Drones! This page offers a selection of the ready-to-fly UAVs (under 25 kg) that are available on the market today, with some key specs included. No recreational or military grade drones are included here. This list is constantly growing, so it should be considered just a sample of the current models available worldwide.  Please note that 25 drones are visible per page, but you can change that in the dropdown menu below.  You can also use the search bar to find a specific UAV.

If you have any experience operating one (or many) of these drones, feel free to share your feedback.  

CompanyUAV ModelTypeTakeoff WeightSensor(s)Launch & landingMax flight timeAdvertised strengthsWebsite link
3D Robotics
SoloMultirotor (quad)2.0 kg
(4.4 lb)
Sony R10C 20 MP, RGBVTOL16 min.Site scan software; easy to deployLink
AerialX
NanobirdFixed wing1.6 kg
(3.5 lb)
Not listedHand launch, deep stall land.90 min.MappingLink
AerialX
HummingbirdMultirotor (quad)3.5 kg
(7.7 lb)
Not listedVTOL40 min.Photos, video and mapping.Link
Aeromao
Aeromapper EV2Fixed wing4.5 kg
(9.9 lb)
Sony A5100 24 MP, RGB. Optional: NIR and thermal payloads.Hand or catapult launch, belly land60 min.MappingLink
Aeromao
Aeromapper 300Fixed wing5.35 kg
(11.8 lb)
Sony A5100 24 MP, RGB or NIR. Optional: Multispectral and thermal, dual sensors possible.Hand or catapult launch, parachute or belly land.90 min.MappingLink
Aeromao
Aeromapper TalonFixed wing3.5 kg
(7.7 lb)
Sony A5100 24 MP, RGB or NIR. Optional: Multispectral and thermal, dual sensors possible.Hand launch, parachute or belly land.80 min.MappingLink
Aibotix
X6Multirotor (hex)6.6 kg
(14.5 lb)
Sony Alpha 7, flexible to use other camerasVTOL30 min.Mapping and inspectionLink
AiDrones
AiD-MC8Multirotor (octo)8 kg (17.6 lb)10x zoom RGB, ThermalVTOLNAInspection, surveying, monitoringLink
Altavian
Nova 6500Fixed wing6.8 kg
(15 lbs)
Nova MP22 18 MP, RGB or NIR filters. Optional: Nova MP32 29MP, RGB or RGNIRHand launch, belly land90 min.Mapping large areasLink
Altavian
Nova R8400Multirotor (octo)9.7 kg
(21.4 lb)
Nova MP22 18 MP, RGB or NIR filters. Optional: Nova MP32 29MP, RGB or RGNIRVTOL25 min.Mapping, thermal and HD videoLink
Autonomous Aeronautics
SurveyScoutFixed wingNot listedCanon S100 12.1 MP. Options: MapIR cameras, Sony QX1, MicaSense SequoiaHand launch, belly land55 min.Economical mapping unitLink
Autonomous Aeronautics
TalonFixed wingNot listedSony QX1 20.1 MP. Options: Sequoia multispectral, MapIR, Sony A6000, othersHand launch, belly land120 min.Long duration mappingLink
Autonomous Aeronautics
SurveyMasterFixed wingNot listedCanon S100 12.1 MP. Options: MapIR cameras, Sony QX1,
Sony A6000, MicaSense Sequoia
Hand launch, belly land120 min.Affordable long duration mapping unitLink
BirdsEyeView Aerobotics
FireFly6 ProHybrid
(Fixed wing VTOL)
4.5 kg (9.9 lb)Options: Sony A6000, RedEdge, GoPro, FLIR Vue ProVTOL40 min.Hybrid solution, fixed wing + VTOLLink
C-Astral Aerospace
Bramor C4EYEFixed wing4.5 kg
(9.9 lb)
10MP ePTZ CMOS RGB, Thermal, 8x zoomCatapult launch, parachute land180 min.Long duration mapping and videoLink
C-Astral Aerospace
Bramor ppXFixed wing4.7 kg (10.36 lb)24.3 MP RGB. Optional: multispectral, hyperspectral, gas sensorsCatapult launch, parachute land210 min.Long duration mapping, survey gradeLink
Delair-Tech
DT18Fixed wing2 kg (4.4 lb)RGB, multispectral, thermal, HD videoHand or catapult launch, belly land120 min.Long duration mappingLink
Delair-Tech
DT26XFixed wing11 kg (24.25 lb)RGB, multispectral, thermal, LiDARCatapult launch, belly or parachute land150 min.Long duration mappingLink
Delair-Tech
DT26MFixed wing11 kg (24.25 lb)RGB, multispectral, thermal, LiDARCatapult launch, belly land150 min.Stealth monitoring, long enduranceLink
DJI

Inspire 1Multirotor (quad)2.9 kg (6.4 lb)X3-FC350 12.4 MP, 4K video. Optional: X5, X5R, XT (Thermal), Z3.VTOL22 min.
(with TB48 batteries)
Professional filmLink
DJI
Inspire 2Multirotor (quad)3.29 kg (7.25 lb)
w/o camera or gimbal
X4S, 20MP, 4K video or X5S, 20.8MP, 5.2K video.
VTOL27 min. (with X4S)Professional film. Can reach 67 mph, compatible with cinema formats. Obstacle avoidance.Link
DJI
Matrice 100Multirotor (quad)2.43 kg (5.36 lb) with TB48 batteryX3-FC350 12.4 MP, 4K video. Optional: X5, X5R, XT (Thermal), Z3.VTOL40 min. (with dual TB48s, no payload)Customizable, including dual batteriesLink
DJI
Matrice 200Multirotor (quad)4.6 kg (10.1 lb) with TB55 batterySupports Zenmuse X4S, X5S, XT and Z30VTOL38 min. (with TB55, no payload)IP43 level weather protection, FPV camera, dual batts.Link
DJI
Matrice 600Multirotor (hex)9.6 kg (21.2 lb)Supports Zenmuse X3; Zenmuse X5 series; Zenmuse XT; Ronin-MX; Zenmuse Z15 series HD gimbals: Z15-A7, Z15-BMPCC, Z15-5D III, Z15-GH4VTOL18 min. (with TB47S and 5.5 kg of payload)Heavy lifter, cinema cameraLink
DJI
Phantom 4 ProMultirotor (quad)1.39 kg (3.06 lb)DJI custom camera, 20MP RGB, 4K video.VTOL30 min.Film and still photos, obstacle sensors.Link
DroneMetrex

4ScightMultirotor (quad)3 kg (6.6 lb)20.1 MP RGBVTOL20 min.Affordable and quick to deployLink
DroneMetrex
Topodrone-100Fixed wing4.5 kg (9.9 lb)24 MP RGB prosumer camera, NIR optionCatapult launch, belly land or net recovery60 min.Direct georeferencing options, Dynamic Stabilized Active MountLink
Elimco
E100Fixed wing1 kg (2.2 lb)RGBHand launch, belly land60 min.Surveillance and reconnaissanceLink
Elimco
E300Fixed wing15 kg (33 lb)15MP RGB, Thermal IRCatapult launch, parachute land180 min.Mapping and reconnaissanceLink
Event 38
E384Fixed wing2.5 kg (5.6 lb)Canon S110 12.1MP, RGB or Samsung NX1100 APS-C 20.3MP, RGB. Optional: Canon S110 IR or Thermal.Hand launch, belly land100 min.Mapping (intro package)Link
Event 38
E386Fixed wing2.75 kg (6.1 lb)Canon S110 12.1 MP, RGB or Samsung NX1100 APS-C 20.3MP, RGB. Optional: Canon S110 IR or Thermal.Hand launch, belly land75 min.Mapping (pro)Link
FlyTech
BirdieFixed wing1 kg (2.2 lb)Sony RX100 RGB or Canon S110 or Sequoia multispectralHand launch, belly land30 min.Precision agricultureLink
FlyTech
FenixFixed wing3.2 kg (7.1 lb)Sony A6000, Voigtlander 40mmHand launch, belly land60 min.MappingLink
FlyTech
GryfMultirotor (hex)8.2 kg (18.1 lb)Sony A6000, Voigtlander 21mmVTOL25 min.VersatilityLink
Foxtech
Kraken (K130) V3Multirotor (octo)7 kg (15.4 lb) w/o payload

None includedVTOL50 min w/ no payloadHeavy lifter - film camerasLink
Foxtech
Devourer (D130) V2Multirotor (octo)
8.2 kg (18.1 lb) w/o payloadNone includedVTOL48 min w/ no payloadHeavy lifter - film camerasLink
Kespry
Drone 2.0Multirotor (quad)2.0 kg (4.4 lb)20 MP RGBVTOL30 min.No controller required. Has sense & avoid tech.Link
Lehmann Aviation
LA-500-AGFixed wing1.25 kg (2.75 lb)Sequoia multispectralHand launch, belly land45 min.MappingLink
Lehmann Aviation
LA-500-RTKFixed wing1.25 kg (2.75 lb)None includedHand launch, belly land45 min.High precision mappingLink
Lehmann Aviation
LM SeriesFixed wing10 kg (22 lb)Info pendingInfo pending120 min.Long endurance, real time surveillanceLink
Novadrone
NomadFixed wing5 kg (11 lb)Options: RGB, thermal, multispectralHand launch, belly landing120 min.Long enduranceLink
Marcus UAV
Zephyr 2Fixed wing1.8 kg (4 lb)Ricoh PX 16 MP, RGB. Optional: Pico 480 video cam or TetraCAM ADC Micro.Hand or catapult launch,
belly land
60 min.Long duration mapping and videoLink
Mavinci
SiriusFixed wing2.7 kg (5.9 lb)Fujifilm X-M1 16.3 MP RGB (various lens options). Options: NIRHand launch, belly landing50 min.MappingLink
Microdrone
MD4-200Multirotor (quad)0.8 kg (1.76 lb)20.1 MP RGBVTOL25 minEntry level lightweight UAVLink
Microdrone
MD4-1000DGMultirotor (quad)2.65 kg (5.84 lb)None includedVTOL40 min.Weather proof, direct georeferencing.Link
Microdrone
MD4-3000DGMultirotor (quad)15 kg (33.06 lb)None includedVTOL45 min.Weather proof, can lift up to 7 kg + direct georeferencing.Link
MikroKopter
MK8-3500, Standard, Geo, Thermo & Agrar modelsMultirotor (octo)5.9 kg (13 lb)Options: Sony A6000 24.3 MP, FLIR Tau 2, RedEdge multispec.VTOL40 min.Weather and wind tolerant, easy to useLink
Precision Hawk
Lancaster 5Fixed wing2.4 kg (5.3 lb) w/o payloadOptions: RGB, thermal, multispectral, LiDAR, hyperspectralHand launch, belly land45 min.Strong post-flight analyticsLink
Quantum Systems
TRON RTFHybrid (Fixed wing VTOL)14 kg (30.86 lb)Sony RX1RII 42.2 MP RGB or RedEdge or SequoiaVTOL120 min.Leader among electric transition UAVsLink
Quaternion Aerospace
SkyaanaaFixed wing6.9 kg (15.2 lb) w/o payloadNone includedStandard runway250 min.Gas propulsion, long duration mappingLink
Quest UAV
Q-100 DatahawkFixed wing2 kg (4.4 lb)Sony QX1 20.1 MP. Optional: NDVI, thermal, multispectral.Hand launch, parachute or belly land60 min.Industrial grade mappingLink
Quest UAV
Q-200 Surveyor ProFixed wing2 kg (4.4 lb)Sony A6000 24.3 MP RGB. Optional: NDVI, thermal, multispectral.Catapult launch, parachute or belly land60 min.Industrial grade surveyLink
Quest UAV
Q-200 Agri ProFixed wing2 kg (4.4 lb)Lumix RGB, Lumix NIRCatapult launch, parachute or belly land60 min.Precision agricultureLink
Sensefly
eBeeFixed wing0.69 kg (1.52 lb)Sony WX 18.2 MP, RGB. Optional: Sony S110, 12 MP, RGB, NIR or Red Edge. Thermal and Multispectral (4 bands) also optional.Hand launch, belly land50 min.MappingLink
Sensefly
eBee RTKFixed wing0.73 kg (1.61 lb)Sony WX 18.2 MP, RGB.Hand launch, belly land40 min.Survey grade mappingLink
Sensefly
eBee AgFixed wing0.71 kg (1.56 lb)Sony S110 12 MP RGB and NIR.Hand launch, belly land45 min.Precision agriculture mappingLink
Sensefly
Swinglet CAMFixed wing0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)Sony WX 18.2 MP, RGB. Optional: NIR.Hand launch, belly land30 min.MappingLink
Sensefly
albrisMultirotor (quad)1.8 kg (3.96 lb)TripleView head (HD video, 38 MP still, thermal)VTOL22 min.Inspection
(static photos and video)
Link
Sharper Shape
Sharper A6Multirotor (hex)Not listedCombined sensor of RGB, LiDAR, HD video and infraredVTOLInfo pendingLong range utility inspectionLink
SmartPlanes
SmartOne D (Freya)Fixed wing1.5 kg (3.3 lb)Ricoh GR 16.2 MP. Optional: Ricoh NIR and others.Hand launch, belly land75 min.RTK optionsLink
Swift Radioplanes
Lynx MFixed wing3.8 kg (8.38 lb)24 MP cameraHand launch, deep stall land.180 min.Long duration mappingLink
Trigger Composites
EasyMapFixed wing3 kg (6.6 lb)16-20MP RGBHand or bungee launch, belly land40 min.MappingLink
Trigger Composites
MasterflyFixed wing6 kg (13.2 lb)2 digital camerasBungee launch, belly land90 min.Mapping, surveillance, SARLink
Trigger Composites
MicroMapFixed wing1.5 kg (3.3 lb)20 MP RGBHand launch, belly land25 min.Mapping, FPVLink
Trigger Composites
Pteryx ProFixed wingNot listed16 MP RGB with wide lens. Options: Multispectral, IR and othersCatapult launch, belly (or parachute) land120 min.MappingLink
Trimble
UX5Fixed wing2.5 kg (5.5 lb)24 MP mirrorless APSCCatapult launch, belly land50 min.Ease of use, all weatherLink
Trimble
UX5 HPFixed wing2.9 kg (6.4 lb)36 MP mirrorlessCatapult launch, belly land35 min.High res captureLink
Trimble
ZX5Multirotor5 kg (11 lb)24 MP RGBVTOL20 min.Fast and reliable dataLink
Wingtra
WingtraOneHybrid (Fixed wing VTOL)4 kg (8.8 lb)Sony RX1RII 42 MP RGB or Micasense RedEdgeVTOL55 min.Mapping, easy takeoff and landingLink


Most often, commercial UAVs will carry cameras to capture data, but that is not always the case. A few alternatives include LiDAR scanners, gas detectors and magnetometers.  For this reason (and the fact that sensors exist at the core of any standard camera), the term “sensors” is often used as a catch-all term to describe a drone’s payload.

The following table outlines a sample of sensors available on today’s market.  Many commercial drones are manufactured with a sensor included, while others allow you to install your own.  Since sensors capture the data necessary for clients, they are a critical part to any UAV setup and should be central to the decision-making process.  Almost any point-and-shoot camera on the market could be included on the list below, so I have tried to focus on cameras that were designed specifically to be mounted on UAVs.  

CompanySensor modelType of sensorWeightSpec summaryWebsite link
BaySpec
OCI-UAV-1000Hyperspectral0.18 kgPush broom scanLink
DJI
Zenmuse X3RGB (visible)Not listed12.4 MPLink
DJI
Zenmuse X5RGB (visible)Not listed16 MP, Micro Four Thirds.Link
DJI
Zenmuse X5RRGB (visible)Not listed16 MP, lossless video, 512 GB onboard storage.Link
DJI
Zenmuse X5SRGB (visible)0.46 kg5.2K@30FPS, 4K@60 FPS.Link
FLIR
DuoThermal and RGB0.084 kgThermal sensor is 160x120, RGB camera is 1920x1080. Takes video and stills.Link
FLIR
VueThermal0.113 kgAnalog output. Resolution of 640x512 or 336x256, various lens size options (9, 13 or 19 mm).Link
FLIR
Vue ProThermal0.113 kgFull digital output. Resolution of 640x512 or 336x256, various lens size options (9, 13 or 19 mm).Link
FLIR
Vue Pro RThermal0.113 kgCalibrated temp readings in each pixel. Digital output. Resolution of 640x512 or 336x256, various lens size options (9, 13 or 19 mm).Link
Headwall Photonics
Nano-HyperspecHyperspectral0.52 kg270 spectral bands, 480 GB onboard storage.Link
Headwall Photonics
Micro-HyperspecHyperspectral0.45 kgNot listedLink
MicaSense
RedEdgeMultispectral0.18 kg3.6 MP, 5-band multispectral, for plant health analysis.Link
Parrot
SequoiaMultispectral0.072 kg4 band multispectral with 16 MP RGB camera.Link
Phase One Industrial
iXU / iXU-RS 1000RGB (visible)1.43 kg100 MP, medium format camera.Link
Riegl

miniVUX-1UAVLiDAR1.55 kg360 degree FoV, 100K points/sec, up to 5 target echoes per laser shot.Link
Riegl
VQ-480-ULiDAR7.5 kgUnlimited number of targets, 25mm accuracy.Link
Riegl
VUX-1UAVLiDAR3.5 kgOperating altitude > 1000 ft, up to 500K points/sec, 10 mm accuracy.Link
Sentera
Double 4KMultispectral0.08 kg12 MP, 4K video, Live NDVI feed.Link
Sentera
NDVI Single SensorMultispectral0.03 kg1-10 MP options, RGB and NIR output.Link
Sentera
QuadMultispectral0.126 kg10.5 MP RGB, also narrowband Red, Red Edge, NIR and video.Link
Sentera
Sentera QRGBNot listed18 MP RGBLink
Slantrange
3PMultispectral0.350 kg4 channel sensor, 410 to 950 nm spectral range.Link
Velodyne
HDL-32ELiDAR1.3 kg32 channels, 80-100m range, 700K points/sec.Link
Velodyne
Puck Hi-ResLiDAR0.830 kgDual returns, 100 metre range, 20° vertical FoV.Link
Velodyne
Puck LiteLiDAR0.590 kgDual returns, 100 metre range, 300K points/sec.Link
Velodyne
Puck (VLP-16)LiDAR0.83 kgDual returns, 100 metre range, 300K points/sec.Link