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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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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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. DJI Fly More 2 Battery Accessory Bundle for Mavic Includes Case, Car Charger, Charger Hub, Power Ban...

DJI First Impressions

"Other than that."

It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. This is an essential process for proper flight. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

  • DJI Fly More 2 Battery Accessory Bundle for Mavic Includes Case, Car Charger, Charger Hub, Power Bank Adapter and Extra Propellers
  • ✅2 x Intelligent Flight Battery for Mavic Quadcopter
  • ✅2 x 8330 Quick Release Folding Propellers for Mavic Drone
  • ✅Battery Charging Hub for Mavic Pro, Shoulder Bag for Mavic Pro
  • ✅Power Bank Adapter for Mavic Intelligent Flight Battery, Car Charger for Mavic Pro
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"They love it!"

It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Besides that though its a great little drone. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. I have some really cool ideas for them. I could not have made a better purchase.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

5. Hobbypower DIY F450 Quadcopter Kit with APM2.8 Flight Controller+ 7M GPS + 920KV Brushless Motor & S...

Hobbypower First Impressions

"This is Fun!"

It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Hobbypower today. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Hobbypower DIY F450 Quadcopter Kit with APM2.8 Flight Controller+ 7M GPS + 920KV Brushless Motor & Simonk 30A ESC
  • This is a DIY HJ-F450 Quadcopter kit, it is unassembled. Come with high quality electronic accessories, only need a 3S Lipo battery and a 6CH above radio system to complete.
  • Please be notice this kit does not include remote control, and battery, we have the AT9 radio system in stock, if you need it, you can find them in my store.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hobbypower
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Hobbypower Final Thoughts

"Flies Great!"

I think Hobbypower definitely has a potential winner here. Besides that though its a great little drone. The camera on this thing is awesome. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Brushless Drone with 2K FHD Camera Live Video,JJRC X5 40mins(20+20) Long Flight Time Quadcopter,5G W...

User Ratings: 60 13

JJRC First Impressions

"I was right."

They made it right by sending a replacement. I have recommended the JJRC to my friends. The safety features are second to none. This is an essential process for proper flight. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack.

  • Brushless Drone with 2K FHD Camera Live Video,JJRC X5 40mins(20+20) Long Flight Time Quadcopter,5G WiFi FPV Drone for Adults,GPS Return Home,Follow Me,Long Control Range(Black)
  • ✈BRUSHLESS MOTORS: Upgraded 2204 1500KV brushless motors for more quieter powerful flight and better stability,which makes your flight more enjoyable. What’s more,it enables you to fly the drone in cold winter.The max speed of the drone is up to 45 km/h.
  • ✈ADVANCED 5G Wifi 2K CAMERA: With 90° Adjustable angle 2K HD camera ,which can be adjusted by remote controller. And 5G 980FT wifi transmission ensures high-quality real time video and high-speed picture transmission without delay. Ideal selfie drone, catching every wonderful moment from a birds-eye perspective.
  • ✈40mins Flight Time:Enjoy a maximum of 20-mins flight time with a 7.6V 2420mAh powerful modular battery. The package comes with 2pcs batteries,extends your flight time to 40mins.More flying experiences will be gained.Modular battery is easy to install and more safe.
  • ✈GPS Mode: GPS positioning provides you with accurate positioning details of your drone. It is able to provide with automatic return, low power return and no signal return.No longer worry about the drone will lose.
  • ✈FOLLOW ME&POINT OF INTEREST: The drone allows pilots to create points of interest,then it automatically circle around that point, improving the flight experience.Follow me mode under GPS positioning make the drone always follow your steps and point the camera to you to catch your every move and take aerial photos.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JJRC
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JJRC Final Thoughts

"Fast shipment!"

But overall, I am very happy with the product. I was very excited to receive this JJRC . It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. But u will have an extra one to exchange. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly.

Overall Score
4.0


(151 Points)

7. Drone with 4K Camera Live Video,EACHINE E020 WiFi FPV RC Drone for Adults and Beginners with 4K HD W...

EACHINE First Impressions

"Camera is great!"

Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

  • Drone with 4K Camera Live Video,EACHINE E020 WiFi FPV RC Drone for Adults and Beginners with 4K HD Wide Angle Camera 7.4V 1100Mah Long Flight time Large Selfie Photography Drone Quadcopter
  • 4K 120°FOV HD Camera & FPV function: Possessing 4K 120° FOV HD Camera for adults, allows you to capture high-quality video and aerial photos. High- speed picture transmission without delay, provides video transmission within a range of up to 80m, each picture is 3840*2160pix,120 degree wide-angle extended viewing angle,record your every wonderful moment,delivers a superior experience.
  • Powerful batter & steady flight: Enjoy a maximum of 12-min flight time at a time. Enjoy more fun at once and the powerful battery is more durable. The altitude-hold function ensures a steady hover in the air at a certain altitude. Great aerial pictures and videos are feasible thanks to this function.
  • One key return & Headless mode & Trimming: 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.
  • Trajectory Flight & 3D VR mode & G-sensor: Plan flight routes with the built-in map on the APP. The drone will fly as the trajectory you set. Besides, you can enjoy the first-person views the real-time live video directly with it, feels like that you are the pilot in the drone and you are flying in the sky, enjoying the firmament above the horizon. What's more, horizontal sensor technology support navigating the drone by flipping forward/backward/left/right from a horizontal position.
  • Customer Service: 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 SD 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: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EACHINE
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EACHINE Final Thoughts

"Fast service."

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Amazing Ruggedized Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. The camera on this thing is awesome. But u will have an extra one to exchange.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

8. FPV Camera Caddx Vista KIT 720P CMOS 2.1mm Lens 150 Degree Mini Cam with 5.8GHz FPV Transmitter VTX ...

Crazepony First Impressions

"5 stars overall."

So no complaints here. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. It's well designed and self protected. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap.

  • FPV Camera Caddx Vista KIT 720P CMOS 2.1mm Lens 150 Degree Mini Cam with 5.8GHz FPV Transmitter VTX 4km Max Range AIO Digital System for D-JI FPV Goggles Remote Controller Whoop Drones Airplane
  • [Super Wide Angle] 150 degree wide angle with 28ms ultra-low-latency , can enter high-definition digital image, no distortion, recording more wide and beautiful scenes
  • [Save time and money] Has Embedded Remote Controller Receiver. Can wirelessly connect the Vista Kit for FPV Remote Controller, without having to purchase additional receivers to reduces flight preparation time
  • [Single-Antenna structure] The Vista Kit use single antenna, max range is up to 4 kilometers.Saving weight for drones and making DIY much easier
  • [8 Channels, 8 Drones] The VISTA system allow up to 8 drones to fly simultaneously. Each operator has an exclusive channel. This helps to reduce cross-interference and provide an optional racing experience
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crazepony
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Crazepony Final Thoughts

"Ten minutes."

Picture and video quality better than expected. Really pleased with the Crazepony performance. Highly recommend this drone to you all. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Seems well built and blades are well protected.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Potensic D58, Drone with Camera 1080P, GPS Quadcopter 120° Wide Angle 5G WiFi FPV, Remote Control, ...

User Ratings: 66 9

Potensic First Impressions

"5 stars overall."

It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. It's well designed and self protected. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Not Only Can You Learn On The Potensic . Excellent Price for a Drone like this one.

  • Potensic D58, Drone with Camera 1080P, GPS Quadcopter 120° Wide Angle 5G WiFi FPV, Remote Control, Follow Me, Orbit Mode, 18mins
  • [5G WiFi Real-time Transmission with 1080P 120° Wide Angle HD Camera]: See clearly what’s your drone shooting, and record memorable experience and beautiful scenery. And 90° adjustable lens for more types of photographs
  • [GPS Drone with Follow Me Mode, Orbit Flight & Draw the Dots]: Best for travelling, following your step no matter where you go; shooting for a cool surround video and fly the drone as your designed route.
  • [Auto-Return Home for Safe Flight]: D58 has safe assured function, when it is lost of signal or in low voltage or flying over the limited distance, the drone can auto fly back.
  • [Suit for Drivers with Different Operational Proficiency]: There are 3 speed modes for choose, low speed for kids and beginners, medium speed for adults and high speed for person good at flying.
  • [Basic Functions Make Operation Easy]: One key to take off / landing, one-key return and altitude hold, all these functions make flying a drone easily.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"As a first drone."

Controls are smooth and easy to use. Picture and video quality better than expected. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. Amazing Ruggedized Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
4.3


(326 Points)

10. DJI 1360S Quick-Release Propeller for Inspire 1 Quadcopter, Pair

DJI 12111 First Impressions

"Easy to fly."

It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth.

  • DJI 1360S Quick-Release Propeller for Inspire 1 Quadcopter, Pair
  • DJI CW Propeller - CCW Propeller - DJI Warranty
  • Package Quantity: Pair
  • Compatibility: Inspire 1 quadcopter
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI 12111
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DJI 12111 Final Thoughts

"Just my imagination."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. It came with a sleek remote control.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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