Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Snake River Prototyping Camera Drones

1. Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter for DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter

User Ratings: 59

Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP First Impressions

"Ten minutes."

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Besides that though its a great little drone. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. This is our first drone, never used one before. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter for DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter
  • Snake River Prototyping i1 Series ND16/CP Filter - Snake River Prototyping 1 Year Warranty
  • Compatibility: DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter
  • Weight: 9.5g / 0.34oz
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP
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Snake River Prototyping Filtre i1 Series ND16/CP Final Thoughts

"Decent quality."

I plan to research other drone accessories built by Snake River Prototyping. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying.

Overall Score
4.6


(6 Points)

2. Holy Stone 2pcs Rechargeable Li-po Battery 7.4V 2500mAh and 2 USB Charging Cables for RC Quadcopter ...

User Ratings: 79 3

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Takes practice."

Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Holy Stone 2pcs Rechargeable Li-po Battery 7.4V 2500mAh and 2 USB Charging Cables for RC Quadcopter Drone HS100 and HS100G Black
  • Work for Holy Stone HS100 and HS100G RC Drone Quadcopter
  • Package Includes: 2 * 7.4V 2500mAh Li-po Batteries, 2 * USB Charging Cables
  • Battery Voltage: 7.4V ; Max Charging Time: 3-6 hours; USB Cable Voltage : 5V
  • Charging Status: At the beginning, the rightmost light on the battery blinks in blue and when the battery is fully charged all 4 lights turn solid in blue.
  • Charging Method: Connect the charging cable to PC USB port or a phone adapter (5V, 1-2A)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Hovers good."

It seems to do just about everything. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one.

Overall Score
4.6


(102 Points)

3. 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 Snake River Prototyping 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)

4. HUBSAN H501SS X4 Drone Without Controller (H501S-36)

User Ratings: 66 9

HUBSAN H501S-36 First Impressions

"She enjoys it!"

I plan to research other drone accessories built by HUBSAN. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. I love this Snake River Prototyping Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! They made it right by sending a replacement. I've crashed my HUBSAN H501S-36 hundreds of times.

  • HUBSAN H501SS X4 Drone Without Controller (H501S-36)
  • Attention :1 * black drone only ( without controller,battery,charger, user manual).
  • Hubsan brand and new H501S BNF drone , brushless motor .
  • Function : GPS ,headless mode ,RTH,altitude mode ,follow me.
  • Equipped with 1080P HD camera ,camera resolution- 1920*1080P.
  • 6 axis fly control system ,make it fly more smoothly .
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN H501S-36
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HUBSAN H501S-36 Final Thoughts

"I don't fly here."

It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. The HUBSAN H501S-36 is well built, and the controls work well. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Seems well built and blades are well protected. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

Overall Score
4.2


(89 Points)

5. Lume Cube - Drone Lighting Kit for DJI Matrice Series (Matrice 100, 200, 600)

User Ratings: 67 12

LUME CUBE LC-MATRICE22 First Impressions

"Almost forgot."

Great product if you have multiple batteries. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. I can press the button again and continue the flight. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature.

  • Lume Cube - Drone Lighting Kit for DJI Matrice Series (Matrice 100, 200, 600)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LUME CUBE LC-MATRICE22
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LUME CUBE LC-MATRICE22 Final Thoughts

"Well done!"

They made it right by sending a replacement. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable!

Overall Score
4.2


(117 Points)

6. Foldable Drone with 720P HD Camera for Adults, FPV WiFi RC Quadcopter, 120° Wide-Angle Live Video C...

User Ratings: 86 14

shimu First Impressions

"Hovers good."

Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. The battery is very easy to replace. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. I have to say, I really like this drone.

  • Foldable Drone with 720P HD Camera for Adults, FPV WiFi RC Quadcopter, 120° Wide-Angle Live Video Camera, Altitude Hold, APP Control, One Key Return, Easy to Fly for Beginners, 2 Batteries
  • 720P HD DUAL CAMERAS WITH IMAGE STABILIZATION - The foldable drones with camera for adults have 720P Front Camera with 40°adjustable angle catches incredible clear and broader photos; 480P Bottom Camera enables you to see the word from different angle.
  • EASY TO FLY - One Key Return to Home function will fly the rc drone back to you automatically. Functions, like one key start/stop, altitude hold and headless mode make the drones with camera for kids easy to control for entry level pilots. Get worry free flight and have better shots!
  • FPV REAL TIME TRANSMISSION - 2.4GHz transmission ensures beautiful scenes are sent back from the starter drone to your phone, frequent and clear, letting you share it on social medias by HFun App directly and easily.
  • INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BY TRAJECTORY - Design a flight path on the screen, which help you dedicated yourself on more creative and amazing photography. The blade 720 drones with camera can fly to where you are unable to reach.
  • FLY MORE STABLE AND LONGER - The foldable hd drone for boys or girls is quite wind-resistant for outdoor fights. The 2 intelligent batteries can work for 20 minutes in total. Battery level and drone signal shown on the LED screen; You may take it outdoor for wedding, rafting, fishing, hiking etc. Enjoy Leisure Time!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The shimu
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shimu Final Thoughts

"Loads of fun!"

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My shimu today. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
4.4


(10 Points)

7. Potensic Upgraded A20 Mini Drone Easy to Fly Even to Kids and Beginners, RC Helicopter Quadcopter wi...

User Ratings: 66 10

Potensic US-A20-Green First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Besides that though its a great little drone. It is super responsive and performs well. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going.

  • Potensic Upgraded A20 Mini Drone Easy to Fly Even to Kids and Beginners, RC Helicopter Quadcopter with Auto Hovering, Headless Mode, Extra Batteries and Remote Control-Green
  • Having Fun for More Time : 2 detachable batteries and 3 adjustable speed levels deliver exciting flight experience for amateurs and advanced pilots alike.
  • Fast & Agile: You could control the drone fly toward any directions by Remote Controller. Once expert, you could adjust it to the high speed and fly through the obstacle course hoops by Eagle Pro.
  • Easy to Fly: With Altitude Hold, Headless Mode and One Key Taking-off / Landing, you could fly it without worrying about the direction and control it easier.
  • Portable: It’s the width of an iPhone 5”. Besides, it’s extremely lightweight and easy to carry.
  • Worry-saving & Convenient: It covers 12 months warranty and does not have to register FAA in the USA.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic US-A20-Green
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Potensic US-A20-Green Final Thoughts

"Easy to maneuver."

So no complaints here. So no complaints here. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Potensic. This Potensic US-A20-Green takes the cake with utility and functionality.

Overall Score
4.2


(2207 Points)

8. Foldable Drones with Camera for Adults or Kids – F111WF WiFi FPV Remote Control Quadcopter Drone f...

User Ratings: 65 16

Force1 First Impressions

"Good sign."

It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly.

  • Foldable Drones with Camera for Adults or Kids – F111WF WiFi FPV Remote Control Quadcopter Drone for Beginners, Folding RC Drone Helicopter Toy Gifts
  • STOW AND GO WITH THIS FOLDABLE DRONE QUADCOPTER: Tuck the folding drone arms and lock the 720p video drone rotors in place; One of our best hd flying camera drones
  • SUPER STABLE DRONES with CAMERA for ADULTS, TEENAGERS & KIDS: This remote control hover drone has 6-axis gyro for top notch hd drone footage; Use the iPhone/Android mobile app to snap drone camera aerial photos, videos and selfies
  • EASY TO FLY WIFI FPV DRONES FOR BEGINNERS and PROS: 1-Key Take Off/Landing gets this cool kid friendly quadcopter drone in the sky faster; Gravity Mode lets you fly the outdoor indoor drone for kids easily with your mobile device
  • MAKE MEMORIES with YOUR SELFIE DRONE: This foldable drone is super portable and more travel-friendly than other helicopter drones; Altitude Hold and Headless Mode make it one of the easiest kids drones and effortless drones for adults
  • FORCE1 DRONE with FOLDABLE WINGS and ASSURED QUALITY: Fly happy with your Force1 drone with camera live video; We’ll provide a full refund if you're not flying high with these cool grown up toys for boys
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Force1
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Force1 Final Thoughts

"Fit perfectly."

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. This is our first drone that uses GPS. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Force1 today. I like the functionality of the Force1 . The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up.

Overall Score
4.1


(55 Points)

9. Original Walkera Runner 250 Advance GPS Version 2 FPV Drone with DEVO 7 & RC Battery Bandage & 1080P...

Diginex 250 Advance GPS2 First Impressions

"So much to do."

It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. We've started a collection of Diginex drones now. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

  • Original Walkera Runner 250 Advance GPS Version 2 FPV Drone with DEVO 7 & RC Battery Bandage & 1080P Camera/OSD/GPS RC Quadcopter
  • Equipped with 1080P HD camera.
  • Adopting the CFP meterial for the main body, the racer possesses superior toughness and strong anti-impact ability.
  • 5.8G real-time image transmission system and OSD function bring you unforgettable visual enjoyment.
  • Exteme speed with tactile control, ultra fast speed of 35-40km/h.
  • Equip with dual GPS moudule, it can realize GPS hold mode and one key return home.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Diginex 250 Advance GPS2
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Diginex 250 Advance GPS2 Final Thoughts

"Good quality!"

I like the functionality of the Diginex 250 Advance GPS2. Not Only Can You Learn On The Diginex 250 Advance GPS2. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. ScharkSpark SS41 Drone with 2 Cameras - 1080P FPV HD Camera/Video and 720P Optical Flow Positioning ...

User Ratings: 69 7

ScharkSpark First Impressions

"An easy 5 stars."

When powered on the blue lights are stunning. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. The ScharkSpark is well built, and the controls work well.

  • ScharkSpark SS41 Drone with 2 Cameras - 1080P FPV HD Camera/Video and 720P Optical Flow Positioning Camera, RC Toy Quadcopter Equipped with Lost-Control Protection Technology,Altitude Hold
  • ✈ Dual Cameras: With the 1080p HD front camera and the 720P bottom camera, you can enjoy multiple perspectives and freely switch the real-time viewing modes to gain beautiful moments.
  • ✈ Optical Flow Positioning: High-precision orientation sensors steadily hovers the Beetle for a steadier flight. This simplifies the control and is user-friendly for beginners. And more clear photos or videos could be easily obtained.
  • ✈ Gesture Control: Simply make specific gestures and the drone can take photos and videos automatically. Easy to get high-definition vivid figures, making it more fun while playing.
  • ✈ APP Control: Drone can be perfectly controlled by a smart phone. Get rid of the shackles of the remote control, making outdoor flight more convenient.
  • ✈ Modular Battery: 14-16 minutes flight time, extends your flight experience. To buy more batteries, search ASIN: B07M6YLCNP on Amazon.com(the only source for battery).
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ScharkSpark
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ScharkSpark Final Thoughts

"Great skin!"

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. The controls have zero noticeable lag.

Overall Score
4.3


(421 Points)

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