DJI has announced a new drone which combines some of the best features of Mavic Pro and DJI Spark Called DJI Mavic Air, with 4k resolution camera drone, the new $ 799 dragon is super portable and it is also capable of shooting 4K videos.
The DJI Mavic Air will be available in the OXY Black, Arctic white, and Flame red color options. At first glance, the drone looks like DGI Spark is smaller than the Mavic Pro but slightly larger than Spark when it is bent, the Mavic air can still fit in a big pocket. DGI says that the Mavic air is half the size of 41% lighter and Mavic Pro
DJI Roger Luo, president of DJI Roger Luo, said, “When the DJI started the Micro Pro, then he researched a consumer drone: powerful, yet portable, accessible, but advanced”. “Today, with the onset of Mavic Air, we have pushed these features to the next level so that our best consumer drones can be made so far.”
The camera comes with a 1 / 2.3-inch CMOS sensor on the Mavic Air, which is equivalent to 24 mm F / 2.8 lenses according to the vertebrae. It is still capable of capturing 12-megapixel images. It uses the HDR (high dynamic range) algorithm to make sure the images are crisp and sharp. The drone can fly up to 42.5 miles per hour, and it can withstand 22 miles per hour. Apart from this, it also has a 2.5-mile range of antennas.
DJI Mavic Air is able to capture video at 4K resolution in 30 frames-per-second, something that is not capable of sparking. For slow-motion video, the drone can shoot 1080p in full HD at 120fps. The camera is capable of capturing smooth video thanks to its mechanical 3-axis gimbal, the drone comes with internal memory of 8 GB so that users can start shooting on the trip. There is also Micro SDD card slot for expanding storage capacity. Mavic Air also has a USB Type-C port which makes it easy to transfer files faster.
DGI has also expanded the capabilities of its intelligent camera system on the Mavic Air. New 4’s drones support many panorama modes that allow users to create horizontal, vertical and 180-degree images. It also comes with Quick Shot video mode which lets users take professional quality videos with predefined flight paths.
There is also a better activate flight mode which gives multiple objects to the drone meaning and follows singular themes and keeps in-frame all the time. Lastly, there is also Smart Capture in which the user will be able to control the Mavic Air with simple hand gestures.
For flight safety, the DJI has included seven additional cameras and infrared sensors in the Mavic Air. These will be able to collect data that will be processed by the Flight Autopano 2.0 software of the DGI to create a 3D map of the environment. This allows the Mavic Air to avoid objects and other obstacles while flying. An advanced pilot assistance system in the drone can also create a new flight patch in the air while avoiding the object.
Overall, Mavic fits nicely between Mavic Pro ($ 999) and Spark ($ 399) in terms of air facilities, sizes, and pricing. For $ 799, the Mavic Air comes with a drone, a remote controller, a moving case, two pairs of propeller guards and four pairs of propellant. The Mavic Air Fly also has a more combo that includes two extra batteries, two pairs of propellers and a power bank adapter for $ 999 and a charging hub.
Mavic Air is now available for pre-order from the DJI Online Store, DGI Flagship Store and authorized dealers. The Mavic Air will start shipping on January 28.