…because there’s been no better a time to buy a great drone with high-definition camera capabilities
Drones with HD camera capabilities have revolutionized how professional and amateur photographers capture high-quality aerial images and video.
Whilst up to a few years back, you might have had to risk your neck hanging precariously from high surfaces to take a bird’s eye view photo, today all you need is a quality drone fitted with a high-definition camera, a remote control with a viewing screen and you’re good to go.
Given the huge number of quadcopters in the market today, we’ve come up with a list of the 24 best drones with hd camera based on customer reviews and testing.
Before we started on our list, however, we wanted to share with you the results of stunning aerial photography using HD capable drones. We’re hoping you agree with us, that the images captured can be breathtaking.
The Taj Mahal in India captured with an HD camera drone.
Sunset over Lake Sammamish, Washington
Churun-meru (Dragon) waterfalls in Venezuela
Central Park, New York
And here is some stunning aerial videography
Saint Petersburg Russia, captured with HD drones
WildScotland captured by drones
and these drones who unfortunately died a fiery death …
Drones Sacrificed for Spectacular Volcano Video
Given that is quite a wide range of drones with hd camera that you can buy, we wanted to share with you a few of the best choices you can make.
Entry-level drones (less than $50)
These drones are quite cheap and affordable for everybody. If you’re still experimenting and want to start learning aerial photography, you might want to start with one of these drones first. They are not as fully specced as the drones featured later on in this article but are an excellent and popular choice for learning and newbie drone fliers.
Of course, if you’ve never driven a drone, you’d rather learn (and make mistakes) on a drone which doesn’t cost much rather than lose or have an accident with an expensive drone 😉
1. Syma X11C Drone
One of the best drones with HD camera, the Syma X11C is fitted with a 2MP HD camera that captures both video and images. Its design includes a high-grade plastic frame that protects the propeller blades. For increased stability during flight, this drone features 6 axis gyro flight control systems. It’s controlled via a 2.4GHz transmitter. Other features include 3d lock, built in flashing lights and 360-degree vision.
2. Hubsan X4 H107C
The Hubsan X4 H107C features a 2MP HD camera that captures images and video and stores them on a micro SD card. it features 6 axis flight control system for added stability when making flips and turns or flying in strong winds. It’s controlled via a 2.4GHz transmitter and has an average flight time of 9 minutes. This drone comes with a USB cable that makes it easy to charge using your computer.
Latest 6-axis flight control system with adjustable gyro sensitivity
Permits super stable flight. With 4 channels
Lightweight airframe with nice durability
3. Syma X5C – very affordable drone with HD camera
The Syma X5C is built to withstand strong winds and comes with cool features that make it a good choice for photographers. It features a 2.0 MP HD camera and a 2GB memory card for storing all your images. The built in 6-axis Gyro stabilization ensures that it remains in the air even when performing flips and sudden turns. Its 2.4 GHz controller has a built in LCD display and strategically placed buttons for control and video and photo capture.
Equipped with HD camera
Perform flips at the press of a button with 360 degree eversion, Wind resistant and can be flown indoors or outdoors
6-axis Gyro stabilization system ensures maximum stability during flight
4. USA Toyz U45 Drone
The U45 drone is fitted with a 2MP HD camera that captures high quality images and video. It also comes with a 4GB micro SD card for storing your media files. This quadcopter features an altitude hold function which enables it to hover in a single position making it easy to capture clear images and video. It also features headless mode for fast deployment.
Force1 U45 Altitude Hold RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera, 4GB SanDisk Micro SD Card and Battery, Black Yellow
ONE TOUCH TAKE OFF AND LANDING: Drone automatically hovers at a set altitude after take off and before landing making it easy to control and maneuver, especially for beginners who are not yet skilled.
ALTITUDE HOLD FUNCTION - SUPER EASY DRONE FOR BEGINNERS TO FLY: Makes controlling the drone a breeze for beginners and stabilizes aerial photography. This is the ideal beginner drone with a lot of latest features typically found on higher end models
HD CAMERA: Capture 720p high definition aerial photos and videos with 2MP camera and included 4GB SanDisk Micro SD Card
5. Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV explorers2
The Cheerwing Syma x5sw-v3 has a built in HD camera with wifi FPV support.
This allows you to capture images and video and view them directly from your smartphone. Its 2.4GHz transmitter has a smartphone holder to enable you to control the drone while simultaneously viewing the images the camera captures.
The headless function makes it easy to learn how to fly this drone regardless of your expertise. Other features include 6 axis flight control, 3d lock and 360 degree one key roll among others.
Cheerwing Syma X5SW-V3 FPV Explorers2 2.4Ghz 4CH 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter Drone UFO with HD Wifi Camera (White)
Headless/IOC function. Usually, the forward direction of a flying multi-rotor is the same as the nose direction. By using Headless/IOC, the forward direction has nothing to do with nose direction. This lessens the steepness of the learning curve and allows the pilot to enjoy flight while slowly learning each specific orientation of the quadcopter.
Equipped with the latest 6-axis flight control systems, 3D lock, More scheduled flight, operating more to the force!
Equipped with HD camera to take photos and videos while flying! Bring a new perspective to your photos and videos from the air.
Again these drones, which are relatively cheap, approximately between $50 and $100 dollars. This allows you to start having a bit of a better build and somewhat better features, but still at the lower end of the drones range.
Akaso X5C Quadcopter
The Akaso X5C of one of the popular drones with HD camera. It has a built in 2MP camera that will capture still photos and video and send them to the included micro SD card. To ensure a stable flight, this quadcopter features 6 axis gyro stabilization. Its propeller blades are protected using high quality frames. You can easily fly the Akaso X5C during the night thanks to the built in flashing LED lights. This drone is controlled via a 2.4GHz transmitter.
Built-in 6-axis gyro quad-rotor: strong stability, can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.;360-degree Flip: Just press the key, and you got 360-degree Flip, continuous roll for perfect action and wonderful performance.;Solider protection: the propeller blades are protected by high quality plastic blade frames which decrease impacts from collision.;Built-in HD camera: [...]
Holy Stone F180W Mini FPV Drone
The F180W drone from Holy Stone has a built in 2MP HD camera with 720P HD output. It supports FPV wifi connectivity that enables you sync the quadcopter with your android or IOS smartphone. The drone also features 6 axis gyro stability and headless mode for easy control. A return home function ensures that the drone is never lost during flights. Other features include a 2.4GHz transmitter, LED lights and bonus blades and power bank.
Wobox RC drone
The RC drone from Wobox comes fitted with a 2MP HD camera for image and video capture. It includes a 4GB micro SD card with card reader to store your captured media. This drone features 6 axis gyro stabilization and single button return home functionality. It’s controlled via a 2.4GHz remote with a built in LCD display for quick view of flight status.
WOBOX RC Drone with 2MP HD Camera RC Quadcopter 4CH 6-Axis Gyroscope 2.4 GHz Remote Control Quadcopter W11(4G SD Card & Card Reader Included)
RC Drone with 2MP Camera(1280x720 Pixel),4 Kind of Sensitivity Modes for any level of player,Let you can change another wany keep happy at your side.
One Button to Return:Never get lost,Compass mode fused with the "one button to return" orientation mode will alow you to control the drone to fly safely to places even beyond your visiomn and return with a press of a button.
The RC quadcopter uses the 2.4GHz remote control technology, adopts the 2.4GHz remote control technology, and the operations become more accurate, the remote control distances become farther, the reactions become more sensitive.
UDI RC U28W Eagle Drone
This drone features a 2MP HD camera that offers 120 degree wide angle views for clear image and video capture. Its FPV wifi compatible and comes with an app that enables you to sync it with your smartphone or VR headset. The app allows you to control the drone with your smartphone or enable 3d split screen views for a realistic experience. The UDI u28w eagle drone also supports headless mode and comes with a return home function for better control and prevention of loss.
UDI RC Eagle Drone with Wide Angle 720P HD Camera Virtual Reality Mode Real time FPV Wifi Quadcopter with Headless Mode, Return to Home, Bonus extra battery
Turn on VR Mode on the provided app interface to split the screen for VR usage (VR headset not provided) for a truly immersive VR experience. Practice FPV drone racing with the robust features and functions. BONUS Battery: 2 X 3.7v 500 mAh to double your flight time. Charge one battery and fly with the other to enjoy continuous flight. Light and compact, the U28W weighs approximately 50 gram which does not require FAA registration.
When headless mode is turned on, the orientation of the drone is dependent on the orientation of the user and eliminates the need for repositioning during flight, particularly when the drone is out of the line of sight. Control the drone with phone via the provided App and activate different functions such as Gravity Induction Mode which allows the movement of the phone to dictate the direction of the drone. Take Photos, Video, Fly and Edit through the app interface.
Headless Mode: Orientation of the Quadcopter in relation to the pilot. Great function when the quadcopter is out of sight. The direction and orientation is dependent on the position of the user. One Key Return Home Function: Avoid lost aircraft and bring drone back with the simple push of a button.
The Akaso K88 has a unique design that makes it a good option for amateur photography. It’s built in HD camera captures images and video which are stored in the provided SD card. It features 6 axis gyro stabilization and high quality propeller blade protector frames. The frames feature LED lights which make it easy to fly in poor lighting conditions. It’s controlled via a 2.4GHz interference free transmitter.
Built-in 6 Axis Gyro: strong stability, can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.
Solider protection: the propeller blades are protected by high quality frames which decrease impacts from collision effectively.
360-degree Flip: Do incredible 3D flips and rolls with just the push of a button. While flashing LED lights enables good flight experience at night. It'a a good view when you play stunt at night.
Holy Stone U181A
The Holy Stone u181a drone features a 2MP HD camera that captures high quality video and images and stores them in the provided 4GB micro SD card.
The drone features headless mode and one key return function for easy flying and prevention of loss.
This drone has 6 axis gyro control system for increased stability when flying and a 2.4GHz transmitter with LCD screen. You’re also provided with an extra battery.
HEADLESS MODE:Eliminates need to adjust the position of aircraft before flying and improve learning!
ONE KEY RETURN FUNCTION: One key return function makes quadcopter easily to find the way home.
HD+ VIDEO CAMERA: 2MP HD video camera lets you take high-resolution pictures and videos during flight. Comes with an upgraded 4GB Micro SD Card!
UDI 818A (less than $100 drone)
This is one of the more popular drones with HD camera from USA Toyz. It comes at a great price of typically less than a hundred bucks.
It’s built in 2MP HD camera captures both video and still images. It comes with a 4GB micro SD that offers plenty of storage space for your image and video files.
The UDI 818A also features 6 axis gyro rtf for stability even in strong winds. To prevent loss, this quadcopter features a return home function. This drone is controlled via a 2.4GHz 4 channel remote with LCD screen.
Mid Range drones
These drones are actually starting to get a few more extensive features than your typical low range drones. You’ll start to see stuff such as integrated video, or integration with SmartPhones and mobile apps, together with better resolution photography. These drones with HD camera are a good buy, especially if you’re looking for a drone with more than just the basic features and functions.
One feature that makes the UDI u845 drone stand out is its unique UFO design.
The design features 6 axis gyro stabilization and headless mode for easy control.
This drone with HD camera is wifi enabled. This feature enables you to sync the drone with your Smartphone and use it as a controller through the gravity induction feature. It also allows you to save images and video taken on your phone’s micro SD card.
You can also control the drone using the 2.4GHz transmitter.
HD WiFi Camera: Achieve real-time FPV by connecting with IOS or Android via quadcopter wifi real-time video transmission (FAA Registration is NOT Required!)
Multiple AXIS Gyro:6 AXIS GYRO with posture control - Integrated design guarantee the precise positioning of the aircraft.
Your U845 FPV Drone includes an extra battery to double your flying time! It can be swapped or charged in place easily via USB! Battery Run Time: About 6-9 Minutes. Charging Time: About 120 Minutes (Under currents input 0.5A-1A)
Holy Stone HS110W FPV Drone
The HS110W FPV drone is fitted with a 2MP HD camera for image and video capture. The FPV wifi feature allows you to sync the drone with your smartphone. This enables you to view flight status, capture images and video as well as control the drone using the guilt in gravity sensor function. The HS110W also features headless mode and one key return home function. The altitude holde function enables the drone to hover at a single position for high quality image and video capture. This drone is controlled via a 2.4GHz transmitter or smartphone.
The x5sw-1 drone from FengLan has a 2MP HD camera that will capture high quality video and images. It feature FPV wifi support that enables you to sync it with your smartphone for easy views of that’s captured on camera as well as control. Besides your smartphone, you can also control this drone using the 2.4GHz transmitter that has a range of up to 100 meters. Other features include 6 axis gyro stabilization and headless mode that make it easy to operate.
FengLan Remote Control Mode 4 Channel 2.4G 6-Axis Gyro RC Headless Quadcopter X5SW-1 Drone UAV with 2MP HD Wifi Camera (FPV) for Real Time Video Transmission (White)
Built-in the latest 6-axis flight control systems, strong stability, easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance
Capable of 360° 3D rolling, and other technical actions
Support cellphone control from Android smartphone and iPhone via Wi-Fi connectivity
Holy Stone F181
The F181 from Holy Stone also features a 2.0MP HD camera that captures images at resolutions of up to 1280X720 pixels and video at 30 fps.
It’s built in return and headless security system which eliminates need to adjust its position before taking off for a flight. It also features a 6 axis Gyro stabilization system which keeps it stable when taking turns and when flying in strong winds. Its 2.4GHz remote transmitter has a built in LCD display and a range of 50 to 100 meters.
Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera RTF 4 Channel 2.4GHz 6-Gyro Headless System Black (Upgraded with Altitude Hold Function)
Equiped With A Key Return & HEADLESS SECURITY SYSTEM For Any Level Of Player To Prevent From Losing The Copter
Altitude Hold Function: Powerful air pressure altitude hold function allow you to release the throttle stick and the drone will keep hovering at the current height. Easy for you to shoot quality images or videos.
A Key 360° 4-Ways Flip(left,right,forward,backward), Continuous Roll For Perfect Action And Wonderful Performance
DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV drone
The MJX X400W FPV has a ton of features that make it one of the best drones with HD camera on the market today.
It has a built in camera with 720p image and video output and wifi capability that enable you to connect it to your smartphone via the FPV app. This app also enables you to view what the camera is viewing through a 3D VR headset. The drone is controlled via a 2.4GHz 4 channel transmitter. Other included features are headless mode, 6 axis gyro stabilization and high capacity battery that offers up to 9 minutes fly time.
DBPOWER UDI U818A – 720p HD drone
This quadcopter offers a host of features that make it fun to fly while capturing images and video.
Its built in camera can capture stunning 720p images and video at 30 frames. The UDI U818A is wifi enabled allowing you to sync it with your smartphone and watch live feeds from the camera. The FPV feature also allows you to sync this drone with a VR headset. Besides the 2.4 GHz transmitter, you can easily control this drone using your smartphone using the gravity induction feature.
Syma X8G – 1080p HD camera drone
We’re now in the realm of pro-photography.
The Syma X8G is specifically designed for the pro photographer who wants high quality images and video.
It features an 8MP HD camera with 1080P video quality. The Intelligent Orientation Control system allows for headless operation making it easy to learn operating the quadcopter. It also features 6 axis gyro control system to ensure stability when flying in strong winds.
The Syma X8G is controlled via a 2.4GHz transmitter with a range of about 70 meters.
8MP HD camera and 1MP Video. 6-Axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight, strong stability,can easily implement various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.
2.4 technology adopted for anti-interference.even more than one quadcopter is flying at the same time they will not interfere with each other.
The quadcopter can fly both indoor and outdoor.Including 4CH digital proportional RC system.
DBPOWER UDI U842
The UDI u842 drone with HD camera comes fitted with several features that make it a good choice for photographers.
Its wifi FPV enabled which allows you to sync it with your smartphone. This enables you to view and store images and video as well as control the quadcopter through the gravity induction feature. Its 6 axis gyro function increases stability while headless mode makes it easy to fly.
This drone is controlled via the 2.4GHz transmitter with a range of up to 80 meters.
DBPOWER UDI U842 Predator WiFi FPV Drone with HD Camera 2.4G 4CH 6 Axis Gyro RTF Low Voltage Alarm, Gravity Induction and Headless Mode Includes Bonus Battery
FPV Real Time HD Transmission: Enjoy Live Video Feed in High Definition from Your Mobile Device with All New FPV Wifi Feature
Gravity Induction: Allows You to Fly Your Rc Drone Forward, Backward, Left or Right in Correspondence to the Angle at Which You Hold Your Mobile Device! You Can Now Be in Total Control
HD Camera & Bonus Battery: Capture Pristine Hd Aerial Footage and Photos - 720p Hd / 30 Fps; And 2pcs Lipo Batteries to Double Your Flying Time
The Qcopter QC1 drone features a 2MP HD camera. It has a 4 channel 6 axis gyrocopter stabilization system for added stability during flight even in strong winds. The qc1 comes with two 3.7v batteries each providing up to 15 minutes fly time. It has built in LED lights that make it easy to fly the drone at night. It’s controlled via a 2.4GHz transmitter.
UDI U128-1 FPV Quadcopter
The UDI U128-1 FPV drone is fitted with a HD camera that has 120 degree wide angle view and 720P output. Its FPV support enables it to send HD livefeed to the 4 inch LCD display mounted on the transmitter. Captured images and video are stored in the provided 4GB micro SD card. it also features headless mode making it easy to fly without need for repositioning.
UDI U28-1 FPV Drone with Camera – Remote Control Drone Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, WiFi HD Camera and 4″ LCD Screen – Great RC Drone for Kids or Beginners – Extra Battery Doubles Flight Time
ALTITUDE HOLD: The perfect drone for beginners! Controlling this camera drone is super easy and altitude hold helps stabilize the HD camera for clearer pics and video; FAA Registration NOT required
FPV (FIRST PERSON VIEW): Get in on the action! This FPV drone with camera streams live video feed of your flight to the convenient built-in LCD screen on your controller
TAKE INCREDIBLE AERIAL SHOTS: Capture HD aerial photos & videos using the rc drones 720p HD camera complete with a Wide Angle Lens and upgraded 4GB Micro SD Card; Ideal for photography enthusiasts
Premium Drones with HD Camera: These are the Best Drones Money Can buy
With an advanced feature set, very these top of the range drones with high definition cameras are what you need to look at if you are to be using these drones professionally. Whether these will be used to shoot high defintion photography or video, or whether you need a good surveillance tool, these ranges are serious business.
The price you pay is very well returned in the greatest of features sets you’ll find.
Long range, the greatest definition, different flight modes, no-fly-zone databasesm you name it, these drones have it all.
Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon Quadcopter
This is one of the drones with HD camera that’s great for capturing the best quality images and video. It features a 16MP HD camera that will capture full HD 60 FPS video. It has 3 flight modes and comes with the ST10+ transmitter with a 5.5” android touch screen. This drone has access to the FAA database of no-fly zones and can be synced with your smartphone via the CGO app.
3 Fight Modes: Smart, Angle, Home
ST10+ Transmitter/Personal Ground Station
Includes CGO Steady Grip for CGO2-GB Camera
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone (very popular HD capable Drone)
The DJI Phantom 3 is one of the most popular drones with HD camera on the market today.
It’s built in 2.7k HD camera captures clear and sharp images and video which are stored in the 16GB SD card.
It features the Lightbridge technology which enables live streaming of video from camera to your smartphone. Other exciting features include auto takeoff and auto landing, DJI Pilot app, GPS navigation and built in database of no-fly zones among others.
up to 2.7K HD video recording with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal
Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal micro SD card)
Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors
Autel Robotics X-Star Premium Drone
One of the best drones with HD camera, the x-star premium drone from Autel Robotics features a 12MP HD camera with 4K output for stunning image and video capture.
One feature that stands out is its 1.2 mile HD live view that surpasses many of the drones on the market right now.
A 64GB micro SD card is included to ensure you have plenty of storage space for your rich media.
Other features include dual GPS/GLONASS outdoor navigation, Starpoint positioning and intuitive remote controller.
4K Ultra HD video camera with quick-release 3-axis gimbal stabilizer
HD Live View up to 1.2 miles away and autonomous flight modes via the free Starlink app for iOS or Android (mobile device sold separately)
Dual GPS/GLONASS outdoor navigation, SecureFlyTM magnetic interference protection, and the Starpoint Positioning SystemTM
Found your favourite drone with HD Camera?
If you’ve been looking for a drone with HD camera capabilities, we’ve selected for you a range of drones, from the basic and budget drones, to more comprehensive, fully-specced drones for pro-photographers.
Do you like our list of HD drones? Any we’ve missed? We’d love to hear from you