DJI Mavic Pro is smaller than GoPro Karma but more capable
Right now, we are at the point where drones try to be smaller without losing any capabilities. GoPro’s Karma was a good example for this situation, but DJI’s new drone is a perfect example.
Announced today, DJI Mavic Pro is half of the size and weight of DJI Phantom and yet, slimmer as well, thanks to the foldable props. This way, you can carry it in your regular backpack and don’t need to have a special huge box.
The great thing about Mavic Pro is that while being smaller, it doesn’t sacrifice any of the features that we have seen on DJI Phantom. This means you will get the same sensors on the front and bottom, allowing the drone to avoid the obstacles, follow you, land autonomously, and fly stabile indoors without needing GPS.
It uses the same camera with DJI Phantom 4 as well. It has a 12-megapixel camera that can shoot 4K videos at 30 fps or full HD at 96 fps. However, it has a smaller field of view at 78 degrees down from 94. Mavic Pro also provides almost the same top speed with Phantom 4 ( 40 compared to 45mph ) and it can fly for 27 minutes on a single charge.
As you can see, despite its smaller sizes, it doesn’t lose any of the features and at some points, it even adds new ones. For example, Mavic Pro has better live-streaming abilities as it increases the maximum range to 4.3 from 3.1 miles and upgrades the 720 live streaming resolution to 1080p.
It also comes with new smart features. It is still able to follow you and meanwhile, avoid the obstacles on its way but this time, you can wave your hand to get its attention or throw your arms in a big Y to get its focus.
This means, it doesn’t necessarily need a remote controller at all. That is why DJI is offering Mavic Pro without a controller for a cheaper price. Instead of remote controller, you can use your phone ( although the range will be decreased ). And more importantly, you don’t need to control it every time. If you want the drone to follow you, tap on you when its looking at you and then, it will go wherever you go.
Normally, Mavic Pro costs $999 but if you are willing to use your phone’s screen, then you get it for $749 without a remote controller.