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DJI Mavic Pro

The drone industry is booming. Technology is becoming more accessible and If you want to get started with a drone for business or for fun. Why not choose one that is perfectly suitable for both? Whether you are a beginner hoping to simply capture some aerial photos of your house, or a professional videographer seeking amazing footage, DJI recently released its Mavic Pro line to be flexible enough for a variety of uses.

 


Drone manufacturers appear to be moving in the direction of easy to use, portable, and versatile drones. GoPro released its Karma model only one week before DJI announced the Mavic Pro, igniting what then seemed to be the beginning of a one-on-one battle of the technology heavyweights. That speculation was short-lived as GoPro was forced to recall all Karma units due to technology malfunctions that caused the drones to lose power and crash mid-flight. GoPro fixed the issues and re-released the Karma, but if you want a safe bet, go with the proven success of the Mavic Pro.

 

Hardware

 

Flying a drone for the first time can be an intimidating experience, but it doesn’t have to be. DJI developed the Mavic Pro with the beginner in mind. The drone comes with obstacle-avoidance sensors on the bottom and in the front. These sensors will protect your drone by preventing crashes into the ground and into other objects while flying forward.

 

The front and back legs of the quadcopter can be easily folded into the body, and unlike popular models such as the Phantom, its camera is located on the front of the drone, saving space and improving portability.

 

Camera & Features

 

The Mavic Pro comes equipped with a powerful camera packed full of features that make it perfect for aerial photography or shooting drone videos. The camera itself shoots with 12 megapixels and is capable of 4K video. The camera can shoot at a variety of speeds and resolutions and can capture video ranging from a 4096 x 2160 resolution at 24 fps, to 1280 x 720, at up to 120 fps.

 

Cool camera features include Tap to Focus (similar to what you might find on a smartphone), Tap Fly (easily tap a point to where you want the drone to fly), and other intelligent flight features on the DJI GO App such as Point-of-Interest and Active Track.

 

The Mavic Pro is a great model for just about anyone looking to fly drones as either a hobby or professionally. You can find examples of drone filming at www.dronegenuity.com or to learn more about how drones are being used for aerial photography, video, and mapping applications.

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