The DJI Mavic Pro Camera Drone is one of the most portable camera drones out there. It’s much smaller than it’s cousins the DJI Phantom and DJI Inspire, but still packs a high quality punch with the ability to film 4k video at 30 FPS and have a flight time of 27 minutes. This is one of best drones out there for action sports enthusiasts because you can easily tuck this in a backpack and take it with you on any adventure. It’s a small package weighs only 1.6 pounds and 11.4 x 7.1 x 9.4 inches.
The controller comes with a screen that gives you basic information, indicators, and the ability to monitor the camera live. It’s fairly ergonomic and about the size of a typical video game controller. However you can forego the controller and use your smart phone instead, which opens up the DJI Mavic Pro to more features. One such feature is Active Track, which allows the DJI Mavic to follow it’s user around. With a top speed of around 40mph, many action sport athletes will get amazing footage of themselves hiking, rowing, running, snowboarding, etc.
Another feature is it’s ability to know where you are and where it is. Once it takes off, it has dual satellite connectivity and access of up to 20 satellites to aid its navigation. This can help it find it’s way back home to you if the battery is starting to fade, especially with it’s 4.3 mile range. It’s four vision sensors also aid with it’s obstacle recognition. Worrying about your expensive drone getting lost or damage can be a thing of the past.
It’s definitely DJI’s attempt to grab a piece of the extreme sports market as the prime competitor to the GoPro Karma Drone and does an excellent job holding its own against it.
Camera Resolution: 12MP | Video Resolution: 4K at 30 FPS | Flight Time: 27 minutes | Max Speed: 40mph
Check out our Page on the Best Camera Drones for 2017 to compare the DJI Mavic Pro Camera Drone with other top models we have taken a look at.
DJI Mavic Pro Camera Drone
- Extremely Portable
- Excellent Battery Life
- Active Track Feature
- Highly Complex requires a lot of prep before flying
- Smaller field of view than DJI Phantom and GoPro Karma