Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Viewfinder Camera Drones

1. Holy Stone F181G Drone with Camera 5.8G FPV Live Video for Kids Beginners Adults Quadcopter with HD ...

User Ratings: 58 13

Holy Stone First Impressions

"LOTS OF FUN!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. The safety features are second to none. This is our first drone, never used one before. We've started a collection of Holy Stone drones now.

  • Holy Stone F181G Drone with Camera 5.8G FPV Live Video for Kids Beginners Adults Quadcopter with HD LCD Transmitter, RC Helicopter Airplane with Altitude Hold 3D Flip Headless Mode, Modular Battery
  • Clear and Fluent Video: 5.8G high frequency transmission allows you to see FPV (first-person viewing) live video on Equipped LCD Screen, capturing every Wonderful moment. Compatible with VR headsets which can provide a more exhilarating experience and a taste of drone racing during flight. No smartphone required.
  • Optimized 720p FPV Camera: The 120° FOV (field of view) lens captures high-quality video and photos - ideals for selfie. A 120° viewfinder gives a panoramic view for recording unforgettable moments. The very best camera drone!
  • Longer Flight Time: A High-capacity modular battery yields flight time of up to 10 minutes - and it is easily charged and replaced. The drone even has low-power alert.
  • Safe and Stable: An Altitude Hold function allows the drone to automatically and stably Hover at the desired altitude. Headless Mode makes it easy to control the direction of the drone. The easy remote control makes flying Fun for Kids, Beginners & Adults. BTW, doing recalibration before flights ensures no drift.
  • A Great Gift: Your family and friends will love it! Features such as One Key Start/Landing, Emergency Stop, 3D Flips, High-middle-low speed Switch and Luminous LED Lighting assure maximum excitement and flying fun. WARRANTY AVAILABLE. We are here to help you.
  • 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

"Well done!"

We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. I would definitely buy this one again! Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control.

Overall Score
4.1


(201 Points)

2. HUBSAN Zino Pro 4k Drones with Camera and GPS for Adults,4KM 5G WiFi Live Video RC Quadcopter with 3...

User Ratings: 65 8

HUBSAN First Impressions

"Grey and black."

Picture and video quality better than expected. They made it right by sending a replacement. There's a single button auto take-off/landing feature. The safety features are second to none. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

  • HUBSAN Zino Pro 4k Drones with Camera and GPS for Adults,4KM 5G WiFi Live Video RC Quadcopter with 3-Aix Adjustable Gimbal,Panorama,Auto Return Home,Image Tracking,23Mins Flight Time Brushless Motor
  • [Functions] 4K UHD Camera,Panorama Shooting,GPS+GLONASS, Vision Auxiliary Landing, Orbiting,Headless,Waypoints,line fly mode,Image Tracking, Automatic Takeoff/Landing, Automatic Return Home, Low Power Failsafe Mode, Flight Control Failsafe Mode, 4km Flight distance, Detachable Filter, Brushless Motor.
  • [Camera] 3-axis gimbal(pitch,roll,yaw), 4K UHD 3840*2160 resolution 30fps, panorama shooting, Removable Lens, can be equipped with filters to reduces the amount of light coming into the sensor, giving you the freedom to create your own work by allowing more control of the camera's aperture, exposure time and sensor sensitivity settings.
  • [Stronger & Stable GPS Signal] Advanced Image transmission system Least 1.0 increase Live Video Transmission Range up to 4km (low delay, anti-interference, strong receiving ability, high receiving sensitivity) Fast and no delay 5G WiFi real-time transmission lets you enjoy a FPV experience.
  • [Safety] Automatic return home and Search apron, loss control failsafe and lower battery failsafe.When the aircraft battery level is low,the flight control system automatically determines if the aircraft can return to the take off point,greatly reduces the possibility of crash and loss of aircraft.
  • [Powerful] Brushless motor and 11.4V 3000mAh battery provide the done 23mins flying time and give you a forceful and powerful flying experience.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN
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  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HUBSAN Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. I could not have made a better purchase.

Overall Score
4.2


(75 Points)

3. AKASO A31 Drone with Camera WiFi 1080P FPV Live Video RC Quadcopter Drone for Beginners Adults Kids,...

User Ratings: 67 10

AKASO US-A31 First Impressions

"Not gonna lie."

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Not Only Can You Learn On The AKASO US-A31. Besides that though its a great little drone. It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • AKASO A31 Drone with Camera WiFi 1080P FPV Live Video RC Quadcopter Drone for Beginners Adults Kids, Bright LED Light, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode - Easy to Fly Gift Toy for Boys and Girls
  • HD Camera Real-Time FPV (First Person View) Transmission, and Bright LED Light : The AKASO A31 Drone comes equipped with a 1080P HD camera for taking stunning aerial photos and videos. And with built-in WiFi capability, you can see exactly what your drone’s camera sees after installing the accompanying app from the App Store or Google Play. Also included is a colorful LED light attachment for impressive night flying.
  • Simple Take Off Landing Altitude Hold :Simple Take Off / Landing + Altitude Hold – Take off and land with the simple press of a button. Using the altitude hold option, you can accurately lock your drone’s height and location to enable steady pictures and videos from any angle. These features, along with many others, make flying easy for pros and beginners alike.
  • Stunts and Auto-Return : Show off your piloting skills with the A31’s in-air barrel roll feature. Auto-Return helps the drone return automatically to its initial starting position
  • Headless Mode and Trimming :In Headless mode, the drone will move forward, backward, and side to side relative to the original orientation of the drone when the button is pushed, instead of relative to the front of the drone. This makes joystick control of the drone much easier, especially when out of sight. The trimming function allows you to make small adjustments to the tilt of the drone to enable steady hovering even in light wind.
  • Easy to Use: First time flying a drone? Do not Worry, this drone is very easy to handle for beginners.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO US-A31
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AKASO US-A31 Final Thoughts

"Cool drone."

You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. They made it right by sending a replacement. But once I put it together it worked like a charm. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector.

Overall Score
4.2


(139 Points)

4. DJI Osmo Phone Holder

User Ratings: 88

DJI CP.ZM.000242 First Impressions

"I was right."

I have some really cool ideas for them. Really the best Viewfinder Camera Drone for the money! You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI CP.ZM.000242. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners.

  • DJI Osmo Phone Holder
  • For Osmo Handheld Gimbal System
  • Use Smartphone as Live View Monitor
  • Rosette Attachment
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.ZM.000242
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DJI CP.ZM.000242 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

It is really easy to use for me and my kids. They made it right by sending a replacement. The camera on this thing is awesome. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button.

Overall Score
4.9


(10 Points)

5. Drone with Camera for Kids, Potensic A30W RC Mini Quadcopter with 720P HD Camera, One Button Take Of...

User Ratings: 66 6

Potensic First Impressions

"She loved it."

The Potensic is well built, and the controls work well. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Picture and video quality better than expected. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

  • Drone with Camera for Kids, Potensic A30W RC Mini Quadcopter with 720P HD Camera, One Button Take Off/Landing, Route Setting, Gravity Induction and Emergency Stop-Dual Battery
  • [ Better FPV views] HD FPV camera enable you to take high-quality FPV real-time live video and pictures from the air with better perspective.
  • [Smart and Fun] Through the APP Control and the Gravity Induction Mode, you can fly Potensic A30W forward/backward, left/ right and along the direction you indicate with your phone. APP compatible with Apple iOS/ Android phones.
  • [Creative and safe] with custom flight route mode and alarm protection, draw your flight plan and design your fly path with easier control and without losing direction.
  • [Easy to fly] one key start/ landing, the quadcopter will ascend & hover at a fixed altitude or land gently on the ground with the press of a button. Even the beginners can fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance.
  • [Fly longer] with the removable and chargeable battery, the drone with camera can Support longer flight time by replacing a battery. A perfect gift for your family and friends.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 10 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"Only con."

Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up. It's well designed and self protected. I think Potensic definitely has a potential winner here.

Overall Score
4.3


(93 Points)

6. Profession Protective Case for DJI Spark Portable Mini Quadcopter Drone, Super Strong and Ultra Ligh...

WGear WG011715 First Impressions

"Flawless drone."

The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. This arrived earlier than I expected from WGear.

  • Profession Protective Case for DJI Spark Portable Mini Quadcopter Drone, Super Strong and Ultra Light Weight with shoulder strap, Briefcase Design, Double side Open separated compartments (Black)
  • WGear Original Designed all in 1 Travel and Protection Case for DJI Spark Mini Quadcopter Drone
  • Different functional sections for DJI Spark, RC, Batteries, Propellers, HD Cards, Charger and adapter
  • Main compartment with compressed inlay with best customized room for DJI Spark, one battery and RC with spike foam in the lid
  • Second main compartment for charger, adapter, cable, extra propellers, extra batteries and pocket for HD card and other thin accessories
  • Strong heavy duty case in light weight and compact size feature
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WGear WG011715
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WGear WG011715 Final Thoughts

"As a first drone."

I can press the button again and continue the flight. Great product if you have multiple batteries. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

7. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera, 2 Batteries, 6 pc Filter Kit, SanDisk Extre...

User Ratings: 80

DJI Mavic 2 Pro K7 First Impressions

"I'm impressed!"

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. I have to say, I really like this drone. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. I plan to research other drone accessories built by DJI.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera, 2 Batteries, 6 pc Filter Kit, SanDisk Extreme 64gb Memory Card, Aluminum Shock Proof Case, Landing Pad, Range Extender, 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Hasselblad 20MP / UHD 4K Gimbal Camera
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time
  • 10-Bit Dlog-M + 10-Bit HDR Video
  • OcuSync 2.0 Transmission Technology
  • Comes with DJI Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Mavic 2 Pro K7
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DJI Mavic 2 Pro K7 Final Thoughts

"Great skin!"

I would give it more stars if I could! This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Besides that though its a great little drone.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

8. RunCam FPV Camera Phoenix Oscar Edition 1000tvl Super 120dB WDR 2.5mm Lens Mini FPV Camera Support O...

User Ratings: 55 16

Crazepony Phoenix Oscar Edition First Impressions

"They work great!"

Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. I've crashed my Crazepony Phoenix Oscar Edition hundreds of times. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. I have to say, I really like this drone.

  • RunCam FPV Camera Phoenix Oscar Edition 1000tvl Super 120dB WDR 2.5mm Lens Mini FPV Camera Support OSD FC Control PAL NTSC Switchable for RC FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter
  • This is a micro FPV camera with full size M12 lens designed for day time flying which Oscarliang helped develop.
  • Excellent 1000TVL mini FPV camera with super 120dB WDR, the image quality is absolutely stunning!
  • Joystick Control & UART Control Switchable.
  • Auto D-WDR, Auto Gain Control, Auto Electronic Shutter Speed.
  • Power: DC 5-36V, Current: [email protected] [email protected]
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crazepony Phoenix Oscar Edition
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Crazepony Phoenix Oscar Edition Final Thoughts

"Excellent frame."

It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. This is an essential process for proper flight.

Overall Score
4.0


(14 Points)

9. Holy Stone HS120D FPV Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadc...

User Ratings: 71 7

DEERC First Impressions

"Very satisfied!"

I think DEERC definitely has a potential winner here. I have some really cool ideas for them. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed.

  • Holy Stone HS120D FPV Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadcotper Helicopter for Kids Beginners 18 Min Flight Time Long Range with Follow Me Selfie Functions
  • Better Pictures and Steadier FPV Views: 1080p Full HD camera with 120° FOV and 75° adjustable wide angle helps to capture clearly photos and more stable videos. (SD Card Included)
  • Smart and Fun: Follow Me Mode frees your hands, while drone can automatically follows wherever you move. With Tap-fly, you can design the drone flying path. Gesture Control: pose to the camera to trigger photo/video shooting, great for selfie!
  • Safer Flying: GPS positioning enables the drone to automatically return to home when battery is low, signal is weak, or lost.
  • Quick and Easy: Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and One Key Start/Landing functions make easier access to kids or beginners.
  • 18 Min Powerful flight: Double flight time to same level drones. More pleasures and possibilities! With 300M control range, you can go farther and see broader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 20 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DEERC
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DEERC Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

I have to say, I really like this drone. I love this Viewfinder Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. I went directly with the high speed.

Overall Score
4.4


(1133 Points)

10. GoolRC SG901 RC Drone with Dual Cameras - 4K HD Front Camera and 720P Bottom Camera, Optical Flow Po...

GoolRC First Impressions

"I'm impressed!"

Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. It came with a sleek remote control. I have some really cool ideas for them.

  • GoolRC SG901 RC Drone with Dual Cameras - 4K HD Front Camera and 720P Bottom Camera, Optical Flow Positioning Foldable Drone, Gesture Photos/Video, Follow Me RC Quadcopter with Handbag
  • HD 4K Camera - The high resolution 4K camera with 90 degree adjustable angle captures the most beautiful scenery and offers super sharp image, giving you an extraordinary journeys.
  • Optical Flow Positioning System - The optical flow position is mounted in the horizontal direction, and the air pressure is set at a high altitude to achieve stable flying, making the picture clearer.
  • Gesture Video and Photo - When facing the front lens of the camera, specified gestures can be recognized and connect to the camera function of the aircraft. You can take photos by Victory Gestures and shoot videos by Box Gestures or Palm Gestures.
  • Follow Me Mode - Just choose the master mode and face the aircraft lens. After the target person is locked, the drone could always follow your steps and point the camera to you to catch your every move and take aerial photos.
  • MV Edition - There exists multiple filter effects on the APP interface for your choice. It is allowed you to add popular background musics and create a wonderful music video. Share in the social network site.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoolRC
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GoolRC Final Thoughts

"Very solid."

Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Controls are smooth and easy to use. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Highly recommend this drone to you all. We've started a collection of GoolRC drones now.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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