Black Friday’s best drone deals include a new record-low price for a 4K DJI bundle
UPDATE: Nov. 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST This post has been updated with the best Black Friday drone deals of 2022. Here’s a brief overview:
BEST 4K DRONE DEAL: The immersive DJI FPV reaches speeds up to 87 miles per hour and shoots in 4K/60fps video with a 150-degree FOV. Its “Combo” bundle has never been this cheap before — $899$1,299 (save $400)
BEST BUDGET DRONE DEAL: TheHoly Stone HS440 comes with a carrying case and two batteries for up to 40 minutes of flight time. It’s also sitting at an all-time-low price — $74.99$109.99 (save $35 with Amazon Prime coupon)
BEST KIDS DRONE DEAL: The well-reviewed Holy Stone HS190 is an adorable RC quadcopter that can auto-hover and do flips — $23.93$32.99 (save $9.06 with Amazon Prime coupon)
Anyone who’s shopped for a consumer-friendly drone before knows that DJI is the market’s uncontested leader. They also know that it’s oddly hard to find DJI drones on sale. (And if/when it happens, they still tend to skew expensive.) Even ahead of Black Friday 2022, we’re only seeing one DJI model enjoying a discount across major retailers.
If you’re trying to score a good deal on a drone this holiday season (without completely blowing your budget), we recommend expanding your search to other brands like Contixo, Holy Stone, and Autel Robotics. Below, you’ll find a running list of the best Black Friday deals on drones, from fancy 4K cameras suited for aerial photography to cheap kid-friendly RCs.
Note: Any newly added or updated deals have been marked with a ✨, while deals with a strikeout were either sold out or expired at the time of writing.
If you’ve got some wiggle room in your budget, the DJI FPV is a really cool drone for advanced users. It can shoot 4K/60fps video with a 150-degree FOV at up to 120 Mbps and reach a max speed of about 87 miles per hour, with up to 20 minutes of runtime and safety features like obstacle sensing that keep it safe during adventurous flights. It comes with goggles for a first-person flight experience (as opposed to just watching its footage from your phone), and can be paired with multiple goggles to share the flight with your friends in real-time.
The DJI FPV Combo (with the drone itself, goggles, a remote controller, batteries, a power adapter, and other accessories) retailed for $999 on Amazon last Black Friday, but this year it’s on sale for only $899. That’s 31% off its $1,299 MSRP and its lowest price to date. (If it sells out there, check Best Buy: They had it in stock for $899.99 at the time of writing.)
Featuring a foldable design, voice/gesture control support, and an adjustable 1080P HD camera with a 112-degree wide-angle lens, the Holy Stone HS440 is an entry-level quadcopter that’s suitable for users of all experience levels. It comes with two batteries for up to 40 minutes of flight time and a convenient carrying case.
It’s also sitting at a new record-low price ahead of Black Friday: Amazon has it on sale for just $74.99, which is 32% off its suggested retail price of $109.99. (Note the $15 extra savings coupon for Prime members on its product page.)
This cute little foldable RC drone for kids and toddlers (another Holy Stone creation) has a huge fanbase on Amazon, racking up a 4.2/5-star overall rating with more than 10,000 reviews. Highlights include one-key takeoffs and landings, an Altitude Hold mode that keeps it hovering in place when the user’s hands are off the controls, and a High Speed Rotation function that makes it capable of doing 360-degree flips.
The Holy Stone HS190 typically retails for $32.99 on the brand’s website, but Amazon will give it to you for just $23.93 with another Prime-exclusive coupon — that’s a 27% savings. (It rarely ever dips below $24.)