Editor's Choice - Our Favorite UPair Camera Drones

1. UPAIR One Plus 2.7K Drone with Camera for Adults, Quadcopter with APP WiFi Transmission, GPS Auto Re...

UPair First Impressions

"OEM product."

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. Picture and video quality better than expected. So no complaints here. This arrived earlier than I expected from UPair. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone.

  • UPAIR One Plus 2.7K Drone with Camera for Adults, Quadcopter with APP WiFi Transmission, GPS Auto Return Home, Headless Mode,Altitude Hold Functions
  • 2.7K HD Camera with 2-axis Gimbal: Capture high definition footage and directly save to the SD card; Integrated into a 2-axis high-precision gimbal for camera and dynamically adjust camera pitch angle to catch clearer images.
  • 5.8G FPV Wi-Fi Transmission: This FPV drone can be connected via WiFi. Works with UPair APP system and takes pictures, video in no time. 5.8G real-time transmission, lets you see what your drone sees!
  • Smarter Return Home: GPS assisted flight, rc drone can perform automatically return home when the drone lost signal, out of range or low power, never have to worry about flying it away.
  • Professional Flight Experience: High-capacity 5400mAh intelligent battery yields up to 19 minutes for each charge. Farther Control Distance (Max3280FT)and Live Video Transmission Range(Max2624FT) than the others ordinary gps drones, you can immerse yourself in a substantial flight.
  • Easy and Fun to Fly: It is easier for newbies or beginners, assisted with functions like Auto Return, Headless Mode, One Key Landing, with simple press, even little boys and girls can take it under well control.
  • Batteries: 1 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 15 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The UPair
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

UPair Final Thoughts

"Loving it so far."

I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. But this UPair was a complete and total win from the get go. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

2. iFlight RunCam Split 3 Micro FPV Camera 1080P 60fps HD Recording with WDR Low Latency TV-Out Switcha...

iFlight First Impressions

"I don't fly here."

Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. Really the best UPair Camera Drone for the money! It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito.

  • iFlight RunCam Split 3 Micro FPV Camera 1080P 60fps HD Recording with WDR Low Latency TV-Out Switchable 5-20V FOV 130° Recording FOV 165° for FPV Drone Quadcopter Multicopter
  • Functional Aspect: Upgraded RunCam Split 3 Micro M12 Lens Version 1080P 60FPS HD Recording & WDR FPV Camera
  • New Features: stronger flexible ribbon cable, optimize TV-OUT interference to reduce ripple
  • Low Latency: 40ms Ultra low latency, evolution for racing drone; With MIC, suitable for mini drone that cannot be equipped with action cam
  • Modular Design: Replaceable Lens,Manual Focus Supported
  • Easy Installation: Standard mounting bracket / Mounting Dimension:20*20mm / SD card protector
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The iFlight
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

iFlight Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Picture and video quality better than expected. Everything worked well right out of the box. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

3. HGLRC Parrot120 Pro 2.5inch BNF Toothpick FPV Racing Drone F411 FC 1106 6000KV Brushless Motor FD13A...

User Ratings: 43

HGLRC First Impressions

"Had an idea."

And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. The durability of this HGLRC is ridiculous. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors.

  • HGLRC Parrot120 Pro 2.5inch BNF Toothpick FPV Racing Drone F411 FC 1106 6000KV Brushless Motor FD13A 4 in 1 ESC Micro VTX Transmitter Flight Stack Turbo Eos2 FPV Camera DIY Race Quad with Frsky XM+
  • 【BNF RC Drone 】120mm small size toothpick carbon fiber drone but with tons of power for its size , the fastest more than you can imagine .This item is not fit for newers and will not come with battery or remote controller .
  • 【Ultra Light 】Durable and light carbon fiber frame. Total weight of 75g gives whoop a good balance of weight and nice punch on 2S 3S 4S battery, which leads to awesome flight performance.
  • 【New cable connectors】 Whole drone no soldering or tinkering necessary. Powerful HF1106 6000KV motors with strengthened cable connectors. Cables are thicker which are harder to break off. Just plug and play.
  • 【Powerful picture transmission FD VTX Micro】 You can get the picture transmitted by the fastest picture, because its power can reach 400mW, and you can switch to meet your competitive needs!
  • 【Note 】 A beginner needs to practice more in the DRL Simulator before flying out and this drone will not come with battery or remote controller.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HGLRC
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  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
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HGLRC Final Thoughts

"He loves it!"

Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Amazing UPair Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. I was very excited to receive this HGLRC . It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. But this HGLRC was a complete and total win from the get go.

Overall Score
4.0


(23 Points)

4. Pelican DJI Inspire 2 Drone Case (Travel Mode)

User Ratings: 59

Drone Hangar First Impressions

"Great kit!"

I could not have made a better purchase. Drone Hangar had also impressed me with their customer service. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. Really the best UPair Camera Drone for the money! This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying.

  • Pelican DJI Inspire 2 Drone Case (Travel Mode)
  • Authentic Pelican Storm Case
  • Custom Water-Jet Cut Foam Cushioning System to Protect DJI Inspire 2 and Accessories
  • Edge Wheels and Telescopic Handle
  • Airtight, Watertight, and Guaranteed for Life!
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Drone Hangar
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Drone Hangar Final Thoughts

"Great experience."

Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

5. DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera, Bundle with Case, ARC White ...

DJI Mavic Mini First Impressions

"As a first drone."

Controls are smooth and easy to use. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. I think the DJI app will take some getting used to. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Drone FlyCam Quadcopter with 2.7K Camera, Bundle with Case, ARC White Strobe, 128GB microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: DJI Mavic Mini Drone | Gimbal Protector | 3x Battery | Remote Controller | 3x Pair of Spare Propellers | 2x Micro USB Cable | 360 Degree Propeller Guard | Two-Way Charging Hub | 3x RC Cable (Micro USB, USB-C and Lightning Connector) | DJI 18W USB Charger | 2x Pair of Spare Control Sticks | Screwdriver | 18x Spare Screw | Carrying Bag | Camera Case | Firehouse ARC White Strobe | 128GB SD Card | Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • KEY FEATURES: 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilized 2.7K HD Camera | 12MP Aerial Photos | Ultralight Drone Weighs Only 249g (8.78oz) | FAA Compliant for Use without Certification | 2.78 Mile (4km) HD Video Transmission and Range | 30-Minute Max Flight Time | Vision Sensor + GPS Precise Hover | Simplified Recording & Editing | Easy and Intuitive User Experience | Quickshot Modes, Which Include Dronie, Circle, Helix, and Rocket | CineSmooth Mode | Service Ceiling 9842 Feet (3000m)
  • Propel your creativity with the new Mavic Mini from DJI. This compact, 250-gram drone allows users to capture footage in areas where larger drones are legally prohibited or need a drone license. The Mavic Mini can support 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos and has a motorized 3-axis gimbal for superior camera stability, ensuring professional-quality images and footage.
  • This mini drone can sustain continuous flight for up to 30 minutes with a full charge and enables an HD video feed with minimal latency. It is convenient to fly using the DJI Fly app, while the included controller is compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. The app also has SkyPixel, a social media platform that allows you to browse and share about your latest drone shots and ideal photography spots around your area.
  • WARRANTY: DJI Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited DJI 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Mavic Mini
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Mavic Mini Final Thoughts

"What can I say?"

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My DJI Mavic Mini today. Really pleased with the DJI Mavic Mini performance. Controls are smooth and easy to use. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

6. Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, EACHINE E58 WiFi FPV Quadcopter with 120° Wide-Angle 720P ...

User Ratings: 57 14

EACHINE First Impressions

"Good for flight."

The durability of this EACHINE is ridiculous. The camera on this thing is awesome. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

  • Quadcopter Drone with Camera Live Video, EACHINE E58 WiFi FPV Quadcopter with 120° Wide-Angle 720P HD Camera Foldable Drone RTF - Altitude Hold, One Key Take Off/Landing, 3D Flip, APP Control
  • Take HD pictures and videos, enjoy FPV function: The E58 drone is equipped with a 120° Wide-angle 720P HD Camera including adjustable angle, which captures high-quality video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, thus enjoy the world above the horizon, accurately capture photos and record videos for extraordinary moments.
  • Can be carried around & Replaceable Drone arm : The small fuselage contains excellent performance, clever folding design, let you travel light, enjoy the flight fun. The drone arm is replaceable, when the motor or drone arm is broken, you don't need to worry about the drone not performing anymore. Just replace the drone arm and it can fly again.
  • It's easy for everyone to fly the drone: On altitude hold mode, you can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting, making the experience very easy and convenient, even a novice, can play this drone easily. The drone automatically takes off and lands with one click, which is very handy. There is an emergency landing feature to prevent collision with other things.
  • 3D flip & one key return & Headless mode & Trimming: The E58 Drone includes the new 3D rolling special effects and can be quite the surprise! 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.
  • Customer Service: The battery of the drone is placed in the drone. 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 TF 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: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EACHINE
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

EACHINE Final Thoughts

"Great part!"

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. They made it right by sending a replacement. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
4.0


(723 Points)

7. Crazepony GEPRC GEP-LX5 X 230 Carbon Fiber FPV Frame with Output 5v 3A and 12V 0.5A BEC PDB for Raci...

User Ratings: 63 19

Crazepony First Impressions

"Works fantastic."

I was very excited to receive this Crazepony . Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Crazepony.

  • Crazepony GEPRC GEP-LX5 X 230 Carbon Fiber FPV Frame with Output 5v 3A and 12V 0.5A BEC PDB for Racing Drone QAV-X210 QAV-X250 (GEP-LX5 X220(Gold))
  • Aviation aluminum 7075 high-precision CNC fuselage, very strong resistance to blast,and 3K high strength carbon board to ensure that the frame is strong.
  • "True X" Structure. Suitable for competition and Freestyle fancy flying
  • 13.5mm wide, 4mm thick arm design, small wind resistance coefficient;5 inch wheelbase 220mm, have wider air through
  • Two sets of cameras side panel, support HS1190 HS1170, Swift, ovf lens, etc;The camera is adjustable, 0 to 60 degrees
  • Come with a piece of PDB, take BEC output 5V 3 A and 12V 0.5A
  • Recommended Age: 120 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crazepony
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Crazepony Final Thoughts

"Simply awesome!"

It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. We've started a collection of Crazepony drones now. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

Overall Score
4.1


(17 Points)

8. SYMA X22W Mini Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Pocket Drone for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter w...

User Ratings: 74 7

SYMA Mini Drone with Camera First Impressions

"For example."

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. I would give it more stars if I could! Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

  • SYMA X22W Mini Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Pocket Drone for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter with App Control, Altitude Hold, 3D Flips, Headless Mode and Bonus Battery, Red
  • USER-FRIENDLY : SYMA X22W drone is user-friendly. Just press a button and it will take off or land. Headless mode, real-time live video and the fascinating 360° flips & rolls function is convenient for beginners.
  • POWERFUL & SAFE : Protective propeller guards ensure a safe flight. High quality ABS material to free your worries of a sudden shock or drop. Two modular batteries ensure a safer and longer flight.
  • STABLE & TRACEABLE : The altitude hold function ensures a stable hover in the air at a specific altitude. Thanks to this feature, great aerial pictures and videos are possible. The trajectory flight function is the latest technology, and by drawing a flight route on your smartphone, a drone will fly accordingly. Pure pleasure is waiting.
  • GRAVITY SENSOR CONTROL : The built-in G-sensor is designed to control the drone by adjusting the vertical and horizontal position of the smartphone via the SYMA FLY or SYMA GO APP downloadable on iOS and Android phone.
  • IMPRESSIVE GIFT : You can buy it as a gift to your friends, family with the good price and best quality, and SYMA offer 12 months worry-free warranty and 24 hours after-sales service, we will reply soon if you have any question to contact us.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA Mini Drone with Camera
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SYMA Mini Drone with Camera Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My SYMA Mini Drone with Camera today. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

Overall Score
4.5


(222 Points)

9. 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
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  • 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)

10. DJI Spark Mini Quadcopter Drone Fly More Combo with Holiday Gift, Meadow Green

User Ratings: 74

DJI First Impressions

"Great kit!"

I like the functionality of the DJI . Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. This arrived earlier than I expected from DJI. The liability insurance is worth it. Besides that though its a great little drone.

  • DJI Spark Mini Quadcopter Drone Fly More Combo with Holiday Gift, Meadow Green
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
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DJI Final Thoughts

"And was lost!"

You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. I would give it more stars if I could! Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times.

Overall Score
4.6


(13 Points)

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