Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Professional Camera Drones

1. DJI CP.PT.000642 Professional Camera Drone

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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Professional Camera Drones

2. Potensic Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 69 8

Potensic First Impressions

"Nice Professional Camera Drone!"

I was very excited to receive this Potensic . The controls are easy to master and intuitive. The durability of this Potensic is ridiculous. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

  • Potensic D88 Foldable Drone, 5G WiFi FPV Drone with 2K Camera, RC Quadcopter for Adults and Experts, GPS Return Home, Ultrasonic Altitude Setting, Optical Flow Positioning, Brushless Motors with Case
  • [2K Full HD 5G WiFi Camera]: 5G WiFi high-speed image transmission(820ft-984ft) without delay, enjoy real-time images trough App; Professional 2K camera with 110° wide angle can adjust 90°, recording every wonderful moment. Built-in one-axis gimbal, reducing vibration and shooting more stable(2K camera needs 4-32GB micro SD card ; Please use the phone that support 5G WiFi Band).
  • [Rich Functionality]: Foldable fuselage, easy to carry and store, powerful brushless motor, GPS intelligent return, one button return, follow me mode, interest point surrounds, altitude hold, ultrasonic altitude setting, optical flow positioning, orbit flight, remote control with LED screen.
  • [Strong Power System]: Four 1350KV brushless motors enable the D88 to fly stably at high speed, maximum up to 50km/h; 7.6V 3400mAh high capacity intelligent battery provides 16-20 minutes flight, bringing a better flight experience.(come with one battery)
  • [Safe Flight]: The combination of optical flow positioning and ultrasonic altitude determination can make the quadcopter hover precisely and flight safer and more stable, better for beginners' learning. Besides, the intelligent modular battery is safe in charging and storage; D88 will auto return when lost of signal or battery is low.
  • [Compact Convenience]The D88 wings are completely foldable and its body is slimline, making the drone easy to store and transport inside its included Aluminum Case. Flying the D88 couldn’t be easier or more fun using the remote control and your smartphone.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Potensic Final Thoughts

"Very well built."

Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. Amazing Professional Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.3


(460 Points)

3. DJI Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 79 6

DJI First Impressions

"Camera is great!"

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. I would give it more stars if I could! I've crashed my DJI hundreds of times. So no complaints here. This is our first drone, never used one before.

  • DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Arctic White) Elite Bundle with 3 Batteries, 4K Camera Gimbal, Professional Carrying Case and Must Have Accessories
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this ultraportable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic Air is the most portable DJI drone to house a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, with its angular vibration range reduced to 0.005°. Set in a triangular formation, gimbal dampeners help create even steadier shots; In addition to Horizontal, Vertical, and 180° panoramas, the Mavic Air stitches 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal-clear 32 MP Sphere panoramas. View them from an immersive perspective with DJI Goggles.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic Air shoots video at an incredible 4K 30 fps, recording at 100 Mbps to capture every second with UHD quality; New HDR algorithms help you obtain the right exposure settings intelligently, according to lighting conditions. Overexposed or dark areas are processed for more natural transitions between highlights and shadows, while DSP acceleration allows for more efficient shooting.
  • The dedicated remote controller uses a foldable, low-profile, ergonomic design to hold your smartphone for maximum convenience. Detachable control sticks store inside the remote controller to pack more comfortably on the go. Using advanced VIO technology, the powerful sensor system in FlightAutonomy 2.0 consists of a primary gimbal camera, forward, backward, and downward dual-vision sensors, downward infrared sensing system, IMU redundancies, and a group of computing cores
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have accessories to the pacakges. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Good quality!"

There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. This is the second DJI Drone I have purchased. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. I would give it more stars if I could!

Overall Score
4.6


(250 Points)

4. DJI CP.PT.000642 Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 75 10

DJI CP.PT.000642 First Impressions

"Cool drone."

Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set.

  • DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo: Foldable Propeller Quadcopter Drone Kit with Remote, 3 Batteries, 16GB MicroSD, Charging Hub, Car Charger, Power Bank Adapter, Shoulder Bag
  • What's in this combo: MAVIC PRO Original Package, 2 Extra batteries, 2 Extra propellers, 2 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 Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000642
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI CP.PT.000642 Final Thoughts

"Well done!"

Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. I've crashed my DJI CP.PT.000642 hundreds of times. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

Overall Score
4.3


(166 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Professional Camera Drones

5. mc-cases MCC-SPARK-1EX Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 87 4

mc-cases MCC-SPARK-1EX First Impressions

"Other than that."

This is a great Professional Camera Drone for the price. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. They made it right by sending a replacement. Everything worked well right out of the box.

  • Professional Carrying Case for DJI Spark with Space for 6 Batteries and Much More Accessories (Spark Explorer)
  • Here we go! Our new DJI Spark Carry Case Fly More Explorer Edition is the perfect buddy for your adventures! It gives you the space for all the Fly More Combo Kit accessories, the controller and many more. With more space for batteries you can hold your bird much longer in the sky. This case fits the following accessories: DJI Spark, Remote Controller, 6 spare batteries, 1x charging hub or cell phone, SD Cards, Charging Cables etc.
  • This case fits the following accessories: Controller, 6 spare batteries, 1x charging hub or cell phone, SD Cards, Charging Cables etc
  • In detail you can store: 1 x DJI Spark (Props attached) ,6 x Batteries (1 installed in Spark) , 8 x Spare Props , 4 x Prop Guards , 1 x Remote Controller , 1 x Power Supply + Cable , 1 x Charging Hub or Smartphone , 1 x Accessory compartment for Cables etc.,4 x SD Cards
  • Our MC-CASES Custom foam for the DJI Spark is made with LOVE in Munich, Germany. Best foam and carry case quality you can get.
  • Water-jet precision cut and milling with closed cell foam (LD27 / LD28 / LD29 / NA36) to resist water and dust infiltration. Made in Germany, Shipped Worldwide, Waterproof and dust tight (IP67 certificate / MIL-C-4150), Trigger release latch system, Lifetime replacement guarantee. Weight: 1,2 Kg - Dimensions: 13.23 x 11.81 x 5.83 inches.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The mc-cases MCC-SPARK-1EX
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

mc-cases MCC-SPARK-1EX Final Thoughts

"And was lost!"

I have some really cool ideas for them. I like the functionality of the mc-cases MCC-SPARK-1EX. Picture and video quality better than expected. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

Overall Score
4.7


(96 Points)

6. DRONEEYE Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 65 10

DRONEEYE First Impressions

"Super durable!"

The liability insurance is worth it. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. This is a great Professional Camera Drone for the price. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • 4DRC M1 Foldable GPS Drone with 4K FHD 5G transmission FPV Camera Live Video for Adults Quadcopter with Brushless Motor, Auto Return Home, Follow Me, 30 Minutes Flight Time, 1600M Control Range, Black
  • 【4K Full HD 5G WiFi Camera】: Adjustable 4K 4096*3072P 5G Wi-Fi camera HD camera, 5G WiFi high-speed image transmission(820ft-984ft) without delay, enjoy real-time images trough App; Professional 4K camera with 110° wide angle can adjust 90°, recording every wonderful moment. Built-in one-axis gimbal, reducing vibration and shooting more stable,real-time App operation(ios, android)
  • 【High Quality Built-in】:11.1V / 4000mAh Li-polymer, 30min flight time. Four 1350KV brushless motors enable the M1 to fly stably at high speed, three kinds of flight speed, provide different wind-resistance ability. 120 degree wide-angle scene shot and 90 degree camera angle, switch photo or video mode smartly acoording to hand gesture (paper or scissors).
  • 【GPS Assisted】: Provides you with accurate positioning details of your drone. Built in Return-to-Home (RTH) function for safer fly, the drone will automatically return to home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is weak when flying out of range, never worrying about losing the drone.
  • 【Intelligent Remote Control】: intelligent follow, automatically maintain a safe distance, the camera will follow the movement of the person and then turn. One-button take-off/landing, remote control distance of 1.6 kilometers. Automatic around the point of flight, intelligent return system, in the case of low power, out of control can be recalled by one button. Real-time map, route planning, up to 16 waypoints. The APP displays real-time data such as remote control, flight altitude.
  • 【Folding Body】: The small, compact, and extremely portable design makes it can be carried anywhere at will, and they can be launched easily and quickly. Obviously, having a foldable drone makes it easier to take risks. When you're walking along a remote path or on a remote beach, you suddenly want to capture some amazing sunset pictures. You can take the drone out of your very quickly and you don't have to worry about missing out on this rare sight by installing a drone.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DRONEEYE
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DRONEEYE Final Thoughts

"As a first drone."

Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Amazing Professional Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. This arrived earlier than I expected from DRONEEYE.

Overall Score
4.3


(69 Points)

7. EACHINE Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 59 12

EACHINE First Impressions

"And was lost!"

EACHINE had also impressed me with their customer service. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone.

  • EACHINE E520S GPS Drone with 4K Camera for Adults, 5G WiFi FPV Live Video GPS Return Home 32mins Flight Time Follow Me RC Professional Quadcopter for Adults Carrying Case and Two Batteries
  • 【5G WIFI 4K HD CAMERA】5G WIFI FPV real-time synchronous transmission, no need to worry about any interruption, the range can be 250 meters. The 4K HD camera can clearly capture every detail.
  • 【GPS POSITIONING SYSTEM】GPS positioning gives you the precise positioning details of the drone, keeping track of the position of the Drone and providing automatic return.
  • 【FOLLOW ME MODES】 Follow to the GPS in your smartphone, ensuring your drone automatically follows and captures you wherever you go.
  • 【ALL-ROUND FUNCTIONS】Headless mode, altitude hold and one key takeoff / landing for easier operation, no need to worry about orientation and with a simple press on the button your drone will rise to a height or land, perfect for beginners.
  • 【LONG FLYING TIME & CONTROL DISTANCE】Equipped with 2x1200mAh high-performance battery and one carrying case, up to 32min(16min per battery) flying time and 250m control distance, giving you a more pleasant flight experience.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EACHINE
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EACHINE Final Thoughts

"Fantastic Professional Camera Drone!"

Controls are smooth and easy to use. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control.

Overall Score
4.1


(51 Points)

8. Amazon Renewed CP.PT.000312.R Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 69 17

Amazon Renewed CP.PT.000312.R First Impressions

"Thanks Amazon Renewed."

You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Highly recommend this drone to you all. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well.

  • DJI CP.PT.000312.R Phantom 4 Renewed Drone Sports & Action Video Camera, Artic White (Renewed)
  • GPS-based navigation system, drawing upon up to 24 satellites to maintain flight stability and provide other features.
  • Shoot sharp, clean video in up to 4K at 30fps and Full HD 1080p at 120fps for slow motion
  • Professional video color profiles are available to help you get the look you want easily
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 18 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed CP.PT.000312.R
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Amazon Renewed CP.PT.000312.R Final Thoughts

"I don't fly here."

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. I can press the button again and continue the flight. This is a great Professional Camera Drone for the price. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

Overall Score
4.1


(50 Points)

9. DJI Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 80 11

DJI First Impressions

"And the DJI."

Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. I would give it more stars if I could! New drone shows no issues and flies very well.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro with 20MP Hasselblad Camera, Comes with One Extra Battery, Hard Professional Case, ND Filter Set, Extreme SD card and More
  • Luxury Accessories Included: unique designed Hard case for Mavic 2, 64 GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and Adapter, One Set of ND Filters, Landing Gear, Signal Booster and Propellers Bag
  • Mavic 2 Pro, 2 Intelligent Flight Batteries, Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C), USB Adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)
  • Best DJI 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
  • 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 128G
  • Dronemanhub is top rated DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER since 2014, buy with confidence.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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  • Value For Money
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Easy to fly."

I could not have made a better purchase. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

Overall Score
4.5


(43 Points)

10. Holy Stone Professional Camera Drone

User Ratings: 90 4

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Fast service."

Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I can press the button again and continue the flight. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

  • Holy Stone HS165 GPS FPV Drones with Camera for Adults 1080P HD, Foldable Drone for Beginners with Auto Return Home, Follow Me, Circle Fly, Tap Fly, Includes 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • GPS RETURN HOME: Do not worry about losing the drone with gps positioning, it can return to home precisely whenever it runs out of power or loses connection in the GPS mode or you press one key return.
  • INTELLIGENT FLIGHT:The drone will follow you automatically with the “Follow Me” feature.You can make it circle around an object and fly along with the path you set. It is more easier to get professional images and suitable for selfie.
  • 1080P HD FPV CAMERA: Ensures a excellent view for recording your unforgettable moment from different angle.
  • DOUBLE FLIGHT TIME: Comes with 2 modular batteries can support 30 mins flight time for you and your family, which makes your flight more exciting and interesting.
  • TRAVEL FRIENDLY: Foldable design with a carrying case allow you to organize your drone and accessories neatly. You can take the drone to anywhere.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. The safety features are second to none. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

Overall Score
4.8


(38 Points)

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