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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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. Force1 F100GP Drones with Camera for Adults - 1080p HD Camera Compatible GoPro Drone Long Range Brus...

User Ratings: 65 10

Force1 First Impressions

"Grey and black."

The Force1 is a great deal in this price range and quality. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. My eyes are not as good as they used to be.

  • Force1 F100GP Drones with Camera for Adults - 1080p HD Camera Compatible GoPro Drone Long Range Brushless Quadcopter Flying Toy
  • GO PRO COMPATIBLE DRONES FOR ADULTS: This remote control drone with camera includes a mount that fits GoPro Heroes 3 and 4, as well as the included 1080p drone camera
  • HD CAMERA DRONE: This video drone and photography drone can be set to record from above during its flight; high landing gear protects your camera when landing
  • BRUSHLESS DRONE MOTORS: RC quadcopter drone features powerful brushless motors, manual control, and races in 2 speeds; long range drone has a flight distance of 500 meters
  • SPECS: RC drone is an MJX Bugs 3 model with a 1080p HD camera; includes 2 rechargeable drone batteries (15 min. per), 3 shells (white, blue, and black), 2.4 GHz remote, and drone accessories; kit comes in original F100 Ghost packaging
  • QUALITY ASSURED: Soar high and fly fast with your GoPro-ready drone; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not completely satisfied with this elite brushless drone
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Force1
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Force1 Final Thoughts

"Great experience."

A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My Force1 today. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap.

Overall Score
4.2


(174 Points)

3. Jettime 720P Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids with Trajectory Flight,2 Lipo Batteries,360° Fl...

User Ratings: 73

Jettime First Impressions

"GREAT EXPERIENCE!"

To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. The Jettime is a great deal in this price range and quality.

  • Jettime 720P Drones with Camera for Adults and Kids with Trajectory Flight,2 Lipo Batteries,360° Flip,RTH,Follow Me,Altitude Hold (SR926)
  • Super User-friendly ---Just need to press one button,SR-926 will automatically take off ,return and land. Gravity sensor enables the drone more precise to adjust the vertical and horizontal position which definitely suitable for both beginners and amateurs.
  • Dual FPV Cameras & Optical Location ---Equipped with 720P+50P Dual HD camera,this drone can capture your every unforgettable moment. You can also one-key upload your photos and videos to social media.Optical and atmospheric pressure Location make it really stable at the fixed height.
  • Dynamically Follow Me & Foldable Design ---Distinguish from other drones,this drone is easier to target the goal it will follow with Dynamically Follow Me mode.Foldable design makes it more portable to carry,no need to carry a big backpack but put it in your pocket.Play it anytime and anywhere.
  • Intelligent Gesture Control & 360° Flip ---This drone can recognize 3 types of gestures.It's more intelligent compare to the drone at this price.And it rare for a drone with camera to flip.You can put on your VR glasses and flip the drone to see what will happen.Really funny.
  • Powerful with All-around Functions ---This drone is definitely cost-effective with all-around functions.Such as Trajectory Flight , APP control(IOS or Android) ,Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and so on.Absolutely the best choice for gift giving. Let's give a surprise to them !
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Jettime
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Jettime Final Thoughts

"He had a blast."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. But overall, I am very happy with the product. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop.

Overall Score
4.5


(5 Points)

4. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Foldable Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller Starter Bundle

User Ratings: 60 11

DJI First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

I can press the button again and continue the flight. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. I have to say, I really like this drone. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Foldable Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller Starter Bundle
  • Hasselblad 20MP / UHD 4K Gimbal Camera; 1" CMOS + f/2.8-f/11 Adjustable Aperture
  • Smart Controller Included; 10-Bit Dlog-M + 10-Bit HDR Video
  • OcuSync 2.0 Transmission Technology; Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time
  • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing; Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Mode
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"LOVE THIS DRONE!"

Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. It seems to do just about everything. I have to say, I really like this drone. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. I think the DJI app will take some getting used to.

Overall Score
4.3


(11 Points)

5. DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller - Onyx Black Max Flight Bundle with Spare Battery, a...

User Ratings: 66 10

DJI First Impressions

"GREAT EXPERIENCE!"

It holds altitude like a champ and is easy to control. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! I have some really cool ideas for them.

  • DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter with Remote Controller - Onyx Black Max Flight Bundle with Spare Battery, and Custom Mavic Air Hard Shell Back Pack
  • DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter Drone - Onyx Black
  • The ultraportable Mavic Air features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration, 32 MP Sphere Panoramas
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: Drone - Remote Control - Intelligent Flight Battery - Charger - Power Cable - Propellers (Pair) x4 - Propeller Guards (set) - RC-to-Lightning Cable - RC-to-Micro USB Cable - RC-to-USB Type C cable - Gimbal Protector - Communication Cable - USB Adapter - RC Cable Sliders (Large & Small) - Carrying Case - Replacement Control Stick Pair - 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: DJI Mavic Air Quadcopter Drone (Onyx Black) - DJI MAVIC AIR Intelligent Flight Battery Mavic Air accessories - Deco Gear DJI Mavic Air Hardshell Backpack
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 13 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

The safety features are second to none. This arrived earlier than I expected from DJI. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone.

Overall Score
4.3


(62 Points)

6. 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)

7. Potensic D85 GPS Drone with 2K FPV Camera, 5G WiFi Live Video Brushless Quadcopter with Carrying Cas...

User Ratings: 70 8

Potensic First Impressions

"And was lost!"

This is our first drone, never used one before. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. I could not have made a better purchase.

  • Potensic D85 GPS Drone with 2K FPV Camera, 5G WiFi Live Video Brushless Quadcopter with Carrying Case, 2 Batteries 40 Min, Auto Return Home, Follow Me, Selfie Drone for Adult Beginner Expert
  • 【Brushless Drone with Double Batteries】: Equipped with four high quality brushless motors, the D85 enjoys a 50km/h flight; Double 7.4V 2800mAh high capacity batteries provide up to 40 min flight time after per full charge. The balance charger is safe in charging.
  • 【5G WiFi transmission with 2K HD camera with 130°FOV】: Through this 5G WiFi camera, you can capture 2K super clear and 130°panoramic images, recording the moment that inspires you. And see the smooth live video. Compatible with sports camera.
  • 【Selfie Drone with Carrying Case for Travelling】: Packaged with a carrying case, big enough to hold all your drone and accessories, ideal for flying outdoor. One key unlock / taking off / landing and one key return. Easy to control.
  • 【GPS Drone for Safe and Fun Flight】: Route design, follow me and orbit mode flight adds more fun to your drone. Drone can auto return when it lost signal or in low voltage, won’t lose your quadcopter.
  • 【Potensic Great Service】: If you have any question about the drone and its operation methods or replaceable accessories, please connect our after sell service and we do our best for you.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"They work great!"

They made it right by sending a replacement. Amazing Viewfinder Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries.

Overall Score
4.4


(233 Points)

8. World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter BOMB Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 Channel Picture/Video...

World Tech Toys 33794 First Impressions

"He had a blast."

Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

  • World Tech Toys Angry Birds Licensed Squak Copter BOMB Camera Drone 2.4GHz 4.5 Channel Picture/Video Camera RC Quadcopter, Black, 22 x 4 x 14.5
  • Picture and video camera drone; 2.4GHz transmitter; removable rotor guards
  • 4.5 channel built-in gyro; multi-dimensional flight capability; durable light weight body
  • Speed control; flip stunt modes; 4 main rotors; ready to fly
  • Includes: Angry birds licensed bomb squeak-copter 4.5Ch 2.4GHz RC camera drone; 2.4GHz transmitter; rotor guards; USB memory card adapter; 2 GB memory card; USB charging cable; 4 Spare rotor blades
  • Battery requirements: transmitter: 4 AA batteries (not included); camera: requires micro SD card to record (included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 15 years
  • Editor's Impressions Of The World Tech Toys 33794
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World Tech Toys 33794 Final Thoughts

"I am happy I did."

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. This is our first drone that uses GPS. The World Tech Toys 33794 is well built, and the controls work well. It is super responsive and performs well. I plan to research other drone accessories built by World Tech Toys.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. 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)

10. DJI 2019 Mavic 2 Pro 2 Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera 1” CMOS Sensor Premium Essentials T...

User Ratings: 90 10

DJI First Impressions

"Fantastic Viewfinder Camera Drone!"

Everything worked well right out of the box. Then I can select to the VR mode and wear my own VR head set. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. So no complaints here. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone.

  • DJI 2019 Mavic 2 Pro 2 Drone Quadcopter with Hasselblad Camera 1” CMOS Sensor Premium Essentials Travel Kit
  • Hasselblad 20MP / UHD 4K Gimbal Camera; 1" CMOS + f/2.8-f/11 Adjustable Aperture
  • 10-Bit Dlog-M + 10-Bit HDR Video; OcuSync 2.0 Transmission Technology
  • Up to 31 Minutes Flight Time; Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
  • Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Mode; Top Speed of 44.7 mph
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
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  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. This is the second DJI Drone I have purchased.

Overall Score
4.6


(16 Points)

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