The 10 best camera drones in 2019

Drones equipped with GPS are becoming increasingly popular. Some even boast serious specs making them suitable for commercial use. Here are 11 of the finest GPS drones, in no particular order.

Drones equipped with GPS are becoming increasingly popular. Some even boast serious specs making them suitable for commercial use. Here are 11 of the finest GPS drones, in no particular order.

1. SwellPro Splash Drone 3 Auto

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What makes this drone so great is that it’s waterproof, so you can continue to drone away while it’s raining or explore a seascape a little more up-close. It also boasts an excellent camera, several flight modes, and an all-in-one first-person view controller. In short, it’s the ideal choice if you don’t want to fret about your drone getting wet.

2. Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon

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This is one of the top drones with GPS. Its impressive features and specs will have you on cloud nine. It boasts a transmission range of about 400 meters and an even more impressive flight time of 25 minutes. Its features include Follow Me, Home Mode, and Smart Mode, to mention only a few. Thanks to the ST10+, you can control the camera’s angle and direction. Now combine that with ultra-high resolution and you’ll be taking some of the best photos and videos.BOOST
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3. Hubsan H501S X4

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If you don’t have unlimited funds, this quadcopter is a good choice. It comes with a built-in high-definition camera and features including Automatic Return to Home, Low Power Protection, and Follow Me. Thanks to its six-axis gyro, you can also look forward to more stability. Its flight time of 20 minutes is pretty decent. Overall, this is a budget-friendly, lightweight option.

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4. Altair Aerial Outlaw

The Altair Aerial Outlaw is one of the best drones for beginners, as it can literally fly by itself when you take advantage of its GPS Flight Mode. That being said, more advanced drone enthusiasts will also find this drone enjoyable.

It comes with a built-in camera and a controller with an LCD screen and boasts a flight time of about 18 minutes. If range is important to you, you’ll be glad to know that the Outlaw has a 1000+ meter range and 500-meter video transmission. Though one con is that calibrating this drone is definitely not as fun as flying it.

5. Walkera Scout X4

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Cool tricks and sheer power are what makes this one of the top picks. In addition to boasting a GPS navigation system, you can look forward to playing around with features such as Hyper Intelligent Orientation Control Mode and Return to Home. It doesn’t come with a built-in camera, unlike most of the other GPS drones mentioned here, but it does offer G-3D gimbal stabilization for your GoPro.

Its flight range of more than 1000 metres and flight time of about 25 minutes mean that you’ll be taking this hybrid GPS drone on many adventures. Unfortunately it’s not one of the lightest drones, however, weighing about 15 pounds. So just make sure that you plan your adventures carefully.

6. DJI Mavic Pro

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The DJI Mavic Pro is a good choice for any beginner searching for a drone with GPS, although it might not be the cheapest. It offers many fabulous features and super specs, including Gesture Mode, Auto Land, and Return to Home.

One of the Mavic Pro’s most impressive features is unbelievable range thanks to OcuSync, a new transmission technology. Its flight time of almost 30 minutes is equally impressive.

If camera quality is important to you, then this is definitely a drone to consider. It comes with a built-in camera that can shoot 4K video. It also comes with a 16GB microSD card to make your life easier.BOOST
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7. DJI Spark

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If you like what DJI has to offer, you can also take a look at the DJI Spark. All things considered, it’s one of the best mini drones that boast a GPS navigation system.

Some of its features include TapFly, Quickshot, and an advanced Gesture mode. You’ll also be glad to know that it comes with a built-in camera and 16GB microSD card. Although it doesn’t offer the best battery life, 13 minutes is not too bad.

8. DJI Phantom 4

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The Phantom 4 is the gem of the DJI drone range. You can look forward to improved performance thanks to its GPS navigation technology that uses a dual compass module and dual inertial measurement units. The Phantom 4’s features, such as Auto Return to Home, Auto Takeoff, and Sport Mode, have been praised to the skies. In Sport Mode, the Phantom 4 can fly at speeds of 70 kilometer per hour with the help of satellite support and vision positioning. Some of its other features include a built-in camera that shoots 4K high-definition videos and a flight time of almost 30 minutes.  

9. DJI Phantom 4 Pro

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This is one of the finest GPS drones. In fact, it’s even suitable for professional filming and three-dimensional photogrammetry. It relies on both GLONASS and GPS to deliver greater accuracy. For example, thanks to its intelligent flight system, it’s aware of its most recent position. You can see exactly where it is on the map.

What’s more, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro includes some impressive technology, offering modes such as Beginner Mode, Terrain Follow Mode, Gesture Mode, and TapFly. Its camera system is also much better than that of the DJI Phantom 4.

10. Yuneec Typhoon H Pro with RealSense

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Although this is one of the more expensive GPS drones, it does boast some seriously super specs and a built-in camera. For starters, it offers over five autonomous flight modes and features such as Curve Cable Cam, Auto Return to Home, and Point of Interest.

Its obstacle avoidance is really excellent thanks to the use of Intel RealSense Technology, which can spot an obstacle and move around it while creating a 3D model of the surrounding area. This means that you can look forward to improved navigation.

The Typhoon H Pro’s flight time is about 20 minutes. Although it’s quite heavy like the Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon, it’s still a good choice for beginners. Thanks to its ST16 all-in-one controller, there’s no need to make use of your smartphone or tablet.

11. Autel X-Star Premium

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If you’re searching for a GPS drone that’s really simple to fly, the X-Star is a star choice. Thanks to its 4K camera and three-axis gimbal, you’ll be able to snap stellar shots and record ultra high-definition videos from afar. Another perk is its impressive flight time of more than 20 minutes. Overall, the X-Star Premium is a safe and stable choice. It even boasts unique SecureFly technology that assists it in getting home.