Aerial photography and videography have totally changed, all thanks to the drones that are being churned out daily. Below are sections that focus on the various types of drones most suitable for photography and videography purposes. Examples of the best models and brands are also added in each of the sections alongside the features that make them stand out from the rest.
Best Drones with Camera
Perfect for aerial photography and videography, these are the most reliable in this category. They are now relatively sophisticated and can meet the needs of beginners and experienced photographers who need to shoot from all kinds of angles. Features to select for the best drones with the camera include control, sensor, lenses and collision detection. The best models in this regard are
- DJI Mavic 2 Zoom which is really portable and delivers some of the finest quality works.
- Parrot Anafi, very lightweight and is known for having one of the best frames.
Mini Drones With Camera
These are specifically good for amateur photographers who need a portable quadcopter that can be used in taking some impressive photos or even videos. An example here is the
- Holy Stone HS170C which is known for being very stable during flight. Its overall design is also a very cute one and it comes with a headless mode but it can come with relatively short range of control.
- DBPower X400 How which unlike others, can be fixed with a virtual reality headset and also has real time FPV video.
Drones With HD Camera
Aerial photography is now a very big deal but to get the best out of it, you need to make use of the finest devices. Good examples of these devices are the
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro which is equipped with a 20MP camera and can fly for as long as half an hour.
- DJI Phantom 4 which has a flight time of 28 minutes and a 12MP camera.
Best Drones Under $100 With Camera
While it is important to get the best of aerial photography and videography, even more important is the ability to get affordable ones. Here are high-quality drones with cameras that cost less than one hundred bucks:
- Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3,
- Ryze Tello,
- Eachine E010 Mini UFO Quadcopter drone
- UFO 3000 LED Drone Quadcopter.
Cheap Drones With Camera
Drones with a camera are absolute necessities for those who want the best of aerial photography but the prices can discourage some. Here are some really cheap drones with camera that anyone can purchase without raiding a bank as they sell mainly for under $100:
- Ryze Tello,
- Holy Stone HS100 GPS FPV
- Potensic D85.
- Eachine E511,
- Syma X8 Pro,
- Xiaomi Fimi A3,
- Yuneec Breeze,
- the legendary Hubsan H502S X4.
- The thing with these brands is that they all give you good value for the money spent even as inexpensive as they are.
Best Beginner Drones With Camera
If you dream is to become an expert with the drone but you are not even sure of the ones you should start with, here are some of the best beginner drones with a camera that you can check out.
- Yuneec Typhoon H Pro,
- F100 Brushless Drone,
- DJI Spark, and the
- DJI Mavic Pro. Others include
- Parrot Bebop 2,
- Parrot Anafi,
- Altair Aerial Blackhawk, and the
- Altair Aerial AA108.
Big Drones With Camera
For some specific projects, it is often best to use large drones with a camera. These include models like the Holy Stone F181C RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Chanel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro with altitude hold feature or the UDI RC U818A HD+ 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with HD Camera RTF. They are often used by professionals for specialized missions and projects with precise demands.
Remote Drones With Camera
Remote control (RC) drones are changing the way the game is being played as far as aerial photography is concerned. The best models here are
- DJI Mavic 2 Zoom,
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro,
- U49WF Blue Heron,
- Force1 F200 Shadow Hex,
- DJI Mavic Air and the
- U49C Red Heron Quadcopter Drone.
Drone With 4K Camera
If your goal is to get the most stunning 4K photography and videography, here are some of the models you can trust:
- Wingsland S6 Pocket RC Quadcopter FPV Selfie Drone 4K HD Camera Phone Control Foldable RTF,
- DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone (this is one of the most sophisticated drones with 4K camera out there and is a pure product of the genius of advanced aeronautics technology) and the Potensic T25 GPS Drone.
Spy Drones With Camera
There are ideal for surveillance, reconnaissance, private investigation and other secret missions that are routinely carried out by the military or various government agencies. The best for these types of missions include the following:
- GPS Drones with Camera 1080P for Adults,
- Eachine E511S WiFi FPV Live Video with 1080P Adjustable Wide-Angle Camera and GPS Return Home while another is the
- Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Camera Live Video 120 Degree Wide-Angle WiFi Quadcopter with Altitude Hold Headless Mode 3D Flips RTF with Modular Battery. One really cool thing with the spy drones with a camera is that they also come with different price ranges, so either an amateur or a professional, you will always have a choice that fits your description and needs.
White Drone With Camera
Drones nowadays come in different sizes, colors, and shapes but without a doubt, white drones stand out and they are in a class of their own. An ideal example of this is the DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter (White). It is a comprehensive quad copter complete with remote transmitter. It is pre-set and can be used immediately upon purchase. It comes with its own batteries and specially-designed propellers. It has been tested with fantastic results with Hero2, Hero3, and Hero3+ models. It comes with its Zen muse H3-2D gimbal which allows it to have one of the best camera stability levels of all drones.