Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Rechargeable Camera Drones

1. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera

User Ratings: 73 11

DJI CP.PT.000160 First Impressions

"Unbelievable!"

But this DJI CP.PT.000160 was a complete and total win from the get go. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Besides that though its a great little drone. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera
  • up to 2.7K HD video recording with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal
  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal micro SD card)
  • Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors
  • Included flight battery and rechargeable remote controller means this system is ready to fly out of the box
  • DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000160
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI CP.PT.000160 Final Thoughts

"I like that."

When powered on the blue lights are stunning. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. The liability insurance is worth it. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable!

Overall Score
4.3


(792 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Rechargeable Camera Drones

2. 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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 Rechargeable 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)

3. SNAPTAIN SP660 FPV RC Drone with Camera, 720P HD WiFi Live Video Quadcopter w/Long Flight Time, Voic...

User Ratings: 75 6

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"I don't fly here."

It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. This is the second SNAPTAIN Drone I have purchased.

  • SNAPTAIN SP660 FPV RC Drone with Camera, 720P HD WiFi Live Video Quadcopter w/Long Flight Time, Voice Control, Gesture Control, APP Support, Trajectory Flight, G-Sensor Mode, Altitude Hold
  • Meet SNAPTAIN SP660 - Excellent appearance with cool LED lights make SP660 RC drone stand apart. Two high-capacity batteries extend flight time up to 40 minutes. Always ready to adventure and travel farther. Headless mode, one key take off/landing and one key return functions make easier access to kids or beginners.
  • Capture Life’s Moments - SNAPTAIN SP660 FPV Drone with 720P HD WIFI camera captures memorable moments. Altitude hold helps to shoot like a pro with clearly photos and more stable videos. Real time transmission enables faster and more fluent FPV views. SP660 drone with camera create happiness for you like never before.
  • Wonderful Outdoor Play - SNAPTAIN SP660 FPV RC Quadcopter follows your voice and gestures. Six voice commands execute essential flying functions, free your hands. Gesture “V Sign” to take photos by 3 seconds countdown, gesture “High Five” to start/ stop recording and save videos. Wonderful outdoor play for the entire family.
  • Alternative Control Options - A rechargeable remote is definitely a Ideal drone companion. No need additional battery and just charged by a USB charger. Alternatively, control SNAPTAIN SP660 smart drone via the App named Snaptain Era(Android/IOS compatible). Dual storage by mobile device and memory card.
  • Explore Diverse Functions - Trajectory Flight: Draw a path on the App interface and the SP660 drone will flying flowing the path you designed. G-Sensor Mode: G-sensor allows you to control the drone by tilting your mobile device. More functions like 3D flips, headless mode and 3 variable speeds, just enjoy yourself to the full!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN
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  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SNAPTAIN Final Thoughts

"Great job!"

This is the second SNAPTAIN Drone I have purchased. The durability of this SNAPTAIN is ridiculous. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

Overall Score
4.5


(295 Points)

4. SNAPTAIN SP510 Foldable GPS FPV Drone with 2.7K Camera for Adults UHD Live Video RC Quadcopter for B...

User Ratings: 77 4

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"Great experience."

There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. Great product if you have multiple batteries. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Not Only Can You Learn On The SNAPTAIN . It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes.

  • SNAPTAIN SP510 Foldable GPS FPV Drone with 2.7K Camera for Adults UHD Live Video RC Quadcopter for Beginners with GPS, Follow Me, Point of Interest, Waypoints, Long Control Range, Auto Return
  • 2.7K HD camera drone: with the 110° FOV 90° adjustable 2.7K camera and 5G Wi-Fi transmission, snatpain SP510 drone provides you ultra-vivid and crystal clear photos (3840*2160) and videos (2976*[email protected]) from nearly 1000ft away. Now, start exploring the world From an eagle-eye perspective.
  • Smart GPS positioning + auto return: built-in with GPS system, the drone remembers the HomePointe. Real-time data on flight height, distance and speed are all visible on the app. And it returns automatically whenever battery is low, signal is lost or you press one key return. You will never lose the drone.
  • Numerous features, endless fun: SP510 drone can be a great photography tool. Featuring follow Me mode, point of interest, waypoints and object track, it frees your hands and allows you to focus on creative video contents. You can even add narration while shooting videos. Grab it and film your adventures or happy moments.
  • Easy to learn: it enables you to customize the flight distance limitation in beginners mode, so it won’t fly away before you get the hang of it. Equipped with one-key take off/land/return, auto hover, headless mode and 3 speeds switch, it is super friendly to newbies.
  • Foldable + rechargeable: both the drone and controller are foldable and rechargeable, making the unit Super portable. No extra battery needed for the controller. And the 1500mAh high capacity drone battery offers you up to 16 minutes of flight. Just go and have fun!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SNAPTAIN Final Thoughts

"I was right."

This is the second SNAPTAIN Drone I have purchased. So no complaints here. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. I have to say, I really like this drone.

Overall Score
4.6


(287 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Rechargeable Camera Drones

5. Force1 F100GP Drones with Camera for Adults - 1080p HD Camera Compatible GoPro Drone Long Range Brus...

User Ratings: 65 10

Force1 First Impressions

"Grey and black."

The Force1 is a great deal in this price range and quality. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

  • Force1 F100GP Drones with Camera for Adults - 1080p HD Camera Compatible GoPro Drone Long Range Brushless Quadcopter Flying Toy
  • GO PRO COMPATIBLE DRONES FOR ADULTS: This remote control drone with camera includes a mount that fits GoPro Heroes 3 and 4, as well as the included 1080p drone camera
  • HD CAMERA DRONE: This video drone and photography drone can be set to record from above during its flight; high landing gear protects your camera when landing
  • BRUSHLESS DRONE MOTORS: RC quadcopter drone features powerful brushless motors, manual control, and races in 2 speeds; long range drone has a flight distance of 500 meters
  • SPECS: RC drone is an MJX Bugs 3 model with a 1080p HD camera; includes 2 rechargeable drone batteries (15 min. per), 3 shells (white, blue, and black), 2.4 GHz remote, and drone accessories; kit comes in original F100 Ghost packaging
  • QUALITY ASSURED: Soar high and fly fast with your GoPro-ready drone; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied with this elite brushless drone
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Force1
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Force1 Final Thoughts

"Great experience."

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Force1 today. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap.

Overall Score
4.2


(174 Points)

6. Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults - U49WF - FPV Drone 720P HD Live Video RC Drone, 360 Flips and ...

User Ratings: 65 5

Force1 First Impressions

"AND ITS AMAZING!"

There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Amazing Rechargeable Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Not Only Can You Learn On The Force1 . I've crashed my Force1 hundreds of times. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • Force1 Drones with Camera for Adults - U49WF - FPV Drone 720P HD Live Video RC Drone, 360 Flips and Easy to Fly Quadcopter, Compatible with VR Headset
  • MAKE MEMORIES Wi-Fi FPV REAL-TIME TRANSMISSION - RC drone with camera snaps photos, records footage and can stream live video on your mobile. It is perfect for capturing the stunning HD holiday pictures to share with your family
  • HD CAMERA DRONE WITH ALTITUDE HOLD-  720P 120° Wide-angle HD Wifi Camera on remote control drone for kids and adults. ALTITUDE HOLD makes it easy for you to shoot images and video as the drone hover
  • EASY TO FLY DRONES FOR BEGINNERS with 1-Key Lift/Land, 6-Axis Gyro, Headless mode 2.4GHz remote and stronger wind resistance. Fly safely with an out of range alarm and bumpers
  • VR DRONE WITH LONGER FLYING TIME: Use compatible VR goggles with your mobile device to fly your rc drone in virtual reality. This selfie drone flies in a 150-meter range for up to 25 minutes with 2 rechargeable drone batteries and comes in original U49W Blue Heron packaging
  • QUALITY ASSURED: Fly happy with these portable drones with camera for beginners and pros; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied with these RC drones
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Force1
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Force1 Final Thoughts

"It was great."

It's well designed and self protected. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. It came with a sleek remote control. So no complaints here. This is a good Selfie or Video drone.

Overall Score
4.4


(158 Points)

7. KO-ON Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Helicopter Quadcopter with LED Lights, Altitude Hold, Headless...

User Ratings: 67 13

KO-ON First Impressions

"Ten minutes."

Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. I think the KO-ON app will take some getting used to. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable.

  • KO-ON Drone for Kids and Beginners RC Helicopter Quadcopter with LED Lights, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flips, One Key Take Off/Landing and Extra Batteries Toys for Boys and Girls
  • ✈【LONGER FLIGHT TIME】With 2 rechargeable batteries equipped in the drone and 3 batterise for the transmitter, your flight time can be prolonged up to 24 minutes. Enjoy your flight, don't worry about battery life.
  • ✈【ALTITUDE HOLD】Altitude hold mode enables drone to be locked in the air at a certain height. Super suitable for kids and beginners, easier to control.
  • ✈【ONE KEY TAKE OFF/LANDING/RETURN】You can operate these functions by only pressing one button. The drone can emergently stop by long pressing the landing button. It's easier for kids to operate the drone. It will surprise you all!
  • ✈【DAZZLING LED LIGHTS】The drone has 28 lamp beads, which make your drone brighter and more dazzling. And when the drone is at low battery status, the LED indicator would slowly flash.
  • ✈【HEADLESS MODE】You can fly to any location without worrying about what direction the drone is facing. You won’t lose direction any more! More fun to play!
  • Batteries: 3 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KO-ON
  • Video Quality
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  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

KO-ON Final Thoughts

"As a first drone."

This is an essential process for proper flight. The liability insurance is worth it. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. The controls have zero noticeable lag.

Overall Score
4.2


(145 Points)

8. RAGU 1080P Foldable RC Drone, SX20 2.4GHz Remote/Phone/Tablet Controlled RTF Quadcopter with 120° W...

User Ratings: 68 13

RAGU First Impressions

"I am happy I did."

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. Really pleased with the RAGU performance. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. The controls have zero noticeable lag.

  • RAGU 1080P Foldable RC Drone, SX20 2.4GHz Remote/Phone/Tablet Controlled RTF Quadcopter with 120° Wide-Angle Full HD Camera Video Headless RTH 360° Flip
  • ✈Intelligent Design: The RAGU SX20 foldable RC drone features a portable palm size. The gesture-controlled RTF quadcopter also can be handled using its 2.4GHz remote or a phone/tablet, letting you enjoy the real-time images/videos and delivering top-end performance.
  • ✈Fly Like A Pro: The advanced highlights of SX20, excellent flying capability and precise controllability, are helping to unlock its potential for endless fun. It is quite easy to make SX20 ascend/descend, fly forward/backward, turn left/right, 360° flip, and trim it from 4 directions.
  • ✈Gorgeous Photos &Videos: With premium motion sensor, the RC drone captures incredible 5MP images and takes amazing 1080P HD videos from a great height, discovering the beauty of nature and metropolis. Plus, the gesture recognition adds conveniences when shooting aerial footage.
  • ✈Delicate Yet Durable: As one of the most compact RC helicopters on Amazon, SX20 is made of high-quality, lightweight materials. The sleek stylish drone gives long-lasting durability, while the propeller guards offer extra protection to itself or players.
  • ✈Longer Flight: The 2 rechargeable batteries create maximum flight time up to 40 minutes. The ultra-long playing time is integrated with the breathtaking speed from 8.1 to 17km/h and the wide detection angle of 120°, enabling the drone to fly farther for broader view exploring.
  • Batteries: 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RAGU
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RAGU Final Thoughts

"Thanks, RAGU!"

Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. I love this Rechargeable Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! I would give it more stars if I could! It seems to do just about everything. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

Overall Score
4.1


(135 Points)

9. Holy Stone 2pcs Rechargeable Li-po Battery 7.4V 2500mAh and 2 USB Charging Cables for RC Quadcopter ...

User Ratings: 79 3

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Takes practice."

Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Holy Stone 2pcs Rechargeable Li-po Battery 7.4V 2500mAh and 2 USB Charging Cables for RC Quadcopter Drone HS100 and HS100G Black
  • Work for Holy Stone HS100 and HS100G RC Drone Quadcopter
  • Package Includes: 2 * 7.4V 2500mAh Li-po Batteries, 2 * USB Charging Cables
  • Battery Voltage: 7.4V ; Max Charging Time: 3-6 hours; USB Cable Voltage : 5V
  • Charging Status: At the beginning, the rightmost light on the battery blinks in blue and when the battery is fully charged all 4 lights turn solid in blue.
  • Charging Method: Connect the charging cable to PC USB port or a phone adapter (5V, 1-2A)
  • 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

"Hovers good."

It seems to do just about everything. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one.

Overall Score
4.6


(102 Points)

10. Holy Stone Spare Battery for HS700D GPS Quadcopter Drone No Charging Cable Included, Black

User Ratings: 82 2

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Quality built."

But once I put it together it worked like a charm. Besides that though its a great little drone. I think Holy Stone definitely has a potential winner here. Seems well built and blades are well protected. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

  • Holy Stone Spare Battery for HS700D GPS Quadcopter Drone No Charging Cable Included, Black
  • Holy Stone 1 * 7.4V 2800mAh Modular Rechargeable Li-po Battery for RC Quadcopter Drone HS700D Black
  • Charging Method:After connecting the Battery, Charging base and USB Charging Cable, connect the USB Charging Cable to the power bank or a phone adapter to charge (5V, 1-2A)
  • Charging Status: When charging, the green light flashes quickly and the red light is always on. When fully charged, the red and green lights will be on.
  • Charging Time:About 5-7 hours
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Easy to fly."

Could not get the remote camera controls to work. They made it right by sending a replacement. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. It came with a sleek remote control.

Overall Score
4.7


(101 Points)

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