Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Ruggedized Camera Drones

1. Casematix FPV Drone Quadcopter Travel Case Bag with Customizable Foam Fits Eachine Racer 250 FPV Dro...

User Ratings: 70 13

CASEMATIX ADV17-EACHDRONE First Impressions

"Hovers good."

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Really pleased with the CASEMATIX ADV17-EACHDRONE performance. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

  • Casematix FPV Drone Quadcopter Travel Case Bag with Customizable Foam Fits Eachine Racer 250 FPV Drone with Props on, Batteries, Propellers, Frame Arms, Receivers and More Compact Accessories
  • Rugged protective case for FPV 250 racing drones and accessories such as batteries, extra props , small goggles and accessories
  • Depending on how you store your drone body (props on or brush guards on) determines the amount of space you have left to design compartments for accessories. May not fit remote.
  • Middle Diced Foam layer of this case has an area that is customizable within 14” X 10.75” X 4”. Please measure Your drone and accessories to determine if you can fit everything desired
  • Ideal for Travel With Super Durable Exterior and built in carrying handle. Keep your Mini Racing Drone and Accessories Organized and Secure
  • Additional features include: 4 standard-sized padlock rings, stackable design for multi-case storage, highly durable hinges, MADE in the USA - Includes CASEMATIX warranty and easy-close latches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CASEMATIX ADV17-EACHDRONE
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CASEMATIX ADV17-EACHDRONE Final Thoughts

"Fantastic Ruggedized Camera Drone!"

Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Controls are smooth and easy to use.

Overall Score
4.3


(23 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Ruggedized Camera Drones

2. CASEMATIX Rugged FPV Racing Drone Customizable Case - Protects Emax Nighthawk Pro 280 FPV Racing Qua...

User Ratings: 47

CASEMATIX ADV17-EMAXNDRONE First Impressions

"Other than that."

Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. I was very excited to receive this CASEMATIX ADV17-EMAXNDRONE. It's also important to take your time with the installation. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

  • CASEMATIX Rugged FPV Racing Drone Customizable Case - Protects Emax Nighthawk Pro 280 FPV Racing Quadcopter, Batteries, Propellers, Antennae and More Compact Accessories
  • Rugged protective case for FPV 250 racing drones and accessories such as batteries, extra props , small goggles and accessories
  • Depending on how you store your drone body (props on or brush guards on) determines the amount of space you have left to design compartments for accessories. May not fit remote.
  • Middle Diced Foam layer of this case has an area that is customizable within 14” X 10.75” X 4”. Please measure Your drone and accessories to determine if you can fit everything desired
  • Ideal for Travel With Super Durable Exterior and built in carrying handle. Keep your Mini Racing Drone and Accessories Organized and Secure
  • Additional features include: 4 standard-sized padlock rings, stackable design for multi-case storage, highly durable hinges, MADE in the USA - Includes CASEMATIX warranty and easy-close latches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CASEMATIX ADV17-EMAXNDRONE
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

CASEMATIX ADV17-EMAXNDRONE Final Thoughts

"It was great."

This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. This is our first drone that uses GPS.

Overall Score
4.2


(6 Points)

3. Dromida Vista FPV Ready-to-Fly 251 mm Electric Drone with Tactic DroneView 720p Wi-Fi Mini Camera, R...

Dromida DIDE04GG First Impressions

"Great job!"

Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. The liability insurance is worth it. I was very excited to receive this Dromida DIDE04GG. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up.

  • Dromida Vista FPV Ready-to-Fly 251 mm Electric Drone with Tactic DroneView 720p Wi-Fi Mini Camera, Radio, Micro Memory Card, Batteries and Charger (Green)
  • One cool, complete camera drone!
  • Capture exciting footage and photos with the Tactic DroneView 720p Wi-Fi camera. Take full advantage of the camera’s features by downloading the free DroneView Mobile app online.
  • Easy for anyone to fly, with a rugged, impact-resistant airframe.
  • Designed to remain stable and level in a hover, deliver pro-perfect flips on command and adapt instantly to your flying skills.
  • Includes camera, 2.4GHz radio, 4GB micro memory card, batteries, charger, smartphone holder, a set of extra rotor blades and a screwdriver.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dromida DIDE04GG
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Dromida DIDE04GG Final Thoughts

"Fantastic Ruggedized Camera Drone!"

My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I can press the button again and continue the flight. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

4. 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 Ruggedized 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

5. Atoyscasa Drones with Camera Live Video, FPV Foldable RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera 2.4GHz 6-Ax...

Atoyscasa First Impressions

"Very solid."

It will automatically return home if connection is lost. This is the second Atoyscasa Drone I have purchased. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. It seems to do just about everything. I've crashed my Atoyscasa hundreds of times.

  • Atoyscasa Drones with Camera Live Video, FPV Foldable RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids Beginners with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode (Grey-Black)
  • 【FPV CAMERA & LIVE VIDEO】- View live video of your drone on your Android or IOS device with the first-person view (FPV) Wi-Fi feature. Easily adjust the direction of the camera to take videos and photos. You could see the ground from God’s view.
  • 【ALTITUDE HOLD MODE AND OPTICAL FLOW FUNCTION】- When you release the throttle stick and the drone will be locked at a certain height. And with optical flow function, the drone can automatically identify the environment of the ground or below surface, to set the fixed-point accurately. Which makes controlling the drone much easier.
  • 【HEADLESS MODE AND ONE KEY TAKE OFF/LANDING】- No need to keep eyes on the direction of your drone, the headless mode makes it easier to control for beginners or kids. The drone equipped with one key taking off and landing, which makes it easier to fly and better to control for any level of players.
  • 【AR GAME MODE】- Our design team has incorporated the very popular AR game into APP, get into AR game page, controlled directly by your mobile, fly and shoot your fictitious enemy, the screen of hitting your target, the explosion sound, the vibration sense of being shot, makes you feel you were actually in there, so exciting.
  • 【BONUS BATTERY TO DOUBLE YOUR FLYING TIME】- The drones with camera comes with a powerful 3.7V 800mAh battery that can last you 6-7min fly time on a full charge. And as if one battery isn’t enough, we’ve also provided a bonus spare battery to make sure you’re unstoppable.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Atoyscasa
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Atoyscasa Final Thoughts

"Fantastic Ruggedized Camera Drone!"

Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

6. DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Standard Unit)

User Ratings: 75 14

Amazon Renewed First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

Picture and video quality better than expected. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. The camera on this thing is awesome. The Amazon Renewed is a great deal in this price range and quality. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set.

  • DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Standard Unit)
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera; 12MP Still Photos / 1080p/30 Video
  • Gesture and TapFly Control; FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • Subject Tracking from Various Angles; GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • Top Speed of 31 mph in Sport Mode; Up to 16 Minutes Flying Time, Up to 1.2 Mile Control Range; Control, Edit, Share with DJI GO App
  • ***NO Controller is included***
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 18 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Amazon Renewed Final Thoughts

"Almost forgot."

And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. I was very excited to receive this Amazon Renewed . Not Only Can You Learn On The Amazon Renewed .

Overall Score
4.2


(61 Points)

7. GILOBABY RC Quadcopter Drone 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro, Night Light Mode, 12-15 Min Long Time Flying, O...

User Ratings: 61 15

GILOBABY First Impressions

"Other than that."

I went directly with the high speed. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. The GILOBABY is well built, and the controls work well. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. I can press the button again and continue the flight.

  • GILOBABY RC Quadcopter Drone 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro, Night Light Mode, 12-15 Min Long Time Flying, One-Key Return, Headless Mode, Altitude Hold, 3D Flips, Good for Beginners, Adults & Kids
  • 【Ultra-long flying time】the battery can provide a 12-15 minutes ultra-long flying time after 60 minutes charging. Comes with built-in battery.
  • 【Stable flight & altitude hold mode】drone altitude specified a flight mode. With the 6-axis gyro flight control system, This drone will fly stably. The quadcopter can do 360° circle and fly at high speeds, offering you a special and exciting feeling.
  • 【One key take off/ landing】allow beginners to easy to fly the drone without any skill. One Touch down function is most important to protect the drone when it is out of control or low battery power, The drone will fly down slowly and land on the ground automatically before the motors stopping.
  • 【Headless mode】 in headless State, the operator just needs to control the aircraft in accordance with the direction of remote Control's operating Rod. Drone size: 15*15*2.8inch/38*38*7cm
  • 【Great Christmas gift idea】it is user-friendly for beginners and hobby users. A great idea to share with your children or friends as a birthday gift or christmas gift.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GILOBABY
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GILOBABY Final Thoughts

"Totally worth it!"

I would give it more stars if I could! Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. I like the functionality of the GILOBABY .

Overall Score
4.0


(54 Points)

8. Contixo F20 GPS RC Quadcopter Photography Drone with Camera for Adults - 5GHz WiFi 1080P FHD Gimbal ...

User Ratings: 77 8

Contixo First Impressions

"Very durable."

This is our first drone that uses GPS. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I think the Contixo app will take some getting used to. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • Contixo F20 GPS RC Quadcopter Photography Drone with Camera for Adults - 5GHz WiFi 1080P FHD Gimbal Camera - 20 Minutes Flight Time - 4 Brushless Motors with 90° Adjustable Camera for Advanced Selfie
  • ✅ ADVANCED FEATURES FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE - Includes Follow Me, Automatic Hovering (Auto Hover) / Altitude Hold, First Person View (FPV), 1-Key Takeoff & Landing / Auto Return, TapFly (Fly by Tapping via Smartphone & App), Point of Interest (360° Following Rotation, Auto Hover in Circular Rotation), Fail-Safe Return To Home, & More!
  • ✅ BUILT-IN INTEGRATED 1080P HD WiFi CAMERA - Allows you to both take photos or record live video. Use your smartphone and the free downloadable app to fly and operate your Contixo F20 RC Remote & App Controlled drone, live stream video during flight for First Person View (FPV), Bird's Eye View, etc. Comes with adjustable 5.8 GHz 1080P 30fps Wi-Fi HD camera (300m, approx 1000 ft FPV distance).
  • ✅ PRE-ASSEMBLED & COMPACT DESIGN - No need to assemble or put together the drone. It is ready to fly right out of the box. The small, compact, and extremely portable design makes it fun to take it anywhere and everywhere you go.
  • ✅ INCLUDES CUSTOM STORAGE CARRYING CASE - Made for the Contixo F20 RC quadcopter drone, this exclusive carrying case allows you to safely store and transport your new hobby toy. Never worry about removing and/or uninstalling the propellers or disassembling the drone again. This carrying case makes it safe and very convenient to carry your flying RC vehicle around.
  • ✅ US-BASED CUSTOMER SERVICE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT - Should you ever run into any problems or need assistance, we are here to help! We offer 24/7 e-mail support and are available for phone calls Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am - 5 pm PST. Providing outstanding customer service is our number one priority. Includes 1-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty against defects.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contixo
  • Video Quality
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  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Contixo Final Thoughts

"Cool case."

The safety features are second to none. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The Contixo is well built, and the controls work well. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. This is the second Contixo Drone I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.4


(210 Points)

9. DJI Mavic 2 Fly More Kit with Starter Accessory Bundle – Includes: 3X Protective Battery Bag + Lan...

User Ratings: 71 10

DJI CP.MA.00000037.01SAB First Impressions

"LOVE THIS DRONE!"

I plan to research other drone accessories built by DJI. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Highly recommend this drone to you all. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. So no complaints here.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Fly More Kit with Starter Accessory Bundle – Includes: 3X Protective Battery Bag + Landing Gear Extensions/Stabilizers + Lens Hood + Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • For Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom
  • Turn Batteries into 2x USB Type-A Banks
  • Charge Batteries While Driving or Multiple Batteries in Sequence
  • Low-Noise Design Propellers (2-Pairs)
  • Travel Bag for the Mavic 2 & Accessories
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.MA.00000037.01SAB
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DJI CP.MA.00000037.01SAB Final Thoughts

"Just my imagination."

It came with a sleek remote control. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

Overall Score
4.3


(16 Points)

10. DJI Mavic Pro Collapsible Quadcopter: Includes SanDisk 32GB MicroSD Card, eDigitalUSA Card Reader, e...

User Ratings: 75 8

DJI CP.PT.000500 First Impressions

"Had an idea."

Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. I was very excited to receive this DJI CP.PT.000500. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own.

  • DJI Mavic Pro Collapsible Quadcopter: Includes SanDisk 32GB MicroSD Card, eDigitalUSA Card Reader, eDigitalUSA Cleaning Kit & eDigitalUSA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.
  • The Mavic uses SkyAutonomy technology to sense obstacles up to 49ft (15m) away. It can then bypass these obstacles or brake to hover, preventing accidents even when flying beyond visual range.
  • 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.
  • Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS ensures precise positioning indoor and outdoors.
  • ActiveTrack, TapFly and other smart features make professional looking video effortless. True 4K, fully stabilized ensures smooth footage
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000500
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI CP.PT.000500 Final Thoughts

"Well packaged."

I would definitely buy this one again! Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. This is the second DJI Drone I have purchased. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

Overall Score
4.4


(38 Points)

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