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2022 Christmas buying guide: drones to put under the tree

Josh Spires | 18 November, 2022 | News

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Christmas is nearing and it's time to start looking the perfecto drone to buy friends or family, especially with increase in delivery times and lower stock availability. Let's look at some of the best drones to put under the Christmas tree in 2022.

Best overall: DJI Mini 3 Pro

The biggest drone of the year and arguably the best mini drone at the moment is the DJI Mini 3 Pro. Mini 3 Pro features the latest of DJI's smart flight modes, an impressive camera, and forward-facing obstacle avoidance sensors all in a package under 250 grams.

Top features:

  • Weighs less than 249g
  • Tri-directional obstacle sensing
  • 34-min max flight time
  • 4k 60fps video
  • 4k 30fps HDR video
  • Vertical shooting
Buy DJI Mini 3 Pro w/ DJI RC | Buy the latest Mini 3 Pro accessories

    Best camera: DJI Mavic 3 Classic

    DJI Mavic 3 Classic takes the great main camera from the original Mavic 3 and lowers the price. Mavic 3 Classic captures amazing quality photos and video with a 4/3 Hasselblad sensor and a 46-minute flight time.

    Top features:

    • 4/3 CMOS Hasselblad Camera
    • 5.1K HD Video
    • 46-min Max Flight Time
    • Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
    • 15km HD Video Transmission
    • Advanced RTH
    Buy DJI Mavic 3 Classic w/DJI RC | Buy the latest Mavic 3 Classic accessories

      Under 250 grams: Autel EVO Nano+

      Another great option under 250 grams is the Autel EVO Nano+, featuring a 1/1.28" CMOS sensor capable of 4K HDR video and 50MP stills with a flight time of up to 28 minutes.

      Top features:

      • RYYB 1/1.28" CMOS sensor
      • 4k HDR video
      • 50MP photos
      • F/1.9 aperture
      • 16x digital zoom
      • Dynamic Track 2.1
      • 28-min battery life
      Buy Autel EVO Nano+ | Buy the latest EVO Nano+ accessories

        FPV drone: DJI Avata

        DJI Avata is DJI's second FPV drone packed with DJI's great technology. Avata gives users the ability to easily fly FPV with its beginner flight modes, easy-to-use goggles and great image quality allowing for 4K/60fps videos to be captured. DJI Avata can also be controlled using DJI's Motion Controller.

        Learn more about the FPV rules.

        Top features:

        • Immersive Flight Experience
        • Intuitive Motion Control
        • 4K/60fps 155° Super-Wide FOV Videos
        • Powerful Video Stabilisation
        • Weighs About 410 g, Lightweight and Portable
        • Enhanced Safety with Built-in Propeller Guard
        • 10km 1080p Low-Latency Video Transmission

        Buy DJI Avata Pro-View Combo | Buy the latest Avata accessories

        Drone for the kids: Ryze Tech Tello

        The Ryze Tech Tello powered by DJI is one of the best beginner drones for both kids and adults. The drone is the perfect indoor drone and comes packed with DJI's great flight control software and the ability to easily code its movements, making it a great way to get into programming.

        Top features:

        • DJI Flight Tech
        • 13-minute flight time
        • Powerful Tello app
        • EZ Shots
        • Throw & Go
        • Auto Takeoff & Landing
        Buy Ryze Tech Tello | Buy the latest Tello accessories

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