DJI has finally announced its latest drone which was already leaked a day before its official release. The Mavic Air is DJI’s answer for consumers who wants something that is more powerful than its USD$499 Spark drone and something smaller and cheaper than its USD$999 Mavic Pro.
Priced at USD$799 (~SGD$1052), the Mavic Air comes with most of the features you would expect from a high-end DJI drone. It has a 4K camera on a 3-axis gimbal, 21-minute flight time, 3-directional environment sensing and motion smart capture.
Besides horizontal, vertical, and 180° panoramas, the Mavic Air is also capable of capturing 32 megapixel Sphere panoramas by stitching 25 photos together in just 8 seconds! The Sphere panoramas will also work with the DJI Goggles for a more immersive experience.
The Mavic Air also shoots up to 4K 30fps which gives you UHD quality videos, with support for recording 1080p 120 fps slow-motion videos.
The Mavic Air comes in a dramatically reduced form factor with its 3D foldable design that makes it as tall and wide as a smartphone when folded. DJI said that it has refined every aspect of the drone to make the Mavic Air.
Comes in White, Black and Red, the Mavic Air looks like a cross breed between the Spark and the Mavic Pro from certain angle and would definitely appeal to drone flyers who love the Spark form factor and the power of the Mavic Pro.
DJI also promised to update the software of the DJI GO app for the Mavic Air as well. New shootings modes like the QuickShots and SmartCaptures are now available together with better gesture controls and obstacle avoidance ability.
|Spark||Mavic Air||Mavic Pro|
|Max Flight Time||16 mins||21 mins||27 mins|
|Video Quality||1080P||4K Ultra HD||4K|
Check out some of the early Mavic Air review below: