The DJI Mavic Pro Foldable Drone is agile and captures high-resolution images. The Mavic features an advanced flight control system that works with a myriad of sensors, including a ground-facing camera, ultrasound, GPS, dual redundant IMUs, and more to keep track of where it is flying in 3D space, even to avoid collisions with surrounding obstacles. The Mavic cooperates with DJI’s GO mobile app for accessing settings, real time telemetry data, viewing a low-latency video feed, and even gives the option to edit and share recently captured footage. In addition, the transmittern contains traditional joystick style controls or fly with only simple tap-based commands, what’s even more impressive is the Mavic’s ability to recognize gestures for the perfect selfie.
3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
Using three specially miniaturized brushless motors and advanced algorithms, the camera moves in the opposite direction to the Mavic, cancelling out unwanted movement for the smoothest possible video.
DCI & UHD 4K and Full HD Video
The Mavic Pro camera shoots 4K video (up to 4096 x 2160) at 30 frames per second and Full HD 1080p at 96 frames per second, so you can create incredible slow motion. Its minimum focusing distance is just 19″, making it perfect for everything from the ultimate aerial selfies to landscape shots.
ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
With ActiveTrack, just tell the Mavic who to track and it handles the rest. No GPS bracelets or transmitters are required. The Mavic has been trained to detect and recognize a number of common subjects including people, bike riders, vehicles, and even animals. Once you have marked your subject, you can fly around them to create a huge variety of shots, depending on the mode you are in. As the Mavic is tracking, you can even select exactly where you want the subject in the frame.
- Trace – Follow behind or in front of your subject, or circle it as it moves
- Profile – Fly alongside your subject
- Spotlight – Keep the camera trained on your subject while you fly almost anywhere
12MP Raw/JPEG Still Photos
Every photo you take with the Mavic can be as big as 12 megapixels, with the ability to save in DNG raw or JPEG. You can even flip the camera 90-degrees for portrait oriented shots, just like you do with your phone.
Selfie Mode with Gestures
Put away your controller and phone to get that perfect, natural selfie. All you need to do is put the Mavic in Gesture Mode and walk in front of it. The Mavic will automatically detect you. Raise your arms or wave to it to make it follow you, and when you’re ready for your photo, make a box shape with your fingers. The lights under the Mavic’s front arms will start to flash, and you will have three seconds to strike your pose before it takes a photo.
Tripod Mode caps the Mavic’s maximum speed at just 2.2 mph, while the control stick sensitivity of the remote controller is dulled to give you the precision you need for accurate framing. It is also great for flying indoors or other small spaces where the Mavic’s normal speed may make it more challenging to fly.
FlightAutonomy is the Mavic’s brain and nervous system: a complex network of hardware and software that includes five cameras, GPS/GLONASS, a pair of ultrasonic range finders, redundant sensors, and a group of 24 CPUs to process and fuse all of this information.
The Mavic is able to position itself accurately in a range of environments, beyond what is possible using basic “optical flow” technology, which depends on a single downward-facing camera and assumes that the ground below is always flat. Mavic is able to sense its environment in 3-dimensions and react to it, ensuring it hovers steadily, whether it is high up on the side of a cliff where downward sensors have no target, or under a forest canopy where satellite positioning is blocked and the ground is covered in uneven markings and obstacles.
Precision Landing technology means the Mavic is able to automatically land almost exactly where you took off. Every time you take off, the two downward-facing vision sensors record a burst of video of the ground pair it with satellite coordinates. When you tell the Mavic to fly home, it will return to that coordinate, match the video, and land back at your feet
- As the Mavic flies, it scans the world around it, creating a 3D map that tells it exactly where it can fly and what it needs to avoid. Because it uses vision processing, it can see up to 98′ in front and can accurately measure distance up to 49′ in front, making it significantly more accurate than sonar based avoidance technologies. When the Mavic detects an obstacle and sees a way around it, it will simply adjust its route to fly around it. If it can’t see a way around, it will slow to a stop gently and hover until you tell it what to do next.
- This obstacle avoidance system is activated in every Intelligent Flight Mode, including all ActiveTrack modes, TapFly, and Terrain Follow. If you use Automatic Return to Home, it switches on too, so that as the Mavic makes its way back to you, it won’t bump into anything in its path. Avoidance is effective when flying at speeds up to 22 mph.
Sport Mode was designed for fun, giving the Mavic a top speed of 40 mph, all the while ramping up agility and responsiveness, to give you a taste of drone racing. You can also use it to film something fast, or zip out to catch a shot before the moment passes. Even in Sport Mode, the Mavic will stop immediately if you let go of the controls.
In flight, the Mavic uses its compass to tell it where it is heading and the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to tell it how it is flying. An interruption in the data flow from either of these may cause it to fly less reliably, which is why the Mavic has not one, but two of each. Whenever the system detects an inconsistency in one, it switches to the other, keeping your flight steady and reliable.
When you are flying over changing terrain, like following bikers riding uphill, the Mavic’s Terrain Follow function uses height information gathered by the on-board ultrasonic system, and its downward-facing cameras to keep you flying at the same height above the ground even as the ground moves. Just set the height from the ground you want — from 9 to 33′ — and focus on getting the right shot.
OcuSync Transmission Technology
OcuSync long-range-transmission technology is capable of relaying a signal up to 4.3 miles line-of-sight while supporting 720p HD video (1080p HD transmission in short-range mode). Every time you fly, OcuSync scans a range of available frequencies to find and use the one with the least interference to give you more reliability and control. Tightly integrated with the DJI GO app, OcuSync transfers vital statistics of the Mavic to you in real time, and can also be used to download photos and videos at up to 40 Mbps while flying.
Custom-designed, high-energy-density batteries; an optimized propulsion system; and advanced power management give the Mavic a much longer flight time than many compatible platforms in its size class. This results in flight times of up to 27 minutes under ideal conditions and up to 21 minutes for average flights.
DJI GO is your Mavic’s control center. When your phone or device is connected to the Mavic, it shows you everything the camera sees in near real-time, so you can set up and frame every shot as if you are actually there. It also gives you full manual camera controls for photos and videos, including ISO, shutter, and file format. It even lets you fine tune your Mavic so that it flies exactly how you want it to.
Sometimes a phone is all you need to fly. Not only does the Mavic support flying on your phone with virtual joysticks, but you also have full access to all of its Intelligent Flight Modes: TapFly, Trace, Spotlight, Profile, and Circle.
When you tap on your phone’s screen, software translates your touch into a heading, including whether you want it to climb or descend. When you want to change direction, just tap somewhere else on your screen and the Mavic will smoothly turn to the new destination.
Mavic’s Shoot. Edit. Share.
Automatic video editing templates, simple video editing functions, and easy photo and video management bring together the tools you need to make epic videos right in your phone. All you need to do is choose the shots you think will amaze, which you can then share straight to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and more, as well as SkyPixel, DJI’s own community dedicated to aerial imaging.
DJI Goggle Compatibility
The separately available DJI Goggle are FPV goggles designed to make flying totally immersive. The feature two 1080p LTPS displays with a wide 85° angle of view to give you a bird’s eye view of the world around you. Built-in OcuSync connectivity means that it links directly to the Mavic and not through a cable or a Wi-Fi link to the controller. This seamless connection yields a delay of only 120 milliseconds
Intelligent Flight Batteries
- The Intelligent Flight Battery has its own integrated battery-management system that takes into account everything from remaining voltage, amount of power being used, temperature, and more to calculate remaining flight times, so you always know when to head home. It also has a host of protection mechanisms in place to prevent overcharging and over draining, both of which can damage a LiPo battery permanently. When placed in longer term storage, LiPo batteries should only be kept at 50% charge. Any more or less could cause permanent damage. If left unused, DJI Intelligent Flight Batteries will discharge power until 50% to maintain good health.
- If you live in a cold place or plan to fly on a winter break, low-temperature protection will activate. This controls available propulsion power based on the temperature of the battery, so that only a fully-warmed-up battery can offer full power