The DJI Mavic Pro Drone Will Eat Right Out Of Your Hand

It’s all about miniaturization of technologies and gadgets, whatever you domain or market you choose to focus on. With that in mind, it should not come as  a surprise that the drone universe is keeping in line with the trend and delivering smaller and smaller toys.

The DJI Mavic Pro is the company’s latest offering, about half the size and weight of the Phantom flagship. With the props holding the rotors folding over the body, this drone will easily fit into a backpack or even a purse. However, users may still enjoy sensors on the front and bottom, obstacle avoidance, subject tracking, autonomous landing, and stability indoors without GPS.

The 12-megapixel camera packs similar features as the one on the Phantom 4, specifically shooting 4K video at 30 fps and full 1080p HD at 96 fps. Furthermore, the Mavic Pro brags about 27 minutes of battery life and a top speed of 40 miles per hour – not bad, actually, especially since this drone can stream live video from up to 4.3 miles away.

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The drone had to be associated with an equally impressive and tiny controller, which is why the remote has also been miniaturized to a NES-sized proportion. With a small screen that provides basic telemetry, this thing will help users take flight or clip your phone in to add the live camera view and advanced flight mode options.

Actually, this is the first DJI drone you can fly without a remote at all. Featuring computer vision technology onboard, DJI enabled the Mavic Pro to take off, fly, return home, and land by simply tapping on the screen. The Mavic Pro will retail for $999, a price well worth paying, although the company will also deliver a $749 version – sans the remote.

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