Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Shift Camera Drones

1. 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)

2. DJI Phantom 4 PRO V2.0 Quadcopter Drone with 1-inch 20MP 4K Camera KIT, 3 Total DJI Batteries, 128 g...

User Ratings: 67 13

DJI DJI phantom 4 pro First Impressions

"Thanks DJI."

Really pleased with the DJI DJI phantom 4 pro performance. We've started a collection of DJI drones now. Really the best Shift Camera Drone for the money! Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • DJI Phantom 4 PRO V2.0 Quadcopter Drone with 1-inch 20MP 4K Camera KIT, 3 Total DJI Batteries, 128 gb Micro SDXC Card, Reader Must Have Bundle
  • Headless mode: headless mode simplifies flying by elimination to the transmitter, no matter where the quadcopter points, It will follow the forward, left, right and back of the transmitter.
  • One key 360°flips mode: with the latest technology of 6-Axis gyro flying control system, You could press down the roll bottom. Choose the direction button to flip your Mini quad copter. (Leftward, rightward, forward, backward 360°flip)
  • 3D FPV real time transmission: camera equipped with 0. 3MP and the Wi-Fi FPV Video is streamed to an app on your phone where the video is also recorded. Wi-Fi FPV is notoriously difficult to use since there is always a little bit of video delay, This is overcome by including altitude hold with the quadcopter which keeps throttle stable.
  • You can set the quadcopter height control. In this mode, according to the pressure set high flight. Due to its high-precision barometer, UAV has always maintained the same height in the air. Easier to control the pressure set high function.
  • Unique propeller guard setup: the overall design of this quadcopter is pretty nice looking and the most notable feature is how it set up the propeller guards. Rather than wrap around the propellers individually, there is a single plastic frame that protects the props from all sides, The bottom, and the top of the quadcopter.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro
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DJI DJI phantom 4 pro Final Thoughts

"Excellent frame."

I like the functionality of the DJI DJI phantom 4 pro. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro is a great deal in this price range and quality. The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro is a great deal in this price range and quality. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk.

Overall Score
4.1


(156 Points)

3. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Fly More Kit, Ultimate Bundle, with 64GB SD Card, Filter Set (...

User Ratings: 74 6

DJI First Impressions

"LOVE THIS DRONE!"

Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI . I have to say, I really like this drone. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. I could not have made a better purchase. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Fly More Kit, Ultimate Bundle, with 64GB SD Card, Filter Set (CPL ND8 ND16 ND32), Landing Gear, Landing Pad and iPad Holder (Fly More Combo)
  • Latest Flagship Drone: Powered by Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • Better Flying Experience: Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, low noise propellers, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, SD card support up to 128GB
  • More Functionality: ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos
  • Mavic 2 Pro Aircraft, 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries, Shoulder Bag, Charging Hub and Car Charger,Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C), USB Adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)
  • Extra Dealer's Choice Accessories: Polares Filter Set (CPL, ND8, ND16, ND32), 64GB MicroSD card, Landing Gear, Landing Pad, Drone body case, and iPad Holder. Authorized Dealer, Full Manufacturer warranty
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Fast delivery."

This arrived earlier than I expected from DJI. It came with a sleek remote control. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. It's well designed and self protected. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

Overall Score
4.3


(25 Points)

4. DJI Mavic 2 Part 3 - Battery Charger 60W(with OEM DJI AC Cable) for Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom - OEM

DJI CP.MA.00000039.01 First Impressions

"Well made."

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Part 3 - Battery Charger 60W(with OEM DJI AC Cable) for Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom - OEM
  • Charge batteries and remote controller simultaneously
  • Multiple output interface and modes
  • 60 W output power with original DJI AC Cable
  • Brand New In Original Box
  • Made by DJI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.MA.00000039.01
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DJI CP.MA.00000039.01 Final Thoughts

"And was lost!"

This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. I have to say, I really like this drone. The safety features are second to none. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

5. DROCON Bugs 3 Powerful Brushless Motor Quadcopter Drone for Adults and Hobbyilists, High-Speed Flyin...

User Ratings: 73 5

DROCON First Impressions

"As a first drone."

I think DROCON definitely has a potential winner here. This is our first drone that uses GPS. I have to say, I really like this drone. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • DROCON Bugs 3 Powerful Brushless Motor Quadcopter Drone for Adults and Hobbyilists, High-Speed Flying Drone, Support HD Camera 4K Camera, 15Min Flying Time 300 Meters Long Control Range
  • NEW BRUSHLESS MOTORS – Insist on brushless metal motors! Here’s why: they don’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.
  • 15 – 20 MINUTE FLIGHTS – Thanks to highly efficient brushless motors, Blue Bugs 3 lasts for 15 minutes at the mid-to-high throttle and up to 20 minutes with conservative use. Bugs flies stable and smooth for beginners.
  • CONTROL FROM 300 – 500 METERS AWAY – Even when your Blue Bugs 3 is a tiny speck in the distance, you retain 100% control. Capture incredible shots of breathtaking vistas. Fly to 1,000 feet and beyond in seconds.
  • FLY AGAINST HIGH-SPEED WIND: Bugs 3 is made of durable Nylon fiber material, It will be powerful enough to enable you to fly a drone whenever you want it, even against the high-speed wind.
  • 3D ROLLS & FLIP: This drone will amaze you by performing a cool 3D flip at the press of a button. Have fun with your Blue bugs 3, we provide 30 days money back grantee and lifetime technical support.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DROCON
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DROCON Final Thoughts

"Nice product!"

Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. It seems to do just about everything. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point.

Overall Score
4.5


(368 Points)

6. iFlight DC5 HD 5 Inch 230mm FPV Freestyle Frame Kit Carbon Fiber FPV Frame for DJI FPV Air Unit

User Ratings: 67

iFlight First Impressions

"He loves it!"

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. This arrived earlier than I expected from iFlight. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. The durability of this iFlight is ridiculous. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction.

  • iFlight DC5 HD 5 Inch 230mm FPV Freestyle Frame Kit Carbon Fiber FPV Frame for DJI FPV Air Unit
  • The iFlight DC5 was designed for the DJI Digital FPV System
  • HD FPV frame is also suited for a 5-inch propeller power system and flight controllers, ensured a super great flying experience
  • Popular deadcat style configuration, No prop in View
  • 5 inch fpv frame compatible with 20*20,30.5*30.5 mounting holes for all flight controllers
  • Soft TPU material helps to protect the camera and antenna in the event of a crash
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The iFlight
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iFlight Final Thoughts

"Great job!"

It is really easy to use for me and my kids. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My iFlight today. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. This is our first drone that uses GPS.

Overall Score
4.6


(15 Points)

7. DJI Tello Quadcopter Drone 4 Pack Battery Kit, Powered by DJI

DJI First Impressions

"In no time."

I've crashed my DJI hundreds of times. I plan to research other drone accessories built by DJI. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. This is our first drone, never used one before. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

  • DJI Tello Quadcopter Drone 4 Pack Battery Kit, Powered by DJI
  • Bundle Includes - Tello Mini Drone + 4 x Propellers for Tello + Propeller Guards for Tello (4-Pack) + 4x Intelligent Flight Batteries for Tello + Padded Drone Backpack + eDigitalUSA Cleaning Kit + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Smart Interactive Drone - Takeoff and Landing from Your Hand
  • Smart Interactive Drone - Programmable via Scratch SDK
  • 720p Videos & 5MP Photos
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Totally worth it!"

The DJI is well built, and the controls work well. It is super responsive and performs well. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Goolsky L100 Drone 1080P 5G WiFi FPV Wide-Angle Camera 6-axis GPS RC Drone Auto Follow RC Hexacopter...

Goolsky First Impressions

"Good for flight."

I think Goolsky definitely has a potential winner here. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Seems well built and blades are well protected. This is the second Goolsky Drone I have purchased.

  • Goolsky L100 Drone 1080P 5G WiFi FPV Wide-Angle Camera 6-axis GPS RC Drone Auto Follow RC Hexacopter for Adults Kids
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Goolsky
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Goolsky Final Thoughts

"Great skin!"

Really pleased with the Goolsky performance. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

9. HAPPYMODEL Mantis85 85mm FPV Racing Drone Pure Carbon Quadcopter Frame Kit Supers_F4 6A BLHELI_S 5.8...

User Ratings: 59

HAPPYMODEL M22649 First Impressions

"Good fly time."

It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. The HAPPYMODEL M22649 is a great deal in this price range and quality. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

  • HAPPYMODEL Mantis85 85mm FPV Racing Drone Pure Carbon Quadcopter Frame Kit Supers_F4 6A BLHELI_S 5.8G 25MW 48CH 600TVL Camera + DSM/2 Receiver
  • 3K full carbon fiber bottom plate set up with CNC aluminum alloy Stiffeners. Extremely light and more powerful
  • STM32F405RGT6 MCU+ BLHELI_S ESC make your Operating feel more stabile and silky.Adjustable Angle of Camera
  • Jaw-dropping flight performance . Betaflight support . Acro mode / Air mode /Angle mode support
  • Built-in OSD(Using F4 MCU controls OSD over SPI bus in DMA mode). OSD Configuration has been include in BETAFLIGHT GUI
  • BLEHELI_S pass-through ready.Telemetry RSSI Output ready
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HAPPYMODEL M22649
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HAPPYMODEL M22649 Final Thoughts

"They work great!"

I plan to research other drone accessories built by HAPPYMODEL. It came with a sleek remote control. This HAPPYMODEL M22649 takes the cake with utility and functionality. I went directly with the high speed. Great product if you have multiple batteries.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

10. HUBSAN H501SS X4 GPS Drone with 1080P HD Camera 5.8G FPV RC Quadcopter for Adults Brushless Motor RT...

HUBSAN First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. I have recommended the HUBSAN to my friends. I would definitely buy this one again! Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. I would definitely buy this one again!

  • HUBSAN H501SS X4 GPS Drone with 1080P HD Camera 5.8G FPV RC Quadcopter for Adults Brushless Motor RTF
  • 1080P FHD Camera: The upgraded camera lens gives a panoramic view for recording your unforgettable moment. 5.8G image transmission ensures high-speed real time video without delay - ideals for selfie.
  • GPS Positioning: With GPS location, the drone can hover stably and automatically return to Home when its battery is low or the signal is lost. Shot with ease when the drone can follow your path.
  • 20 Mins Max Flight Time: Equiped with 7.4V 2700mAh Li-Po battery yields up to 20 mins flight time. Max flight distance: 400 meters.
  • Brushless Motor: It is quiet but very powerful when running. Breakdown rarely occurs and motor replacement is seldom required, which makes your flight more enjoyable.
  • Main fartures: GPS, Headless mode, Automatic return to home, Altitude hold, Follow me function, Orbiting.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN
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HUBSAN Final Thoughts

"What can I say?"

The controls have zero noticeable lag. This is an essential process for proper flight. Amazing Shift Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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