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
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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. Walkera F210 Professional Deluxe Racer Quadcopter Drone w/ 5.8G Goggle4 FPV Glasses /Devo 7 Transmit...

Walkera First Impressions

"Fast delivery."

The durability of this Walkera is ridiculous. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. Batteries, no reason to stress them like that. I have to say, I really like this drone. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack.

  • Walkera F210 Professional Deluxe Racer Quadcopter Drone w/ 5.8G Goggle4 FPV Glasses /Devo 7 Transmitter /700TVL Night Vision Camera / OSD / Ready to Fly Set RTF Mode 2 (Type 1)
  • The latest F3 flight system
  • 700TVL Night Vision 5.8G video Transmission Camera
  • 5.8G Goggle-4 3D Glasses
  • Devo 7 Transmitter
  • With 5.8 G Double Antennas and 40 channels which support real-time HD images transmission
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Walkera
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Walkera Final Thoughts

"Flew perfectly."

Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Really pleased with the Walkera performance. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. Drone with Camera Live Video for Adults,EACHINE E32HW WiFi FPV with 720P HD Camera Altitude Hold RC ...

User Ratings: 64

EACHINE First Impressions

"Nice YOUDirect Camera Drone!"

The liability insurance is worth it. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. I think EACHINE definitely has a potential winner here. It came with a sleek remote control. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors.

  • Drone with Camera Live Video for Adults,EACHINE E32HW WiFi FPV with 720P HD Camera Altitude Hold RC Drone Quadcopter RTF - Two Batteries
  • ✈ Frosted material: The entire drone is made with material of excellent workmanship and sensitivity. The drone and the propeller are very durable. The installation of propeller guards will offer your drone a full range of protection.
  • ✈ Barometer altitude maintenance mode: the advanced barometer automatically reaches the set height without height limits, which guarantees reliability of the drone.
  • ✈ HD 720p camera integrated with WiFi transmission in real time: you can record your flight experience with the HD camera and enjoy a live high definition video feed on your smartphone with the new WIFI FPV feature.
  • ✈Multiple Multiple flight modes: normal mode and professional mode, for both beginners and experts, so that anyone can make the most of the drone.
  • ✈LED lights: make the flight more spectacular, especially in the dark. LED lights with 3D somersault to make night flight more colorful.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EACHINE
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EACHINE Final Thoughts

"Fast shipment!"

The liability insurance is worth it. It's well designed and self protected. The camera on this thing is awesome. I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

Overall Score
4.6


(9 Points)

4. BETAFPV Beta65S Frsky Whoop Drone 1S Brushed FPV Quadcopter with F4 FC SPI Frsky Receiver Z02 Camera...

User Ratings: 67 10

BETAFPV . First Impressions

"Quality build."

Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. This is a good Selfie or Video drone. It came with a sleek remote control. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Everything worked well right out of the box.

  • BETAFPV Beta65S Frsky Whoop Drone 1S Brushed FPV Quadcopter with F4 FC SPI Frsky Receiver Z02 Camera OSD Smart Audio M01 VTX 25mW 19000KV 7X16 Motor for Tiny Whoop FPV Racing
  • Upgrade with F4 FC brushed SPI Frsky receiver and M01 AIO FPV camera. The default configuration from factory is Frsky D16 mode (FRSKY_X). Built in Frsky receiver is compatible with Taranis, Taranis Plus, X9E, Horus X12S, XJT Modules. In Betaflight Configuration, it should be set as FRSKY_D receiver (aka Frsky D8 mode) or FRSKY_X receiver (aka Frsky D16 mode) in SPI RX mode.
  • This is a SPI Frsky receiver. Binding easier than before, no need to click the bind button when power on. Manual: https://betafpv.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/27000021366-how-to-bind-your-radio-transmitter-brushed-fc-board
  • F411 Processor can reach to 100MHz, much faster than the F3 Flight Controller with 72Mhz. Integrated with Frsky receiver.
  • More punch on throttle with faster 19000KV 7x16mm motors and 3-blade propellers.
  • Some basic guidance and typical FAQ, please check it here : https://betafpv.freshdesk.com/support/solutions
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BETAFPV . Final Thoughts

"Excellent frame."

This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. I've crashed my BETAFPV . hundreds of times.

Overall Score
4.2


(78 Points)

5. DJI Phantom 4 PRO V2.0 Quadcopter Drone with 1-inch 20MP 4K Camera KIT, 3 Total DJI Batteries, 128 g...

User Ratings: 67 13

DJI DJI phantom 4 pro First Impressions

"Thanks DJI."

Really pleased with the DJI DJI phantom 4 pro performance. We've started a collection of DJI drones now. Really the best YOUDirect Camera Drone for the money! Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! It's also important to take your time with the installation.

  • DJI Phantom 4 PRO V2.0 Quadcopter Drone with 1-inch 20MP 4K Camera KIT, 3 Total DJI Batteries, 128 gb Micro SDXC Card, Reader Must Have Bundle
  • Headless mode: headless mode simplifies flying by elimination to the transmitter, no matter where the quadcopter points, It will follow the forward, left, right and back of the transmitter.
  • One key 360°flips mode: with the latest technology of 6-Axis gyro flying control system, You could press down the roll bottom. Choose the direction button to flip your Mini quad copter. (Leftward, rightward, forward, backward 360°flip)
  • 3D FPV real time transmission: camera equipped with 0. 3MP and the Wi-Fi FPV Video is streamed to an app on your phone where the video is also recorded. Wi-Fi FPV is notoriously difficult to use since there is always a little bit of video delay, This is overcome by including altitude hold with the quadcopter which keeps throttle stable.
  • You can set the quadcopter height control. In this mode, according to the pressure set high flight. Due to its high-precision barometer, UAV has always maintained the same height in the air. Easier to control the pressure set high function.
  • Unique propeller guard setup: the overall design of this quadcopter is pretty nice looking and the most notable feature is how it set up the propeller guards. Rather than wrap around the propellers individually, there is a single plastic frame that protects the props from all sides, The bottom, and the top of the quadcopter.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro
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DJI DJI phantom 4 pro Final Thoughts

"Excellent frame."

I like the functionality of the DJI DJI phantom 4 pro. The controls are easy to master and intuitive. The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro is a great deal in this price range and quality. The DJI DJI phantom 4 pro is a great deal in this price range and quality. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk.

Overall Score
4.1


(156 Points)

6. 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)
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VCUTECH Final Thoughts

"Good quality!"

I love this YOUDirect 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)

7. Holy Stone U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera 2.4 GHz 6-Axis gyro RC Quadcopter for Kids with Headless ...

User Ratings: 64 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"They work great!"

This Holy Stone takes the cake with utility and functionality. It's also important to take your time with the installation. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. I would definitely buy this one again! Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots.

  • Holy Stone U818A Drone with 720P HD Camera 2.4 GHz 6-Axis gyro RC Quadcopter for Kids with Headless Mode, One Key Return and Low Voltage Alarm, Easy & Safe to Fly, Includes Bonus Battery
  • HD Camera: Capture pristine HD aerial footage and photos - 720p HD / 30 fps.
  • Headless Mode: Makes easier flight and better control, no need to worry about drone's direction when flying.
  • 6 Axis Gyro Stability: The multi-axis gyro offers extra stability for easy handling and 360° flips.
  • Easy Safe and Fun to Fly: The headless mode, low voltage alarm and 360° flips function ensur safe and fun flight, no worry about the quad copter fly away.
  • Bonus Battery : 2PCS LiPo batteries to double your flying time; more interesting when you are flying outdoor. (Need more batteries? Check the Special Offers and Product Promotions below)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Ease of use."

Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Great product if you have multiple batteries. I can press the button again and continue the flight. I did a lot of reading before choosing it.

Overall Score
4.4


(485 Points)

8. 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)

9. SereneLife WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera and live Video. Headless Mode Quadcopter, Altitude Hold, 1-...

User Ratings: 55 10

SereneLife SLRD42WIFI First Impressions

"She loved it."

Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life. I would definitely buy this one again! Picture and video quality better than expected. Not a crack in the fuselage or even a broken prop. I could not have made a better purchase.

  • SereneLife WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera and live Video. Headless Mode Quadcopter, Altitude Hold, 1-Key Takeoff/Landing, Bonus Battery, Low Voltage Alarm, Custom Route Mode, 15 Minutes Flight Time
  • ★ TAKE HD VIDEOS & PHOTOS - Experience outstanding views at a high altitude up to 650+ ft and take amazing shots and videos in 720p High Definition (1280 x 720 Pixels @ 30fps). You can benefit from this SereneLife Drone as a beginner or expert flying steadily at any field for up to 15 minutes
  • ★ EXCEPTIONAL MANEUVERABILITY - Our Quadcopter exceeds great performance that goes beyond expectations when it comes to actual flight, maneuverability, power and speed. It is equipped with 2.4Ghz wireless controller frequency technology and solid drone remote control one-button operation. You can take videos and photos with WiFi connectivity with REAL-TIME FPV Video Transmission distance of up to 200+ ft
  • ★ HEADLESS MODE FUNCTIONALITY - What makes our drone the BEST choice for beginners and intermediates is our integrated headless mode which allows you to worry less about the drones orientation and direction, this means the direction will be the same as your transmitter.
  • ★ 15 MIN DRONE FLIGHT TIME AND EXTRA BATTERY: Unlike your average camera drones & gadgets, this one has been engineered to stay in the air for extra long 15 minute intervals. The longer flight time and extra battery allows you to see, record & survey more land or scenery for 30 minutes!!!
  • ★ ENJOY THE AERIAL VIEWS OR YOUR MONEY BACK - Our product is backed by 100% Money Back No Questions-Asked Guarantee so you can buy with confidence. If for any reason you’re not happy with your quadcopter, ship it back to us for a replacement or we’ll refund every penny
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SereneLife SLRD42WIFI
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SereneLife SLRD42WIFI Final Thoughts

"Good fly time."

Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. It's also important to take your time with the installation. I have to say, I really like this drone.

Overall Score
4.1


(100 Points)

10. Parrot PF727004 Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White (Rene...

Amazon Renewed First Impressions

"Fast delivery."

The safety features are second to none. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

  • Parrot PF727004 Minidrone Swing with Flypad Controller Hobby RC Quadcopter & Multirotor, White (Renewed)
  • Dual Flight mode (Quad/Plane): designed for aerial acrobatics and high-speed racing with friends
  • Achieve speeds of up to 19mph in plane mode
  • Increase piloting range with the included Parrot Flypad (works with or without a smartphone)
  • Unique X shape provides you with a two drones in one experience
  • OS compatibility: iOS 7 and up / Android 4.4 and up
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amazon Renewed
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Amazon Renewed Final Thoughts

"Flawless drone."

I would give it more stars if I could! It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Picture and video quality better than expected. When powered on the blue lights are stunning. This arrived earlier than I expected from Amazon Renewed.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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