Updated April 04, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Spy Drones

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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.

10. DeerC HS110D

9. DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

8. Force1 U49W

7. Potensic FPV

6. Altair Aerial AA108

5. Holy Stone F181C

4. Spacekey DC-014

3. Teeggi MJX Bugs

2. Holy Stone HS120D

1. DBPower DP818A

Editor's Notes

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.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on April 04, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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