There’s a new drone in town and it comes from a top tier drone maker. DJI today announced the Mavic Air drone, priced at $799. You can look at this as a toned down version of the Mavic Pro, but more advanced than the DJI Spark. The Spark and Mavic Pro are priced at $499 and $999, respectively. The Mavic Air takes cues from both of those products.
Mavic can stand wind speeds of up to 22 miles per hour with a range is 2.5 miles along the line of sight.
The Mavic Air’s specifications are quite similar to the Pro. It has a 1/2.3-inch sensor for shooting 4K video, which is at do at 24 or 30 fps. It can also take 12 megapixel still photos and has a 24mm wide-angle lens for the same. Its top speed lies at 42.5 miles per hour and it can stand wind speeds of up to 22 miles per hour. The range is 2.5 miles along the line of sight.
The Mavic Air also has a new ventilation system to keep it from overheating. There’s a 3-axis gimbal for the camera and a obstacle avoidance system that uses seven cameras. The remote now has an integrated screen as well. It has gesture controls, a panorama mode that can shoot 32 megapixel photos, and a battery that can keep the drone afloat for 21 minutes on each charge.