Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pocket Camera Drones

1. 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 Pocket 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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pocket Camera Drones

2. 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 Pocket 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)

3. 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)

4. ScharkSpark Drone for Beginners, Portable RC Quadcopter with Foldable Arms Indoor/Outdoor Play, 6-Ax...

User Ratings: 63 11

ScharkSpark First Impressions

"Takes practice."

This is an essential process for proper flight. I've crashed my ScharkSpark hundreds of times. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. It's well designed and self protected. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • ScharkSpark Drone for Beginners, Portable RC Quadcopter with Foldable Arms Indoor/Outdoor Play, 6-Axis Gyro One-Key Return/Headless Mode/Altitude Hold/3D Flips, Warrior II
  • ✈ Updated Modular Battery Pack: The newest push-in battery with a larger capacity 3.7V 600mAh extends drone’s flight time up to 10 minutes, and increases control range to 262 ft, to provide a more extensive flight experience. (To buy more batteries, search ASIN: B07HKH2P9K on amazon.com.)
  • ✈ Suitable Size and Foldable Design: 8.5*8.5*1.65 inch size combined with the curvilinear radian shape makes the drone suitable for hand-hold. When traveling, you could fold the quadcopter into a smaller size to fit into a pocket, making it easy to bring it anywhere.
  • ✈ Night Navigation Light: Equipped with cool LED lights to enable the night flight. The headlight- lights the way and makes it easy to identify the direction, so as drone won’t be lost at night.
  • ✈ Perfect Beginner Drone for Indoor & Outdoor Play: The FQ32 Drone has good performance of being wind-resistant and the Auto-hovering function enables the drone to hover at current height. Just pressing a button and it will take off or land automatically. All the remote operations make it beginner-friendly and easy to control.
  • ✈ Best Gift with an Assurance of High-quality Product: All our ScharkSpark drones have an assurance of 3-year extended warranty. Simple structure and easy to use controller make FQ32 drone, a perfect birthday present, Christmas gift, or a reward & prize for adults and teenagers ages 14 years old.
  • 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

"Good fly time."

I went directly with the high speed. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. This is the second ScharkSpark Drone I have purchased. I would definitely buy this one again! The battery is very easy to replace.

Overall Score
4.1


(278 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Pocket Camera Drones

5. 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)

6. SYMA X22W Mini Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Pocket Drone for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter w...

User Ratings: 74 7

SYMA Mini Drone with Camera First Impressions

"For example."

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. I would give it more stars if I could! Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

  • SYMA X22W Mini Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Pocket Drone for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter with App Control, Altitude Hold, 3D Flips, Headless Mode and Bonus Battery, Red
  • USER-FRIENDLY : SYMA X22W drone is user-friendly. Just press a button and it will take off or land. Headless mode, real-time live video and the fascinating 360° flips & rolls function is convenient for beginners.
  • POWERFUL & SAFE : Protective propeller guards ensure a safe flight. High quality ABS material to free your worries of a sudden shock or drop. Two modular batteries ensure a safer and longer flight.
  • STABLE & TRACEABLE : The altitude hold function ensures a stable hover in the air at a specific altitude. Thanks to this feature, great aerial pictures and videos are possible. The trajectory flight function is the latest technology, and by drawing a flight route on your smartphone, a drone will fly accordingly. Pure pleasure is waiting.
  • GRAVITY SENSOR CONTROL : The built-in G-sensor is designed to control the drone by adjusting the vertical and horizontal position of the smartphone via the SYMA FLY or SYMA GO APP downloadable on iOS and Android phone.
  • IMPRESSIVE GIFT : You can buy it as a gift to your friends, family with the good price and best quality, and SYMA offer 12 months worry-free warranty and 24 hours after-sales service, we will reply soon if you have any question to contact us.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA Mini Drone with Camera
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SYMA Mini Drone with Camera Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My SYMA Mini Drone with Camera today. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

Overall Score
4.5


(222 Points)

7. Holy Stone FPV Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD, Foldable Pocket Drones with Optical Flow Posit...

User Ratings: 59 11

Holy Stone First Impressions

"So far so good."

Amazing Pocket Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. Really the best Pocket Camera Drone for the money! Really pleased with the Holy Stone performance.

  • Holy Stone FPV Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD, Foldable Pocket Drones with Optical Flow Positioning, Handheld Camera Mode, Power Bank Function, Flashlight Mode, Modular Battery, 8GB Card, HS161
  • ⭐OPTICAL FLOW POSITIONING: The technology of optical flow positioning makes the drone hover more stable, and achieve better performance in precise location and photograph.
  • ⭐CAPTURE PERFECT MOMENTS: 1080p HD camera with 60°manual adjustable angle and FPV real-time Wi-Fi Transmission let you experience the fast and clear first person view flight and brings the excellent video and picture for you.( 8GB TF card is included)
  • ⭐BEST TRAVEL PARTNER: HS161 can be used as a hand-held camera to take photo/video, shooting wonderful moments quickly and smooth. And the drone has built in flash lights which are bright enough to help in emergency situations.
  • ⭐POWER BANK FUNCTION: It features a creative design which equipped with a USB port, making the drone as a 1000mAh power bank. Quick charge for iphone 6s plus from 0 to 40%.
  • ⭐EXTREME PORTABILITY: Foldable arms design makes the drone compact and portable, convenient to carry out. Just slip it to your bag and take it with you anywhere. Unfolding dimensions: 10.03*8.66*1.25 IN; Folding dimensions: 7.08*1.57*1.25 IN
  • 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

"I am happy I did."

Seems well built and blades are well protected. Everything worked well right out of the box. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. So no complaints here.

Overall Score
4.1


(179 Points)

8. DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo Collapsible Quadcopter Drone Bundle

User Ratings: 73 14

DJI CP.PT.000500 First Impressions

"What can I say?"

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I plan to research other drone accessories built by DJI. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards.

  • DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo Collapsible Quadcopter Drone Bundle
  • Fly for miles. From your pocket; Inside the Mavic's pocket-sized remote controller is DJI's brand new OcuSync transmission technology, with a range of 4.3mi (7km) and Full HD 1080p video streaming; No bumps and scrapes When you know what's in front of you, you won't bump into it. The same is true of the Mavic. Using FlightAutonomy it can see obstacles as far away as 49ft (15m) in front, so that it can fly at up to 22mph (36kph) while avoiding the things it sees.
  • Absolute Precision; FlightAutonomy technology means the Mavic can hover precisely in more environments, and automatically land almost exactly where you took off. Stay flying longer; Why fly for 10 or 15 minutes when you can fly for up to 27? With the Mavic you can.
  • Use every single pixel; The Mavic is the only drone of its size to carry an integrated high-precision 3-axis mechanical camera stabilization system, giving you crystal clear photos and smooth videos, without losing a single pixel. True 4K video. No compromises; When you have a 4K sensor, you expect 4K results without compromises. Every shot you take with the Mavic Pro can be up to 4K, captured at 30 frames per second.
  • Photos with altitude; Everyone loves a good photo. Whether you just want to take a snap or are building up your portfolio, the Mavic's 12-megapixel camera with Adobe DNG RAW support is ready to shoot. Get in the frame; Get selfies like you've never seen before with Gesture Mode. With the Mavic in the air pointing at you, a gesture is all it takes to take a photo.
  • Includes: Mavic Pro Quadcopter - Remote Controller - 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries - 5 x 8330 Folding Propellers - Gimbal Clamp - Charger - AC Power Cable - 16GB microSD Card - Micro-USB Cable - RC Cable with Lightning Connector - RC Cable with Micro-USB Connector - 2 RC Cable Slider - Charging Hub - Mavic Shoulder Bag - 32 GB Card - Landing Gear Stabilizers - Memory Card Reader - Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000500
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DJI CP.PT.000500 Final Thoughts

"Good fly time."

I have some really cool ideas for them. I have to say, I really like this drone. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. I have recommended the DJI CP.PT.000500 to my friends.

Overall Score
4.2


(142 Points)

9. 4DRC Mini Drone with Camera for Kids and Adults Beginners RC Foldable Quadcopter,App Control,3D Flip...

User Ratings: 55 6

DRONEEYE First Impressions

"Great skin!"

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Picture and video quality better than expected. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. When powered on the blue lights are stunning.

  • 4DRC Mini Drone with Camera for Kids and Adults Beginners RC Foldable Quadcopter,App Control,3D Flips and Headless Mode,One Key Return,Altitude Hold,3 Modular Battery,Gift Toy for Boys and Girls
  • 【30 Mins Flight Time 】:The drone accompanied with 3 removable and chargeable batteries, triples the flight time up to 30 minutes. A perfect gift to enhance enjoyment and heighten satisfaction!
  • 【 HD Camera Drone 】: 4DRC is Considered all Aspects for Beginners and Kids, All the Functions for Easy Operation Included: HD Camera video /Altitude Hold / Headless Mode / 3D Flip/One Key Take Off and Landing/Trajectory flight.
  • 【 POCKET Size Design】: with portable size, just put the mini drone in pocket and take it to anywhere and anytime to fulfill the passionate enthusiasm. The ultra-bright integrated LED light helps kids easily identify the direction, making the flying experience terrific.
  • 【 3 Speed Mods】: 3 speed modes switchable: Low / Middle / High Speed, help you to practice the flying skills step by step, so that you can grow from a beginner to an expert gradually.
  • 【Security and 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!
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DRONEEYE
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DRONEEYE Final Thoughts

"Works fantastic."

Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. The controls have zero noticeable lag. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction.

Overall Score
4.1


(65 Points)

10. Lowepro DroneGuard BP 450 – A Commerical Drone & Quadcopter Backpack For DJI Phantom, 3DR Solo, & ...

User Ratings: 74 4

Lowepro LP36990 First Impressions

"Well packaged."

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The liability insurance is worth it. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • Lowepro DroneGuard BP 450 – A Commerical Drone & Quadcopter Backpack For DJI Phantom, 3DR Solo, & Similar Drones
  • Fits DJI Phantoms or 3DR Solo, up to 10-inch tablet, props, battery, RC/transmitter, cables, manual, tools, and other essentials (like sunglasses, flashlight, light jacket, keys, smartphone).
  • Customize the pack for a secure gear fit and optimized workflow with our modular Drone Guard interiors.
  • An ActivZone suspension provides breathable and supported comfort with a perforated EVA back panel, contoured shoulder straps, sternum strap and hip belt.
  • Form Shell armored construction provides a structured frame, protecting the gear inside, and a Form Shell molded top pocket offers easy access to sunglasses, headphones and other essentials. Molded and removable battery boxes keep critical gear organized.
  • A built-in All Weather AW Cover may be deployed from a zippered pocket at bottom of pack for extra protection from rain, snow, dust and sand.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lowepro LP36990
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Lowepro LP36990 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min.

Overall Score
4.4


(63 Points)

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