Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pocket Video Cameras

1. SNAPTAIN H823H Pocket 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 Pocket 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)

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2. SNAPTAIN Pocket 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 Pocket 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)

3. DoDoeleph Pocket 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)

4. GoPro CHDRB-801 Pocket Video Camera

User Ratings: 85 4

GoPro CHDRB-801 First Impressions

"Love the layout."

It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place. My friends are impressed by my work with this Pocket Video Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! This works well enough, except when I want to use it.

  • GoPro Hero8 Black Holiday Bundle - Includes Hero8 Black Camera plus Shorty, Head Strap, 32GB SD Card, and 2 Rechargeable Batteries
  • Streamlined design: The reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
  • HyperSmooth 2. 0: Smooth just got smoother. Now Hero8 Black has three levels of stabilization—On, High and Boost—so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a Hero camera. Plus, HyperSmooth 2. 0 works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
  • TimeWarp 2.0: Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp 2.0 automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
  • LiveBurst: Record the moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
  • What's in the bundle: GoPro HERO8 camera, Shorty, head strap, 32GB SD card, and 2 rechargeable batteries.
  • Video Capture Resolution: 4K Uhd 2160P
  • Lens Type: Fisheye
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDRB-801
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GoPro CHDRB-801 Final Thoughts

"You don't need it."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. This Pocket Video Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! Cost more than half the price of the drone. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

Overall Score
4.7


(624 Points)

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5. DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1 Pocket Video Camera

User Ratings: 66 8

DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1 First Impressions

"This is great."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. This Pocket Video Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

  • DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera , 14MP 1080P HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen , 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens , 98ft Underwater DV Camcorder With 16 Accessories Kits (A-Action camera)
  • REAL 1080P 30 FPS FULL-HD SPORTS CAMERA: Capture it all with this pocket-sized portable action camera that offers real 1080P HD 30 fps recording and 14-megapixel photos for awesome image quality. It can also record 720p 30 fps or WVGA or VGA. This camera guarantees you lifelike videos with high detail. Get creative and capture and share your world in high definition anywhere.
  • 2-INCH HD LCD DISPLAY & 170° ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE LENS: The 2" HD LCD screen allows you to playback your captured video, as well as offering a convenient and easy way to both frame and shoot your videos. The 170° ultra wide-angle lens will capture everything you could desire and more.
  • BUILT-IN WI-FI, APP & LONG OPERATING TIME: Sharing & editing videos and images taken on an action camera has never been easier with the free app (FinalCam). Download it to your smartphone or tablet then connect with this camera’s Wi-Fi. You can take full control of the camera through the app for ultimate versatility. 2 rechargeable 900mAh batteries, double recording time and double enjoyment. A fully charged battery can record for about 90 mins. (Actual recording time depends on selected functions)
  • WATERPROOF TO DEPTHS OF 30 METERS: The included durable waterproof case can endure depths of up to 30 meters. Place your DBPOWER action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it. Then you can capture all your water sports action such as diving, swimming, rafting, surfing and snorkeling, etc.
  • MULTIPLE MOUNTS AND ACCESSORIES: Comes with a multitude of fascinating mounts and accessories, making the camera available to shoot many kinds of sports, such as cycling, motorcycling, driving, running, climbing, diving, skiing and snorkeling etc.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1
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DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1 Final Thoughts

"My only gripe is the stand."

The value of all the parts is incredible. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. I think at this price range, this is a very good Pocket Video Camera to have. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!

Overall Score
4.3


(607 Points)

6. DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 Pocket Video Camera

User Ratings: 76 4

DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 First Impressions

"Actually really good."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. We travel out after I receive this DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The camcorder is nice and compact. And the photo is acceptable also.

  • Osmo OSMOPOCKET Pocket HD Video Camera
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01
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DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 Final Thoughts

"Thought they worked great!"

I love the audio options. Formatting the SD card was easy. Much better then other same style Pocket Video Camera. What you get is quite a lot, really. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.6


(514 Points)

7. DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 Pocket Video Camera

User Ratings: 79 3

DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 First Impressions

"It is a great Pocket Video Camera."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. And the image on the DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 itself is sharp and clear. I'm looking forward to using this DJI CP.OS.00000005.01. This accessory bundle for my DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 has a ton of items.

  • DJI OSMO Pocket Part 13 - Expansion Kit
  • DJI OSMO pocket part 13 - expansion kit
  • Precise gimbal control
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000005.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I think at this price range, this is a very good Pocket Video Camera to have. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. If you have a DJI CP.OS.00000005.01, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.6


(452 Points)

8. ScharkSpark Pocket Video Camera

User Ratings: 63 11

ScharkSpark First Impressions

"Takes practice."

This is an essential process for proper flight. I've crashed my ScharkSpark hundreds of times. Great quality and easy enough for beginners to learn with. It's well designed and self protected. Could not get the remote camera controls to work.

  • ScharkSpark Drone for Beginners, Portable RC Quadcopter with Foldable Arms Indoor/Outdoor Play, 6-Axis Gyro One-Key Return/Headless Mode/Altitude Hold/3D Flips, Warrior II
  • ✈ Updated Modular Battery Pack: The newest push-in battery with a larger capacity 3.7V 600mAh extends drone’s flight time up to 10 minutes, and increases control range to 262 ft, to provide a more extensive flight experience. (To buy more batteries, search ASIN: B07HKH2P9K on amazon.com.)
  • ✈ Suitable Size and Foldable Design: 8.5*8.5*1.65 inch size combined with the curvilinear radian shape makes the drone suitable for hand-hold. When traveling, you could fold the quadcopter into a smaller size to fit into a pocket, making it easy to bring it anywhere.
  • ✈ Night Navigation Light: Equipped with cool LED lights to enable the night flight. The headlight- lights the way and makes it easy to identify the direction, so as drone won’t be lost at night.
  • ✈ Perfect Beginner Drone for Indoor & Outdoor Play: The FQ32 Drone has good performance of being wind-resistant and the Auto-hovering function enables the drone to hover at current height. Just pressing a button and it will take off or land automatically. All the remote operations make it beginner-friendly and easy to control.
  • ✈ Best Gift with an Assurance of High-quality Product: All our ScharkSpark drones have an assurance of 3-year extended warranty. Simple structure and easy to use controller make FQ32 drone, a perfect birthday present, Christmas gift, or a reward & prize for adults and teenagers ages 14 years old.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ScharkSpark
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ScharkSpark Final Thoughts

"Good fly time."

I went directly with the high speed. It's all very simple and straight forward to assemble. This is the second ScharkSpark Drone I have purchased. I would definitely buy this one again! The battery is very easy to replace.

Overall Score
4.1


(278 Points)

9. AKASO Pocket Video Camera

User Ratings: 64 8

AKASO First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

I did a lot of reading before choosing it. My eyes are not as good as they used to be. The controls have zero noticeable lag. It took me 5 minutes to go through instruction. Plus the cat seems to enjoy chasing it around as well.

  • AKASO A300 Foldable Drone with Camera 1080P Camera FPV Drones Live Video Altitude Hold One Key Take Off/Landing RC Drone Best Gift for Boys and Girl Drone for Beginners Adults Kids
  • HD Camera FPV Real-time Transmission: The super mini drone equipped with 1080P front camera and bottom camera can take aerial photos and videos, 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.
  • Optical Altitude Hold One Key Take Off Landing : On altitude hold mode, you can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting, making the experience very easy and convenient, even a novice, can play this drone easily. The drone automatically takes off and lands with one click, which is very handy.
  • 3D Flip One Key Return : The A300 drone includes the new 3D rolling special effects and can be quite the surprise! One-key return function allows the drone to return automatically without losing the drone.
  • Headless Mode Trimming :In Headless mode, the drone will move forward, backward, and side to side relative to the original orientation of the drone when the button is pushed, instead of relative to the front of the drone. This makes joystick control of the drone much easier, especially when out of sight. The trimming function allows you to make small adjustments to the tilt of the drone to enable steady hovering even in light wind.
  • Foldable Easy to Carry:The foldable pocket drone is easy to carry, light weight. Maybe this is your first drone of aerial, do not worry, this drone is very easy for beginners to play. The flight time is about 8-14 minutes per full charged batteries.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO
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AKASO Final Thoughts

"Fit perfectly."

Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this! To be suitable for all ages to learn to fly. It is really easy to use for me and my kids.

Overall Score
4.3


(276 Points)

10. SYMA Mini Drone with Camera Pocket Video Camera

User Ratings: 74 7

SYMA Mini Drone with Camera First Impressions

"For example."

Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I love the follow me feature and the return to home button. I would give it more stars if I could! Adds some professionalism look to a spectator. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights.

  • SYMA X22W Mini Drone with Camera Live Video FPV Pocket Drone for Kids and Beginners, RC Quadcopter with App Control, Altitude Hold, 3D Flips, Headless Mode and Bonus Battery, Red
  • USER-FRIENDLY : SYMA X22W drone is user-friendly. Just press a button and it will take off or land. Headless mode, real-time live video and the fascinating 360° flips & rolls function is convenient for beginners.
  • POWERFUL & SAFE : Protective propeller guards ensure a safe flight. High quality ABS material to free your worries of a sudden shock or drop. Two modular batteries ensure a safer and longer flight.
  • STABLE & TRACEABLE : The altitude hold function ensures a stable hover in the air at a specific altitude. Thanks to this feature, great aerial pictures and videos are possible. The trajectory flight function is the latest technology, and by drawing a flight route on your smartphone, a drone will fly accordingly. Pure pleasure is waiting.
  • GRAVITY SENSOR CONTROL : The built-in G-sensor is designed to control the drone by adjusting the vertical and horizontal position of the smartphone via the SYMA FLY or SYMA GO APP downloadable on iOS and Android phone.
  • IMPRESSIVE GIFT : You can buy it as a gift to your friends, family with the good price and best quality, and SYMA offer 12 months worry-free warranty and 24 hours after-sales service, we will reply soon if you have any question to contact us.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SYMA Mini Drone with Camera
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SYMA Mini Drone with Camera Final Thoughts

"Lesson learned."

The controls are easy to master and intuitive. Can't wait for my other parts so I can put it all together. It is well built, tough and ready to fly out of the box. A friend has a DJI Phantom drone, and flew My SYMA Mini Drone with Camera today. Bigger drones will cost much more with more battery life.

Overall Score
4.5


(222 Points)

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