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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. Littleice Battery Charging Base Charger Dock Station Accessories for DJI Mavic Mini Drone (AS Show)

User Ratings: 50

Littleice Drone First Impressions

"Ease of use."

I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. This is a great Shift Camera Drone for the price. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

  • Littleice Battery Charging Base Charger Dock Station Accessories for DJI Mavic Mini Drone (AS Show)
  • Aluminium alloy + EVA
  • Imported
  • Besides charging the aircraft, the Charging Base holds and displays Mavic Mini.
  • Displays Mavic Mini while charging.
  • Match with DJI 18 W USB charger and Mavic Mini standard power cord
  • Operating Temperature: 5° to 45℃ (41° to 113°F)
  • Input: 5V/3A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A,Output: 5V/3A 9V/2A 12V/1.5A
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Littleice Drone
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Littleice Drone Final Thoughts

"Work's perfectly."

The controls have zero noticeable lag. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. So no complaints here. We've started a collection of Littleice Drone drones now.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

3. Yuneec YUNWZD Wizard Wand for Typhoon Quadcopter (Black)

User Ratings: 70

Yuneec YUNWZD First Impressions

"An easy 5 stars."

Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. I went directly with the high speed. I was very excited to receive this Yuneec YUNWZD. It seems to do just about everything. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed.

  • Yuneec YUNWZD Wizard Wand for Typhoon Quadcopter (Black)
  • Controls All Aircraft & Gimbal Functions
  • Point-N-Fly Function
  • Mode Selection Switch
  • Water-Resistant Carry Pouch Included
  • Requires ST-10+ or iOS / Android Device
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Yuneec YUNWZD
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Yuneec YUNWZD Final Thoughts

"Good for flight."

Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. The safety features are second to none. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Highly recommend this drone to you all. Picture and video quality better than expected.

Overall Score
4.6


(16 Points)

4. SIMREX X300C Mini Drone RC Quadcopter Foldable Altitude Hold Headless RTF 360 Degree FPV Video WiFi ...

User Ratings: 61 11

SIMREX First Impressions

"I like that."

I think the SIMREX app will take some getting used to. I think SIMREX definitely has a potential winner here. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. We've started a collection of SIMREX drones now. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

  • SIMREX X300C Mini Drone RC Quadcopter Foldable Altitude Hold Headless RTF 360 Degree FPV Video WiFi 720P HD Camera 6-Axis Gyro 4CH 2.4Ghz Remote Control Super Easy Fly for Training (White)
  • Phone direct control with transmission OR transmitter contorl with Smart phone. Apple IOS / Android phones compatible
  • 360 Degree Flips & Rolls. One key 3D rolling special effects. Flip in 4-Ways Flip(left,right,forward,backward). Continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.
  • Headless Security Mode. When eyes can't identify the orientation of the drone, the Headless Mode can help to control easier and prevent from losing the direction.
  • Equipped with the latest 6-axis Gyro flight control systems, provide better and safer using experience.
  • Range: About 30-45 Meters. Flight Tim: About 8-10 Minutes. Charging Time: About 60 Minutes
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SIMREX
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SIMREX Final Thoughts

"Fast shipment!"

The battery is very easy to replace. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. I went directly with the high speed. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. It seems to do just about everything.

Overall Score
4.1


(558 Points)

5. Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Qu...

User Ratings: 57 14

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Battery life."

This is our first drone, never used one before. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to.

  • Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery
  • FOLDABLE STRUCTURE: Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Also provides a better and safer flight experience
  • Wi-Fi FPV 720P HD CAMERA: Equipped with 720P HD camera to take aerial photos and videos. Images and videos will be stored in both the app and the mobile album system
  • APP CONTROL SYSTEM: Operate your drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share
  • MODULAR and BONUS BATTERY: There are 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can support longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage
  • ONE KEY START/ LANDING: Allows players of any level to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. WI-FI Connection: serach wifi signal (HolyStone FPV-XXXXXXX). Input the WIFI password: 6264657134 and connect it.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

Controls are smooth and easy to use. So no complaints here. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
4.0


(1637 Points)

6. HUBSAN H501S Drone GPS FPV with 1080P HD Camera 5.8G Live Video RC Quadcopter Follow me ,Altitude Mo...

User Ratings: 60

HUBSAN H501S+Battery standard black First Impressions

"Ten minutes."

We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. I think HUBSAN definitely has a potential winner here. I think the HUBSAN app will take some getting used to.

  • HUBSAN H501S Drone GPS FPV with 1080P HD Camera 5.8G Live Video RC Quadcopter Follow me ,Altitude Mode,Automatic Return, Headless Mode Great for Adults with Two of Drone Batteries(Upgraded Version )
  • HUBSAN H501S Functions:5.8G FPV Real-time Video Transmission,1080P HD Camera,Follow Me Mode,Headless Mode, Altitude mode,Automatic Return,Fail-safe Mode,GPS accurate positioning location
  • Structures:Strong stability with 6 Axis Gyro , stronger wind resistance, easier to control. Unmatched Brushless Motor is made by the superb technology, more powerful and more durable
  • Drone with Camera:5.8G FPV with 1080P HD camera are tuned amazingly to capture stunning pictures and videos from the sky. Built-in GPS(Universal version) positioning system, the accurate positioning location, perfect advanced follower.
  • Power and Distance:The intelligent battery with large capacity extends the flying time last to 20 minutes 5.8G wireless video transmission distance:300m,Max Flight radius:300m(Standard Version)
  • Protection:The drone will enter into the fail-safe mode when the connection is lost from the transmitter. The flight control system will control the quadcopter to return to the home point and land automatically. The fail-safe mode helps to avoid further injuries or damages
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN H501S+Battery standard black
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HUBSAN H501S+Battery standard black Final Thoughts

"Fast shipment!"

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. I would give it more stars if I could!

Overall Score
4.6


(12 Points)

7. EZLIFE FUNSNAP iDol-F02 Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Dual GPS Return Ho...

EZLIFE IDOL-F02 First Impressions

"Great range."

I think EZLIFE definitely has a potential winner here. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • EZLIFE FUNSNAP iDol-F02 Drone, FPV RC Drone with Camera 1080P HD WiFi Live Video, Dual GPS Return Home, Quadcopter with Adjustable Wide-Angle Camera- Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Long Control Range,Black(2 Batteries + Exclusive remote control)
  • GPS: GPS positioning positioning provide you with accurate positioning details of your drone. Also able to provide with automatic return, low power return and no signal return.
  • All-Round Functions: Foldable, Sideward flight, turn left/right, up/down, forward/backward, altitude hold, optical flow positioning, one key take off/landing, G-sensor, headless mode, one key return, follow mode.
  • AI Gesture: With AI technology, you can use hand gesture to control the drone to taking photos or landing;Optical flow positioning and altitude hold function, are perfect for more stable and accurate flying experience.
  • 1080P HD Wi-Fi 120°pitch camera: enables you to have a better real-time images transmission image for fantastic video/picture taking.
  • Rocket/Dronie/Circle photoing fly: Three different photoing mode when entering intelligent flying mode, for different photoing effect.(outdoors only)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EZLIFE IDOL-F02
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EZLIFE IDOL-F02 Final Thoughts

"In no time."

It's also important to take your time with the installation. This is a great Shift Camera Drone for the price. I would give it more stars if I could! Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. The liability insurance is worth it.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. DROCON Drone for Beginners X708W Wi-Fi FPV Training Quadcopter with HD Camera Equipped with Headless...

User Ratings: 63 6

DROCON 1 First Impressions

"And was lost!"

There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone.

  • DROCON Drone for Beginners X708W Wi-Fi FPV Training Quadcopter with HD Camera Equipped with Headless Mode One Key Return Easy Operation
  • ✈LIVE VIDEO DIRECT TO YOUR DEVICE✈: Thanks to the built-in live video HD camera, you’ll get a high-definition aerial view of your flight direct to your mobile device so you can view the amazing footage your drone captures.
  • ✈REAL-TIME WI-FI TRANSMISSION✈: The real-time transmission is seamlessly transmitted over a stable 2.4GHz frequency. As the drone takes to the sky, watch the video on your mobile device and record video or take photos – even from a distance.
  • ✈HEADLESS MODE & ONE-KEY RETURN✈: When the drone is flying in headless mode, simply press the one-key return button and the drone will fly back to you. With these functions, you can easily control this drone and you’ll never lose it.
  • ✈IN-APP CONTROL✈: Install the iOS or Android app on your smartphone then connect to the drone via Wi-Fi to watch real-time video of your drone’s flight and share with friends.
  • ✈360° 3D FLIP MODE✈: Press the function button and push the right-hand stick in any direction; the drone will flip accordingly. You can continuously perform these rolls for great action and fun.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DROCON 1
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DROCON 1 Final Thoughts

"Works fantastic."

It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. I think DROCON definitely has a potential winner here. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone.

Overall Score
4.3


(892 Points)

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