Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Light Weight Camera Drones

1. AKASO A300 Foldable Drone with Camera 1080P Camera FPV Drones Live Video Altitude Hold One Key Take ...

User Ratings: 64 8

AKASO First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The controls have zero noticeable lag. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well.

  • AKASO A300 Foldable Drone with Camera 1080P Camera FPV Drones Live Video Altitude Hold One Key Take Off/Landing RC Drone Best Gift for Boys and Girl Drone for Beginners Adults Kids
  • HD Camera FPV Real-time Transmission: The super mini drone equipped with 1080P front camera and bottom camera can take aerial photos and videos, With the built-in WiFi module, you can see exactly what your camera sees with a live video on your mobile device by installing the APP.
  • Optical Altitude Hold One Key Take Off Landing : On altitude hold mode, you can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting, making the experience very easy and convenient, even a novice, can play this drone easily. The drone automatically takes off and lands with one click, which is very handy.
  • 3D Flip One Key Return : The A300 drone includes the new 3D rolling special effects and can be quite the surprise! One-key return function allows the drone to return automatically without losing the drone.
  • Headless Mode Trimming :In Headless mode, the drone will move forward, backward, and side to side relative to the original orientation of the drone when the button is pushed, instead of relative to the front of the drone. This makes joystick control of the drone much easier, especially when out of sight. The trimming function allows you to make small adjustments to the tilt of the drone to enable steady hovering even in light wind.
  • Foldable Easy to Carry:The foldable pocket drone is easy to carry, light weight. Maybe this is your first drone of aerial, do not worry, this drone is very easy for beginners to play. The flight time is about 8-14 minutes per full charged batteries.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO
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AKASO Final Thoughts

"Fit perfectly."

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. It is really easy to use for me and my kids.

Overall Score
4.3


(276 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Light Weight Camera Drones

2. FlatHat 32" (80cm) Collapsible Drone Landing Pad

User Ratings: 70 3

FlatHat FHDPGR32 First Impressions

"Nice Light Weight Camera Drone!"

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • FlatHat 32" (80cm) Collapsible Drone Landing Pad
  • Durable, heavy duty 600D fabric sewn to spring steel frame
  • Light weight design easy to carry - no need to carry extra weight
  • Dyed fabric will not peel-off or flake with use
  • Universal compatibility for drones, including DJI Mavic and DJI Phantom Series 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Includes 32” drone pad, 3 aluminum stakes, high quality carry bag
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FlatHat FHDPGR32
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FlatHat FHDPGR32 Final Thoughts

"Ten minutes."

It's also important to take your time with the installation. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Not Only Can You Learn On The FlatHat FHDPGR32. They made it right by sending a replacement. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

Overall Score
4.6


(79 Points)

3. 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)

4. FPVDrone 225mm FPV Racing Drone Frame Carbon Fiber 5inch Quadcopter Frame Kit with 3D Printed Camera...

User Ratings: 64

FPVDrone First Impressions

"LOVE THIS DRONE!"

Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. I love this Light Weight Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! The FPVDrone is well built, and the controls work well. The FPVDrone is well built, and the controls work well. Great product if you have multiple batteries.

  • FPVDrone 225mm FPV Racing Drone Frame Carbon Fiber 5inch Quadcopter Frame Kit with 3D Printed Camera Mount for Gopro
  • ★[RED 3D Printed Parts] Makes your drone more fashion and beautiful.
  • ★[Full 3K Carbon Fiber]Makes the drone body light weight but very strong.
  • ★[Easily Assembled]Suitable for both beginners and senior players ,can be easily assembled.
  • ★[Plenty of Space] Easily fit your FPV and reduce the wring messing.
  • ★[Stable structure]Body great structure help the top plate with bottom board and arm get more solid support.
  • Recommended Age: 18 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FPVDrone
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FPVDrone Final Thoughts

"That's for sure!"

This is a great Light Weight Camera Drone for the price. Picture and video quality better than expected. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. The camera on this thing is awesome. I have to say, I really like this drone.

Overall Score
4.6


(12 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Light Weight Camera Drones

5. World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter RED Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 CH Picture/Video Camer...

World Tech Toys 33792 First Impressions

"I like that."

Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. This is the second World Tech Toys Drone I have purchased. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. I love this Light Weight Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package!

  • World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter RED Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 CH Picture/Video Camera RC Quadcopter, Red, 22 x 4 x 14.5
  • Picture and Video Camera Drone; 2.4GHz Transmitter; Removable Rotor Guards
  • 4.5 Channel Built-In Gyro; Multi-Dimensional Flight Capability; Durable Light Weight Body
  • Speed Control; Flip Stunt Modes; 4 Main Rotors; Ready To Fly
  • Includes: Angry Birds Licensed Red Squak-Copter 4.5CH 2.4GHz RC Camera Drone; 2.4GHz Transmitter; Rotor Guards; USB Memory Card Adapter; 2 GB Memory Card; USB Charging Cable; 4 Spare Rotor Blades
  • Battery Requirements: Transmitter: 4 AA batteries (not included); Camera: Requires Micro SD Card to Record (included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 15 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The World Tech Toys 33792
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World Tech Toys 33792 Final Thoughts

"For example."

It seems to do just about everything. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. Amazing Light Weight Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. But u will have an extra one to exchange. Great product if you have multiple batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. Profession Protective Case for DJI Spark Portable Mini Quadcopter Drone, Super Strong and Ultra Ligh...

WGear WG011715 First Impressions

"Flawless drone."

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. This arrived earlier than I expected from WGear.

  • Profession Protective Case for DJI Spark Portable Mini Quadcopter Drone, Super Strong and Ultra Light Weight with shoulder strap, Briefcase Design, Double side Open separated compartments (Black)
  • WGear Original Designed all in 1 Travel and Protection Case for DJI Spark Mini Quadcopter Drone
  • Different functional sections for DJI Spark, RC, Batteries, Propellers, HD Cards, Charger and adapter
  • Main compartment with compressed inlay with best customized room for DJI Spark, one battery and RC with spike foam in the lid
  • Second main compartment for charger, adapter, cable, extra propellers, extra batteries and pocket for HD card and other thin accessories
  • Strong heavy duty case in light weight and compact size feature
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WGear WG011715
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WGear WG011715 Final Thoughts

"As a first drone."

I can press the button again and continue the flight. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

7. World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter BOMB Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 Channel Picture/Video...

World Tech Toys 33794 First Impressions

"He had a blast."

Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

  • World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter BOMB Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 Channel Picture/Video Camera RC Quadcopter, Black, 22 x 4 x 14.5
  • Picture and video camera drone; 2.4GHz transmitter; removable rotor guards
  • 4.5 channel built-in gyro; multi-dimensional flight capability; durable light weight body
  • Speed control; flip stunt modes; 4 main rotors; ready to fly
  • Includes: Angry birds licensed bomb squeak-copter 4.5Ch 2.4GHz RC camera drone; 2.4GHz transmitter; rotor guards; USB memory card adapter; 2 GB memory card; USB charging cable; 4 Spare rotor blades
  • Battery requirements: transmitter: 4 AA batteries (not included); camera: requires micro SD card to record (included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 15 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The World Tech Toys 33794
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World Tech Toys 33794 Final Thoughts

"I am happy I did."

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. This is our first drone that uses GPS. The World Tech Toys 33794 is well built, and the controls work well. It is super responsive and performs well. I plan to research other drone accessories built by World Tech Toys.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

8. 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)

9. Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter for DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter

User Ratings: 59

Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP First Impressions

"Ten minutes."

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Besides that though its a great little drone. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. This is our first drone, never used one before. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter for DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter
  • Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter - Snake River Prototyping 1 Year Warranty
  • Compatibility: DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter
  • Weight: 9.5g / 0.34oz
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP
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Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP Final Thoughts

"Decent quality."

I plan to research other drone accessories built by Snake River Prototyping. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying.

Overall Score
4.6


(6 Points)

10. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Smart Controller, Must Have Bundle, 128GB SD Card, Polares 4 f...

User Ratings: 88 12

DJI First Impressions

"An easy 5 stars."

I could not have made a better purchase. So no complaints here. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. DJI had also impressed me with their customer service. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Smart Controller, Must Have Bundle, 128GB SD Card, Polares 4 filter set (CPL, ND8, ND16, ND32), and More
  • Latest Flagship Drone: Powered by Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • Better Flying Experience: Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, low noise propellers, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, SD card support up to 128GB
  • More Functionality: ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos
  • Live Streaming: Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher vibrates with advanced H.265 compression
  • The DJI Smart Controller is designed to maximize your outdoor flying experience with the Mavic 2 or other aircraft equipped with OcuSync 2.0. 1 A 5.5-inch built-in screen displays clear, bright images, even under challenging conditions. Intuitive controls and pre-installed features like SkyTalk and the DJI GO 4 app get you up in the air quicker, clearer, and more conveniently than ever before.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Totally worth it!"

So no complaints here. I love this Light Weight Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! I went directly with the high speed. I went directly with the high speed. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost.

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

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