5 reasons why you should buy Dji Mavic Air
Most of the reasons why you should buy Dji Mavic Air is due to its comparison to Dji Mavic Pro and Dji Spark. Dji Mavic Air derives good features from all older models, combining the innovation known from Dji Mavic Pro and mobility that characterized Dji Spark.
So we have a light, small, portable drone that we can take anywhere and fly wherever we want. At the same time, it packs the quality of video with what Dji Spark offered and it does not give way to what Dji Mavic Pro offers.
Although a darker lens was used here, we gained much better 4k, HDR, 100mbit bitrate, 120 FPS slow motion in Full HD resolution. Flight time fitted indirectly between Spark and Mavic Pro. We see here both progress towards Dji Spark and a slightly different direction of development in relation to Mavic Pro.
- Dji Mavic Air weighs about 400 grams which still closes its weight to a limit of 600 grams for drones, which we can fly practically everywhere (especially in Europe). It is therefore an ideal drone that offers much more than Dji Spark (more sensors, higher video resolution, better flight parameters) and at the same time does not stick out much from the popular Dji Mavic Pro, allowing you to fly the drone into the city center.
- Dji Mavic Air is mobile, foldable and portable, which allows us to take it wherever we want. Dji Mavic Pro offers similar conditions, but it is much larger.
- Dji Mavic Air has sensors both from the front, from the bottom but also from the rear which increases the safety of the flight in the situation when we program a route or lose the drone from sight.
- Dji Mavic Air offers recording in 4k resolution using a 3 axis gimbal, and also access to 120 FPS for FullHD. This is more than Mavic Pro, although the first tests indicate that Mavic Pro still offers much better image quality. Dji Mavic Air offers the popular HDR mode.
- Dji Mavic Air is about $ 300 cheaper than Mavic Pro and also about $ 300 more expensive than Dji Spark (Spark + controller and 1 battery) in the basic versions. However, if we take into account that it draws a lot of good features from Mavic Pro, $ 300 seems really a big difference, which allows for large savings with a small loss to Mavic Pro when it comes to image quality.
The range of the drone in my opinion is a secondary issue here. It is much better than with Dji Spark, but again in my opinion, most consumers will not use such a large range, because they will prefer to keep the drone in sight.
The shorter flight time results from the use of a smaller battery. 21 minutes is so much to record a lot of Video material. This is not a disadvantage of a drone. This is its functionality, thanks to which Dji significantly reduced the weight of the whole device. For this change, we gain the possibility of flying the drone outside the law.
I do not use drones commercially, but I do not have sufficient enough equipment to use only 4k resolution. In addition, I do not have time to study law and watch where I can and where I can not move the drone. Dji Spark seemed to me a perfect device, but the low resolution and quality of the recording meant that I was not satisfied with such a device.
Dji Mavic Pro is not an expensive device, but it costs over $ 1,000. In order to use its full potential, I should use it where there is no law or extra training to use its potential.
Dji Mavic Air is the perfect compromise between a small drone that I can use anywhere, and a powerful Video tool that offers me a very good video quality that perfectly complements my films with air scenes.
Remember, however, that everyone will find other advantages and disadvantages in this device. If Dji Spark was a toy, and Dji Mavic Pro is an advanced device for amateurs, Dji Mavic Air is something between both devices. Five reasons why you should buy Mavic Air are my own thoughts and reasons why I would like to buy this drone myself.
Before you make a decision, think about it:
- where will I fly the drone? Does the law allow me to fly here? Will I do additional courses to be able to fly there?
- what kind of budget do I have and do I have money to quickly expand the set with additional batteries and other accessories?
- do I have time to carry and fly a drone in specific places or am I looking for a portable device that I will take with me everywhere?
- do I have equipment (computer) that will be able to edit 4k video or will I use lower resolutions?
- do I use video recording based on night scenes or day or mixed scenes?