Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Tello Camera Drones

1. Ryze Tech Tello - Mini Drone Quadcopter UAV for Kids Beginners 5MP Camera HD720 Video 13min Flight T...

User Ratings: 66 11

Tello CP.PT.00000252.01 First Impressions

"As Expected!"

Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Tello. This arrived earlier than I expected from Tello. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone.

  • Ryze Tech Tello - Mini Drone Quadcopter UAV for Kids Beginners 5MP Camera HD720 Video 13min Flight Time Education Scratch Programming Toy Selfies, powered by DJI, White
  • Equipped with a high-quality image processor, the Tello drone 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.
  • Camera features 5MP (2592x1936) photos and HD720 videos at a maximum flight time of 13 minutes.
  • Tello has two antennas that make video transmission extra stable and a high-capacity battery that offers impressively long flight times.
  • Thanks to all the tech that Tello’s packing, like a flight controller powered by DJI, you can perform awesome tricks with this mini drone. Flying has never been so fun and easy!
  • What you get: RyzeTech Tello powered by DJI, 4x Propellers (Pair), Propeller Guards (Set), Battery, Micro USB Cable, Propeller Removal Tool
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tello CP.PT.00000252.01
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tello CP.PT.00000252.01 Final Thoughts

"Nice product!"

I have some really cool ideas for them. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Tello. It is super responsive and performs well. This is our first drone, never used one before. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots.

Overall Score
4.2


(694 Points)

2. Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera | Free Priority Shipping | Live Video Drone for Kids & ...

User Ratings: 68 7

Altair Aerial First Impressions

"5 stars overall."

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Altair Aerial today. I would definitely buy this one again! Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth.

  • Altair 818 Hornet Beginner Drone with Camera | Free Priority Shipping | Live Video Drone for Kids & Adults, 15 Min Flight Time, Altitude Hold, Personal Hobby Starter RC Quadcopter for All Ages
  • LONG FLIGHT TIME - The Altair 818 Hornet remote control beginner drone gets 15 minutes of flight time per battery and comes with 2 batteries in the box which gives you twice the flight to enjoy with your friends and family before recharging!
  • STABLE FLIGHT, DURABLE CONSTRUCTION - This customized 818 Drone for kids and adults is very stable in the air because it has altitude hold and 1 button take off and landing to keep things simple so it's great for kids, beginners & the whole family!
  • EASY TO FLY - The 818 Hornet has 3 controller skill settings so you can adjust to the pilot, take turns flying with brand new pilots and they'll love it! It's a great indoor drone as well so the fun never has to stop due to weather!
  • AFFORDABLE CAMERA DRONE - Take live video and photography in first person view FPV with an fpv headset or your phone or tablet! (SD Card Not Included! Recommend Class 10 SD Card, Max Size 32 GB.) The under $200 dollar price makes the Altair 818 Hornet camera drone one of the best drones for the money.
  • THE ALTAIR PROMISE - The Altair brand based in the USA out of Lincoln, Nebraska stands for quality, integrity and service. We stand by our products with service and make sure spare parts are available. For Under $200 you're getting a great drone!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Altair Aerial
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Altair Aerial Final Thoughts

"Excellent frame."

Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Highly recommend this drone to you all. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

Overall Score
4.3


(115 Points)

3. Contixo F20 GPS RC Quadcopter Photography Drone with Camera for Adults - 5GHz WiFi 1080P FHD Gimbal ...

User Ratings: 77 8

Contixo First Impressions

"Very durable."

This is our first drone that uses GPS. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I think the Contixo app will take some getting used to. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • Contixo F20 GPS RC Quadcopter Photography Drone with Camera for Adults - 5GHz WiFi 1080P FHD Gimbal Camera - 20 Minutes Flight Time - 4 Brushless Motors with 90° Adjustable Camera for Advanced Selfie
  • ✅ ADVANCED FEATURES FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE - Includes Follow Me, Automatic Hovering (Auto Hover) / Altitude Hold, First Person View (FPV), 1-Key Takeoff & Landing / Auto Return, TapFly (Fly by Tapping via Smartphone & App), Point of Interest (360° Following Rotation, Auto Hover in Circular Rotation), Fail-Safe Return To Home, & More!
  • ✅ BUILT-IN INTEGRATED 1080P HD WiFi CAMERA - Allows you to both take photos or record live video. Use your smartphone and the free downloadable app to fly and operate your Contixo F20 RC Remote & App Controlled drone, live stream video during flight for First Person View (FPV), Bird's Eye View, etc. Comes with adjustable 5.8 GHz 1080P 30fps Wi-Fi HD camera (300m, approx 1000 ft FPV distance).
  • ✅ PRE-ASSEMBLED & COMPACT DESIGN - No need to assemble or put together the drone. It is ready to fly right out of the box. The small, compact, and extremely portable design makes it fun to take it anywhere and everywhere you go.
  • ✅ INCLUDES CUSTOM STORAGE CARRYING CASE - Made for the Contixo F20 RC quadcopter drone, this exclusive carrying case allows you to safely store and transport your new hobby toy. Never worry about removing and/or uninstalling the propellers or disassembling the drone again. This carrying case makes it safe and very convenient to carry your flying RC vehicle around.
  • ✅ US-BASED CUSTOMER SERVICE & TECHNICAL SUPPORT - Should you ever run into any problems or need assistance, we are here to help! We offer 24/7 e-mail support and are available for phone calls Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am - 5 pm PST. Providing outstanding customer service is our number one priority. Includes 1-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty against defects.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contixo
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  • Value For Money
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Contixo Final Thoughts

"Cool case."

The safety features are second to none. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The Contixo is well built, and the controls work well. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. This is the second Contixo Drone I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.4


(210 Points)

4. DJI Phantom 3 Advanced ADV Drone - New Vision Positioning Module (Part 36) -

User Ratings: 58

DJI First Impressions

"Very satisfied!"

This DJI takes the cake with utility and functionality. It is super responsive and performs well. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My DJI today. The DJI is well built, and the controls work well. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Advanced ADV Drone - New Vision Positioning Module (Part 36) -
  • Phantom 3 Vision Positioning Module. Part 36. Works with Phantom 3 Professional or Phantom 3 Advanced versions. Does NOT work with Phantom 3 Standard or Phantom 2 Series. These parts came from a new disassembled Phantom and may show slight signs of disassembly. No warranty is expressed or implied.
  • Sold by Drone Zone RC. All parts are authentic and guaranteed to arrive in new working condition. This product has been removed from a complete model and re-packaged as described in this listing. There is no warranty on this product from us or the manufacturer.
  • Part number(s) in this product - Part 36
  • We normally ship the same day if you place your order by 1pm ET. Orders arrive in 2-4 business days on average (continental US).
  • We'll take returns within 15 days of receipt - but there is a restocking fee of 20% for all unopened returns. Open items have a 50% restocking fee. You must pay for return shipping. Original S&H charges are nonrefundable.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Good for flight."

I like the functionality of the DJI . I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I love this Tello Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It's also important to take your time with the installation. The battery is very easy to replace.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

5. Syma RC Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Remote Control Quadcopter with 720P HD WiFi Camera Extra Ba...

User Ratings: 81 19

SYMA First Impressions

"Other than that."

Not Only Can You Learn On The SYMA . I was very excited to receive this SYMA . I would definitely buy this one again! The battery is very easy to replace. This is a great Tello Camera Drone for the price.

  • Syma RC Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Remote Control Quadcopter with 720P HD WiFi Camera Extra Batteries
  • Smart indoor and outdoor toys, light body, built-in air pressure constant function, making flight easier and more convenient, LED Lighting Equipped with the Body Brings you Visual Pleasure at Night
  • Incorporating aesthetic design, stylish atmosphere, classic look and foldable shape. The volume is reduced in the folded state, and the storage is convenient, and it is convenient to carry out, and effortlessly
  • Gesture control, watch remote control, get rid of the original thick remote control shape, using watch-type gravity sensing design, easy to operate the watch, with a wrist strap to adapt to different sizes of wrists
  • Simple operation, easy to use, tilting the watch by hand movement, synchronous operation of the drone, easy flight operation
  • 360 degree infrared obstacle avoidance function, activate infrared obstacle avoidance function, automatically avoid obstacles when the aircraft encounters obstacles, prevent crash
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA
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  • Value For Money
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SYMA Final Thoughts

"I don't fly here."

We've started a collection of SYMA drones now. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

Overall Score
4.3


(12 Points)

6. DJI Spark Fly More Drone Combo (Alpine White) with Custom Hard Case, 64GB High Speed Card, Corel Pai...

User Ratings: 63 15

DJI 4335045352 First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

This arrived earlier than I expected from DJI. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. I could not have made a better purchase. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. So no complaints here.

  • DJI Spark Fly More Drone Combo (Alpine White) with Custom Hard Case, 64GB High Speed Card, Corel PaintShop Pro X9, High Visibility Pro Guards, Cleaning Cloth, and One Year Warranty Extension
  • This BEACH CAMERA EXCLUSIVE Bundle Presents The DJI SPARK FLY MORE COMBO (Alpine White)
  • With FACEAWARE, Spark Lifts Off From Your Hand By Recognizing Your Face
  • Take AMAZING AERIAL PHOTOS Using ONLY HAND GESTURES
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: DJI SPARK Drone | Remote Control | Propellor Guard | Charger | Power Cable | Battery Charging Hub | Extra Battery | Bag | 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: DJI Spark Fly More Combo | Custom Hard Case | 64GB High Speed Memory Card | Corel PaintShop Pro X9 Digital Download | High Visibility Pro Guards | Cleaning Cloth | 1 Year Warranty Extension
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI 4335045352
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DJI 4335045352 Final Thoughts

"Camera is great!"

Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

Overall Score
4.0


(23 Points)

7. Amcrest A4-W Skyview WiFi Drone with Camera HD 720P FPV Quadcopter, Training Drone for Beginner & Ki...

User Ratings: 59 10

Amcrest A4-W First Impressions

"Great job!"

I think the Amcrest app will take some getting used to. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I think the Amcrest app will take some getting used to. I've crashed my Amcrest A4-W hundreds of times. I think Amcrest definitely has a potential winner here.

  • Amcrest A4-W Skyview WiFi Drone with Camera HD 720P FPV Quadcopter, Training Drone for Beginner & Kids, RC + 2.4ghz WiFi Helicopter w/Remote Control, Headless Mode, Smartphone (White)
  • HD FIRST PERSON VIEW - Put yourself in the pilot seat and fly the drone in First Person View using the Amcrest Sky View app available on Google Play and App Store. Capture all the action with the Drone’s 720p HD camera. Great Drone for beginners, kids, hobby users, and adults.
  • ULTIMATE STABILITY - The Amcrest RC Drone is equipped with Auto-Calibration and Trimming features to keep the drone exactly where you want it. The built-in Altitude Hold function automatically detects air pressure to maintain steady altitude.
  • MAXIMUM CONTROL - The Headless Mode feature allows you to travel in the direction you want, no matter which direction the drone is facing. Record incredible HD footage using the Stunt Flip feature. Fly faster with 3-speed options to adapt to any environment.
  • LONG DISTANCE COMMUNICATION RANGE - The Amcrest Skyview WiFi Drone has a maximum communication range of 328 feet (100 meters) so that you can easily keep track of your drone. Operating Temperature: -10°C ~ +40 °C (14°F ~ 104°F).
  • FLIGHT TIME - Stay in the air for up to 7 minutes on a full charge with the included Drone battery. Charging Time: 90 minutes for a full charge. Additional Drone batteries and remote control batteries sold separately. Additional Batteries ASIN: B07K8RHZ2M.
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 14 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amcrest A4-W
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  • Value For Money
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Amcrest A4-W Final Thoughts

"Just my imagination."

Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. I have some really cool ideas for them. Picture and video quality better than expected. I could not have made a better purchase. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now.

Overall Score
4.1


(199 Points)

8. DJI Phantom 4 Advanced White (CP.PT.000689)

User Ratings: 62 12

DJI CP.PT.000689 First Impressions

"So far so good."

I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

  • DJI Phantom 4 Advanced White (CP.PT.000689)
  • Plastic
  • Imported
  • 30 Minute Flight Time, Flight Speed Up 44 Miles Per Hour
  • 20MP Camera, 4K Video, 4.35 Mile Range, Lighter Than Phantom 4 Pro
  • Flight Autonomy System with 5 Vision Sensors, Obstacle Avoidance
  • Remote Control, Satellite Positioning (GPS and Glonass). Intelligent flight battery. Battery Capacity-5870 mAh. Battery Type-LiPo 4S. Max Charging Power-160 W
  • Active Track allows Phantom 4 Advanced to recognize and track objects while keeping it in frame. This new algorithm also recognizes more subjects, from people to vehicles to animals, and will adjust its flight dynamics accordingly, ensuring smoother shots.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 18 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000689
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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DJI CP.PT.000689 Final Thoughts

"Ten minutes."

Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. I love this Tello Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. This is our first drone, never used one before. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer.

Overall Score
4.0


(34 Points)

9. Happymodel Mobula6 Quadcopter Indoor Four-axis 1S 65mm Brushless Bwhoop Drone BNF AIO 4IN1 Crazybee ...

HAPPYMODEL First Impressions

"Decent quality."

The safety features are second to none. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. This arrived earlier than I expected from HAPPYMODEL. This is our first drone, never used one before. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

  • Happymodel Mobula6 Quadcopter Indoor Four-axis 1S 65mm Brushless Bwhoop Drone BNF AIO 4IN1 Crazybee F4 Lite Flight Controll Built-in 5.8G VTX Parts Without Remote Controller (19000KV Frsky RX)
  • Flight controller: (Frsky SPI RX version) CRAZYBEE F4 Lite Frsky version Firmware target: CrazybeeF4FR; (Flysky SPI RX version) CRAZYBEE F4 Lite Flysky version Firmware target: CrazybeeF4FS; MCU:STM32F411CEU6 (100MHZ, 512K FLASH); Sensor: MPU-6000(SPI connection)
  • Onboard 4in1 ESC: MCU upgraded to EFM8BB21; Power supply: 1S LiPo/LiPo HV; Current: 5A continuous peak 6A (3 seconds); Support BLHeliSuite programmable; Factory firmware: O_H_5_REV16_7.HEX; Default protocol: DSHOT600
  • OnboardFrsky SPI D8 receiver Version: SPI BUS receiver Frsky D8 compatible; Compatible Non EU transmitter D8 model; Channels: 8ch; Failsafe support; No ground interference ( Transmitter and receiver 1 m from the ground): 100m~200m
  • OnboardFlysky SPIreceiver Version: SPI BUS receiver; Protocol: AFHDS and AFHDS-2A Switchable; Channels: 8ch(AFHDS) or 14ch(AFHDS-2A); No ground interference ( Transmitter and receiver 1 m from the ground): 100~200m; Failsafe support
  • Onboard 5.8g VTX: Output power: 25mw ; Frequency: 40CH; Input voltage: 3.3V 5.5V; Current consumption: 300mA(type) ;Frequency: 5.8GHz 5bands 40 channels; With Race band ; Smartaudio ready
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HAPPYMODEL
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HAPPYMODEL Final Thoughts

"Fast service."

I have recommended the HAPPYMODEL to my friends. Not Only Can You Learn On The HAPPYMODEL . The durability of this HAPPYMODEL is ridiculous. I was very excited to receive this HAPPYMODEL . Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD WiFi Camera Live Feed 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter with A...

User Ratings: 63 8

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Unbelievable!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. The Holy Stone is well built, and the controls work well. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD WiFi Camera Live Feed 2.4GHz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor and Headless Mode RTF Helicopter, Color Black
  • HD FPV CAMERA: First Person View 720P HD REAL TIME Video Camera (2MP, 1280×720 Pixel) enable you to take aerial videos and photos with your iPhone or Android phone device.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD: 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.
  • MOBILE CONTROL: Control the drone with a smart phone in the App to activate multiple functions such as Gravity SENSOR Mode which allows the user to control the flight by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly. Operate the camera function and flight on the App interface.
  • HEADLESS MODE AND ONE KEY RETURN HOME FUNCTION: Orientation of the drone in relation to the pilot. Great function when the drone is out of sight. The function is dependent on the direction of the user when he pairs the model;One Key Return Home Function: Avoid the drone being lost, and drive the drone back with the simple click of a button.
  • 2.4G 4CHANEL 6-AXIS GYRO TECHNOLOGY: 2.4G technology makes it possible for several models being played at the same time without interference; 6 AXIS GYRO STABILITY: The multi-axis gyro offers extra stability for easy handling and 360° flips.
  • Recommended Age: 13 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Simply amazing."

The camera on this thing is awesome. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. But overall, I am very happy with the product.

Overall Score
4.2


(93 Points)

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