Cheap Drones with Cameras

Cheap RC Drones with CamerasCheap Drones with Cameras are some of the most popular consumer models right now.

These Hobby RC drones with cameras are very popular because they’re relatively inexpensive, easy to use, durable and a lot of fun to fly.

When it comes to drones, you’re typically looking at Cheap Toy Drones for Kids or at more expensive drones meant for Professionals. But Today’s Drone Technology offers cheap alternatives to help you break into the hobby without breaking the bank.

A good quality, rc drone with a camera can be purchased for less than $100 and offers many of the latest features found in more expensive models. A great choice because these Cheap Drones allow you to have a good time without worrying about watching your investment crash to the ground or have it disappear high up in a tree top.

In general, These Hobby Drones range in price from 50.00 to 200.00. Most come with a typical  2.4GHz basic radio transmitter, 6-Axis Gyro Stabilization and have an average flying time of around 6-8 minutes. All of the models on this list are (RTF) ready-to-fly right out of the box.

These Drones offer new features like Headless mode, Altitude hold, Return Home, A Flip Button and all have at least a 2.0 mp camera or better. You will obviously not get the amazing shots and the same stable video that you would get with a more expensive professional drone, but they do offer beginners and novice pilots a chance to experience aerial photography and FPV at a reasonable price.

Here is a brief explanation of some of the new features:

  • Altitude Hold – With the push of a button, set your drone to hover at your preferred altitude. This makes controlling the drone much easier and stabilizes the camera for aerial photography and videography.
  • Headless Mode – Once activated, the pilot is able to fly the drone to any location without the need to worry about which direction the drone is facing.
  • Return Home – button will trigger your quadcopter drone to fly back to the take off position.
  • FPV – First person view allows you to see what the drone see’s in real time.

In order to keep up with the ever changing hobby market of Remote Control Drones, I search Banggood, Gearbest and Amazon on a regular basis to find out about the latest new quadcopters coming on the market. My goal is to offer you the best choices when you visit and to save you time in your search.

These are some of the Best RC Quadcopter Drones with a Camera available today and they’re great for anyone looking to get into the hobby or just want to upgrade to a bigger remote control drone with a camera.

It includes some cool new drones from top hobby drone manufacturers like Syma, JJRC and Hubsan. Perfect for both beginners and novice RC enthusiasts alike.

To increase flight time, It is highly recommended that you also purchase an extra set of props and an extra battery or two.

So check out the list of hobby drones below and find out about the options and features available on some of the Best RC drones with cameras for sale on the market right now.


Cheap RC Drones with Cameras for 2017


Hubsan H507A X4 Star Brushless Quadcopter Drone APP Driven GPS 720P HD Camera 

Description:

The Hubsan H507A is a Wifi FPV quadcopter that offers a lot of features and function at a reasonable price. Controlled by APP with your smartphone (compatible with IOS / Android systems).  Equipped with an 720P HD camera for real-time Wifi FPV video recording. Has a Built-in GPS system for precise hover, and precise auto return. APP provides features comparably to higher priced quadcopters with cameras, Like- Point of interest, Way-point  and Follow Me functions that make it easy to get great aerial shots. Also offers Low power and Lose control protection.

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera: 720P
Altitude HoldCharging Time: 90 minutes
One key takeoff/landFlight Time: 9 minutes
One Key Return ButtonControl distance: 100 meters
 App Controlled Functions Battery: 7.7V 550mAh Li-Po


Hubsan H507A X4
Package Includes:

1× H507A Quadcopter
1× 7.6V 550mAh LiPo Battery
1× Charger Set
4× Spare Propeller
4× Propeller Guard
1× Screw Driver
1× Screws Set
1× English Manuals

 

 

In order to take photos and videos, microSD card is needed. (not included)

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Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone

 

Description:

The Holy Stone F181 is a great beginner drone .  Has a Sleek design and easy to fly with a little practice. It comes with novice and advanced flight modes as well as a great auto flip feature. It is fitted with a 2 megapixel camera and is built sturdy enough to withstand some hard landings. Comes with two batteries for longer flight time. Replaceable parts can be bought separately. Camera quality is about what you can expect in this price range. Another plus is the outstanding customer service offered by Holy Stone with over 1600 positive reviews on Amazon.

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera: 2MP
Altitude HoldCharging Time: 80 minutes
One Key Return ButtonFlight Time: 7 to 9 minutes
 360º StuntControl distance: 100 meters
 LED Lights Battery: 3.7V 750mAh LiPO


Holy Stone F181 contents
Package Includes:

1 x Quadcopter
1 x 2.4G Remote Transmitter
2 x USB charging cable
2 x 3.7V 750mAh LiPO Batteries
4 x Rotating blade
4 x Protection frames
2 x Landing skids
1 x Screwdriver
1 x User Manual

 

Requires 4x AA batteries for the transmitter

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Syma X5UW Wifi FPV 720P HD Camera Quadcopter Drone

 

Description:

The SYMA X5UW is equipped with 720P WIFI camera and has a new Stylish design and a bit better build quality than most cheap RC drones in this price range. Compared to its predecessor the Syma X5C-1. This quadcopter has a new body style that has shorter legs and better battery design, the bright red color makes the aircraft more visible in the sky as well as on the ground. It can be flown with the transmitter or with the SYMA APP on your smart phone (IOS and Android). The  “SYMA GO “APP not only has a remarkable interface, but also offers some great functions, One key take-off and land, One key return to home, Virtual waypoint mission (without GPS), Dual flight speed rates (High and Low), along with Low-voltage and overcurrent protection. If you are looking for a first quad or a cheap drone with a camera and awesome features, the Syma X5UW is a very solid choice.

 

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera: 720P HD
Altitude HoldCharging time: About 130 minutes
360º StuntFlight Time: 7 minutes
 Low Voltage AlertBattery: 3.7v 500mah Li-ion (included)
FPV Distance: 40mControl distance: 100 meters


Syma X5UW contents

Package Includes:
1× Syma X5UW quadcopter drone
1× Remote Control
4× Props
4× Prop Protectors
1× Screwdriver
1× 4G Memory Card
1× Card Reader
1× USB Charger
1× Mobile Phone Retaining Clip
2× 3.7V 500mAh Lithium Batteries
1× Instructions

REQUIRES 4 x 1.5V AA batteries (not included)

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UDI U818A WiFi FPV Drone with Live Camera Feed

 

Description:

The UDI U818A WiFi FPV drone is one of the most popular choices for those looking for a cheap RC Drone with a camera, an upgraded version of the UDI U818A .  It offers first-person-view functionality and has VR headset compatibility, meaning once you install the APP, you can see exactly what the drone sees, in real-time. Video resolution has been upgraded to 1280*720 at 30 FPS. Map out your desired flight path on the mobile app screen & watch the drone fly with no assistance! Fully immerse yourself in flight through your virtual reality headset while capturing exquisite aerial footage and photography. It has a light but durable frame, Perfect for beginner to intermediate flyers looking to have some fun, and as you increase your flying ability, you can turn the headless mode off for more precise flying. If you are looking for a worry free, easy to operate, and simple to control drone, the UDI 818A Wifi with Headless Mode is the way to go. Includes a second battery for extended flying time.

 

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera:  720p HD
Gravity Induction ModeFPV Transmission: YES
360º StuntControl distance: 30 meters
 LED LightsFlight Time: 7-9 minutes
 Battery:  3.7V 500mAh LiPOCharging Time: 90 to 120 minutes


UDI U818A WiFi FPV Drone
Package Includes:

1× U818A WiFi FPV Drone
1× 2.4 Ghz Controller
2×  350mAh LiPo Batteries
1× Power Bank
1× USB Charger
1× 4GB Micro SD Card
1× SD Card Reader
4× Spare Propellers
1× User Manual

 

Requires 4x AA batteries for the transmitter

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UDI RC U842 Falcon RC Quadcopter with HD Camera

 

Description:

The UDI Falcon provides a fun way for beginners to enter the world of quadcopters. The U842 Falcon is equipped with an 720p HD resolution camera allowing you to record your aerial adventures in HD quality video at the push of a button. Comes with detachable propellers guards to protect against light collisions. It is designed for stability and ease of use, A high speed mode for more advanced pilots or to compensate for windier conditions and a low speed mode ideal for beginners. Its ability to perform tricks makes it a fun way to enjoy the drone flying hobby. Finally, a relatively affordable price means that you can enjoy the Falcon’s many appealing features even if you are on a tight budget. The ultimate outdoor drone for beginners.

 

Features:Specifications:
High and low speed modesCamera: 720p HD
Low voltage alarmFlight Time: 6-8 minutes
360º StuntCharging Time: 120 minutes
 LED LightsControl distance: 80 meters
Prop Guards3.7V*2 1000mAh lithium battery


UDI RC U842 Falcon RC Quadcopter

Package Includes:

1×U842 Quadcopter
1×Controller
1×3.7V×2 Drone Battery
1×USB Charger
1×2GB microSD car
1×SD Card Reader
1×Set Blades (4pc)
1×User Manual
1× One Screwdriver

Requires 4x AA batteries for the Controller

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NEW VERSION: UDI U842 Predator WiFi FPV Drone

 


Syma X8HG 8.0 MP HD Camera Drone

Description:

The SYMA X8HG is the upgraded version of the X8. It sports a DJI Phantom appearance and an 8MP HD camera capable of recording at 720p resolution. Capture your friends and family from different aerial views and see the world from a new angle. The included 8MP HD camera is made by Syma and can be easily detached and reattached from the drone. If you prefer to use another action camera, the holding case is compatible with all GoPro models. Another very useful feature is “Altitude Hold” good for getting that perfect shot. It’s definitely not the best camera drone on the market, but for this price, it’s a good buy. With Two Speed Modes, it’s a great pick for beginners and novice alike. A fun and reliable drone for amateur photography and videography at an affordable price.

 

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera: 8MP
Altitude HoldFPV Transmission: NO
360º StuntControl distance: 70 meters
LED LightsFlight Time: 5-7 minutes
 7.4V 2000mA Lipo BatteryCharging Time: 180 minutes

Syma X8HG 8.0 MP HD Camera DronePackage Includes:

1× Syma X8HG RC Quadcopter
1× Transmitter (Mode 2)
1× 8.0MP HD Camera
2× Pair Spare Propellers
1×  7.4V 2000mAh Li-po Battery
4× Landing Gear
4× Propeller Guard Ring
1× Balance Charger
1× Power Adapter
1× 4GB Memory Card
1× Card Reader
1× Connecting Cable
1× Screwdriver
1× Screw Set
1× English Manual

Requires 4x AA batteries for the Controller

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Syma X Series Camera Drones

Syma X5C-1Syma X5HW WIFI FPVSyma X5HC With 2MP HD CameraSyma X5SC Plus Syma X5SW Explorers

Syma X8C VentureSyma X8W FPVSyma X8HWSyma X8HC With 2MP HD Camera


 Force1 U45W Blue Jay WiFi FPV Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera

 

Description:

The U45 Blue Jay is one of UDI’s most tricked out models yet! Comes with upgraded VR compatibility and WiFi FPV (first person view) functionality.  One Button Take Off & Landing, Custom Flight Path, Custom Route Mode: Trace the desired flight path on the mobile app screen and the drone will fly along the path unassisted and capture 720p HD aerial photos and videos with 2MP camera. This quadcopter’s lightweight, ready to fly design makes it a perfect choice for novice pilots and experienced flyers, with tons of the latest features typically found on higher end models.

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera: 2MP / 720 HD VIDEO
Altitude HoldFPV Transmission: YES
one-key returnControl distance: 100 meters
 LED LightsFlight Time: 15 minutes
 360º StuntCharging Time: 90 to 120 minutes

Force1 U45W Blue Jay WiFi FPV Quadcopter Drone with HD CameraPackage Includes:

1× U45W Drone
1× 4Ghz Controller
1× 7V 500mAh Battery x 2
1×4GB SanDisk Micro SD Card
1× SD Card Reader
1× USB Battery Charger
1× Power Bank
1× Spare Propellers x 4
1× Screwdriver
1× User Manual

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Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD Wifi Camera

Description:

The HS200W is equipped with a lot of the latest features. Press the “One button take-off/Landing” button, the drone will take off automatically, Press the button again, it will slowly land to ground. The drone can be controlled by either remote or an APP on your smart phone, to access such features like Gravity SENSOR Mode, which allows the user to control the flight by holding and moving the smart phone accordingly. Comes with a 720P HD REAL TIME Video Camera (2MP, 1280×720 Pixel) for FPV viewing, you can stream a live video and/or photo feed while flying!  Also offers 4 speed modes from low to high, suitable for both beginner and expert to enjoy.

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera: 720P HD / 2MP
Altitude HoldFPV Transmission: YES
One-key returnControl distance: 100 meters
 LED LightsFlight Time: 7-9 minutes
 360º StuntCharging Time: 60 minutes

 

Holy Stone HS200 FPV RC Drone with HD Wifi Camera

Package Includes:

1× HS200 Quadcopter with Camera
1× 2.4GHz Controller
1× Phone Holder
1× USB Charger
4× Spare Propellers
1× 4GB Micro-SD Card
1× Card Reader
1× 3.7V 650mAh LiPo Battery
1× User Manual
1× Screwdriver
4× Screws for drone
4× Screws for blades

Requires 4x AA batteries for the transmitter

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OTHER MODELS AVAILABLE:

Holy  Stone HS110 FPV Drone     Holy Stone HS130 Wifi FPV Drone     Holy Stone HS300 RC Quadcopter 


JXD 510G 5.8G FPV RC Quadcopter Drone with 2.0MP HD Camera

Description: 

The PIONEER JXD 509G is a sleek looking and affordable camera drone. Includes its own 2 megapixel camera with 1280 x 720p resolution, for good image quality. It has a FPV monitor included (first person view), meaning you can watch live video directly transmitted to your FPV monitor. A great plus is the included camera can also be tilted 20º degrees to capture different views. 

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera: 2MP
LED LightsFPV Transmission: YES
360º StuntControl distance: 100 meters
 one-key returnFlight Time: 9-10 minutes
 Altitude HoldCharging Time: 70 minutes

 

 JXD 510G RC Quadcopter with 2MP Camera

Package Includes:

1× JXD 510G RC Quadcopter with 2MP Camera
1× Transmitter (mode 2)
1× 3.7V 600mAh LiPo battery
2× 3.7V 850mAh LiPo battery
1× LCD FPV Screen
1× USB Charger Cable of LCD Screen
1× USB Charger Cable of Battery
2× Spare Propellers
2× Pair of Protective Ring
1× 5.8G Antenna
1× Tool Set
1× English Manual

Requires 4x AA batteries for the transmitter

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DBPOWER MJX X400W FPV RC Quadcopter Drone with Wifi Camera

 

Description:

The MJX X400W FPV drone is a reliable and durable drone with a camera that offers an affordable option for pilots looking to experiment with aerial photography and FPV. Stable enough for newbies, but packed with enough features for more advanced pilots. One of its popular features is FPV (First Person View) real time video transmission, using your mobile phone and compatible with 3D VR HEADSETS on the MJX FPV APP, so you can then see exactly what the camera sees in real time. This is an affordable drone that offers a lot of great features and flying fun.

 

Features:Specifications:
Headless ModeCamera: C4005 Wifi
LED LightsFPV Transmission: YES
360º StuntControl distance: 100 meters
 one-key returnFlight Time: 9 minutes
Charging Time: 120 minutes

MJX X400W FPV

Package Includes:

1× Quadcopter with camera
1× Transmitter
1× 3.7V 750mAh battery
1× USB charging cable
4× Spare propeller blades
1× User Manual

 

Requires 3x AA batteries for the transmitter

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These Cheap RC Drones with Cameras may not have all of the flashy features of more high-end quadcopter drones, but they offer a great way to get you flying without a large investment upfront.

The drone market is filled with many choices and the technology is advancing at a rapid pace. Drone manufacturers are introducing new drones all the time, supplying a steady stream of featured packed models for consumers and pros alike , So visit often, we will be updating this post as new models are released to the consumer drone market.