Drones are taking over the world! Used everywhere from farming and firefighting to parcel deliveries, it appears they’re here to stay. At Wavelight Productions, we use ours for one purpose- to capture great images!
DJI recently announced its latest in UAV tech. The “Mavic Air” claims to be the most portable 3-Axis Gimbal 4K Camera Drone to date. My first impressions- they’re 100% bang on with that statement.
If you’ve had the chance to fly the original Mavic, then I’m sure you had the same reaction as me. WHAT?! HOW!?- This thing is so tiny! A drone that folds up and becomes so compact that you can throw it in your lens case? Impossible. Well, since the Mavic – DJI has released the even tinier “Spark”. A drone I believe to be aimed at hobbyists as opposed to content creators.
That’s where the Mavic Air fits in. It meets halfway between the Spark and the Mavic. Although the Mavic Air is a budget conscious drone, there are some great reasons to give the Mavic Air a whirl… It shoots 4k like its bigger brother (Spark shoots 1080). It gets 21 minutes of airtime and has double the obstacle avoidance sensors as the Mavic Pro.
The tech has really come a long way and I’m excited to see what DJI will come up to in the future. My first time flying a drone was for a television show called Cold Water Cowboys. “Back then” UAV’s did have cameras built in and we had to use GoPro’s. I even remember thinking how amazing it would it be to actually SEE WHAT YOU WERE FILMING. Little did I know that only a few years later I’d be writing about drones that can fit in your pocket. :S -T