What are the best-selling drones of August 2022? The parents over at B&H Photograph, a New York-based on-line photograph retailer, shared some gross sales knowledge with The Drone Woman, giving of us a glimpse at what drones individuals really purchase.
B&H’s knowledge then generated an inventory of the highest 10 best-selling drones, or some other drone accent filed underneath B&H’s Drones & Aerial Imaging part of its store. That features digital camera drones, racing drones, newbie drones, plus different components and equipment like batteries, FPV goggles, alternative components and different miscellaneous equipment.
The information particularly appears at gross sales of drones and equipment, throughout the week of August 15. That’s the week earlier than DJI launched its all-new Avata, a CineWhoop-style FPV drone. Understand that the week-long time interval offers extra of a snapshot, however can also be a extra restricted pattern measurement than, say, a 12 months. That makes it extra seemingly that a couple of outliers may skew the information (and B&H didn’t share precise gross sales counts).
That mentioned, the outcomes are particularly fascinating for one large cause: 9 out of the ten gadgets on B&H’s High 10 checklist of best-selling drones and equipment comes from DJI. That’s despite the truth that DJI sells merchandise by loads of different manufacturers, together with Parrot, Yuneec, Blacksheep, Sony and extra. The lone, non-DJI drone on the checklist comes from Autel, which is basically seen because the closest competitor to DJI.
So with that, right here have been B&H’s best-selling drones and equipment in August 2022:
This knowledge offers some fascinating nuggets of perception:
Equipment promote nicely: The highest-selling merchandise is definitely an adjunct. This implies that individuals are nonetheless on the lookout for gadgets to purchase, and so they’re repeatedly searching for methods to improve their gear. A Impartial-Density Filter, or ND filter, is a good way to try this. These equipment pop in your digital camera and scale back the quantity of sunshine that enter the lens, which is superb when filming in brilliant daylight or for situations like taking a long-exposure shot throughout the day.
Mini 3 Professional is the top-selling drone: Mini 3 Professional really reveals up in three totally different iterations on this checklist. As a result of it’s bought in a couple of totally different combos primarily based round what equipment and add-ons you need, it’d really be B&H’s top-selling drone, if all have been grouped collectively.
Although, breaking out the Mini 3 Professional by combo equipment does present distinctive perception, as nicely. The whole equipment is the best-selling, which means individuals are keen to pay extra if it means they get the RC Distant and different gadgets which might be included within the Fly Extra Package Plus, like spare batteries, in a single bundle.
Although nonetheless a best-seller, the “least-best-selling” model of the Mini 3 Professional was the standalone drone, which you should purchase for lower than $700. DJI did prospects a stable by letting them recycle their outdated controllers and purchase the drone, sans controller at a decrease price. However contemplating that the model of the Mini 3 Professional that comes with a controller sells higher, this implies that both individuals utterly new to DJI (or individuals who haven’t upgraded their DJI gear shortly) are those principally shopping for it, versus individuals who have the most recent fashions of drones always upgrading.
The subsequent-best promoting drone is DJI’s fanciest, small digital camera drone, the Mavic 3: The Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo is the one different DJI drone to make the checklist. Curiously, it’s the $5,000 Cine Combo, reasonably than the roughly-$2,000 DJI Mavic 3 drone.
Earlier this month, I in contrast the DJI Mini 3 Professional vs. Mavic 3, however it was the $2,000 model we analyzed. By and huge, the Mini 3 Professional was the winner on each degree — and B&H customers consider it. The Mini 3 Professional held up extremely nicely to the Mavic 3, regardless of being lower than half the price.
What I didn’t evaluate was the upgraded Cine Combo, which takes the Mavic 3 and turns it up about 10 notches because of mega upgrades together with help for Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, and Apple ProRes 422 LT encoding. It additionally has a built-in 1TB SSD.
For critical skilled photographers, it appears Mavic 3 is the best way to go. However for extra informal photographers, vloggers, and vacationers, the DJI Mini 3 Professional might need simply cannibalized the Mavic 3 by offering an analogous expertise at a cheaper price.
EVO Nano+ Drone is the best-selling, non-DJI drone: It’s onerous to not see why this drone is common, too. The EVO Nano collection is an entry-level aerial digital camera designed for absolute newbies, and it weighs 249 grams, making it an in depth competitor to the DJI Mini lineup.
Throughout the Nano collection is the Nano and the slightly-upgraded (thus dearer) Nano+. The first distinction is a greater digital camera (1/1.28-inch CMOS sensor vs. a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor).
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