Best Pocket Drone with HD Camera

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MAIN FEATURES

  • FPV CAMERA:REAL TIME Video Camera (0.3MP), which provides you FIRST PERSON VIEW, is able to take aerial videos and photos horizontally with the smartphone device (both IOS and Android systems are ok). Images and videos will be shown in both app and mobile album system.
  • MOBILE/APP CONTROL:Control the drone with the APP in a smartphone. And multiple functions can be activated.
  • ONE KEY TAKE OFF/LANDING:When get started, the drone would fly to a preset altitude. And during the flying, the altitude is adjustable which makes the drone easy to control, especially for beginners who are not skilled yet.
  • LIGHTING SYSTEM:Equipped with LED Navigation lights for night flights.

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The JJRC quadcopter is pretty awesome. Yes, it flies using the app on your cell phone (once downloaded and installed) and I prefer using a transmitter, but for what you get with portability and easy setup and operation, it’s worth the trade-off to use and fly this quadcopter when you need it.

I won’t say this is my daily go to quadcopter, but it has its time and place like everything else. This folds up and is very light weight and makes it very easy to shove in a pocket or bag and carry with you when you leave the house or are going somewhere. This comes with a velvet carrying bag with a drawstring to carry this around with and store all the parts that come with it, which include 4 extra props and the battery charger.

The camera looks to be a 0.3 MP camera capable of shooting 720p. Not the greatest, but still holds detail and isn’t grainy looking and some people can’t tell the difference between 720p and 1080p anyway. The attached video has some video in from the drone camera in it.

This has three speeds at 30, 60 and 100% and with this being so lightweight, you need to be at 100% if there is any wind out in order to control this and fight the wind. The altitude hold on this (without GPS) is spot on and holds very well. It may float side to side but holds the altitude. The yaw and pitch on this are also pretty good and reactive and actually has some pretty good range on it for a WIFI drone.

You connect your phone to the drone WIFI, start the app and connect the app to the drone and away you go. The controls take a little getting used to and if you play games on your phone, should be no problem for you at all.

This does have one touch, takeoff and landing and will also autoland when the battery gets too low, so it doesn’t fall out of the sky and crash, nice feature. This also can be flown using the gyros on your phone and you can fly this by tilting your phone side to side and forwards and backward instead of using the on-screen controls.

This also has a 360 button on it to allow you to do flips. It’s not great at flipping but it does work, but it loses a lot of altitude, so you need to be up high enough not to crash it into the ground when you do it. It’s a selfie drone and not a sport drone, so I wouldn’t expect much in flips.

The lights on this (front white and back red) are very bright and easy to see and make this great for flying at nighttime as well.

Overall, nice portable and foldable quadcopter that takes decent pictures and videos (you’re not making a movie here) and flies pretty decently.

No Fly away tip: Turn off your mobile data on your phone/tablet and go into your settings and tell it to forget any WIFI connection you may have in the area you are flying this at the time. You do not want the WIFI to drop the connection to the drone and connect to another WIFI while you are flying this or you will lose connection to the drone and may get a fly away drone and possible lose it forever.

Click to check the current prices: JJRC Foldable WIFI FPV Drone

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