Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Outdoor Camera Drones

1. Holy Stone HS720 Foldable GPS Drone with 2K FHD Camera for Adults, Quadcopter with Brushless Motor, ...

User Ratings: 74 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Very well built."

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. The camera on this thing is awesome. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. This is an essential process for proper flight.

  • Holy Stone HS720 Foldable GPS Drone with 2K FHD Camera for Adults, Quadcopter with Brushless Motor, Auto Return Home, Follow Me, 26 Minutes Flight Time, Long Control Range, Includes Carrying Bag
  • 2K FHD Camera with Image Stabilization: The optimized full HD Camera built with Shock Absorption holder ensures shooting 2048 x 1152P high resolution images and videos without camera vibration. 5GHz FPV transmission and 90°adjustable lens enables you to see the word from different angle.
  • GPS Assisted Intelligent Flight: Never lose the drone. It returns automatically whenever battery is low, signal is lost or you press one key return. Also, it is so smart to fly at your will, following you automatically, flying along a path you set, or fly around a point in circles. You may focus on your photography and creation.
  • Configuration Upgrade: The intelligent battery works for 26 Mins for each charge; the long-life Brushless Motors have lower power consumption and give you a quieter flight; the foldable design and well-fitted carrying case make it easy to take the drone outdoor. PRODUCT SUPPORT AVAILABLE!
  • Simple Operation: Equipped Multi Sensors guarantee hovering with great stability and high quality pics taken under different flying environment; Optical Flow Positioning makes great effect when GPS signal is lost or weak. Functions, like one key start/stop, emergency stop, altitude hold and electric fence, keep it simple to control for even beginners.
  • Considerate Controller: The control range of 2.4GHz transmitter reaches to 3000 feet high range; battery level and GPS signal shown on the LED screen; a button to turn on or off the drone light is added; right hand throttle mode is available for left-hander. Remember to remove the scratch-proof film from the controller and the camera before use.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Quality built."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. This is a great Outdoor Camera Drone for the price. Besides that though its a great little drone. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Seems well built and blades are well protected.

Overall Score
4.5


(1585 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Outdoor Camera Drones

2. Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera

User Ratings: 58 8

Unbranded X5C First Impressions

"Thanks, Unbranded!"

The liability insurance is worth it. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Controls are smooth and easy to use. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

  • Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera
  • Style: Quadcopter
  • Equipped with HD camera and 2GB Micro SD card Perform flips at the press of a button with 360 degree eversion Wind resistant and can be flown indoors or outdoors
  • 6-axis Gyro stabilization system ensures maximum stability during flight 7 Minute flight time and 100 minute charge time.
  • Open box / checked for all parts/ and running condition - only minor scuff marks here and there, Basically they look new and all parts / pieces there as new
  • Item Condition: Used
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 0 months and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Unbranded X5C
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Unbranded X5C Final Thoughts

"GREAT EXPERIENCE!"

It's also important to take your time with the installation. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. This is our first drone that uses GPS. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack.

Overall Score
4.2


(1479 Points)

3. Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Auto Return Home, Altitud...

User Ratings: 63 6

Potensic First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! The camera on this thing is awesome. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop.

  • Potensic T25 GPS Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Auto Return Home, Altitude Hold, Follow Me, 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • Seller ds-i is the authorized one! ! ! convenient and easy: with a aluminum silver carry case, you could bring it outdoor conveniently. Headless mode, altitude mode and one key to take-off/ land function make easier access to kids or beginners.
  • Wider vision & fluent transmission: 1080P HD camera with 120° FOV and 75° adjustable wide angle helps to capture clearly photos and more stable videos. Wi-Fi camera provide you faster but clearer image transmission.
  • Safer & more stable flight: equipped with dual gps+9-axis gyro space, drone will stand still in the wind and automatic return home when it is with low power or weak signal or lost.
  • Smart & fun: follow Me mode & dual GPS free your hands, while Potensic drone automatically follow you, simultaneously capturing all the videos & photos. Beside, T25 drone will fly as you want once customize flight path function activated.
  • Farther & broader: modular battery 1000 mAh and up to 300M control range enable you to go father and see broader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"Works fantastic."

This is an essential process for proper flight. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. I went directly with the high speed. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk.

Overall Score
4.3


(958 Points)

4. Holy Stone HS120D GPS Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD FPV, Quadcotper with Auto Return Home, F...

User Ratings: 72 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Charges well."

Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Highly recommend this drone to you all. I went directly with the high speed. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button.

  • Holy Stone HS120D GPS Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD FPV, Quadcotper with Auto Return Home, Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Tap Fly Functions, Includes 2 Batteries and Carrying Backpack
  • Built for Adventure: The specially designed backpack can carry everything for HS120D, allows you to take this drone anywhere, incredibly convenient for travel and outdoor
  • 1080p HD 120° FOV Adjustable FPV Camera: Capture high definition footage and directly save to the SD card or smartphone; Gesture Control: pose to the camera, you can take automatically generated photos and videos, share it instantly with friends on social media.
  • Smarter Return Home: GPS assisted flight, it can perform automatically return home when the drone lost signal, out of range or low power, never have to worry about flying it away
  • Follow Me, Object Trace, Custom Path: The drone can trace and automatically follow you, let you focus on the moment, take a good selfie. Besides, it will fly as you want once you set a unique path
  • Better Flight Experience: 2 batteries give you up to 36 minutes immersive flying experience, 250g lightweight yet powerful, save you from FAA registry. Headless Mode, Altitude Mode and One Key to Take-off / Land functions make it so easy to operate
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

Seems well built and blades are well protected. It's also important to take your time with the installation. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly.

Overall Score
4.5


(767 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Outdoor Camera Drones

5. SNAPTAIN SP500 Foldable GPS FPV Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video for Beginners, RC Quadcopter w...

User Ratings: 71 6

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"Good sign."

I love this Outdoor Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! This arrived earlier than I expected from SNAPTAIN. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. Really pleased with the SNAPTAIN performance. This is our first drone that uses GPS.

  • SNAPTAIN SP500 Foldable GPS FPV Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video for Beginners, RC Quadcopter with GPS Return Home, Follow Me, Gesture Control, Circle Fly, Auto Hover & 5G WiFi Transmission
  • 【Hd pictures & videos and 5G Wi-Fi transmission】110°wide-angle 1080P HD camera including adjustable angle, which captures high-quality video and clear aerial photos. 5G Wi-Fi 800ft transmission ensure the high-speed real-time image.
  • 【Gps auto return and safer flight】gps positioning help SP500 drone hover stably to catch clearer images, and return to home precisely whenever battery is low, signal is lost or you like to get it back. Never lose your drone.
  • 【Enjoy your flight】it can fly at your will by using "follow Me" Mode or "drawing a route" On the SNAPTAIN app control page. You can even use the app to set circling around an object and plan a desired route to focus on capturing photos and videos and get outdoor fun.
  • 【Gesture control】gesture control allows you to pose to the camera to trigger phone taking and video recording. Now you can set your hands free and pose your most charming gesture or dance with your loved one.
  • 【Easy to use & double flight time】it is easier for newbies or beginners, equipped with functions like GPS sateline positioning hover, altitude hold, headless mode, one key take off/landing, emergence stop, 2 modular batteries can support 30mins flight time for you and your family, which makes your flight more exciting and interesting.
  • 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

"She loved it."

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. The durability of this SNAPTAIN is ridiculous. I could not have made a better purchase. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries.

Overall Score
4.5


(553 Points)

6. Holy Stone U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera 2.4 GHz 6-Axis gyro RC Quadcopter for Kids with Headless ...

User Ratings: 64 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"They work great!"

This Holy Stone takes the cake with utility and functionality. It's also important to take your time with the installation. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. I would definitely buy this one again! Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots.

  • Holy Stone U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera 2.4 GHz 6-Axis gyro RC Quadcopter for Kids with Headless Mode, One Key Return and Low Voltage Alarm, Easy & Safe to Fly, Includes Bonus Battery
  • HD Camera: Capture pristine HD aerial footage and photos - 720p HD / 30 fps.
  • Headless Mode: Makes easier flight and better control, no need to worry about drone's direction when flying.
  • 6 Axis Gyro Stability: The multi-axis gyro offers extra stability for easy handling and 360° flips.
  • Easy Safe and Fun to Fly: The headless mode, low voltage alarm and 360° flips function ensur safe and fun flight, no worry about the quad copter fly away.
  • Bonus Battery : 2PCS LiPo batteries to double your flying time; more interesting when you are flying outdoor. (Need more batteries? Check the Special Offers and Product Promotions below)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Ease of use."

Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Great product if you have multiple batteries. I can press the button again and continue the flight. I did a lot of reading before choosing it.

Overall Score
4.4


(485 Points)

7. DJI Mavic Pro Bundle with Shoulder Bag, Props, Car Charger and 2 Extra Batteries

User Ratings: 70 11

DJI CP.PT.000642 First Impressions

"Great range."

Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. This DJI CP.PT.000642 takes the cake with utility and functionality. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. I have some really cool ideas for them.

  • DJI Mavic Pro Bundle with Shoulder Bag, Props, Car Charger and 2 Extra Batteries
  • What's in this combo: Mavic Pro [US Version], 2 Extra batteries, 2 Extra propellers, 1 charging hub, 1 car charger, 1 battery to power bank adaptor and a shoulder bag
  • The DJI Mavic Pro folds down as small as a bottle of water, making it small enough to bring with you everywhere.New OcuSync transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range.
  • Fly at up to 40mph (64kmh) or for as long as 27-minutes.True 4K, fully stabilized ensures smooth footageActive Track, Tap Fly and other smart features make professional looking video effortless.
  • Obstacle Avoidance combined with sensor redundancy increases flight safety and reliability.
  • Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS ensures precise positioning indoor and outdoors.Fly by Phone over Wi-Fi for even easier flight
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000642
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DJI CP.PT.000642 Final Thoughts

"Too bad, So sad."

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.2


(468 Points)

8. Holy Stone HS110G GPS FPV Drone with 1080P HD Live Video Camera for Adults and Kids, RC Quadcopter w...

User Ratings: 66 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"AND ITS AMAZING!"

Everything worked well right out of the box. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. I went directly with the high speed. I have recommended the Holy Stone to my friends. It will automatically return home if connection is lost.

  • Holy Stone HS110G GPS FPV Drone with 1080P HD Live Video Camera for Adults and Kids, RC Quadcopter with GPS Auto Return Home, Auto Hover and Follow Me Mode, Long Flight Time, Easy to Fly for Beginners
  • Catch Your Moment -- With 1080 HD 110°Field-of-View camera and First Person View transmission, it has a higher image quality and wider range of shooting angle than common 720P camera drone. Enjoy beautiful real time view with Holy Stone App on your PHONE connected to flying quadcopter camera!
  • GPS Auto Return -- GPS positioning help HS110G drone hover stably to catch clearer images, and return to home precisely whenever battery is low, signal is lost or you like to get it back. Worry-Free Flight! Great gift for your father, mother, boyfriend or son!
  • Intelligent Flight -- It can fly at your will by using Follow Me mode or Drawing a Route on the Holy Stone App control page, so you can free your hands and focus on capturing photos and videos and get outdoor fun.
  • Longer and Further -- The a maximum of 13-min flight time allows you to fly longer and view further. The real time view reaches up to 492FT away and the control distance is up to 984FT, giving you a wider visual enjoyment.
  • User-friendly -- It is easier for newbies or beginners, equipped with functions like GPS sateline positioning hover, altitude hold, headless mode, one key take off/landing, emergence stop, low battery alarm and visiable LED lights. With simple press, even little boys and girls can take it under well control.
  • Batteries: 1 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

"Camera is great!"

Everything worked well right out of the box. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop.

Overall Score
4.3


(450 Points)

9. ScharkSpark SS41 Drone with 2 Cameras - 1080P FPV HD Camera/Video and 720P Optical Flow Positioning ...

User Ratings: 69 7

ScharkSpark First Impressions

"An easy 5 stars."

When powered on the blue lights are stunning. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. The ScharkSpark is well built, and the controls work well.

  • ScharkSpark SS41 Drone with 2 Cameras - 1080P FPV HD Camera/Video and 720P Optical Flow Positioning Camera, RC Toy Quadcopter Equipped with Lost-Control Protection Technology,Altitude Hold
  • ✈ Dual Cameras: With the 1080p HD front camera and the 720P bottom camera, you can enjoy multiple perspectives and freely switch the real-time viewing modes to gain beautiful moments.
  • ✈ Optical Flow Positioning: High-precision orientation sensors steadily hovers the Beetle for a steadier flight. This simplifies the control and is user-friendly for beginners. And more clear photos or videos could be easily obtained.
  • ✈ Gesture Control: Simply make specific gestures and the drone can take photos and videos automatically. Easy to get high-definition vivid figures, making it more fun while playing.
  • ✈ APP Control: Drone can be perfectly controlled by a smart phone. Get rid of the shackles of the remote control, making outdoor flight more convenient.
  • ✈ Modular Battery: 14-16 minutes flight time, extends your flight experience. To buy more batteries, search ASIN: B07M6YLCNP on Amazon.com(the only source for battery).
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ScharkSpark
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ScharkSpark Final Thoughts

"Great skin!"

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. The controls have zero noticeable lag.

Overall Score
4.3


(421 Points)

10. Holy Stone HS270 GPS 2.7K Drone with FHD FPV Camera Live Video for Adults, Portable Selfie Quadcopte...

User Ratings: 72 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"In no time."

I could not have made a better purchase. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

  • Holy Stone HS270 GPS 2.7K Drone with FHD FPV Camera Live Video for Adults, Portable Selfie Quadcopter for Beginners with Auto Return Home, Custom Flight Path, Follow Me, Long Control Range, Auto Hover
  • 2.7K Camera & 5GHz Image Transmission -- HD camera catches incredible clarity in the photos (3840*2160) ; 5GHz transmission ensures beautiful scenes are sent back to the phone, frequent and clear; 90°adjustable angle enables broader views. You may also share it on social media from Holy Stone App page directly and easily. 2.7K saved on App.
  • GPS Auto Return & Follow Me -- Equipped with GPS positioning, the drone can automatically follow the pilots. When it is losing signal or power, or you press one key return, it will and fly back to take-off point automatically. Beside, you will have a easy start with functions like altitude hold, headless mode. Get worry free flight and have better shots!
  • Easy to Use Custom Flight -- The drone can do auto-hovering. Design a flight path by tapping several points or make it fly in circle with camera always against the same point by setting a point on App screen, which help you dedicated yourself on more creative and amazing photography. It can fly to where you are unable to reach.
  • Foldable & Rechargeable -- Lasts 18 Mins. Both drone arms and propellers are foldable. Made of solid material There can always be surprises on the journey with HS270. Help you take great selfie or panoramic views looking down from the sky. Explore the word with the help of it! Unfolded:16.85*11.61*3.15in / Folded: 7.68*4.10*3.15in
  • Unlock More Play Ways with Endless Fun -- It’s quite wind-resistant for outdoor fights. FPV transmission range up to 1300 Ft, control range up to 1968 Ft. The intelligent battery with LED lights displaying remaining power can work for 18 minutes. You may take it outdoor for fishing, hiking etc.
  • Batteries: 1 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

"They work great!"

I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. I love this Outdoor Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! This is the second Holy Stone Drone I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.5


(418 Points)

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