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DJI Mavic Air

January 23, 2018.

DJI Mavic Air.

Mavic Air. © DJI.

At an event in New York, DJI just announced the newest model to join its line-up of drones, the Mavic Air. On the DJI range it rests between the foldable Mavic Pro and the ultra-portable Spark, combining some of the best features of the two. The Mavic Air is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor camera and a 24mm-equivalent f / 2.8 wide-angle lens and a 3-axis gimbal. It can take stills of up to 12 megapixels, 4K videos at 30 frames per second (up to 100 Mbps) and Full HD at 120 frames per second. It can be folded like the Mavic Pro but is 40% lighter (weighing 430g vs. 734g). When folded, it’s unbelievably small and takes up less space than the Spark, allowing you to easily carry it in a backback. The drone comes with a remote control with a screen displaying real-time video transmission of 1080p. It flies at speeds of up to 68 km/h and can reach heights of up to 5,000 metres. Its flying time is up to 21 minutes (compared with 27 minutes for the Mavic Pro and 16 minutes for the Spark). It’s available for $800 USD.

Ars Technica, “Hands-on: DJI’s new Mavic Air is a beefed-up Spark with 4K video.”