Looking for the best drone with a camera? Well, you have come to the right place. One of the main reasons I enjoy flying drones is because of their cameras, drones with high-quality cameras allow you to do many things. One of the main reasons people purchase these drones is because it allows you to see and experience the world from above which is always exciting.

It was actually quite tough to come up with this list because as the world of drones continues to grow, so does the quality of the camera. A few years ago, it would have been quite easy to come with this list of the best drones with a camera but with so many high-quality camera drones on the market, it was difficult to choose which drones to include and which ones to leave out.

As you would expect, the list is dominated by DJI, which is the leading consumer drone company in the world, not only do they make gorgeous looking drones, they are also highly sophisticated and a joy to fly.

You can do a lot more than just take videos and photos with these drones if you are an amateur surveyor who enjoys creating aerial maps, many of these drones are suitable for photogrammetry, with the use of special photogrammetry software, you can turn the image data into different types maps and 3D models. These digital assets are used in many industries like construction, mining, agriculture and environmental monitoring.

Also remember, these drones will need to be registered wherever you live and if you plan on using them for commercial reasons, you need to be certified. For more information, click here for UK drone laws or if you live in the USA, click here for information on US drone laws.

Something else, I want to mention and is drone insurance, according to the the FAA, you do not need drone insurance, it doesn’t matter if you are flying for fun or for commercial reasons. However, as all the drones on this list are expensive I would advise you to purchase at least hull insurance to protect your drone. If it’s a DJI drone, you can get full protection through their Refresh Care policy or search around and purchase a suitable policy for your drone.

If you are flying for commercial reasons, you should definitely purchase drone liability insuarcne, to protect your business from third party claims, there are many insurance companies specialiing in drone insuarcne like Skywatch.ai, droneinsurance.com and bwifly.com

Its a little different in the UK, althought the laws for flying drones are kind of fluid at the moment, if you fly drones for commercial purposes, you will need drone liability insurance. However, there is no need to purchase drone insurance if you plan on flying for recreational purposes.

10 Best Camera Drones

DJI Inspire 2 – With The ZenMuse X7 Camera

Key Features

  • CineCore 2.1 Imaging System
  • Super 35 Sensor
  • 6k/30fps CinemaDNG/5.2K/30fps Apple ProRes
  • D-LOG & D-GAMUT colour modes
  • DL-Mount
  • 24MP Stills
  • DNG, DNG+JPEG 
  • Obstacle avoidance system
  • 27 Minute flight time
  • 14 Points of dynamic range

#2. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Key Features

  • Hasselblad Camera
  • 20mp 1” CMOS sensor 
  • 10 bit-HDR Video 
  • Records videos in 4k@30fps & 2.7k@60fps
  • Hyperlight technology captures image detail in low light
  • 10 bit-Dlog colour profile
  • Adjustable Aperture
  • Uses HNCS Colour technology
  • Obstacle avoidance technology
  • 31 minutes of flight time

#3. DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2

Key Features

  • 4k@60fps
  • 20mp 1-inch CMOS sensor
  • HDR Support
  • D-log colour profile
  • 100Mbps
  • Mechanical shutter
  • OcuSync 2.0 (Superior image transmission)
  • Mechanical shutter
  • 5-way obstacle sensing system
  • 5 Intelligent flight modes
  • 30 Minutes flight time

#4. Autel Evo 2 Pro

Key Features

  • 1-inch CMOS Sensor
  • 20MP images
  • 6k@30fps. 4k@60fps, 2.7k@120fps
  • Adjustable aperture
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • 120Mbps
  • HDR Videos
  • Hyperlight support
  • Lossless zoom technology
  • Obstacle avoidance technology
  • 40 minutes of flight time
  • 9km range

#5. DJI Air 2S

Key Features

  • 1-inch CMOS Sensor
  • 20MP images
  • 5.2k@30fps, 4k@60fps, 2.7k@60fps
  • Record cinematic videos with Mastershots
  • F/2.8 Aperture
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • 150Mbps
  • HDR Videos
  • 10-Bit Dlog colour profile
  • 8* zoom technology
  • Obstacle avoidance technology
  • 31 minutes of flight time
  • 12km range

#6. DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

Key Features

  • 1/2.3-inch CMOS Sensor
  • 12MP images
  • 48MP Panorama photography
  • 4k@30fps, 2.7k@60fps, 1080p@120fps
  • JPEG & RAW
  • F/2.8 Aperture
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • 100Mbps
  • D-Cinelike colour profile
  • 4* optical zoom technology
  • Obstacle avoidance technology
  • 31 minutes of flight time
  • 10km range

#7. Autel Evo 2

Key Features

  • 1/2-inch CMOS Sensor
  • 48MP images
  • 8k@25fps, 6k@30fps, 4k@60fps, 2.7k@120fps
  • JPEG & RAW
  • F/1.8 Aperture
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • 10-Bit colour profile
  • 120Mbps
  • Hyperlight technology
  • 8* zoom technology (4*lossless)
  • Obstacle avoidance technology
  • 40 minutes of flight time
  • 9km range

#8. Yuneec Typhoon H Plus

Key Features

  • 1-inch CMOS Sensor
  • 20MP images
  • 4k@60fps, 2.7k@60fps, 1080p@120fps
  • JPEG & RAW
  • F/2.8 Aperture
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • Obstacle avoidance technology
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • 25minutes of flight time
  • 1.6km range

#9. DJI Mavic Pro

Key Features

  • 1/2,3-inch CMOS Sensor
  • 12MP images
  • 4k@30fps, 2.7k@30fps, 1080p@60fps
  • JPEG & RAW
  • 60Mbps
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • Obstacle avoidance technology
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • 27 minutes of flight time
  • 7km range

#10. Parrot Anafi

Key Features

  • 1/2.4-inch CMOS Sensor
  • 21MP images
  • 4k@30fps,1080p@60fps
  • Digital Zoom
  • JPEG & RAW
  • 100Mbps
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Auto exposure bracketing
  • HDR Videos
  • Intelligent flight modes
  • 25 minutes of flight time
  • 4km range
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