The all-new DJI Mavic Air - Adventure Unfolds Overview Updated July 5, 2018

The all-new DJI Mavic Air - Adventure Unfolds

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January 2018 - July 2018


On January 23rd, 2018, DJI introduced their all-new DJI Mavic Air during an event in New York City. The Mavic Air currently is DJI’s smallest, most portable folding drone with 4K video and a range of quick shot options. It also features the most advanced obstacle-avoidance (front, down and backward) and Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) that allows the drone to fly over and around obstacles.

DJI introduced the Mavic Air with the slogan: “Adventure Unfolds“, a very appropriate one as we believe that the Mavic Air currently is the best, foldable drone any adventure traveler can buy to take along on a trip. It folds so small that it easily fits in a pocket or backpack.

Other drones to consider are the less expensive DJI Spark ($399), which only shoot 1080p and does not have folding legs. On the other side of the Mavic Air is the Mavic Pro or Mavic Pro Platinum Edition. The Mavic Pro is priced at $999 but can often be found for less than that. The Mavic Pro is the original folding drone from DJI. It is larger than the Mavic Air but has a wider aperture lens and flies much further than the Mavic Air. 4.3 miles vs. 2.4 miles advertised by DJI.

A short recap of the specs:

  • Capture 4K Video and 12MP Photos
  • 3-Axis Gimbal-Stabilized Camera
  • GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • 8GB of Internal Storage/up to 256GB via microSD
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • Top Speed of 43 mph in Sport Mode
  • ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
  • Up to 21 Minutes of Flight Time
  • Foldable, Portable Body

Where to buy

The DJI Mavic Air can be bought directly from the DJI store or from B&H, Amazon. Other options are listed here.

DJI Mavic Air Stories July 5

Last week, I flew from New York to the Netherlands with a stopover at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, where I noticed DJI’s marketing campaign “Now it’s Epic”, to promote their Mavic Air drone. We got in touch with JCDecaux, one of the world’s largest display advertising companies, to find out more about the drone makers latest campaign, and they informed us that the 10-second-long promotional video runs at five different airports around the world and is planned in conjunction with DJI’s partnership with TripAdvisor to promote what is supposed to be the ultimate travel drone.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories July 3

Chinese drone-maker DJI just announced a partnership with TripAdvisor for what seems to be an epic push ahead of their new product launch on July 18th. The campaign is titled ‘Everyday Epic‘ and suggests a list of breathtaking locations just outside major cities in Australia, the USA, Germany, France and the UK that are both easily accessible but also provide the perfect setting for your next travel memory… captured with the DJI Mavic Air for instance.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories June 21

Today, Chinese drone-maker DJI showed off their latest commercial on YouTube, called the “Epic Struggle”. This one, however, seems to be a little less well received than some of the previous commercials or short films, if you go by the comments. The video shows an active, outdoorsy-type woman climbing and hiking through the ‘wilderness’ but she has nobody to help her take some nice selfies or action shots. Toward the end of the clip, our main character all of a sudden sees this other female runner with… a DJI Mavic Air drone flying in front of her (Skydio R1-style) and filming her every move. A light bulb goes on. Never travel without a drone. Now, she too needs a Mavic Air!

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DJI Mavic Air Stories June 11

Time to update your DJI GO 4 app to version 4.2.20 for Android if you (or your phone) haven’t done so already. DJI has improved the GEO Zone database upgrade process for Wi-Fi connected devices such as Spark and Mavic Air. Furthermore, they . have added Spanish as a new language to the app.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories June 8

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.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories May 25

One of the final steps in the assembly of the DJ Mavic Air must be to delete any video footage left on the internal memory card. Something that one of DJI’s employees clearly forgot, as this Mavic Air recorded part of the production process and the footage was still on the internal memory card when the new owner took possession of the unmanned aircraft. You can only imagine how surprised and he must have been when he found out a 43-second video clip of DJI’s factory was still on his new drone.

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