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The biggest drone brands including DJI, Parrot, Yuneec, and Autel Robotics have all released Black Friday sales. You can save several hundred dollars on the most popular models. We have compiled a list of all of the major drones that are on sale. More deals may be coming out in the next few days, and you can count on us to keep you updated.
With the holidays coming up, this Black Friday is the perfect time to stock up gifts. Drones are always a good choice whether you are looking for gifts for others or yourself. All types of drones will be discounted for Black Friday including premium camera drones and cheap toy-grade versions.
DJI offers the easiest to use and most powerful drones, but they are more expensive than other options.
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Choosing the right drone for you
With so many drones to choose from, how do you decide which one to buy? Drones can be classified roughly into 4 categories: toy drones, hobby drones, camera drones, and racing drones. Depending on your level of experience, desired application, and budget, you may pick a drone from any of these categories
Toy drones are mostly recommended for kids and beginners. Most toy drones are micro or nano drones that can be safely flown indoors. Designed for ease of use, the control mechanics of toy drones are simple and intuitive. Since they do not have sophisticated features, they are also some of the most affordable drone models.
Hobby drones are a step up from the toy drones in terms of features and flight experience. Although most hobby drones are equipped with cameras, these cameras do not have high enough specs for them to be considered camera drones. Hobby drones are great for flying around for pure leisure. Some are even equipped with FPV technology, which makes drone flight more immersive and entertaining.
Camera drones come with high-quality cameras, capable of capturing videos with at least 1080p resolution. They also come with gimbals so that they can capture perfectly leveled and stable videos. Most camera drones are professional-grade, meaning you would frequently find them being used in commercial drone photography jobs. With sophisticated technology such as automated flight modes and obstacle avoidance systems, camera drones are much more expensive compared to toy drones and beginner drones.
Racing drones are built for speed. Mostly built with lightweight and aerodynamic frames, racing drones eliminate all other features that are deemed unnecessary to achieve the fastest speeds that a drone can achieve. Most racing drone kits are designed for customization. As such, the most successful drone racers are those that can make small tweaks and adjustments to their drone setups to achieve incremental improvements in performance. This field is reserved for the most technically experienced drone pilots.
Drones have been massively popular for several years, and this popularity has not appeared to die down this year. With so many great deals available this Black Friday, this is the perfect time to buy a drone.