The New DJI Mavic Air Is Foldable And Costs US $799
DJI has launched yet another product in the every increasing drone market. The new DJI Mavic Air is a foldable drone and costs US $799 (Rs 51.000 approx.) At this price, the Mavic Air sits right between the company’s cheapest offering, the Mavic Spark (US $499) and the priciest offering, the Mavic Pro (US $999). There’s also a US $999 combo pack that includes two additional batteries and propellers, a charging hub and a travel bag. The new DJI Mavic Air is up for pre-order starting today from DJI’s site and is set to start shipping from January 28.
The DJI Mavic Air folds up to fit in a pocket and to show off the feature, company’s director of North America actually stuffed two of the “smartphone-size” drones into his vest pocket at the launch event. It’s roughly half the size of the Pro and weighs around 41% of its predecessor.
The Mavic Air has a 1/2.3-inch wide-angle lens with an f/2.8 aperture that shoots 3840 x 2160 px videos at 24 or 30 frames per second or 12MP photos. It has a top speed of 42.5 miles per hour, can withstand winds of up to 22 miles per hour, and has a 2.5 mile range thanks to a new antenna design.
DJI claims that the new ventilation system in the DJI Mavic Air will help tackle overheating in a better way. It also has a 3-axis gimbal casing for the camera and thanks to a new even-camera obstacle avoidance system, it should be relatively easier and safer to fly. A new remote control with an integrated screen also comes bundled with the DJI Mavic Air.
There are new shooting modes, better gesture controls, and the company claims it’s improved its image processing in order to maximise the result out of its relatively small sensor. The flying time of 21 minutes of the DJI Mavic Air, just like the price, sits right between the flying time of the DJI Mavic Spark (16 minutes) and DJI Mavic Pro (27 minutes).
The DJI Mavic Air will be available in Onyx Black, Arctic White, and Flame Red, either as the drone itself or with a “Fly More” accessory pack.