DJI's Mavic Air Solidifies Position at Top of Food Chain
The drone market has, for lack of a better phrase, had its ups and downs. As the emerging market transformed squarely into a mainstream one - even if it still has flashes of being pretty niche - the heavyweights have started to grab more power.
And right now, DJI is playing king on the hill with a few manufacturers and winning. Following a very successful Consumer Electronics Showing, DJI today announced the smartphone-sized $799 Mavic Air, that compliments their $399 Spark and $999 Mavic Pro.
Glancing at the specs, the Mavic Air feels super premium as well. The 430-gram drone (41% lighter than the Mavic Pro) sports a 32-MP panoramic sphere, 3-axis gimbal, 4K Camera, 3D environment sensing, and a 21-minute flight time. Although it is a massive upgrade from the expectedly underpowered Spark, it might be a little stronger than the Mavic Pro. Redesigned ventilation means the drone not only looks better but it will fly longer as well.