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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. iFlight DC5 HD 5 Inch 230mm FPV Freestyle Frame Kit Carbon Fiber FPV Frame for DJI FPV Air Unit

User Ratings: 67

iFlight First Impressions

"He loves it!"

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. This arrived earlier than I expected from iFlight. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. The durability of this iFlight is ridiculous. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction.

  • iFlight DC5 HD 5 Inch 230mm FPV Freestyle Frame Kit Carbon Fiber FPV Frame for DJI FPV Air Unit
  • The iFlight DC5 was designed for the DJI Digital FPV System
  • HD FPV frame is also suited for a 5-inch propeller power system and flight controllers, ensured a super great flying experience
  • Popular deadcat style configuration, No prop in View
  • 5 inch fpv frame compatible with 20*20,30.5*30.5 mounting holes for all flight controllers
  • Soft TPU material helps to protect the camera and antenna in the event of a crash
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The iFlight
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
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iFlight Final Thoughts

"Great job!"

It is really easy to use for me and my kids. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My iFlight today. I can press the button again and continue the flight. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. This is our first drone that uses GPS.

Overall Score
4.6


(15 Points)

3. SNAPTAIN SP650 1080P Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD Live Video Camera Drone for Beginners w/V...

User Ratings: 72 6

SNAPTAIN SP650-BK First Impressions

"Great Viewfinder Camera Drone!"

It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. But u will have an extra one to exchange. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots.

  • SNAPTAIN SP650 1080P Drone with Camera for Adults 1080P HD Live Video Camera Drone for Beginners w/Voice Control, Gesture Control, Circle Fly, High-Speed Rotation, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode
  • Camera Drone with Better Views: 1080P FHD camera captures crystal clear aerial photos and 1920 X 1080 @ 25fps videos. With 120° FOV and 90° adjustable design, you can catch every moment of your adventure from a bird-eye perspective
  • Intelligent Voice & Gesture Control: SNAPTAIN drones are the only drones with smart voice control and gesture control. You can speak to control the flying direction, or pose to the camera to trigger photo/video shooting, adding fun to your flight
  • Multiple Flight Modes: SP650 is a versatile drone. It can perform stunts like 360° flip, circle fly, and high-speed rotation. Combined with trajectory flight which allows you to draw flying course on your phone, SP650 drone brings you spectacular flying experiences
  • Easy to Learn: Upon just one tap, the drone will Take off/Land or Return back automatically. It also equipped with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, and 3 Speeds Switch functions, super friendly to beginners, newbies, and even kids
  • More Considerate Designs: To ensure safety and numerous fun, SP650 drone is designed with Out-of-Control Protection Technology and Lower Battery Alarm. Each battery providing 12 mins of flying time, you can get up to 24 mins with TWO batteries supplied
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN SP650-BK
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SNAPTAIN SP650-BK Final Thoughts

"Takes practice."

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. This SNAPTAIN SP650-BK takes the cake with utility and functionality. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button.

Overall Score
4.5


(941 Points)

4. Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter Good Cho...

User Ratings: 62 11

Holy Stone HS170-FBA First Impressions

"In no time."

The durability of this Holy Stone HS170-FBA is ridiculous. The battery is very easy to replace. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

  • Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter Good Choice for Drone Training
  • Headless security system enables players of any level to fly the drone easily
  • 2. 4GHz technology adopted for anti-interference
  • More stable and flexible with 6-axis gyro stabilization system
  • Good PERFORMANCE of wind-resistant control range: About 30-50 meters
  • Flight time: about 6-8 minutes Charging time: about 45-60 minutes (under currents input 0. 5A-1a)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone HS170-FBA
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Holy Stone HS170-FBA Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. Everything worked well right out of the box. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. This is an essential process for proper flight.

Overall Score
4.1


(6420 Points)

5. SkyCo Rc Quadcopter with 2MP Video Camera,4 Ch 2.4ghz 6-gyro, Remote Control Drone Equipted with Hea...

User Ratings: 49

SkyCo First Impressions

"Fast delivery."

There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. I've crashed my SkyCo hundreds of times. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button.

  • SkyCo Rc Quadcopter with 2MP Video Camera,4 Ch 2.4ghz 6-gyro, Remote Control Drone Equipted with Headless System Drones Quadcopters
  • Stabile Flight Characteristics
  • Easy to Fly
  • Great for Beginners
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion (LiLO Battery)
  • Motor Type: Brushed
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SkyCo
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SkyCo Final Thoughts

"Great Viewfinder Camera Drone!"

It came with a sleek remote control. I could not have made a better purchase. This arrived earlier than I expected from SkyCo. I have to say, I really like this drone. Amazing Viewfinder Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

6. 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

7. DJI Spark Mini Quadcopter Drone Fly More Combo with Free 16GB Micro SD Card, Alpine White

User Ratings: 72 17

DJI First Impressions

"Good quality!"

Really pleased with the DJI performance. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. But this DJI was a complete and total win from the get go. There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap.

  • DJI Spark Mini Quadcopter Drone Fly More Combo with Free 16GB Micro SD Card, Alpine White
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Simply awesome!"

It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. I have recommended the DJI to my friends.

Overall Score
4.2


(30 Points)

8. Readytosky 220mm FPV Racing Drone Frame Carbon Fiber 5 inch Quadcopter Freestyle Frame Kit 4mm Arms ...

User Ratings: 67 6

Readytosky First Impressions

"Good for flight."

Everything worked well right out of the box. This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

  • Readytosky 220mm FPV Racing Drone Frame Carbon Fiber 5 inch Quadcopter Freestyle Frame Kit 4mm Arms + Lipo Battery Strap
  • ★The 4mm thick, 6061 aluminum structure on the front of this frame corners the market for providing the most protection and versatility in mounting your cameras.
  • ★The "low-rider" style top-plate,this lowered mount gets the battery closer to the center of gravity for this machine.
  • ★An unexpected (but very welcome) feature of the recessed top-plate is that the camera cage will be more likely to protect your battery in the event of an upside-down impact.
  • ★The innovation (that we will explore here) is the VTX mount on the rear of the bus.
  • ★Full 3K Carbon Fiber airframe featuring a solid 4mm fpv frame arms.
  • Recommended Age: 16 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Readytosky
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Readytosky Final Thoughts

"Ease of use."

This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I love this Viewfinder Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have.

Overall Score
4.3


(62 Points)

9. DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Advance Bottom Cover Shell with LED

User Ratings: 83

DJI P3-30-BOP First Impressions

"I like that."

Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. Amazing Viewfinder Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. I have recommended the DJI P3-30-BOP to my friends.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Advance Bottom Cover Shell with LED
  • Phantom 3 Professional and Advance Bottom Shell
  • Comes with 4 LEDs and Center Battery Compartment
  • Use For P3 Pro/Adv - DOESN'T fit P3 Standard
  • OEM DJI Part - Brand New
  • Made by DJI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI P3-30-BOP
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI P3-30-BOP Final Thoughts

"Cool case."

The durability of this DJI P3-30-BOP is ridiculous. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. But overall, I am very happy with the product. Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI P3-30-BOP. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

Overall Score
4.8


(14 Points)

10. EMAX Tinyhawk 2.5" Freestyle BNF 2s FRSKY Outdoor Drone Carbon Fiber Quad for Beginners

User Ratings: 64 10

Tiny Hawk First Impressions

"Great skin!"

The Tiny Hawk is a great deal in this price range and quality. Amazing Viewfinder Camera Drone and pretty decent bundle overall. Besides that though its a great little drone. We've started a collection of Tiny Hawk drones now. I love this Viewfinder Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package!

  • EMAX Tinyhawk 2.5" Freestyle BNF 2s FRSKY Outdoor Drone Carbon Fiber Quad for Beginners
  • The Tinyhawk Freestyle is the ultimate micro outdoor racing drone designed for beginners and experienced pilots alike.
  • Brushless Motor for Power: Utilizing a unique power system consisting of an all-new 1103 brushless motor paired together with the AVAN Rush 2.5 inch propeller, the Tinyhawk Freestyle offers unparalleled execution in thrust, control, and flight time.
  • Dual Battery Connector: Pilots can use two Tinyhawk batteries simultaneously in order to increase the voltage and overall power output for outdoor performance with flight times about 8 minutes.
  • EMAX Tiny receiver compatible with Frsky remote control D8/D16 mode. Fast F4 Processor for smooth stable flight characteristics, 600TVL CMOS Camera included for fun FPV flight.
  • Aerospace Grade Carbon Fiber Material: The body frame features a newly designed aerospace grade carbon fiber, ultimate durability while maintaining minimal weight is achieved.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Tiny Hawk
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Tiny Hawk Final Thoughts

"As a first drone."

You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. I have some really cool ideas for them. The liability insurance is worth it.

Overall Score
4.2


(149 Points)

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