The best Black Friday drones deals are here right now — and we're on hand to help you find the biggest savings on devices from DJI, Parrot, Skydio, Snaptain and more.
We're seeing plenty of killer Black Friday deals on drones this year, so whether you're looking to upgrade from an older device to a new model or are planning to buy your first ever drone, this is the perfect time to start hunting.
We're still expecting to see more Black Friday drones deals as we move into Black Friday itself and then over the weekend, but our advice is that if you see something you like, you should snap it up. After all, with global supply issues still affecting many products and fears over stock not being delivered in time for the holidays, demand is sure to be huge this Black Friday.
So bookmark this page and check back regularly for the best Black Friday drones deals.
Top 5 Black Friday drones deals today
- DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo was $499 now $399 @ B&H Photo
- DJI Mini 2 bundle: was $693, now $449 @Adorama
- Parrot ANAFI: was $699 now $449 @ Amazon
- Skydio 2 Starter Kit was $1,349 now $949 @ Skydio
- DJI FPV: was $1,299, now $999 @ B&H Photo
Best Black Friday drones deals right now
DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo was $499 now $298 @ Amazon
This kit bundles together the first version of DJI's excellent Mavic Mini with a huge number of accessories designed to help you get more from your drone. It comes with two extra batteries, two extra pairs of propellers, a 360° propeller guard, 2-way charging hub, carry bag and more. While it only offers 2.7K recording rather than the 4K of the new Mini 2, it's still a great drone.
DJI Mini 2 bundle: was $693 now $449 @Adorama
The DJI Mini 2 is our favorite drone, so we're definitely on the lookout for good deals around it. We're yet to see it discounted yet, but this deal bundles it with a 64GB microSD card, shoulder bag and Corel editing software for PC. Given that the price is what you'd pay elsewhere for the drone on its own, we think this is well worth checking out.
DJI FPV: was $1,299 now $999 @ B&H Photo
The DJI FPV is one of the best drones on the planet, and in our review we described it as making you "feel like superman" — which seems like a good thing. It's supremely user-friendly but also fast and this B&H Photo deal takes $300 off the usual price. Amazon also has the same saving.
Other camera drones
Snaptain SP7100 Drone with Remote Controller: was $299 now $199 @Best Buy
Though remarkably cheap, the Snaptain SP7100 is a more than capable drone, with a 4K camera and advanced flight modes such as waypoints and gesture controls. Don't expect DJI levels of quality here — there's no gimbal, so footage isn't the smoothest, and flight time is only 26 minutes. But if you're just starting out in drone photography it's a well regarded beginner's option.
Parrot ANAFI: was $699 now $448 @ Amazon
One of the best alternatives to DJI's many drones, the Parrot ANAFI has one feature you won't find on its rivals: The ANAFI's gimbal-mounted camera can rotate up, so you can take photos and videos of objects above the drone. It's also compact, captures 4K video and can last for 25 minutes on one battery — but note that it does lack collision detection.
Skydio 2 Starter Kit was $1,349 now $949 @ Skydio
This massive deal on Skydio's 4K Skydio 2 drone slashes the price by $400, making it one of the best Black Friday drone deals we've seen so far. The Starter Kit bundle includes everything you need to get up and running, including a battery, two extra propellers, charging cable, power brick and hard case. Plus it's ready to ship right away.
PowerVision PowerRay Wizard Underwater Drone Kit: was $999 now $799 @ Adorama
If you want to go looking for the Loch Ness Monster, then you'll need an underwater drone. This PowerVision drone has a sonar that can gather data on water temperature, depth, underwater landscape, and fish distribution, and can dive down to 98 feet. It can motor along at 3-4 knots for up to four hours, and has a camera that can shoot 12MP stills and 4K video.
Snaptain SP650 HD 1080p Drone: was $79 now $69 @Best Buy
If you want a really cheap option this Black Friday, look no further than the Snaptain SP650. Sure, it only shoots Full HD rather than 4K video, but it still has useful features such as voice control and course following based on routes you draw on your phone. Oh, and it costs less than $70 right now.
Snaptain S5C PRO FHD Drone: was $99 now $79 @Best Buy
If you want a really cheap option this Black Friday, look no further than the Snaptain S5C Pro. Sure, it only shoots Full HD rather than 4K video, but it still has useful features such as voice control and altitude hold. Oh, and it costs less than $80 right now.
SanDisk Extreme Plus 128GB microSD card was $67 now $19 @ Best Buy
Many drones use microSD cards, so this incredible deal on a 128GB SanDisk Extreme Plus is the ideal accessory for your new quadcopter. With a read speed of up to 170MB/s and a write speed of 90MB/s, it's just the thing for capturing high-resolution 4K footage and detailed stills.
DJI Spark/Mavic bag was $35 now $23 @ Walmart
Drones can need a lot of accessories, including spare parts, batteries, chargers and cables — so this DJI bag is just the thing for keeping it all safe in one place. There's space for either a DJI Spark or Mavic plus a controller, four batteries, a smartphone and cables/other smaller accessories, and it's currently 35% off in this Walmart deal.
Bower 4-Piece Secure Kit for DJI Spark: was $49 now $15 @ Best Buy
If you own one of DJI's sadly now discontinued Sparks, this secure kit is just the thing to keep it safe. The propeller guards add stability in flight, and the propeller lock holds the blades in place so you can transport it without them getting damaged. There's also a landing gear to give you extra ground clearance when touching down. For $15, it's a steal.
Black Friday drones deals — what to expect in 2021
Given that DJI devices make up the majority of our best drones list, the best Black Friday drones deals will be on DJI products. The Chinese company is holding its own Black Friday sales event, but right now we're seeing better offers on its drones at the likes of Best Buy, B&H Photo and (of course) Amazon.
In terms of models to look for, older drones are always worth considering. These may lose out to newer models in terms of some specs, but it's all relative; the DJI Mini you see above, for instance, can shoot 2.7K rather than 4K as the new DJI Mini 2 can, but that may well be a compromise that's worth making if the price is right.
And of course the best Black Friday drones deals also offer the perfect opportunity to pick up some accessories, whether that's batteries, gimbals, SD cards or cases. We'll keep this page updated with new deals as we see them, so check back regularly as the Black Friday season continues.
When will Black Friday drones deals begin in 2021?
When will Black Friday drones deals begin in 2021?
Black Friday falls on Friday, November 26 and Black Friday drones deals have already started. If you're determined to bag yourself a big bargain this year you'll want to bookmark this page and also our main Black Friday deals hub, to make sure you don't miss out.
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