We are talking about the greatest drone ever!! DJI’s Mavic Pro is utterly tiny, foldable and super smart and an intelligent drone is here. DJI makes fantastic drones with some of the most advanced features on the market and with that capability, the DJI has owned the American drone market for a while. With a little practice anyone can fly one and pull off the kind of photos and videos you used to need a film crew and helicopter to get. Alternatively, GoPro, the most popular action camera firm, announced its own drone and stole a bit of DJI’s hyper.
Now it seems like DJI Mavic Pro is DJI taking back all the thunder lost back. With the launch of its new kind of drone, the DJI’s Mavic Pro unit is extremely small and portable, but still packs all the high-end features DJI drones are known for. Like the previously introduced GoPro Karma, the Mavic Pro is a full-featured aerial photography drone that can be folded up. While the Karma fits easily into the backpack, the Mavic Pro is tine enough to fit in a back pocket then, and weighs just 1.65 pounds.
Amazing thing about the newest version of Mavic Pro is that, it shrinks the physical form factor of a DJI drone down significantly, although, it doesn’t even sacrifice any of the advanced features that make the Phantom series so popular. You still get sensors on the front and bottom, providing you with obstacle avoidance, subject tracking, autonomous landing, and by the way, stability indoors without GPS. The Mavic Pro has 27 minutes of battery life, a five-camera vision system, a 4K, 12-megapixel camera on a 3-axis gimbal. On hardware alone, it compares with most of the top consumer drones out there available now.
The Mavic Pro built with powerful brains that made products like DJI’s most recent Phantom 4 a super hit. Using that five-camera vision module, it can spot obstacles and avoid them. It is capable of all kinds of autonomous flight tricks including several different follow modes. Mavic Pro can also lead you in front, follow you at a profile, and even do a neat trick where it actually fits in circles around you while you move.
The DJI’s new drone can go even faster or slower depending on your needs. The Mavic Pro drone has a super fast sport mode that sends the thing careening through the air up to 40 mph. Tripod mode is there, which its speed is limited so that you can get super steady shots in doors. Funny trick is the gesture control, which allow you to just wave at the drone to engage various modes – flailing your arms to set the Mavic Pro into follow mode or to capture a quick selfie.
Using the Force to control a drone isn’t you bag, the Mavic Pro has a relatively small controller that can be folded up when not in use, which relatively doesn’t require a smartphone to use. It’s a bit different from GoPro’s Karma – and it will add another $250 to price tag, too. The remote has also been miniaturized. Now roughly the size of a NES controller, with a small screen that provides basic telemetry: height, speed, distance, and orientation. Fly with just that or clip your phone in to add the live camera view and advanced flight mode options.
The Mavic Pro sans controller costs just $750, or you can use an app on your smartphone for basic controls. That’s $50 less than the larger, camera-less Karma. The price, with controller, jumps high up to $1000 – which is in line withthe Karma when a Hero 5 action camera is included.
DJI Mavic Pro Hadware Key Specifications
- 12.35MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor, FOV 78.8° 28 mm, f/2.2 lens
- 4K video at 30fps, 720p at 120fps
- 1080P/720P Live feed
- Max Speed: 40mph (65kph) in Sport Mode
- 3-axis mechanical gimbal
- DJI Goggles – Displays 85-degree view from the drone in full 1080p
- 3830mAh battery with up to 27 minutes of flight
- Transmission range of up to 4.3 mi (7km)
- Dimensions: 83x83x198mm (when folded); Weight: 734g (including battery and propellers,excluding gimbal cover)
- Two 1080p screensm, Up to 1080p image transmission and OcuSync wireless low latency connection.
DJI also introduced a new heads-up display – called Goggles. Looks a lot like virtual reality headset ever made. DJI’s Goggles are all white and were specifically designed to give first-person views of a drone as it’s flying. The Goggles are designed to deliver 85-degree video to two 1080p displays inside the headset. For now, there is no official price or availability date on DJI Goggles, but the firm is currently selling a bundle without the headset for US$ 1000. Additional Mavic Pro Intelligent Flight Batteries costs $89, Mavic Pro Fly More Combo, including a Mavic Pro, two extra Intelligent Flight Battery cells, extra propellers, a charging Hub, adapter, car charger and a shoulder back will be available at $1,299.
Pre-orders for the DJI Mavic Pro start today and it will be shipping from October 15.
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