Parrot Anafi FPV review

Parrot has added all-new goggles to its versatile 21-megapixel drone. Is this the best mid-priced camera drone yet?

Parrot Anafi FPV review
(Image: © Adam Juniper/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Chasing the top spot in the global drone market, Parrot’s Anafi had to be pretty special, and it was, with still-unmatched features like the full 180-degree tilt on the gimbal and batteries with built-in USB charging ports. The addition of FPV might seem frivolous fun at first, but it actually improves things from a photographer's perspective as well as being a great deal of fun. The addition of some long-requested software features are just the icing on the cake.


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    Quick TTL view

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    EV adjustment handy

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    Excellent value


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    Phone adjustment

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    No collision sensors

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    Goggles are hard on nose

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To be 100% honest, we had mixed feelings about testing the Parrot Anafi FPV. There’s no question that the 21-megapixel camera drone is a well-engineered aircraft with much to offer, but donning 'first-person view' goggles was, we thought, the preserve of the clique of talented pilots who race quadcopters at over 100mph. We hadn’t yet made the connection with photography, video-making, or just plain fun.

The Parrot Anafi was originally launched – without the FPV option – in 2018, pushing the DJI Mavic Air into a distinct second place in many respects with class-leading 25-minutes flight time and the unique ability to tilt its camera all the way up as well as down, and a cunning lossless zoom taking advantage of its 21 megapixels. The drone is light, while its controller somewhat chunky. Since its original launch a Thermal version has been added, as well as an Extended Package with three batteries and a bigger case. Now this Anafi FPV version gives you a kit version with controller and goggles…

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook