Drones with cameras are unmanned aerial vehicles, which have the capacity to carry out reconnaissance with video transmission over the entire terrain.

These unmanned aerial vehicles have evolved exponentially until today, and have different uses. From their own use for entertainment to searching for people, surveillance of rural areas or forest fire control, among many of the functions they can perform.

However, choosing one or the other will depend largely on the use you want to give it, that is why, from HPDRONES we want to help you understand which are the best models depending on the features you are looking for and which one is best suited depending on the use you want to give it.

What should you know before buying a drone with camera?

To buy a drone with camera we must first know what use we will give to the aircraft, as the technical specifications will vary depending on the activity carried out.

Once we already know the need that the product will satisfy, we must take into account several characteristics when buying a drone with camera:

Batteries and their autonomy. The most important thing is the minutes of flight.
Remote control distance. This refers to how far the drone is able to fly away from the remote control.
Camera. It is important to know its quality, video transmission and the megapixels it can reach.
Sensor. It is necessary to know the type of sensor it has and its functions.
Maximum speed. This is important to know how much distance we can cover, taking into account the maximum flight time.
Weight. This is an important factor to take into account as the weight can vary the autonomy and maximum speed.
Ease of use. We must take into account whether camera drones can be used by anyone or whether prior training is necessary.

Top 10 camera drones of 2022

A few years ago camera drones were considered mere toys. Today, the industry has evolved exponentially, with drones now capable of taking aerial photographs or carrying out videos of landscapes or events. Previously this idea was impossible and the use of a helicopter or crane was necessary. In addition, drones with cameras are much cheaper nowadays.

Here are the 10 best camera drones on the market:


Transform your aerial content with the DJI Mavic 3: a next-generation camera drone for videographers, professional producers and media professionals.

Completely redesigned and updated from the popular Mavic 2 Series, the Mavic 3 features an improved sensor, a dual-camera system, omni-directional obstacle detection, smarter flight modes and longer flight times.

The Mavic 3 is available in three different packages: Mavic 3 Standard Drone Combo, Mavic 3 Fly More Combo and Mavic 3 Cinema Premium Combo with Apple ProRes features.

Technical specifications:

Specifications  DJI Mavic 3
Weight 895g
Flight time 46 minutes
Maximum flight speed 5 m/s (mode C)

15 m/s (mode N)

19 m/s (mode S)

Maximum flight distance 30 km
Camera 4K Hasselsblad
Sensor 4/3 CMOS, effective pixels: 20 MP
Lens FOV: 84°

Equivalent Format: 24 mm

Opening: f/2.8 a f/11

Foco: 1 m para ∞ (com autofocus)

Battery 5000 mAh
Other Omnidirectional binocular vision system, complemented by an infrared sensor on the underside of the aircraft.

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2. DJI MAVIC AIR 2, one of the best drones with a camera

This drone has many improvements over its first version, such as the new 12MP 1/2-inch Quad Bayer sensor, which provides sharper images, as well as the most intelligent flight modes on the market.

It is a small and easy to fly drone, but with professional features and exceptional image quality.

Pros: Best value for money drone, ability to record 4K at 60fps and 46MP photos, plus it has hyper-stable video and photo capture.

Cons: Larger than the previous model and no screen on the remote control.

Technical specifications:

Specifications  DJI Mavic Air 2 
Weight 570g
Flight time 34 minutes
Maximum flight speed 68.4 km/h
Maximum flight distance 18.5 km
Camera 4K Ultra HD y 48MP
Sensor 1/2″ CMOS 12MP
Battery 11.55V 3500mAh LiPo 3S
Others HyperLapse en 8K

Slow motion 1080p up to 240 fps

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All-in-one camera drone

The DJI Air 2S is an interesting content creation drone, with a one-inch sensor that can capture 20MP still images and record 5.4K video.

It weighs less than 600g and combines portability with powerful performance.

The DJI Air 2S is available as a standalone drone or as a Fly More Combo, which includes several important accessories such as extra batteries, charging hub, ND filters and shoulder bag.

Pros: One-inch sensor, larger than the Mavic Air 2’s 1/2-inch sensor. 20MP still images.
– 5.4K video at 30fps or 4K at 60fps.

Cons: When recording in 4K you can’t playback at 60fps and the price is steep.

Technical specifications:

Specifications  DJI AIR 2S
Weight 595 g
Flight time 31 minutes
Maximum flight speed 72 km/h (mode S)
Maximum flight distance 18.5 km
Camera 20MP
Sensor Effective pixels CMOS de 1’’: 20 MP; Pixel size de 2,4μm
Battery 3750mAh / 3500mAh
Others Accuracy measurement range 0,38-23,8 m

Effective detection speed: ≤15 m/s

Field of vision (FOV): 72° (horizontal), 58° (vertical)

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4. DJI MINI 2, one of the smallest camera drones on the market.

It’s the smallest 4K camera drone on the market. It has been redesigned from the original Mavic Mini drone. In terms of aesthetics, only the colour of the propellers and some engravings have changed, but the most important changes are on the inside.

The motors have better performance, it contains new intelligent flight modes and a 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor which gives depth and focus on par with a quality camera drone.

Pros: 7 different intelligent flight modes, ability to record in 4K HDR and take 12MP photos. 31 minutes of autonomy and its handling is easy.

Cons: Because it weighs so little, its main problem is big gusts of wind. And when recording in 4K it can’t playback videos at more than 30fps.

Technical specifications:

Specifications  DJI MINI 2
Weight 249 g
Flight time 31 minutes
Maximum flight speed 58km/h
Maximum flight distance 10 km
Camera 4K 30 fps
Sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS
Battery 7.7V 2250mAh LiPo 2S
Others OcuSync 2.0 system

Obstacle avoidance

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Small in size and large in capacity, the DJI Mini 3 Pro is as powerful as it is portable. Weighing less than 249g and with enhanced safety features, it’s not only compliant, it’s the safest in its series. [1] With a 1/1.3-inch sensor and top-notch features, it redefines what it means to fly the Mini.

Pros: 3-way obstacle detection, 3-way obstacle detection and true vertical firing.

Cons: The drone is too small for some.

Technical specifications:

Specifications  DJI MINI 3 PRO
Weight >249 g
Flight time 34 minutes (with Intelligent Battery Flight and measured at 21.6km/h in no wind conditions).
47 minutes (with Intelligent Battery Flight Plus [7] and measured at 21.6km/h in no wind conditions). Available in selected countries only.
Maximum flight speed 16 m/s (Mode S)
10 m/s (Mode N)
6 m/s (Mode C)
Maximum flight distance 18km (with Intelligent Flight Battery Plus and measured at 43.2km/h in windless conditions)
25km (with Intelligent Flight Battery Plus and measured at 43.2km/h in no-wind conditions)
Camera 4K UHD Sony1/3 CMOS 13MP
Battery 2453mAh
Others DJI RC
Model: RM330
Video transmission system: DJI O3

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6. DJI Mavic Mini, one of the few camera drones weighing less than 250g

This drone has been created to be under the legislation of many countries, which does not allow them to weigh more than 250g. This camera drone weighs 249g.

It captures 2K quality video and images with 30fps recording capability, is foldable and has 30 minutes of autonomy.

Pros: Compact design, easy handling and a variety of intelligent flight modes.

Cons: No target tracking.

Technical specifications:

Specifications DJI Mavic Mini 
Weight 249g
Flight time 30 minutes
Maximum flight speed 47 km/h
Maximum flight distance 4 km
Camera 2.7K a 30 fps y 12 MP
Sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS 12MP
Battery 7.2V 1200mAh
Others 3-axis gimbal

Compatible with 128GB SD cards

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The compact and powerful DJI Mini SE is the perfect creative companion, capturing your moments in a way that effortlessly elevates the ordinary. Together with the easy-to-use DJI Fly app, you’ll enjoy a simplified flying experience and unparalleled perspective.

Pros: Value for money, foldable, compact, robust and good action response.

Cons: Not a lot of memory and when recording in 4K it uses up very quickly.

Technical specifications:

Specifications DJI MINI SE
Weight < 249 g
Flight time 30 minutes
Maximum flight speed 13 m/s (Mode S)
8 m/s (Mode P)
4 m/s (Mode C)
Maximum flight distance 3000 metres
Camera Effective pixels CMOS de 1/2,3” : 12 MP
Battery 2250mAh

Name: DJI Fly

Operating system required: iOS v10.0 or later Android v6.0 or later

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The DJI Inspire 2 quadcopter is aimed at professional users who want to capture impressive aerial content. The drone is compatible with DJI’s cinematic cameras, specifically the Zenmuse X7 and X5S.

Pros: Updated CineCore2.1 image processing system.

Cons: Considerable weight.

Technical specifications:

Specifications DJI INSPIRE 2
Weight 3440 g
Flight time approximately 27 minutes (with the Zenmuse X4S)

Approximately 23 minutes (with the Zenmuse X7) (in hovering flight at sea level and no wind)

Maximum flight speed 10 m/s
Maximum flight distance -4° a 104° F (-20° a 40° C)
Gimbal ZENMUSE X7 (optional)

ZENMUSE X5S (optional)

ZENMUSE X4S (optional)

Battery 4208mAh
Others DJI GO 4 application


Fly through the sky in a way that seems impossible. We’ve never lost our passion for flying, and with DJI FPV, those passions have become a reality.

With this immersive and intuitive aerial platform, get ready for a new level of flight.

Pros: Attractively priced, easy to operate, and features a 9-axis gyroscope that makes the drone very stable.

Cons: Not very up to date compared to other drones.

Technical specifications:

Specifications DJI FPV
Weight 795g
Flight time 20 minutes
Maximum flight speed 16,8 km
Maximum flight distance 39-49 km/h
Sensor Effective pixels do CMOS de 1/2,3”
Battery 2000mAh
Others DJI FPV Goggles V2:Weight -Approximately. 420 g (headband and antennas included)

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10. Ryze Tello DJI

It has a resolution of 720p, which allows you to capture non-professional, but high quality images and videos.

It has GPS and advanced recording features such as 360° shots from above or below.

It also has automatic take-off and landing and is compatible with virtual reality goggles.

Pros: Good image quality for its price, robust design, a large number of flight modes and it’s very handy.

Cons: Low battery life

Technical specifications:

Specifications Ryze Tello DJI
Weight 80g
Flight time 13 minutes
Maximum flight speed 30 km/h
Maximum flight distance 150 metres
Camera HD 720p
Battery 3.8V 1100mAh
Others Shock-proof structure

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As you will have seen, there are a multitude of drones with cameras, but each one is specialised in different utilities, some prioritise having more intelligent flight modes, others have better camera resolution and some of them are the fastest on the market.

Depending on the need you want to cover, from carrying out film shoots to start recording small landscapes, here is a list that we have thought of for all types of users.

Now all that remains is to choose a drone, taking into account its features, budget and the use you want to make of it. But, if you still have any doubts, at HPDRONES we will be happy to advise you and recommend the one that best suits your needs, contact us now!