Editor's Choice - Our Favorite YOUDirect Camera Drones

1. YOUDirect Upgraded SJRC F11 PRO GPS Drone 4K Photo 2K Video Foldable 1080P Camera RC Quadcopter with...

YOUDirect First Impressions

"As Expected!"

They made it right by sending a replacement. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. I think the YOUDirect app will take some getting used to. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well.

  • YOUDirect Upgraded SJRC F11 PRO GPS Drone 4K Photo 2K Video Foldable 1080P Camera RC Quadcopter with iOS Android App Control 5G WiFi FPV One-Key RTH Headless Follow Me 3D Visual (F11 Pro + 2 Battery)
  • Powerful Performance: Wifi FPV, Adjustable 1080P camera, GPS auto return, iOS Android App control, Follow me, Headless mode, Altitude mode, User-defined flight plan, track flight, Hand gesture shooting, photo/video share, one key takeoff/landing, point of interest, way point flight, 3D VR functional experience, 4 bright LED lights.
  • Folding Design and Adjustable Camera: The foldable drone makes it launch easily and quickly, no need worry about missing beautiful view because of spending time to install a drone. Adjustable 1080P 5G Wi-Fi HD camera, 120 degree wide-angle scene shot and 90 degree camera angle, allows you to take photos, Bird's Eye View or record live video with First Person View (FPV) at any angle you want, it yields up to 800 feet FPV distance, switch photo or video mode smartly by hand gesture (paper
  • Long Flight Time: One 2500mAh Li-polymer battery offers 25minutes super long flight time, The package comes with 2pcs batteries,extends your flight time to 50mins, more flying experiences will be gained.
  • GPS Positioning: GPS function provides you accurate position of your drone, with the function return-to-home (RTH), the drone will automatically return to home precisely when in low battery or weak signal, no more worry about the drone will lose.
  • Real-time App Control: Compatible with IOS 8.0/ Android 4.4, the App of SJRC F11 drone can display real-time data, including electricity, altitude, distance, flight record, take photo or video then one key share, switch to VR split screen and enjoy attractive 3D visual.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YOUDirect
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

YOUDirect Final Thoughts

"Work's perfectly."

I have some really cool ideas for them. The YOUDirect is well built, and the controls work well. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. The durability of this YOUDirect is ridiculous. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

2. DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter Bundle with 3 Batteries, Waterproof Hard Carrying Case, Landing Pad...

User Ratings: 85 15

DJI mavic-2 First Impressions

"Fantastic YOUDirect Camera Drone!"

Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. It is super responsive and performs well. It is super responsive and performs well. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI mavic-2.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Quadcopter Bundle with 3 Batteries, Waterproof Hard Carrying Case, Landing Pad, 128GB SD Card Supports 4K Video
  • Free Waterproof Hard Carrying Case for MAVIC 2 (please check Case picture for details)
  • 8GB internal storage, Additional 128GB microSD Card with Adapter included (UHS 3; High-performance for 4K UHD video recording; Brand May Vary)
  • Hasselblad L1D-20c Camera: The Mavic 2 Pro commands a powerful 1-inch CMOS sensor, offering stunning 20-megapixel aerial photos with extreme detail.
  • Supports 4K video at 30 fps: The 20.0MP camera with Adobe DNG RAW support is ready to shoot. The three-axis gimbal is capable of stabilizing the camera even during high-speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos. Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots;
  • OcuSync 2.0 Video Transmission System: Performance is greatly enhanced with improvements made to communication distance, video quality and anti-interference, offering you unprecedented control.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI mavic-2
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI mavic-2 Final Thoughts

"And was lost!"

I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. Also a great feature is the One Key Return to Home button. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

3. 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

4. Atoyscasa Drones with Camera Live Video, FPV Foldable RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera 2.4GHz 6-Ax...

Atoyscasa First Impressions

"Very solid."

It will automatically return home if connection is lost. This is the second Atoyscasa Drone I have purchased. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. It seems to do just about everything. I've crashed my Atoyscasa hundreds of times.

  • Atoyscasa Drones with Camera Live Video, FPV Foldable RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids Beginners with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode (Grey-Black)
  • 【FPV CAMERA & LIVE VIDEO】- View live video of your drone on your Android or IOS device with the first-person view (FPV) Wi-Fi feature. Easily adjust the direction of the camera to take videos and photos. You could see the ground from God’s view.
  • 【ALTITUDE HOLD MODE AND OPTICAL FLOW FUNCTION】- When you release the throttle stick and the drone will be locked at a certain height. And with optical flow function, the drone can automatically identify the environment of the ground or below surface, to set the fixed-point accurately. Which makes controlling the drone much easier.
  • 【HEADLESS MODE AND ONE KEY TAKE OFF/LANDING】- No need to keep eyes on the direction of your drone, the headless mode makes it easier to control for beginners or kids. The drone equipped with one key taking off and landing, which makes it easier to fly and better to control for any level of players.
  • 【AR GAME MODE】- Our design team has incorporated the very popular AR game into APP, get into AR game page, controlled directly by your mobile, fly and shoot your fictitious enemy, the screen of hitting your target, the explosion sound, the vibration sense of being shot, makes you feel you were actually in there, so exciting.
  • 【BONUS BATTERY TO DOUBLE YOUR FLYING TIME】- The drones with camera comes with a powerful 3.7V 800mAh battery that can last you 6-7min fly time on a full charge. And as if one battery isn’t enough, we’ve also provided a bonus spare battery to make sure you’re unstoppable.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Atoyscasa
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  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Atoyscasa Final Thoughts

"Fantastic YOUDirect Camera Drone!"

Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

5. HUBSAN X4 Storm Racing 5.8GHz FPV Drone with 720P High Definition Camera, Transmitter Included

User Ratings: 72

HUBSAN X4 Storm Racing First Impressions

"Well made."

This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. I love this YOUDirect Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times.

  • HUBSAN X4 Storm Racing 5.8GHz FPV Drone with 720P High Definition Camera, Transmitter Included
  • Hubsan X4 Storm Racing 5.8GHz FPV Drone with 720P High Definition Camera - Transmitter - 7.6V 710mAh Battery - Charger - 4x Blades - Manual - Hubsan 1 Year Warranty (Except Battery)
  • Material: Carbon Fibre
  • Motor: Coreless
  • Battery: 7.6V (2S) 710mAh Lipo
  • Camera: Built-in 720P HD Camera
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN X4 Storm Racing
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

HUBSAN X4 Storm Racing Final Thoughts

"Or have a life."

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. We've started a collection of HUBSAN drones now. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. I like the functionality of the HUBSAN X4 Storm Racing.

Overall Score
4.7


(2 Points)

6. Foldable Drone, SYMA X56W RC Quadcopter with Camera, 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro, WiFi FPV Live Video, Altitu...

User Ratings: 73 9

SYMA First Impressions

"Too bad, So sad."

It's also important to take your time with the installation. But u will have an extra one to exchange. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • Foldable Drone, SYMA X56W RC Quadcopter with Camera, 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro, WiFi FPV Live Video, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, One Key Start, Easy to Fly for Beginners, Kids, White
  • [Foldable Design&Easy Carry] Compared with unfoldable 14*14*2.17 inch, foldable size is7.48*5.91*2.17 inch which is samller fitted to pocket package. It is very convenient to carry or store.
  • [With Flash light to Guide】Quadcopter with Flash Light and lighting the light to identify director at night which supports you fly at any time and place.
  • [2 Batteries with Longer Flight Time] A longer flight time will be offered as it has 2 pcs Batteries, you can enjoy the flight continually for a good time with your family, friends and then share them to your social platform.
  • [Great Gifts for Beginners with Multi-function】Drone with these functions:Headless mode:to help to fly without thinking the director. Altitduce Hold:to help keep the Height without controlling the height. One key start or landing:to help to fly and easy to operate i t . One key return:to help to back flying point without other opetare and so on.
  • [Qualifited with several certificates]-- FCC, CE, ROHS, EN71, EN62115, EN60825, R&TTE, PAHS, HR4040, 6P, ASTM,REACH. Compatible with US standard. It is very safety for Beginners and kids playing.
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA
  • Video Quality
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  • Durability
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SYMA Final Thoughts

"They love it!"

I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. Highly recommend this drone to you all. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. I think the SYMA app will take some getting used to. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

Overall Score
4.4


(11 Points)

7. Holy Stone FPV Foldable Drone with Camera for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter with 720P HD, 2 Flig...

User Ratings: 54 15

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Highly recommend this drone to you all. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Highly recommend this drone to you all.

  • Holy Stone FPV Foldable Drone with Camera for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter with 720P HD, 2 Flight Modes, APP Control, 3D Flip, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 2 Modular Batteries, Carrying Case,Red
  • ⭐WIFI FPV TRANSMISSION: The real-time transmission is seamlessly transmitted over a stable 2.4GHz frequency. As the drone takes to sky, watch the video on your mobile device and record video or take photos, as well as convenient to share your wonderful moments to your social media.
  • ⭐EXPERIENCE MORE: Features 2 flight modes, providing you a more stable performance when folded in, as well as altitude hold, headless mode, multiple speed modes, LED lights, low-battery alarm and one-key star/landing. You can also experience more excellent features like FPV camera function, 3D flips in extended mode.
  • ⭐LONGER FLIGHT TIME: 2 Modular batteries of drone and transmitter are interchangeable which support a longer flight time and extend the fun for you and your family.
  • ⭐SAFETY PROTECTION GUARDS: Foldable design with soft 360° propeller guards make it safe enough for the beginner, expert especially kids. What’s more, the durable rubbery plastic and protection guards protect the propeller from collision. Keep flying safety.
  • ⭐EASY TO CARRY OUT: Compact body with the portable carrying case, bring you a lot of convenience. Allow you to organize your drone and accessories in this portable case. You can take the drone to anywhere.
  • Batteries: 2 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

"Ten minutes."

Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that.

Overall Score
4.0


(48 Points)

8. DJI Tello Quadcopter Drone 2 Pack Battery Kit, Powered by DJI

User Ratings: 53

DJI First Impressions

"Camera is great!"

The DJI is a great deal in this price range and quality. I could not have made a better purchase. This drone is very easy to fly, very stable. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well.

  • DJI Tello Quadcopter Drone 2 Pack Battery Kit, Powered by DJI
  • Bundle Includes - Tello Mini Drone + 4 x Propellers for Tello + Propeller Guards for Tello (4-Pack) + 2x Intelligent Flight Batteries for Tello + Padded Drone Backpack + eDigitalUSA Cleaning Kit + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Smart Interactive Drone - Takeoff and Landing from Your Hand
  • Smart Interactive Drone - Programmable via Scratch SDK
  • 720p Videos & 5MP Photos
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Great experience."

I love this YOUDirect Camera Drone, it is a beast in a small package! So no complaints here. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. I could not have made a better purchase. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

9. AsiaToy 8 Pack Combo Compatible with DJI Mavic Pro/Platinum Camera Len Propeller Joystick Motor Guar...

User Ratings: 67

Asiatoy First Impressions

"Too bad, So sad."

This is the second Asiatoy Drone I have purchased. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. Everything worked well right out of the box. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying.

  • AsiaToy 8 Pack Combo Compatible with DJI Mavic Pro/Platinum Camera Len Propeller Joystick Motor Guard Protector
  • This 8 in 1 combo includes everything you need during transportation, storage and flight. (Remote Controller are NOT included)
  • Accessories Bundle Combo - 8 Pack Combo : 1 x Camera Guard with Fixed Lens Protector Cover, 1 x Propeller Guard set, 1 x Landing Gear set, 1 x Lens Hood, 1 x Remote Controller Joystick Protector Holder, 1 x Remote Controller Signal Range Extender, 1 x Silicone Motor Cap set (4pcs), 1 x Propeller Clip set (2pcs)
  • Transportation protection: Camera Guard with Fixed Lens Protector Cover, Joystick Protector, Motor Cap, Propeller Clip - These protection accessories can protect your Mavic Pro Camera, Motors, Propellers and remote controller from collision, dust, vibration during transportation.
  • Flight protection: Propeller Guard, Landing Gear, Lens Hood - These protection accessories keep your Mavic Pro away from accident bump into trees, walls or any other obstacles. And aid flight safety, protecting people from spinning propellers. Also it keep your Mavic Pro from dirt, sand and crash damaged since it raises drone.
  • Signal Improvement: Signal Range Extender - Remote Controller Signal Range Extender significantly improves the transmitter and Wi-Fi video connection performance for Mavic Pro in the open area.
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Asiatoy
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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Asiatoy Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

Highly recommend this drone to you all. This new compass requires no compass calibration on start up. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. I would give it more stars if I could! There is a Quick-Start guide printed inside the top flap.

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

10. Potensic Upgraded A20 Mini Drone Easy to Fly Even to Kids and Beginners, RC Helicopter Quadcopter wi...

User Ratings: 66 10

Potensic US-A20-Green First Impressions

"Comfortable!"

I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Besides that though its a great little drone. It is super responsive and performs well. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going.

  • Potensic Upgraded A20 Mini Drone Easy to Fly Even to Kids and Beginners, RC Helicopter Quadcopter with Auto Hovering, Headless Mode, Extra Batteries and Remote Control-Green
  • Having Fun for More Time : 2 detachable batteries and 3 adjustable speed levels deliver exciting flight experience for amateurs and advanced pilots alike.
  • Fast & Agile: You could control the drone fly toward any directions by Remote Controller. Once expert, you could adjust it to the high speed and fly through the obstacle course hoops by Eagle Pro.
  • Easy to Fly: With Altitude Hold, Headless Mode and One Key Taking-off / Landing, you could fly it without worrying about the direction and control it easier.
  • Portable: It’s the width of an iPhone 5”. Besides, it’s extremely lightweight and easy to carry.
  • Worry-saving & Convenient: It covers 12 months warranty and does not have to register FAA in the USA.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic US-A20-Green
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Potensic US-A20-Green Final Thoughts

"Easy to maneuver."

So no complaints here. So no complaints here. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Potensic. This Potensic US-A20-Green takes the cake with utility and functionality.

Overall Score
4.2


(2207 Points)

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