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10 Best RC Drones with a Camera
The best of a drone is the camera. That is why we selected the 10 best RC drones with a camera . We hope you feel confident enough to pick your next camera drone after reading our reviews.
DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter
DJI is the leader manufacturing drones. This Chinese company has many different models. We selected this as our first pick on the 10 best RC drones with a camera because it has some amazing features. For example, you can configure a sensing option to follow an objective. The materials are very resistant (magnesium and titanium), and the video quality is exceptional. Not just it has a 20 megapixels’ camera that shoots up to 60 frames per second in 4K quality, but it also has a seamless wireless video transmission. Phantom 4 is one of the first consumer grade DJI drone model that you can buy which has DJI’s advanced obstacle-avoidance system (OSS). With a Max flight speed of 44.7 mph in sports mode and max flight/ascent speed of 13.4 mph (ascent)/8.9 mph (descent), overall flight time of 30 minutes and camera range up to 3.1 miles, this is one impressive best in class drone.
Xiro Xplorer Mini
The best of the Xiro Xplorer Mini is that you can get it for less than 400 dollars. This is a very small drone (only 12”) equipped with a 1080p camera. One of Xiro’s best features is its App that provides useful features. Battery life is only 15 minutes, and it has all security features covered. Xiro Xplorer Mini supports features like forward obstacle avoidance, gesture controls, automated photo shots, subject tracking, GPS stabilization to name a few. With easy controls, this smartphone-controlled app flight makes this drone a breeze to fly and with advanced return-to-home function you will never have to worry about losing your drone unless you run out of battery.
MJX Bugs 3
MJX released a quad-copter with some very interesting features. The battery holds juice for 15 minutes. This drone features a super strong MT1806 1800KV brush-less motor, a very cool design, 20 minutes long flying time and up to 300 meters control range.The drone itself has no camera. However, Bugs 3 has the necessary accessory to mount a Gopro and Xiaomi Xiaoyi motion camera. When you combine it with MJX stable cloud service, it can guarantee smooth images with ease, and provides a superior photography experience for the operators. Therefore, the Bugs 3 deserves to be among the 10 best RC drones with a camera. It is a great choice for a super fast drone at a very affordable price. You can get one today for less than 100 dollars.
Parrot Bebop 2
Parrot has many interesting models on the market. We chose the Bebop 2 because it has a light beautiful design, and features an incredible HD camera with a 3-axis range. The battery life is of 25 minutes, and it has an interesting remote called the Sky Controller. You can get it as a package or as an additional accessory later on. It even has a VR headset, which will transform flying into a whole new experience. It’s lightweight at 500g only, cool aerodynamic design and compact size makes the Parrot Bebop 2 ideal for easy transport. Parrot Bebop 2 done will be your best friend that goes with you wherever and whenever you want to fly, capture and share your finest flight moments in full HD.
Airdog is a startup that developed a product specially designed for people who are into extreme sports. The very best of the Airdog is that it can follow you recording every bit of action. With a wrist accessory, the follow function is taken to a whole new level. Unlike most drones that operate with dual-stick remote controls and visual monitors, the ADII locks in on a wrist- or bike-mounted Strap and follows it on auto-pilot, keeping your GoPro Hero 5 Black pointed at you at the same time. One extraordinary feature that’s available on Airhog is it’s incredible collision avoidance system, due to the built-in LIDAR sensor. These LIDAR sensors work with accelerometer, an atmospheric pressure sensor, and GPS to track elevation changes and hopefully keep the drone from collapsing into the ground as the user moves across uneven terrain. Aidog’s 3D-Line Mode allows users to set custom way-points for an automated flight route at different locations and varying elevations. This enhances a set of pre-set flight modes designed to best capture different extreme sports, for instance, snowboarding, zip-lining, trail rides and more along with a panoramic capture setting for panoramas.
Yuneec Typhoon H520
Yuneec released a six-rotor drone that is meant to compete with the big players. This is one of the 10 best RC drones with a camera because it can stay on the air for 31 minutes and has an incredible range of camera options that can be used for surveillance, cinema and broadcast. The H520 is actually a hexacopter that has been developed for commercial use. The Yuneec Typhoon H520 is the perfect option for long flight times that’s a proven and robust systems out there as a all-in-one package. The H520 is built for professional task like property inspection, policing an area, protection & patrolling an area, construction site reviews, field and geological surveying, and creating maps or updating maps used by popular mapping programs.
We couldn’t help on choosing DJI again for our next aerial adventure drones. Now we picked the Mavic model because it is the best portable system from DJI. Despite it is small, that doesn’t mean it is of a low quality. The camera can shoot up to 4K at 30 frames per seconds. It can fly for up to 27 minutes at a speed of 65 kilometers per hour with good flight intelligence, impressive maneuverability and long range. Super easy to fly and folds small so you can take it anywhere. Great battery life and very reliable. That is a lot for a small drone. DJI Magic is a very powerful, compact, reasonably priced and truly an amazing all-around drone.
Syma Explorers 2.4G
Syma developed the perfect drone to fly after the sun is down. It uses the 2.4 GHz band to communicate which ensures its reliability. What’s unique about this dron is it’s sleek design and a high degree camera. Internals include the latest 6-axis gyro for stable flight controls and enough power for perfect 360 continuous rolling. Flying time is a decent 7 min with a USB charging time of about 100 min. It has a set of LEDs you can turn on when it is dark. That way you will see your drone under any circumstance.
Hubsan H109S X Pro
Hubsan is a drone manufacturer that likes to add the most advanced features to its drones. The proof is the H1095 X Pro, which has everything! You can take advantage of the GPS, 5.8GHz, FPV With 1080P HD Camera, 6 Axis Gyro, 1 Axis Gimbal Rotation, automatic return and follow me options. You can easily set waypoints on the map to make photography a breeze.The altitude hold mode is perfect to take pictures. The camera is full HD and can even send live video feeds to the remote. It is compatible with android and has a battery flying time of about 25 minutes.
Walkera’s best feature is its speed and FPV racing capabilities(compatible with Google). An optimized receivers allows a RX response of 5msec which is 4X faster than speed, optimized flight control parameters adjustable by phone, optimized on-screen display, 720TVL high-resolution camera with adjustable 120 visual range, night-vision, anti-shock and full carbon durable design. The fact that you can control it at a distance of up to 2600ft makes it the perfect companion for racing. The drone is capable of reaching 50mph which makes it perfect for competing in races without needing any modifications. In addition, it has an adjustable 120 visual range 720TVL high-resolution camera with night vision from Sony. That makes it one of the 10 best RC drones with a camera.