Editor's Choice - Our Favorite California Sugar Video Cameras

1. California Sugar Wide Angle WIFI HD 1080P Sports Camera , waterproof/shockproof Cam Dv Camcorder Out...

California Sugar SPORTCAM111 First Impressions

"Great little camera!"

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. Love the accessories and the bag. I was shocked at how small this unit is. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. This California Sugar Video Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started!

  • California Sugar Wide Angle WIFI HD 1080P Sports Camera , waterproof/shockproof Cam Dv Camcorder Outdoor with Accessorries Kit
  • 1.Improved Great 2.0 inch LCD Display Screen to view real time HD pictures and videos
  • 2.Double Improved rechargeable batteries, double recording time and double enjoyment.
  • 3.Improved 14MP Panasonic CMOS Sensor with 170 wide angle Lens
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The California Sugar SPORTCAM111
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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California Sugar SPORTCAM111 Final Thoughts

"Killer deal!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. California Sugar SPORTCAM111 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

2. Blomiky GPS SJRC F11 Foldable Brushless Motor RC Quadcopter Drone with 1080P 5GHz WiFi FPV Camera an...

User Ratings: 67

Blomiky First Impressions

"I was right."

I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. It is super responsive and performs well. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. I've crashed my Blomiky hundreds of times. Picture and video quality better than expected.

  • Blomiky GPS SJRC F11 Foldable Brushless Motor RC Quadcopter Drone with 1080P 5GHz WiFi FPV Camera and Carry Case F11 Black
  • Notice:We use new carry case package instead original box package.SJRC F11 RC Quadcopter Drone bonus 1 hand-carry travel case. Brushless GPS 1080P WIFI FPV RC Quadcopter drone with 5GHz Wifi Fpv 1080p Camera.Auto Return, Follow Me, Altitude hold hvoering Mode, User-defined Flight Plan
  • SJ RC F11 RC Quadcopter Drone with brushless Motor and 11.1V 2500mAh 3S rechargeable Li-ion Battery,Max 25 Mins Max Flight Time.
  • Advanced GPS: GPS mode enables precise positioning and helps to prevent losing the drone. This drone will alarm and return automatically to the initial location when it fly out of max control area, if the drone lose the remote control signal or when the drone battery is low. With the GPS function, you can enjoy a safe controlled flight.
  • F11 (F24) RC Quadcopter Drone size: 450 x 425 x 83mm (unfolded) 192 x 130 x 83mm (folded).Weight:515g. Follow Me Mode: The drone will automatically follow you wherever you move. Keeping you in the video at all time.
  • Folding Body: The small, compact, and extremely portable design makes it can be carried anywhere, and they can be launched easily and quickly.You can take the drone out of your bag very quickly.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blomiky
  • Video Quality
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  • Durability
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Blomiky Final Thoughts

"Fast service."

It seems to do just about everything. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. It's well designed and self protected. Great product if you have multiple batteries. It seems to do just about everything.

Overall Score
4.4


(14 Points)

3. Hubsan H122D X4 Storm Racing Drone 5.8G FPV RC Quadcopter with 720P Camera 3D Flip RTF

User Ratings: 55

HUBSAN First Impressions

"So far so good."

Really the best California Sugar Video Camera for the money! Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer.

  • Hubsan H122D X4 Storm Racing Drone 5.8G FPV RC Quadcopter with 720P Camera 3D Flip RTF
  • 5.8G FPV: 5.8G high frequency images transmission gives you every perfect moment of the captured pictures at time.
  • 720P HD Camera: The built in 720P camera are tuned amazingly to capture pictures and videos from the sky.
  • 3D Roll: Aerobatic flight of continuous 360-degree rotation towards various directions
  • Expert mode: Higher speed and sensitivity for the race. please use this mode after a skillful operation to avoid damage to the drone or to make the drone out of control due to improper operation.
  • Mini Size: Mini size allows you to fly indoors or within limited space.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HUBSAN
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  • Value For Money
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HUBSAN Final Thoughts

"Super fun!"

It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. I think HUBSAN definitely has a potential winner here. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My HUBSAN today. Not Only Can You Learn On The HUBSAN .

Overall Score
4.3


(4 Points)

4. 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 California Sugar Video Camera 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)

5. CHASING GM0001 Gladius Mini Underwater Drone (ROV) with 4K UHD Camera (100M Tether)

User Ratings: 57

Chasing GM0001 First Impressions

"He loves it!"

Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. This Chasing GM0001 takes the cake with utility and functionality. Controls are smooth and easy to use. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone.

  • CHASING GM0001 Gladius Mini Underwater Drone (ROV) with 4K UHD Camera (100M Tether)
  • Dive to an incredible 330 feet with 100 m tether (165 feet with 50 m tether) and light up the depths with two adjustable 1200 lumen LED headlights
  • Scan the ocean floor, your surroundings, or the surface with Easy-adjustable pitch (45° tilt-lock mode) and accurately maintain fixed depth with one-touch depth-lock mode
  • Enjoy stable, fluid navigation at speeds up to 4 knots (2m/s) with 5-thruster design and intelligent control algorithms (6 directions in Tilt-Lock mode, including pure vertical ascent/descent)
  • Use the mobile app (iOS or Android) to view real-time 1080P video on up to 3 wireless devices capture vivid underwater video and photos with fully-integrated 4K UHD camera (12 MP photos, 5 fps burst mode)
  • Explore at your pace with long battery life (approx. 2 hours), monitor live footage on a big screen (TV/monitor) with HDMI port on base station, and share your discoveries with one-touch media-sharing and live-streaming via social media
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Chasing GM0001
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Chasing GM0001 Final Thoughts

"Good quality!"

Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well. I like the functionality of the Chasing GM0001. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

6. GoPro HERO7 Black Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos, SanDisk 32GB Micro SD Card, Ha...

User Ratings: 78 4

PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701 First Impressions

"Don't take chances."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Cost more than half the price of the drone. I'm looking forward to using this PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos, SanDisk 32GB Micro SD Card, Hard Case - Gopro Hero 7 Accessory Bundle
  • This GoPro hero 7 Bundle with a Top Value Accessories Kit includes:
  • GoPro hero7: Hyper smooth video stabilization,waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10M),Voice control, 12MP, 4K, 60 fps.
  • SanDisk Extreme 32GB micro SD Card with Adapter - Medium Hard Case,with removeable foam is the perfect way to transport your GoPro cameras without worrying about damage.
  • Gopro Hero 7 Acsessories Kit: Be prepared for all adventures with this kit which includes, Photo4Less Spike Mount (Brown) Head Strap Mount, Chest Strap Mount,Floating Handle.
  • Flexible Tripod, Handheld Extendable Monopod, Tripod Mount, J-Hook Buckle Mount, Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701
  • Video Quality
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PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701 Final Thoughts

"It recharges quick."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

Overall Score
4.5


(151 Points)

7. GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled)

User Ratings: 67 9

GoPro CHDHC-101 First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

Great purchase and highly recommended. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. This is high quality and you can tell. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place.

  • GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled)
  • Records stunning, immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video
  • Captures 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
  • Durable and Waterproof to 131’ (40m), designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions
  • Compatible Devices-microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD, SDXC, SDHC
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHC-101
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GoPro CHDHC-101 Final Thoughts

"Very happy with this."

The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This is a very well-made little camera. I was shocked at how small this unit is. This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.2


(647 Points)

8. Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder (3666C002) W/Extra Battery, Soft Padded Bag, 64GB Memory Ca...

User Ratings: 48

Canon 3666C002 First Impressions

"It works perfectly so far."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. The price Also made this a great deal. Seems well made, as expected for the price. Very easy to hold in one hand.

  • Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder (3666C002) W/Extra Battery, Soft Padded Bag, 64GB Memory Card, LED Light, and More Base Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 1 x Canon XA40 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x BP-828 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | 1 x 64GB UHS-I SDXC Memory Card | 1 x Soft Padded Carrying Case | 1 x External AC/DC Quick Charger | 1 x 6 x 6 inch Velcro Straps (Assorted Colors) | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 1 x Memory Card Wallet
  • 8.29MP, 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor | Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI Output | Integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input | Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 Processor | 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable Viewfinder
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 3666C002
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Canon 3666C002 Final Thoughts

"Appreciate it."

Able to get a great cinematic look. Able to get a great cinematic look. We travel out after I receive this Canon 3666C002. I am still learning how to use it. Picks up good sound without the mic.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

9. 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
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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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)

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 California Sugar Video Camera!"

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
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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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