Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Mini Video Cameras

1. Holy Stone HS170-FBA Mini Video Camera

User Ratings: 62 11

Holy Stone HS170-FBA First Impressions

"In no time."

The durability of this Holy Stone HS170-FBA is ridiculous. The battery is very easy to replace. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

  • Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone 2.4Ghz 6-Axis Gyro 4 Channels Quadcopter Good Choice for Drone Training
  • Headless security system enables players of any level to fly the drone easily
  • 2. 4GHz technology adopted for anti-interference
  • More stable and flexible with 6-axis gyro stabilization system
  • Good PERFORMANCE of wind-resistant control range: About 30-50 meters
  • Flight time: about 6-8 minutes Charging time: about 45-60 minutes (under currents input 0. 5A-1a)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone HS170-FBA
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Holy Stone HS170-FBA Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. Everything worked well right out of the box. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver. It's pretty quick and sounds like a really loud mosquito. This is an essential process for proper flight.

Overall Score
4.1


(6420 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Mini Video Cameras

2. Potensic US-A20-Green Mini 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic US-A20-Green
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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)

3. SNAPTAIN H823H Mini 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN H823H
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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 Mini 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)

4. SmilePowo 4332104005 Mini Video Camera

User Ratings: 71 4

SmilePowo 4332104005 First Impressions

"Did I mention."

First off I would like to commend SmilePowo. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

  • SmilePowo 42-in-1 Action Camera Accessorries Kit Mount for GoPro Hero 8 Max 7 6 5 4 3 3+ 2 1 Black GoPro 2018 Session Fusion Silver Insta360 DJI AKASO APEMAN YI Campark SJCAM XIAOMI (Carrying Case)
  • 【Perfect for Vlog, skiing, cycling, canoe and more other high speed sports activities】: Wrist strap (with 360 degree power clips), car suction cup mount, head strap, chest mount, tripod, selfie and floating handle grip can freindly connect your sport action camera like GoPro Hero 8 7 6 5 4 3/3+ 2 1 Black, GoPro Max Black, 2018 Session Fusion Silver White and more. The GoPro accessory kits can make it easier to capture immersive video and photo, and protect your camera stabler and safer.
  • 【360°Rotating Wrist Strap + Car Suction Cup Mount】: wrist strap features 360°rotation helps you adjust your capture angle. Car suction can help you attach your action camera to cars, boats, motorcycles and more to record your self-driving journey.
  • 【Chest Strap + Head Strap】: Fully adjustable to fit a wide range of body types,stably capturing hands-free footage with sports cameras. Get the first point of view videos and photos and enable you breath well during heavy activities and look around the world from the angle of your beating heart.
  • 【Lightweight Mini Tripod + 180 Degree Selfie Stick】: The mini tripod is compatible with smartphones, for maximum convenience. You can use it as a flexible tripod, or phone stand for reading, watching videos, or during long phone calls or video calls. The selfie stick helps you take perfect pictures every time and everywhere for self-timer, group shots and travel, but not recommended for extreme sports.
  • 【Floating Handle Grip + Floating Block + Large EVA Shockproof Carry Bag】: Floating handle grip and yellow block make it much easier to view the underwater scenery leisurely and never worry about losing your camera. Bright colors help you locate your camera quickly. The large black case can store all accessories, foam padding with pre-cut slots to hold your gear in place, keeps your GoPro and accessories safe, protected, and organized.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SmilePowo 4332104005
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SmilePowo 4332104005 Final Thoughts

"My only gripe is the stand."

The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.4


(1709 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Mini Video Cameras

5. DJI CP.PT.000731 Mini Video Camera

User Ratings: 68 13

DJI CP.PT.000731 First Impressions

"Simply awesome!"

I went directly with the high speed. So no complaints here. Best part is it is fully charged in 30 min. I like the functionality of the DJI CP.PT.000731. Everything worked well right out of the box.

  • DJI Spark, Portable Mini Drone, Alpine White
  • Intelligent Flight Modes Smart, reliable, and incredibly intuitive Quick Shot Videos with a Tap.
  • Operating environment: Detects clearly patterned surfaces with adequate lighting (lux>15) and diffuse reflectivity (>20%).High-Performance Camera Amazing images and stabilized video Mechanical Gimbal Stabilization Shake-Free Shots
  • Flight Performance Awesome potential, immersive experiences Powerful Propulsion Speed and Precision Control
  • Flight Safety Worry-free flight in the palm of your hand ; Propeller guards are recommended when using these functions.
  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.000731
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DJI CP.PT.000731 Final Thoughts

"As Expected!"

The camera on this thing is awesome. This arrived earlier than I expected from DJI. Not Only Can You Learn On The DJI CP.PT.000731. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I’ve not confirmed the same behavior with Bluetooth.

Overall Score
4.2


(1253 Points)

6. SNAPTAIN Mini Video Camera

User Ratings: 79 3

SNAPTAIN First Impressions

"It was great."

The controls have zero noticeable lag. It's well designed and self protected. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Highly recommend this drone to you all.

  • SNAPTAIN H823H Plus Portable Mini Drone for Kids, RC Pocket Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flip, Speed Adjustment and 3 Batteries
  • 21 mins flight time: the drone, accompanied with 3 removable and chargeable batteries, triples the flight time up to 21 minutes. A perfect gift to enhance enjoyment and heighten satisfaction!
  • Easy for beginners: The multifunctional toy drone enables kids to handle the Endless pleasures of simple control. Headless mode, altitude hold, one key start/landing/return provide fast access to explore in this wonderful adventure.
  • Having fun: The highly responsive function- 360ºstunt creates impressive performance! There is a low/ medium/high shift speed. Kids can choose a speed according to the operation proficiency. SNAPTAIN makes perfect little pilots!
  • Full protection: The complete-cover outer case made by nontoxic soft plastic material perfectly decreases the impact of the falling aircraft Collision and avoids body injury in the course of playing. Wise choose for parents!
  • Cool pocket design: with portable size, just put the mini drone in pocket and take it to anywhere and anytime to fulfil the passionate enthusiasm. The ultra-bright integrated LED light helps kids easily identify the direction, making the flying experience terrific.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SNAPTAIN
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SNAPTAIN Final Thoughts

"Camera is great!"

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. Amazing Mini Video Camera and pretty decent bundle overall. New drone shows no issues and flies very well. The SNAPTAIN is well built, and the controls work well. The liability insurance is worth it.

Overall Score
4.6


(1104 Points)

7. Nikon 26293 Mini Video Camera

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26293 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

First off I would like to commend Nikon. Good and authentic after replacement. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet;3 inch LCD display
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation,Zoom: Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm (135) format)
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26293
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Nikon 26293 Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

This is enough for most use cases! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great Mini Video Camera. Overall an okay Mini Video Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

8. DoDoeleph Mini Video Camera

User Ratings: 75 5

DoDoeleph First Impressions

"Great job!"

Controls are smooth and easy to use. Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Picture and video quality better than expected. Some reason the App doesn't work with a pixel 2 phone.

  • Newest Syma X20 Mini Pocket Drone Headless Mode 2.4Ghz Nano LED RC Quadcopter Altitude Hold Gold
  • Syma X20 Mini Drone is the newest drone upgraded with multi features, this 6-Axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight can easily achieve various flight movements, and easier to control. More stable and more suitable for kids or beginners. This mini drone is very suitable for indoor playing.
  • Headless Mode makes easier flight: Once the fuselage direction can not be recognized, it can enter headless mode so as to continue the flight. It helps the beginner to get the hang of directional control within several minutes.
  • One Key Take off / Landing: one button press automatically taking off or landing, remote control quadcopter will take off or go back to the position where it took off. It helps to protect the drone when it is out of control or low battery power.
  • Altitude Hold: Auto hovering is an altitude holding technology that lets the flying drone stabilize and suspend in mid-air automatically, even when you let go of the controls.
  • 360°Stunt Flip: A key 360°roll, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance. With the colorful flashing light, keep your aircraft flying excellently at night.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DoDoeleph
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DoDoeleph Final Thoughts

"Lots of parts."

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. It's well designed and self protected. Not Only Can You Learn On The DoDoeleph . So no complaints here. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with.

Overall Score
4.5


(971 Points)

9. K&M Mini Video Camera

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

It was quick and I had no issues. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This action camera is amazing for the price!

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media.
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I think at this price range, this is a very good Mini Video Camera to have. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Love the accessories and the bag. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

10. K&M Mini Video Camera

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I was shocked at how small this unit is. This is a very well-made little camera. I contacted K&M customer service and they were amazing.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Black, Rechargeable Battery, The Frame for HERO7 Black, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

This feature alone is the reason I bought the K&M . Good and authentic after replacement. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It was quick and I had no issues. This thing is solid as ever.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

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