DJI has been dominating the consumer and professional quadcopter game over the past five years and tomorrow they are set to announce their newest model, the Mavic Air. Despite it not being release date just yet, DroneDJ has gotten ahold of some pre-released information and photos of the new drone.
Here's what we know so far about the new DJI Mavic Air:
- 32-megapixel panorama mode (not a 32mp camera)
- 1/2.3 CMOS sensor and new ISP (Image Signal Processor)
- 4K video spec @ 60fps
- 3-way gimbal (upgrade from 2-way on Spark)
- Four foldable legs like the current Mavic Pro
- Obstacle-avoidance sensors in the front, bottom, and back
- Equipped with a VPS – Visual Positioning System for better control, hovering and indoor flying
- Gesture control
- 21-minute flight time
- It will be available in different matte colors: white, black and red we’ve seen so far
- Compatible with DJI Goggles
We don't know the pricing, top speed, range, or weight at this time. Judging from the form-factor and specs, it appears this model seems to fall between their Spark and Mavic Pro line-up. Having said this, we would expect it to be priced somewhere between $500-700.
UPDATE (1/23/18): DJI officially announced the Mavic Air today with an official release date of January 28th. Color options are between Arctic White, Onyx Black and Flame Red. Pricing starts at $799 for the base unit or $999 for the Fly More Combo. Pre-orders are available through DJI and B&H Photo.
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