LEAK: First Photos of DJI Mavic Air

While we were busy writing a Mavic Air “wishlist” or “might have” article based on the latest Mavic Air rumor… along came some actual photos of the new Mavic Air.

So our first advice to you upon seeing them, is sell your Spark as quick as you can.

The new Mavic Air is smaller and better and it folds.

It’s basically a Mavic / Spark hybrid jammed into a compact, folding body.

Stereo downard VPS

So far we’ve seen that it has stereo downward Visual Positioning System.

All four prop arms fold into the Mavic Air body, and integrated risers from the props fold 90 degrees to become part of the enclosed shell of the Mavic Air.

The new Mavic Air is densely packaged…once you get one in your hands you’ll see how this tiny slug of a drone has not wasted a millimeter of space.  And that means advanced features, flight modes and capabilities.

Comes in multiple colors like the Spark.

But here’s the best part about the new Mavic Air: it shoots 4K video AND has a 32 MP camera.

Other features include being able to operate using the remote control or gesture mode.  Three direction obstacle avoidance.

But we gotta say, having a 32MP camera and 4K video actually means you can sell more than your Spark.

Battery life is up to 21 minutes, a 30% improvement over the DJI Spark’s 15 minute battery.

We’ve always thought the Spark should have been foldable, but it looks like DJI is taking a page from Apple’s playbook by building in their own form of functional obsolescence.  If the Spark hadn’t capture the sub-$600 market, someone else would have gained share.

With 4K video and a 32 megapixel camera, I can tell you that we’ll be first in line to buy the Mavic Air!


2 thoughts on “LEAK: First Photos of DJI Mavic Air

  • January 22, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Wrong info.
    Drone has 32Mp photo panorama mode, not the camera spec.
    Cam, I suppose, will be 12 to 16 Mp

    • January 24, 2018 at 12:26 pm

      You are correct, the posts subsequent to launch reflect the correct camera info.


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