The 10 Best Spy Drones
This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in March of 2019. Whether you're trying to explore your neighborhood, film an indie movie, or find your missing dog, these spy drones can reveal a whole new world. Each comes equipped with a camera that you can control via a remote or your smartphone, allowing you to see and record everything the machine sees. Just make sure you follow all applicable laws whenever you fly. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best spy drone on Amazon.
April 01, 2019:
The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ sticks out a bit on this list due to its hefty price tag, but we felt it was worth inclusion, as not everyone is shopping for a model exclusively for personal use. Don't buy it unless you're committed to pouring money into it, though, because it can still run up some large bills even after you've gotten past the initial purchase price.
The Potensic FPV is at the other end of the budget spectrum. Don't expect performance that will rival that of the Phanton 2 Vision+, but don't be surprised if the difference isn't as stark as you might think, either.
The selections in our top three spots are all very closely grouped, so you can't go wrong with any of them. We put the DBPower U818G above the other two largely due to price, as it's a good all-around model that still manages to be on the cheaper end of the market.