Best GoPro Drones of 2018

Before long everyone will own a camera drone. Holiday snaps and photo albums will never be the same again. Now we can all record life’s precious moments in remarkable detail with HD aerial video. Not all cameras are equal though. With a GoPro action camera, you can ensure that you get beautiful shots every time.

NameGoPro CameraCompatible GimbalRatingPrice
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TOPPICK

3DR Solo Camera Drone Bundle

HERO3 & HERO43-axis gimbal

4.4



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BESTVALUE

DJI Phantom 2 GoPro Quadcopter

HERO3/3+ Black EditionZenmuse 3-axis gimbal

4.3



budget-RC Cars
BUDGET

Altair Aerial Blackhawk GoPro Drone

HERO3 & HERO4N/A

4.8



The table below lists my GoPro-friendly drones in the order they appear in this guide.

Drone Make and ModelGoPro CameraCompatible Gimbal Price Check
Altair Aerial BlackhawkHERO3 & HERO4N/A
Ionic Stratus QuadcopterGoPro HERO4Rubber mounted stabilizer
Traxxas Aton Plus QuadcopterHERO3 & HERO42-axis gimbal
DJI Phantom 2 QuadcopterHERO3/3+ Black EditionZenmuse 3-axis gimbal
3DR Solo Camera DroneHERO3 & HERO43-axis gimbal
GoPro Karma w/ CameraHERO6 BlackKarma gimbal

The opening paragraphs for these reviews focus on the drone’s best features. The second part looks more at their camera capability and then the crafts flying potential. The tables at the end pull the best bits together so that you can see all the highlights at a glance.

Altair Aerial Blackhawk GoPro Drone

Altair Aerial Blackhawk GoPro Drone

The Pros

  • Nice design, affordable
  • User-friendly craft for more experienced pilots
  • +7 more

The Cons

  • No charging time specified
  • Not compatible for GoPro5 and above
  • +1 more

4.8

Ionic Stratus GoPro S900R Quadcopter

Ionic Stratus GoPro S900R Quadcopter

The Pros

  • Holds action camera
  • Cool design
  • +5 more

The Cons

  • No gimbal
  • Have to remove GoPro from its case
  • +1 more

4.1

Traxxas Aton Plus GoPro Quadcopter

Traxxas Aton Plus GoPro Quadcopter

The Pros

  • Includes GoPro mount. Other action camera mounts available
  • Fast and stable flyer, great fun and easy to fly
  • +8 more

The Cons

  • Doesn’t include camera
  • Toy-like look and feel

4.7

DJI Phantom 2 GoPro Quadcopter

DJI Phantom 2 GoPro Quadcopter

The Pros

  • Classic DJI design
  • Lightweight and portable
  • +8 more

The Cons

  • Restricted GoPro compatibility
  • Cannot use GoPro WiFi when attached to drone
  • +1 more

4.3

3DR Solo CameraDrone Bundle

3DR Solo CameraDrone Bundle

The Pros

  • Smart industrial design.
  • Decent flight time
  • +5 more

The Cons

  • Some reports of spotty GPS connection
  • Battery compartment is difficult to access

4.4

GoPro Karma + HERO6 Black

GoPro Karma + HERO6 Black

The Pros

  • Foldable, portable quad
  • Nice design, well-made
  • +7 more

The Cons

  • High price tag
  • Average flight time
  • +1 more

4.2

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