Literally, a camera drone is a drone that installs one camera or more for shooting purposes. As a perfect combination of photography tools and flight technology, it brings people's shooting perspective from the ground to the air, leading a new visual carnival, playing an irreplaceable role in various fields that require aerial photography and aerial work, and rightfully becoming the permanent favorite of the drone industry.

What does a good camera drone look like in your eyes? Safe flight? professional shooting? Long flight time? Excellent image transmission? In fact, the person who buys such a drone is often more than just a pilot; he/she is likely a photographer with a passion for aerial perspectives. Therefore, the level of the camera largely determines whether they are willing to shell out their wallets for the investmen.

When you pick a camera drone, these bird's eyes inevitably fight a war of parameters and specifications, including but not limited to CMOS sensor size, photo pixels, video resolution, file formats, aperture, focus, etc, of which CMOS sensor is as important as the foundation of a building. Common sense is that, the larger the size of the CMOS sensor, the more information it will receive in a single pass, and the better image it will produce. Some new image processing technologies are also in the spotlight, such as RYYB design, lossless vertical shooting, intelligent moonlight algorithm, etc.

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Movies and Film

Drones are the best way to shoot aerial photography. Advanced camera drones support cinematic shots, aerobatic maneuvers, follow mode, and intelligent flight modes. They can track dynamic targets at high speeds for stable tracking and fast, capturing smooth and well-made cinematic videos.

camera drone for Event Videography

Event Videography

Drones’ aerial bird’s-eye view provides a wide perspective of events, providing an aerial perspective for drone wedding photography, sports events, or government and civil events, bringing more attractive drone footage and enhancing narrative.

camera drone for Real Eastate

Real Eastate

Camera drones are a new trend for real estate photography and an important tool for real estate professionals to showcase real estate. Drone photography brings a 360° perspective to real estate, and also helps potential buyers better understand the layout and surrounding environment.

camera drone for Advertising


Drones bring marketing images and videos with strong visual impact to advertising and marketing, capturing stunning aerial footage and high-resolution static images. At certain angles, drone photography is quite fascinating and imaginative, enough to help brands expand their appeal.

Be aware that if you need to work at night, it is best to choose a superior night drone. In this regard, Autel Robotics is slightly better than DJI, and its EVO Nano series and EVO Lite series released in 2022 provide a good solution for night pilots, especially the EVO Lite Plus drone equipped with the pioneered intelligent moonlight algorithm.
Of course, in order to get the best results, the camera drones must fly steadily to avoid too much shaking of the lens and have enough time to capture. The main reference is body weight, gimbal design, obstacle avoidance processing mechanism, wind resistance level, flight time, etc.

Autel Robotics Camera Drone

EVO Nano+

EVO Nano+

Autel Robotics' EVO Nano+ mini 4K drone is equipped with a 50 MP camera, records 4K/30fps HDR video, and is equipped with a three-axis gimbal to maintain aerial stability.

EVO Lite+

EVO Lite+

Autel drone EVO Lite+ is equipped with a 1-inch image sensor, a 20MP camera, and a large 2.4μm pixels that can record 6K/30fps and 4K/60fps video.



The Autel EVO II Pro 6K V3 is equipped with Sony's new 20-MP 1“ CMOS camera. Take 4K HDR videos, excellent night shots, hyperlapse in 6k, and more.

EVO II Pro V3 Gray

EVO II Pro V3 Gray

Autel EVO II Pro 6K V3 Gray uses a new color gray, which is more stable than the classic orange drone. It also supports 20 MP 1 "CMOS camera and 6K video.

Cutting-Edge Features

MovieMaster: Quick And Easy Movies

Recruit your Nano+ drone to automatically follow any person, animal, or vehicle so you can focus on your activities while your Nano+ handles the cinematic side.

Autel Drone Dynamic Track 2.1

Recruit your EVO Lite+ drone to automatically follow any person, animal, or vehicle so you can focus on your activities while your EVO Lite+ handles the cinematic side.

Moonlight Algorithm 2.0

EVO II Pro V3 comes with Autel's Moonlight Algorithm 2.0, which provides additional noise reduction for improved image quality.

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