Editor's Choice - Our Favorite VCUTECH Camera Drones

1. Mavic Mini with 2.7K Camera, 3-Axis Gimbal, GPS, 30 Minutes Flight Time, 64GB Micro SD, Landing Pad ...

User Ratings: 80 20

VCUTECH First Impressions

"Hovers good."

Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

  • Mavic Mini with 2.7K Camera, 3-Axis Gimbal, GPS, 30 Minutes Flight Time, 64GB Micro SD, Landing Pad (CP.MA.00000120.01)
  • Comes Free SanDisk 64GB Micro SD, VanCityUAV 30-inch Landing Pad and Cleaning Kit, Range Booster
  • 1 x DJI Mavic Mini Battery and 12 Propellers in total
  • DJI Mavic Mini Camera 4K Photo Resolution, 12MP/2.7K Video Resolution, 3-Axis Gimbal Camera, Up to 30 Minutes of Flight Time
  • Mavic Mini Weight: 249g/0.55lb, Fly Mavic Mini without the Need to Register Drone with the Government in the US and CA
  • Sold by DJI Authorized Dealer, 1 Year DJI Limited Warranty
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VCUTECH
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VCUTECH Final Thoughts

"Good quality!"

I love this VCUTECH Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It came with a sleek remote control. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. I think the VCUTECH app will take some getting used to. So no complaints here.

Overall Score
4.2


(6 Points)

2. DJI 1360S Quick-Release Propeller for Inspire 1 Quadcopter, Pair

DJI 12111 First Impressions

"Easy to fly."

It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth.

  • DJI 1360S Quick-Release Propeller for Inspire 1 Quadcopter, Pair
  • DJI CW Propeller - CCW Propeller - DJI Warranty
  • Package Quantity: Pair
  • Compatibility: Inspire 1 quadcopter
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI 12111
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DJI 12111 Final Thoughts

"Just my imagination."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. It came with a sleek remote control.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. HUBSAN X4 H501ss Pro Drone GPS FPV with 3M Pixel Camera 5.8G Live Video Transmission Distance 400m R...

User Ratings: 74 12

HUBSAN First Impressions

"Very durable."

But u will have an extra one to exchange. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. I would give it more stars if I could! Not Only Can You Learn On The HUBSAN .

  • HUBSAN X4 H501ss Pro Drone GPS FPV with 3M Pixel Camera 5.8G Live Video Transmission Distance 400m RC Quadcopter Follow me ,Altitude Mode,Automatic Return, Headless Mode Great for Adults
  • HUBSAN X4 H501S Pro Functions:5.8G FPV Real-time Video Transmission,1080P HD Camera,Follow Me Mode,Headless Mode, Altitude mode,Automatic Return,Fail-safe Mode,GPS accurate positioning location
  • Drone with Camera:1080P HD camera and 4.3 inch FPV LCD screen are tuned amazingly to capture stunning pictures and videos from the sky. Built-in GPS(Universal version) positioning system, the accurate positioning location, perfect advanced follower.
  • Power and Distance:The intelligent battery with large capacity extends the flying time last to 20 minutes 5.8G wireless video transmission distance:400m,Max Flight radius:400m(High Version)
  • Structures:Strong stability with 6 Axis Gyro , stronger wind resistance, easier to control. Unmatched Brushless Motor is made by the superb technology, more powerful and more durable.
  • Protection:The drone will enter into the fail-safe mode when the connection is lost from the transmitter. The flight control system will control the quadcopter to return to the home point and land automatically. The fail-safe mode helps to avoid further injuries or damages
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 16 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN
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HUBSAN Final Thoughts

"Lots of parts."

The safety features are second to none. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly.

Overall Score
4.3


(44 Points)

4. Mateksys Flight Controller F722 Wing Built in OSD High Precision Current Sense for RC Airplane Fixed...

Makerfire First Impressions

"It was great."

But overall, I am very happy with the product. It is super responsive and performs well. Picture and video quality better than expected. The durability of this Makerfire is ridiculous. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Makerfire today.

  • Mateksys Flight Controller F722 Wing Built in OSD High Precision Current Sense for RC Airplane Fixed Wing Mounting 30.5 x 30.5mm
  • Mateksys Flight Controller F722-Wing,STM32F722, MPU6000, BMP280, OSD, SD Blackbox, 5x UARTs, I2C, 2x Motors 6x Servos, 4x BEC, High precision current sense, 28S supported, Camera power switcher, Dual Camera image switcher.
  • FC Firmware : INAV Flight/BetaFlight ,Target: MATEKF722SE
  • PDB: Input voltage range: 936V (36S LiPo) w/TVS protection,2x ESC power pads,Battery Voltage Sensor: 1:10 (Scale 1100),Current Senor: 132A, 3.3V ADC, Scale 250
  • Mounting: 30.5 x 30.5mm, Φ4mm with Grommets Φ3mm,Dimensions: 54 x 36 x 13 mm, Weight: 25g
  • For more info ,please check : http://www.mateksys.com/?portfolio=f722-wing
  • Recommended Age: 10 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Makerfire
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Makerfire Final Thoughts

"Work's perfectly."

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. I've crashed my Makerfire hundreds of times. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

5. HOBBYTIGER H301S Ranger Drone with Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home 720P HD Wide-Angle WiFi Cam...

User Ratings: 71 6

HOBBYTIGER First Impressions

"Flew perfectly."

This is a great VCUTECH Camera Drone for the price. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability.

  • HOBBYTIGER H301S Ranger Drone with Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home 720P HD Wide-Angle WiFi Camera for Kids, Beginners and Adults - Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Long Control Range
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HOBBYTIGER
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HOBBYTIGER Final Thoughts

"Flawless drone."

Controls are smooth and easy to use. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I have some really cool ideas for them. I was very excited to receive this HOBBYTIGER .

Overall Score
4.4


(60 Points)

6. Goolsky Dongmingtuo X8 Drone 2.4G 720P Camera FPV Wifi Drone Headless Mode Altitude Hold RC Quadcopt...

Goolsky First Impressions

"All good!"

I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. I went directly with the high speed. I think Goolsky definitely has a potential winner here. The durability of this Goolsky is ridiculous. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

  • Goolsky Dongmingtuo X8 Drone 2.4G 720P Camera FPV Wifi Drone Headless Mode Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Goolsky
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Goolsky Final Thoughts

"Super fun!"

Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. But overall, I am very happy with the product. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. DJI ND Filter Kit for Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+ Quadcopter - Conssits of DJI ND16 Filter, DJI ND8 Filte...

User Ratings: 76

DJI ND16 Filter First Impressions

"Nice VCUTECH Camera Drone!"

Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! It's well designed and self protected. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer.

  • DJI ND Filter Kit for Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+ Quadcopter - Conssits of DJI ND16 Filter, DJI ND8 Filter, DJI ND4 Filter
  • Compatibility: Phantom 4 Pro and Pro+ Quadcopter
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI ND16 Filter
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DJI ND16 Filter Final Thoughts

"Decent quality."

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. The camera on this thing is awesome. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. Seems well built and blades are well protected. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards.

Overall Score
4.8


(4 Points)

8. Autel Robotics EVO Foldable Drone with Camera,Live Video Drone with 60FPS 1080P 4K Wide-Angle Lens a...

User Ratings: 83 6

Autel EVO First Impressions

"I am blown away!"

The Autel EVO is well built, and the controls work well. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. Really the best VCUTECH Camera Drone for the money! It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

  • Autel Robotics EVO Foldable Drone with Camera,Live Video Drone with 60FPS 1080P 4K Wide-Angle Lens and Three-Way Obstacle Avoidance (EVO+Extra 1 Battery)
  • SAFETY-AND-STABILITY : Autel Robotics EVO Foldable Drone Camera equipped with dual GPS/GLONASS satellite positioning and ultrasonic sensors and rearward IR sensors, Easily to avoid obstacles .Built-in 3D mapping technology,capture dynamic footage of moving subjects.
  • SUPERIOR-IMAGE-QUALITY : An industry-leading drone camera that captures 4K 60fps Ultra HD camera video, 94°wide-angle lens and 12MP photos mounted on a 3-axis stabilized gimbal.
  • TRANSMISSION-DISTANCE : The mini quadcopter offers up to 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range - for as long as 30-minutes,better than wifi FPV Drone- True 4K, fully stabilized ensures smooth footage.
  • FLY-WITH-CONFIDENCE : Easy one-touch action buttons allow you to command EVO to return home, automatically take off or land and capture photos & video without taking your hands off the controller.
  • PACKAGE-INCLUDES:A Installed EVO Aircraft(including aircraft battery and gimbal holder,4* Propellers,1* 32G SD Card),1* Remote Control and 2*Control Cable,1* Charger,1* Power Cable,2* Propellers,1* Micro-USB Cable,1* Aircraft battery(Extra),1* 64G SD Card(Extra),1* Crossbody bag.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Autel EVO
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Autel EVO Final Thoughts

"Unbelievable!"

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Autel EVO today. It's also important to take your time with the installation. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

Overall Score
4.7


(85 Points)

9. 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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  • Value For Money
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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 VCUTECH 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)

10. Potensic D50, GPS Drone with Camera for adults, 1080P HD FPV Live Video Quadcopter for beginner, GPS...

User Ratings: 60 9

Potensic First Impressions

"He had a blast."

Amazing VCUTECH Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Amazing VCUTECH Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. I've crashed my Potensic hundreds of times. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. The liability insurance is worth it.

  • Potensic D50, GPS Drone with Camera for adults, 1080P HD FPV Live Video Quadcopter for beginner, GPS Return Home, Follow Me, Long Range Control drone , 5G WiFi Transmission, Great Gift-White
  • Advanced 5G wifi : upgraded 5.0G hz Wi-Fi transmission enables you to enjoy fluent and clearer live video without video lag or delay.( please make sure your cellphone can support 5G wifi transmission)
  • Dual GPS&RTH : Dual GPS positioning locate your drone more accurately and fly more stable. One key Return-to-Home function enables the camera drone automatically return when battery low/ signal weak/ out of range.
  • 1080P Camera: Capture the amazing view and record your happy moment. Note: 1080P content requires a 16/32 GB SD card(Card not included).
  • Follow Me mode: automatically follow and capture you wherever you move when flying the drone.
  • Draw the DOT: simple drone dots on screen, The Potensic drone D50 will move as schedule while keeping its altitude locked.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"Good fly time."

I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. But this Potensic was a complete and total win from the get go. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min.

Overall Score
4.1


(290 Points)

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