Drone deals 2024: savings on DJI, Holy Stone & more

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There's a wide range of drone deals currently available and we've highlighted the best ones in our guide below.

The best drones often feature high-spec cameras and sophisticated technology but with the discounts available, you don't have to break the bank to get your hands on them. Over recent years, the quality of drones has improved drastically, so you don't even have to own one of the very top models to have quality specs at your disposal. If you're unsure of what to look out for when searching for drone deals, you should consult our buying advice, which you can find below the deals in this guide. 

We keep this page updated year-round so when new drone deals become available, you'll find them here. We've tried to include something for everyone, regardless of budget, needs and experience. And, if you're trying out drones for the first time, it could also be worth checking out our guide to the best beginner drones.

One of the big draws of flying a drone is the photography opportunities it provides. Stills and videos can be captured from angles you wouldn't be able to achieve purely from hand or using a tripod. Because of this, drones are a viable photography option and, if photography is your thing, you should take a look at our guides to the best cameras, camera deals and the best cameras for astrophotography. But, for the best drone deals on the market today, read on below.

USA drone deals

DJI Mini 3 Drone Was $469 Now $442 on Amazon. 

DJI Mini 3 Drone Was $469 Now $442 on Amazon

Save $25 and get Amazon's lowest price on an excellent mini drone. We rate it very highly and you can check out our DJI Mini 3 review for a closer look. 

Note: Stock is low, so you'll have to act soon.

Holy Stone HS720G Drone for Adult Beginners was $299.99 now $249.99 on Amazon. 

Holy Stone HS720G Drone for Adult Beginners was $299.99 now $249.99 on Amazon

Save $50 on the Holy Stone HS720G drone has helpful features like automatic take-off, smart return to home, altitude hold, and more. It also has 26 minutes of battery life, 999 meter maximum range (approximately), and 4K video capabilities so you can get clear shots of those out-of-reach parts of this world. 

Note: You get this offer by applying the $50 coupon.

Holy Stone HS175D was $229.99 now $169.99 on Amazon. 

Holy Stone HS175D was $229.99 now $169.99 on Amazon

This Holy Stone drone is suitable for adults. It features a 4K camera with a 110-degree wide-angle field of view. It also has smart features like altitude hold, GPS-assisted flight, and return to home when out of range or signal is lost. And, it's also under 250 g so you don't have to worry about flying restrictions in some locations.

Note: This is a $60 saving.

Holy Stone HS420 Mini Drone for Beginners now $49.99 on Amazon. 

Holy Stone HS420 Mini Drone for Beginners now $49.99 on Amazon

This drone is best suited for beginners. It's lightweight, can perform tricks, has altitude hold, and emergency stop features as well as 720p FPV camera for shooting.

Note: You can save a further 20% by applying the coupon.

HR Drone for Kids  $49.99 $39.99 on Amazon

HR Drone for Kids  $49.99 $39.99 on Amazon
This small drone is designed with kids in mind, with one-key take-offs and landings, and an altitude hold mode for easy operation. It has a 1080p HD camera and wifi module to stream live video to mobile devices, with 40 minutes of flight time on 2 batteries (20 minutes each).

Vantop - Snaptain S5C PRO Drone was $99.99now $84.99 at Best Buy

Vantop - Snaptain S5C PRO Drone was $99.99 now $84.99 at Best Buy

This user-friendly drone is currently down $15, 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.

Beginner's buying advice

Young boy flying drone

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There are 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 a photography/video model. 

The toy drones are the simplest. Weighing under 250 g, 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 drones. There’s still massive variation within this category, as some cheaper models sport simpler camera designs and won't cost too much. However, 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 $1,000 mark - and the really top-end models can set you back by $8,000.

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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Alexander Cox
E-commerce Staff Writer

STAFF WRITER, E-commerce — Alex joined Space.com in June 2021 as staff writer covering space news, games, tech, toys and deals. Based in London, U.K. Graduating in June 2020, Alex studied Sports Journalism in the North East of England at Sunderland University. During his studies and since his graduation, Alex has been featured in local newspapers and online publications covering a range of sports from university rugby to Premier League soccer. In addition to a background in sports and journalism, Alex has a life-long love of Star Wars which started with watching the prequel trilogy and collecting toy lightsabers, he also grew up spending most Saturday evenings watching Doctor Who. 

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