DJI Launches New Mavic Pro Drone, Coming to Apple Stores in November

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DJI today announced the launch of the Mavic Pro, its latest and smallest drone. The DJI Mavic Pro is designed to be compact, folding down to be put in a bag so it can be used anywhere.

When its four arms are folded and the propellers tucked away against its body, the Mavic Pro is "practically the size of a water bottle," making it more portable than most drones. Despite its small size, the Mavic Pro is equipped with a stabilized 12-megapixel camera capable of capturing 4K video at 30fps and FlightAutonomy visual navigation system, plus it features a 4.3 mile range and can be flown for 27 minutes before needing to be recharged.

DJI has spent a decade making it easier for anyone to fly, and by rethinking everything about how a drones look, we have created an entirely new type of aerial platform for anyone to explore their creativity," said Frank Wang, DJI's CEO and founder.

"Mavic Pro is a technological triumph filled with features that once again show how DJI leads the industry. Most importantly, Mavic Pro allows you to reach the skies easily, see the world with new eyes and tell your stories like never before."
FlightAutonomy, new in the Mavic Pro, consists of five cameras, GPS and GLONASS navigation systems, ultrasonic range finders, and 24 computing cores to navigate and plan routes for the drone. It can avoid obstacles while flying at 22 miles per hour, but it's also able to reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour.

Mavic Pro can be controlled via an included compact remote controller with a built-in LCD screen or through an iPhone or iPad with an accompanying app. When used with a smartphone, DJI says the Mavic Pro can be set up and made airborne in less than a minute.


DJI has priced the Mavic Pro at $999 with the remote controller and $749 without it. DJI is also offering additional batteries for $89 and a bundle with a Mavic Pro, two extra batteries, additional propellers, a charging hub, an adapter, a car charger, and a bag for $1,299.

The Mavic Pro is available for pre-order from the DJI website starting today, and will soon be able to be ordered from Apple.com. Apple is already promoting the Mavic Pro on the iPad accessory section of its website, though there is not yet a store listing for it. Apple retail stores will begin selling the DJI Mavic Pro in early November.

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iWillNotUpgrade

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Compared to the recently announced Karma from GoPro, I really like the seven minute longer battery life as well as the 7x (!) farther range. Seems to be a lot more portable as well.
 

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Sounds like an awesome new product. My friends have told me about DJI's horrible customer service though. Hopefully that is changing. The drone market is looking very promising this year.
 
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newyorkone

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Who copied who? the DJI and GoPro offerings look so similar something must have happened. Like the removable camera and included stabilizer handle of the Karma, but the increased range, longer battery life, and removable battery make the DJI Mavic Pro more compelling. Tough choice...
 

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Nice drone. It will probably be a superior drone to Karma, but Karma offers far more flexibility with beijg able to detach and use GoPro Hero as a stand alone cam with or without the stabilizer.
 
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This company has gotten me the most excited about tech in the recent years.

I was beyond impressed with the Phantom 4 but this just takes the cake. They sacrificed non of the Phantom 4 features yet they made it substantially smaller and less expensive. Day 1 purchase for me.
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Nice drone. It will probably be a superior drone to Karma, but Karma offers far more flexibility with beijg able to detach and use GoPro Hero as a stand alone cam with or without the stabilizer.
One company is taking the Samsung route the other one is taking the Apple (Job's era) route. I'll let you figure out which is which. ;)
 

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iphone 7 or DJI Mavic Pro?

One is definitely more exciting
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I'm pretty sure GoPro just pooped themselves with this announcement. DJI saw them coming, and absolutely creamed them. The only feature more compelling on the GoPro Karma is the removable gimbal.
You know that's the only thing going for the karma. the all in one package. but their drone is a toy compared to this device.
 
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yep! it's a Karma competitor... and most-likely – a better one :D
Only things I like better about the Karma are the built in screen (on the controller) and the removable stabilizer for handheld shots. Also I guess being able to use the GoPro on its own. This thing looks to be a way better drone, and also way more portable. The karma is foldable and pretty small, but it still takes up nearly and entire backpack. This thing can fit in a backpack that already has a bunch of other stuff in it.

That plus I'd trust DJI's flight systems/connectivity a bit more than GoPro, given this is their first drone.

I'm hoping it comes with a little soft case to protect the props while in a backpack, but I'm guessing not as they didn't show anything.
 
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If you've ever dealt with DJI's customer service, this announcement probably won't be exciting to you.

Also, I wonder if they got their **** together and don't randomly block you even turning on the Phantom 4 indoors, in your own home. I ended up returning the Phamtom 4 after just a couple days. What a terrible company.
 
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Obstacle avoidance... That's DJI's huge advantage.
I'm not sure Karma have that feature though.
 

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Obstacle avoidance... That's DJI's huge advantage.
I'm not sure Karma have that feature though.
Yuneec has it also. And Yuneec just introduced the Breeze, already available for purchase. I would have to hear A LOT of positive feedback on DJI customer service (or lack thereof), before I buy anything they make. Right now, it's Autel and Yuneec for my fleet.
 
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Looks interesting. I like the flight avoidance features from the Phantom 4 not to mention the size. I do like the Karma having the removable gimbal. I wonder which will product a better picture.
 
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In my area, Drone laws have become very strict. It would be interesting to fly one, without having to worry about consequences.
 
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Blows Karma out of the water. This thing has basically every feature I've been wanting in such a small package. Sorry GoPro shareholders
 
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This isn't the Karma or anything
DJI > GoPro
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If you've ever dealt with DJI's customer service, this announcement probably won't be exciting to you.

Also, I wonder if they got their **** together and don't randomly block you even turning on the Phantom 4 indoors, in your own home. I ended up returning the Phamtom 4 after just a couple days. What a terrible company.
Maybe you just didn't spend enough time to learn the vision positioning system properly.
The phantom 4 is incredibly easy to use to me
 
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As I recall, GoPro purchased an Israeli company that specializes in flight control systems for drones. Not sure how much they contributed to the Karma, but reportedly they are working on follow-me and obstacle avoidance features. Too bad these features aren't available on the first-gen Karma.
 

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I've never really been a drone person, but I've been looking into DJI's Phantom 4 recently. The main thing that puts me off is the price, but the design seems so good. This one comes in at $749 if you use an iPhone as a controller. That seems a lot more reasonable, especially when you consider how compact it folds up. When I was looking into drones, I realized that you need to buy a special fitted padded box to keep it in. This seems like a much better design. Sure, it's not quite as clean as the Phantom, but I like that it can be made more compact. It means I'm more likely to bring it along to the park with the kids or whatever and have some fun playing and making videos with it. It's not something that is a must have for me, however, so I'll probably wait a couple more years to pick one up. But I really like the price range they're getting into. I look forward to buying something like this, but 60fps 4K, slow-motion, longer battery life and faster speeds for an even lower price in the coming years. Our new house backs up to a forest of sorts so it would be fun to fly the thing over it and see what's going on out there. I know, I could just walk it, but the woods beyond our fence are so thick that I can barely walk through them, but I hope to clear a partial path through this autumn as we own some of the woods beyond our fence.
 
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No, I used to own a Phantom 2 as well. I have flown drones for hundreds of hours. It wasn't that it was difficult to fly. When I was 'allowed' to fly it fly great! It wasn't the vision positioning system, it was DJI preventing the props from starting based on geolocation and no way to override its radom no fly areas.

Maybe you just didn't spend enough time to learn the vision positioning system properly.
The phantom 4 is incredibly easy to use to me