We at Drone Rush would like to wish you a Happy Holidays!
It was a decently great year to be a drone pilot. We were excited for some of the machines that hit the market in 2020, we didn’t get to fly as much as previous years, but we know that many of you did. Perhaps you got an early and long break from school, perhaps you took some time off of work to spend with family, either way, I noticed more drones in the skies in my neighborhood than ever before.
Thank you all for joining us on the adventures of drone flight, we hope we can continue to grow with you next year and beyond.
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Are you shopping for a new drone for yourself or as a gift for a loved one? We want to help!
Below are our top picks for drones we think you should consider. We’ll break up the list into our top five picks of the year, then list out some of the best deals we can find this holiday shopping season.
Best drones of 2020
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Best drone deals
After the launch of the DJI Mini 2, the price of the original mini is down a little. We are consistently seeing the DJI Mavic Mini for $369, and often for $359. If 2.7K video is good enough for you, we can’t think of a better drone under $400. If you are set on getting a 4K drone, the DJI Mini 2 is $449, and is absolutely worth checking out.
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is (still) the latest and greatest consumer Phantom drone on the market. This powerful machine is both a capable flying camera and a powerful airframe for hauling other payloads. Make no mistake, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is just as capable at being a flying camera, and costs a little less, but it’s a much smaller airframe. If you’re looking for a flying camera, research both of these drones, if you are looking to haul any sort of payload, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is your best bet.
The PowerVision PowerEgg X was one of the coolest drones launched at CES 2020. This machine is a decently capable 4K camera drone in its default configuration, but then you can install a waterproof housing to keep flying when the weather is not cooperating, plus, attach the landing gear to try your hand at flying from water. But wait, there’s more! The PowerEgg X comes with the hardware to turn the drone into a hand-held video camera. The object tracking capabilities keep your subject in frame over an impressive range, so you can attach the drone to a tripod and perform for your friends and family.
- Parrot Bebop drones for $66 – $294
- Potensic A20 nano drone for $30
- RCGeek drone accessories for $7 – $16
- Hard case for Mavic Air 2 and Mini 2 controller for $14
DJI Holiday sale!
The folks at DJI have their own sale up and running. Save some cash on a new drone, or some accessories to keep your existing drone in the air longer.
- DJI Mavic Air 2 Gift Combo for $1049
- DJI Mavic Mini for $359
- DJI Mavic 2 Pro for $1539
- DJI Osmo Action camera for $199
- DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 for $1519
- DJI Osmo Pocket for $249
- DJI Osmo Mobile 3 for $99
- DJI Ronin-SC for $379
- Ryze Tello Boost Combo for $135
- RoboMaster S1 for $449
Stay tuned for more! We’ll be monitoring the deals for more drones with a decent price reduction. There may not be much time left to buy before Christmas, but there’s plenty of time before the sun comes out next spring!