DJI has introduced the Mavic Pro. A portable, powerful and easy-to-use drone featuring DJI’s most innovative flight technology in a sleek, foldable package.
Small enough to toss into your bag and easy enough to launch quickly whenever the time and place are right, its unique folding design compresses the entire drone to practically the size of a water bottle. This means that you can take it with you wherever you go.
Equipped with a stabilised 4K camera and a visual navigation system, with a 7 km range and 27 minute flight time, Mavic Pro is looking to set the standard for compact drones.
“DJI has spent a decade making it easier for anyone to fly. By rethinking everything about how drones look, we have created an entirely new type of aerial platform for anyone to explore their creativity,” said Frank Wang, DJI’s CEO and founder.
“Mavic Pro is a technological triumph filled with features that once again show how DJI leads the industry. Most importantly, Mavic Pro allows you to reach the skies easily. You see the world with new eyes and tell your stories like never before.”
Thanks to its four folding arms and propellers, it can be easily carried in a purse or backpack. The arms and propellers tuck neatly away against its streamlined body. This saves you the trouble of mounting propellers before a flight. It can be operated by the powerful long-range remote controller, or simply by your smartphone at shorter range. When controlled by a smartphone, the whole system can be set up and airborne in less than a minute.
Unparalleled Flight Experience
DJI’s commitment to unparalleled stability, maneuverability and safety is clear in Mavic Pro’s new FlightAutonomy system. FlightAutonomy is Mavic Pro’s brain and nervous system. This includes a complex network of hardware and software. Consisting of five cameras, GPS and GLONASS navigation systems, a pair of ultrasonic range finders, redundant sensors and 24 powerful computing cores.
FlightAutonomy can position, navigate and plan routes for Mavic Pro, enabling it to avoid obstacles in various environments. With or without the help of satellite signals. FlightAutonomy provides a significant boost in working range and can cope with complex 3D environments. For navigation and obstacle avoidance, FlightAutonomy provides a superb speed-range envelope. This makes Mavic Pro self-navigational in various intelligent flight modes. It will avoid most obstacles at speeds up to 36 kph.
To experience the pure joy of flying, Mavic Pro can be switched to Sport Mode. This allows speeds of up to 64.8 kph, increasing the drone’s agility and responsiveness. Mavic Pro flies smoothly and will remain stable in winds of up to 38.5 kph. It uses DJI’s GEO geofencing system to help identify restricted areas. This prevents flight in locations that might raise safety or security concerns automatically. With this system, the Mavic Pro helps pilots make smarter decisions about when and where to fly.
As with all DJI drones, Mavic Pro is set to automatically return to its launch location, if it ever loses contact with the controller or reaches critically low battery levels. The new Precision Landing feature records a burst of video with two stereo cameras every time Mavic Pro launches. It then uses both video and satellite information when it returns to land within an inch of where it took off. If a pilot lets go of the controls, the drone will simply hover in place.
Advanced Stabilised Camera System
Mavic Pro’s small size is packed with powerful features. DJI’s advanced technology includes their smallest-ever three-axis gimbal for shake-free photos and video. The autofocus camera features a minimum focusing distance of just 19 inches (0.5 m) and can be flipped 90 degrees to portrait mode for vertical selfies and video. Mavic Pro records 4K video at 30fps and full 1080p HD at 96fps. Its 12-megapixel camera with Adobe DNG RAW support has been expertly tuned for aerial images. With the help of the high-precision gimbal, you can confidently shoot 2-second-long exposures in the air.
New Remote and Live View Performance
A revolutionary new compact remote controller has been designed to provide a fully ergonomic experience with optimum comfort. The remote can accommodate a smartphone or control Mavic Pro on its own. Its built-in LCD screen displays essential telemetry data, while dedicated buttons for functions such as Return-to-Home and pausing during Intelligent Flight modes ensure a confident flight every single time. The video link system, OcuSync, represents new heights in DJI’s communication technology. It supports a range up to 7 km and live view resolutions up to 1080p.
Most Intelligent Drone Ever
The powerful systems inside Mavic Pro are easy to use, even for beginners. Using just your phone’s touchscreen, you can use TapFly to direct Mavic Pro to go wherever you want, avoiding obstacles along the way. When you want to take a hands-free selfie, FlightAutonomy makes it possible to control the drone completely with just your gestures.
In Gesture mode, you can use gestures to have Mavic Pro locate you, center you in the frame and take the perfect shot. Mavic Pro’s flashing lights even count down to the photo. Sharing your best aerial moments has never been easier with live streaming to Facebook Live, Periscope and YouTube through the DJI GO app.
An updated version of DJI’s ActiveTrack recognises common subjects such as people, bicyclists, cars, boats and animals. It then sends Mavic Pro to follow behind, lead in front, circle above or track alongside the subject, keeping the camera focused on the subject while you concentrate on flight maneuvers. The new Terrain Follow mode means that you can race up a slope behind a subject while remaining at a constant height between 0.3 m and 10 m.
At the other extreme, the new Tripod Mode is designed for indoor use. This includes slowing and fine-tuning Mavic Pro’s position and angle based on controller movement inputs to allowing for precision framing and safe indoor flight.
Mavic Pro also pairs with DJI’s new immersive DJI Goggles, displaying an 85-degree view from the drone in full 1080p for a true bird’s-eye view of the world below. The goggles receive video directly from Mavic Pro in the air. Allowing you to share the in-flight view with a friend.
Specially designed for aerial first-person view (FPV) applications, DJI Goggles allows you to flick between third person view and FPV in under a second. You can comfortably wear your glasses while wearing the goggles and quit FPV mode instantly by flipping the mask up.
The DJI Mavic Drone is currently on pre-order on the iStore South Africa website starting at R19 999.00.