Action Drones. Take to the Sky.

Compact drones are light and can fold up and fit almost anywhere. Take one along on your next adventure and get a sweet shot from the air. Which 'action' drone does it best?

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Top Action Drones

How They Stack Up...
DJI
Air 2s
Autel
Evo Nano
DJI
Mini 3 Pro
DJI
Avata Pro
DJI
Autel
DJI
DJI
Release Date
April 2021 September 2021 May 2022 August 2022
What Makes it Special?
Significanly improved version of the Mavic Air 2 features a 1-inch camera sensor. Autel's Nano offers a sub 250g drone built by the makers of the highly acclaimed EVO series. DJI's new "mini" is the most powerful one yet. It has some great features like vertical video with specs that come close to the bigger drones. The new FPV drone from DJI is small enough to fit into your backpack on your adventures.
Field of View
84° 84° Horizontal 106°, Vertical 90° 155°
Maximum Video Resolution
5.4K, 30 FPS 4K, 30 FPS 4K, 60fps 4K, 60fps
Gimbal
3-axis 3-axis 3-axis Single-Axis (tilt)
Remote Controller
OcuSync 1080p/30fps 2.7K 1080p/30fps 1080p, 100fps (DJI Goggles 2)
Maximum Distance
12 km 10 km 8km 10km
Extra Shooting Modes
8K Hyperlapse, QuickShots Auto, Manual, Shutter priority QuickShots RockSteady, HorizonSteady
Camera Sensor
1'' CMOS 1/2'' CMOS (Nano+ 1/1.28 '') 1/1.3 inch CMOS 1/1.7-inch CMOS
Obstical Avoidance
Forward, Backward, Downward, Upward Forward, Backward, Downward Forward, Backward, Downward Downward
Maximum Flight Time
31 minutes 28 minutes 34 mins (47 mins with Plus battery) 18 minutes
Maximum Speed
19 m/s 15 m/s 16 m/s 27 m/s
Drone Weight
574 g 249 g 249 g 410g
Drone Dimensions (Folded)
180x97x84 mm 140 x 90 x 50 mm 145×90×62 mm 180 x 180 x 80 mm
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Dan Pets
I used a larger and heavier drone originally. Difficult to take it anywhere! A small foldable drone can make a great action camera. You can fold it up safely in its case, then throw it into your bag or even your pocket!

Dan Pets of ActionCameraResearch.com
What is an Action Drone?

How it Works

Fly Anywhere

Small action drones can fly in almost any conditions.

Easy Controls

Drone controllers are designed like video game consoles.

Custom Apps

Download the app, attach your phone, and you're ready to go.

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Built-in Gimbal

Get smooth, stabilized shots thanks to a gimbal on the camera.

High Quality Video

Take up to 8K or video and reframe the parts that you like.

Compact Size

The arms fold up so they can fit into your backpack.