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Posted on January 08, 2017
Micro quadcopters with cameras are becoming more and more popular these days. Whether you want to get into flying commercially or just for fun, this industry is something that is bound to grow with you! We've seen this expand from just a bunch of hobbyists actually building these quadcopters to the very popular DJI Phantom which comes ready to fly out of the box and you can attach your GoPro to. There are so many options out there so what is the best mini quadcopter with camera for you? Well that is a difficult question because at the moment there aren't that many ready to fly quadcopters with a camera included.
What we wanted to do was give you a list of 3 of the best micro quadcopters with cameras on the market right now. Any one of the micro quadcopers with camera below come out of the box and ready to fly. They include everything you need to successfully fly and record your flight! We'll list the best prices at the bottom of this page.
This is a well tested larger micro quadcopter with camera that is available on the market at this time. It has a fairly decent little camera although you should update the MicroSD card as the 1gig card fills up pretty quick. The remote is great, it feels comfortable in hand and has digital trim settings and a digital readout showing throttle setting, remote battery life, trim settings, camera settings, etc, it also has the 360 inversion button you can tap to make the quad do flips, be sure to have some altitude before doing this a be ready to hit the throttle again to keep the quad from hitting the ground, you can also use the top left button for this, press it and when it starts beeping you can tap you rudder controls up, down, left, or right ta make it flip in the direction you like, this is a little more fun than just the 360 inversion. The battery only lasts about 7-10 minutes. So best to buy extras.
For the price, it is a simple and dependable quadcopter that's easy enough for beginners to pick up. If you're looking for a micro quadcopter with camera with a number of cool features, then the UDI is a great micro quadcopter is a solid, but not our favorite choice out there. See the rankings below for better options for the best micro quadcopters with camera.
The build quality of the Micro Drone 2.0 is great, especially considering the price point. Since this is a relatively less known brand we are happy to say that it does great! Most of the parts are replaceable and the device charges off a USB port on your computer in around an hour. You’ll need 4 AA batteries for the controller and they’ll last a fair few flights.
It’s easy to pick up: you plug the battery in, turn the remote on and push the thrust slowly forward and then back. The range is excellent and you can easily send the micro quadcopter with camera flying over 300' into the sky. Flick the stunt switch to stunt mode and you can perform a range of flips and acrobatic maneuvers. The camera attaches to the base of the Micro Drone with the supplied double sided tape and then plugs into its main board.
The camera module kit comes with a 1GB MicroSD card, card reader, some screws and even a screwdriver. The camera itself seems decent enough build-wise for the price and I’m impressed with the quality of the footage. Overall this is a great little quadcopter with camera and we would recommend you try it if you don't decide to go with our number 1 pick.
This Hubsan X4 H107C HD is a bulletproof mini copter and one that we personally love and the most cost effective starter micro quadcopter with camera on the market today. It will take plenty of damage and keep on ticking which is why we love it! The battery lasts about 7-10 minutes depending on which battery you have in there and has a range of a couple hundred feet. This micro quadcopter with camera is recommended for beginners as well as advanced fliers as it is fairly easy to learn on and super fun to fly. Onboard 2MP camera is quite good for what it is although the video can be a bit jumpy which is due to the fixed position. All the micro quadcopters with camera in this list will Still very good video for the camera. Just so you know - 7min of video eats about 900MB so plan the microSD card you want to use accordingly. We would recommend going larger rather than smaller. Whether you want to fly it inside or outside it will do well for any type of environment. You can find a great video of what a recorded flight looks like here.
|1. Hubsan X4 H107C HD||2. Micro Drone 2.0||3. UDI U818a|
We hope this will help you choose the best micro quadcopter with camera on the market today for yourself. Regardless of your choice we hope you find a quadcopter that suits your needs. When you are ready to graduate to a more professional quadcopter check out our list of quadcopter with camera drones here. If you have any comments or recommendations on other great micro quadcopters with cameras, please let us know in the comments below!