DJI continues to uphold excellent drones, and the Mavic Air is no different. For those of you who desire high quality camera drones, but do not have the budget for DJI’s Mavic 2 blockbusters, this may be the one for you.
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Yes, while Mavic 2’s twin headliners the Zoom and Pro are wowing fans left and right, it may not be for everyone. The main problem with DJI’s most recent crowning achievement is the price. Like all things, the higher the price, the less one may want to spend on it. Zoom for instance costs $1249 while the Pro ups the price to about $1499. For those wanting a drone but may not want to shell out over a thousand dollars on one, alternatives have to be searched. Of course, this would mean sacrificing on a few things: quality for example.
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The Mavic Air Review
Mavic Air is a camera drone that has the advantage over its more famous siblings in terms of the price. Yes, for $799 (half of what a Mavic 2 Pro costs) you get a quality camera drone that can go to places you have never seen.
Like most camera drones in DJI’s arsenal, the Mavic Air boasts an above-average camera. It has a 12 Megapixel camera capable of 4k resolution videos.
Another good thing about this drone is that it is incredibly portable. It has a lightweight build and its wings can fold into its body when not in use. The ‘folded’ version resembles a small mobile phone, and one can easily place it in a bag. This great portability in terms of weight and shape makes it a very ideal drone for photographers.
Plus and Minus
(+) 12 Megapixel camera
(+) 4k resolution videos
(+) Portable design
(+) Can fly up to 10 kilometers
(+) Flight time of 21 minutes at full speed
(-) Camera does not match up against more expensive Mavic 2’s
(-) Still a lot to spend at $800
The Mavic Air is a supremely portable drone with a camera that can take quality shots. For those who want to dip their feet into the world of drone photography, this can be a starter drone for your needs. For those looking for the middle ground towards the more photography-centric DJI Mavic 2, the price is easier to swallow. Of course, you do not get the optical zoom function that the Mavic 2 Zoom offers. Nor will you get the world-renowned Hassleblad camera from Mavic 2 Pro. What you do get is a high quality drone capable of soaring through the skies, while giving you a great view of it all. Not the best view, but it is still above the average camera drones out there in the market. If you do not have the funds for the Mavic 2, this can be a good option.