Last Wednesday, French drone maker Parrot, introduced their latest drone the Anafi. It is a very lightweight, portable, foldable drone that shoots 4K HDR videos and 21MP photos with its Sony CMOS sensor. It is also priced very aggressively at $699.99, competing head-on with the likes of the Mavic Air and Mavic Pro from Chinese drone manufacturer, DJI. So how do these drones compare? We’ve put the most important specifications next to each other to provide you with an overview.
Drone specs compared
In the table below, you will find the most important specs. We have colored the cell green when that drone scored best on that particular item. In some cases two drone score equally well, so we highlighted both. In case, where there is no difference between the drones, we did not high light any. This overview is meant to simply provide an overview and to help you make an informed decision when purchasing your next drone. Keep in mind that specs are not everything when it comes to deciding which drone to go with. If you have the chance to try one out yourself, that would be highly recommended. Different drones from different companies all fly… different to try before you buy.
Furthermore, DJI offers DJI Care, a program under which you can have your drone replaced in case of an accident or user error. Parrot does not offer a similar program but does offer a two-year warranty on the Anafi drone.
Lastly, DJI regularly offers discounts on their products, bringing it closer to the price of the Anafi. Keep your eye out for promotions, like the Father’s Day special, here on DroneDJ for new and/or refurbished drones.
|Parrot Anafi||DJI Mavic Air||DJI Mavic Pro|
|Weight||11.3oz / 320 grams||15.2oz / 430 grams||1.62 lbs / 734 grams|
|Dimensions folded:||244x66x63.5mm or 9.6×2.6×2.5in||168×83×49 mm (L×W×H)||H83mm x W83mm x L198mm|
|Dimensions unfolded:||175x239x63.5mm or 6.9×9.4×2.5in||168×184×64 mm (L×W×H)|
|Flight-time||25 minutes||20 minutes||27 minutes|
|Speed||33 mph||17.9 mph / 28.8 kph (Normal mode) 42.5 mph / 68.4 kph (Sport mode)||40 mph (65 kph) in Sport mode without wind|
|Maximum range||2.5 miles with controller||2.5 miles||4.3 miles|
|Satellite Positioning Systems||GPS & GLONASS||GPS & GLONASS||GPS & GLONASS|
|Obstacle avoidance||No||Yes, forward, backward, downward||Yes, forward, downward|
|Internal storage||16GB MicroSD card included, exchangable||8GB MicroSD card included, and extra slot||MicroSD card slot|
|Transmission system||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n||OcuSync and Wi-Fi|
|Operating frequencies:||Wi-Fi at 2.4 Ghz and 5.8 Ghz||Wi-Fi at 2.4 Ghz and 5.8 Ghz||Wi-Fi at 2.4 Ghz and 5.8 Ghz|
|Camera sensor||Sony 1/2.4″ CMOS 21MP||Sony 1/2.3″ CMOS 12MP||1/2.3” (CMOS), Effective pixels:12.35 M (Total pixels:12.71M)|
|Lens (35mm)||23mm at F/2.4||24mm at F2.8||26mm at F2.2|
|Lossless digital zoom||Yes, 23-69mm photo, 26-78mm video||No||No|
|Shutter speed||Electronic shutter 1 to 1/10000s||Electronic shutter 8 – 1/8000s||Electronic shutter 8s -1/8000 s|
|ISO range||100-3200||100-3200||video: 100-3200 photo: 100-1600|
|Still photos||4:3 Wide: 21MP (5344×4016) 4:3 Rectilinear: 16MP (4608×3456)||4:3: 4056×3040 16:9: 4056×2280||4:3: 4000×3000|
|Photo format||JPEG & DNG (RAW)||JPEG & DNG (RAW)||JPEG & DNG (RAW)|
|Video||4K DCI (17:9) 4096×2160 @ 24fps 4K UHD 3840×2160 @ 24, 25, 30fps FHD 1920×1080 @ 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60fps||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||C4K: 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|
|Video format||MP4 (H.264)||MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC）||MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)|
|Image stabilization||3-axis hybrid gimbal (2-axis mechanical roll/tilt and 1-axis digital yaw), protected||3-axis gimbal, protected||3-axis gimbal (pitch/tilt, roll, yaw), not-protected|
|Max tilt range||– 90° to +90° (180° total)||-90° to 0° (default setting) -90° to +17° (extended)||Pitch: -90° to +30° Roll: 0° or 90° (Horizontally and vertically)|
|Intelligent Flight Modes|
|Smart Shots||SmartDronies, HyperLapse, Orbit, DollyZoom||Rocket, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Asteroid, and Boomerang||Dronie, Helix, Rocket|
|Sphere Panoramas||No||32MP Sphere Panoramas||No|
|Hand gestures||No||Yes||Yes for Dronie|
|Slow Motion||Yes, FHD @ 60fps||Yes: 2.7K @ 60fps or FHD @ 120fps||Yes: FHD @ 96fps or HD @ 120fps|
|WayPoints||Yes, Flight Plan||Yes, only with third-party app Litchi||Yes, and with third-party app Litchi|
Which drone would you pick?
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