The big shopping bonanza is here! And yes, that means tons of 2020 Amazon Prime Day drone deals. You’ll find ultra-popular drones, like DJI’s Mavic Mini on sale. You’ll find toy drones for sale — great for getting kids (or a newbie adult) into the hobby. And perhaps most importantly for a drone pilot who already has enough drones (even though you can never have enough drones), you’ll find tons of great accessories and gear to improve your flying setup on sale.
Amazon Prime Day kicks off today as a 2-day event, running between Oct. 13 and 14. You do need to be an Amazon Prime member in order to participate in the 2020 Amazon Prime Day drone deals, but here’s a trick: just sign up for an Amazon Prime 30-day free trial. (Of course, you’ll have to Just cancel your membership after your Prime Day purchase if you don’t want to pay the Amazon Prime membership fee).
This list will be updated throughout Amazon Prime Day (or should we say, days). But for now, here are the best 2020 Amazon Prime Day drone deals thus far:
2020 Amazon Prime Day drone deals
The DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo has never before been on sale — until now! As part of the Amazon Prime Day drone deal, you’ll get the Mavic Mini Fly More Combo for just $399 (normally $499). That’s 20% off, for $100 savings.
The Mavic Mini is an incredible entry-level drone. It’s small and easy to fly. And given its uber-cheap cost, there’s not a ton to lose. Typically the drone alone would cost $399. As part of the 2020 Amazon Prime Day drone deal, you get all the “Fly More” extras, including a two-way charging hub, three batteries, three sets of extra propellers and a carrying case, for the same price.
Check out my review of the DJI Mavic Mini here.
- Usual Price: $499
- 2020 Amazon Prime Day price: $399 ($100 off, for a 20% savings)
- Buy the DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo now.
The Potensic A20 Mini Drone is an even lower-cost way to dabble into drones.
Even though it’s “cheap,” it doesn’t necessarily fly like a cheap product. The drone includes features like altitude hold, headless mode and one key take-off / landing, making it still pretty easy to control and stabilize during flight.
- Usual Price: $49.99
- 2020 Amazon Prime Day price: $23.79 ($26.20 off, for a 52% savings)
- Buy the Potensic mini drone now.
If you want a low-cost toy drone with a camera, go for the SNAPTAIN A10 Mini Foldable Drone.
It’s definitely a toy drone, so temper your expectations in terms of camera quality. But if you’re just looking to dabble into drones or want to get something for a kid, here’s a good one.
There’s a 720P HD Camera, which displays live video via an app you can download to your smart phone to see what the drone sees in real-time. It also removes a number of frustrations newcomers may experience while flying by including flying modes like gravity sensor mode, altitude hold mode, headless mode, one key start/landing/return, emergency stop and 3 speed mode adjustment — all features that can remove some of the headaches of drone flying.
- Usual Price: $39.99
- 2020 Amazon Prime Day price: $31.99 ($8.00 off, for a 20% savings)
- Buy the SNAPTAIN A10 Mini Foldable Drone now.
2020 Amazon Prime Day deals on other great gear for dronies
Drones may be the main attraction, but some of the best drone deals are on other products that dronies will still surely use. Here are some great drone-adjacent products you may be interested in, whether it’s to improve your video editing setup or to help you out in the field as you’re flying.
These wireless headphones help cut down on cords when I’m editing drone video (or let’s be real, just anytime I’m listening to anything). Made by Beats, you can expect extremely high audio quality. They last 9 hours on one charge, fit well with smartly-designed ear hooks, and even are sweat resistant.
- Usual Price: $249.95
- 2020 Amazon Prime Day price: $174.95 ($75.00 off, for a 30% savings)
- Buy Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones now.
Amazon Giftcards: $10 free when you spend $40 on gift cards
Let’s be honest, you’re inevitably going to spend money on Amazon — today or any day. This is basically a 20% off $50 coupon, for anything you want (whether or not it’s actually on sale). Gift cards can be mailed to you, printed at home or sent via email.
No, it’s not too good to be true. It is true. Hurry though. This deal is today (Tuesday) only.
Most drones record footage to MicroSD cards — and this one is a high-quality one. It’s ideal for recording 4K UHD video including, yes, video from drones, thanks to its ultra fast read and write speeds of up to 100MB/S (read) and 90MB/S (write). Plus, it’s waterproof.
- Usual Price: $35.56
- 2020 Amazon Prime Day price: $27.99 ($7.57 off, for a 21% savings)
- Buy the Samsung Evo Select MicroSD card now.
Wow, I’ve never seen the DJI Osmo Action this cheap. The DJI Osmo Action is the drone maker’s response to GoPro: a small, waterproof camera that features 4K/60fps 100Mbps video, dual screens, and EIS.
The Osmo Action was first launched at $379 and has dropped dramatically in price since then, but never this dramatically. I was impressed earlier this summer when the DJI Osmo Action dropped down to $259. Considering it’s now $60 cheaper than that at just $199, I’d grab this deal before it’s gone.
- Usual Price: $245 (though originally $379)
- 2020 Amazon Prime Day price: $199
- Buy the DJI Osmo Action now.
I’ll be searching Amazon all day today and tomorrow to find more great deals for you — and continuously updating this page.
Spotted any great drone deals readers should know about? Leave a comment below!