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
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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. Holy Stone Foldable Drone with FPV Camera 1080p HD for Kids and Adults - HS160 Pro RC Quadcopter wit...

User Ratings: 63 9

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Had an idea."

I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. Great product if you have multiple batteries. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. This is an essential process for proper flight.

  • Holy Stone Foldable Drone with FPV Camera 1080p HD for Kids and Adults - HS160 Pro RC Quadcopter with Optical Flow Positioning Altitude Hold App Control Headless Mode, 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • Explore More Scenic: HS160 Pro built with 1080p Full HD Camera and 110° Wild Angle Len helps you capture wonderful scenic and directly saved to smartphone; transmits steadier and clear videos in real time.
  • Travel Friendly and Ideal Gifts: HS160 Pro is foldable and portable, fitting in your palm; Come with carry case, you can organize all parts effectively, and take it everywhere.
  • Experiences More:2 modular batteries ensure up to 20 minutes flight time, extends your flight experience; with the functions of headless mode, one key start and landing, emergency stop, speed modes, you can fly like a pro!
  • Easy to Use: Optical flow sensor provides altitude hold and position hold, hovers the drone steadily at a certain height, prevents it drifting and helps to take selfies easily.
  • Fun to Fly: APP Control and Gravity Sensor, allows you control the drone by adjusting the joysticks on screen or the way you swing your smartphone.
  • 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

"AND ITS AMAZING!"

When powered on the blue lights are stunning. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I would give it more stars if I could!

Overall Score
4.2


(193 Points)

6. Potensic D88 Foldable Drone, 5G WiFi FPV Drone with 2K Camera, RC Quadcopter for Adults and Experts,...

User Ratings: 69 8

Potensic First Impressions

"Nice Infrared Camera Drone!"

I was very excited to receive this Potensic . The controls are easy to master and intuitive. The durability of this Potensic is ridiculous. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

  • Potensic D88 Foldable Drone, 5G WiFi FPV Drone with 2K Camera, RC Quadcopter for Adults and Experts, GPS Return Home, Ultrasonic Altitude Setting, Optical Flow Positioning, Brushless Motors with Case
  • [2K Full HD 5G WiFi Camera]: 5G WiFi high-speed image transmission(820ft-984ft) without delay, enjoy real-time images trough App; Professional 2K camera with 110° wide angle can adjust 90°, recording every wonderful moment. Built-in one-axis gimbal, reducing vibration and shooting more stable(2K camera needs 4-32GB micro SD card ; Please use the phone that support 5G WiFi Band).
  • [Rich Functionality]: Foldable fuselage, easy to carry and store, powerful brushless motor, GPS intelligent return, one button return, follow me mode, interest point surrounds, altitude hold, ultrasonic altitude setting, optical flow positioning, orbit flight, remote control with LED screen.
  • [Strong Power System]: Four 1350KV brushless motors enable the D88 to fly stably at high speed, maximum up to 50km/h; 7.6V 3400mAh high capacity intelligent battery provides 16-20 minutes flight, bringing a better flight experience.(come with one battery)
  • [Safe Flight]: The combination of optical flow positioning and ultrasonic altitude determination can make the quadcopter hover precisely and flight safer and more stable, better for beginners' learning. Besides, the intelligent modular battery is safe in charging and storage; D88 will auto return when lost of signal or battery is low.
  • [Compact Convenience]The D88 wings are completely foldable and its body is slimline, making the drone easy to store and transport inside its included Aluminum Case. Flying the D88 couldn’t be easier or more fun using the remote control and your smartphone.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"Very well built."

Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. Amazing Infrared Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.3


(460 Points)

7. SKYRC GNSS GPS Speed Meter High Precision Speedometer F/RC Drone FPV Multirotor

SKYRC First Impressions

"LOVE THIS DRONE!"

Amazing Infrared Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Controls are smooth and easy to use. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Amazing Infrared Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set.

  • SKYRC GNSS GPS Speed Meter High Precision Speedometer F/RC Drone FPV Multirotor
  • It supports GNSS(Global Navigation Satellite System) with GPS and GLONASS system
  • Support both Metric and Imperial system of Measurement
  • Measure Top Speed, Average Speed and Top Altitude
  • records the top speed and top altitude
  • accurate and portable
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SKYRC Final Thoughts

"I am happy I did."

I love this Infrared Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! SKYRC had also impressed me with their customer service. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Really pleased with the SKYRC performance.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Hobbypower DIY F450 Quadcopter Kit with APM2.8 Flight Controller+ 7M GPS + 920KV Brushless Motor & S...

Hobbypower First Impressions

"This is Fun!"

It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Hobbypower today. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Hobbypower DIY F450 Quadcopter Kit with APM2.8 Flight Controller+ 7M GPS + 920KV Brushless Motor & Simonk 30A ESC
  • This is a DIY HJ-F450 Quadcopter kit, it is unassembled. Come with high quality electronic accessories, only need a 3S Lipo battery and a 6CH above radio system to complete.
  • Please be notice this kit does not include remote control, and battery, we have the AT9 radio system in stock, if you need it, you can find them in my store.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Hobbypower Final Thoughts

"Flies Great!"

I think Hobbypower definitely has a potential winner here. Besides that though its a great little drone. The camera on this thing is awesome. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. SIMREX X900 Drone Optical Flow Positioning RC Quadcopter with 1080P HD Camera, Altitude Hold Headles...

User Ratings: 74 10

SIMREX First Impressions

"Super durable!"

Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I have some really cool ideas for them. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable.

  • SIMREX X900 Drone Optical Flow Positioning RC Quadcopter with 1080P HD Camera, Altitude Hold Headless Mode, Foldable FPV Drones WiFi Live Video 3D Flips 6axis RTF Easy Fly Steady for Learning White
  • Phone direct control with transmission OR transmitter contorl with Smart phone. Apple IOS / Android phones compatible.
  • Altitude Hold. You can release the throttle stick and the drone will keep the current height. One key take off and landing, super easy to fly & easy to shoot quality images or videos with WIFI Real-Time HD carmera.
  • Headless Security Mode. The pilot can fly the drone to any location without worrying about which diretion the drone is facing. Help bignner to prevent from losing the direction.
  • Foldable Design. Bring it anywhere, saves the space with folding size: 130×90×45mm.
  • Range: About 80-120 Meters. Flight Time: About 12-15 Minutes. Charging Time: About 90 Minutes.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SIMREX
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SIMREX Final Thoughts

"He had a blast."

The controls have zero noticeable lag. The durability of this SIMREX is ridiculous. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble.

Overall Score
4.4


(382 Points)

10. HOBBYMATE X130 FPV Racing Drone Mini Quadcopter Combo - Carbon Frame W/ 1306 Motor, BLHeli_S 20A ESC...

User Ratings: 59

HOBBYMATE HB130COP First Impressions

"They work great!"

It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. But u will have an extra one to exchange. So no complaints here. Great product if you have multiple batteries.

  • HOBBYMATE X130 FPV Racing Drone Mini Quadcopter Combo - Carbon Frame W/ 1306 Motor, BLHeli_S 20A ESC, 3030 Tri-Blades, Battery Strap
  • 1. HOBBYMATE 130 FPV Racing Quadcopter Drone Combo
  • 2. Full carbon fiber Quadcopter Frame, high strength and light weight, Unibody design is tough enough to resist shock and impact for durability
  • 3. Reasonable layout allows for simple and convenient installation
  • 4. Combo Contains 130 Frame kit, 4 PCS HOBBYMATE 1306 Motors CW CCW, 4 PCS HOBBYMATE BLHeli_S 20A Speed controller, 8 CW CCW 3030 Tri Props, XT60 Plug Cable, Battery Strap
  • 5. High quality, stable performance
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HOBBYMATE HB130COP
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HOBBYMATE HB130COP Final Thoughts

"Very satisfied!"

So no complaints here. Controls are smooth and easy to use. It came with a sleek remote control. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. I have some really cool ideas for them.

Overall Score
4.3


(15 Points)

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