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DJI launches Mavic Air – an ultra-portable drone with 21 minutes of flight time

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DJI is focusing a lot on portable drones these days. The company has launched several powerful light-weight drones in the past few months. Their latest quadcopter, the DJI Mavic Air, is an ultra-portable device which fits in the size of a smartphone when folded.

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Even with the smaller footprint, the DJI Mavic Air is a high-functioning powerful drone packed with a lot of top-notch features. This device is packed with the Smart Capture feature which basically lets users control the drone by hand movements. This feature is also available on the Spark with DJI claiming the gesture control is now upgraded, responsive and much better. The range of the Smart Capture feature is around 6m.

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One of the major highlights of the DJI Mavic Air is its camera, which is bind into the body by a 3-axis gimbal with dampers, which will result in steadier images. The 12-megapixel CMOS sensor lens with f/2.8 aperture is capable of shooting 4K 30 fps videos at around 100Mbps. The camera is also capable of shooting slow motion full HD videos at 120 fps.

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DJI has boasted a “Sphero Panorama” feature in the device which stitches up to 25 photos, in turn, creating a 32-megapixel panorama in under a minute. This panorama mode can be toggled between a vertical, horizontal or a 180-degree field of view. The Mavic Air is also better in terms of sensing obstacles as it can now create 3D maps of its surroundings via the camera and infrared sensors. The forward and backward dual camera vision helps sense obstacle as far as 20m away.

Like I mentioned in the title, the DJI Mavic Air has a flight time of around 21 minutes. It has a maximum ascent speed of 4 m/s and maximum descent speed of 3 m/s in Sports Mode. It has 8 GB of onboard memory which is expandable up to 128 GB. For connectivity purpose, DJI has included a USB-C connector. It has a 2,375 mAh battery which weighs just around 140 grams.

DJI has priced the standard kit variant of the DJI Mavic Air at $799 while the Fly More Combo will run you $999.

DJI Mavic Air Specifications:

  • Maximum Speed: 68.4 km/h (*with no wind)
  • Battery Capacity: 2,375 mAh
  • Camera: 12MP 1/2.3” CMOS, f/2.8 aperture, 85° field-of-view
  • Maximum Flight Time: 21 minutes
  • Maximum Ascent Speed: 4 m/s in Sports Mode without wind
  • Maximum Descent Speed: 3 m/s
  • Dimension: 168×184×64 mm (unfolded)
  • Weight: 430 gram
  • Smart Gesture, Sphero Panorama
  • Intelligent obstacle sensing system