The first multicopter that I got to work properly was the QAV500 from GetFPV.com back when they were still FPVManuals.com. I did my first aerial photography shoot with it by hacking a canon point and shoot camera to take a picture every 3 seconds because the old GoPro camera was not good enough. I really loved this copter and it looked so cool and was fun to fly. It developed a mystery issue and I had a few minor crashes and never got it diagnosed. Finally, it had the same issue and "landed" on concrete and just exploded into a bunch of pieces (not fire, just broken everywhere). Then I realized it was an issue with the way the prop attached to the motor shaft and determined it was a faulty motor. Lesson learned!
After the QAV500 was destroyed, I built out a QAV400 which is a smaller version and it performed pretty well. I bought this to specifically shoot photos because it did not have a gimbal. This is my favorite picture I shot - it was a still pic I shot out at the big wave spot Jaws on Maui.
Fast forward to today and my friend Ethan has built a MXP230 fromxHover.com and has tricked it out and tuned it up to make this awesome park flying FPV video. This quad is even smaller than the QAV400 and it uses a small HD camera called the mobius HD Cam. If you are looking for a rocket to zip around with to have fun and practice your FPV skills, you might consider this little copter! Keep in mind that Ethan is a pro and it takes practice to be this good.