THE DJI MAVIC AIR: SHOULD YOU BUY IT? 

Price: $799USD

The drone is more or less what I expected, falling somewhere between the Mavic Pro and Spark and rounding out the company’s current line of consumer-focused quadcopters. BUT it is insanely small without compromizing on quality too much!

DJI says it “went back to the drawing board” for the Air, which folds up small enough to fit into a pocket. In fact, it’s so portable that the company’s director of North America actually stuffed two of the “smartphone-size” drones into his vest pocked at today’s event.” It’s roughly half the size of the Pro and weighs around 41-percent of its predecessor. 

There’s a 4K camera on-board, mounted on-top of a three-axis gimbal. Stills are shot with a 12-megapixel on-board camera, capable of shooting in lowlight.HDR is also on-board here, bringing better shots in areas like landscapes with uneven light. The company’s added several photography software advancements to the system, including the ability to stitch together 32-megapixel camera shots. 

 

Should YOU buy it?

I will be getting the new Mavic Air to replace my Phantom 4 which is far to large to take on my backcountry ski trips. I honestly think this drone is the best thing out there for traveling filmmakers and I am in no way affiliated with DJI. I will be doing a comprehensive review on the Mavic Air in the week to come on my YouTube Channel.

When is consumer release?

It is available for order on January 28th from DJI.