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DJI Mavic Air

DJI Mavic Air
alaScore 99

143 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of DJI Mavic Air. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and size also get good views, whereas there are mixed reviews on the battery and reliability.

usability, size, design, portability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the DJI Mavic Air is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Drew Prindle (digitaltrends.com)

DJI Mavic Air review

 

Dedicated joystick controller ; Gimbal stabilized 4K camera ; Robust obstacle avoidance ; Plentiful intelligent flight modes

Touchy camera controls, unless you’re in Cinematic mode

The Mavic Air might be DJI’s best drone to date. It’s certainly not perfect, but it checks all the right boxes. It’s super compact and portable, has a dedicated controller, shoots video in 4K, has an advanced obstacle avoidance system, and boasts a...

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

DJI Mavic Air

 

The Mavic Air is DJI's smallest, most portable drone, and is just as full-featured as its larger siblings.

Very small. High bit-rate 4K UHD video. HDR and Panorama still capture. Raw and JPG support. Asteroid video shot. Good obstacle avoidance. Automated flight modes.

Doesn't support USB charging. No 4K DCI video. Panorama stitching needs some work. Real-world flight limited to about 18 minutes.

The Mavic Pro showed us that small drones can be just as capable as larger ones. The Mavic Air aims to take things one step further, putting a powerful aircraft and 4K camera into a form factor you can slide into a large pocket. It doesn't have the...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

The new DJI Mavic Air is a 4K Goldilocks

 

More powerful than DJI's palm-size Spark, but less expensive than its Mavic Pro, the Mavic Air is the new Goldilocks in the drone maker's consumer lineup.

The DJI Mavic Air's folding design makes it great for travel while its 4K-resolution camera and three-axis gimbal capture nice-looking photos and video. Automated shooting options and obstacle avoidance make it easy to get good results fast.

Flight time is typically between 15 to 18 minutes, so expect to buy extra batteries. Piloting by app can be frustrating, especially on smaller screens. Obstacle avoidance doesn't cover you from the sides or top.

An amazing amount of tech in a pocketable drone, the DJI Mavic Air is the best travel drone you're going to find right now.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Vjeran Pavic (theverge.com)

DJI Mavic Air review: portable photographer

 

One part Mavic Pro, one part Spark, all delicious

Great compact design ; Clever obstacle avoidance system ; Fun autonomous features

Average image quality ; Short battery life is limiting ; Wi-Fi connection can be flaky

And for me, I’m pretty excited to now have a capable enough drone in my backpack at all times.

Jan, 2018

TechGearLab Editors' Choice Award

Expert review by : Max Mutter (techgearlab.com)

DJI Mavic Air Review

 

Top of the line consumer drone for travel

Great video quality, portable, easy to use, many intelligent flight modes

Expensive, relatively short battery life

Overall we think that the is a groundbreaking drone that builds on DJI's already impressive lineup of consumer drones. You'd be hard-pressed to find a model that can produce comparable footage in such a portable package and the is in a class of its own...

Mar, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (tomsguide.com)

DJI Mavic Air Review: The Best Camera Drone

 

When the Mavic Pro came out, I thought DJI had made the best drone ever. With the Mavic Air, it's once again made a drone that's the envy of all others. The Mavic Air is portable, maneuverable, takes great photos and video, and comes packed with a...

Very easy to fly ; Great photos and video ; Innovative gesture controls, autonomous flight modes ; Object avoidance

Hard to switch between camera modes in app

Smaller, more compact and less expensive than its predecessor, the DJI Mavic Air still has the same great camera and some new features that make this drone even better.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Brian Heater (techcrunch.com)

DJI Mavic Air review

 

The metal joysticks are safely nestled inside the flip-out arms of the controller, the landing gear safely nestled in the propeller arms. Not a millimeter is wasted, not even in the packaging. It's the culmination of a dozen years of drone making...

Don’t let the ads fool you — these drones aren’t as user-friendly as a smartphone. And they’re certainly not idiot proof — take it from this idiot who landed the Air in a tree pretty much straight out of the box. Still, the latest DJI drone is an...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (tomsguide.com)

DJI Mavic Air Hands On: Better Than the Pro and $200 Less

 

DJI's Mavic Air drone shoots video at 4K and costs $200 less than the Mavic Pro. Which one should you get?

Jan, 2018

Trusted Reviews Recommended

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

DJI Mavic Air

 

DJI Mavic Air review: Packing in incredible portability and fantastic image quality, the DJI Mavic Air comfortably takes the crown of king of the skies.

Incredibly compact and convenient to carry around ; Easy to fly with intelligent flight modes ; Great video quality ; HDR and panoramic still images ; Includes built-in storage

Need to opt for the Fly More Combo to get the most out of it ; Switching between control methods can be fiddly

The DJI Mavic Air is the new consumer drone to beat, packing in incredible portability and fantastic image quality.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Luke Edwards Derek Adams (t3.com)

DJI Mavic Air review: the best drone you can buy

 

Mavic Air is the perfect portable drone, thanks to its ease of use, smooth, 3-axis gimbal, gesture controls and smart capture of stunning 4K footage

Impeccably compact and portable ; Smooth 4K video ; Gesture controls

Battery life could be better ; No side sensors

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2375
Battery capacity (Watt hours):27.43
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:11.55
Operating time:21
Transmitter battery capacity:2970

Camera

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:100
Camera shutter speed:8 - 1/8000
Field of view (FOV) angle:85
Image formats supported:DNG,JPG,RAW / RAW
Live view:Y
Maximum frame rate:120
Maximum image resolution:4056 x 3040
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Megapixel:12
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Streaming capability:Y
Supported video modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4 / H.264,MOV,MP4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,2720 x 1530,3840 x 2160 / 3840 x 2160,2720 x 1530,1920 x 1080,1280 x 720
Video streaming:Y

Design

Product color:Black / Black, White / Black,Red
Type:Quadcopter

Features

Frequency band:2.4 - 2.4835, 5.725 - 5.85 / 2.4/5.8
GLONASS:Y
GPS compatibility:Y
Horizontal hover accuracy:3.94
Hovering time (max):20
Maximum ascent speed:4
Maximum descent speed:3
Maximum operating distance:157480.3
Maximum pitch angular velocity:250
Maximum speed:19 / 4
Maximum tilt angle:35
Maximum weight capacity:0.948
Maximum wind resistance:10.56
Number of axis:3
Number of rotors:4
Number of Speeds:3
Vertical hover accuracy:3.94
Wi-Fi:Y

Management Features

Moving control functions:Backward, Downward, Forward, Turn left, Turn right, Upward

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:8
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory card slot(s):Y

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC / AC,USB Type-C
Charger:Y
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y
Package type:Box
Transmitter:Y

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.79
AC adapter output voltage:13.2
AC adapter power:50

Transmitter

Operating frequency:2400 - 2483.5, 5725 - 5850
USB ports quantity:1

Weight & Dimensions

Battery weight:4.94
Depth:6.61
Height:2.52
Weight:15.2
Width:7.24