The DJI Mavic Pro is like the Swiss Army Knife of drones. If you’re familiar with the DJI Phantom 4, you can also think of the Mavic Pro as a Mini Phantom 4. The Mavic Pro is a drone made for adventurers and travelers, kids and adults, beginners and Pros, or anyone who wants a small yet extremely capable camera drone. That’s why the Mavic Pro made it to the number one spot on our list.
The big selling point of the Mavic Pro is its size. It’s already small, but with its foldable design, there’s no excuse not to have it around when you want to get that fantastic stabilized drone shot. Don’t believe me?
It’s practically the same size as a large camera lens. Even the controller folds up into a size that’s almost pocketable. You might think that its small size means it doesn’t have a lot of features, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The Mavic Pro shoots 4K video at 30FPS and 12-megapixel photos with DNG support. Now, I’m sure you know specs aren’t everything when it comes to cameras; that’s why we’ve tested the Mavic Pro and compared it to all of the other top camera drones out there.
The Mavic Pro’s camera beat out every other drone in its class except the Phantom 4 Pro, which starts at $1,499. With all of the same automated computer-vision shooting modes as the DJI Phantom 4 like Active Track and Tap Fly, the Mavic Pro is perfect for getting the occasional tracking shot, where you become the talent and the camera man.
Forward-facing obstacle-avoidance is enabled in every mode except Sport Mode, so The Mavic Pro will try to keep you safe while you fly, and even while it flies itself.Endurance and performance are things that all drones should have, but most don’t.
This is why DJI gave the DJI Mavic Pro over 4 miles of range and over 21 minutes of flight time (tested by the MyFirstDrone team), and a top speed of 40MPH.
These features are perfect for people who like to push their drones as far as they can. If you do lose signal while flying, don’t worry the Mavic will go into return-to-home mode and avoid obstacles while it comes back to you.