Here are our picks for the top 21 drones for the photography enthusiast in you!
1. Syma X5C Quadcopter
Syma X5C Quadcopter tops the list as it is loaded with the features you would love to have in the first camera drone you buy. It has a decent camera with following features:
- 2 MP Camera for Snapshots
- Video Resolution of 1280 x 720 p at the rate of 30 frames per second
- Data rate of1.5 MBps
- HD quality
- Option to freeze a video frame to take snapshot of it
- 2 GB Micro SD Card for storage
Syma X5C comes at the Ready to Fly Mode, therefore, you don’t have to struggle much when setting it up. The learning curve to get accustomed to the drone is of less than an hour, and it can be flown indoors as well as outdoors, hence you don’t have to worry about losing or damaging it. The drone is built with hard plastic which helps it survive a few hits. It also has protector guards to protect the blades against damage when it drops from heights or collides with something.
With the 2.4 GHz Remote Control, you can control Syma X5C from 30 meters away. The remote control allows you to control more than one quadcopter at once. It also has LCD Display to locate the drone when it is not physically visible. With one key on the controller you can command the drone to flip 360 Degrees to capture a brilliant video.
X5C can stay afloat for as long as 7 minutes at one go which is a great flight time for an affordable drone.
2. UDI U818A Quadcopter
UDI U818A Quadcopter is a product of UDI RC, a leading brand in Radio Controlled gadgets. UDI U818A not only is a fun quadcopter drone, but also enables you to make every flight picture perfect with the following features:
- 2 MP Front Facing Camera
- 1280 x 720p Video Resolution with 30 Frames Per Second
- 4 GB Removable TF Card
- USB Data Cable and Data Port
- HD Photos and Videos
UDI U818A can perform 360-degree flips with ease, leaving your peers awestruck with your near-professional photography skills. While you put in a lot of efforts in capturing amazing pictures, you want to share them on social media as well, therefore, the Data Port and USB cable will enable you to transfer pictures and videos from the TF Card on your computer.
Flying UDI U818A is also quite easy as it is a headless drone, i.e., you do not have to worry about the direction in which it goes and comes Ready to Fly in the package. The 2.4 GHz LCD Controller is designed ergonomically, making is easier to control the drone. It can control the drone for up to 80 metres, for as long as 6-8 minutes in one charge, which takes 90-120 minutes.
3. Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini Drone
Holy Stone is a well renowned brand when it comes to toys and recreational products for all age groups and HS170 Predator Mini is one of its prized innovation. HS170 Predator Mini is the best drone for beginners as it is easy to handle, light and reasonably priced.
HS170 Predator Mini sports a 6-axis Gyro, which keeps the drone stabilised and makes it more manoeuvrable. The flexible and light frame will keep the drone away from damage even in extreme conditions. And the headless design makes it easier to operate. Along with the above, there are more features which make it a to-go-for drone for beginners:
- Colourful LED Lights
- 3 Different Speed Modes
- 360-degree Flips and Rolls
- Indoor and Outdoor Maneuverability
The 2.4 GHz remote control ensures that you have all the control over HS170 Predator at all times. Its uninterrupted signals reach the quadcopter till 30-50 metres.
4. Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter
Holy Stone began its operations in the year 2014 with promising radio-controlled toys and products for kids and adults. And F181 RC Quadcopter is one of the best-selling creation of Holy stone.
F181 Quadcopter is a photography drone which promises to escalate your love for photography with its ability to do aerial acrobatics, made possible with its Altitude Hold Mode and Headless Mode:
- 360 Degree Rolls
- One Key Roll
The fine 2 MP HD camera lets you click quality pictures and the 720p HD camera for amazing videos will transform you from a beginner to a pro-photographer. The pictures are made better by the stability and manoeuvrability as it is equipped with the latest 6-Axis Gyro.
The 2.4 GHz remote control is powerful and can control the drone for as far as 100 metres. It also lets you fly more than one drone at a time. The colourful LED lights are of little use in the day but at night it makes the drone appear even cooler!
5. UDI U818A HD+ Drone
UDI U818A HD+ is another great innovation by UDI RC. The product is a hit amongst the photography enthusiast as it is an upgrade of the Discovery U818A Wi-Fi drone by the same brand which once ruled the markets.
UDI U818 A HD+ Quadcopter has all the features of the drones trending a couple of years ago, combined with the tech upgrades you are looking for in a new age drone:
- Altitude Hold Mode for Stable Aerial Photography
- Flyingsee: Mobile Phone App for Android and iOS Phones for Real-Time Transmission
- VR Headset Compatibility
- One Button Take-Off and Landing
- Wi-Fi Control
- Headless Mode
- Low Battery Alarm
- Custom Flight Route Mode
The above features do make UDI U818A HD+ a futuristic drone. Well, that’s not all, with Custom Flight Route Mode you can draw the flight line on your smartphone or tab and the drone will fly on the route you want it to. Plus, the LED Navigation Lights will keep you aware of the obstacles that might fall in your way while flying the ultimate drone which will escalate your love for photography !
6. Syma X5SW-V3 Drone
Syma, for 10 years have been catering to the “Fantasy, Fun and Inspiration” needs of kids as well as adults. With X5SW-V3, it has brought to the world a drone which is technologically more advanced than its previous innovations, and hence has stirred the drone and quadcopter brands across the universe.
Syma X5SW-V3 quadcopter is equipped with an HD Camera with which you can record high quality videos and click stunning pictures. You can also receive Real Time transmission of all the action on your smartphone or VR headset via SYMA FPV app available for Android and iOS.
The First-Person View feature of Syma X5SW-V3 does make it a Hi-Tech Drone, but here are some features that you must not miss out on:
- 360 Degree Eversion
- Headless Mode
- Blade Protectors
- 4 GHz, LCD Display Remote Control
- Colourful Flashing Lights
The above features make Syma X5SW a drone worth more than just a shot!