Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Beginners Video Cameras

1. SNAPTAIN B07GPNZSMY Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 72 4

SNAPTAIN B07GPNZSMY First Impressions

"As Expected!"

Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. They made it right by sending a replacement.

  • SNAPTAIN S5C WiFi FPV Drone with 720P HD Camera, Voice Control, Gesture Control RC Quadcopter for Beginners with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor, RTF One Key Take Off/Landing, Compatible w/VR Headset
  • ✈USER-FRIENDLY✈ SNAPTAIN S5C drone is user-friendly. Simply press one button, it will take off, land or return to your command. Smart voice control, headless mode, and the fascinating 360° Flips & Rolls come handy even for the drone newbies.
  • ✈FARTHER & CLEARER✈ The SNAPTAIN S5C provides video transmission within a range of up to 80m. Edit and upload instantly your videos on Social Media by iPhone or a 720p video transmission signal up to a scale of 80m, allowing you to fly farther. Edit HD footage and directly upload it to social media from your iPhone or iPad. The video clips are automatically saved to the Micro SD card.
  • ✈POWERFUL & SAFE✈ Protective Propeller Guards to ensure a safe flight. High quality ABS material to free your worries of a sudden shock or drop. Best choice with enough fun for beginners.
  • ✈STEADY & TRACKABLE✈ Altitude-Hold function ensures a steady hover in the air at a certain altitude. Great aerial pictures and videos are feasible thanks to this function. Trajectory Flight function is the newest technology that by drawing a flight course on the touch screen on your smartphone, the drone will fly accordingly. Pure fun awaits.
  • ✈GRAVITY CONTROL✈ A built-in G-sensor is designed to allow controlling the drone by adjusting the vertical and horizontal position of your smartphone via the Snaptain Era App downloadable on iOS and Android App market.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 10 years and up
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SNAPTAIN B07GPNZSMY Final Thoughts

"Hovers good."

Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. The controls have zero noticeable lag. Picture and video quality better than expected.

Overall Score
4.5


(4439 Points)

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2. Holy Stone Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 69 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Very solid."

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. This arrived earlier than I expected from Holy Stone. I can press the button again and continue the flight. It will automatically return home if connection is lost. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

  • Holy Stone 2K GPS FPV RC Drone HS100 with HD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, Large Quadcopter with Adjustable Wide-Angle Camera, Follow Me, Altitude Hold, 18 Minutes Flight, Long Control Range
  • The Largest & Wind-Resistant: Large body and powerful motors keep drone hovering stably in wind. Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and One Key Takeoff and Landing for easier operation. Perfect for beginners. Size 19.2*19.2*6.5 IN
  • 2K Optimized 120° FOV FPV Wi-Fi Camera: 90° Adjustable angle, captures high-quality video and aerial photos. You can enjoy the Real-Time Viewing right from your remote control. Ideal selfie done, catching every moment of your vacation from a birds-eye perspective.
  • Easy to Assemble & Carry: The foldable propellers are pre-assembled. Just insert camera, landing gears and battery. Then, get it take off. Besides, the foldable propellers makes it easy to keep the drone or take it out.
  • GPS Assisted Flight: Provides you with accurate positioning details of your drone. Built in Return-to-Home (RTH) function for safer fly, the drone will automatically return to home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is weak when flying out of range, never worrying about losing the drone. Follow Me Mode: The drone will automatically follows and captures you wherever you move. Keeping you in the frame at all times, easier to get complex shots, provides hands-free flying and selfie
  • Flying Time Up to 18 Mins / Longer Control Distance: Capacity of 3500mAh high performance battery and reaching up to 1968FT control distance giving you a more extensive flight experience. BLADES ARE UNDER THE FOAM BOX
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Other than that."

I also added the remote protector and the screen protector. This is our first drone, never used one before. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. You have to charge the batteries with a laptop or computer. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag.

Overall Score
4.4


(2546 Points)

3. Potensic US-A20-Green Beginners Video Camera

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
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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)

4. Holy Stone Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 71 7

Holy Stone First Impressions

"I am happy I did."

It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. The Holy Stone is a great deal in this price range and quality. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun.

  • Holy Stone HS700D FPV Drone with 2K FHD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadcopter for Adults Beginners with Brushless Motor, Follow Me, 5G WiFi Transmission, Modular Battery Advanced Selfie
  • 2K FHD 90°Adjustable Camera with 5G Transmission: The upgraded camera (2048*1152P) with 110°FOV (field of view) lens gives a panoramic view for recording your unforgettable moment. 5G transmission ensures fast and high-quality FPV real time video from 1640-2600FT away- ideals for selfie. Edit and share your new creations to social media with your drone app directly.
  • GPS Assisted Flight: With GPS location, the drone can hover stably and automatically return to Home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is lost. Shot with ease when the drone can follow you or fly in a circle along the path you set.
  • 22 Mins Max Flight Time: The High-capacity 2800mAh intelligent battery yields up to 22mins flight time. It also has low-power alert. You can immerse yourself in a substantial flight.
  • Brushless Motor: It is so quiet but very powerful when running. Working life is much more longer than brushed motors. Maintenance-free, which makes your flight more enjoyable. The upgraded quick-release propellers run with higher efficiency.
  • Simple Control: Quick launch by pressing one key; quick-Release propellers can be set up with no screws; stable flight while keeping its altitude locked; easy direction control with headless mode. You can focus on camera control and more complex shots. The 2.4ghz on the package means the remote controller frequency,the WIFI frequency of the item is 5ghz. Please read the Instruction Manual before operation. Most of concerns can be settled down.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Very solid."

But overall, I am very happy with the product. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. I went directly with the high speed. They made it right by sending a replacement.

Overall Score
4.4


(1990 Points)

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5. Holy Stone Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 66 8

Holy Stone First Impressions

"LOTS OF FUN!"

I am liking drones and have a few different ones now. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. Not Only Can You Learn On The Holy Stone .

  • Holy Stone F181W 1080P WiFi FPV Drone with Wide-Angle HD Camera Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Gravity Sensor Function, RTF and Easy to Fly for Beginner & Kids, 2 Batteries Included
  • 1080P 120° FOV HD Wifi CAMERA: Equipped with the newest adjustable 1080P 120° Wide-angle HD Wifi Camera, which allows you to take high-res pictures & video during flight. You may control the camera by Gestures (Paper--Video & Scissor--Photo).
  • FPV REAL-TIME TRANSMITTION: With the built-in WiFi module, you can see exactly what your camera sees with a live video on your mobile device by installing the APP. You can also use Voice Control and Trajectory Flight when the App is on.
  • AUTOMATIC ALTITUDE HOLD: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allows you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
  • EASY SAFE AND FUN TO PLAY FOR BEGINNERS: Built-in the latest 6-axis flight control systems offer strong stability, easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance; Headless mode eliminates need to adjust aircraft position before flight & improves learning curve.
  • DOUBLE FLIGHT TIME: Includes 2 strong powerful 3.7V 750 mAh LiPo batteries to extend the fun to 20 Minutes! FAA Registration NOT Required.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Thanks, Holy Stone!"

I plan to research other drone accessories built by Holy Stone. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. Really pleased with the Holy Stone performance. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. This is our first drone, never used one before.

Overall Score
4.3


(1947 Points)

6. SNAPTAIN H823H Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 71 7

SNAPTAIN H823H First Impressions

"Easy to fly."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. It is really easy to use for me and my kids. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. I would give it more stars if I could! Excellent Price for a Drone like this one.

  • SNAPTAIN H823H Mini Drone for Kids, RC Nano Quadcopter w/Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flips, One Key Return and Speed Adjustment
  • ✈【Altitude Hold】The drone will hover at the certain height when you release the throttle stick. Easy operation with extra fun.
  • ✈【3D Flips Stunt】The robust and fantastic 360°flips & rolls stunt reveals effortlessly with the 6-Axis Gyro flying control system.
  • ✈【Headless Mode】You are the pilot of the drone in headless mode. Orients the drone from your perspective to avoid the common direction chaos.
  • ✈【One Key Return】The drone will instantly take off/land/return by a simple push of one single button. Fair idiot-proof with ultra-responsive motor.
  • ✈【3 Speed Control】3 speed control to meet the needs for beginners, intermediate and experts. Mini pocket size makes it ultra portable.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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SNAPTAIN H823H Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Really the best Beginners Video Camera for the money! New drone shows no issues and flies very well. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My SNAPTAIN H823H today.

Overall Score
4.4


(1871 Points)

7. Holy Stone Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 57 14

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Battery life."

This is our first drone, never used one before. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to.

  • Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery
  • FOLDABLE STRUCTURE: Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Also provides a better and safer flight experience
  • Wi-Fi FPV 720P HD CAMERA: Equipped with 720P HD camera to take aerial photos and videos. Images and videos will be stored in both the app and the mobile album system
  • APP CONTROL SYSTEM: Operate your drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share
  • MODULAR and BONUS BATTERY: There are 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can support longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage
  • ONE KEY START/ LANDING: Allows players of any level to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. WI-FI Connection: serach wifi signal (HolyStone FPV-XXXXXXX). Input the WIFI password: 6264657134 and connect it.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

Controls are smooth and easy to use. So no complaints here. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
4.0


(1637 Points)

8. Holy Stone Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 74 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Very well built."

Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. The camera on this thing is awesome. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. This is an essential process for proper flight.

  • Holy Stone HS720 Foldable GPS Drone with 2K FHD Camera for Adults, Quadcopter with Brushless Motor, Auto Return Home, Follow Me, 26 Minutes Flight Time, Long Control Range, Includes Carrying Bag
  • 2K FHD Camera with Image Stabilization: The optimized full HD Camera built with Shock Absorption holder ensures shooting 2048 x 1152P high resolution images and videos without camera vibration. 5GHz FPV transmission and 90°adjustable lens enables you to see the word from different angle.
  • GPS Assisted Intelligent Flight: Never lose the drone. It returns automatically whenever battery is low, signal is lost or you press one key return. Also, it is so smart to fly at your will, following you automatically, flying along a path you set, or fly around a point in circles. You may focus on your photography and creation.
  • Configuration Upgrade: The intelligent battery works for 26 Mins for each charge; the long-life Brushless Motors have lower power consumption and give you a quieter flight; the foldable design and well-fitted carrying case make it easy to take the drone outdoor. PRODUCT SUPPORT AVAILABLE!
  • Simple Operation: Equipped Multi Sensors guarantee hovering with great stability and high quality pics taken under different flying environment; Optical Flow Positioning makes great effect when GPS signal is lost or weak. Functions, like one key start/stop, emergency stop, altitude hold and electric fence, keep it simple to control for even beginners.
  • Considerate Controller: The control range of 2.4GHz transmitter reaches to 3000 feet high range; battery level and GPS signal shown on the LED screen; a button to turn on or off the drone light is added; right hand throttle mode is available for left-hander. Remember to remove the scratch-proof film from the controller and the camera before use.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Quality built."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. This is a great Beginners Video Camera for the price. Besides that though its a great little drone. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Seems well built and blades are well protected.

Overall Score
4.5


(1585 Points)

9. Holy Stone Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 65 7

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Cool case."

Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. But this Holy Stone was a complete and total win from the get go. To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. The controls have zero noticeable lag. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to.

  • Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video 120° Wide-Angle WiFi Quadcopter with Altitude Hold Headless Mode 3D Flips RTF with Modular Battery, Color Black
  • 1080P FOV 120° HD FPV CAMERA: You can capture memorable moments with distortion-free and view images on your phone from the wide-angel lens. The app enables you to expand your creativity further and share it on social media with ease.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD: When you focus on shooting images, you may set your hands off the joystick and the drone still suspend in mid-air with locked altitude. A perfect drone for beginners, kids, starters, or newbies to have a easy and stable flight experience.
  • HEADLESS MODE: The pilot will feel easier to control, especially when the drone is out of sight, under headless mode while the orientation of the drone is in relation to the pilot. The drone are also equipped with 3D flips to make your day.
  • MOBILE CONTROL: Through the APP, multiple functions, Voice Control, Gestures Control, Trajectory Flight and Gravity Sensor Control can be activated. Instruct the camera to take photos by gestures of Scissor and videos by Paper.
  • MODULAR BATTERY: The 3.7V 1000mAh high capacity battery can support a 10 Minutes flight which makes it easy to replace battery and safe to charge battery.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Fast delivery."

But this Holy Stone was a complete and total win from the get go. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Everything worked well right out of the box. I could not have made a better purchase.

Overall Score
4.3


(1455 Points)

10. DEERC Beginners Video Camera

User Ratings: 71 7

DEERC First Impressions

"Very satisfied!"

I think DEERC definitely has a potential winner here. I have some really cool ideas for them. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed.

  • Holy Stone HS120D FPV Drone with Camera for Adults 1080p HD Live Video and GPS Return Home, RC Quadcotper Helicopter for Kids Beginners 18 Min Flight Time Long Range with Follow Me Selfie Functions
  • Better Pictures and Steadier FPV Views: 1080p Full HD camera with 120° FOV and 75° adjustable wide angle helps to capture clearly photos and more stable videos. (SD Card Included)
  • Smart and Fun: Follow Me Mode frees your hands, while drone can automatically follows wherever you move. With Tap-fly, you can design the drone flying path. Gesture Control: pose to the camera to trigger photo/video shooting, great for selfie!
  • Safer Flying: GPS positioning enables the drone to automatically return to home when battery is low, signal is weak, or lost.
  • Quick and Easy: Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and One Key Start/Landing functions make easier access to kids or beginners.
  • 18 Min Powerful flight: Double flight time to same level drones. More pleasures and possibilities! With 300M control range, you can go farther and see broader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 - 20 years
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DEERC Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

I have to say, I really like this drone. I love this Beginners Video Camera, it is a beast in a small package! It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. It hovered in place even with the 4 to 7 mph breezes. I went directly with the high speed.

Overall Score
4.4


(1133 Points)

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