Out of the box, this DJI drone camera is impressive. It’s a compact machine that packs a lot of features and the excitement of getting airborne was massive. For total newbies to drone camera work, this is pretty perfect. It ticks a lot of boxes for an advanced user too. High-spec camera, HD streaming, and a 4.3-mile range.
Setting up the drone and app was super easy, involving putting a battery in, downloading their app, connecting, and done! Often, proprietary apps are glitch-riddled afterthoughts. DJI has understood that remote control apps must be as good as the hardware they sell.
If you’re just starting out with aerial photography and videography, you’ll appreciate the addition of TapFly mode. You just tap the screen for the correct direction. The drone will fly that way, allowing you to get the best shots with the onboard 4K 12-megapixel camera. The camera stabilisation is excellent, so the images are clear, bright and crisp.
If you’re not new to the world of drone photography, then you’ll probably know that a lot of drones on the market just don’t have any guarantee of a stable connection.
DJI Mavic Pro Drone with 4K Camera Specs:
- Flight Time: 27 MINS
- Control Range: 7 KM
- Gimbal: 3-axis
- Video Resolution: 4K
- Speed: 65 KM/H
- Camera Resolution: 12 MP
Because of the 27 minutes flight time, you can definitely go out and have fun. I was able to get nearly a half-hour out of a drone that is so much smaller than the rest. Also for extra fun, you can enable Sports Mode and go wild through the skies at 40mph and get some truly sweeping shots.
Finally I’ve found no fault with this model so far, here are reports around the web of faulty units with one person saying that it just does its own thing whilst flying, and similarly some users talking about issues with the compass meaning that returning to home was a major issue.
Therefore, at the price point offered and providing you don’t get a ‘faulty’ unit, you’re off to a flier with DJI. After that please check out our other camera reviews.