DJI Mavic Air Review

DJI Mavic Air Review

I’m glad you picked this product to review, keep reading and find out why this little drone is the best value for money it also would make a great present for anyone.

The DJI Mavic Air has some great features & i think you would be impressed about some of the things it can do.

A marvel of engineering and design, the Mavic Air was built to go wherever adventure takes you. Inheriting the best of the Mavic series, this ultra portable and foldable drone features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration.

The Mavic Air is the most portable DJI drone to house a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, with its angular vibration range reduced to 0.005°. Set in a triangular formation, gimbal dampeners help create even steadier shots.

In addition to Horizontal, Vertical, and 180° panoramas, the Mavic Air stitches 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal-clear 32 MP Sphere panoramas.1 View them from an immersive perspective with DJI Goggles.

The Mavic Air shoots video at an incredible 4K 30 fps, recording at 100 Mbps to capture every second with UHD quality.

With support for recording 1080p 120 fps slow-motion video, the Mavic Air captures all your epic high-speed adventures.

New HDR algorithms help you obtain the right exposure settings intelligently, according to lighting conditions. Overexposed or dark areas are processed for more natural transitions between highlights and shadows, while DSP acceleration allows for more efficient shooting.

Expressing geometric precision, the Mavic Air’s arms fold flush against its aerodynamic chassis. Magnesium alloy brackets reinforce the seven on board cameras, rear vents dissipate heat efficiently, and the primary gimbal camera is recessed for better protection.

Active Track can sense up to 16 selectable subjects simultaneously,2 letting you choose the right tracking subject. With higher tracking precision and broader scenario applications, Active Track follows targets even when they’re running, jumping, or cycling.

Choose from six different Quick Shots — Rocket, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Asteroid, and Boomerang. All are just a tap away and will get you those epic selfie drone videos without needing to think about composing your shot. Share your new creations to social media through the DJI GO 4 app instantly.

Fun, simple, and intuitive, Smart Capture offers a new and interactive way of controlling the Mavic Air by hand. Launch and control the drone with hand gestures, then take photos or videos however you like.

If you want to focus on just your shot, select Tap Fly in DJI GO 4, which lets you fly wherever you tap on your mobile device screen. Tap Fly works in Forward, Backward, Free, and Coordinate modes, and you can adjust flight speed to suit all your aerial needs.

Using advanced VIO technology, the powerful sensor system in Flight Autonomy 2.0 consists of a primary gimbal camera, forward, backward, and downward dual-vision sensors, downward infrared sensing system, IMU redundancies, and a group of computing cores. Together, they collect and transmit information from the surrounding environment to the high-performance processor for more precise hovering and better flight performance. Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) allow the aircraft to bypass obstacles in front of and behind it actively. Your grand adventures of discovery have never been so safe and easy.

AIRCRAFT

Takeoff Weight 430 g
Dimensions Folded:  168×83×49 mm (L×W×H) Unfolded:  168×184×64 mm (L×W×H)
Diagonal Distance 213 mm
Max Ascent Speed 4 m/s (S – mode[1]) 2 m/s (P – mode) 2 m/s (Wi-Fi mode)
Max Descent Speed 3 m/s (S – mode[1]) 1.5 m/s (P – mode) 1 m/s (Wi-Fi mode)
Max Speed (near sea level, no wind) 68.4 kph (S – mode[1]) 28.8 kph (P – mode) 28.8 kph (Wi-Fi mode)
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level 5000 m
Max Flight Time (no wind) 21 minutes (at a consistent 25 kph)
Max Hovering Time (no wind) 20 minutes
Max Flight Distance (no wind) 10 km
Max Wind Speed Resistance 29 – 38 kph
Max Tilt Angle 35° (S – mode[1]) 15° (P – mode)
Max Angular Velocity 250°/s (S – mode[1]) 250°/s (P – mode)
Operating Temperature Range 0°C – 40°C
Operating Frequency 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz 5.725 – 5.850 GHz
Transmission Power (EIRP) 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz FCC: ≤28 dBm CE: ≤19 dBm SRRC: ≤19 dBm MIC: ≤19 dBm 5.725 – 5.850 GHz FCC: ≤31 dBm CE: ≤14 dBm SRRC: ≤27 dBm
GNSS GPS + GLONASS
Hovering Accuracy Range Vertical:  ±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning) ±0.5 m (with GPS Positioning) Horizontal: ±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning) ±1.5 m (with GPS Positioning)
Internal Storage 8 GB

GIMBAL

Mechanical Range Tilt: -100° to 22° Roll: -30° to 30° Pan: -12° to 12°
Controllable Range Tilt: -90° to 0° (default setting) -90° to +17° (extended)
Stabilization 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)
Max Control Speed (tilt) 120°/s
Angular Vibration Range ±0.005°

CAMERA

Sensor 1/2.3” CMOS Effective Pixels: 12 MP
Lens FOV: 85° 35 mm Format Equivalent: 24 mm Aperture: f/2.8 Shooting Range: 0.5 m to ∞
ISO Range Video: 100 – 3200 (auto) 100 – 3200 (manual) Photo: 100 – 1600 (auto) 100 – 3200 (manual)
Shutter Speed Electronic Shutter: 8 – 1/8000s
Still Image Size 4:3: 4056×3040 16:9: 4056×2280
Still Photography Modes Single shot HDR Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s Pano: 3×1: 42°×78°, 2048×3712 (W×H)  3×3: 119°×78°, 4096×2688 (W×H) 180°: 251°×88°, 6144×2048 (W×H)  Sphere (3×8+1): 8192×4096 (W×H)
Video Resolution 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30p 2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Max Video Bitrate 100Mbps
Supported File System FAT32
Photo Format JPEG/DNG (RAW)
Video Format MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)

SENSING SYSTEM

Forward Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 12 m Detectable Range: 0.5 – 24 m Effective Sensing Speed: ≤ 8 m/s Field of View (FOV): Horizontal 50°, Vertical ±19°
Backward Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 10 m Detectable Range: 0.5 – 20 m Effective Sensing Speed: ≤ 8 m/s Field of View (FOV): Horizontal 50°, Vertical ±19°
Downward Altitude Range: 0.1 – 8 m Operating Range: 0.5 – 30 m
Operating Environment Forward: Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15) Backward: Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15) Downward:  Detects clearly patterned surfaces with adequate lighting (lux>15) and diffuse reflectivity (>20%)

REMOTE CONTROLLER

Operating Frequency 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz 5.725 – 5.850 GHz
Max Transmission Distance (unobstructed, free of interference) 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz: FCC: 4000 m CE: 2000 m SRRC: 2000 m MIC: 2000 m 5.725 – 5.850 GHz: FCC: 4000 m CE: 500 m SRRC: 2500 m
Operating Temperature Range 0℃ – 40℃
Transmission Power (EIRP) 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz: FCC:≤26 dBm CE: ≤18 dBm SRRC: ≤18 dBm MIC:≤18 dBm 5.725 – 5.850 GHz: FCC: ≤30 dBm CE: ≤14 dBm SRRC: ≤26 dBm
Battery 2970 mAh
Operating Current/Voltage 1400 mA ⎓ 3.7 V (Android) 750 mA ⎓ 3.7 V (iOS)
Supported Mobile Device Size Max length: 160 mm Supported Thickness: 6.5-8.5 mm
Supported USB Port Types Lightning, Micro USB (Type-B), USB-C

CHARGER

Input 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.4 A
Output Main: 13.2 V ⎓ 3.79 A USB: 5 V ⎓ 2 A
Voltage 13.2 V
Rated Power 50 W

APP

Video Transmission System Enhanced Wi-Fi
Name DJI GO 4
Live View Quality Remote Controller: 720p@30fps Smart Device: 720p@30fps DJI Goggles: 720p@30fps
Latency (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device) 170 – 240 ms
Required Operating System iOS v9.0 or later Android v4.4 or later

FOOTNOTES

Footnotes [1] Remote controller reqired.
These specs have been determined through tests conducted with the latest firmware. Firmware updates can enhance performance, so updating to the latest firmware is highly recommended.

SUPPORTED SD CARDS

Supported SD Cards microSD Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Recommended microSD Cards 16G  Sandisk Extreme Kingston 16GB SDHC-I SDCAC/16GB 32G  Sandisk Extreme V30 Sandisk Extreme V30 A1 Sandisk Extreme V30 Pro A1 64G  Sandisk Extreme V30 A1 Sandisk Extreme Pro V30 A1 128G  Sandisk Extreme V30 A1 Sandisk Extreme Plus V30 A1

Pros

  • 32 MP Sphere Panoramas
  • Foldable & Portable
  • 3-Axis Gimbal& 4K Camera
  • 3-Directional Environment Sensing
  • SmartCapture

Cons

  • Only Has 21-MinuteMax Flight Time​

Conclusion

This little drone is the best value for money and will impress anyone with it’s compact carry design and easy to use operation, 4K Video and 12MP camera gives it excellent footage and photos that will come out clear each and every time.

This little drone is great for the traveller as it is so compact and doesn’t take up much space it your back pack, you will never miss any important footage again while you travel. It can take some very nice aerial shots that you wouldn’t of captured by just using a normal camera, the set up time for this little drone is very quick so you will not miss any important footage.

Please watch the short video Tutorials below part 1 to 11 for a better look at the drones difference modes & performance.

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