What are the best camera drones?

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    #1DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

    DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

    DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter is a fabulous drone with auto-takeoff and auto-return home thanks to the GPS technology integrated. It captures 4K UHD video, supporting up to 12Mp photos. 


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    Ronald Santos
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "Luckily, I have not experienced any of the issues that other users have had. The app works well, no issues there. It functions well as a drone with an HD camera. The quality of the photos taken was not the best but it's good. With a little post editing, you can get some pretty nice-looking images."
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    #2DJI T600-Single-Controllers Inspire 1

    DJI T600-Single-Controllers Inspire 1
    DJI T600-Single-Controllers Inspire 1 is a professional drone with a 4K video camera that allows you to record 720p video thanks to the 12-megapixel camera on board.

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    Ao Zou
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "Let us get this out of the way first. This is an expensive piece of pro-grade hardware but you do get a lot for what you're paying. There are a few models circulating around so best to make sure you pick the right one. It's stable and really easy to fly, it can capture images in RAW format and supports 4K Video recording. This is one of the best drones for photography."
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    #3Force1 Drone with Camera Live Video (UDI U818A) Altitude Hold and VR Headset Drone WiFi FPV Quadcopter

    Force1 Drone with Camera Live Video (UDI U818A) Altitude Hold and VR Headset Drone WiFi FPV Quadcopter

    Force1 Drone is the perfect drone for beginners. It features camera video live with 720p Camera on board, VR headset and 1 key control that allows you to take off and land easily. 


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    Rubén Guillén
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "There are dozens of different types of drones you can get these days. I wanted something simple and at a good price. For my money, the Force1 met all of my requirements. It was well priced, easy to learn, and takes excellent quality video. This drone is just great for beginners like me."


Drone technology existed as early as the 1800s? By definition, a drone is an aerial vehicle that is not operated by anyone. Based on this, the first ever drone was first seen in 1839. Austrian soldiers attacked the city of Venice with unmanned balloons filled with explosives. Not long after, The Wright Brothers’ famous Kitty Hawk flight happened in the autumn of 1900. 16 years later, Great Britain developed the first pilotless winged plane. They called it the Ruston Proctor Aerial Target. The Aerial Target, based on designs by Nikola Tesla and radio controlled. It was much like the drones of today (though the technology was much more rudimentary.

Today, the use of drones has become much broader. The history of non-military drone use began in earnest in 2006. Government agencies for disaster relief, border surveillance and wildfire fighting. Corporations began using drones to inspect pipelines and spray pesticides on farms. Drone use also extends to private individuals. One of the most common is drones for aerial photography. Drones with HD cameras carry the same sensors that modern cameras use. This makes for some incredible landscape shots and 4K footage. While these drones can be pricey, recent years have seen a steady decrease in their price. This makes the entry into the world of drones much easier for any newcomer.

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    #4Force1 U45 HD Drone

    Force1 U45 HD Drone

    Force1 U45 HD is a drone ideal for beginners and features a 720p camera with 4Gb micro SD card for recordings. It also features the possibility of take-off and landing with just one button. 


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    Amy Burton
    Written on January 21, 2018
    "The Force1 U45 HD drone is great for anyone starting out and getting into drones. It has a camera with a small 4GB memory card so you can record short videos."
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    #5Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopter - Jungle

    Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopter - Jungle
    The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite features a 720p HD live video and recording from your iOs or Android device. 

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    Matthew Cook
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "This is one of the more affordable drones with an HD camera. It's capable of 720p live streaming and recording directly to your device in real time. You can even share your pictures and videos directly from the drone using the app. The quality won't be the best but it is good enough especially at this price point."
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    #6Force1 U49C Drone

    Force1 U49C Drone

    The Force1 U49C Drone is ideal for beginners and it features a 720p HD camera with 120º wide-angle. It's very easy to flip and it offers up to 30' of usage. 


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    Linda Chen
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "The Force1 U49C Drone features a 720p HD wide angle camera. It's a great camera drone for beginners."
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    #7DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone

    DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone

    The DJI Phantom 3 Professional is an excellent quadcopter drone that records 4K UHD video in 720p.


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    Sun Zhou
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "Now that a newer model has been released the older generation Phantom 3 is amazing value now. It's still a great choice for users who plan to use it for aerial photography. You still get stable and easy to learn flight and the same quality photos and videos as the newer models still."
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    #8DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter Drone

    DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter Drone

    DJI Inspire 2 is one of the most recommended drones for video-professionals. It features a 1080p video camera and a 64Gb card for recordings and photos. It also flies at a maximum speed 67mph (108km/h).


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    Debra Sanders
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "This was a very good description. There is very detailed information regarding the drone with all the specs provided and even a description of what the FAA requires when you purchase a drone so this overall was very helpful if I were to be interested. There were only a few reviews and that was the only thing that it needs more of. "
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    #9DJI Mavic Pro

    DJI Mavic Pro

    DJI Mavic Pro is a portable smart drone that works outdoor and even indoor. It can capture 4K video resolution and it comes equipped with a 12MP camera. DJI Mavic Pro can nonstop fly for up to 27 minutes.



    Larry Smith
    Written on April 29, 2019
    "The Mavic Pro lineup is the go-to model for a lot of people, so when the Mavic 2 released, most people upgraded. If you don't own one yet though, you should still definitely consider the Mavic Pro in your list. It handles incredibly well, takes some really amazing photos and footage, and it's compact and easy to carry around."
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    #10ProMark Camera Drone B07B9

    ProMark Camera Drone B07B9

    ProMark Camera Drone B07B9 is a GPS-enabled drone which features a 6-axis gyroscope for panoramic shots, as well as wide-angle WiFi camera at 90° to 120° lens. It can fly for up to 20 miles per hour while maintaining stability.


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    Laura Tucker
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A set great for starters. Comes with extra blades and props. A great 720pixel camera to take some amazing pictures. This drone can go up to 20 miles per hour so take it out and charge it back up and repeat. "


Best What are the best camera drones
1DJI Phantom 4 QuadcopterElectronics 24 Paid
2DJI T600-Single-Controllers Inspire 1Electronics 20 Paid
3Force1 Drone with Camera Live Video (UDI U818A) Altitude Hold and VR Headset Drone WiFi FPV QuadcopterElectronics 18 Paid
4Force1 U45 HD DroneElectronics 14 Paid
5Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopter - JungleElectronics 13 Paid
6Force1 U49C DroneElectronics 11 Paid
7DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera DroneElectronics 9 Paid
8DJI Inspire 2 Quadcopter Drone Electronics 6 Paid
9DJI Mavic ProElectronics 2 Paid
10ProMark Camera Drone B07B9Electronics 0 Paid

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