October best selling Camera Drones on Amazon – these are camera drones with stabilizing gimbals and GPS.
#2 Phantom 4 – #77 in Camera & Photo – http://amzn.to/2e2DDq4
#3 Phantom 3S #79 in Camera & Photo – http://amzn.to/2dNwJK6
#4 Phantom 3 Advanced – #210 in C and P – http://amzn.to/2dal8Tu
#5 Phantom 3 Pro – #210 in C&P – http://amzn.to/2dQnbOc
#6 Autel X-Star Premium -position unknown – but big seller – http://amzn.to/2dNSd5T
#7 Phantom 3 4K – #643 in Camera & Photo – http://amzn.to/2elt9WH
#8 Yuneec Q500 4K – #841 in Camera & Photo – http://amzn.to/2dai4a6
#9 Yuneec H Hexacopter w/RealSense – #1150 – http://amzn.to/2efdqJg
#10 Autel X-Star (regular) – #1300 in Camera & Photo – http://amzn.to/2edpw1F
Takeaway points for October Camera Drone Sales….
- Higher priced models are selling very well (DJI Mavic, Phantom 4) – as long as they offer something for the extra money. Some higher priced units (Yuneec H, Inspire) have moved down the list.
- Autel appears to be selling as well or better than Yuneec – quite a feat for a newer entry into the marketplace.
- The biggest seller is an expensive model (Mavic Pro) which is not even shipping yet – the Mavic Pro is probably the fastest selling consumer drone in history.
- DJI still maintains a substantial lead in terms of numbers (and dollars) of Camera Drones being sold. Approx. 80% of dollars in the $400-$1500 consumer segment appear to be going to DJI products.
GoPro has decided not to take preorders or even list their new Karma model on Amazon. Experts speculate that GoPro may have decided to stock up brick and mortar (BestBuy) with the first production of Karma drones. Our November update should include more on Karma.
The most important point above is that the Camera Drone consumer does not seem to be price driven as much as technology driven. This is akin to the demand for Apple products – which feature top-of-the-line specs and quality.
This indicates a market that is maturing and consists of some educated consumers – able to discern the hype from the reality.
Related Article – our “Slugfest” comparing all currently available consumer camera drones and looking for a champion.