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    META-REVIEW: Complete list of Mavic features & what people are saying about it

    META-REVIEW: Complete list of Mavic features & what people are saying about it

    Mavic Pro features

    Battery

    • Max Flight Time: 27 mins (0 wind at a consistent 15.5 MPH) [DJI specs]
    • Average Flight Time: 21 mins (in normal flight with 15% remaining battery level) [DJI specs]
    • Battery Type: LiPo 3S (43.6 Wh) [DJI specs]
    • The 3830 mAh LiPo battery charged in about 1 hour [Support Tech ]
    • Charger includes two USB ports -- handy for charging remote controller at the same time [Support Tech]
    • Could also charge with charging hub plus Phantom 4 100W adaptor (takes 130 minutes to charge four batteries from 15% to 100%) [DJI Propulsion (Support Tech)]

    Camera

    • Stabilized 4K camera [DJI]
    • 2x digital zoom [Support Tech]
    • Smallest-ever 3-axis gimbal for shake-free photos & video [DJI]
    • Autofocus camera features a minimum focusing distance of just 19 in (0.5 m) and can be flipped 90 degrees to portrait mode for vertical selfies & video[DJI]
    • Records 4K video at 30fps & full 1080p HD at 96fps [DJI]
    • 12-megapixel camera with Adobe DNG RAW support has been tuned for aerial images[DJI]
    • Can shoot 2-second-long exposures [DJI]
    • Camera sensor: 1/2.3” (CMOS), Effective pixels:12.35 M (Total pixels:12.71M) [DJI specs]
    • Camera lens: FOV 78.8 28 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2; Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to ∞ [DJI specs]
    • Shutter speed: 8s -1/8000s [DJI specs]
    • ISO range: 100-3200 (video); 100-1600 (photo) [DJI specs]
    • Max Image Size: 40003000 [DJI specs]
    • Photo Modes: Single shot, Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7, EV Bias, Interval [DJI specs]
    • Video Recording Modes: C4K: 40962160 24p, 4K: 38402160 24/25/30p, 2.7K: 27041520 24/25/30p, FHD: 19201080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p, HD: 1280720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p [DJI specs]
    • Max Video Bitrate: 60 Mbps [DJI specs]
    • Gimbal Tilt: Pitch: -90 to +30 [DJI specs]
    • Camera has same 1/2.3 inch sensor, same frame as P3/P4/Inspire X3 [DJI Propulsion (Dr Turbo)]
    • The FOV of Mavic is smaller, at 78.8 degrees [DJI Propulsion (Dr Turbo)]
    • Auto Focus camera with a nearest focus range of 0.5 meter, and can rotate 90 degrees to portrait mode [DJI Propulsion (Support Tech)]
    • Camera Cover: It is to protect the camera for transport. Easily removable. Yes you can fly with it but it is not recommended. [Support Tech]
    • Camera Cover: leave off for best quality and on when transporting [Support Tech]
    • How to set Focus: It works just like an x5. Tap the area you want focused and it focuses. If you focus on something 50m out, it's pretty much set to infinity. [Support Tech]
    • Streams at 1080p to your phone/goggles (rather than the 720p of the Phantom 4) [Support Tech]
    • You can flip the camera 90-degrees for portrait oriented shots [B&H]


    Flight Modes

    • Sport Mode: Allows speeds of up to 40 MPH [DJI]
    • TapFly: Direct Mavic to go wherever you want, avoiding obstacles along the way [DJI]
    • FlightAutonomy makes it possible to control the drone completely with just hand gestures [DJI]
    • Gesture Mode: you can use gestures to have Mavic Pro locate you, center you in the frame and take the perfect shot as Mavic Pro’s flashing lights count down to the photo [DJI]
    • Terrain Follow Mode: means that you can race up a slope behind a subject while remaining at a constant height between 1 ft (0.3 m) and 33 ft (10 m) [DJI]
    • Tripod Mode: designed for indoor use, slowing and fine-tuning Mavic Pro’s position and angle based on controller movement inputs to allowing for precision framing and safe indoor flight [DJI]
    • Updated version of DJI’s ActiveTrack recognizes common subjects such as people, bicyclists, cars, boats and animals, which 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 [DJI]
    • It can distinguish between people, cars, bicycles, and even animals. And it can track each of them, in a variety of modes: It can follow from behind, lead from the front, track alongside – even orbit the moving subject while keeping the camera locked on. [Support Tech]
    • it can follow someone up a slope while maintaining a pre-programmed altitude above ground level (think following a mountain biker or hiker as they ascend). [Support Tech]
    • ActiveTrack: As the Mavic is tracking, you can even select exactly where you want the subject in the frame [B&H]
    • Trace: Follow behind or in front of your subject, or circle it as it moves [B&H]
    • Profile: Fly alongside your subject [B&H]
    • Spotlight: Keep the camera trained on your subject while you fly almost anywhere [B&H]
    • Selfie mode: Put the Mavic in Gesture Mode and walk in front of it. The Mavic will automatically detect you. Raise your arms or wave to it to make it follow you. Make a box shape with your fingers when you're ready to take a photo. The lights under the Mavic's front arms will start to flash, and you will have 3 seconds before it takes a photo [B&H]
    • Tripod Mode: Caps the Mavic's maximum speed at just 2.2 mph, while the control stick sensitivity of the remote controller is dulled to give you the precision you need for accurate framing. Great for flying indoors or other in small spaces [B&H]
    • Terrain Follow: When you are flying over changing terrain, this mode uses height information gathered by the on-board ultrasonic system & its downward-facing cameras to keep you flying at the same height above the ground even as the ground moves. Just set the height from the ground you want (from 9 to 33') [B&H]


    Performance

    • 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 [DJI]
    • FlightAutonomy provides a significant boost in working range and can cope with complex 3D environments [DJI]
    • Will avoid most obstacles at speeds up to 22 MPH [DJI]
    • Will remain stable in winds of up to 24 MPH [DJI]
    • Max Ascent Speed: 16.4 ft/s (5 m/s) in Sport mode [DJI specs]
    • Max Descent Speed: 9.8 ft/s (3 m/s) [DJI specs]
    • Max speed: 40 mph (65 kph) in Sport mode without wind [DJI specs]
    • Obstacle Sensory Range: Precision measurement range: 2 ft (0.7 m) to 49 ft (15 m); Detectable range: 49 ft (15 m) to 98 ft (30 m) [DJI specs]
    • Max Altitude: 500 m above the takeoff point [Support Tech]
    • VPS Range: 1 - 43 feet (0.3 - 13 m) altitude; Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15) [DJI specs]
    • Once props start spinning, centrifugal force will automatically unfold props into the correct position [DJI FAQ]
    • During takeoff, the Mavic Pro’s stereo cameras record a burst of photos without you even knowing it. It then uses that imagery and GPS information to land within an inch of where it took off when you’re using an auto-land/RTH function. [Support Tech]


    Aircraft

    • DJI’s first personal drone designed to be taken just about anywhere [DJI]
    • Easily carried in a purse or backpack [DJI]
    • Folding design compresses the entire drone to practically the size of a water bottle [DJI]
    • Four folding arms and propellers tuck neatly away against its streamlined body [DJI]
    • Whole system can be set up and airborne in less than a minute [DJI]
    • GPS and GLONASS navigation systems [DJI]
    • Redundant sensors [DJI]
    • 24 powerful computing cores [DJI]
    • Ultra light and aerodynamic airframe [DJI]
    • Uses DJI's GEO geofencing system to help identify restricted areas, preventing flight in locations that might raise safety or security concerns [DJI]
    • Set to automatically return to its launch location if it ever loses contact with the controller or reaches critically low battery levels [DJI]
    • Precision Landing feature records a burst of video with two stereo cameras every time Mavic Pro launches, then uses both video and satellite information when it returns to land within an inch of where it took off [DJI]
    • OcuSync (new video link system) supports a range up to 4.3 miles (7 km) and live view resolutions up to 1080p [DJI]
    • New band management algorithm makes OcuSync more robust in environments with many frequencies in operation [DJI]
    • Equipped with dual-band WiFi as a secondary link, allowing easy control via your smartphone for close range operation or for quick downloading of content from Mavic Pro straight to your device [DJI]
    • Folded Size: H 83mm x W 83mm x L 198mm [DJI specs]
    • Weight: 1.62 lbs (734 g) (exclude gimbal cover); 1.64 lbs (743 g) (include gimbal cover) [DJI specs]
    • Supported Mobile Device Size: Thickness Supported:6.5-8.5mm; Max length: 160mm [DJI specs]
    • Can be powered on folded [Support Tech]
    • The props are designed as a single unit [Support Tech]
    • The arms are heavy-duty, but not metal. They snap into place when collapsed or expanded with no locking mechanism necessary. [Support Tech]
    • Dual compass and IMU for redundancy [B&H]
    • Folding mechanism has been tested to last at least 5000 folds [DJI FAQ]


    Remote Controller

    • Can be operated by the powerful long range remote controller, or simply by your smartphone at shorter range [DJI]
    • Compact RC has been designed to provide a fully ergonomic experience with optimum comfort [DJI]
    • RC can accommodate a smartphone or control Mavic Pro on its own [DJI]
    • RC's 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 [DJI]
    • Max Transmission Distance: FCC Compliant: 4.3 mi (7 km); CE Compliant: 2.5 mi (4 km) (Unobstructed, free of interference) [DJI specs]
    • Transmitter power: FCC:≤26 dBm; CE:≤20 dBm [DJI specs]
    • 4.3 mile (7 km) range when flying with remote controller [DJI FAQ]
    • 80m range & max altitude of 50m when flying with WiFi device [DJI FAQ]
    • Semi-fixed RC connector, you could change between various USB ports and lightning [DJI Propulsion (Support Tech)]
    • RC will not hold an iPad mini, officially. You could figure out a way to do it, but not as comfortable as a mobile phone. [DJI Propulsion (Support Tech)]
    • RC only has a USB port (no HDMI port) [Support Tech]
    • Run time: About 6-7 packs [Support Tech]
    • Charge time:1-2 hours [Support Tech]
    • Micro USB port is on the side for charging [Support Tech]
    • The antennas click into each other for safer storage. [Support Tech]
    • RCs from other DJI aircraft cannot be used to fly the Mavic [Support Tech]
    • Features a small but clear monochrome screen that displays modes, telemetry and other key features. [Support Tech]
    • Gives haptic feedback via vibration to alert the pilot when important events occur mid-flight [Support Tech]


    DJI Goggles

    • 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 [DJI]
    • Googles have built-in OcuSync, the goggles receive video directly from Mavic Pro in the air and not through the controller, reducing lag to a minimum [DJI]
    • DJI Goggles allows you to flick between third person view and FPV in under a second [DJI]
    • can comfortably wear your glasses while wearing the goggles and quit FPV mode instantly by flipping the mask up [DJI]
    • Designed to make flying totally immersive. The feature two 1080p LTPS displays with a wide 85 angle of view to give you a bird's eye view of the world around you. Built-in OcuSync connectivity means that it links directly to the Mavic and not through a cable or a Wi-Fi link to the controller. This seamless connection yields a delay of only 120 milliseconds [B&H]

    DJI Care Refresh

    • DJI Care Refresh is a new optional protection plan, DJI Care Refresh, is available in select countries and provides peace of mind for Mavic Pro owners [DJI]
    • Covers accidental damage to the Mavic Pro aircraft, gimbal or camera during normal use for up to 12 months [DJI]
    • for an additional charge will offer up to two full replacements that are new or equivalent to new [DJI]
    • Must purchase before Mavic is activated or within the first 48 hours after activation [DJI]


    Other

    • Live streaming to Facebook, Periscope and YouTube via DJI GO [DJI]
    • ND filters are coming [Support Tech]
    • You could also just fly with a tablet over WiFi [Support Tech]
    • Firmware updates can be installed via DJI Assistant 2 [Support Tech]
    • It really wasn't designed to be a racer. Anyone that has seen or flown a racer will know this. [Support Tech]
    • The aircraft is not user serviceable. It's honestly built like a Swiss watch. You always have the option to send the aircraft in for repair. If malfunction is shown in the flight logs, the repair will be covered at no cost if still under warranty. [Support Tech]


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    Findings after flying the Mavic Pro

    Camera

    • I have found is that you need to set focus during or before take off to get the best results [Support Tech]
    • On startup, the camera will usually auto focus on something on the ground. This is why you should auto focus once air born on something about 50m out. That will give you infinity. You can forget about it from that point on unless you want to later focus on a closer subject. [Support Tech]


    Flight Modes


    • Sport Mode: Even at these speeds, the aircraft is incredibly responsive and nimble. No, it’s not on the same level as a tweaked-out racing drone, but it is very impressive for a consumer/prosumer personal quadcopter. [Support Tech]


    General

    • The P4 & Mavic are different craft made for different users. Some will have both but this will probably have my phantoms sitting longer just do to the fact you cant take this anywhere with very little spaced used with 95% of the performance [blade strike]
    • It does not show props as much as the P4. ONLY at very extreme angles and ONLY in sport mode. [Support Tech]
    • We've had no problem with hand catching. Just grab it by the body from underneath. Ensure there is no wind to stop mid-air adjustments. [Support Tech]
    • Incredibly sturdy and our units here, after dozens of hours of flight time, show no signs of sloppiness or wear [Support Tech]
    • It's not a new Phantom; not a new Inspire. It's unlike anything DJI has produced in the past. [Support Tech]


    Performance

    • I have flown in 15 MPH with solid footage [Support Tech]
    • It handles the same wind as the P4 by my testing [Support Tech]
    • A little bit of wind and piro does cause some altitude drop (about a foot or two) but it does recover. [Support Tech]
    • Does give you high wind warning, but does not issue RTH unless you do or it loses contact with RC [Support Tech]
    • If you are experienced with the Phantom 4, it will feel very familiar to you -- but it's even more stable [Support Tech]
    • The Mavic hung there like it was glued in space [Support Tech]
    • Noticeably quieter than the Phantom 4 [Support Tech]
    • Flawless, smooth, and highly responsive [Support Tech]
    • Lower weight makes it feel more agile and nimble [Support Tech]



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    Where to buy the Mavic Pro

    The Mavic Pro can be preordered from DJI, Amazon, Apple, and other authorized DJI dealers.


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    Review Sources

    The following reviews were used to compile the information above:

    DJI Mavic Specs: www.dji.com/mavic/info#specs
    DJI Mavic FAQ: http://www.dji.com/mavic/info#faq
    B&H: www.bhphotovideo.com
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