Looking for a review on the best drone with high def camera for sale in 2017? Then you’ve come to the right place.
I listed my favorites mostly by price, so you can find the best drone in your price range. The cheaper ones are at the bottom of the page.
I recommend looking at their other features and not just the camera. Some of these products have some seriously impressive technology built into them.
If you find one you like, check out my refurbished drones page as well to see if you can save some money!
DJI Mavic Pro: Recommended
The DJI Mavic Pro is an awesome drone with high def camera. It comes with 4k camera that shoots cinematic 4k and takes 12.35 megapixel stills.
There are other drones on the market that have strong cameras as well, but it is the other features of the Mavic that separate it from the competition.
Its foldable design makes it easy to transport and easily fit into a backpack. With a max speed of 40 miles per hour and a transmitter range of 4.3 miles you can see why this quadcopter is at the top of our list.
Another awesome thing about the DJI Mavic is the controller. It reminds we of something from a gaming console. It is super small and is easy to attach a smart phone. The Mavic has two sonar sensors that make it hover in place like a dream!back to menu ↑
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro is another one of the best drones with high def cameras. It is the most popular DJI Drone right now for good reasons. It has a flight time of around 30 minutes and a max range of 7000 meters, or about 4.3 miles.
The phantom 4 pro has many awesome flight modes like orbit and selfie you can use to take some awesome shots that will leave your friends wondering how in the world you took them. This drone is packed with technology.
It has obstacle avoidance that can be enabled, which is really nice, especially if you’re letting a beginner fly your quadcopter. It comes with a nice DJI carrying case and 16GB memory card, so it will be ready to fly out of the box!
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Autel Robotics X-Star Premium
The X-Star by Autel Robotics is one of the best DJI alternatives. You can always stop the X Star from a mile away with its bright orange color (note: it also comes in white). Its high definition camera shoots great photos and 4k HD video.
It does have a shorter controllable range (1.2 miles) than the DJI Drones above, however it is still a great quadcopter with great customer reviews.
It has built in dual GPS/GLONASS, outdoor navigation, and a Starpoint Positioning system. The Controller also has a built in LCD display and one touch action buttons.
It also comes with a premium hard case that is great for storage and travel, a 64GB micro SD card, rechargeable battery, 1 hour fast charger, and many other spare parts.back to menu ↑
The GoPro Karma is more than just a drone, it’s a “all in one life capturing solution.” The gimbal is detachable, so you can connect the camera to the handgrip that comes with karma to get some awesome hand held shots as well.
The Karma is designed to take with you anywhere you go, so it comes with a very nice carrying case backpack. It has 4 great flight modes, including, dronie mode, reveal, cable camera, and orbit. So you’re probably wondering why isn’t this the top drone with high def camera?
Well, it doesn’t have vision and obstacle avoidance sensors like many of the quadcopters we ranked above it. For those who already have a GoPro camera, you can just buy it without the camera and get more drone for the money and just use a camera you are already familiar with.back to menu ↑
DJI Phantom 3 Professional
The Phantom 3 Professional by DJI is a time tested and definitely should be considered when talking about the best drone with high def camera for sale in 2017.
It is a little less expensive than most the other copters on this list because it is an older model. But don’t that that deter you, it still has a 4k high def camera, a long flight range, and an estimated flight time of 23 minutes.
If you read reviews on this drone you’ll see why we included it on our list. It has most the awesome intelligent flight modes we’ve all grown to love from DJI. Check out the link below to ready more about this drone and all the buying options.back to menu ↑
When it comes to drones with hd cameras, the Typhoon by Yuneec is worth mentioning. Unlike the other drones on this list, it is a hexacopter, meaning it has 6 propellers. It comes ready to fly out of the box. It is equipped with a 4k camera that can record ultra high definition video and 12 megapixel photos. It has many excellent features, including built in collision avoidance.
It is a compact drone that is easy to break down and easy folds down for transportation. If price isn’t a factor for you, and you are just looking for a top of the line drone, take a good look at the Typhoon.
You’ll enjoy many built in features that make this hexacopter easy to fly, including 8 intelligent flight modes, a built-in GPS, and auto takeoff/landing.back to menu ↑
Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter
The Q500 is one of the best high definition camera drones. It comes ready to fly video that streams 1080P 60FPS video and takes 12 megapixel stills.
Records videos with an immersive 130 degree field of view. A live feed from the quadcopters ST10 personal ground station gives you the perfect view of what the camera is framing.
Comes standard with 2 advanced batteries that last up to 25 minutes each. If you’re a Yuneec fan, then this would be a good option for you, however, in my opinion the other drones above give you a little more for the money
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DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone
The Phantom 3 Standard Drone with high definition camera proves you can still get an awesome drone for around $400. It comes equipped with a camera capable of taking 2.7k HD video and 12 megapixel photos. It has a flight time of up to 25 minutes and an operating range of just under 3 miles.
If you’re looking for a good reliable quadcopter that is time tested, the phantom 3 is a good choice for you. It still has many intelligent flight modes, it just doesn’t have as strong of a camera compared to many of the other top drones on this list. If you’re on a budget, then give this one a good look, it will not disappoint.back to menu ↑
Holy Stone HS 400 Drone
This is another cool looking and quality high def camera drone that costs around $200. It comes with an adjustable first person view (FPV) 720P HD camera. It also has many useful features, including automatic altitude hold, headless mode, speed control, and more. It also comes with 4 extra propellers, propeller guards, and Screws.
It has headless mode, so it is a good drone for beginners with an hd camera. It has a control range of 150 meters, which is significantly less than the other products on our list, but for beginners the reduced range really isn’t a big deal, as they are just learning how to fly! This is a good copter for those looking to get better at or want to learn how to fly.back to menu ↑
Holy Stone F181 Quadcopter
For around $100 the F181 delivers 1280 x 720 HD picture and video and 30 frames per second. It is a popular drone and haves a lot of cool features including headless mode, which orients the drone to the direction the controller is facing, making it easier to fly for beginners or kids.It is a very popular drone because it does have a high def camera and it’s very durable.
If you’re looking for a cheap drone with high def camera, this a great quadcopter for enthusiasts of all levels. It has a 50 to 100 meter operating range, headless mode, and altitude hold. All these features combined with a flight time of abound 8 minutes, this drone is a steal considering it’s only around 100 bucks.