Drone company DJI recently introduced its newest high-flyer, the Mavic Air Drone.
The sleek, lightweight quadcopter drone is an updated take on the brand’s popular Mavic Pro. A compact, foldable build makes it ultra-portable, and provides substantial weight relief: the Air is 41-percent lighter than its predecessor.
The nearly pocket-sized drone is also stacked with advanced features, most notably a seven-camera vision positioning system and a series of intelligent flight modes. Drone operators will love the positioning system which allows the drone to map the space around itself while in motion, and neatly avoid obstacles.
Additional upgrades include improved Active Track and Quickshot functions, more accurate Active Track, and three new Quickshot settings. Using Panorama, Boomerang, and Asteroid, operators can capture panoramic shots and generate spheric panoramas.
The Mavic Air Drone comes equipped with an advanced camera complete with a 1/2.3 CMOS sensor, a 34mm lens, 4K video capabilities, and the ability to shoot 13-megapixel stills. The powerful camera is set inside an updated 3-axis gimbal with upgraded stabilization and protection capabilities.
Available starting at $799, DJI’s new Mavic Air drone is also faster than the Pro, and capable of a top speed of 42.5 miles per hour.