DJI Mavic Pro Review
When we think of drones, the obvious though is that of a miniature helicopter that is big and has four arms. However, of late, drone makers have been sticking to more small and portable versions, such as the GoPro Karma or the Yuneec Breeze. With DJI, we now have the brand’s smallest drone yet, the Mavic Pro. It can fold up to the size of a water bottle and boasts of features seen in previous DJI models, along with the addition of new models as well.
The DJI Mavic Pro measures 3.27×7.8×3.27 inches when folded and looks pretty adorable to start with. It weighs about that of a water bottle. DJI has also managed to put an airframe that is ultra light, weighing only about 750 grams. Comparing it to the Phantom 4, it is half in size and weight.
The new folding deign is great and one will not require a special case. The two front arms swing back and the back arms can flip down towards the drone’s body. The Mavic Pro is solid and getting everything setup is also pretty easy.
The drone comes with a set of features like front and bottom mounted sensors, subject tracking, obstacle avoidance, geo-fencing and self-piloted return landings. It can hit a top speed of 65kmph and can fly steadily. A single charge allows for 27 minutes of flight time and one can stay connected for up to 7 km away.
Video and images
The Mavic Pro comes with a camera that is non-removable. It can record 4K video at 30fps and FHD video at 96fps. The latter resolution may also be streamed to Facebook, Periscope and YouTube, although at a lees frame rate of 30fps. The lens on the drone is a 28mm one and it does well to get the most in a frame without getting distorted. The ISO range offered is between 100-1600 and it can be changed in flight.
There is an ActiveTrack functionality that allows for professional looking videos. You can set the target to be tracked and that can be done via – Profile (to follow alongside), Trace (follow from behind or front) and Spotlight (camera trains to the subject despite where drone is flying) modes.
Photos shot with the Mavic Pro come in 12MP resolution and in the DNG raw format. You can also choose between RAW and JPEG options for the type of images files.
With the Mavic Pro, DJI has done great in several terms. It has made it easier to control a drone and shoot thrilling videos. An improved smartphone app and gesture controls also needs a mention. Besides, it offers a drone that is portable and easy to control as well.
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The DJI Mavic Pro Review by DG Electronics