Drone deals: savings on DJI, Autel, Holy Stone & more

Cyber Monday drone deals
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We've searched the web for the best drone deals and put them in this handy guide, so you have all the best discounts in one place. We've made sure to include something to suit every budget and experience level, meaning there's something here for everyone.

These days, you can do more than just fly drones for fun, as many have high-quality cameras and more sophisticated controls. Whether you're looking to get some serious air time in, or just for something to entertain the kids, you'll find significant discounts on some of the best drones available.

We keep this page updated all year round and right now there are some great drone deals out there. For example, the DJI Mini 3 Pro Kit is currently $220 off (opens in new tab) at Adorama, or if you're looking for something a little more child-friendly then this Holy Stone drone for kids is now only $59.99 (opens in new tab).

We've got plenty of coverage of drones across the site, from deals and buying guides to reviews of the latest releases. Be sure to check out our guide to the best beginner drones and drones on Amazon for more great deals too. 

If it's capturing images and videos that excite you when it comes to drones, then you'll want to check out the best cameras and camera deals for more hand-held action. Otherwise, for the best drone deals on the market, check out our round-up below.

USA drone deals

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DJI Mavic Mini Combo: was$499 $399 at Adorama (opens in new tab)

This Mavic Mini combo deal slipped to just $40 off, but it has now returned to $100 off. The combo comes with three spare batteries and spare propellers - along with other accessories - so you can get the most out of your flying experience. 

  $336.08 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

DJI Mavic Mini Combo: was $459 $336.08 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The DJI Mavic Mini Combo is back in stock at Amazon, with over $100 discount, and we think this a great deal.

The combo comes with three spare batteries and spare propellers - along with other accessories - so you can get the most out of your flying experience. 

Note: The deal is the same as above, just from a different retailer, so we've included it here in case stock runs out.

$675.42 (opens in new tab)

DJI Mini 2 Drone Bundle: was $675.42 $479 at Adorama (opens in new tab)

Save over $196 on this bundle of a DJI Mini 2 Drone with its 64 GB microSD card, shoulder bag and Corel PC software suite included. This bundle is the best we've seen so far for the DJI Mini 2, which boasts a 4K camera for stunning aerial film and photos.

DJI FPV Combo Was $999 (opens in new tab)

DJI FPV Combo Was $999 now $899.99 at BestBuy (opens in new tab)
We really like the price of this FPV [first-person view] drone, from the popular manufacturer DJI. It’s one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the model (and you can save $100) which grants you an immersive flying experience through the use of FPV goggles. There’s no date on when this deal will end, so move quickly before it disappears.

$566.74 (opens in new tab)

DJI Mini 2 with Nanuk 910 Case: was $566.74 $547.95 at B&H (opens in new tab)
You'll save over $18
with this deal on DJI's Mini 2 and also score a hard Nanuk 910 case and Lume Cube strobe light accessory kit (for night flying) and a 128GB SanDisk microSD and landing pad all in one offer. The DJI Mini 2 is equipped with a 4K camera for HD videos and 12MP photos, has a 6.2-mile range and a battery that offers 31 minutes of flying time.

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Ryze Tech Tello Boost combo (Renewed) was $149 $98.98 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $50
on this compact little drone, which is perfect for beginners. On its own, it’s usually priced at $99.99 - but this package throws in three extra batteries, which means you’ll get much more flying time when you’re out and about. If you’re looking for a gift for a youngster - or a starter drone for yourself - this is the one to buy. 

Snaptain SP7100 Drone with Remote Controller: Was $299.99 (opens in new tab)

Snaptain SP7100 Drone with Remote Controller: Was $299.99 Now $199.99 on Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100
on the Snaptain SP7100 Drone with Remote Controller is an affordable entry into 4K camera drones and includes some waypoint and gesture control functions. It offers 25 minutes of flight time and offers live video streaming via a smartphone app, but no gimbal so recordings may not be the smoothest.

Skydio 2 Starter Kit: Was $1099 (opens in new tab)

Skydio 2 Starter Kit: Was $1099 now $899 at Skydio (opens in new tab)
This starter kit from Skydio should give budding drone pilots everything they need to start making tight videos. The unit is capable of recording 4K video and 12MP stills. It also has comprehensive object avoidance coverage and allows you to automatically track subjects, too. 

Autel Robotics - EVO Nano+ Premium Bundle: Was $1099.99 (opens in new tab)

Autel Robotics - EVO Nano+ Premium Bundle: Was $1099.99 now $709.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Autel Robotics' most compact drone series to date is now $390 off at Best Buy for Black Friday. This is a great travel option as it's super light (under 249g) and doesn't need to be registered, and comes with a bunch of spares and extras.

Autel Robotics - EVO Lite+ Premium Bundle: Was $1849.99 (opens in new tab)

Autel Robotics - EVO Lite+ Premium Bundle: Was $1849.99 now $1199.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

This is one of the best prices we've seen for the EVO Lite+ Premium bundle, this saving of $650 is not to be missed. They call it the "gold standard for photography drones" and has a 40-minute flight time, 40-minute flight time, and one-tap cinematic flight modes, and is one of the best drones in its size class for low light performance.

Vantop - Snaptain S5C PRO Drone: Was $99.99 (opens in new tab)

Vantop - Snaptain S5C PRO Drone: Was $99.99 now $89.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

This user-friendly drone is currently down $10, meaning you can level up your drone skills for even less. With the press of a button, it will take off, land or return to your command, making it the ideal choice for newbies.

UK drone deals

now £863 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

DJI FPV Combo: Was £1249 now £863 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

This is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the FPV (first person view) combo - a saving of a whopping 31%. This kit comes with FPV goggles which grants you an immersive flying experience, an FPV controller, and a ton of other extras.

now £799 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo: Was £949 now £799 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save £150 on the DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo that would suit a beginner or professional flyer. This high-quality drone is capable of recording 8K video and has an impressive battery life of up to 34 minutes.

Beginner's buying advice

Young boy flying drone

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There's a few different types of drone on the market so when it comes to buying one, you'll need to consider which type you want: toy, FPV or photography/video models.

The toys are the simplest. Weighing under 250g, they tend to cluster together at the lower end of the price range because they feature simpler designs. They don’t usually sport any kind of camera. Instead, they give people the opportunity to try their hand at flying something simply for the fun of it, without any bells and whistles. Designs that fall into this category are still subject to drone regulations, but you don’t have to register them with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

FPV drones are designed to give you a first person view when you are flying. This is typically done through the use of goggles, which you wear when you fly. A lot of models also let you stream the drone-camera view to a smartphone. This type of drone is usually used for racing or for tackling obstacle courses. You can read a full breakdown of their design in our article: ‘What are FPV drones?’ They can feature some good cameras on their main body, but they are usually built to prioritise speed. A lot of FPV drone enthusiasts like to build their own models, too.

Finally, you have the prosumer photography/video models. There’s still massive variation within this category, as some cheaper models sport simpler camera designs and won't cost too much. But the really top-end drones in this category have huge sensors that allow experts to take wonderful panoramic shots or videos from high up in the air. These drones can cost as little as $100 but most of them sit around the $1000 mark - and the really top-end models can set you back by $8000. 

The more expensive drones tend to feature sophisticated designs, with automatic-collision detection that help keep your drone safe and some cool pre-programmed flight paths that allow you to take interesting videos. Whichever one you choose, do make sure you buy insurance, too, as they can suffer if you give them an accidental knock.

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