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
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  • Value For Money
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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
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  • Value For Money
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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
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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. Hubsan X4 H507A Pro Drone with 720P HD Camera Headless Mode Quadcopter with GPS Modus(Version Transm...

User Ratings: 42

HUBSAN First Impressions

"Totally worth it!"

It is super responsive and performs well. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. The safety features are second to none. But u will have an extra one to exchange.

  • Hubsan X4 H507A Pro Drone with 720P HD Camera Headless Mode Quadcopter with GPS Modus(Version Transmitter:HT009)
  • App Download: please search "X-HUBSAN" in the ISO or Android App Store.
  • Connect to H507A+ via cellphone Bluetooth, compatible with IOS / Android systems and real time FPV.
  • Offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share.
  • The App waypoint function allow to select destination on-screen copter will fly directly.
  • Function: GPS,WIFI,APP compatible,720P HD camera,headless mode, altitude mode, automatic return.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN
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HUBSAN Final Thoughts

"Fantastic Ruggedized Camera Drone!"

Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. But u will have an extra one to exchange. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

5. PGYTECH Landing Gear Leg Extended with LED Kit for DJI Mavic 2 PRO/Mavic 2 Zoom

User Ratings: 72 8

PGYTECH 5823853990 First Impressions

"Simply awesome!"

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. I would give it more stars if I could!

  • PGYTECH Landing Gear Leg Extended with LED Kit for DJI Mavic 2 PRO/Mavic 2 Zoom
  • ✔ Landing Gear Working - Designed for DJI MAVIC 2 PRO/MAVIC 2 ZOOM
  • ✔ Landing Gear Function - It can avoid dirty fuselage or damage the DJI MAVIC 2 PRO/MAVIC 2 ZOOM drone gimbal when taking off and landing. And it can still take off and land in the uneven environment of the ground.
  • ✔ Landing Gear Feature - The landing gear can effectively increase the height of 1.37inch【3.5cm】
  • ✔ LED light Feature - LED light 4 mode light source, suitable for different scenes. Strong light, medium light, low light, flash.
  • ✔ Package Content - 1 x Increased Landing Gear LED Kit
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PGYTECH 5823853990
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PGYTECH 5823853990 Final Thoughts

"Great kit!"

Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Seems well built and blades are well protected. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

Overall Score
4.4


(103 Points)

6. DRONE-CLONE XPERTS Drone X Pro AIR 4K Ultra HD Dual Camera FPV WiFi Quadcopter Follow Me Mode Gestur...

User Ratings: 74

Drone-Clone Xperts First Impressions

"Fit perfectly."

I could not have made a better purchase. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The Drone-Clone Xperts is well built, and the controls work well. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

  • DRONE-CLONE XPERTS Drone X Pro AIR 4K Ultra HD Dual Camera FPV WiFi Quadcopter Follow Me Mode Gesture Control 2 Batteries Included (White)
  • 4K Ultra HD 8MP DUAL CAMERA: This edition has 2 cameras, one on the front and one on the bottom. Split-Screen and Picture in Picture mode shows real-time transmission from both cameras, allowing you to RECORD footage of both camera views SIMULTANEOUSLY! The UHD video then instantly and wirelessly transfers to your smartphone photo album. This amazing quadcopter was specifically engineered for extreme photo/video versatility, high dynamic range capability, and ultra-high definition pictures/video
  • TOTAL FLIGHT TIME: 24-30mins -Each battery will provide approximately 12-15 mins of flight time (2 total drone batteries included) Want EXTRA BATTERIES? Enter this code: B07S3S4ZF6 in Amazon's search bar. WiFi FPV Real-Time Transmission allows you to view and record everything straight on your smartphone's screen! You can even use your phone to control the flight of the drone if you'd like (but also comes with a Remote Control).
  • TOTAL FLIGHT TIME: 24-30mins -Each battery will provide approximately 12-15 mins of flight time (2 total drone batteries included with THIS 4K UHD Dual Camera Drone. WiFi FPV Real-Time Transmission allows you to view and record everything straight on your smartphone's screen! You can even use your phone to control the flight of the drone if you'd like (but also comes with a Remote Control).
  • Want a CARRYING CASE? Just enter this code into Amazon's Search Bar: B07R3CCK1K .. Extra PROPELLER BLADES enter this code: B07VH1BN7M and for Extra USB CHARGING CABLES: B07VMHLGD2
  • PERFECT Drone for BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE drone pilots! Functions such as One Key Take-Off/Landing, Emergency Stop, Altitude Hold and Optical Flow Positioning, keep it simple to control for all skill levels, especially new drone flyers.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Drone-Clone Xperts
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Drone-Clone Xperts Final Thoughts

"And flies great."

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. I have some really cool ideas for them. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! I would give it more stars if I could! Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

Overall Score
4.5


(5 Points)

7. Shift RED, Drone enables Easy & Free Flight with Patented one-Handed Controller, Hovering Quadcopter...

User Ratings: 58 13

Shift First Impressions

"5 stars overall."

I have to say, I really like this drone. It is super responsive and performs well. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly.

  • Shift RED, Drone enables Easy & Free Flight with Patented one-Handed Controller, Hovering Quadcopter, FHD Camera for Kids & Adults, Seamless SNS Video MGMT, Follow me, 4 LV Speed Modes, Altitude Hold
  • [One-Hand Controller] Flying with two hands is a thing of the past. Zigzag through the air with our patented intuitive controller. Flying becomes second nature once you experience our one-handed controller.
  • [4 different modes] From casual flying to extreme racing, Shift has them all. Change the settings for different occasions to make the most out of your drone experience
  • [Emergency Stop] With the Shift Red’s “Emergency Stop” function, you’ll never have to worry about losing control. Once it gets out of range, the Shift goes into automatic hovering mode until it re-connects with the controller
  • [Lezero Pilot Mode] Forget about controlling altogether and enjoy the moment with the “Lezero Pilot Mode.” Following, Orbiting, Dollying In & Out, Horizontal Tracking, Yaw Tracking, Hero Mode are available at your fingertips
  • [Ultra-portability and instant upload] Weighing less-than-100g, the shift is exempt from the mandatory drone registration in North America. Instantly upload your content to your favorite SNS using our Application without having to remove the SD card / Compatible with iOS 10.0 or later and Android 4.4 (Kitkat) or later / Please update to the latest firmware version for optimal flight experience
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Shift
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Shift Final Thoughts

"Well packaged."

There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. I think the Shift app will take some getting used to. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
4.1


(16 Points)

8. SIMREX X11 Upgraded GPS Drone with 1080P HD Camera 2-Axis Self stabilizing Gimbal 5G WiFi FPV Video ...

User Ratings: 73 11

SIMREX X11 First Impressions

"Flew perfectly."

It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I think SIMREX definitely has a potential winner here.

  • SIMREX X11 Upgraded GPS Drone with 1080P HD Camera 2-Axis Self stabilizing Gimbal 5G WiFi FPV Video RC Quadcopter Auto Return Home with Follow Me Altitude Hold Headless Brushless Motor Remote Control
  • Drone with GPS Location & Auto Return Assisted Flight:Provides you with accurate positioning details of your drone.When your drone is Runaway or in Low Power, the drone can auto-return. Never worrying about losing the drone.
  • 1080P HD 108°FOV Adjustable FPV Camera: Captures high-quality video and aerial photos for the memorable moments. See the world through the eyes of a bird on your phone.
  • Headless Mode: Orientation of the drone is in relation to the operation, when eyes can't identify the orientation of the drone, the Headless Mode can help to control easier and prevent from losing the direction.
  • Ultra-Long Flying Time: Capacity of the battery is up to 3150mAh, which provides about 22 minutes ultra-long flight time. And it can reach up to 500m control distance giving you a more extensive flight experience.
  • Easy to fly: With functions like One Key Take off/Land/Return, Altitude Hold Mode, Headless Mode, and High/Low Speeds Switch and Trajectory Flight. Best choice with enough fun for beginners.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SIMREX X11
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SIMREX X11 Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. I think the SIMREX app will take some getting used to. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

Overall Score
4.3


(382 Points)

9. Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD WiFi Camera Live Feed 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter with A...

User Ratings: 63 8

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Unbelievable!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. The Holy Stone is well built, and the controls work well. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD WiFi Camera Live Feed 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor and Headless Mode RTF Helicopter, Color Black
  • HD FPV CAMERA: First Person View 720P HD REAL TIME Video Camera (2MP, 1280×720 Pixel) enable you to take aerial videos and photos with your iPhone or Android phone device.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • MOBILE CONTROL: Control the drone with a smart phone in the App to activate multiple functions such as Gravity SENSOR Mode which allows the user to control the flight by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly. Operate the camera function and flight on the App interface.
  • HEADLESS MODE AND ONE KEY RETURN HOME FUNCTION: Orientation of the drone in relation to the pilot. Great function when the drone is out of sight. The function is dependent on the direction of the user when he pairs the model;One Key Return Home Function: Avoid the drone being lost, and drive the drone back with the simple click of a button.
  • 2.4G 4CHANEL 6-AXIS GYRO TECHNOLOGY: 2.4G technology makes it possible for several models being played at the same time without interference; 6 AXIS GYRO STABILITY: The multi-axis gyro offers extra stability for easy handling and 360° flips.
  • Recommended Age: 13 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Simply amazing."

The camera on this thing is awesome. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. 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
4.2


(93 Points)

10. Mini Drone Headless RC Quadcopter 2.4GHz 4CH 6 Axis Remote Control Helicopter Indoor/Outdoor Flying ...

User Ratings: 40

LUXON First Impressions

"She enjoys it!"

I've crashed my LUXON hundreds of times. I plan to research other drone accessories built by LUXON. The controls have zero noticeable lag. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. This is a good Selfie or Video drone.

  • Mini Drone Headless RC Quadcopter 2.4GHz 4CH 6 Axis Remote Control Helicopter Indoor/Outdoor Flying Small Airplane with One Key Return for Beginner (Yellow)
  • 【MULTI-FUNCTION】- ☑ One-key return: with built-in positioning system, the drone can auto locate the remote control, just press the one key return button, the toys drone will fly back to the remote control's location. ☑360° or 3d flips: this drone can perform the 360 degree flips roll with one key, and it is very easy to use even for the beginner. The new 3d rolling special effects surprise all the people.It's funny drone for beginner.
  • 【HEADLESS MODE】- ✪ The mini toys drone has a headless mode which can help control easier for beginner by making the forward/backward/leftward/rightward commands. The drone will change its flight direction with the change of the direction of remote control, enable any level of players to fly the drones easily.
  • 【6-AXIS FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM】- ✪ Based on 2. 4 ghz remote control technology,so it can be controlled more precisely, its remote control distance is further, and the response is more sensitive. Note: best to start indoors as this is so light avoid affected by even a light wind.
  • 【STEPS TO MATCH CODE】- 1. Turn on the quadcopter drone then turn on the controller; 2. Push the throttle(left lever) to the top , and then pull it down; 3. When you hear a "beep", which means the connection was set up successfully, and then you can start to fly your mini rc drone.
  • 【IMPORTANT NOTE】- ☑ Take a 10-minute break to cool down between 2 flights; ☑ use the stop button immediately when the quadcopter is entangled by hair or other filament, or tends to clash, or out of your control. Flight time: 5~ 6 mins, charging time: 30 ~ 50 mins, effective operating range: about 100 ft(30m). ❤❤ Should you have any problem or suggestion for product, please feel free to contact us, we'll provide 100% Warranty Guarantee. ❤❤
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LUXON
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LUXON Final Thoughts

"Loving it so far."

Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. I like the functionality of the LUXON . Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable!

Overall Score
4.0


(15 Points)

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