Best Drones For Action Cameras

Best Drones For Action Cameras

Flying drones has become a widespread hobby and is now being accepted into business applications as well. But just flying drones is not enough – having the ability to record videos or take pictures from where the drone is flying is simply amazing!

This is why most drones incorporate a camera into their system, which is either built-in or changeable. Some drones also just provide the option for a gimbal and users can mount their own action cameras on it.

While the drones that come with cameras have great recording features, sometimes users just want to use their own camera that has the perfect settings they need, or has better stabilization and recording. The reason could be anything, but using an action camera to record aerial videos and take picture is a great way to capture different angles and perfect shots. You could use a drone with GoPro cameras or other action cameras, there are many options in the market.

Most action cameras these days are also designed in such a way that they can easily be mounted on drones and quadcopters. Thus, they are light, compact and easy to handle. Here are some of the best action cameras to use with a drone!

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Drone Features

Body Size: 

10 in. tall (25 cm), 18 in. (46 cm) motor-to-motor

Battery Flight Time: 

up to 25 minutes

Range: 

8 km

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

1.5 hours

Weight (KG): 

1.50

3D Robotics (3DR) is releasing their most advanced consumer drone till date called the 3DR Solo drone and it is being touted as one of the best in the market right now.

Unlike the other quadcopters and drones available in the market, the Solo is equipped to directly stream video from a GoPro camera (Hero3+ and up) to your smartphone or tablet due to its new 3-axis Solo gimbal.

The drone can fly for about 20 minutes when using a camera and gimbal, while it can go around 25 minutes without them. It is equipped with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor inside the drone along with...

Cheerson CX-20

$329.99

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Romote Control 1 x Balance Charger 4 x Propeller 1 x Li-po Battery 2 x Aircraft Support 1 x Camera Support

Body Size: 

30 x 30 x 20 cm

Battery Flight Time: 

12 mins

Range: 

300 meters

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

2 hours

Cheerson’s CX-20 Auto Pathfinder is one of the best in its range and is a next generation Quadcopter. It features a GPS that is capable of reading from up to 12 satellites, an electronic compass and altitude sensors, making it an ultimate drone to fly and also gives it the ability to hover on one spot.

Its unique altitude lock feature sustains a steady height, letting you capture amazing panning shots without having to worry about monitoring the height.

With a single touch, the drone will also fly straight back to the point it started and gently descend. This is great for...

Drone Features

Body Size: 

251mmx251mmx224mm

Battery Flight Time: 

Approximately 15 minutes

Range: 

1000m

Remote Frequency: 

8 Channel 2.4G / 5.8G

Weight (KG): 

0.80

The Flying3D X8 quadcopter is the latest in Flight Control with GPS and FPV control system. It is equipped with a brushless gimbal that provides a stable flight for aerial video footage and photography. It also has a 1000m control and FPV transmission distance.

Using a high capacity lithium polymer battery, it is supposed to have a flight tome of about 15min on one complete charge cycle. Its low voltage protection and automatic landing features both help in increasing the service life of the battery.

It has a self-course reversal feature that allows it to hover when losing...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

1 * 2.4G Transmitter (mode 1 / mode 2) 1 * HD Camera 4 * Pair of Propellers 1 * 7.4V 2000mAh Lipo Battery 2 * Pair of Propeller Caps 4 * Propeller Protection Frame 1 * Landing Skid Set 1 * Balance Charger 1 * Screwdriver Set 1 * English Manual

Body Size: 

502 x 502 x 191 mm

Battery Flight Time: 

7 minutes

Range: 

100 meters

Remote Frequency: 

2.4 GHz

Battery Charge Time: 

200 minutes

The Syma X8G RC Quadcopter is an easy to fly aerial machine built for beginners as well as advanced fliers. Its smooth maneuvering and easy to use flying technique allow fliers to execute amazing stunts and learn how to fly a drone without any problems!

The drone can be flown indoors and outdoors and is even wind-resistant for unaltered flight when outside. It is simple to assemble and in just a few quick steps, it’s ready to fly right out of the box. Made with ABS material, it is also easy to maintain and doesn’t require too many changes and alterations.

Syma X8G RC...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

transmitter, landing gear, 2 propeller sets and a smart charger

Body Size: 

14 x 10 x 20 inches

Battery Flight Time: 

22 to 28 minutes

Remote Frequency: 

2.4GHz

Weight (KG): 

4.00

The DJI Phantom 2 is a ready-to-fly (RTF) quadcopter that is equipped with a 5200 mAh battery and has a flight time of about 22 to 28 minutes. It comes with a transmitter, landing gear, 2 propeller sets and a smart charger.

You can use a Gopro camera with this drone by simply attaching a gimbal or compatible mount and take amazing photos and videos.

The included transmitter is a 6-channel, 2.4GHz, which is pre-bound to the quadcopter and it has operational range extending till 3,280' line-of-sight. The drone is equipped with a Naza-M V2 flight control system that uses GPS-...

Drone Features

Accessories In Box: 

Walkera Devo 10 transmitter RX703 Receiver G-2D camera gimbal battery charger

Body Size: 

21.5 x 4.6 x 14 inch

Battery Flight Time: 

about 20 minutes

Range: 

2 km / 1.24 miles

Motor Type: 

Brushless motor

The Walkera QR X350 Pro drone is about 11.5 inches and can be flown indoors as well as outdoors. It is a ready-to-fly, unmanned, quadcopter that has great calibration.

It has LED lights on the back (red LED lights) and front (silver LED lights) that provide easy flying in low lights and they also blink to indicate general status messages or to indicate how good your GPS reception is.

It is considered one of the fastest and most agile enthusiast-level drones, and features a gyro system that keeps the quadcopter stable and steady. The QR X350 Pro has a flight time of about 20...

Drone Features

Body Size: 

23.6 x 21.6 x 7.9 inches

Range: 

1 km

Remote Frequency: 

5.8 Ghz

Motor Type: 

590 KV specially treated brushless

The Swellpro Splash Drone A uto is a rugged, great quality, waterproof quadcopter that has been designed to take pictures and videos above water as well as underwater. It doesn’t come with a built in camera so all you need do is mount a GoPro or similar action camera and start flying!

It uses the world’s first waterproof gimbal for drones and fits GoPro Hero3/3+/4 as well as the SwellPro ZERO camera. The 2-axis gimbal along with the camera to provide stabilized footage that isn’t shaky in any condition. The drone uses a 4S 14.8V 5200mAh LiPo battery and an all in one smart balance...

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Arshiya

I am a freelance writer who is always on the hunt for cool new gadgets and products on the internet. With never ending love for animals and a new found interest in drones, I enjoy writing about all things Apple, quadcopters and the newest tech accessories.