Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Remote Control Camera Drones

1. Holy Stone 2K GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 with HD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, Large Quadcopter...

User Ratings: 69 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Very solid."

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. This arrived earlier than I expected from Holy Stone. I can press the button again and continue the flight. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

  • Holy Stone 2K GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 with HD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, Large Quadcopter with Adjustable Wide-Angle Camera, Follow Me, Altitude Hold, 18 Minutes Flight, Long Control Range
  • The Largest & Wind-Resistant: Large body and powerful motors keep drone hovering stably in wind. Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and One Key Takeoff and Landing for easier operation. Perfect for beginners. Size 19.2*19.2*6.5 IN
  • 2K Optimized 120° FOV FPV Wi-Fi Camera: 90° Adjustable angle, captures high-quality video and aerial photos. You can enjoy the Real-Time Viewing right from your remote control. Ideal selfie done, catching every moment of your vacation from a birds-eye perspective.
  • Easy to Assemble & Carry: The foldable propellers are pre-assembled. Just insert camera, landing gears and battery. Then, get it take off. Besides, the foldable propellers makes it easy to keep the drone or take it out.
  • GPS Assisted Flight: 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. Follow Me Mode: The drone will automatically follows and captures you wherever you move. Keeping you in the frame at all times, easier to get complex shots, provides hands-free flying and selfie
  • Flying Time Up to 18 Mins / Longer Control Distance: Capacity of 3500mAh high performance battery and reaching up to 1968FT control distance giving you a more extensive flight experience. BLADES ARE UNDER THE FOAM BOX
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Other than that."

I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. This is our first drone, never used one before. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag.

Overall Score
4.4


(2546 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Remote Control 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. Holy Stone HS700D FPV Drone with 2K FHD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadcopter for Adu...

User Ratings: 71 7

Holy Stone First Impressions

"I am happy I did."

It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. The Holy Stone is a great deal in this price range and quality. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

  • Holy Stone HS700D FPV Drone with 2K FHD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadcopter for Adults Beginners with Brushless Motor, Follow Me, 5G WiFi Transmission, Modular Battery Advanced Selfie
  • 2K FHD 90°Adjustable Camera with 5G Transmission: The upgraded camera (2048*1152P) with 110°FOV (field of view) lens gives a panoramic view for recording your unforgettable moment. 5G transmission ensures fast and high-quality FPV real time video from 1640-2600FT away- ideals for selfie. Edit and share your new creations to social media with your drone app directly.
  • GPS Assisted Flight: With GPS location, the drone can hover stably and automatically return to Home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is lost. Shot with ease when the drone can follow you or fly in a circle along the path you set.
  • 22 Mins Max Flight Time: The High-capacity 2800mAh intelligent battery yields up to 22mins flight time. It also has low-power alert. You can immerse yourself in a substantial flight.
  • Brushless Motor: It is so quiet but very powerful when running. Working life is much more longer than brushed motors. Maintenance-free, which makes your flight more enjoyable. The upgraded quick-release propellers run with higher efficiency.
  • Simple Control: Quick launch by pressing one key; quick-Release propellers can be set up with no screws; stable flight while keeping its altitude locked; easy direction control with headless mode. You can focus on camera control and more complex shots. The 2.4ghz on the package means the remote controller frequency,the WIFI frequency of the item is 5ghz. Please read the Instruction Manual before operation. Most of concerns can be settled down.
  • 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

"Very solid."

But overall, I am very happy with the product. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. I went directly with the high speed. They made it right by sending a replacement.

Overall Score
4.4


(1990 Points)

4. 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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Remote Control Camera Drones

5. DROCON Bugs 3 Powerful Brushless Motor Quadcopter High Speed Flying Gopro Drone for Adults and Hobby...

User Ratings: 77 7

DROCON B3 First Impressions

"Very cool."

I would give it more stars if I could! I love this Remote Control Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! The DROCON B3 is well built, and the controls work well. The battery is very easy to replace. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito.

  • DROCON Bugs 3 Powerful Brushless Motor Quadcopter High Speed Flying Gopro Drone for Adults and Hobbyilists, Blue
  • Updated Brushless motor: Brushless motor won't overheat and melt like plastic, so you get longer flights (15-20 minutes). They don't fray and spark like brush motors, so they're far safer.
  • Fly up to 15-20 minutes: Blue bugs 3 lasts for 15 minutes at mid-to-high throttle, and up to 20 minutes with conservative use. Bugs 3 flies stable & smooth for beginners and faster for expert.
  • Long distance control remote control alarm: ven when your Blue bugs 3 is a tiny Speck in the distance, you retain 100% control. Fly to 1, 000 feet and beyond in seconds and capture incredible shots of breathtaking vistas. Don't worry, low power alarm and weak signal alarm will keep the drone always under control.
  • Fly against high speed wind: bugs 3 is made of durable nylon fiber material and the weigh T is up to 1. 4 kg. It will be powerful enough to enable you to fly a drone whenever you want it, even against high speed wind.
  • 3D rolls & flip: this drone will amaze you by performing a cool 3D flip at the Press of button. Have fun with your Blue bugs 3, we provide 30 days money back grantee and life time technical support.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DROCON B3
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DROCON B3 Final Thoughts

"She loved it."

I can press the button again and continue the flight. The battery is very easy to replace. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. It's also important to take your time with the installation. But once I put it together it worked like a charm.

Overall Score
4.5


(851 Points)

6. 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
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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)

7. Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, EACHINE E58 WiFi FPV Quadcopter with 120° Wide-Angle 720P ...

User Ratings: 57 14

EACHINE First Impressions

"Good for flight."

The durability of this EACHINE is ridiculous. The camera on this thing is awesome. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, EACHINE E58 WiFi FPV Quadcopter with 120° Wide-Angle 720P HD Camera Foldable Drone RTF - Altitude Hold, One Key Take Off/Landing, 3D Flip, APP Control
  • Take HD pictures and videos, enjoy FPV function: The E58 drone is equipped with a 120° Wide-angle 720P HD Camera including adjustable angle, which captures high-quality video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, thus enjoy the world above the horizon, accurately capture photos and record videos for extraordinary moments.
  • Can be carried around & Replaceable Drone arm : The small fuselage contains excellent performance, clever folding design, let you travel light, enjoy the flight fun. The drone arm is replaceable, when the motor or drone arm is broken, you don't need to worry about the drone not performing anymore. Just replace the drone arm and it can fly again.
  • It's easy for everyone to fly the drone: 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. There is an emergency landing feature to prevent collision with other things.
  • 3D flip & one key return & Headless mode & Trimming: The E58 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. The Headless mode option can make the drone's front side the same as the remote control, making it easier to fly to your destination. With the Trimming function,you can adjust according to the tilt direction thus, making the drone stabilize during flight.
  • Customer Service: The battery of the drone is placed in the drone. Maybe this is your first drone of aerial.So whether you have questions about our features like how to take a photo,take-off,landing, how to set-up TF card or general maintenance and repairs.Feel free to contact us and we are always at your side. Our dedicated customer service representatives will solve your flying problem in time.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EACHINE
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EACHINE Final Thoughts

"Great part!"

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. They made it right by sending a replacement. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
4.0


(723 Points)

8. Syma Toys X5C-1 Explorers 4 CH Remote Control Quadcopter, 2015 Version

User Ratings: 62 11

SYMA FBA_X5C-1 First Impressions

"Flew perfectly."

This SYMA FBA_X5C-1 takes the cake with utility and functionality. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. The durability of this SYMA FBA_X5C-1 is ridiculous. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

  • Syma Toys X5C-1 Explorers 4 CH Remote Control Quadcopter, 2015 Version
  • X5C has a high degree camera and a unique look, Easy to use.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems
  • Highly elastic plastic protective circle, preventing the blades in flight Cause wear, anti-collision anti-fall performance further enhanced
  • Battery: 3.7V 500 Mah Li-poly Charging time: About 100 minutes (USB Charging) Flying time: About 7 minutes
  • 2.4GHz remote control
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA FBA_X5C-1
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SYMA FBA_X5C-1 Final Thoughts

"Work's perfectly."

Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. This is our first drone, never used one before. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes.

Overall Score
4.2


(648 Points)

9. SYMA X5UW WiFi FPV 720P HD Camera Quadcopter Drone with Flight Plan Route App Control and Altitude H...

User Ratings: 68 9

SYMA B01LWOGGG2 First Impressions

"In no time."

Great product if you have multiple batteries. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. I could not have made a better purchase. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

  • SYMA X5UW WiFi FPV 720P HD Camera Quadcopter Drone with Flight Plan Route App Control and Altitude Hold Red
  • ✔ app control: your mobile phone could be used as a remote control to control your drone without transmitter. Install “SYMA go” app in your mobile phone and enjoy the special functions that SYMA brings you, such as one-key takeoff/landing, one-key Star/ stop, track flight and so on.
  • ✔ Wi-Fi FPV with 720P HD camera: 720P HD camera real-time transmits the live image to your phone. Clear and stable. It makes you control the aircraft enjoy taking pictures/video of the pleasure flights.
  • ✔ One key start/ landing: allows players of any level (beginners intermediates experts) to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance.
  • ✔ flight plan: open the "SYMA go" App: Use flight plan at your fingertips. Just draw a route on the screen. The copter will auto pilot as per the given path
  • ✔ automatic altitude hold: powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hover at it's current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos. It can be swapped or charged in place Easily via USB
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 - 12 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA B01LWOGGG2
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SYMA B01LWOGGG2 Final Thoughts

"5 stars overall."

I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable. I plan to research other drone accessories built by SYMA. I like the functionality of the SYMA B01LWOGGG2. They made it right by sending a replacement.

Overall Score
4.3


(626 Points)

10. DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller - Onyx Black

User Ratings: 79 9

DJI CP.PT.00000130.01 First Impressions

"Cool drone."

This drone is very easy to fly, very stable. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. Highly recommend this drone to you all. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set.

  • DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller - Onyx Black
  • 32.0MP sphere panoramas - In addition to horizontal, vertical, and 180° panoramas, Mavic Air stitches 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal clear 32.0MP sphere panoramas.
  • Lightweight and compact foldable design - You can take it anywhere with you.
  • Supports 4K video at 30 fps - The 12.0MP camera with Adobe DNG RAW support is ready to shoot. The three-axis gimbal is capable of stabilizing the camera even during high-speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos.
  • Control your drone from up to 6562' away - The Mavic Air Intelligent Flight lithium battery provides up to 21 minutes of flight time per charge.
  • Dedicated remote controller- Features a foldable, low-profile, ergonomic design to hold your smartphone for maximum convenience. The detachable control sticks store inside the remote controller to pack more comfortably on the go.
  • Fly by phone - Set up tracking to shoot a friend, or head skywards for a quick flight using your smartphone instead of controller.
  • Share with your friends - Shoot an incredible scene and edit it with just a few taps in the DJI GO editor, and share it instantly for everyone to see.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.00000130.01
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DJI CP.PT.00000130.01 Final Thoughts

"He loves it!"

It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. It's well designed and self protected. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. It came with a sleek remote control.

Overall Score
4.4


(622 Points)

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