and so on.Absolutely the best choice for gift giving. Let's give a surprise to them !
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jettime
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Jettime Final Thoughts

"He had a blast."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. But overall, I am very happy with the product. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop.

Overall Score
4.5


(5 Points)

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