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Drones on Amazon: Best deals and discounts from DJI, Parrot and others

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It can be a little overwhelming when you try to look through drones on Amazon, as the retailer has hundreds available at discounted prices. To help you out, we’ve sifted through all of the models to find the best drone deals from trusted brands like DJI, Parrot and others. Maybe you’re trying to buy one of the best drones currently available, or maybe you’re just hunting for a Christmas stocking filler. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Currently, you can still get the DJI Mavic Mini Combo for just $399, which is $100 cheaper than usual. The bundle comes with extra batteries (for more flying time) along with spare propellers. It’s probably our favourite drone deal of the festive season so far, thanks to that hefty discount and the extra accessories thrown into the package. 

We’re not seeing any discounts on some of our favorite models, like the Mavic 3 or DJI Air 2S at the moment. This isn’t too surprising for the Mavic 3, given that it was only released - but we’re keeping an eye out for good discounts on the DJI Air 2S. Keep returning to this page if you want more updates on Amazon drone deals.  

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Best drones on Amazon

 |  Now: $399

DJI Mavic Mini Combo | Was: $499 | Now: $399

Easily our top deal of the season, this DJI Mavic Mini Combo drone set saw big savings with $200 and $100 discounts. While those have ended, there's still $40 off on the set. 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. 

 |  Now $447.47

Parrot Anafi | Was $699.99 | Now $447.47
There's a generous 36% off this popular drone, which is capable of shooting 4K video and boasts a 21MP sensor. It's foldable, so you can pop it in your bag and take it with you wherever you go.

 |  Now $549.95

Parrot Anafi | Was $699.99 | Now $549.95
There's a generous $150 off this popular drone, which is capable of shooting 4K video and boasts a 21MP sensor. It's foldable, so you can pop it in your bag and take it with you wherever you go.

Buying advice

Drones on Amazon: Image shows two people fixing propellers onto drone

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When you’re looking for drones on Amazon, you’ll find roughly three different kinds: toys, FPV (first-person view) models and photography/ video prosumer units. 

Toys are fairly self-explanatory. You can pick these up for as little as $30. They won’t come with all the features of the more expensive drones, so don’t expect a camera or any kind of collision-detection. However, they’re great for giving people the experience of controlling something in flight. You do still have to abide by drone regulations in your area when operating one of these, but you don’t have to register them with the FAA.

FPV drones are usually packaged with a pair of viewing goggles or an app that lets you stream video directly to your smartphone. It's an immersive experience, not unlike the one you'll have when you're using the best VR headsets. These FPV drone models are usually designed for speed and responsiveness, but they do also usually feature decent cameras. A lot of people actually build their own FPVs for racing, which allows them to mix and match the best components to suit their needs.

Finally, the last type of drones tend to prioritise good quality cameras, allowing users to get brilliant photos and videos from high up in the air. These models will usually have a host of features that help keep your drone safe, such as anti-collision software, but they’ll also come with in-built software that allows you to make the most of your photography skills. Think automatic flight-paths that let you take panoramic photos and object-tracking so you can create steady video.

Whichever one you choose, remember to check in our drone deals page to make sure you’re getting the best price. 

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Ruth Gaukrodger

Ruth has worked across both print and online media for five years, contributing to national newspaper titles and popular tech sites. She has held a number of journalist roles alongside more senior editorial positions, and is currently acting as a commissioning editor for Space.com.