Rc Drones With Camera for 2017

***UPDATED TO REFLECT RECENT RELEASES*** 

With this blog, it is ventured to introduce my readers with the best RC drone with camera. This time I have picked 15 best drones with camera. In my previous blogs, I have introduced you with best cheap drones, but it’s time to be professional.Surely drones can be gifted to the kids but if you are an expert drone flyer and expecting something better than child’s thing in a budget, then you don’t want to miss the following

A complete list of RC drones with camera. Each of these RC drones is handpicked by the expert drone flyers.

Dji inspire 1

Flight time : 40 minutes 
price : $1,999.00

Have you ever imagined 360 degree aerial vision? DJI Inspire 1 is a bigger drone and has 12 MP camera that can rotate 360 degree. The video resolution is 4k at 30FPS. The 360-degree drone camera is a feature, you can rarely found in other photo drone.

You can have unrestricted aerial view with this video cam drone. It has 3-axis gimbal and camera, which you can easily remove for future upgrades. As DJI is offering a large variety of camera systems like the Zenmuse X3, Zenmuse X5, Zenmuse X5R, Zenmuse XT, the DJI Inspire 1 is definitely the best choice for drone photography.

Max speed of this drone is 49mph (ATTI mode, no wind) with ~18 minutes flying time. It has dual-operator mode. While one person can fly the drone another one can control the camera. This drone is highly recommended for the professional drone flyers.   

Inspire 1 V2.0 camera drones

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Dji inspire 1 specs 

  • DJI's new propeller and installation kits feature a smoother, even more reliable locking mechanism. This optimization has drastically reduced the abrasion that is common with propeller installation, therefore prolonging the propeller’s overall service life.
  • The new motor’s performance has also been improved, providing a greater sense of control.
  • Included professional 4K camera and 3-axis stabilization gimbal
  • Live, wireless HD video transmission via DJI Lightbridge
  • Dedicated remote with flight and camera controls

Dji inspire 1 review

 

 


 

DJI Inspire 2

Flight time : 27 minutes
Price : $2999.00- $3,599.00

This one is simply upgraded version of DJI Inspire, which is launched in November 2016 and available from January 2017 for shipping. It has TWO different CAMERAS. One of these cameras have 360 degree rotation and another one fixed on the front of the drone for better “first-person-view” (FPV).

While one pilot can use the front mounted camera to control drone flying the other pilot can use 360-degree camera for aerial photography. The camera resolution is 30MP and teh video resolution is 5.2 k at 30FPS. It can fly 27 minutes with maximum 67 mph speed.

This fly camera comes with CineCore 2.0 (the new image processing system) with an onboard SSD. It is an excellent choice for the aerial photographers.

Inspire 2 best drone with camera

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Dji inspire 2 specs 

  • Image quality, power and intelligence to meet the needs of professional filmmakers and enterprises around the globe.
  • Flight time:25-27 MINS
  • Control range:7 KM;Live view:1080 P
  • Speed:94 KM/H ; Sensory range:30 M
  • Video resolution:5.2K/4K

Dji inspire 2 review


 

Dji mavic pro

Flight time : 27 minutes
Price : $999.00

The drone photography pricing is can make your fortune. The DJI Mavic is the name of fortune for the filmmakers and aerial photographers. This aerial game changer was launched in 2016 anfd marketed as professional aerial media.

It is portable and sophisticated that makes it attractive to the professional flyers. It has 12MP camera resolution and 4K at 30 FPS video resolution. This super drone can fly for maximum 27 minutes for 40 mph.

 Considering the opinion of Facebook viewers and buyers, this is one of the hottest and best selling models of DJI.

DJI Mavic

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Dji mavic pro specs

  • The DJI Mavic Pro folds down as small as a bottle of water, making it small enough to bring with you everywhere.
  • New OcuSync transmission system offers up to 4.3 miles (7km) of transmission range. Fly at up to 40mph (64kmh) or for as long as 27-minutes.
  • ActiveTrack, TapFly and other smart features make professional looking video effortless. True 4K, fully stabilized ensures smooth footage
  • Obstacle Avoidance combined with sensor redundancy increases flight safety and reliability.
  • Vision positioning paired with GPS and GLONASS ensures precise positioning indoor and outdoors.

Dji mavic pro review


DJI Phantom 3

Flight time : 23 minutes

Price : $735.30

The DJI Phantom 3 is another drone exclusively made for the professionals. This RC quadcopter with camera is one of the best selling drones of 2015 and 2016. The drone cam footage comes with 4k video. It can fly for 23 minutes.

Moreover, you can control this remote control camera drone from 5km distance. This is one of the best aerial drones as it has five advanced flight modes, such as Course lock, Follow me, Waypoints, Point of interest and Home lock.

The camera resolution is 12 MP and the max speed is 36mph. You wanna never missed out this affordable video quadcopter.

Dji phantom 3 rc drone with camera

 

 

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Dji phantom 3 specs 

  • 4k UHD video recording with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal; Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors
  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal microSD card)
  • Included flight battery and rechargable remote controller means this system is ready to fly out of the box. Flying this product is restricted within 15 miles radius of the White House.
  • DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control (phone/tablet sold separately; see DJI's website for compatible models)
  • Kindly refer all the Tutorial Videos given in the Image Section on the Catalog before use for the proper training.

Dji phantom 3 review

 


DJI Phantom 4

Flight time : 28 minutes
Price : $1,199.00

The DJI Phantom 4, drone with HD camera was first launched in March 2016 and is the sibling of DJI Phantom 3. New improvements? Yes, the drone HD cameras have newly designed camera lens and of course, it has better battery life.

On the other hand, you have to appreciate the magnesium skeleton of Phantom 4, which increases its flying time. This HD video drone has 12MP Adobe DNG RAW (camera resolution). Max flight time is 28 minutes.

Phantom 4 camera drone

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Dji phantom 4 specs 

  • Auto takeoff and auto return home with GPS technology, makes controlling easy. App enables monitoring/camera operation easy
  • Capture 4K ultra HD video at 30 fps, supported resolutions include: 12.0MP (4000 x 3000) photos. The f/2.8 lens with a broad field of view delivers crisp, clear images
  • Gimbal stabilization technology, along with a hover function allows you to capture smooth, clean footage while the camera is in the air
  • Use DJI director software with a built-in video editor to add music, text, and more to your videos.
  • Please Note: Kindly refer the User Manual before use.

Dji phantom 4 review


DJI Phantom 4

Flight time : 28 minutes
Price : $1,199.00

The DJI Phantom 4, drone with HD camera was first launched in March 2016 and is the sibling of DJI Phantom 3. New improvements? Yes, the drone HD cameras have newly designed camera lens and of course, it has better battery life.

On the other hand, you have to appreciate the magnesium skeleton of Phantom 4, which increases its flying time. This HD video drone has 12MP Adobe DNG RAW (camera resolution). Max flight time is 28 minutes.

Phantom 4 camera drone

Image credit: wired

Dji phantom 4 specs 

  • Auto takeoff and auto return home with GPS technology, makes controlling easy. App enables monitoring/camera operation easy
  • Capture 4K ultra HD video at 30 fps, supported resolutions include: 12.0MP (4000 x 3000) photos. The f/2.8 lens with a broad field of view delivers crisp, clear images
  • Gimbal stabilization technology, along with a hover function allows you to capture smooth, clean footage while the camera is in the air
  • Use DJI director software with a built-in video editor to add music, text, and more to your videos.
  • Please Note: Kindly refer the User Manual before use.

Dji phantom 4 review


JJRC H25G

Flight time : 10 minutes
Price : $159.99

JJRC H25G is the best drone under $300. It is an android controlled drone. The pictures taken with this 1080p camera are directly stored in mobile. The JJRC H25G also has built-in air pressure sensor.

The 2.4GHz remote control gets better response speed and super good anti jamming capability. It has 6-Axis Gyro flying control system. You can recall JJRC H25G by pressing only one key

. The new headless made it easier to fly. So, if you are not a professional drone flyer but need a head start, JJRC H25G is ideal for you.

jjrc-h25gg

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jjrc h25g specs

  • 2MP HD FPV CAMERA: With the HD camera, you can get many colorful images. The photos and videos are directly stored in the mobile phone, so that you can view and share the photo or video to your Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and amaze your friends
  • Hovering steadily thanks to the Built-in air prssure sensor: Make sure the throttle stick at the middle position, when you push the throttle stick and then release, the rc drone will automatically set the height. Thus you can fly the drone easily and steadily
  • 2.4GHz remote controller: Super-fast response speed, Super-good anti-jamming capability and 100-150 meters long control distance
  • One key 3D roll: With the latest technology of 6-Axis Gyro flying control system, it can fly very stable and take better pictures and it can finish the 3D roll with one key, it is very easy to use even for the beginner
  • Newly-increased headless mode can make the quadcopter easier to control when flying and One Key Return function can recall the aircraft easily

jjrc h25g review


JJRC H26D

Flight time : 7 minutes
Price : $108.99

The design of this RC drone is almost mimic of last AP models. The body case can brace heavy crashes. If you are looking for gimbal for drone, this super RC drone has mini-gimbal.

However, the review of the gimbal is not very positive. You can tilt and control this flying gadget via radio. The JJRC H26D has a 3mpx camera. Drones with live feed are very popular today, H26D is just one of them.

One feature you may not like in this RC drone with camera, the noisy propellers. Apart from that, the SD card is not provided.

jjrc drone

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JJRC H26D specs

  • 100% Brand New.
  • Flying Time: About 7 Minutes
  • Design: 6-Axis Gyro, Headless Mode
  • Feature: One Key Return
  • Camera Megapixels: 3MP

JJRC H26D review


JJRC H26W

Flight time : 7 minutes
Price : $90.00

H26W is another best quality RC quadcopter by JJRC. This is an affordable WiFi quadcopter with live video feeds. You can control this RC drone from maximum 300 meters without losing signal for a second! But, according to the users’ reviews, the battery backup of this drone is not good.

The provided battery can power up this remote controlled camera drone only for 8 minutes. This drone gimbal has 2 axis. The main features that attract the customers are one key return and headless mode.

JJRC H26W rc drone camera

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JJRC H26W specs

  • Support System: For Android, For iOS
  • One key to return function makes it easily to find its way home.
  • Headless Mode, no need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying .
  • 4 Channel which can do ascend, descend, forward, backward, left sideward fly, right sideward fly and rolling 360 degree
  • Wifi camera can realize swing in four directions with one press and connect your phone with the camera.

JJRC H26W review


JXD 509G

Flight time : 10 minutes
Price : $100.00

The JXD 509G is an affordable model of RC drone with camera. The charging time of this drone is 60 minutes, while the flying time is ~10 minutes. You can control this quadcopter with camera with remote about 60M size. The battery type is 3.7V 600mAh Li-Po.

The main attractive feature is it’s night flying mode. Ne key automatic return is another feature to appreciate. This drone may not be as good as the others in the same page, you have to admire its high-density air pressure sensor, which helps to hold the precise position and capture/record beautiful pictures with 2.0MP camera. It also comes with colourful LED light. He live feed drone has 5.8G real-time photo transmission capability.

camera rc drone

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JXD 509G specs

  • High performance rechargeable battery
  • Fly up/down, left/right sideward, forward/backward, turn left/right, hover
  • Advanced Function: Shoot Video, Figure Pass
  • Flight Movement: Hover, Turn Left / Turn Right, Roll, 3D
  • High Definition Cameras

JXD 509G review


Parrot AR Drone 2.0

Flight time : 30-36 minutes
Price : $239.99

If you are obsessed with your smart phone, the good thing is, you can control the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 with drone cam app. This RC drone with camera comes in three classic camouflaged styles, such as sand, snow and jungle.

This camera drone has both indoor and outdoor hull along with one pair of matching propellers in the box. The exclusive Elite Edition package includes 1000 mAh lithium polymer battery that can boost 12 minutes of flying time to the flying drone. The innovative pressure sensor and patented piloting mode offers higher altitude stability to the amazing Parrot AR Drone 2.0.

parrot-drone

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Parrot ar drone 2.0 specs

  • Easily updates to meet FAA requirements
  • Intuitive piloting through Smartphone/tablet control
  • Automatic stabilization system for assisted control for indoor and outdoor flight
  • Live video streaming and HD video recording
  • 36 minutes of flying time
  • 2 HD Batteries included

Parrot ar drone 2.0 review


Parrot Bebop

Flight time : 12 minutes
Price : $277.00

This RC drone could be easily updated in order to meet the FAA requirements. It is a WiFi controlled drone. You can control this amazing RC drone with mobile app from ~2k distance. For intuitive RC piloting, take control of two joysticks.

The most adorable thing in Parrot Bebop is its 14MP Full HD 1080p camera with “fisheye” lenses. It also has 3 axes image stabilization. With remarkable image quality, it captures pictures in 180-degree field (without any obstacles).

It also included automatic return feature (GPS tracking)! You can easily download Free Flight Pro app in smart phones and tablets to control this RC drone.

bebop indoor

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Parrot bebop specs

  • Easily updates to meet FAA requirements
  • Explore the world in 14 megapixel full HD 1080p and capture any vista with Bebop's 180° field of view
  • Cruise at your own pace and return home automatically
  • Take clear photos and videos using advanced 3-axis image stabilization
  • Fly farther and faster with quick charging Lithium ion batteries (included)
  • Control your experience with our Free Flight Pro app (iOS, Android, Windows 8.1)

Parrot bebop specs 2.0 review


Parrot Bebop 2

Flight time : 25 minutes
Price : $404.40

The Parrot Bebop 2 is the second-generation flying drone of Parrot Bebop lineup. It features in lightweight design and sleek model. The Parrot Bebop also has full HD camera with 14mpx sensor that sends high quality HD pictures to your smart phone or tablet directly.

The 3-axis gimbal stabilizer ensures 100% clear picture clarity as well as video clarity. This outdoor drone with camera has 2700mAh battery that boost flying time approximately 25 minutes in stable air. But, the best thing about this drone is the Sky Controller addon. This dedicated controller enables you to control the drone from minimum 2km range.

parrot 2 camera drone

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Parrot bebop 2 specs

  • Enhanced 14 megapixel fish-eye lens offers 1080p video recording and stunning image capture
  • 25 minutes of flight time thanks to a powerful 2700 mAh battery
  • Equipped with powerful motors for flight in greater altitudes
  • Powerful rear flash LED for better visibility—even in the dark
  • Requires registration with FAA. Visit their website for more info on how to register.

Parrot bebop 2 review


Yuneec breeze

Flight time : 12 minutes
Price : $376.41

The Yuneec Breeze is the ultimate flying camera drone. It is an android controlled drone,, which has five easy flight modes. The amazing feature of Yuneec Breeze is, it can seamlessly share pictures and videos in social media channels.

This one is a small drone featured by Yuneec. The flight software is easy to handle. The landing is perfect and smooth. This drone is ideal for the newbie or the children.

yuneec camera drone

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Yuneec breeze specs

  • 4K STUNNING VIDEO & PICTURES with breathtaking 4K Ultra High Definition and ultra-clear 13 megapixel stills.
  • EASY TO USE no flying experience necessary to take dramatic aerial group photos and video, simply pick from 5 automated flight modes to get the shot of your choice: Selfie, Pilot, Orbit, Journey, Follow Me.
  • SAFE TO FLY with built-in Indoor Positioning System to allow Breeze to hold its position indoors and outdoors; the propeller protectors preventing them from coming into contact with other objects. Also, automatically returns to home and lands with the tap of a button.
  • SOCIAL Download the app on your mobile device to control and navigate Breeze, edit photos & videos, then instantly share to your favorite social media sites.
  • PORTABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT Compact and on-the-go, foldable propellers, this powerful flying camera drone weighs less than 1 pound and easy to carry.

Yuneec breeze review


Yuneec Q500 4K

Flight time : upto 25 minutes
Price : $376.41

The Yuneec Breeze is the ultimate flying camera drone. It is an android controlled drone,, which has five easy flight modes. The amazing feature of Yuneec Breeze is, it can seamlessly share pictures and videos in social media channels.

This one is a small drone featured by Yuneec. The flight software is easy to handle. The landing is perfect and smooth. This drone is ideal for the newbie or the children.

Yuneec Q500 4K rc drone with camera

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Yuneec q500 4k specs

  • Personal Ground Station with built-in touchscreen
  • Integrated 3-axis precision gimbal camera
  • 4K/30fps ultra high definition video, 1080p/120fps slow motion video
  • User controlled video resolution, white balance and light exposure, 12 megapixel photos with No-Distortion Lens
  • Handheld SteadyGrip for capturing video footage

Yuneec breeze review


Now, when we are talking about RC drones with camera, there are LOTS of options. I have summarized the best 15 drones for you that are good to buy in 2017.

Stay tuned with us to get latest feeds about amazing and affordable drones.