Now that DJI has officially launched the new Mavic Air, comparisons have already begun with DJI's recent drone releases, namely the Mavic Pro and the Spark. So, how does the Air fare? Tom Frey of Tom's Tech Time has all of the answers in a great comparison video.
Frey compares the three drones thoroughly, pitting them against each other in numerous categories including size, obstacle avoidance, camera specs both for still images and video, stabilization, flight time and range, and of course, price point. It shouldn't surprise anyone that the Spark isn't in the same category as the Mavic Air or Pro for use for photography or film. What did surprise me was seeing that the Air (when folded up) looks to have a smaller footprint than the Spark, which does not fold.
So, is the Mavic Air a "Spark Pro," a "Mavic Pro Light," or something else altogether? Frey's review suggests that the addition of new features including 4K video at 100 Mbps bit rate, 8 GB of internal storage, and Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) put the Mavic Air on top in this competition. At a mid-level price point of $799 and with an impressive combination of the best features of the Spark and Pro, the Mavic Air is a great addition to DJI's already impressive product line-up.
What drone are you buying this year?