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. Starter Power Accessory Kit for DJI Mavic PRO Quadcopter

User Ratings: 75 6

SSE First Impressions

"All good!"

But u will have an extra one to exchange. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. They made it right by sending a replacement. This is a great Ruggedized Camera Drone for the price. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control.

  • Starter Power Accessory Kit for DJI Mavic PRO Quadcopter
  • Works with Mavic Pro Only (Not for Mavic 2)
  • Overcharge and Low-Voltage Protections
  • Low-Temperature Protection
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SSE
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SSE Final Thoughts

"Fit perfectly."

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Besides that though its a great little drone. But u will have an extra one to exchange. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver.

Overall Score
4.5


(42 Points)

5. iFlight RunCam Split 3 Micro FPV Camera 1080P 60fps HD Recording with WDR Low Latency TV-Out Switcha...

iFlight First Impressions

"I don't fly here."

Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. Really the best Ruggedized Camera Drone for the money! It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito.

  • iFlight RunCam Split 3 Micro FPV Camera 1080P 60fps HD Recording with WDR Low Latency TV-Out Switchable 5-20V FOV 130° Recording FOV 165° for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter
  • Functional Aspect: Upgraded RunCam Split 3 Micro M12 Lens Version 1080P 60FPS HD Recording & WDR FPV Camera
  • New Features: stronger flexible ribbon cable, optimize TV-OUT interference to reduce ripple
  • Low Latency: 40ms Ultra low latency, evolution for racing drone; With MIC, suitable for mini drone that cannot be equipped with action cam
  • Modular Design: Replaceable Lens,Manual Focus Supported
  • Easy Installation: Standard mounting bracket / Mounting Dimension:20*20mm / SD card protector
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The iFlight
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

iFlight Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Picture and video quality better than expected. Everything worked well right out of the box. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

6. Ruko F11 Pro Drone 4K Quadcopter UHD Live Video GPS Drones, FPV Drone with Camera for Adults Beginne...

User Ratings: 80 5

Ruko First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Highly recommend this drone to you all. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

  • Ruko F11 Pro Drone 4K Quadcopter UHD Live Video GPS Drones, FPV Drone with Camera for Adults Beginner 30 Mins Flight Time Long 2500mAh Battery Brushless Motor-Black(1 Extra Battery + Carrying Case).
  • 【 】Experience breathtaking 4K Ultra HD picture quality and 2.9k video for stunning clarity, deep contrast and vivid colors. Feeling the unbelievable beauty in ultra-high definition. The camera with a 120°FOV lens gives a broad view of the memorable moment.
  • 【 】 Equipped with upgraded 2500mAh intelligent battery provides up to 30 minutes flight time, The package comes with 1 extra battery, extends your flight time to 60 mins. (30+30 mins)
  • 【 & 】The drone can reach live video transmission of 300-500 meters. Up to 500 meters (Max1614FT) image transmission distance. With Stronger GPS positioning, F11 PRO can hover stably to catch clearer images and return to home precisely.
  • 【 】It is easier for newbies or beginners, equipped with functions like Auto Return, FPV, Tap Fly, Headless Mode, One Key Take Off/Landing, With simple press, even little boys and girls can take it under well control.
  • 【 】Ruko promises 30 days of return or exchange and 90 days free waranty. If you have any questions about our products, such as the operation of the drone, please contact us.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ruko
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Ruko Final Thoughts

"Great part!"

Seems well built and blades are well protected. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost.

Overall Score
4.6


(861 Points)

7. Parrot PF727004 Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White

User Ratings: 68 6

Parrot PF727004 First Impressions

"So much to do."

Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. This is the second Parrot Drone I have purchased. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. It's well designed and self protected.

  • Parrot PF727004 Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White
  • Dual Flight mode (Quad/Plane): designed for aerial acrobatics and high-speed racing with friends
  • Achieve speeds of up to 19mph in plane mode
  • Increase piloting range with the included Parrot Flypad (works with or without a smartphone)
  • Unique X shape provides you with a two drones in one experience
  • OS compatibility: iOS 7 and up / Android 4.4 and up
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Parrot PF727004
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Parrot PF727004 Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. The liability insurance is worth it. It is super responsive and performs well. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

Overall Score
4.3


(444 Points)

8. YKS WLtoys V666 4 Channel 6 Axis 5.8Ghz RTF FPV Quadcopter +HD Camera (Colors Vary)

YKS First Impressions

"She loved it."

Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. I have to say, I really like this drone. Besides that though its a great little drone. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

  • YKS WLtoys V666 4 Channel 6 Axis 5.8Ghz RTF FPV Quadcopter +HD Camera (Colors Vary)
  • ✅ FPV monitor, HD camera with vibration absorber, FPV 5.8G real time image transmission, Support missile launcher,water connon,hook&basket and bubble blower
  • ✅ Large and lightweight airframe with nice durability, Full Scale Remote Control with built-in 6 axis gyro system, Switchable transmitter,can switch between mode 1 and mode 2 Ideal FPV Video Platform
  • ✅ The ideal platform for budget-minded customers in the market for a large quad to take high-quality FPV video. The large size of theV666 FPV makes it easy to see in flight and the 6-axis Flight Stability System (FSS) gives it the control you need to get the quality footage you want.
  • ✅ High Quality FPV Video: A high-quality camera that films 720p HD video at 30 FPS comes installed on the V666 FPV along with an Anti-Vibration Mount that helps hold the camera steady so you can avoid shakes and bumps in your video footage. The signal from the camera is sent to the LCD screen that mounts directly to the transmitter and receives the live feed.
  • ✅ 1080p Camera Option: Available separately is a high quality HD camera that films 1080p HD video at 30 FPS or 720p HD video at 60 FPS. The camera attaches to the same Anti-Vibration Mount that comes with the Ethos FPV and provides clear 1080p footage that you’ll want to add to your permanent video library.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YKS
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

YKS Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

Really the best Ruggedized Camera Drone for the money! I have some really cool ideas for them. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. This arrived earlier than I expected from YKS.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Tello Drone Quadcopter Elite Combo with 3 Batteries, 4 Port Charger and More

User Ratings: 71 9

DJI First Impressions

"Great range."

I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Great product if you have multiple batteries. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. It will automatically return home if connection is lost.

  • Tello Drone Quadcopter Elite Combo with 3 Batteries, 4 Port Charger and More
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Tello: An impressive little drone for kids and adults that's a blast to fly and helps users learn about drones with coding education. Get yourself a Tello to find out just how awesome flying can be!
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! New to Drones? No Problem! Flying Tello couldn't be easier! Just pull out your phone to fly anytime or anywhere with intuitive controls. See the world from the sky! Whether you're at a park, in the office, or hanging out at home, you can always take off and experience the world from exciting new perspectives. Tello has two antennas that make video transmission extra stable and a high-capacity battery that offers impressively long flight time.
  • Fantastic Features for Endless Enjoyment! Thanks to all the tech that Tello's packing, like a flight controller powered by DJI, you can perform awesome tricks & with just a tap on screen. Flying has never been so fun and easy. Capture Great Pictures and Videos! Equipped with high quality image processor, Tello shoots incredible photos and videos. Even if you don't know how to fly, you can record pro level videos with EZ shots and share them on social media from your smartphone
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Relax! Tello's Super Safe! Tello's lightweight, yet durable design combined with software and hardware protections make it so you can always fly with confidence. Programming is More Fun than Ever! Now available for Tello, Tello Edu is a mobile programming app that supports Scratch. Students can command Tello to perform corresponding movements by dragging coding blocks on their smart mobile device.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have tools to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Flew perfectly."

Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. The durability of this DJI is ridiculous.

Overall Score
4.3


(87 Points)

10. AKASO A200 Drone with Camera 720P FPV Drones Live Video 6-Axis Gyro 2.4GHz Altitude Hold Foldable Ar...

User Ratings: 60 12

AKASO . First Impressions

"I was right."

This is the second AKASO Drone I have purchased. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I've crashed my AKASO . hundreds of times. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. AKASO had also impressed me with their customer service.

  • AKASO A200 Drone with Camera 720P FPV Drones Live Video 6-Axis Gyro 2.4GHz Altitude Hold Foldable Arms RC Drones for Kids Beginners Adults - (New Version Controller)
  • 3D FLIP & ROLLS: A200 folding drone controller comes with the latest technology of 6-Axis Gyro flying control system offer strong stability. When it's stable, you can get it doing more tricks: up/downward, left/rightward, 360 degree rotate, etc. (New Version Controller)
  • ALTITUDE HOVER FUNCTION: 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.
  • 720P HD FPV CAMERA: Equipped with adjustable 720P HD camera to record high quality video or take clear images. Capture your friends and family from aerial view shots and see the world from a new angle.
  • ONE KEY RETURN & HEADLESS MODE: With one key return mode, avoid losing the aircraft with the simple push of a button. Tips: You must be in Headless mode to use this. When you hold the one-key return button, the drone will return and land near the transmitter.
  • FOLDABLE QUADCOPTER DESIGN: Using foldable aerofoil technology to protect the arms;the AKASO A200 drone is easy to take with you anywhere.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO .
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

AKASO . Final Thoughts

"Fast delivery."

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

Overall Score
4.1


(411 Points)

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