Best selling consumer camera drones (up to $2K) on Amazon in January – February time period. Drone sales on Amazon are often indicative of overall consumer drone sales as a decent percentage of customers prefer ordering from them. Please see notes at the end for our opinion on the trends driving these sales and rankings.
Hot Sellers below that we cannot accurately place in exact order due to Amazon differing categories which don’t line up.
Parrot BeBop 1 (refurb) – Hot Seller at $179 – w/GPS and Camera, etc. –
No longer on the Top Charts
The Yuneec Typhoon H appears to have fallen off the Charts with their H model ranking well over #1,000 in Camera and Photo. The prices seem to have increased which may be responsible for it ranking so poorly –
The older Yuneec Q500 4K is selling about the same numbers as the Typhoon H – coming in at #1,438 in Camera & Photo. At most times of years, units ranking much about #1,000 do not make it to this listing. We will call these two models “honorable mention” for this report!
Note: DJI models can be ordered worldwide direct from DJI also at this link.
Note that DJI also has a “Refurbished” Section where some models which are not available any longer (Phantom 3 Pro, regular Phantom 4) may be found at discount prices and with a good warranty:
Many Parrot models can also be purchased from their online store at this link.
Our Analysis of the Above – State of the Consumer Drone Industry Early 2017
Droneflyers.com has many detailed articles about the State of the Consumer Industry – recently articles can be found about DJI, Parrot’s layoffs and GoPro’s failure to crack the market. In addition we offer short analysis of the current sales trends such as the one below.
The current Amazon data shows some interesting trends. Consumers seem more than willing to spend MORE than before on Flying Cameras. While 2015-2016 saw a reduction or leveling of the average sales prices, we are now seeing spiking popularity of more expensive models. These include the Mavic Pro, which while the sales price is $999, the average “ticket” is closer to $1400 because many customers buy the more complete package and/or additional batteries, extra warranties, etc.
The same is evident in the popularity of the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro – a model which starts at $1499 ($1799 for unit with included screen). This unit has the more advanced 1″ Sony Sensor as well as additional features for the more experience photographer or videographer. [Read more…]