Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Unbranded Camera Drones

1. Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera

User Ratings: 58 8

Unbranded X5C First Impressions

"Thanks, Unbranded!"

The liability insurance is worth it. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Controls are smooth and easy to use. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

  • Syma X5C Explorers 2.4G 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter With HD Camera
  • Style: Quadcopter
  • Equipped with HD camera and 2GB Micro SD card Perform flips at the press of a button with 360 degree eversion Wind resistant and can be flown indoors or outdoors
  • 6-axis Gyro stabilization system ensures maximum stability during flight 7 Minute flight time and 100 minute charge time.
  • Open box / checked for all parts/ and running condition - only minor scuff marks here and there, Basically they look new and all parts / pieces there as new
  • Item Condition: Used
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 0 months and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Unbranded X5C
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Unbranded X5C Final Thoughts

"GREAT EXPERIENCE!"

It's also important to take your time with the installation. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. This is our first drone that uses GPS. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack.

Overall Score
4.2


(1479 Points)

2. 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
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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)

3. Drone with Camera - RC Drones for Beginners, WiFi FPV Drone w/ 720P HD Camera/Voice & APP Control/Tr...

User Ratings: 71 2

ATTOP First Impressions

"Easy to fly."

It came with a sleek remote control. ATTOP had also impressed me with their customer service. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction.

  • Drone with Camera - RC Drones for Beginners, WiFi FPV Drone w/ 720P HD Camera/Voice & APP Control/Trajectory Flight/Altitude Hold/Gravity Sensor, VR Game, Drone with Camera for Adults & Kids
  • ✈USER-FRIENDLY & DESIGNED FOR BEGINNER✈ ATTOP drone with camera is easy to control. Simply press one button to take off and land and return. One button takes off, smart voice control, altitude hold mode, the fascinating 360° flips & rolls, make sure you can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting. No worries about drone newbies.
  • ✈FOLDABLE DRONE with 120° WIDE-ANGLE 720P HD CAMERA✈ The drone with camera for adults is equipped with a 120° wide-angle 720P HD camera, which captures high definition video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone further than 164 feet with the camera drone. You can enjoy the view directly on your phone with your drone with camera for extraordinary moments.
  • ✈GRAVITY CONTROL & TRAJECTORY FLIGHT✈A built-in G-sensor is designed to allow controlling the beginner drone by adjusting the vertical and horizontal position of your smartphone via the XT GO App which is available in iOS and Android App market. Trajectory Flight function is the newest technology that by drawing a flight course on the touch screen on your smartphone, the drone with camera for kids will fly accordingly and shoot easily.
  • ✈AR GAME MODE & GET MORE FUN✈Our design team has incorporated the very popular AR game into APP, get into AR game page, controlled directly by your mobile, fly and shoot your fictitious enemy. You can control your camera drone with the remote or APP control or simple voice commands like “take off", "landing", "forward", "backward", "left side", "right side", enjoy more fun with the beginner drone.
  • ✈HEADLESS MODE & SAFE FLIGHT✈ The Headless mode option can make the front side of the camera drone for beginners the same as the remote control, making it easier to fly to your destination. And with headless mode for easy direction control, you can focus on camera control and more complex shots. High-quality ABS material to free your worries of a sudden shock or drop, making the drones with camera for beginner safer to fly.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ATTOP
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ATTOP Final Thoughts

"All good!"

It came with a sleek remote control. This is our first drone, never used one before. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. The camera on this thing is awesome. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together.

Overall Score
4.6


(256 Points)

4. Contixo F18 Plus 2K FPV RC Drone with camera for adults - 40 Mins Longer Flight Time Quadcopter with...

User Ratings: 68 22

Contixo First Impressions

"As Expected!"

It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I could not have made a better purchase. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. We've started a collection of Contixo drones now.

  • Contixo F18 Plus 2K FPV RC Drone with camera for adults - 40 Mins Longer Flight Time Quadcopter with Brushless Motor - beginners drone for kids - 5G WiFi - Follow Me - 2 Module Batteries with Backpack
  • ⭐2K UHD Camera and 5G FPV Transimission - 2K Ultra HD camera (2048*1152P) catches much more details for after-treatment than a 1080P Camera; 120° FOV angle broadens your view; 5G a less-interrupted frequency ensuring more clear and faster image without delay for up to 1500ft away giving you a superior photography experience.
  • ⭐40-Min Flying Time - Enjoy up to 40-minutes of flight time (20+20) from a single charge (two batteries included). With the modular design, it is easy to exchange and safe to charge. It also has basic functions like altitude hold, headless mode, and Tap Fly Function.
  • ⭐Long-life Brushless Motor - The advantages of it over brushed motors are high power to weight ratio, high speed and electronic control. No burn-out due to internal friction and no maintenance required. Besides, it is quite powerful providing a stable flight. The quick-release propellers run smoothly and powerfully with high efficiency.
  • ⭐Safer Flight with GPS - Assisted with GPS location system, locate the position of the F18 drone precisely at any time. If the drone loses signal, in low power or whenever you press the one key return, it will automatically fly back. Indulge yourself in enjoyment without the fear of losing your F18 Drone!
  • ⭐Smart and Powerful Performance - The newly upgraded F18 GPS Drone now has the following GPS features by App Control: Follow Me and Orbit modes. Free your hands to take ideal selfies while drone automatically follows or is orbiting. It can fly in a directed way you draw on the Contixo Drone app while the Waypoint mode is activated.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contixo
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Contixo Final Thoughts

"She enjoys it!"

I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I think the Contixo app will take some getting used to. Not Only Can You Learn On The Contixo . You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer.

Overall Score
4.0


(15 Points)

5. REMOKING RC Drone with 720P FPV Wi-Fi HD Camera Live Video Racing Quadcopter Headless Mode 360°flip...

User Ratings: 71 7

REMOKING First Impressions

"So much to do."

This is our first drone that uses GPS. I've crashed my REMOKING hundreds of times. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Amazing Unbranded Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall.

  • REMOKING RC Drone with 720P FPV Wi-Fi HD Camera Live Video Racing Quadcopter Headless Mode 360°flip 4 Channels Altitude Hold Indoor and Outdoor Sport Game Gifts for Kids and Adults
  • 720P FPV Wi-Fi HD Camera: 90° Adjustable angle, captures high-quality video and aerial photos. You can enjoy the Real-Time Viewing right from your remote control. Ideal selfie done, catching every moment of your vacation from a birds-eye perspective.
  • Innovative design:Lightweight body,Powerful motivation,Stable flight condition,longer flight time,It is a good choice for you.
  • 6-axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight:Strong stability,can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.
  • One button to take off/land: Press one of the buttons on the remote to achieve automatic take-off and landing, ideal for kids and new players. Suitable for indoor and outdoor.
  • Can be presented as a holiday gift to children or friends:Comes with a detailed manual that provides Accurate Instructions about its Function and Usage.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The REMOKING
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REMOKING Final Thoughts

"Charges well."

There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. This arrived earlier than I expected from REMOKING. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed.

Overall Score
4.4


(52 Points)

6. Parrot PF727004 Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White

User Ratings: 68 6

Parrot PF727004 First Impressions

"So much to do."

Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. This is the second Parrot Drone I have purchased. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. It's well designed and self protected.

  • Parrot PF727004 Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White
  • Dual Flight mode (Quad/Plane): designed for aerial acrobatics and high-speed racing with friends
  • Achieve speeds of up to 19mph in plane mode
  • Increase piloting range with the included Parrot Flypad (works with or without a smartphone)
  • Unique X shape provides you with a two drones in one experience
  • OS compatibility: iOS 7 and up / Android 4.4 and up
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Parrot PF727004
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Parrot PF727004 Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. The liability insurance is worth it. It is super responsive and performs well. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

Overall Score
4.3


(444 Points)

7. 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)

8. DJI Mavic 2 Pro with 20MP Hasselblad Camera, Comes with One Extra Battery, Hard Professional Case, N...

User Ratings: 80 11

DJI First Impressions

"And the DJI."

Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. I would give it more stars if I could! New drone shows no issues and flies very well.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro with 20MP Hasselblad Camera, Comes with One Extra Battery, Hard Professional Case, ND Filter Set, Extreme SD card and More
  • Luxury Accessories Included: unique designed Hard case for Mavic 2, 64 GB Sandisk Extreme SD card and Adapter, One Set of ND Filters, Landing Gear, Signal Booster and Propellers Bag
  • Mavic 2 Pro, 2 Intelligent Flight Batteries, 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)
  • Best DJI 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
  • 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 128G
  • Dronemanhub is top rated DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER since 2014, buy with confidence.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Easy to fly."

I could not have made a better purchase. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

Overall Score
4.5


(43 Points)

9. Dromida Vista FPV Ready-to-Fly 251 mm Electric Drone with Tactic DroneView 720p Wi-Fi Mini Camera, R...

Dromida DIDE04GG First Impressions

"Great job!"

Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. The liability insurance is worth it. I was very excited to receive this Dromida DIDE04GG. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up.

  • Dromida Vista FPV Ready-to-Fly 251 mm Electric Drone with Tactic DroneView 720p Wi-Fi Mini Camera, Radio, Micro Memory Card, Batteries and Charger (Green)
  • One cool, complete camera drone!
  • Capture exciting footage and photos with the Tactic DroneView 720p Wi-Fi camera. Take full advantage of the camera’s features by downloading the free DroneView Mobile app online.
  • Easy for anyone to fly, with a rugged, impact-resistant airframe.
  • Designed to remain stable and level in a hover, deliver pro-perfect flips on command and adapt instantly to your flying skills.
  • Includes camera, 2.4GHz radio, 4GB micro memory card, batteries, charger, smartphone holder, a set of extra rotor blades and a screwdriver.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dromida DIDE04GG
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Dromida DIDE04GG Final Thoughts

"Fantastic Unbranded Camera Drone!"

My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I can press the button again and continue the flight. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. Holy Stone HS270 GPS 2.7K Drone with FHD FPV Camera Live Video for Adults, Portable Selfie Quadcopte...

User Ratings: 72 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"In no time."

I could not have made a better purchase. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

  • Holy Stone HS270 GPS 2.7K Drone with FHD FPV Camera Live Video for Adults, Portable Selfie Quadcopter for Beginners with Auto Return Home, Custom Flight Path, Follow Me, Long Control Range, Auto Hover
  • 2.7K Camera & 5GHz Image Transmission -- HD camera catches incredible clarity in the photos (3840*2160) ; 5GHz transmission ensures beautiful scenes are sent back to the phone, frequent and clear; 90°adjustable angle enables broader views. You may also share it on social media from Holy Stone App page directly and easily. 2.7K saved on App.
  • GPS Auto Return & Follow Me -- Equipped with GPS positioning, the drone can automatically follow the pilots. When it is losing signal or power, or you press one key return, it will and fly back to take-off point automatically. Beside, you will have a easy start with functions like altitude hold, headless mode. Get worry free flight and have better shots!
  • Easy to Use Custom Flight -- The drone can do auto-hovering. Design a flight path by tapping several points or make it fly in circle with camera always against the same point by setting a point on App screen, which help you dedicated yourself on more creative and amazing photography. It can fly to where you are unable to reach.
  • Foldable & Rechargeable -- Lasts 18 Mins. Both drone arms and propellers are foldable. Made of solid material There can always be surprises on the journey with HS270. Help you take great selfie or panoramic views looking down from the sky. Explore the word with the help of it! Unfolded:16.85*11.61*3.15in / Folded: 7.68*4.10*3.15in
  • Unlock More Play Ways with Endless Fun -- It’s quite wind-resistant for outdoor fights. FPV transmission range up to 1300 Ft, control range up to 1968 Ft. The intelligent battery with LED lights displaying remaining power can work for 18 minutes. You may take it outdoor for fishing, hiking etc.
  • Batteries: 1 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

"They work great!"

I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. I love this Unbranded Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! This is the second Holy Stone Drone I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.5


(418 Points)

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