DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro Controller

The DJI Mavic Pro is DJI’s first foldable drone to be released. Now there are plenty of small drones available on the market that are easy to take anywhere with you but nothing comes close to the quality and performance of the Mavic Pro . When first launched it did look like it might have some strong competition from the GoPro Karma which also looked to be a great product in the portable drone category and that was where all the initial comparisons were but once the recall of the Karma happened there was no longer any real competition. Although the Karma is now available to buy again it will take a lot for the Karma to recover from that set back.

The DJI Mavic Pro  is one of the most sophisticated flying cameras that DJI has ever produced including 4 vision sensors and a 4K camera shooting 30 frames per second, 12mp images and stabilised by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal. Using DJI’s FlightAutonomy system it can pick out obstacles as far away as 49ft (15m) ahead meaning it can fly at its top speed of 22mph (36kph) whilst not bumping into things and the flight time is also very good at 27 mins. The Mavic Pro folds up so neatly that you can actually fit in your pocket although this might prove slightly uncomfortable at times. The remote control is also pocket sized and uses DJI’s new OcuSync transmission technology with a range of 4.3 miles (7km) and has full HD 1080p x 720p video streaming.

So whilst being small and extremely accessible the DJI Mavic Pro is also a very powerful piece of kit and it is this that makes it a far more everyday product for use by beginners and pros, suiting the more casual user and adventurer. This is really where is stands as the top choice over a Phantom.

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DJI Mavic Pro Launch Video

Specs

AIRCRAFT

FoldedH83mm x W83mm x L198mm
Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded)335 mm
Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)1.62 lbs (734 g) (exclude gimbal cover)
1.64 lbs (743 g) (include gimbal cover)
Max Ascent Speed16.4 ft/s (5 m/s) in Sport mode
Max Descent Speed9.8 ft/s (3 m/s)
Max Speed40 mph (65 kph) in Sport mode without wind
Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level16404 feet (5000 m)
Max Flight Time27 minutes (0 wind at a consistent 15.5 mph (25 kph))
Max Hovering Time24 minutes (0 wind)
Overall Flight Time21 minutes ( In normal flight, 15% remaining battery level )
Max Flight Distance8 mi (13 km, 0 wind)
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Satellite Positioning SystemsGPS / GLONASS
Hover Accuracy RangeVertical:
+/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-0.5 m
Horizontal:
+/- 0.3 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-1.5 m

REMOTE CONTROLLER

Operating Frequency2.4 GHz to 2.483 GHz
Max Transmission DistanceFCC Compliant: 4.3 mi (7 km);
CE Compliant: 2.5 mi (4 km) (Unobstructed, free of interference)
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )
Battery2970mAh
Transmitter Power (EIRP)FCC:≤26 dBm
CE:≤20 dBm
Operating Current/Voltage950mA @ 3.7V
Supported Mobile Device SizeThickness Supported:6.5-8.5mm
Max length: 160mm
Supported USB port types: Lightning, Micro USB(Type-B),USB(Type-C)™

GIMBAL

Controllable RangePitch: -90° to +30°
Roll: 0° or 90° (Horizontally and vertically)
Stabilization3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)

VISION SYSTEM

Vision SystemForward Vision System
Downward Vision System
Obstacle Sensory RangePrecision measurement range: 2 ft (0.7 m) to 49 ft (15 m) Detectable range: 49 ft (15 m) to 98 ft (30 m)
Operating EnvironmentSurface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Velocity Range≤22.4 mph (36 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground
Altitude Range1 – 43 feet (0.3 – 13 m)
Operating Range1 – 43 feet (0.3 – 13 m)

APP / LIVE VIEW

Mobile AppDJI GO
Live View Quality720p@30fps、1080p@30fps(Remote Controller)
720p@30fps(Wi-Fi)
720p@60fps、1080p@30fps(DJI Goggles)
Latency160-170ms (depending on conditions and mobile device)
Required Operating Systems
  • iOS 8.0 or later
  • Android 4.1.2 or later
Recommended Devices
  • ios: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPod touch 6, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
  • Android: Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Huawei Mate 8, Nubia Z7 mini, SONY Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.

*Support for additional Android devices available as testing and development continues.

CAMERA

Sensor1/2.3” (CMOS), Effective pixels:12.35 M (Total pixels:12.71M)
LensFOV 78.8° 28 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2
Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to ∞
ISO Range100-3200 (video)
100-1600 (photo)
Electronic Shutter Speed8s -1/8000s
Image Size4000×3000
Still Photography ModesSingle shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
Interval
Video Recording ModesC4K: 4096×2160 24p
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Max Video Bitrate60 Mbps
Supported File SystemsFAT32 ( ≤ 32 GB ); exFAT ( > 32 GB )
PhotoJPEG, DNG
VideoMP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
Supported SD CardsMicro SD™
Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
Operating Temperature Range32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )

WI-FI

Operating Frequency2.4G/5G
Max Transmission Distance80m(Distance),50m(Height) (Unobstructed, free of interference)
Max Speed14 km/h (9 mph)
Max Ascent Speed6.6 ft/s(2 m/s)
Max Descent Speed3.3 ft/s(1 m/s)

CHARGER

Voltage13.05 V
Rated Power50 W

INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY

Capacity3830 mAh
Voltage11.4 V
Battery TypeLiPo 3S
Energy43.6 Wh
Net WeightApprox.0.5 lbs(240 g)
Charging Temperature Range41° to 104° F ( 5° to 40° C )