10 things to do with your new camera drone (and 1 not to do!)

DJI Mavic Mini
(Image credit: DJI)

A camera drone – or aircraft as it should properly be thought of – brings together the successes in a number of technical fields; shrinking cameras, faster electronic control systems and more accurate GPS and accelerometers. We can also thank the enormous volumes of the phone industry, which has provided not only control and display devices, but has done much to make the prices of these components palatable, too.

Anyway, here are a list of things to do with your brand new drone – one you can even get started with while the batteries are still charging…

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook