Good / If you want the best compact drone on the market, the DJI Mavic Pro is it. It has 4K video quality, powerful obstacle avoidance features, and good range.
Bad / The full drone package can be pricey if you want the benefits of better control and longer range with the controller. The camera isn’t quite as good as options like the more expensive and larger DJI Phantom 4 that has a 20MP camera instead of 12MP.
Verdict / The DJI Mavic Pro is one of the best professional drones on the market. It blends power, price, and features together perfectly. It’s the most powerful compact drone you can find. While other larger drones like the DJI Phantom 4 Pro might have a slightly higher megapixel range, the DJI Mavic Pro is the smallest DJI offering that has full 4k and 2.7k video support with 1080p live video feed. If you want a cheaper drone with a similar featureset without 4K and you don’t mind shorter flight times check out the DJI Spark.
Intro to DJI Mavic Pro Review
The DJI Mavic Pro is the most premium compact option that DJI offers. In this quick review, I’m going to take a look at the diverse feature set that makes it the best compact drone on the market.
Drones are wonderful things to fly, and they take incredible imagery. However, one of the biggest reasons you won’t fly your drone is because you forget, or don’t want to lug it around in a heavy container or sack. This is where compact drones really shine. The Dji Mavic Pro is only 9.45 x 7.1 x 11.4 and it only weighs 1.64 pounds.This means you can easily take it in a bag since it can also fold up. The DJI Mavic Pro is also mid-price costing only $958.
The DJI Mavic Pro has unique DJI features like ActiveTrack, TapFly, and other additional smart features. It uses the same DJI software as the other DJI drones, and it’s pretty serviceable. Setup is simple, as you just connect to the drone via your Wi-Fi settings.
At first glance, the software can be confusing, but understanding flight controls are on the left side, image controls on the left, and the top bar is mainly just information on flight status makes things easier.
The real joy is the powerful camera that doesn’t sacrifice quality despite the small form factor. It can film in 4K HD, 2.7k, and 1080p. Additionally, while watching the drone fly you can view it in 1080p live video.
Like other DJI drones, the Mavic Pro also has smart features which will protect your investment like obstacle avoidance, and flight safety features like auto takeoff and return home. Compared to the DJI Spark which is it’s smaller cousin, the extra $400 or so dollars gets your longer fly times with a bigger battery (27 minutes average), and a larger transmission range of 4.3 miles with a 40 mph speed limit.
Conclusion of DJI Mavic Pro Review
If you want the best compact drone on market, choose the DJI Mavic Pro. However, if you’re a drone starter or you don’t care much about 4K or super long flight times, check out the smaller DJI Spark drone.