You’ve probably heard the saying
the best camera is the one you have with you
which I totally agree with, or at least I did, until they invented the DJI Mavic Pro. And I haven’t even got mine yet!
DJI launched the Mavic at the end of September 2016, and I was blown away. The Mavic is a portable camera drone, which – at AUD $1699 – offers incredible quality and portability.
When launched, I was choosing between the DJI Phantom 4 or the (also new) Go Pro Karma. Let’s just say I’m glad I was indecisive, because the Mavic made my decision easy.
Personally, I’m a stills guy, and that’s what I’ll be using the Mavic for initially, but I do have ambitions to get involved in motion too (as well as, not instead of).
Now the downside! I don’t think that DJI were quite ready to release the Mavic, but once Go Pro launched the Karma they brought it forward (to make sure Go Pro didn’t capture some of ‘their’ market share). As a result – and due to the popularity of the drone – deliveries have been delayed. I’m expecting mine pre-Christmas, and hopefully early December.
I actually bought the Fly More Combo, which at AUD $2199 includes a shoulder bag, additional propellers, an extra battery, a charging hub and a car charger. With hindsight, this probably means I’ll have to wait a little longer than those who just bought the Mavic by itself.
What do other people say?
So…I appreciate I sound like a fan-boy, which admittedly I am, so here’s a bit more information if you want to judge for yourself.
Here’s the guys at Flite Test reviewing the Mavic Pro:
I’d also recommend the reviews from Drone Valley, who tell it like they see it. If you want both the good and the bad, you’ll get it here:
If you’re considering buying or have just bought the DJI Mavic Pro, and want to compare notes, or if you’ve been flying for a while and want to give me advice, please say hello via your preferred social platform.