Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Mini Camera Drones

1. Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter Good Cho...

User Ratings: 62 11

Holy Stone HS170-FBA First Impressions

"In no time."

The durability of this Holy Stone HS170-FBA is ridiculous. The battery is very easy to replace. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

  • Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter Good Choice for Drone Training
  • Headless security system enables players of any level to fly the drone easily
  • 2. 4GHz technology adopted for anti-interference
  • More stable and flexible with 6-axis gyro stabilization system
  • Good PERFORMANCE of wind-resistant control range: About 30-50 meters
  • Flight time: about 6-8 minutes Charging time: about 45-60 minutes (under currents input 0. 5A-1a)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone HS170-FBA
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Holy Stone HS170-FBA Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. Everything worked well right out of the box. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. This is an essential process for proper flight.

Overall Score
4.1


(6420 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Mini Camera Drones

2. Potensic Upgraded A20 Mini Drone Easy to Fly Even to Kids and Beginners, RC Helicopter Quadcopter wi...

User Ratings: 66 10

Potensic US-A20-Green First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Besides that though its a great little drone. It is super responsive and performs well. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going.

  • Potensic Upgraded A20 Mini Drone Easy to Fly Even to Kids and Beginners, RC Helicopter Quadcopter with Auto Hovering, Headless Mode, Extra Batteries and Remote Control-Green
  • Having Fun for More Time : 2 detachable batteries and 3 adjustable speed levels deliver exciting flight experience for amateurs and advanced pilots alike.
  • Fast & Agile: You could control the drone fly toward any directions by Remote Controller. Once expert, you could adjust it to the high speed and fly through the obstacle course hoops by Eagle Pro.
  • Easy to Fly: With Altitude Hold, Headless Mode and One Key Taking-off / Landing, you could fly it without worrying about the direction and control it easier.
  • Portable: It’s the width of an iPhone 5”. Besides, it’s extremely lightweight and easy to carry.
  • Worry-saving & Convenient: It covers 12 months warranty and does not have to register FAA in the USA.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic US-A20-Green
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Potensic US-A20-Green Final Thoughts

"Easy to maneuver."

So no complaints here. So no complaints here. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Potensic. This Potensic US-A20-Green takes the cake with utility and functionality.

Overall Score
4.2


(2207 Points)

3. SNAPTAIN H823H Mini Drone for Kids, RC Nano Quadcopter w/Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flips, One...

User Ratings: 71 7

SNAPTAIN H823H First Impressions

"Easy to fly."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. I would give it more stars if I could! Excellent Price for a Drone like this one.

  • SNAPTAIN H823H Mini Drone for Kids, RC Nano Quadcopter w/Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flips, One Key Return and Speed Adjustment
  • ✈【Altitude Hold】The drone will hover at the certain height when you release the throttle stick. Easy operation with extra fun.
  • ✈【3D Flips Stunt】The robust and fantastic 360°flips & rolls stunt reveals effortlessly with the 6-Axis Gyro flying control system.
  • ✈【Headless Mode】You are the pilot of the drone in headless mode. Orients the drone from your perspective to avoid the common direction chaos.
  • ✈【One Key Return】The drone will instantly take off/land/return by a simple push of one single button. Fair idiot-proof with ultra-responsive motor.
  • ✈【3 Speed Control】3 speed control to meet the needs for beginners, intermediate and experts. Mini pocket size makes it ultra portable.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN H823H
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SNAPTAIN H823H Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Really the best Mini Camera Drone for the money! New drone shows no issues and flies very well. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My SNAPTAIN H823H today.

Overall Score
4.4


(1871 Points)

4. DJI Spark, Portable Mini Drone, Alpine White

User Ratings: 68 13

DJI CP.PT.000731 First Impressions

"Simply awesome!"

I went directly with the high speed. So no complaints here. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. I like the functionality of the DJI CP.PT.000731. Everything worked well right out of the box.

  • DJI Spark, Portable Mini Drone, Alpine White
  • Intelligent Flight Modes Smart, reliable, and incredibly intuitive Quick Shot Videos with a Tap.
  • Operating environment: Detects clearly patterned surfaces with adequate lighting (lux>15) and diffuse reflectivity (>20%).High-Performance Camera Amazing images and stabilized video Mechanical Gimbal Stabilization Shake-Free Shots
  • Flight Performance Awesome potential, immersive experiences Powerful Propulsion Speed and Precision Control
  • Flight Safety Worry-free flight in the palm of your hand ; Propeller guards are recommended when using these functions.
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000731
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DJI CP.PT.000731 Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

The camera on this thing is awesome. This arrived earlier than I expected from DJI. Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI CP.PT.000731. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth.

Overall Score
4.2


(1253 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Mini Camera Drones

5. SNAPTAIN H823H Plus Portable Mini Drone for Kids, RC Pocket Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Headless ...

User Ratings: 79 3

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"It was great."

The controls have zero noticeable lag. It's well designed and self protected. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Highly recommend this drone to you all.

  • SNAPTAIN H823H Plus Portable Mini Drone for Kids, RC Pocket Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flip, Speed Adjustment and 3 Batteries
  • 21 mins flight time: the drone, accompanied with 3 removable and chargeable batteries, triples the flight time up to 21 minutes. A perfect gift to enhance enjoyment and heighten satisfaction!
  • Easy for beginners: The multifunctional toy drone enables kids to handle the Endless pleasures of simple control. Headless mode, altitude hold, one key start/landing/return provide fast access to explore in this wonderful adventure.
  • Having fun: The highly responsive function- 360ºstunt creates impressive performance! There is a low/ medium/high shift speed. Kids can choose a speed according to the operation proficiency. SNAPTAIN makes perfect little pilots!
  • Full protection: The complete-cover outer case made by nontoxic soft plastic material perfectly decreases the impact of the falling aircraft Collision and avoids body injury in the course of playing. Wise choose for parents!
  • Cool pocket design: with portable size, just put the mini drone in pocket and take it to anywhere and anytime to fulfil the passionate enthusiasm. The ultra-bright integrated LED light helps kids easily identify the direction, making the flying experience terrific.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN
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SNAPTAIN Final Thoughts

"Camera is great!"

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Amazing Mini Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. The SNAPTAIN is well built, and the controls work well. The liability insurance is worth it.

Overall Score
4.6


(1104 Points)

6. Newest Syma X20 Mini Pocket Drone Headless Mode 2.4Ghz Nano LED RC Quadcopter Altitude Hold Gold

User Ratings: 75 5

DoDoeleph First Impressions

"Great job!"

Controls are smooth and easy to use. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Picture and video quality better than expected. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

  • Newest Syma X20 Mini Pocket Drone Headless Mode 2.4Ghz Nano LED RC Quadcopter Altitude Hold Gold
  • Syma X20 Mini Drone is the newest drone upgraded with multi features, this 6-Axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight can easily achieve various flight movements, and easier to control. More stable and more suitable for kids or beginners. This mini drone is very suitable for indoor playing.
  • Headless Mode makes easier flight: Once the fuselage direction can not be recognized, it can enter headless mode so as to continue the flight. It helps the beginner to get the hang of directional control within several minutes.
  • One Key Take off / Landing: one button press automatically taking off or landing, remote control quadcopter will take off or go back to the position where it took off. It helps to protect the drone when it is out of control or low battery power.
  • Altitude Hold: Auto hovering is an altitude holding technology that lets the flying drone stabilize and suspend in mid-air automatically, even when you let go of the controls.
  • 360°Stunt Flip: A key 360°roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance. With the colorful flashing light, keep your aircraft flying excellently at night.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DoDoeleph
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DoDoeleph Final Thoughts

"Lots of parts."

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. It's well designed and self protected. Not Only Can You Learn On The DoDoeleph . So no complaints here. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

Overall Score
4.5


(971 Points)

7. Ryze Tech Tello - Mini Drone Quadcopter UAV for Kids Beginners 5MP Camera HD720 Video 13min Flight T...

User Ratings: 66 11

Tello CP.PT.00000252.01 First Impressions

"As Expected!"

Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Tello. This arrived earlier than I expected from Tello. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone.

  • Ryze Tech Tello - Mini Drone Quadcopter UAV for Kids Beginners 5MP Camera HD720 Video 13min Flight Time Education Scratch Programming Toy Selfies, powered by DJI, White
  • Equipped with a high-quality image processor, the Tello drone shoots incredible photos and videos. Even if you don’t know how to fly, you can record pro-level videos with EZ Shots and share them on social media from your smartphone.
  • Camera features 5MP (2592x1936) photos and HD720 videos at a maximum flight time of 13 minutes.
  • Tello has two antennas that make video transmission extra stable and a high-capacity battery that offers impressively long flight times.
  • Thanks to all the tech that Tello’s packing, like a flight controller powered by DJI, you can perform awesome tricks with this mini drone. Flying has never been so fun and easy!
  • What you get: RyzeTech Tello powered by DJI, 4x Propellers (Pair), Propeller Guards (Set), Battery, Micro USB Cable, Propeller Removal Tool
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tello CP.PT.00000252.01
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Tello CP.PT.00000252.01 Final Thoughts

"Nice product!"

I have some really cool ideas for them. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Tello. It is super responsive and performs well. This is our first drone, never used one before. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots.

Overall Score
4.2


(694 Points)

8. 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)

9. Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Nano Quadcopter Indoor Small Helicopter Plane with A...

User Ratings: 69 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Ten minutes."

So no complaints here. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Controls are smooth and easy to use. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

  • Holy Stone Mini Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Nano Quadcopter Indoor Small Helicopter Plane with Auto Hovering, 3D Flip, Headless Mode and 3 Batteries, Great Gift Toy for Boys and Girls, Blue
  • 3 Batteries Extend Flight Time -- Flight time is up to 21 Minutes. Never be disappointed by a died battery or waiting for charging!
  • User-friendly -- The Altitude Hold function enables itself to hover at fixed height stably; under Headless Mode, directions is always relative to where pilots face; offering care-free fly for kids, beginners, newbies, etc.
  • Much Fun -- The drone can perform 3D flips; kids love it! The speed can be changed to fit pilots’ flight proficiency. And the low battery power alarm spare of concerns of any loss or damage due to low power.
  • Mini & Portable -- This buddy brings players great fun everywhere for party, school, fishing, hiking, long journey etc. Definitely a great birthday gift for kids or friends!
  • Full Protection -- Propellers are isolated by the protection guard, which protects kids from spinning propellers and protects drone from damage. No crying toddlers!
  • Batteries: 3 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

"Or have a life."

Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. The durability of this Holy Stone is ridiculous.

Overall Score
4.4


(552 Points)

10. Potensic A30W FPV Drone with Camera, Mini RC Nano Quadcopter with Camera, Auto Hovering, Route Setti...

User Ratings: 57 10

Potensic A30W First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. This is the second Potensic Drone I have purchased. The Potensic A30W is well built, and the controls work well.

  • Potensic A30W FPV Drone with Camera, Mini RC Nano Quadcopter with Camera, Auto Hovering, Route Setting, Gravity Induction Mode and 500mAh Detachable Battery (red)
  • [720P CAMERA DRONE] Build-in 720P HD FPV camera enable you to take high-quality FPV real-time live video and pictures from the air with a better perspective and clearer image.
  • [EASY AND SAFETY OPERATION] This Potensic A30W with intelligent operation, such as altitude hold mode, one key takeoff /land, emergency stop.. More easy and safe to operate for kids.
  • [THREE SPEED] The mini drone with camera is set to low speed by default. But once expert, you could adjust it between the 3 different speed(low/medium/high) and fly through the obstacle course hoops as you expect.
  • [WI-FI REAL-TIME TRANSMISSION] Connect your drone with the app (iOS and Android) via Wi-Fi to enjoy real-time viewing of the high-definition images, easy operation & much fun and convenient to share.
  • [GREAT GIFTS FOR KIDS] The easy&safety design and portable size with multi-function work make this Potensic A30W a deal mini drone for kids. Take one and start your fun trip with your kids.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 11 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic A30W
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Potensic A30W Final Thoughts

"Super cool."

This arrived earlier than I expected from Potensic. It is super responsive and performs well. I love this Mini Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It seems to do just about everything. Seems well built and blades are well protected.

Overall Score
4.1


(525 Points)

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