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Mavic Pro Air Released Today

By: Todd Stabley


With the launch of a brand new drone called the Mavic Air, DJI has further solidified its hold on the prosumer drone market by upping the ante on its already phenomenally popular Mavic Pro. The Air is even smaller than Mavic Pro, and offers comparable specs in a sleek and elegantly designed package as you’d expect from DJI. Additionally, we’re proud that Pratt alum Yumian Deng led the product team that built the Air. (Yumian was also on the project team for the Mavic Pro.) Congratulations, Yumian!

DJI Mavic Air Drone

Below are some of the marquee specs:

  • 3-axis mechanical gimbal
  • 12 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • f 2.8 lens, 35mm equivalent focal length
  • 32MP sphere panoramas
  • 4K 100Mbps video
  • Slow motion video
  • HDR photos
  • 8GB internal storage
  • Foldable remote controller
  • 42.5mph max speed
  • Can handle winds up to 23.6mph

Below is a review by drone expert Casey Neistat that provides a great look at the Mavic Air and includes sample footage from the Air along with the Mavic Pro,  the Phantom Pro, and the Spark, Mavic’s entry level drone and the smallest in their portfolio:

Potential down sides

  • 21 minute flight time is a little less than the Mavic Pro but more than the Spark
  • Uses wifi instead of radio signals for transmitting between the controller and the drone, which Casey reported seemed to be less reliable than radio at times.

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