Best Camera Drones for Kids in 2022

With new drones popping up left and right seemingly every week, it can be tricky to decide which drone is best for you and your child. Not to worry, if you’re looking for a drone for your kid to fly, we’ve simplified your choices with this handy buying guide to help you make an informed decision that is right for you and the kids.

Things to Consider

Flight Time

As with any other battery operated device, battery life or in this case flight time, is a huge factor in your purchase decision. Flight time is dictated by two things; the size of the drone’s battery and the drone’s energy efficiency.

Generally speaking, smaller drones feature small batteries and thus less flight time. Whilst beginner drones like the Tello or DJI Mini SE won’t provide the prolonged flight time of a larger drone like the flagship DJI Mavic 3, smaller drones like the popular DJI Mini SE can provide up to 30 minutes of flight time.

Camera Performance

Camera performance is a critically important factor in choosing a drone and can have a massive impact on the content you can capture and create on your drone. Generally speaking, larger sensors equal better cameras that produce higher resolution videos and more detailed images.

For a kid-friendly camera, we suggest looking at drones that produce HD video as a bare minimum. Luckily, all of DJI’s drones offer at least HD video, and often even better!

Read More: Everything DJI Mini SE

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Safety Features

The more safety features a drone has, the less likely is it to crash or damage its surrounding environment. Key drone safety features include obstacle avoidance sensors and wind resistance. When it comes to obstacle avoidance, you can never have too many sensors, in fact, the more the better. And when considering wind resistance, the higher the level of resistance, the more a drone can sustain high-speed winds.

Ease of Use

Drones are complex pieces of technology and more often than not, kids prefer to keep things simple. Luckily, DJI drones are designed with ease of use in mind. The DJI Fly app features a user-friendly interface designed to make flight and camera controls for all pilots, no matter their experience level.

Factors including setup and pack-up time, available accessories, and accessibility settings should also be considered when picking a kid-friendly drone.

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Perfect for Little Ones

Designed to help young pilots get into flying, the DJI Tello is a compact drone solution that’s suitable for kids of all ages. The Tello is small and lightweight and can be set up to fly in seconds.

The best part? The Tello doesn’t require a remote controller like other drones! Simply launch the Tello app on a compatible smartphone and you’re ready to go. Prefer to fly with the tactile feel of a physical remote controller? The GameSir T1d controller is an optional extra that pairs seamlessly with the Tello.

Starting at just $169, the Tello drone is the perfect low-risk option to get your kid into flying.

Key Specs

Max Flight Time: 13 minutes | Max Range: 100 m | Max Speed: 28 KM/h

Safety Features: NA | Camera Performance: 720p video / 5MP photo

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  • Tello

Tello Drone | $169

Featuring a 5MP camera and 13 minutes of flight time, the Tello is an inexpensive way to get into flying, allowing you to fly with just your smartphone!

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  • Tello Ultimate Combo
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Tello Ultimate Combo | $269 was $334

Upgrade the Tello flight experience with the Tello Ultimate Combo which includes extra accessories like the fan-favourite DJI GameSir T1d Controller and more.

Includes: Tello drone, GameSir T1d Controller, 4 in 1 Battery Charger, Carrying Case, Tello Batteries (x2)

Read More: Tello: The Ultimate Kids Present

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The Perfect ‘Goldilocks’ Option For Most Kids

Bringing together the best parts of the revolutionary DJI Mavic Mini and the fan-favourite DJI Mini 2, the DJI Mini SE gives you the best of both worlds all at a reduced, customer-friendly price.

Providing a significant step up from the Tello drone, the Mini SE is a compact camera drone that is easy enough for kids to fly and can even be used for content creation with a 2.7K video camera.

Whilst it may not have the best flight range or fastest speed, the Mini SE’s flight performance is more than enough for most beginner pilots, providing a fun experience for kids and enough power under the hood in case mum or dad want to have a go.

Key Specs

Max Flight Time: 30 minutes | Max Range: 4 KM | Max Speed: 46 KM/h

Safety Features: Downward obstacle sensor, Level 5 wind resistance | Camera Performance: 2.7K video / 12 MP photo

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  • DJI Mini SE

DJI Mini SE | $459

The DJI Mini SE unit features everything you need to begin your piloting journey with easy-to-use controls, a fantastic 2.7K camera and innovative creative camera features.

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  • DJI Mini SE
  • Fly More Combo

DJI Mini SE Combo | $619

Get more out of your flight experience with the DJI Mini SE Combo, packed with essential drone accessories including two additional Intelligent Flight Batteries, a Two-Way Charging Hub and more!

Read More: DJI Mini 2 vs DJI Mini SE: What’s Different?

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DJI Mini 2

Best for Older Kids and Teenagers

Buying for an older kid who wants to experience the freedom of flight? Look no further than the DJI Mini 2, DJI’s flagship mini-sized drone. With the power of a full-sized pro-level drone packed into a smaller form factor, the DJI Mini 2 is a favourite for pilots around the world.

Featuring a 4K gimbal camera, the DJI Mini 2 produces high-quality videos and stunning 12MP stills. Plus, with a max flight range of 10 km, the Mini 2 can fly really, really far at speeds up to 57 KM/h.

With so much power, it's likely that a younger pilot won’t be pushing this drone to its limits, however, the Mini 2 is a great future-proof option, receiving regular support and updates from DJI. It’s also great if your kid has an interest in creating photos and videos, with easy-to-use intelligent flight features designed to take the hard work out of complex shots.

Key Specs

Max Flight Time: 31 minutes | Max Range: 10 KM | Max Speed: 57 KM/h

Safety Features: Downward obstacle sensor, Level 5 wind resistance | Camera Performance: 4K video / 12 MP photo

  • DJI Mini 2 drone | Shop today at D1 Store
  • DJI Mini 2

DJI Mini 2 | $749

Jump straight into flight with the DJI Mini 2! With its 4K camera, 31 minutes of flight time and advanced safety features, no other drone this size comes close to the stellar performance provided by the DJI Mini 2.

  • DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo | Shop now at D1 Store
  • DJI Mini 2
  • Fly More Combo

DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo | $949

Take your Mini 2 experience to the next level with the DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo, a bang for your buck that packages everything you need for a fun flight including extra batteries, a two-way charging hub, carrying bag and more!

Which Drone Should I Buy?

The drone you buy will largely depend on your kid’s age and their needs. If they’re just after something that’s fun to fly without all the frills, the DJI Tello is a great entry into the world of drones. While it doesn’t feature the most show-stopping specs, the Tello’s low price point and easy flight controls make it a low-risk option for most kids.

If you’re planning on sharing your drone with your kid, the Mini SE or Mini 2 are better options with better flight time, more advanced cameras and advanced features for your child to learn and develop with.

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