What are the Fastest and Quickest Camera Drones for Filming

What are the Fastest and Quickest Drones with a Camera

In this article we look through all of the photography and aerial film making drones available on the market to see which drones are the quickest.

We are comparing a total of 18 film and camera drones and quadcopters to see which are the fastest through the air. The list below will automatically update over time as we add new drones to the drone comparison tool. So if you want to see which is the quickest, head to that table which has them sorted with the fastest camera drones at the top.

You may want a video drone which is fast so that you can follow cars, people running, mountain bikers flying down a mountain descent and it just gives you a few more options with the types of video you can record for your films.

If you'd like to compare more features or even compare drones 1 v 1, check out the drone discovery tool where you can see film making drones which fly the fastest.

Each and every drone in this article is aimed at photographers and film makers, and the speeds are taken from the manufacturers website. We don't have all of the drones to compare so we go off of their stated top and max speeds.

These speeds can also change depending on the weather at the time, you may have a tail wind which could make your drone go faster than it's stated speed, we've seen this before and the same goes with flying in to a head wind, it will affect your drones top speed.

Another issue is that of battery life, accelerating up to the stated top speed can only be done so many times before the battery runs low and some drones may have an energy saving feature which limits their top end. Many already have modes which change the style of flying you can do and most will use something called sports mode, this should enable the faster top end speeds for your drone or drones you are interested in getting for filming with.


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Which Photography Drones are the Fastest

Below is a table with all of the latest photography and film drones available, with their max speed as stated by the manufacturer. 

It seems as though, in 2020 the film making drones all have a similar bench mark in terms of top speed. They all offer different shapes, sizes and features, but in terms of top speed and flight speed through the air when our in the skies, they all are very similar.

With the table below, you can see that the top speed of a photography and camera drone is 72kmh, this is the same as 45mph and 20 metres per second.

This top flight speed is shared between 7, yes seven film and camera drones.

So if you're looking at a drone based on how fast it can go, you have plenty of options and these are:

  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2 can fly at 72 kilometres per hour
  • Hubsan Zino 2 drone has a max speed of 72kmh
  • Autel Evo II 8K has a top speed of 45mph and 72kph
  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro can go as fast as 72kmh
  • Yuneec Mantis Q can fly up to 72kmh
  • DJI Mavic 2 Zoom can also fly up to speeds of 72kmh and 45mph
  • The original Autel Evo can also fly at the same speed as all of the above, at 72kmh, which is 20m/s

There are a handful of other drones which come in just below this top speed of 72kmh and they are:

  • DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone can fly up to speeds of 68km/h which is about 42mph (miles per hour)
  • DJI Mavic Air has the same top flight speed of 68kmh
  • Xiaomi Fimi X8SE 2020 version drone can fly at speeds of up to 65kmh
  • DJI Mavic Pro can fly in a straight line at a top speed of 65km/h as well
  • Xiaomi Fimi A3 which is a fixed arm drone can fly at just a tad under 65kmh, with a top speed of 64kmh

That makes up the top 12 fastest film and photography drones available on the market today to buy.


image Title Buy Max Speed
dji fpv camera drone DJI FPV Camera Drone 140kmh
dji mavic 2 zoom camera drone DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Specs 72kmh
yuneec mantis q camera drone Yuneec Mantis Q Drone Specs 72kmh
autel evo drone Autel Evo Drone Specs 72kmh
autel evo ii 8k camera drone Autel Evo II 8K Drone Specs 72kmh
hubsan zino 2 camera drone Hubsan Zino 2 Drone Specs 72kmh
dji phantom 4 pro v2 camera drone DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2 Specs 72kmh
dji mavic 2 pro camera drone DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone Specs 72kmh
dji air 2s camera drone DJI Air 2S Camera Drone Spec 68kmh
dji mavic 3 camera drone DJI Mavic 3 Specs and Features 68kmh
dji mavic air camera drone DJI Mavic Air Drone Specs 68kmh
dji mavic air 2 camera drone DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone Specs 68kmh
c-fly faith 2 camera drone C-FLY Faith 2 Pro Camera Drone Specs 68kmh
dji mavic pro platinum drone DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Drone 65kmh
xioami fimi x8 se 2020 camera drone Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE 2020 Drone Specs 65kmh
fimi x8 se 2022 camera drone Fimi X8 SE 2022 Camera Drone Specs and Features 65kmh
powervision poweregg x camera drone PowerVision PowerEgg X Drone Specs 65kmh
xiaomi fimi x8 se drone Xiaomi Fimi X8 SE Drone Specs 65kmh
swellpro spry+ sports camera waterproof drone Swellpro Spry+ Waterproof Camera Drone 65kmh
xiaomi fimi a3 camera drone Xiaomi Fimi A3 Drone Specs 64kmh
hubsan zino pro camera drone Hubsan H117S Zino Pro Drone Specs 59kmh
skydio 2 camera drone Skydio 2 Drone Specs 58kmh
hubsan zino mini se camera drone Hubsan Zino Mini SE Camera Drone Specs 57kmh
DJI Mini 2 camera drone DJI Mini 2 Camera Drone Specs 57kmh
parrot anafi ai camera drone Parrot Anafi AI Camera Drone Specs 55kmh
parrot anafi drone Parrot Anafi Drone Specs 55kmh
dji spark camera drone DJI Spark Drone Specs 50kmh
upair 2 ultrasonic 3d camera drone Upair 2 Ultrasonic 4K and 3D Drone Specs 50kmh
dji mini se camera drone DJI Mini SE Camera Drone Specs and Features 47kmh
dji mavic mini drone DJI Mavic Mini Drone Specs 46kmh
hubsan zino h117s camera drone Hubsan Zino H117S Drone Specs 36kmh
jjrc x12 aurora camera drone JJRC X12 Aurora Drone Specs 21kmh
fimi x8 mini 2021 camera drone Fimi X8 Mini Pro Camera Drone 16kmh
skydio x2 camera drone Skydio X2 Camera Drone Specs
hubsan zino 2 plus camera drone Hubsan Zino 2 Plus Camera Drone Spec

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