Nothing beats the thrill of having a drone with HD camera that records videos up from the sky and having all the beautiful landscape be seen immediately from the drone! It surely gives an entirely different perspective of the landscapes that you can never imagine. Gone are the days where the drone with HD camera are only for paparazzi and film crews – drone with HD camera are now our top favorites when we are outdoors. Not only will you find fun in flying the drones, they also capture crisp and still pictures from different angles that will truly blow your mind. In this article, we explore the top 10 drone with HD camera in the market. They are superbly well constructed, deliver amazing performance and are top-notch designed that strive to withstand bad weather. Some of these drone with HD camera are selling at huge discounted price for up to 54 % so be sure to check them out while they last!
Note that registration is now required with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft System Registry if you were to own a drone. Registration is simple in that you will need to provide your name, home address and email-address. A certificate with identification number will be issued upon registration. Simply mark your drone with the identification number and you are ready to go!
#1 DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone with HD Camera
The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is by far one of the best drone with HD camera that we have encountered so far. Comparing with other drone with HD camera, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional really excels in terms of its outstanding pictures and videos quality and its technology. Straight out of a well-packaged box, all the items were wrapped in a plastic sheet and arrived in pristine condition. You will find an aircraft body, a remoter controller, 4 propeller pairs, a battery and battery charger, a manual, a clamp, anti-drop kit, landing pads, etc. Assembling the drone with HD camera was not difficult but can get quite overwhelming as a beginner. A tip to start off as a beginner is to download the DJI Pilot app whilst reading it alongside with the manual and to slowly digest them. Then, update the firmware for the controller and drone (about 25 minutes) and start the “IMU calibration” (about 10 minutes) for setting up. We strongly advise that for your first fly, you should fly it outdoor at a spacious area so that the DJI Phantom 3 Professional has a low risk of crashing.
Down to the design of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional, it looks absolutely sleek, sturdy and durable. This drone with HD camera is coated with several gold stripes color, giving it a classy premium look. The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is equipped with a 12 MP 4k UHD video recording that allows you to take up to 30 frames per second. We experimented with this camera drone by taking it up the sky at several magnificent landscapes and were very impressed by the smooth and crisp videos that it delivered. Its stabilization is top notch, which helps to deliver still and clear photos. Compared to the GoPro camera, we would say that the videos are as good, if not better than the GoPro series. This drone with HD camera is also equipped with several features such as burst auto exposure bracket, timer, etc. With fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal, this camera drone could withstand harsh gust of wind and could still hover in the sky. In fact, when we tested against strong wind for up to 12 mph, we were very shocked to see that it managed to calculate and hold its position without drifting away against the strong wind. The remote control is user-friendly and has a monitor attached to it. It also comes with the Return-to-Home feature which helps to keep the DJI Phantom 3 Professional totally under control. There are also other modes like “follow me” and “orbit around” which are really amazing features to play around with. We must praise the design of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional for being so assuring and reliable!
Furthermore, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is built in with the recent technology of Lightbridge digital streaming – everything that is shot by the DJI Phantom 3 Professional can be viewed instantaneously from any of your devices. We really like function that allows live viewing of 720p videos. This drone with HD camera has taken our perspective to another level – unexplored areas due to height or land restrictions would no longer be limitations to us now! We would recommend you to purchase a hardshell backpack to safely transport this camera drone outdoor. If the weather is bad, there is nothing that stops you from flying the camera drone indoor. Best still, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional features a function called Vision Positioning – an integrated optical and ultrasonic sensors that help you to fly indoor and low to the ground even without a GPS signal. This function allows us to have memorable times with our family members when the weather turns us down. We would advise you not to fly this drone with HD camera indoor unless you are well verse with the remote control.
The battery of the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is extremely long-lasting in that it lasted us for about 23 minutes flight time. The remote control has to be charged too but the manual provides that you cannot charge the battery and the control at the same time. The transmission distance between the remote control and the drone could go up to 5 km without any obstruction during the transmission. The highest capacity that it could power on is a 64GB microSD card. Compared with other cheap drone with HD camera for sale, the build of this camera drone was really exceptional. The DJI Phantom 3 Professional accidentally ran into a tree where it fell from a 50 feet high tree and suffered no damage at all.
The only quibble that we had is the DJI’s customer service. Calling them has been difficult and what we suggest is to contact someone through the chat forum (you’d probably expect a quicker reply from them). Also, repairing the drone may take up to 8 weeks which is quite a wait.
The Verdict? The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is hands down one of the best drone with HD camera for sale in the market right now. Although it is pricey, considering that this drone comes with a camera that is as good as the GoPro series and other intelligent software programmes configured into it, we would strongly encourage you to invest this DJI Phantom 3 Professional right at the beginning. With its spectacular and sturdy design, an exceptional camera coupled with other smart features such as vision position, the DJI Phantom 3 Professional is truly banging the buck as a package overall. Best still, this drone with HD camera is currently selling at a 34% discount so be sure to check it out when the deal is on!
#2 DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone with HD Camera
If you wish to own a DJI drone but are unwilling to fork out the price for the professional version, you would love this DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone. In comparison with other drone with HD camera, it is one of the best drone with HD camera in the market for its superb quality. Priced at almost half of the price, you get to enjoy the qualities that DJI is renowned for and yet pay less. Whilst you can expect some differences (which will be discussed below) between the standard and the professional camera drones, we think that the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone is a splendid product to start out as a beginner. Trust us when we say that owning a camera drone has never brought so much fun in our life before!
Straight out of the box, you will find the drone with HD camera, a radio controller, 2 full sets of propellers, a battery and battery charger and a 8GB micro SD card. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone measures 15 x 14 x 8.2 inches and weigh 8.2 pounds. Setting up will require the same steps as detailed above – firstly, register the aircraft and secondly update the firmware to begin using the camera drone and you are ready to fly. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone is equipped with a simpler idea – it uses a simple GPS-assisted flight that lets you take scenic pictures and videos from the sky. The best thing about this drone with HD camera is its battery life – it lasted about 25 minutes (even better than the professional version) so that you can be rest assured about the battery and have longer fun. There is also a ‘return to home’ GPS which would definitely be extremely useful whenever you lose track of your camera drone.
In terms of the design, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone is almost similar to the DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone with HD camera. It bears a white color body with two red stripes painted on top of its wing on each side. It features a gimbal mechanical stabilization system which helps to reduce the shakiness of the camera and delivers impeccable and smooth videos. DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone’s controller is also very user-friendly and intuitive. The remote has less buttons than the professional versions and you have total control over your drone. It is less sophisticated than the professional version that will ease your learning process of using a drone. When the motor is near you, you will hear as if there were a swam of bee – it reflects the powerful motor built in within the camera drone will that will respond to your command and soar to the sky. Furthermore, there is also a mobile application that you can download from the internet to turn your mobile to an alternate flight cockpit. In terms of quality of the picture, as compared to other drone with HD camera for sale in the market, it delivers excellent quality in that the pictures are crisp and clear. One tip to prevent the pictures from lacking of color and saturation is to adjust the exposure before you start the camera.
There are obviously subtle differences between the standard and professional products. Firstly, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone with HD Camera has a smaller clip that could probably hold onto smaller devices but definitely not a tablet. Secondly, there is a difference in terms of the quality of the camera – the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone can only shoot 2.7k/ 30fps and the maximum transmission distance between the drone and the controller is only 1000m unobstructed. There is also a subtle difference in terms of the build of the standard camera drone – the DJI Phantom 3 Standard feels a lot lighter and as if it has been made out of plastic. In addition, a huge difference between the two DJI series really boils down to the lack of vision positioning mode which allows the camera drone to automatically sense and reposition itself whenever it is about to hit the walls. If you are an adventurous person like us, you wouldn’t mind not having the vision positioning mode as it will hone your skills of operating the drone. Our advice would be that you should not start using the drone indoor.
One quibble that we found with the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone is the lack of manual. It was a little disappointing that we had to refer to the professional camera drone’s guides to set up our camera drone and we hope that the tips above would be helpful to set up the drone.
The Verdict? The DJI Phantom 3 Standard Camera Drone is truly one of the best drone with HD camera in the market for its splendid performance. If you are looking for a DJI product, we highly recommend the standard version as it is absolutely value for money. By paying less than half of the price of the professional version, we think that this product is great for beginners especially if you are uncertain about investing so much money in one go on the professional version. Trust us when we say that putting a drone with HD camera in the sky makes everything more exciting and fun to watch. At the time of writing, it is selling at a handsome discount of 54% so be sure to snap it soon!
#3 Chroma(TM) with CGO2+ Drone with HD Camera
The Chroma (TM) ranks as one of the best drone with HD camera for its exceptional battery long-lasting time and its delicate design. This camera drone has the product dimensions of 13.1 x 13.1 x 9.5 inches and weighs only 2.9 pounds. Straight out of box, you will find various material in the box including the camera drone, the controller the battery, the battery charger, propellers, etc. Setting up this drone with HD camera is effortless – firstly, you have to screw up the propellers followed by charging the battery of the drone. Next, raise the GPS antenna and switch on the transmitter and the drone and you are ready to hover it to the sky. This drone with HD camera is artistically designed – not only the body of the drone is in white color and each side of the propellers has an orange plastic build attached to it, giving it a solid and cool look.
The Chroma (TM) is equipped with the ability to take 1080p/60fps video and a 16MP photo. There is also no distortion lens which means you will not get a fish eye effect out of pictures. We tested the camera and were surprised by the quality of the videos. It captures crisp and clear pictures with clear color saturation. Combined with the built-in 3-axis stabilization gimbal, this drone with camera stabilizes well in the sky and really helps to capture steady and still aerial videos in fine details even against very strong wind! There is also a ST-10+ controller which allows you to maneuver the camera drone and transmits the signals to the controller for up to 600 meters. Furthermore, you can also connect your mobile devices to the camera – it practically allows you to have live streaming of whatever that has been captured by the camera drone within 90-120 meters. In order to do this, you have to first download the CGO app.
In addition, there are several modes configured in the Chroma (TM) which are extremely user-friendly. The camera features adjustable resolution and frame rate. Moreover, with the advance SAFE Plus technology, it has the “smart mode” or “AP mode” for selections. For beginners, we would recommend you to choose the smart mode as the smart mode comes with the stick relativity and barrier. It means that this drone with HD camera will move in accordance to the direction where the control stick is pushed and will prevent itself from flying too close to any object. For people with more experience in flying drones, we would recommend the AP mode for more fun and exciting adventures where it works just like any other conventional RC aircraft! There are also “follow me” and “tracking modes” available which allow the camera drone to follow you at a certain distance and altitude that you have preset. We particularly like the Return Home function which allows the camera drone to return home and safely lands itself on the ground. It is also useful whenever you lose sight of your drone – simply press the return home and your camera drone will reappear! Best still, this drone with HD camera is much quieter when compared with other competing products. It customer supports is hands down the most responsive one so fear not if there is any problem with the drone!
The only quibble that we found is that Chroma (TM) drone with HD camera will automatically lands itself at whatever place it is situated when the battery is running out. It came as a shock to us as we were worried that it will land on water. One tip is to note that the battery life is indicated on the LED screen at the bottom of the motors so you may want to calculate the remaining battery life and get it home before it runs out of battery.
The Verdict? The Chroma (TM) is undoubtedly one of the best drone with HD camera in terms of its long-lasting battery (by far the best out of so many drone with HD camera for sale). The overall package of this drone with HD camera earns its spot as one of the best camera drones in the market – the performance is top notch and the picture and video footages are remarkable. Best still, it is running on a whopping 52% discount so be sure to check it out while it lasts!
#4 AEE Technology AP11 Drone with HD Camera
The AEE Technology AP11 Camera Drone is one of the best drone with HD camera manufactured by the AEE Technology Inc. The AEE AP11 Camera Drone is impressive in that it could travel at one of fastest speed amongst all drones and could fly up to 4,000 meters above sea level. One factor that distinguishes the AEE AP11 Drone from the rest of the drones with HD camera for sale is its ability to withstand some of the bad weathers. At the time of writing, this camera drone was less than 6 months old and is fairly new as one of the drone with HD camera for sale, so you will be pleased that you are getting a camera drone with the latest technology available.
You will find nicely padded packed box with all the material inside the box. Inside the box, you will see a drone with HD camera, a controller, two cool propellers, a battery, a battery charger, etc. The design of the camera drone is very distinctive and makes it recognizable from far. It has a white color body, two red colour stripes attached to each side of the propeller and there is a unique “U” word imprinted on top of the drone with the AEE’s logo written in between the U. The propellers are of 10 inches long which are designed to be durable in order to secure extraordinary flight stability and maneuverability. The camera drone measures 14.6 x 5.5 x 14.6 inches and weighs 3.1 pounds which is a pretty light weight for easy take off. It is powered on a 6800 mAH intelligent LiPo battery which means it could fly in the sky for about 25 minutes. This drone with HD camera’s controller is beyond awesome – it has a pre-configured first person view streaming function and allows you to have a live streaming of what the videos captured by the drone.
This camera drone also features an AEE S61 HD camera – it is a camera that consists of 16 megapixels and 1080P Full HD Video at 60 FPS, allowing you to conquer the sky view by taking high definition pictures. Furthermore, the AP11 Drone with HD Camera is also equipped with 3-axis gimbal auto-stabilised camera with live person view streaming which means that it can automatically stabilise itself whenever the wind is rough. Best still, this drone with HD camera has been tested against all weather and is great to withstand against bad weathers like medium rain and snow. It has a Class 4 wind resistance rating which is the highest rating for wind resistance. Note that this camera drone cannot survive a storm. There is also a mobile application available for both iOS and Android devices so that you can pair up your drone with any of your smartphones or tablets. If you have other compatible AEE cameras, you can also substitute it to suit to your photographic tastes. Note that it is only drone-compatible and it does not in any way allow you to have the camera controlled via the controller.
There are lots of fun modes that have been installed into the AP11 drone with HD camera. Firstly, it has the “Follow Me” Feature which enables to the drone to automatically follow the user without any use of controller for up to 45 feet away and 45 feet angled. We really like this drone as it is suitable for RC aircraft enthusiasts or any users who like to vlog. Secondly, outfitted with a sophisticated GPS receiver, it allows the AP11 camera drone to have a return to home mode. This mode is very intuitive, user-friendly and is especially suitable for users who cannot trace its drone or beginners who are just starting to learn on how to maneuver the drone.
The only quibble that we found with this drone with HD camera is that it has a bad technical support office. We wish that they could have improved with the technical support office so that any enquiries could be easily resolved.
The Verdict? The AEE Technology AP11 Camera Drone is currently one of the most high-performing drone with HD Camera for sale in the market now. As a package, you will get a drone with HD camera that soars to the sky at an ultra-fast speed coupled with a lot of user-friendly modes that are suitable for both beginners and RC experts. There are only limited stocks left so check it out while it lasts!
#5 Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera
The Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Camera Drone is undoubtedly one of the best drone with HD camera that has ever been produced by Parrot till date and is only less than 5 months old at the date of writing. It is an upgrade of the previous Bebop Quadcopter Camera Drone and is definitely one of our top favorites – it is the only drone measured at or around its weight that manages to surpass 20 minutes of autonomous flight time. Straight out of box which was well packaged, we can see the drone with HD camera, a 2700 mAH battery, battery charger, USB cable, propellers and adapters, sky controller with batteries, sun shade, etc. The setting up was effortless – firstly, you need to charge all batteries. Download the application “Free Flight 3” on display device and check for updates. Once the batteries are fully charged, insert the batteries into the sky controller and the drone respectively. Connect them to the WIFI and you are ready to go. There is an indoor or outdoor mode for you to choose – we recommend you to choose the fly the drone outdoor to prevent crashing as there is a minute lag in the transmission of signals between the controller and the drone.
The Parrot Bebop 2 Drone with HD Camera is available in two colors (red or white), measures 15 x 12.9 x 3.5 inches and weighs only 1.1 pounds. Despite its light weight, we were immensely surprised by the stability and durability of the Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Camera Drone. It flew very stably against the strong wind, seemingly dominating the sky. It also features the 3-axis digital stabilization which provides great resistance against turbulence and bad weather. Further, we were utmost impressed by the sturdiness of this drone with HD camera as it is built without a gimbal which it means it is lighter and avoids consuming more power of the motor. Its stability is further enhanced by the built in gyroscopes, pressure sensors, stabilizers to automatically adjust its stability on its own in the sky. Its light weight and sturdy built really appeal greatly to us – not only is it convenient to bring the Parrot Bebop 2 outdoor or overseas, it also provides great comfort and reassurance that it won’t easily break whenever you drop it or hits it to the wall. The Parrot has upgraded the Parrot Bebop 2 to last double the time of the first edition – it can now last for approximately 25 minutes in the air due to a powerful 2700 mAH battery.
Down to the camera, the Parrot Bebop 2 features a 14 MP HD camera that allows the drone to soar up the sky and captures any object or landscape that you have in mind. It also offers 180 degree fish eye lens that allow you to record 1080p video recording. There are lots of features installed within the Parrot Bebop 2 – these are the “take off” buttons, built-in GPS and a skycontroller with two 2 dual-band WIFI antennas. The take off buttons are very user-friendly – it enables the drone to launch and to hover quickly. The built in GPS easily assists the user to fly the drone back to its original place and control the camera drone’s altitude. The 2 dual-band WIFI antennas allow the camera drone to handle both 2.4Ghz and 5 Ghz MIMO frequencies; the drone’s range is extendable up to 1.2 miles. The skycontroller is downright awesome – the optional remote allows the users to fully controller the drone with two joysticks and simultaneously allows the users to stream live through any smartphone or tablets.
The only two quibbles with the Parrot Bebop 2 drone are with regards to the size of the drone and the quality of the picture. Firstly, the skycontroller’s size is way too big that it is pretty inconvenient to carry it on board. We would alternatively suggest you to control the drone with HD camera via your smart phone devices or tablets. Secondly, whilst the Parrot Bebop 2’s quality of the images is above average, it is still not comparable with the images produced by DJI Phantom 3.
The Verdict? The Parrot Bebop 2 Drone with HD camera is definitely one of the most advanced camera drones for sale. With its ultra-lightweight and exceptionally durable design (without a gimbal), we are sure that you will love the Parrot Bebop 2 drone with HD camera as much as we do. Furthermore, it is highly suitable for beginners as it comes with embedded take off and return to home buttons to help heighten your experience in flying a drone. At the time of writing, there are only limited stocks left so be sure to check it out while the stock lasts.
#6 The Walkera F210 Deluxe Racing Drone with HD Camera
The Walkera F210 is undoubtedly the best drone with HD camera produced in 2016 in terms of its weight, swiftness, its compatibility with a Google 3 glasses and its high-performing camera especially at night. Compared to an easy altitude controlling drone, the Walkera is designed for exciting racing experience; it aims to provide maximum pleasure to those who love drifting and swirling the camera drone. The Walkera F210 is not just an upgrade, but a transformation of its previous lackluster design of Runner 250. Straight out of box, you will find the F210 drone with HD camera, a transmitter, a 700TVL camera, a battery, a charger, a Google 3 glasses, an antenna, a mushroom antenna, AV wire and a user manual.
The Walkera F210’s design is top-notch and assembly-free. Its overall dimension only measures 182 x 182 x 103 mm and it only weighs 370g. In terms of its body, it features an exceptional bow and streamlined design which makes it sleek and strong to have good resistance against wind. This drone with HD camera has a standard equidistant axis design and its body is made of carbon fiber materials in fused glass. This makes the camera drone incredibly strong. Further, the Walkera F210’s motor is powerful and durable in that it has a protective cover built over it. It gives great reassurance to fly with such a strong product as the Walkera F210 is pretty much anti-crash. Not only is its built strong, its arm is made of aluminium which means it is light and durable. Moreover, the antenna of the drone with HD camera can take a huge impact whenever the drone is facing a crash, all you need to do is to bend it back and you are ready to go again.
Further, the speed of the Walkera F210 is proven to be swift and fast which is comparable to F1 racing. Equipped with the latest SP racing F3 flight control and a 5.8G image transmission, the users can set the speed in accordance to its needs and freely roam the camera drone in the sky. We were also very impressed with the HD camera and the camera protector installed within the drone. The camera allows you to take night vision in high definition mode as the camera has one million pixels, superb night vision lens and high performance sensors which will adjust itself according to the brightness of the light. Its first person view is superbly designed – it runs a horizontal resolution 700 TVL and features Video Out: 1.0Vp-p / 75Ohm. The Walkera’s attention to fine details has also made flying the drone so much more enjoyable! It has a framing angle of 120 degree which helps to express landscape in a wider manner, giving you strong visual impact. Moreover, not only does the camera protector protect the camera, it also allows the camera to adjust its angle so whenever you dive into the ground or soar up to the sky, your perspective will change accordingly. At the front of the drone, it is built with a LED light which is coated with gold pieces of aluminium so that it will illuminate when the drone is flying.
The only quibble that we found with the Walkera F210 is its flying time. Due to its high performing motor, it can only fly in the air for 8 to 9 minutes before you have to charge it again. We advise you to purchase spare batteries in order to avoid the waiting time to get the batteries recharged.
The Verdict? The Walkera F210 is one of the most wicked drone with HD camera in 2016. Designed for racing, with the ultra-fast speed coupled with its rugged body, the Walkera F210 strives to give you incomparable flight experience. Due to its built-in high performance sensor that easily switches depending on the amount of flight, you can choose your drone to fly either in the day or at night. At the time of writing, it is of limited stock so be sure to check it out!
#7 DJI Inspire 1 Drone with HD Camera
The DJI Inspire 1 Camera Drone has to be one of the best drone with HD camera for sale in the market for its outstanding camera performance. It mainly targets the professional shooters due to its impeccable specification and reliability. In terms of its specification, it weighs 22.1 pounds and its product measures 22.6 x 21 x 11.7 inches, almost twice the weight of a Phantom 3. It is of incredible power and is one of the most advanced camera drone that DJI has every manufactured. Due to its size and weight, this is definitely not the best option to carry it overseas. Also, due to its price, we suggest that this is not the type of drone for beginners to experiment with as you don’t want to break the drone with HD camera into pieces.
In terms of the DJI Inspire 1’s design, we were taken by surprise that its white color gives it a high premium look and is aesthetically very pleasing to the eyes. Its shape is intricate in that it delivers unexpectedly a bold fighter jet shape that is quite cool and bad-ass looking. Due to the DJI Inspire 1 Camera Drone’s great magnitude, it can lift up and pump its propellers to up to 50 miles per hour whereas the DJI Phantom series could only travel up to 35 miles per hour. This means that the DJI Inspire 1 is capable of simultaneously catching up with speeding boat or helicopters and shooting amazing photos and videos. We were most impressed by the fact that its size and weight allows it to resist against wind or even travel in sub-zero temperature!
The specification of the DJI Inspire 1’s camera is beyond awesome. It is equipped with the Zenmuse X5 which is a professional camera that is specifically built for aerial photography and cinematography. It features a 12MP fixed lens 20mm f/2.8 camera which is capable of capturing 4K video with a Sony EMOR ½.30inch sensor. The DJI has produced a spectacular drone with HD camera in that the gimbal can also rotate the camera 360 degrees and tilt it 125 degrees. That means you can get a distinct perspective without having to drift or swirl the drone, thus changing the course of the drone. The camera is also removable so you can gear it up with other cameras or choose to hold it using hand. Compatible lenses that can be interchangeably used are the Panasonic Lumix 15mm, the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 12mm and the DJI MFT 15mm. There is also an option for two-pilots control where one can hold the remote to pilot it whilst the other can control it via any devices. Like the Phantom 3 series, it is installed with a lot of exciting features like Follow Me, Return to Home, easy take off, etc. Note that the DJI inspire 1 drone with HD camera is not water-proof so do not land your camera drone in the river or lake.
The two quibbles that we found are in relation to the DJI Inspire 1’s price and the battery life. As compared to the DJI Phantom series, DJI Inspire 1 costs almost thrice the price of the DJI Phantom series. For such a price, we obviously notice that the performance of DJI Inspire 1 is much swifter and smoother but we wonder whether the difference in performance between the DJI series justifies a higher price paid for DJI Inspire 1. Moreover, the DJI Inspire 1’s battery can only last for 18 minutes as compared to up to 23 minutes lasting period for the DJI Phantom series. Getting an extra battery for DJI Inspire 1 is exorbitant so if your budget does not allow it, we recommend you to factor the battery capacity into account when you are purchasing the DJI products.
The Verdict? The DJI Inspire 1 Drone with HD camera is undoubtedly one of the best camera drones in the market. The DJI Inspire 1’s bad ass design coupled with its capability of interchangeably swapping the lens make it a good long-term investment. Moreover, its noticeably swift and powerful movement is a compelling factor that distinguishes it from other competing products. At the time of writing, the DJI Inspire 1 Drone with HD camera is selling at a good 14% discount so be sure to check it out when the discounts still last!
#8 Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Drone with HD Camera
The Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Drone with HD Camera is one of the best camera drones for sale for its ready to fly system and its user-friendly mode. It is comparable to the DJI Phantom series due to its price, its stellar performance and comparable integrated features. The Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Drone with HD Camera measures 19.3 x 19.2 x 13.7 inches and weighs 25.2 pounds. Straight out of box, you will find a nice aluminium case, two batteries, two sets of propellers, remote which provides FPV, 8GB SD card (as opposed to a 32 GB SD card) and a manual. We really like it when the camera drone comes as if it is almost ready to fly. The camera has already been mounted and well calibrated. Simply pop in the SD card into the correct slot and you are ready to go!
The Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Camera Drone’s modes are extremely user-friendly. It has three modes that you can fly around with – the smart mode, angle mode and home mode. The smart mode allows the users to have better control of your camera drone in that it can fly in whatever direction according to the movement of the stick situate on the right of the control. The left stick helps you to control the rate of ascending or descending – the more you push it up, the faster it goes. If you are not used to flying drones, we recommend you to fly using the angle mode. This mode allows the users to have lesser but safer control over the drones in that any movement on the sticks becomes relative to the position of the drone. The third feature allows the drone to slowly descend and automatically land home.
The Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Drone with HD Camera features the CGO2 camera which records full HD 1080p 60 FPS video and takes 16 MP still photos. We were amazed by the crisp and clear photos when we took some landscape pictures with this camera drone it does not have the strong fish-eye effect unlike other GoPro series. The drone with HD camera is equipped with a three axis gimbal which helps it to resist against strong wind and to stabilise itself. When we tested the Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon, we were impressed that this camera drone did not drift away and sustained well against very strong wind. We particularly like the Follow Me Feature which allows the camera drone to track the transmitter and follow you within a certain radius. To activate this mode, simply switch to smart mode and make sure that the LED light is white in color. If you are outdoor adventurers like us, you will love this camera drone as it allows great action pictures or videos to be taken. The ST10+ Ground Station (transmitter) is truly an incredibly piece of equipment – it features a receiver that allows you to have live streaming of the videos or pictures taken from the camera. It also contains useful information like the GPS position, battery life and the current altitude of the camera drone. Best still, it comes with a handheld gimbal. Simply remove the HD camera and attach it to the handheld gimbal to have a different experience of shooting photos!
There are three quibbles that we found with the Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Drone with HD Camera. Firstly, the transmitter makes a loud noise and is hard to look at in bright condition. Secondly, in bright conditions, the photos tend look slightly oversaturated. Thirdly, the battery has only a 30 day warranty so be sure to test out the camera drone before the warranty expires!
The Verdict? The Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Drone with HD Camera is one of the best camera drones for sale in terms of its user-friendly and ready to fly package. No matter whether you are an experienced drone-flyer or a beginner, this camera drone has three alternate modes to suit to your needs. Its high quality camera and its good customer service are two strong factors that really bang the buck. At the time of writing, it is selling at a whopping 36% discount and is of limited stock so be sure to snap it while it lasts!
#9 Coocheer Syma X8G Drone with HD Camera
The Coocheer Syma X8G Camera Drone ranks itself as one of the best drone with HD camera in the market for its value for money when all factors are taken as a whole. The drone size is around 19.5 x 19.5 inches and weighs about 4 pounds and is silver in color. Straight out of box, we were surprised by how well packaged it came in that everything was propely organised. The package contains a drone with HD camera, a remote controller, a screwdriver, 8 blades and 4 blade guards, a battery, 4 riggers and foot stands, 1 screwdriver and 12 screws, camera, a charge box and a manual. Setting up was more complicated than other camera drones due to a different design but we really like the fact that the Coocheer Syma X8G come with blades as it gives a cool and rugged design to the drone.
Customer service is well worth the mention as the customer service provided by the Coocheer was excellent – the staffs responded well to enquiries and there was no problem contacting them! In terms of setting up, you need to first buy a 4 x AA batteries which are not included in the package. Firstly, attach the legs and blades of the drones before inserting the blade guards. Pull a small strip of decorative plastic and insert the safety guards. Then, you should properly screw them up because the blades won’t be properly locked in unless you screw them tightly. Whilst setting up, you can charge the camera’s battery and it will be fully charged in about 3 ½ hours when the green light goes out of the charger. The Coocheer Syma X8G Drone with HD Camera is equipped with a camera with 8.0 1080P high definition camera which allows you to take clear and crisp aerial photograph from far. For beginners, we recommend you flying the drone at an open space because the drone can fly too high and start hitting the walls.
Of course due to the huge difference in price between this drone with HD Camera with other pricier camera drones, there are limitations as to the drone can do. Firstly, the Coocheer Syma X8G only allows you to fly about 7 minutes up to the sky and blinks as a warning whenever the batteries are running low However, we think that it is still a good time considering the fact that you are paying 1/5 of the price of the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. Secondly, this camera drone does not come with extraordinary features such as follow me button or track me button. It is simply used for flying and recording videos. The one thing that really stood out of the Coocheer Syma X8G Drone with HD Camera is its build of the drone. The build of this camera drone was exceptionally reliable and completely blew our mind. There were several times where our drone crashed and yet the drone was still intact – the Coocheer Syma X8G’s build is extremely strong and durable. The controls are easy to learn and user-friendly. This camera drone has the direction and speed controls, forward and backward trimmer controls, etc. The best thing about the control is the 3D eversion control which allows the camera drone to flip 360 degree in the air, allowing you to enjoy beautiful landscape and see what it sees. Its resistance against wind is also top-notch as it is built with the 6-axis gyro quadrotocraft flight which means the camera drone has been provided with strong stability and can implement various flight movements against bad temperature.
The only quibble that we found is that the batteries take 3 to 4 hours to fully charge. As it only allows 7 minutes flying time, we highly recommend you to either get a rapid charger or get more batteries to extend the fun times of capturing videos from the sky.
The Verdict? The Coocheer Syma X8G Drone with HD Camera is a simple, well designed camera drone that truly perform well beyond our expectation considering the fact that we pay about 1/5 of the price of DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone with HD camera. Whilst it has no sophisticated features configured in it, it is truly one of the best camera drones for sale as it is banging the buck for its impressive performance. Best still, it is currently selling at an attractive 32% discount so be sure to check it out to start your fun and amazing experience with the camera drone!
#10 Night lions Tech ™ X161 Drone with HD Camera
The Night lions Tech ™ X161 Drone is the last drone with HD camera that makes it to our top 10 best camera drones for sale for its capability of doing a 360 degree flip. The Night lions Tech ™ X161 is a relatively large camera drone with HD camera that has a product dimension of 26.4 x 18.1 x 6.7 inches and weighs approximately 2.2 pounds. We were very impressed with the design of the camera drone – it is colored in black and has a red top which is a good contrast; its propellers is well spread like a spider which provides a good base to the camera drone.
Straight out of box, you will find a drone with HD camera, a 5,8G remote, 4 blades, a charger, a screwdriver and a 2700 mAH battery. As it is quite a huge camera drone, we must emphasise that this is not suitable for first timer flying this camera drone. At almost 1/2 of the price of the DJI Phantom 3 Standard, we must say that the Night lions Tech ™ X161 Drone with HD Camera is really a good steal. Available in two colors (black and white), it also features a 6 axis built in gyro which makes it stable against strong wind whenever you are taking pictures. There are no beginner modes which are installed within the camera drone – it provides function like sideward flight, forward/ backward/ up/down and a 360 degree flip. As such, we only recommend this camera drone to RC aircraft enthusiasts who have had a lot of experience in flying drones. If you have good experience with flying drones, you would love the fact that you are capable of controlling this drone and gain huge satisfaction out of it.
Furthermore, the Night lions Tech ™ X161 Camera Drone is powered on a 2700mAH battery and has a good flying time of between 8 to 10 minutes. The controlling distance that it can travel is up to 100m. The charging time of the battery could take about 150 minutes so we would highly recommend to buy an additional battery (due to a cheaper price of the drone) to double up the flying time. Moreover, the remote control is built with advance technology in that it can work on a 2.4GHz or 5.8 Ghz Wireless Remote Control. This camera drone also comes with a 2MP camera. Whilst the camera does not take crisp and clear pictures, we think that it still takes decent pictures and videos and let you shoot the aerial views with a 360 flip. There are also LED flashing lights which are extremely useful when you are flying the drone at night.
There are several quibbles that we found with the Night lions Tech ™ X161 Camera Drone. Firstly, its camera quality is at best decent as compared to other competing products. Secondly, its lasting time is only up to 10 minutes. You may have to double up the battery in order to have longer flying time.
The Verdict? If you are experienced with flying drone, the Night lions Tech ™ X161 Camera Drone is undoubtedly the best camera drone for sale in terms of its fast and powerful performance. Note that there are no beginner modes installed so you are pretty much on your own. If you are looking for a fun and exciting drone experience, we promise that you will love the Night lions Tech ™ X161 Camera Drone as much as we do. At the time of writing, the Night lions Tech ™ X161 Camera Drone is one of the cheapest high performing camera drone with HD camera so be sure to check it out while it lasts!