At a press event in New York, DJI announced a new Mavic Air Drone. The DJI Mavic Air Drone is a small drone, which is nearly half the size of Mavic Pro, almost size of DJI Spark. It will be available from January 28th with the price of $799, which is in between the price of DJI Spark $499 and Mavic Pro $999.
The drone has changed the ways how videos are shot these days, with the new perspective, creators have been able to attract newer audiences. Thanks to the Chinese innovative drone manufacturer, DJI, year in the year the drones are getting smaller and smaller and with greater quality. As an example, last year DJI has launched smallest ever drone focused on the beginner drone pilot, DJI Spark.
The DJI Mavic Air has built-in camera shoots 4K video and 12-megapixel stills, and it can take 32-megapixel panoramas of your local park. That camera is mounted on a newly designed, three-axis stabilizing gimbal. The drone can fly for nearly 21 minutes and the antenna is on the landing gear which gives the drone a flight range of 2.4 miles. The speed tops out at 42 miles per hour, which is faster than the Mavic Pro and 11 mph faster than the Spark.
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The Air has all of the automated flight modes you’d expect, including several which only require the pilot to tap a button on the controller. To take advantage of that new camera, there are some new image-capture tricks that let you take spherical panoramas and a couple of new flavors of epic zoom-in shots for when you want to show off whatever impressive natural setting you’re standing in. It has gesture controls just like the Spark, so you can command it to take off and follow you around by moving your hands. Like in Spark you can take a selfie by forming a “picture frame” with your thumbs and forefingers.
The Mavic Air’s obstacle-avoidance tech seems on par with the high end of drone doom, with sensors on the front, back, and sides that keep the Mavic Air from crashing into walls, parked cars, power lines, and the pilot (you). Some new software DJI developed for this drone uses the onboard cameras to scan the area in front of the Mavic Air, then plans a flight path before it even approaches any obstacles. The pilot just pushes the controller’s joystick forward, and the drone zips around the trees, rocks, and people in its way.
With the recent addition of DJI Spark Drone in Nepal, the DJI Mavic Air Drone is sure to launch in Nepal some near future. What are your thought this new Mavic Air? Comment down below.