Amazon offers the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone for $1,186.01 shipped. Normally $1,249, this is a new all-time low and is the best available. The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is the latest from the highly-rated drone company and features optical zoom, so you can get closer to your subject without moving the drone at all. Rated 4.7/5 stars from early reviews, and you can learn more at DroneDJ.

For a more budget-friendly drone option, check out this highly-rated 720p drone with GPS for $250 shipped. You’ll lose out on DJI’s build quality and warranty, as well as the Hasselblad lens, but it’s a great starter option.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom features:

  • See the Bigger Picture: Powered by a 1/2.3 inch CMOS 12MP sensor with up to four-times zoom, including a two-times optical zoom (24 – 48mm).
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 905g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128GB
  • Enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression.
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos
  • What you get: Mavic 2 Zoom, Intelligent Flight Battery, Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C), USB Adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)

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