DSLR cameras, or digital single-lens reflex cameras, are among the popular camera choices for personal drones. If browsing for the best drone for a DSLR, the Spreading Wings S900 by DJI is probably your ideal option. Let’s take a look at what makes this drone from the renowned quadcopter brand so special, as well as another DSLR camera recommendation:

Spreading Wings S900

A hexacopter rather than a quadcopter, the Spreading Wings S900 is lightweight, yet incredibly stable and strong. The drone’s arms are comprised of durable carbon fiber, which reduces overall weight while increasing strength and stability. It’s also celebrated for being “highly portable,” and for offering a wide selection of shooting angles. Additional features include:

  • Removable upper center board
  • Retractable landing gear
  • Innovative arm design
  • Clearer footage
  • Reduced vibrations
  • Sparkproof plug
  • Compatibility with Zenmuse gimbals

Ready to fly within five minutes of charging, the Spreading Wings S900’s sparkproof plugs prevent sparking when plugging in. The new power distribution system improves both reliability and safety, with gold-metal bearings featuring a unique screw design. This design secures power cords so cables do not loosen during flight. 

The drone offers 18 minutes of flight time. Enjoy perfectly-clear shots when you attach your DSLR camera to this coveted model.


Designed by wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, the Beetlecopter was created to carry a drone GoPro cameras as well as full-size DSLRs. Footage of the Beetlecopter flying over the magnificent Serengeti is a YouTube favorite, with three versions of the drone available. One is for the GoPro Hero 3+, another for small, mirrorless cameras, and a third for full-sized DSLR cameras such as the Nikon D800 or the Canon 5D Mark III. As with the Spreading Wings S900, the Beetlecopter is a hexacopter.