What are the best-selling drones of August 2022? The oldsters over at B&H Picture, a New York-based on-line photograph retailer, shared some gross sales information with The Drone Woman, giving people a glimpse at what drones individuals truly purchase.
B&H’s information then generated a listing of the highest 10 best-selling drones, or every other drone accent filed below B&H’s Drones & Aerial Imaging part of its store. That features digicam drones, racing drones, newbie drones, plus different components and equipment like batteries, FPV goggles, substitute components and different miscellaneous equipment.
The info particularly appears to be like 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. Needless to say the week-long time interval supplies extra of a snapshot, however can also be a extra restricted pattern dimension than, say, a yr. That makes it extra seemingly that just a few 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 record of best-selling drones and equipment comes from DJI. That’s regardless of 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 record comes from Autel, which is essentially seen because the closest competitor to DJI.
So with that, right here had been B&H’s best-selling drones and equipment in August 2022:
This information supplies some fascinating nuggets of perception:
Equipment promote nicely: The highest-selling merchandise is definitely an adjunct. This implies that persons are nonetheless on the lookout for gadgets to purchase, and so they’re repeatedly looking 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 digicam and scale back the quantity of sunshine that enter the lens, which is superb when filming in shiny daylight or for situations like taking a long-exposure shot throughout the day.
Mini 3 Professional is the top-selling drone: Mini 3 Professional truly exhibits up in three totally different iterations on this record. As a result of it’s offered in just a few totally different combos based mostly round what equipment and add-ons you need, it would truly be B&H’s top-selling drone, if all had been grouped collectively.
Although, breaking out the Mini 3 Professional by combo package does present distinctive perception, as nicely. The entire package is the best-selling, which means persons are keen to pay extra if it means they get the RC Distant and different gadgets which are 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 clients a stable by letting them recycle their previous controllers and purchase the drone, sans controller at a decrease value. 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 newest fashions of drones continuously upgrading.
The following-best promoting drone is DJI’s fanciest, small digicam drone, the Mavic 3: The Mavic 3 Cine Premium Combo is the one different DJI drone to make the record. Curiously, it’s the $5,000 Cine Combo, quite than the roughly-$2,000 DJI Mavic 3 drone.
Earlier this month, I in contrast the DJI Mini 3 Professional vs. Mavic 3, nevertheless it was the $2,000 model we analyzed. By and enormous, the Mini 3 Professional was the winner on each degree — and B&H consumers 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 assist for Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, and Apple ProRes 422 LT encoding. It additionally has a built-in 1TB SSD.
For severe 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 lower cost.
EVO Nano+ Drone is the best-selling, non-DJI drone: It’s laborious to not see why this drone is well-liked, too. The EVO Nano collection is an entry-level aerial digicam designed for absolute learners, and it weighs 249 grams, making it a detailed competitor to the DJI Mini lineup.
Throughout the Nano collection is the Nano and the slightly-upgraded (thus costlier) Nano+. The first distinction is a greater digicam (1/1.28-inch CMOS sensor vs. a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor).
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