The Phantom 2 Vision Plus is the best Quad on the market with the best load of features. This Quad will fly for half an hour on a single battery and using the built in First Person View and a smartphone this long charge will give you time to travel up to a mile away. Other features include GPS Control which will guide the copter back to you if it gets out of range of the remote. In all but catastrophic cases, GPS will lower the quad to the ground in an emergency. In addition, there are dozens of mods for this quad which allow for attaching a GoPro Hero3 and using other modifications to stream that to a pair of Virtual reality goggles to make you feel like you are in the sky. This copter is packed with an amazing amount of features and is by far the most capable commercial drone on the market. The Vision Standard is significantly cheaper, but is more limited in uses.
The MJX F645 has made it on a number of our lists because of its overall usefulness. It succeeds in bridging the gap between high powered larger copters and affordable trainers. It is the gateway to the larger helis. The Size allows it to carry a GoPro Hero 3 with only some slight modifications. This gives it full HD recording capabilities while keeping the agility of a single rotor. The addition of the camera does make the MJX F45 a little more nose heavy which allows for some awesome speed achievements and some really good arial photography. Using other GoPro hardware like the WiFi BacPac and any smartphone, You can also live Stream your flight to your phone! Which can make some nauseatingly good videos.
This is the most marketed RC copter that has been ever produced, and there is a reason behind that. It is one of the easiest to fly and most entertaining. The initial cost is closer to the Intermediate level, but the time input is more beginner if not toy class. The amount of entertainment is endless and it is easily accessible. The parrot uses a built in wifi system to stream the controls straight from an iphone like a video game. The Parrot AR 2.0 is also equipped with a 720p HD camera that does quite well at capturing the essence of the flight. While the wifi range is a little short for most people, the ease of use compared to specialized controllers and special monitors is awesome. It takes almost no set up time allowing you to take it out for short runs rather than dedicating sections of your day to it.
The X5C is a low price access to the field of quad-copters and drones. It mixes decent size, high durability, camera access, and style into a very simple form factor. It carries a style reminiscent of the Phantom 2 but just simplifies everything. It flies up to 100m in clear view, and has some awesome agility. the camera is not meant for photography but more for viewing purposes. It can be simply adapted with high mp cameras to give some medium photography uses. As a whole, it is an awesome introduction to the field because it combines the agility of the more pricey models with some high class durability. The batteries go for 3$ each and provide 5 minutes of flight which is an awesome combination. This copter has excellent ratings for stability.
The Syma S107G is the most sold RC helicopter because it is extremely stable and very cheap. The Syma 107G can be very easily modified to allow for standard definition or high definition cameras. Our reccomended kit is the HD Kit which can be used on any future copter you buy. Alternatively there are cheaper solutions such as this SD Camera. These items attached to a super stable gyro helicopter can be used for some really fun indoor adventures and get some great photos around your home!
The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ is currently the best option for a fully assembled, ready-to-fly drone or quad-copter with a camera. Whether you need buttery smooth video footage or still photos from the air, I have found that Vision+ will be the least setup time, most beginner-friendly, and *can* be less expensive than assembling a custom solution to do the same job
The standout feature of the Vision+ is the 3-axis gimbals with the 1080p video camera (14 MP still photos) built right in. DJI makes high-end gimbals and ventured into cameras late last year with the original Phantom 2 Vision, but that model had a single-axis gimbals with plastic construction. Now just over 6 months later comes the Vision+ with same camera specs and an all-metal design that integrates both the camera and the gimbals into a sleek, lightweight alloy.
Simply put, this thing is stable and durable. It's both a great 4 channel trainer and a great indoor flyer for more experienced 6 channel pilots. I now have 8 helicopters, ranging from the V911 all the way up to brushless flybarless 250 class collective pitch, and just about every other well known 6 channel helicopter in between. This is the best built most stable helicopter I own. .
This is my 3rd heli ever. I'm been slowly teaching myself to fly so I can shoot aerial video. The MJX F45, for me, is a solid step in that direction. I was easily able to mount a GoPro to the front and relocate the battery for stable, balanced flight. The F45 lifts the additional weight of the GoPro without the housing (slightly less than the stock battery) without problem .
This Drone is definitely the coolest gadget I've ever owned. It took a few flights to get the hang of it but now I can fly like a Pro! I brought this bad boy to the courtyard of my job and I was able to go 100 feet (about 30 meters) high with no loss of connectivity (I didn't stay there long, I'm not a mad man) I did break the foam bumper on my third indoor flight but the included double sided clear tape had it up and running looking and flying perfect in no time.
Gave this five stars because it delivered everything it promised to. Very easy to fly and captures video from either of two on-board cameras. I would suggest at least one extra battery, because the battery (as in all flying toys needing batteries) runs out long before you're done flying. If you can't stand the "jello" of the videos, try taking few still photos from your drone.
If you don't like the low resolution camera that comes with the Syma X5C then attach a high definition micro camera of your choice. I prefer the 808 key chain camera #16. It performs equally as well. Flight time is reduced only marginally. Superb performance and controlled flight inside your house, or outside during calm weather.
An excellent product at a reasonable price. I have played with this quadcopter for several days and it flies well and the video is good and I can easily recommend this for people new to this hobby. It is clear that if you become enamored of this hobby you will end up wanting something with real time video and perhaps a heavier duty copter but for starting out the syma x5c is a good starting unit
The Syma S107 is so easy to control that on my first flight I had it tour my whole apartment, zooming in and out of closets and never touching an obstacle until I deliberately landed it. If you've never flown a good RC heli before, you might need to practice a bit. It might be your second or third flight before you get that good. But With this helicopter it is totaly possible!
Endless hours of fun! You get a solid five minutes of flight time and only 15 minutes of charging time. Definitely a good purchase and well invested money. The S107 is just the best little heli out there in my opinion. Lots of fun and almost indestructable. The best part is that it is the most solid flight control that I have experienced.