New DJI Mavic Air Launched
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones has introduced Mavic Air, an ultra-portable, foldable camera drone.
DJI promises that it delivers higher performance, more intelligent features and greater creative possibilities than any other consumer drone. Developed with the traveller and outdoor enthusiast in mind, Mavic Air inherits the best features of DJI’s Mavic series with a 4K camera for superior image quality, new QuickShot modes and SmartCapture for easier, more intelligent photo and video capturing, and FlightAutonomy 2.0 with Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems for 'smarter, safer flight'.
“When DJI introduced the Mavic Pro, it reinvented what a consumer drone could be: powerful, yet portable, accessible, but advanced,” said Roger Luo, President at DJI. “Today, with the introduction of Mavic Air, we have pushed these attributes to the next level to create our best consumer drone yet.”
Weighing just 430 grams, Mavic Air is the most portable DJI drone ever created. Its folding arms and propellers sit flush against its aerodynamic frame, meaning it is so compact that its footprint is nearly the size of a modern smartphone when folded - it's obvioulsy a little bigger.
Every aspect of Mavic Air’s camera has been designed for maximum performance. Its recessed three-axis mechanical gimbal is suspended from dampeners to further reduce vibration providing superior protection and steadier shots. A camera housing a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor and the equivalent of a 24mm F2.8 lens (on a 35mm full frame sensor) promises high-quality photos and videos.
Mavic Air photographs 12-megapixel still images use new HDR algorithms that preserve more highlight and low light details. It also shoots stabilised 4K video at 30 fps with a maximum bitrate of 100 Mbps. Preserving the action in dramatic fast-paced scenes is now possible through its ability to shoot 1080p slow-motion video at 120 fps.
Mavic Air is DJI’s first drone with 8 GB of onboard storage letting you save photos and videos directly to the aircraft on the go, plus a micro SD card slot for additional storage capacity. The newly-added USB-C port should make exporting captured footage easy and fast.
The new QuickShot intelligent video modes can use predefined flight paths that automatically keep your subject in the frame. There are also Rocket, Dronie, Circle, or Helix plus two new modes Asteroid and Boomerang, to create videos that once required significant piloting skills and sophisticated editing software.
Mavic Air will be available in three colours: Onyx Black, Arctic White and Flame Red. The UK retail price including the drone, battery, remote controller, carrying case, two pairs of propeller guards and four pairs of propellers, is £769.
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