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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. Views about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. The design and size also get good feedback, but opinions about the battery and reliability are mixed.

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 : 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

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

DJI Mavic Air review: Portable drone packs a powerful punch

 

While not perfect, the Mavic Air is easily one of the most impressive drones to date. It's portable, powerful and packed with features. What's more,

Portable design means it's easy to carry around ; Full of features ; Quick Shot modes are a highlight ; Battery life is decent for a drone this size

ActiveTrack tracking didn't work reliably ; Video was often oversaturated ; Auto exposure slow to play catch-up ; App menu system is still quite complex

The Mavic Air is easily one of the most impressive drones to date. It's small, powerful, feature-rich and portable. What's more, its batteries last far longer than the smaller Spark, offering around 20 minutes of flying time in not-too-blustery...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

DJI Mavic Air review

 

Clear a space in your backpack for DJI's best drone yet...

Incredibly portable ; Very good video and stills quality ; A cinch to fly

Battery life still quite restrictive ; Quite noisy when nearby

The best non-professional drone you can buy, the Mavic Air takes flying cameras to new gadget heights

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Sharmishta Sarkar Matt Swider Tom Anderson (techradar.com)

DJI Mavic Air review

 

This is the pocketable 4K drone you want in 2018

Incredible portability ; 4K video at up to 100Mbps; 12MP HDR stills ; Near-perfect obstacle avoidance ; 8GB internal storage

Slightly jerky gimbal controls ; Could have better range ; Need multiple batteries for a great flying experience

A small drone with huge ambitions, the DJI Mavic Air packs 4K video recording, a three-axis gimbal, an upgraded obstacle avoidance system and onboard storage into a compact and foldable form factor that easily slips into a jacket pocket. You’d be hard...

Jul, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

DJI Mavic Air

 

DJI's Mavic Air is its smallest fold-up drone yet and offers the video quality of a Mavic Pro in an almost-pocketable size. Here's our review.

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo review

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DJI says that the Mavic Air drone redefines power and portability. Quite the claim, but just how easy is it to fly - and does its camera take stunning aerial snaps and videos? It's pretty expensive for a drone, so make sure you consult our expert first...

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Winston 2854 Articles (funkykit.com)

DJI Mavic Air Hands-on Review - FunkyKit

 

Thanks to DJI, we'll be taking a quick look at their latest consumer drone – the Mavic Air. This ultraportable drone is compact, light-weight, foldable and offers 4K recording at 30fps. In terms of placement, it sits somewhere between the slightly...

Compact and light-weight ; Super easy to control ; 4K recording ; 3-axis gimbal ; Smartcapture (hand gesture) ; 21 minutes flight time ; Same coverage (range and distance) as Mavic Pro

Pricey

A lot of people have been asking me … why would I want to buy the Mavic Air when I can just buy the Mavic Pro. While others have voice their concerns, and wondered why DJI would want to cannibalize its own consumer drone business, with many different...

Mar, 2018

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

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:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Streaming capability:Y
Supported video modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Supported video streaming modes:720p
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 colour: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:0.1
Hovering time (max):20
Maximum ascent speed:4
Maximum descent speed:3
Maximum flight time:21
Maximum Operating Distance:4000
Maximum pitch angular velocity:250
Maximum speed:19 / 4
Maximum tilt angle:35
Maximum weight capacity:0.43
Maximum wind resistance:10.56
Number of axis:3
Number of rotors:4
Number of speeds:3
Vertical hover accuracy:0.1
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:140
Depth:168
Height :64
Weight:430
Width:184