To all drone enthusiasts who can’t keep their hands of these mini flight gadgets, the year is set to reward your consistent love with a number of drones this year.

Here we’ll look at the top 5 photography drones that you might want to have this year. Worth noting is the fact that the drones listed here are in fact the bestselling ones in the photography category, so you’re guaranteed a great experience AND community support.

We at RC Drone Arena like to keep our readers in the loop with bestselling lists every now and then. Here are some other lists you may want to check out:

While most other lists we’ve published have to do with inexpensive beginner RC drones, this one here is for people who’ve flown drones in the past and are looking for an upgrade… mainly for better aerial photo and videography.

Let’s get started!

#5 Parrot Bebop RC Drone

  • FPV: Yes
  • Battery: 1600mAh 11.1V
  • Price: $ 749.99 (Free shipping)


If you love a great piloting experience, then this amazing photo drone offers you such. Built with a 3-axis gyro stability system, 14 mega-pixel full HD camera and GPS system, the Parrot Bebop RC drone seems to have all it takes to give any flyer a great time.

Built-in GPS makes flight control possible during high altitude flights and for automatic return home functions. Shipment of this drone is however restricted as it can be shipped only within continental United States via Amazon.

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#4 Yuneec Typhoon Series RC Drones

top 5 photography drones
  • FPV: Yes
  • Battery: 11V 6000mAh
  • Price: $850

Typhoon G // Q500+ // …more variants here

This drone which is designed for effective aerial photo and video can capture up to 1080p to 4K video modes. It also has handheld SteadyGrip which can be used for video footage capture as well as a 3-axis precision gimbal camera.

Other features include CGO Steady grip, ST10+ ground station, set of propellers and a pair of batteries. If you love selfie videos, or drone effects then this drone is definitely the one to look out for.

#3 DJI Phantom 3 Series RC Drones

top 5 photography drones
  • FPV: Yes
  • Battery: 2 Lithium Ion batteries
  • Price: $495-$1829

All lovers of aerial photography will love and probably already know enough about the DJI Phantom 3 series of RC drones.

Without prior experience, flying is still possible on the Phantom 3 series drones. They’re shipped in RTF kits and have GPS that assists flights. Live photos and videos from the sky are also possible with this drone thanks to FPV.

Needless to say, DJI Phantom 3 series is one of the most popular in the photography drones niche.

#2 AirDog Auto-Follow RC Drone:

top 5 photography drones
  • FPV: Yes
  • Battery: 14.8V 5600mAh
  • Price: $1599.00


This drone which won the CES award for 2015 gives all users the thrill of enjoying sporting activities with its “follow-me” features which it does automatically. You can also capture yourself whilst sporting or carrying out any activity you want captured. It also comes with various flight modes that give you the best of sport captures shots and video captures.

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#1 3DR Solo RC Drone

top 5 photography drones
  • FPV: Yes
  • Battery: 14.8V LiPo Batteries
  • Price: $799.00


This drone which is equipped with push-button commands makes camera and copter maneuvering easy. You also will be able to take off or pause your flight while in midair. All of these happen at the touch of a button. It is also equipped with a HDMI port which enables connectivity to any screen of your choice.

Top 5 Photography Drones: Conclusion

While there are a tonne load of other drones that can take photos and videos for you, these are the top 5 photography drones voted for the consumers, by the consumers.

Of course, there are going to be a few more launches later this year. DJI is set to announce the Phantom 4 RC drone, whereas Chinese company Xiaomi is said to be in the works of launching one of its own.

Whatever it be, the coming months are going to be full of excitement for drone enthusiasts!