The all-new DJI Mavic Air - Adventure Unfolds Overview Updated September 8, 2019

The all-new DJI Mavic Air - Adventure Unfolds

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January 2018 - September 2019


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 DJI’s smallest folding drone with 4K video

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 September 3

In August we reported that almost all DJI drones were out of stock on the official DJI online store. Today, we provide you with a DJI drone update. Some drones, such as the DJI Spark and DJI Phantom 4, have been removed entirely from the DJI store. Whereas other drones like the DJI Mavic 2 Pro have become available again but at significantly higher prices. What is going on here? Let’s take a closer look.

Note: be sure to check these retailers’ sites (Adorama, AmazonB&HBestBuy, DroneNerds, or eBay) if you’re looking for a specific model that is no longer available through DJI directly.

Update: the article now includes an official response from DJI. See below.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories August 24

A lot of people want to know what the best drone is, but that is actually a very difficult question. My favorite drone is the Mavic 2 Zoom, but I wouldn’t recommend that drone to everyone. I don’t think the best drones of 2019 are here yet as Skydio and DJI have some drones in the works. There are still some excellent options out there, though.

Your purpose and budget are two hugely important factors when looking for a drone. If your goal is to have fun, then I would recommend one of the inexpensive drones on my list. If aerial photography is your focus, then the best beginner drone has been the DJI Spark, but it isn’t one I’d recommend to professional or semi-professional pilots. I’ll take a look at the entry-level competition as well as some of the higher-performing birds, like the Mavic 2 Pro.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories August 9

So just this morning, we learned from our old friend that DJI might, after all, be introducing a new drone this year. Take a look at these photos that show some sort of a DJI Mavic Mini. Could this be the Spark 2 that was supposed to be introduced before the summer or is this a DJI Mavic Air successor? Let’s take a closer look.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories April 10

This morning, DJI releases a new firmware update for the DJI Mavic Air. The firmware, unfortunately, does not include any new or improved features this time. What is it does do however is solve an issue when operating the DJI Mavic Air and its remote controller in Panama. I have no idea why there would be an issue flying your DJI Mavic Air in Panama, but it should be solved now. If any of our readers actually flies a Mavic Air in Panama and has experienced this issue, we’d love to hear from you.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories February 28

DJI just released a new DJI Mavic Air firmware update. It is version v01.00.0560. The update focusses on optimizing the battery level algorithm. Unfortunately, DJI did not use this opportunity to provide any other new features such as hyperlapse for the DJI Mavic Air for instance. You can find the details for the firmware update below.

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DJI Mavic Air Stories November 24, 2018

DJI has now released seven different Mavic models. Understanding the difference among them is important in choosing which one is best for you. We will take a closer look at their specifications as well as the pros and cons of each model. We created the ultimate mavic comparison guide to help you decide which model best suits your needs. expand full story

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