DJI Mavic, One Ups The GoPro Karma in Size and Portability
DJI has just launched the Mavic, a personal drone with 4k video capabilities. The drone folds down into a very compact size and can be flown for as long as 27 minutes, The DJI Mavic also has some of the features we saw with the DJI Phantom 4, including follow mode and obstacle avoidance.
What DJI has managed to achieve with the Mavic is pretty interesting, a stabilized 4K camera and a visual navigation system, with a 4.3 mile (7 km) range and 27 minute flight time.
Mavic Pro can be switched to Sport Mode, which allows speeds of up to 40 mph (64.8 kph),which is crazy fast for what aims to be a personal drone.
You also get, auto takeoff and land features along with return to home system based on GPS, similar to previous drones from DJI.
The DJI Mavic Pro can be flown with it’s time remote, which can operate with or without an attached phone as a display or simply using a phone and or tablet over WiFi.
The new Terrain Follow mode on the DJI Mavic Pro allows you to race up a slope behind a subject while remaining at a constant height between 1 ft (0.3 m) and 33 ft (10 m). The new Tripod Mode is designed for indoor use, slowing and fine-tuning Mavic Pro’s position and angle based on controller movement inputs.
The Mavic will be sold for US $ 999 for the Drone and Remote, if you want you can purchase just the Mavic Pro, without a remote, for $749. DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo, which includes a Mavic Pro, two extra Intelligent Flight Batteries, extra propellers, a charging hub, an adapter, a car charger and a shoulder bag, will be available for $1,299. The DJI Mavic Pro goes on Sale Oct 15th, and you can pre-order it on DJI’s website today