Choosing the Best Camera Drone for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide

Written by: May Lai

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Time to read 2 min

Embarking on the journey of aerial exploration through camera drones is an exhilarating endeavor, especially for beginners. Lots of folks are interested in capturing aerial shots, but are intimidated by learning to fly a drone. 


In this guide, we'll delve into the key features to consider and introduce some of the key features of the HOVERAir X1 camera drone. The biggest thing we recommend is buying a device that you will actually use! So often, we take the leap for expensive new gadgets: a DSLR camera, home exercise equipment, but it ends up being so cumbersome or hard to learn to use that it just sits on the shelf gathering dust. 


Beginner drones are the same - so many of us want to get the shots without actually learning to fly. Luckily, there are some options for you. With that, let's dive into it!

Key Features for Beginner Drones

Easy to Fly /Easy to Control 


For those taking their first flight, an easy-to-operate drone is paramount. Seek models with intuitive controls, or better yet, that have some level of autonomous flight, which will allow you to have an enjoyable flying experience and start capturing content right away, without the steep learning curve. 


Flight Stability 


Drones boasting GPS, VIO or altitude hold functions provide an added layer of stability by automatically maintaining a predefined altitude. This feature proves invaluable for beginners honing their piloting skills. 

Lightweight Design


Being lightweight, you can easily carry it to any destination you want. Its low weight also means fewer restrictions when it comes to aviation regulations.


And if the drone exceeds a certain weight, it may be restricted by local regulations and may also need to be registered with the FAA or other local bodies. 

A man take a black drone in a little bag

Why the HOVERAir X1 might be perfect for you


The HOVERAir X1 allows for hand takeoff and landing, eliminating the need for controller. The X1's compact and lightweight design, making it convenient to carry wherever you go.

Best of all, the HOVERAir comes with customizable automatic flight modes that you can trigger with the press of a button - no need to fuss with an app or controller. 


HOVERAir X1 is a beiginner flying camera that can majorly upgrade your shots from a selfie stick but is way easier and more fun to use than a bigger drone.


It has on-app manual controls if you want to try your hand at flying it yourself, and with the full enclosure, you don't have to worry about bumping into anything!

A black drone on the palm

And HOVERAir x1 camera drone weighs in at a mere 125g, so no need to fuss over FAA certification. Once you're familiar with basic controls, you might consider getting a drone with a remote controller, but you might just stick with the HOVERAir X1!