Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Streaming Camera Drones

1. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera

User Ratings: 73 11

DJI CP.PT.000160 First Impressions

"Unbelievable!"

But this DJI CP.PT.000160 was a complete and total win from the get go. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Besides that though its a great little drone. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera
  • up to 2.7K HD video recording with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal
  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal micro SD card)
  • Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors
  • Included flight battery and rechargeable remote controller means this system is ready to fly out of the box
  • DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000160
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI CP.PT.000160 Final Thoughts

"I like that."

When powered on the blue lights are stunning. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. The liability insurance is worth it. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable!

Overall Score
4.3


(792 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Streaming Camera Drones

2. Holy Stone HS200D FPV RC Drone with 720P Camera 120°FOV Live Video WiFi Quadcopter for Beginners an...

User Ratings: 72 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"As a first drone."

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. I like the functionality of the Holy Stone . I was very excited to receive this Holy Stone . This arrived earlier than I expected from Holy Stone. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk.

  • Holy Stone HS200D FPV RC Drone with 720P Camera 120°FOV Live Video WiFi Quadcopter for Beginners and Kids RTF RC Helicopter with Altitude Hold 3D Flips Color Black
  • 120° WIDE-ANGLE 720P HD CAMERA: This advanced camera can be taken down easily and neatly. The high definition feature helps to capture memorable moments with your iPhone or Android phone devices. You may control the camera by Gestures (Paper and Scissor).
  • APP VIEW & CONTROL: the drone can perform the FPV streaming live video very well and offer you a new perspective of amazing world from the air. You can control with App and use SMART control function, Voice Control, Trajectory Flight and Gravity Sensor Control.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD: Hover in a certain height once you release the throttle stick. Help players at any level especially beginners to control the drone perfectly. Images can be steadily snapped.
  • HEADLESS MODE: Great functions when the drone is out of sight. The function depends on the direction of the user when he pairs the model.
  • EASY FOR BEGINNERS: Modular design of battery and camera; Far Control Range: about 100 meters; Long Playing Time: 10 mins; Powerful and Modularized Li-Po Battery: 1000mAh; Quadcopter System: 2.4GHz 4 Channel 6 Axis Gyro Tech; Advanced ABS plastic and Charming Colors.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Nice Streaming Camera Drone!"

I have to say, I really like this drone. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.5


(406 Points)

3. DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo Collapsible Quadcopter Drone Bundle

User Ratings: 73 14

DJI CP.PT.000500 First Impressions

"What can I say?"

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I plan to research other drone accessories built by DJI. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards.

  • DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo Collapsible Quadcopter Drone Bundle
  • Fly for miles. From your pocket; Inside the Mavic's pocket-sized remote controller is DJI's brand new OcuSync transmission technology, with a range of 4.3mi (7km) and Full HD 1080p video streaming; No bumps and scrapes When you know what's in front of you, you won't bump into it. The same is true of the Mavic. Using FlightAutonomy it can see obstacles as far away as 49ft (15m) in front, so that it can fly at up to 22mph (36kph) while avoiding the things it sees.
  • Absolute Precision; FlightAutonomy technology means the Mavic can hover precisely in more environments, and automatically land almost exactly where you took off. Stay flying longer; Why fly for 10 or 15 minutes when you can fly for up to 27? With the Mavic you can.
  • Use every single pixel; The Mavic is the only drone of its size to carry an integrated high-precision 3-axis mechanical camera stabilization system, giving you crystal clear photos and smooth videos, without losing a single pixel. True 4K video. No compromises; When you have a 4K sensor, you expect 4K results without compromises. Every shot you take with the Mavic Pro can be up to 4K, captured at 30 frames per second.
  • Photos with altitude; Everyone loves a good photo. Whether you just want to take a snap or are building up your portfolio, the Mavic's 12-megapixel camera with Adobe DNG RAW support is ready to shoot. Get in the frame; Get selfies like you've never seen before with Gesture Mode. With the Mavic in the air pointing at you, a gesture is all it takes to take a photo.
  • Includes: Mavic Pro Quadcopter - Remote Controller - 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries - 5 x 8330 Folding Propellers - Gimbal Clamp - Charger - AC Power Cable - 16GB microSD Card - Micro-USB Cable - RC Cable with Lightning Connector - RC Cable with Micro-USB Connector - 2 RC Cable Slider - Charging Hub - Mavic Shoulder Bag - 32 GB Card - Landing Gear Stabilizers - Memory Card Reader - Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000500
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI CP.PT.000500 Final Thoughts

"Good fly time."

I have some really cool ideas for them. I have to say, I really like this drone. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. I have recommended the DJI CP.PT.000500 to my friends.

Overall Score
4.2


(142 Points)

4. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Smart Controller, Must Have Bundle, 128GB SD Card, Polares 4 f...

User Ratings: 88 12

DJI First Impressions

"An easy 5 stars."

I could not have made a better purchase. So no complaints here. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. DJI had also impressed me with their customer service. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Smart Controller, Must Have Bundle, 128GB SD Card, Polares 4 filter set (CPL, ND8, ND16, ND32), and More
  • 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
  • Live Streaming: Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher vibrates with advanced H.265 compression
  • The DJI Smart Controller is designed to maximize your outdoor flying experience with the Mavic 2 or other aircraft equipped with OcuSync 2.0. 1 A 5.5-inch built-in screen displays clear, bright images, even under challenging conditions. Intuitive controls and pre-installed features like SkyTalk and the DJI GO 4 app get you up in the air quicker, clearer, and more conveniently than ever before.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Totally worth it!"

So no complaints here. I love this Streaming Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! I went directly with the high speed. I went directly with the high speed. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost.

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Streaming Camera Drones

5. Holy Stone HS160 Pro Foldable Drone with 1080p HD WiFi Camera for Adults and Kids, Wide Angle FPV Li...

User Ratings: 74

Holy Stone First Impressions

"I like that."

Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Besides that though its a great little drone. They made it right by sending a replacement. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

  • Holy Stone HS160 Pro Foldable Drone with 1080p HD WiFi Camera for Adults and Kids, Wide Angle FPV Live Video, App Control, Gesture Selfie, Tap Fly, Optical Flow, Altitude Hold and 2 Batteries
  • 1080P FHD 110° Wide-Angle Camera: Captures higher resolution photos and videos (1920 X 1080P), from FPV perspective, you can see what your drone sees, enjoy a smooth live video streaming.
  • Efficient and Considerate: HS160 Pro provides perfect solution for indoor and outdoor entertainment, foldable and lightweight makes it exceptionally easy to carry; come with 2 powerful batteries provide up to 24 mins immersive flight
  • Intelligent and Fun: Gesture Selfie makes selfie so easy, simply rise your hand or pose V sign, the drone will take photos for you; Tap a path on phone screen, and the drone will automatically fly along.
  • Friendly to Kids and Beginners : HS160Pro has multiple functions for easier control, Altitude Hold, Optical Flow, Headless Mode and One Key Start /Landing functions, allow to you fly the drone with a simple tap.
  • Gravity Control and APP Control take the drone under control by the way you swing smartphone or adjusting the joysticks on screen; Voice Control: simple speak the voice commands like “take off", "landing", "left", "forward", "backward" to fly the drone.
  • 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
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"An easy 5 stars."

It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I like the functionality of the Holy Stone . Seems well built and blades are well protected. They made it right by sending a replacement.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

6. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Smart Controller, Must Have Bundle, Extra Battery, 128GB SD Ca...

User Ratings: 79

DJI First Impressions

"Quality build."

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. I love this Streaming Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! Controls are smooth and easy to use. Great product if you have multiple batteries. New drone shows no issues and flies very well.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Smart Controller, Must Have Bundle, Extra Battery, 128GB SD Card, filter set (CPL, ND8, ND16, ND32), Landing Gear and More
  • 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
  • Live Streaming: Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher vibrates with advanced H.265 compression
  • The DJI Smart Controller is designed to maximize your outdoor flying experience with the Mavic 2 or other aircraft equipped with OcuSync 2.0. 1 A 5.5-inch built-in screen displays clear, bright images, even under challenging conditions. Intuitive controls and pre-installed features like SkyTalk and the DJI GO 4 app get you up in the air quicker, clearer, and more conveniently than ever before.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Great job!"

Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

7. CHASING GM0001 Gladius Mini Underwater Drone (ROV) with 4K UHD Camera (100M Tether)

User Ratings: 57

Chasing GM0001 First Impressions

"He loves it!"

Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. This Chasing GM0001 takes the cake with utility and functionality. Controls are smooth and easy to use. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone.

  • CHASING GM0001 Gladius Mini Underwater Drone (ROV) with 4K UHD Camera (100M Tether)
  • Dive to an incredible 330 feet with 100 m tether (165 feet with 50 m tether) and light up the depths with two adjustable 1200 lumen LED headlights
  • Scan the ocean floor, your surroundings, or the surface with Easy-adjustable pitch (45° tilt-lock mode) and accurately maintain fixed depth with one-touch depth-lock mode
  • Enjoy stable, fluid navigation at speeds up to 4 knots (2m/s) with 5-thruster design and intelligent control algorithms (6 directions in Tilt-Lock mode, including pure vertical ascent/descent)
  • Use the mobile app (iOS or Android) to view real-time 1080P video on up to 3 wireless devices capture vivid underwater video and photos with fully-integrated 4K UHD camera (12 MP photos, 5 fps burst mode)
  • Explore at your pace with long battery life (approx. 2 hours), monitor live footage on a big screen (TV/monitor) with HDMI port on base station, and share your discoveries with one-touch media-sharing and live-streaming via social media
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Chasing GM0001
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Chasing GM0001 Final Thoughts

"Good quality!"

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. I like the functionality of the Chasing GM0001. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

8. Rage RC RGR3000 Century Wi-Fi FPV Drone Toy with HD Camera

User Ratings: 72

Rage RC RGR3000 First Impressions

"Great range."

It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. I went directly with the high speed.

  • Rage RC RGR3000 Century Wi-Fi FPV Drone Toy with HD Camera
  • High definition video and still photos
  • live video streaming via Wi-Fi to your smartphone or tablet
  • Control your drone right from the app using your smartphone or tablet
  • One-button take off and landing with multiple flight modes for pilots of all skill levels
  • Everything you need is in the box-no; additional purchase necessary
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 16 - 16 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rage RC RGR3000
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Rage RC RGR3000 Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. The battery is very easy to replace. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector.

Overall Score
4.7


(2 Points)

9. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera (Renewed)

Amazon Renewed First Impressions

"Only con."

You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. I have to say, I really like this drone. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. It is super responsive and performs well.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone with 2.7K HD Video Camera (Renewed)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
  • up to 2.7K HD video recording with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal
  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal micro SD card)
  • Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors
  • Included flight battery and rechargeable remote controller means this system is ready to fly out of the box
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Amazon Renewed Final Thoughts

"Fast delivery."

Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. It seems to do just about everything. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. I can press the button again and continue the flight.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. Corsa VR Drone Racer with Live Streaming Camera

Protocol 6182-7SN First Impressions

"What can I say?"

And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. We've started a collection of Protocol drones now. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

  • Corsa VR Drone Racer with Live Streaming Camera
  • Live streaming video capability
  • Camera Resolution: 480p
  • Simultaneous video and photo
  • Also can control by free smartphone app
  • Draw your own flight path!
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Protocol 6182-7SN
  • Video Quality
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  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Protocol 6182-7SN Final Thoughts

"Great kit!"

It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I would definitely buy this one again! You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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