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. PolarPro Compact Case for DJI Crystalsky 5.5 inch

User Ratings: 44

PolarPro CYSKY-5.5-SFT First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Highly recommend this drone to you all.

  • PolarPro Compact Case for DJI Crystalsky 5.5 inch
  • Custom molded EVA case protects your 5.5-inch CrystalSky
  • Foam padding on top and bottom provides extreme protection for your toughest adventures
  • Fits with the battery installed on the CrystalSky
  • Compact size fits in any backpack and most camera cases
  • Lifetime warranty with US-based customer support
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PolarPro CYSKY-5.5-SFT
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PolarPro CYSKY-5.5-SFT Final Thoughts

"Ten minutes."

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. The safety features are second to none. I went directly with the high speed. I have to say, I really like this drone.

Overall Score
4.0


(12 Points)

6. Holy Stone 2K GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 with HD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, Large Quadcopter...

User Ratings: 69 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Very solid."

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. This arrived earlier than I expected from Holy Stone. I can press the button again and continue the flight. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

  • Holy Stone 2K GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 with HD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, Large Quadcopter with Adjustable Wide-Angle Camera, Follow Me, Altitude Hold, 18 Minutes Flight, Long Control Range
  • The Largest & Wind-Resistant: Large body and powerful motors keep drone hovering stably in wind. Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and One Key Takeoff and Landing for easier operation. Perfect for beginners. Size 19.2*19.2*6.5 IN
  • 2K Optimized 120° FOV FPV Wi-Fi Camera: 90° Adjustable angle, captures high-quality video and aerial photos. You can enjoy the Real-Time Viewing right from your remote control. Ideal selfie done, catching every moment of your vacation from a birds-eye perspective.
  • Easy to Assemble & Carry: The foldable propellers are pre-assembled. Just insert camera, landing gears and battery. Then, get it take off. Besides, the foldable propellers makes it easy to keep the drone or take it out.
  • GPS Assisted Flight: Provides you with accurate positioning details of your drone. Built in Return-to-Home (RTH) function for safer fly, the drone will automatically return to home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is weak when flying out of range, never worrying about losing the drone. Follow Me Mode: The drone will automatically follows and captures you wherever you move. Keeping you in the frame at all times, easier to get complex shots, provides hands-free flying and selfie
  • Flying Time Up to 18 Mins / Longer Control Distance: Capacity of 3500mAh high performance battery and reaching up to 1968FT control distance giving you a more extensive flight experience. BLADES ARE UNDER THE FOAM BOX
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Other than that."

I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. This is our first drone, never used one before. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag.

Overall Score
4.4


(2546 Points)

7. Syma 2.4GHz 4-Channel RC Quadcopter with Gyro and Camera

User Ratings: 41

SYMA X5C First Impressions

"Fast delivery."

I think the SYMA app will take some getting used to. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. The liability insurance is worth it. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. I was very excited to receive this SYMA X5C.

  • Syma 2.4GHz 4-Channel RC Quadcopter with Gyro and Camera
  • Shoots images and video.
  • Great for beginning pilots.
  • Stable Flight Characteristics from included gyros.
  • Motor Type: Brushed.
  • 1S 500mAh 3.7V LiPO Battery included.
  • Great for indoor flight.
  • Great for beginning pilots.
  • Batteries: 4 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA X5C
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SYMA X5C Final Thoughts

"Grey and black."

Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Amazing Infrared Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. This is our first drone that uses GPS. But once I put it together it worked like a charm.

Overall Score
4.1


(11 Points)

8. Mini Drone, Potensic D20 Nano Quadcopters with Camera, Altitude Hold, Remote Control, Headless Model...

User Ratings: 61 9

Potensic First Impressions

"Ease of use."

To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots.

  • Mini Drone, Potensic D20 Nano Quadcopters with Camera, Altitude Hold, Remote Control, Headless Model, Small Drones for Kids/Beginners
  • WiFi Real-time FPV Transmission: HD camera with WiFi real-time transmission FPV system helps you capture stunning aerial photo and video footage from a bird's eye perspective, and the view will be shown directly on your phone.
  • Easy to Control: Just one-key to take off or land this mini drone; Headless mode for easy to identify the drone heading direction; Suitable for kids, beginners and amateurs.
  • Stable Flight for Clear Images: With its altitude hold mode, you could just release the stick after taking off, and it will hover stably in the air, shooting no blur and clear pictures.
  • 3-Speed Adjustment: This D20 supports low, medium and high speed mode. You can choose a speed according to your operating proficiency. Learn to play it from low speed to high speed.
  • Ideal Gift for Kids: With high quality and environment friendly material and fun features, D20 RC drone could be your first choice as a birthday, festival, and holiday toy gift for boys and girls.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"And was lost!"

This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I was very excited to receive this Potensic . Amazing Infrared Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector.

Overall Score
4.1


(228 Points)

9. SIMREX X300C Mini Drone RC Quadcopter Foldable Altitude Hold Headless RTF 360 Degree FPV Video WiFi ...

User Ratings: 61 11

SIMREX First Impressions

"I like that."

I think the SIMREX app will take some getting used to. I think SIMREX definitely has a potential winner here. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. We've started a collection of SIMREX drones now. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

  • SIMREX X300C Mini Drone RC Quadcopter Foldable Altitude Hold Headless RTF 360 Degree FPV Video WiFi 720P HD Camera 6-Axis Gyro 4CH 2.4Ghz Remote Control Super Easy Fly for Training (White)
  • Phone direct control with transmission OR transmitter contorl with Smart phone. Apple IOS / Android phones compatible
  • 360 Degree Flips & Rolls. One key 3D rolling special effects. Flip in 4-Ways Flip(left,right,forward,backward). Continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
  • Headless Security Mode. When eyes can't identify the orientation of the drone, the Headless Mode can help to control easier and prevent from losing the direction.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis Gyro flight control systems, provide better and safer using experience.
  • Range: About 30-45 Meters. Flight Tim: About 8-10 Minutes. Charging Time: About 60 Minutes
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SIMREX
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SIMREX Final Thoughts

"Fast shipment!"

The battery is very easy to replace. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. I went directly with the high speed. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. It seems to do just about everything.

Overall Score
4.1


(558 Points)

10. DJI Phantom 4 RC Camera Drone Part 37 UV Filter(Doesn't Fit Phantom 4 Pro and Adv)

User Ratings: 80

DJI NA First Impressions

"Just my imagination."

The DJI NA is a great deal in this price range and quality. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. I like the functionality of the DJI NA. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable!

  • DJI Phantom 4 RC Camera Drone Part 37 UV Filter(Doesn't Fit Phantom 4 Pro and Adv)
  • Spare Part 37 UV Filter for DJI Phantom 4.
  • Geniune DJI Part with Original DJI Package.
  • Protects the Phantom 4 camera lens and reduces the level of ultraviolet light.
  • DJI Phantom 4 - UV Filter.
  • With a Luckybird USB Reader for free.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI NA
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DJI NA Final Thoughts

"LOVE THIS DRONE!"

I plan to research other drone accessories built by DJI. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up. The DJI NA is a great deal in this price range and quality. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min.

Overall Score
4.6


(10 Points)

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