DJI just announced Mavic Air, their latest consumer drone in New York. As expected, the UAV is a mix between the Spark and the Mavic Pro. Let’s see the specs and pricing! #actionmagic
Yesterday, we were hoping for a drone that could give us the best of both worlds – the light body and compact form of Spark and a performance similar to the one offered by Mavic Pro. Turns out, Mavic Air is just that. Folded, the drone has a smaller footprint than even the Spark (an achievement on its own) and is 40% lighter than the Mavic Pro.
DJI was careful to touch this mid-range level not only in terms of specs but also price. Mavic Air is going to cost $799, clearly more than the Spark but still budget-friendly enough for those who didn’t dare come near Mavic Pro.
So what does Mavic Air bring to the table?
- 4K video recording capabilities at up to 30fps (thanks to a new 1/2.3-inch sensor)
- 12MP stills
- a top speed of 42.5mph
- new shooting modes (32MP panorama or Tiny Planet style-shots)
- new 3-axis gimbal system
- gesture control
- 21 minutes flight time
- seven-camera obstacle avoidance system
- 2.5 mile range
- remote with built-in screen
Mavic Air is up for purchase on the official website. You can choose between three colors: white, black and red.
Disappointed or not? Has DJI fulfilled your drone dreams?