DJI announced a new innovative drone product Tuesday, the Mavic Pro. The new drone looks rather different than previous DJI products. The small drone, weighing in at 1.64 lbs (including the gimbal cover), is made for ease of use and transportation. The Mavic Pro was designed to be compact, with four folding arms and propellers that tuck into the drone’s body, creating a smaller travelling companion. DJI’s press release compares the drone’s folded up size to be almost that of a water bottle.
“Mavic Pro is a technological triumph,” said Frank Wang, DJI’s CEO and founder.
It appears he’s correct. Despite its size the drone still boasts the same quality that the Phantom and Inspire drones have made DJI known for. The drone’s features include flight autonomy (senses obstacles from up to 49 feet away, preventing damage), 4K stabilized camera, flight performance, OcuSync Transmission System (range of 4.3 miles), and compatibility with DJI Goggles. The drone also boasts a 27 minute flight time.
The drone’s size doesn’t affect its quality of camera either with 4k video at 30fps and full 1080p HD at 96fps. The 12-megapixel camera takes excellent photos and comes with Adobe DNG RAW support for aerial images.
The drone can be controlled by a long range controller or entirely by smartphone with DJI’s GO App. You’ll lose some range by using the smartphone, but the smartphone allows for under a minute of set-up time including getting the drone airborne.
Speed more of your thing? The Mavic Pro can be placed in Sport Mode allowing for smooth speeds of up to 40 mph, a perfect time to be sporting DJI’s Goggles. The first-person goggles conveniently pair with the Mavic Pro for an 85 degree view from the drone’s camera in 1080p. The goggles can switch between third person point of view and first instantly by lifting up the goggles’ mask. Glasses wearers rejoice – the goggles are made to fit comfortably around glasses.
The Mavic Pro is set to be released in mid-October – now available for pre-order on our site!