Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Maginon Camera Drones

1. Maginon RTF RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera (1280 x 720p) – 2.4ghz – 6 Gyro Flying with Altit...

User Ratings: 72 9

Maginon First Impressions

"Fast shipment!"

Besides that though its a great little drone. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control.

  • Maginon RTF RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera (1280 x 720p) – 2.4ghz – 6 Gyro Flying with Altitude Hold Function, Headless Mode, and One Key Return Home
  • ONE KEY RETURN & HEADLESS MODE: Assists beginners and helps prevent a lost drone
  • ALTITUDE HOLD FUNCTION: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows the drone to hover at it's current height after releasing the throttle stick. Easy for you to capture quality images or videos with the integrated 2MP camera and 1280x720p high definition video camera
  • ONE KEY 360° FLIP AND 3 FLIGHT MODES: Pilot on beginner, intermediate, or advanced modes. Our lightweight drone is equipped with a mode which makes all of the forward/backward/right/left command decisions simple and easy, making this remote control drone a perfect choice for beginners and children.
  • 6-AXIS GYROSCOPE: This Quadcopter features a 6 Axis Gyro Flight System which ensures stability and easy maneuvering throughout all flights. Makes it possible for excellent performance of flips and rolls by a simple push of the button.
  • 3 YEAR WARRANTY Satisfaction is guaranteed. In fact, we back our belief in the quality of our products by offering a 3 year warranty on all Maginon products
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Maginon
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Maginon Final Thoughts

"Nice Maginon Camera Drone!"

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The safety features are second to none. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards.

Overall Score
4.3


(17 Points)

2. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera 1” CMOS Sensor Starters Backpack Bundle

User Ratings: 69 10

DJI CP.PT.000500 First Impressions

"They love it!"

Controls are smooth and easy to use. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. I think DJI definitely has a potential winner here. I've crashed my DJI CP.PT.000500 hundreds of times.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera 1” CMOS Sensor Starters Backpack Bundle
  • Hasselblad 20MP / UHD 4K Gimbal Camera; 1" CMOS + f/2.8-f/11 Adjustable Aperture
  • 10-Bit Dlog-M + 10-Bit HDR Video; OcuSync 2.0 Transmission Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time; Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Mode; Top Speed of 44.7 mph
  • Enhanced HDR Photos with 14EV; Remote Controller Included
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000500
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  • Value For Money
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DJI CP.PT.000500 Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

I think DJI definitely has a potential winner here. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. This is our first drone that uses GPS. I think DJI definitely has a potential winner here. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator.

Overall Score
4.2


(101 Points)

3. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced ADV Drone - New Vision Positioning Module (Part 36) -

User Ratings: 58

DJI First Impressions

"Very satisfied!"

This DJI takes the cake with utility and functionality. It is super responsive and performs well. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My DJI today. The DJI is well built, and the controls work well. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Advanced ADV Drone - New Vision Positioning Module (Part 36) -
  • Phantom 3 Vision Positioning Module. Part 36. Works with Phantom 3 Professional or Phantom 3 Advanced versions. Does NOT work with Phantom 3 Standard or Phantom 2 Series. These parts came from a new disassembled Phantom and may show slight signs of disassembly. No warranty is expressed or implied.
  • Sold by Drone Zone RC. All parts are authentic and guaranteed to arrive in new working condition. This product has been removed from a complete model and re-packaged as described in this listing. There is no warranty on this product from us or the manufacturer.
  • Part number(s) in this product - Part 36
  • We normally ship the same day if you place your order by 1pm ET. Orders arrive in 2-4 business days on average (continental US).
  • We'll take returns within 15 days of receipt - but there is a restocking fee of 20% for all unopened returns. Open items have a 50% restocking fee. You must pay for return shipping. Original S&H charges are nonrefundable.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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  • Value For Money
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Good for flight."

I like the functionality of the DJI . I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I love this Maginon Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It's also important to take your time with the installation. The battery is very easy to replace.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

4. SNAPTAIN A15H Foldable FPV WiFi Drone w/Voice Control/120°Wide-Angle 720P HD Camera/Trajectory Flig...

User Ratings: 50

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"Fast service."

You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. I can press the button again and continue the flight. I think SNAPTAIN definitely has a potential winner here.

  • SNAPTAIN A15H Foldable FPV WiFi Drone w/Voice Control/120°Wide-Angle 720P HD Camera/Trajectory Flight/Altitude Hold/G-Sensor/3D Flips/Headless Mode/One Key Return/2 Modular Batteries/App Control
  • 【Foldable and Easy to Carry】Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable, let you travel light, enjoy the flight fun.
  • 【HD pictures & Videos and FPV Function】120°Wide-angle 720P HD Camera including adjustable angle, which captures high-quality video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone with the drone.
  • 【Intelligent Voice Control Drone】Control your drone hands-free with simple voice commands like "take off", "landing", "left", "right", "forward", "backward". The drone beats any near competitors with this smart voice control and is indeed the best gift choice ever.
  • 【Appealing Fly-by-Trajectory】Draw a path in your app interface, and the drone will fly following the path accordingly, which is the newest technology.
  • 【Multiple Flight Modes & Double Flight Time】Altitude Hold Mode, gravity sensor mode, 360°flips & rolls, headless mode, one key start/landing/return, emergence stop and 3 speed mode adjustment, 2 modular batteries can support longer flight time for you and your family, which makes your flight more exciting and interesting.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN
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  • Value For Money
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SNAPTAIN Final Thoughts

"Works fantastic."

I have recommended the SNAPTAIN to my friends. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. But overall, I am very happy with the product. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

5. Atoyscasa Drones with Camera Live Video, FPV Foldable RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera 2.4GHz 6-Ax...

Atoyscasa First Impressions

"Very solid."

It will automatically return home if connection is lost. This is the second Atoyscasa Drone I have purchased. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. It seems to do just about everything. I've crashed my Atoyscasa hundreds of times.

  • Atoyscasa Drones with Camera Live Video, FPV Foldable RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids Beginners with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode (Grey-Black)
  • 【FPV CAMERA & LIVE VIDEO】- View live video of your drone on your Android or IOS device with the first-person view (FPV) Wi-Fi feature. Easily adjust the direction of the camera to take videos and photos. You could see the ground from God’s view.
  • 【ALTITUDE HOLD MODE AND OPTICAL FLOW FUNCTION】- When you release the throttle stick and the drone will be locked at a certain height. And with optical flow function, the drone can automatically identify the environment of the ground or below surface, to set the fixed-point accurately. Which makes controlling the drone much easier.
  • 【HEADLESS MODE AND ONE KEY TAKE OFF/LANDING】- No need to keep eyes on the direction of your drone, the headless mode makes it easier to control for beginners or kids. The drone equipped with one key taking off and landing, which makes it easier to fly and better to control for any level of players.
  • 【AR GAME MODE】- Our design team has incorporated the very popular AR game into APP, get into AR game page, controlled directly by your mobile, fly and shoot your fictitious enemy, the screen of hitting your target, the explosion sound, the vibration sense of being shot, makes you feel you were actually in there, so exciting.
  • 【BONUS BATTERY TO DOUBLE YOUR FLYING TIME】- The drones with camera comes with a powerful 3.7V 800mAh battery that can last you 6-7min fly time on a full charge. And as if one battery isn’t enough, we’ve also provided a bonus spare battery to make sure you’re unstoppable.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Atoyscasa
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Atoyscasa Final Thoughts

"Fantastic Maginon Camera Drone!"

Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

6. Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Qu...

User Ratings: 57 14

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Battery life."

This is our first drone, never used one before. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to.

  • Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery
  • FOLDABLE STRUCTURE: Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Also provides a better and safer flight experience
  • Wi-Fi FPV 720P HD CAMERA: Equipped with 720P HD camera to take aerial photos and videos. Images and videos will be stored in both the app and the mobile album system
  • APP CONTROL SYSTEM: Operate your drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share
  • MODULAR and BONUS BATTERY: There are 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can support longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage
  • ONE KEY START/ LANDING: Allows players of any level to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. WI-FI Connection: serach wifi signal (HolyStone FPV-XXXXXXX). Input the WIFI password: 6264657134 and connect it.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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  • Value For Money
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

Controls are smooth and easy to use. So no complaints here. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
4.0


(1637 Points)

7. EMAX Tinyhawk Brushless Micro Indoor Racing Drone Whoop 75mm BNF FRSKY Ready to Fly FPV Beginners Du...

User Ratings: 72 13

EMAX First Impressions

"Thanks, EMAX!"

Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! It came with a sleek remote control. It seems to do just about everything. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

  • EMAX Tinyhawk Brushless Micro Indoor Racing Drone Whoop 75mm BNF FRSKY Ready to Fly FPV Beginners Durable Inverted Motors Full Acro Level Horizon Mode
  • Micro style drone 75mm, Lightweight and great for beginners.
  • FRSKY D8 receiver. (ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH FRSKY.)
  • Speeds up to 35mph.
  • Safe and Great for indoor racing
  • F4 processor and ultra fast Gyro system
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EMAX
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  • Value For Money
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EMAX Final Thoughts

"Just my imagination."

But this EMAX was a complete and total win from the get go. But this EMAX was a complete and total win from the get go. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. This EMAX takes the cake with utility and functionality. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min.

Overall Score
4.2


(101 Points)

8. HScopter 1080P Camera Drone,WiFi FPV Drone with Camera for Adults Kids, RC Toy Quadcopter with Altit...

User Ratings: 83 9

HSCOPTER First Impressions

"Cool case."

It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. It's well designed and self protected. This HSCOPTER takes the cake with utility and functionality. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards.

  • HScopter 1080P Camera Drone,WiFi FPV Drone with Camera for Adults Kids, RC Toy Quadcopter with Altitude Hold,One Key Take Off/Landing,Lost-Control Protection,Ideal Present Gift for Birthday
  • 【Safe & User-Friendly 】-Simply press one button, the FPV drone will take off or land to your command, headless mode, altitude hold,lost-control protection,360° flips and APP control come handy for the drone newbies and kids.
  • 【Enjoy Longer Flight Time】- We always hope friends can enjoy as much fan as possible, 2PCS large capacity batteries support the drones with camera for adults long flight time(up to 25 Min),see whatever your drone see within a transmission range of 80m.
  • 【Equipped with 2 Cameras】- The front HD camera make you able to shoot 1080P HD photos & videos real time,edit and upload instantly on social media, share with family and friends;bottom 720P optical flow positioning camera ensure a steadier flight and more clear photos or videos.
  • 【One-Piece & Natural Design】- Insect-like appearance makes the 1080P drone more closed to nature, less resistance and smoother during flight, enjoy different flight perspective like a bird,enjoy the reedom of flight and have lots of fun.
  • 【Ideal & Popular Present 】- Easy to operate and safe to play,the drone toy is a perfect present gift for kids or friends,to help seek the world from different perspectives and love them even more.
  • Recommended Age: 2016 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HSCOPTER
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HSCOPTER Final Thoughts

"Arrived next day."

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. Seems well built and blades are well protected. I have recommended the HSCOPTER to my friends. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now.

Overall Score
4.6


(18 Points)

9. Matek System F411-WSE F4 Flight Controller with OSD Inav Firmware Dual Camera Inputs for RC Plane Fi...

Usmile First Impressions

"I am blown away!"

I would give it more stars if I could! It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Matek System F411-WSE F4 Flight Controller with OSD Inav Firmware Dual Camera Inputs for RC Plane Fixed Wing FPV Aircraft Glider Sailplane Airplane Similar with F411-WING F722-WING F405-WING
  • This is a great fixed wing flight controller. It features dual camera inputs Like F722-WING, other features including 100MHz STM32F411, MP6000,BMP280, AT7456E OSD. Please check listing picture to see the differences between F411-WSE F411-WING F722-WING F405-WING.
  • Switchable Dual Camera Inputs allow you to mount two cameras facing different directions, enjoying beautiful views otherwise could never be seen
  • OSD: AT7456E, 2x Uarts, 2x Softserial, 2x Motors, 4x Servos outputs. 4x ADC (VBAT, Current, RSSI, AirSpeed)
  • 3x LEDs for FC STATUS (Blue, Red) and 3.3V indicator(Red). TR/SA VTX control: Yes. RSSI: Yes. Voltage devider for Analog Airspeed sensor: Yes
  • FC Firmware:INAV Target: MATEKF411SE . Input voltage range: 6~30V (2~6S LiPo). 2x ESC power pads. Check for more http://www.mateksys.com/?portfolio=f411-wse
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Usmile
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Usmile Final Thoughts

"Almost forgot."

Really pleased with the Usmile performance. We've started a collection of Usmile drones now. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. The Usmile is well built, and the controls work well.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

10. Potensic D85 FPV GPS Drone with 2K HD Camera Live Video, 5G WiFi RC Quadcopter Brushless Follow Me

User Ratings: 72 3

Potensic B07QST73NM First Impressions

"5 stars overall."

Amazing Maginon Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. I've crashed my Potensic B07QST73NM hundreds of times. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack.

  • Potensic D85 FPV GPS Drone with 2K HD Camera Live Video, 5G WiFi RC Quadcopter Brushless Follow Me
  • [130 Fov 5G WiFi transmission]: 2K camera with 130 FOV gives you a panoramic and smooth FPV view for taking photo and recording your inspiring moment ideal selfie drone. Action camera is compatible here.
  • [4900ft dual GPS Brushless drone]: GPS accurate positioning system is stable; The Brushless motors featuring durable, lower consumption, flight dynamics up to 10M/s. Far remote control distance about 4900ft, 1600 to 2620ft transmission distance.
  • [Auto-return to where takes off]: lost signal and low power auto return the aircraft will automatically fly back to where it takes off, which makes your flight more safe, without worrying losing your quadcopter.
  • [20 mins long flight time]: 2800mAh 7.4V Lithium battery full charge for the maximum 20mins flight time. Equipped with balance charger for safe charging.
  • [Phone or transmitter command]: headless mode for easy controlling quadcopter's direction; Plan The path on the app interface map to fly a certain route; one key unlock, taking off/landing and one key return.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic B07QST73NM
  • Video Quality
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Potensic B07QST73NM Final Thoughts

"I'm impressed!"

When powered on the blue lights are stunning. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I love this Maginon Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! Potensic had also impressed me with their customer service. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone.

Overall Score
4.6


(472 Points)

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