DJI Mavic Pro Review - The Ultimate Drone for Travelers and Aerial Photographers
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DJI Mavic Pro Review: This Tiny Camera Drone Packs a Punch!

Spoiler alert: The DJI Mavic Pro is awesome!

Owners of DJI’s Phantom or Inspire drones love the robust, smart functions, high resolution camera, gimbal capabilities, and the steady composure these drones boast in the face of wind. But setup, breakdown and packing up are cumbersome—a significant downside when traveling. Enter the DJI Mavic Pro…

DJI Mavic Pro is a drone dream come true for travelers and on-the-go photographers!

DJI has answered our prayers with the launch of the DJI Mavic Pro, its first packable drone. The Mavic is small, around the size of a wine bottle, and its legs and arms fold neatly into the drone making it the clear winner in terms of portability.

Do not be fooled by its size, however. The DJI Mavic Pro camera is tiny, but is still able to capture 12 megapixel still shots and 4K video. Its automated “tricks” include ActiveTrack, Gesture Mode, and TapFly. Gesture Mode lets you command the drone to track you and take a photo by making small gestures with your hand (your own personal hands-free selfie stick).

The Mavic has a range of 4 miles and a top speed of 40 miles an hour, only slightly slower than the Phantom 4’s 44 miles/hour. Flying time has been recorded anywhere between 24-27 minutes, which is significantly longer than any of its competitors.If you purchase the Combo Set, you also receive: extra blades, a sleek carrying case (no bigger than a large fanny pack), 2 batteries, a charging hub, and a car charger.


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Bottom Line: The DJI Mavic Pro is an amazing drone for its tiny size and is sure to become a travel companion for any drone enthusiast. And people are taking notice. At $999 on Amazon, it has sold out, been restocked, and sold out again. Its next shipping date is scheduled for February 2017, and everyone who owns one has attested to its superiority.

It seems DJI has done it again, and has confirmed that great things really do come in small packages!

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