DJI today announced the launch of the Mavic Pro, its latest and smallest drone. The DJI Mavic Pro is designed to be compact, folding down to be put in a bag so it can be used anywhere.

When its four arms are folded and the propellers tucked away against its body, the Mavic Pro is "practically the size of a water bottle," making it more portable than most drones. Despite its small size, the Mavic Pro is equipped with a stabilized 12-megapixel camera capable of capturing 4K video at 30fps and FlightAutonomy visual navigation system, plus it features a 4.3 mile range and can be flown for 27 minutes before needing to be recharged.

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DJI has spent a decade making it easier for anyone to fly, and by rethinking everything about how a drones look, we have created an entirely new type of aerial platform for anyone to explore their creativity," said Frank Wang, DJI's CEO and founder.

"Mavic Pro is a technological triumph filled with features that once again show how DJI leads the industry. Most importantly, Mavic Pro allows you to reach the skies easily, see the world with new eyes and tell your stories like never before."

FlightAutonomy, new in the Mavic Pro, consists of five cameras, GPS and GLONASS navigation systems, ultrasonic range finders, and 24 computing cores to navigate and plan routes for the drone. It can avoid obstacles while flying at 22 miles per hour, but it's also able to reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour.

Mavic Pro can be controlled via an included compact remote controller with a built-in LCD screen or through an iPhone or iPad with an accompanying app. When used with a smartphone, DJI says the Mavic Pro can be set up and made airborne in less than a minute.

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DJI has priced the Mavic Pro at $999 with the remote controller and $749 without it. DJI is also offering additional batteries for $89 and a bundle with a Mavic Pro, two extra batteries, additional propellers, a charging hub, an adapter, a car charger, and a bag for $1,299.

The Mavic Pro is available for pre-order from the DJI website starting today, and will soon be able to be ordered from Apple.com. Apple is already promoting the Mavic Pro on the iPad accessory section of its website, though there is not yet a store listing for it. Apple retail stores will begin selling the DJI Mavic Pro in early November.

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Top Rated Comments

jocamero Avatar
60 months ago
Yes. There are legitimate no fly zones, such as international airports, where the drone won't start the props based on the GPS coordinates. You might be able to override at this point with some sort of verification each time you want to fly. I'm not certain of the current override details. The Mavic Pro has this same system.

This issue I had, was with the Phantom 4, the no fly zone system was in its infancy and didn't work as advertised. I lived near an unused baseball stadium and there was no way to fly at home, even indoors. Perhaps this has been fixed and you can ask for an override every time you want to fly?

More details:
http://www.dji.com/fly-safe/category-mc?www=v1
http://www.dji.com/flysafe
http://www.dji.com/flysafe/no-fly

Furthermore the map linked above only shows DIA in the Denver area, yet just a few months ago there were 100+ no fly zones, and another map lists 'special areas' that are no fly zones.

Again, if you're not anywhere near any of these NFZ it's great. If you are, DJI can make your new toy useless.

They can block you from using your drone? Please explain, thanks in advance.
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studio¹³¹ Avatar
60 months ago
Compared to the recently announced Karma from GoPro, I really like the seven minute longer battery life as well as the 7x (!) farther range. Seems to be a lot more portable as well.
Plus all the sensors for obstacle avoidance, the follow-me feature and gestures that the Karma for some reason doesn't have...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmylrea Avatar
60 months ago
If my pre-ordered iPhone 7 hasn't been delivered to me by November, then I'll get one of these instead. Sounds like more fun anyways.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghost187 Avatar
60 months ago
This company has gotten me the most excited about tech in the recent years.

I was beyond impressed with the Phantom 4 but this just takes the cake. They sacrificed non of the Phantom 4 features yet they made it substantially smaller and less expensive. Day 1 purchase for me.
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Nice drone. It will probably be a superior drone to Karma, but Karma offers far more flexibility with beijg able to detach and use GoPro Hero as a stand alone cam with or without the stabilizer.
One company is taking the Samsung route the other one is taking the Apple (Job's era) route. I'll let you figure out which is which. ;)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jocamero Avatar
60 months ago
If you've ever dealt with DJI's customer service, this announcement probably won't be exciting to you.

Also, I wonder if they got their **** together and don't randomly block you even turning on the Phantom 4 indoors, in your own home. I ended up returning the Phamtom 4 after just a couple days. What a terrible company.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
teknikal90 Avatar
60 months ago
This isn't the Karma or anything
DJI > GoPro
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If you've ever dealt with DJI's customer service, this announcement probably won't be exciting to you.

Also, I wonder if they got their **** together and don't randomly block you even turning on the Phantom 4 indoors, in your own home. I ended up returning the Phamtom 4 after just a couple days. What a terrible company.
Maybe you just didn't spend enough time to learn the vision positioning system properly.
The phantom 4 is incredibly easy to use to me
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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