The best drones with cameras in the UK – Mashable

Drone photography is the ultimate flex for hobbyists and professionals alike.
Aerial shots were a headache when drones first burst onto the scene, with users needing to combine photography prowess with the thumb dexterity of video gamers. Now, manufacturers have released camera drones that everyone can master.
There are many factors to consider when shopping for a drone, but image quality should be high on your list of priorities. Drones are great for a number of reasons, but you really aren’t getting the most out of your purchase if it isn’t packing a decent camera. Fortunately, there are loads of great devices out there with the potential to capture some amazing images.
We have searched high and low for the very best drones with cameras, and highlighted a small selection of devices that you should check out. We always recommend doing plenty of your own research before investing in a drone, but this should be a great place to start. We have lined up top drones from leading brands like DJI, Parrot, Yuneec, and more.
These are the best drones with cameras in 2021.
To get the highest quality photos and videos, you usually have to sacrifice portability. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro can be carried in a backpack and produce stunning images, though. It’s no wonder this drone is consistently ranked as one of the best.
DJI released the Mavic 2 Pro alongside the Mavic 2 Zoom. The Pro produces better image quality, with more megapixels and a wider ISO range, but the Zoom will save you some money and has a three times the optical zoom.
If you get nervous flying £1,000 worth of technology around like a toy helicopter, there are a few features made for you. The drone is equipped with 10 sensors to detect obstacles at every angle. There’s also Advanced Pilot Assistance mode, meaning the drone will swerve around obstacles automatically. 
Just don’t hand the controller off to any beginners. 
Drones don’t usually zoom. Propellers can get a drone close to the subject, and many aerial photographers and videographers zoom in during the editing process. 
The zooming feature on the Parrot Anafi is handy for livestreams and wildlife videography as it helps you get close videos of animals (the quiet propellers also help).
The Parrot Anafi doesn’t have the range of pricier drones, but it still stretches pretty far. It has all the popular features of a selfie drone, like follow-me mode. It is lacking one major piece though — collision avoidance. Usually, drones will have an autopilot-like setting to zip around trees and other obstacles. If you have the confidence to fly this drone, try it out.
We thought the Spark was a selfie drone, due to its size. Surprisingly, it can do a lot more, and yes, it will radically improve your selfie game. You can control the spark with hand gestures to take the perfect, remote-free selfie and then cue it to land in the palm of your hand.
Amazon reviewers suggest buying the remote instead of relying on your smartphone to control it. The Fly More package includes the remote, extra batteries, extra propellers, and a carrying bag. It does, however, almost double the price.
This two-year-old model will definitely impress your friends, but it’s not quite professional quality. If you want to make some money with a drone, you better upgrade. For Instagram-worthy content and mouth-watering aerials, this more than does the trick. 
This drone by Yuneec was made to see the world. It’s about the size of a cereal bar and probably looks more like a pocket knife than a 4k-capable camera. 
The range is not great, but it is par for the price. Other specs make up for the compact range. The drone can fly at a speed of 44.7mph, though you may get bumps in your videos at that speed. It’s also incredibly lightweight.
The Mantis Q, like most of the mid-range drones, is equipped to handle your travel selfies. Voice control makes it easy to snap a portrait, but it’s not going to work from long distances. Other cool modes for travel are the point-of-interest setting, where the device circles a location, and the journey mode, meaning the drone will fly up to a point and return for a smooth shot. 
The DJI Mavic Mini is seriously good. It weighs a bit more than the average smartphone, but it has the capabilities of larger models.
This tiny drone can withstand up to 30 minutes of air time, a stretch for even professional-grade drones. Features are aimed at beginners, with settings like QuickShot that give Instagram-worthy images in seconds.
Advanced users may get frustrated at the lack of custom controls and the somewhat-average photo quality, but for a portable beginner model, it is impressive. 
The SIMREX X300C is designed for total beginners looking to try a drone out before committing to one of the more advanced models on the market.
This mini drone comes with FPV and other advanced features, which is surprising given the price. The Simrex X300C Pro drone can fly for longer than most other basic entry-level drones, and you can capture great overhead shots with the 1080p camera.
The drone is designed with propeller protection rings, which block the aircraft from being damaged to a certain extent. It does still feel a little flimsy, so you’ll have to take it slow and steady to begin with.