DJI MAVIC AIR – Does smaller mean better?
DJI Mavic Air has folding arms and its dimensions in folded state are only 168x83x49 mm. When unfolded, the dimensions expand to 168×184×64 mm. The weight is 430 grams.
The 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor with 12 MPx resolution can capture video in either 4K/30 fps or FullHD/120 fps. Its maximum bitrate is 100 Mbit/s. The lens has 85° FOV and the whole camera is stabilized using 3-axis gimbal. All your recordings are saved to the 8 GB internal memory which is expandable by a memory card Still images can also be saved in RAW format which gives you much wider range of editing options.
FligtAutonomy 2.0 collects data from various sensors around the drone and ensures that the Mavic Air won’t hit any obstacles either in front of, under or behind it.
The maximum flight speed is 68 km/h and the drone can fly even in the wind of 35 km/h maximum speed. Of course, gesture control and several automatic modes (Rocket, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Asteroid and Boomerang) are implemented as well.
The 2375 mAh battery should keep the drone in the air for about 21 minutes. Its range is 2 km (CE) or 4 km (FCC).
The price is set to 849€ and Fly More Combo can be purchased for 1049€. Both versions are available here in three different colors.
In case you’re not sure which DJI drone is the right one for you, there’s a comprehensive comparison between Mavic Air, Mavic Pro and DJI Spark.