DJI announced their newest drone to the world this week, and it’s creating quite a buzz. If you haven’t heard about it yet, jump over to our article on the announcement of this new compact drone. At first, I thought the GoPro Karma looked great, then DJI swooped in with their Mavic which looks amazing as well.
Casey Neistat is back with another hands on review, and from the looks of it, he sure loved the new Mavic. Follow Casey as he tests the Mavic's flight indoors and outdoors; one feature I love from watching is its ability to stay in a fixed position. Not to mention the size of the drone is just incredible, just like the saying goes, the best one is usually the one you have with you. With the new Mavic, it’s now easier to take with you compared to other much larger drones. You can easily fit it most bags and purses, even your pant pockets. It does stick out a bit in Casey’s demonstration, which I wouldn’t carry it around like that, but if you had to you could. Maybe with some baggier pants with deeper pockets you could stuff it in.
As you see Casey was even able to test out the compact drone’s flight in some windy conditions, which is great to see. With the smaller size you wouldn’t think it would be as stable as it was, looks to be a very solid and compact drone from DJI.
DigitalRev Tv also came out with their hands-on review, which does cover some more features and tech specs over the Mavic. Like all other DJI drones, you need to pair with your phone to see what the drone camera is seeing. The new smaller controller is also looks great and has improvements, but there is an option for phone only control. With their review, they show the video both straight from camera and with some color grading applied for reference. DigitalRev Tv even put the flight speed to the test with the larger DJI Phantom 4. I loved that there are no blades shown in the Mavic. For its size, it’s a pretty strong contender, but the Phantom 4 still brings in better quality.
This is definitely making my decision for my first drone very difficult, I will be following the release of both of these, but right now I am leaning towards the new DJI Mavic. What are your thoughts?