This little drone is a bit of a mix of the little Spark and the folding Mavic Pro. Those who are interested in a drone to go photographing and filming from a height, therefore have an option. All reason to view the Mavic Air better and compare it with its bigger brothers.
DJI Mavic Air – In-Depth REVIEW After 3 Months of Heavy Usage
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A small drone with huge ambitions, the DJI Mavic Air packs 4K video recording, a three-axis gimbal, an upgraded obstacle avoidance system and onboard storage into a compact and foldable form factor that easily slips into a jacket pocket. You’d be hard pressed to find a better drone that packs up so neatly and has as many smarts as this one.
Description DJI Mavic AIR Onyx Black
With a fully charged battery, you can take a flight of 21 minutes with the Mavic AIR. You record lifelike images in 4K quality at 30 frames per second.
The Mavic Air also sports a 4K camera capable of shooting UHD video and 12 megapixel stills. In addition to the same 1/ 2.3” CMOS image sensor, the Air sports a redesigned gimbal for stabilization — something that, judging from the look of it, was inherited from the Spark.
The drone has a gimbal with 3 axes. This reduces shock and vibration. With the powerful camera sensor with HDR capabilities you have more control over the right light settings. So even details can be seen in dark parts.
You control the drone easily with hand gestures. For other controls use the remote control or the app. Because the drone is compact and foldable, you can take it anywhere.
All things considered, the Mavic Pro’s camera is slightly better in terms of raw specs, but the Mavic Air isn’t far behind, and mostly makes up for its shortcomings with a superior stabilizer rig. It’s a close race, but we’d say the Mavic Air wins by a narrow margin.