DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter
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ActiveTrack mode keeps the camera on you and makes capturing memories fun and easy.
We carry some pretty amazing drones, but the Mavic Pro from DJI may just be the coolest one yet. It offers a unique combination of portability, ease-of-use, and ground-breaking technology that makes capturing the special moments in your life fun and easy. And it has a range of over four miles! It's the perfect option for nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, or anyone that wants to capture more of their world.
An array of creative features makes the Mavic Pro a blast to use. Use ActiveTrack to keep the camera focused on yourself or a friend while you have fun. Want to take an aerial selfie? Just wave at the Mavic Pro and it will snap a shot! Love sharing your newly captured footage? It's easy to do from free DJIGO app for iOS® and Android™ devices.
This lightweight drone gives you up to 27 minutes of flight time on a fresh battery, and can fly as fast as 40mph. Want to really feel like you're in the cockpit? Use the optional DJI Goggles (available separately) for an exhilarating first-person piloting experience.
The Mavic Pro records Ultra High Definition 4K video at multiple frame rates, and also snaps beautiful 12-megapixel photos. Its razor-sharp lens offers a 78° field of view, and DJI's 3-axis gimbal technology ensures stable, shake-free footage.
Its sleek, aerodynamic body is both lightweight and very durable. Sophisticated sensors and GPS tracking provide accurate flying, even in windy conditions. Foldable propellers make traveling with it a breeze, too. They've been tested to at least 5,000 folds for long-term enjoyment.
The included controller features responsive control sticks that make piloting smooth and intuitive. Built-in dials control gimbal movement and camera settings, and dedicated buttons provide easy video recording and photo capture. A return-to-home button makes bringing the Mavic Pro back to you easy. This remote supports a range up to 4.3 miles.
You can also use your smartphone to control your drone through Wi-Fi®. You'll enjoy a live-view look in HD when you dock your phone as a display.
Love it ! Thank you Crutchfield !
Anonymous, Long Beach, CA
Average Customer Review(s):
Love it ! Thank you Crutchfield !
Very impressed with the Mavic. I live in a forested area and was concerned with how difficult the drone would be to control. After just a few flights, I can fly it around obstacles at a good rate of speed. The camera is amazing. Perfect shots and video. The go-home function makes flying at a distance not worry-some. I highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy to control. Great camera.
Cons: None so far
I have been in (and out) of flying recreational drones for many years. Having built, owned and modified multiple drones I can truly say that DJI really nailed it with the Mavic Pro. The DJI Mavic Pro's portability leads to easily taking a full featured drone in the bottom of a small day pack. Gone are the days of lugging my large hard cases for transport on vacations. I just returned from a sailing trip which resulted in some incredible footage of our sailboat under sail.
Pros: Extreme portability, full of cinematic features, easy to set-up, great flight time
Cons: None to date
DJI mavic pro-drone is the best thing out right now. If you buy one of these drones you will not regret it if folds up crystal clear pictures easy to carry you, can set your distance and your height to whatever you like but please follow the guidelines of FAA
Excellent Drone, Great Camera and easy to use. The best drone for travel! Was shipped very fast.
Best drone ever. Nobody can beat this drone .
Great product and amazing service. The mavic was delivered in 2 days when other sellers were out of stock.
Wow!! Definitely the Best Drone Out there. You hear a lot of people says to spend $1000 on a drone if you have never flown before is crazy. But with the DJI Mavic Pro, don't hesitate to spend the money. There are so many fail safes on this drone, it's a great Drone for Beginners to become Experts! And with DJI Refresh, for a small fee they'll replace it twice within a year!! Don't hesitate, this the drone to get. It's so easy to fly and while all beginners will have the first flight jitters, you'll surely overcome them in no time!!
Pros: Easy to fly! Compact! Great Camera! Compact Controller! Tons of Intelligent Flying Features!!
Cons: None so far!
Amazing little drone perfect for travel and adventures. Its so small it fits in my side pouch normally for my water bottle on my backpack. Its packed full of all the features of the much larger drones and has amazing range. The videos and images are great from the camera and the FPV and life video feed work amazingly well. I've owned much lower quality drones in the past and feared the complexity of flying as I crashed the basic ones all the time due to wind and other factors but this thing hovers in place even in a decent wind like there is steel wires holding it in place.
Pros: Very compact and packed full of features, the controller is nice and compact as well very easy to handle and not over sized like many other drones. Extremely stable with an amazing range and amazing images from 4K camera.
Cons: The gimbal cover causes glare from the sun in most images on a sunny day, but its not required to fly and you can order a sunshade version instead that eliminates the issue.
great!!! a mile-wide smirk on my face.
DJI Mavic Pro: The DJI Mavic Pro is a small yet powerful aerial drone. Its compact size hides a high degree of complexity that makes it one of DJI's most sophisticated flying cameras. 24 high-performance computing cores, an all-new transmission system with a 4.3 mile range, 4 vision sensors, and a 4K camera stabilized by a 3-axis mechanical gimbal are all at your command from the included controller.
Aerodynamic Design: The aerodynamic configuration of the Mavic Pro has been redesigned according to its flying attitude and angle when moving forward. DJI also optimized the aerodynamic efficiency of the propellers so that the Mavic Pro can fly for longer. Its aerodynamic design and polished surfaces reduce air resistance for excellent flight handling in up to 24mph winds.
Propulsion System w/ Folding Propellers: An improved propulsion system ensures the DJI Mavic Pro ascends and accelerates faster. Combined with a fast responding, highly robustness flight controller, it is able to expertly handle strong winds while flying. Mavic Pro has 2 pairs of 8.3" foldable propellers, each covering nearly half its length, compared to most foldable drones on the market whose propellers are only 1/4 their length. This is possible through elegant engineering that allows rear arms to fold below forearms, saving overall space while allowing room for larger props.
Note: Once the rotors start spinning, the centrifugal force will automatically push the propellers into the correct position, so you don't need to worry about not having unfolded them perfectly.
OcuSync HD Transmission: The DJI Mavic Pro utilizes a brand new OcuSync HD transmission technology which offers a range of 4.3 miles and full HD 1080p/720p video streaming between the aerial drone, the controller, and your Apple iOS or Android mobile device. OcuSync is able to strike a perfect balance between latency and receptivity, reducing latency to 5ms for remote controller transmission commands, 10ms for video data and 130ms for videos. Before taking off, OcuSync will automatically scan the environment and choose the frequency band with the lowest interference, ensuring more stable video transmission. During a flight, it sends key flight parameters back for viewing in the DJI GO app and supports a maximum download speed of 40Mb/s for photos and videos.
FlightAutonomy Technology: FlightAutonomy gives the DJI Mavic Pro long range, high precision obstacle sensing, enabling it to scan its environment in 3D before taking off. FlightAutonomy ensures the Mavic precisely locates obstacles around it to brake and maneuver around them. FlightAutonomy is made up of 7 components including 5 cameras (forward and downward dual vision sensors and the main camera), dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), 2 ultrasonic rangefinders, redundant sensors, and a group of 24 powerful, specialized computing cores. As the Mavic flies, dual forward and downward vision sensors measure the distance between itself and obstacles by taking photos from all four cameras and using the information to create a 3D map that tells it exactly where obstacles are. The dual forward and downward vision sensors require visible light to function, and in bright light can see as far as 49' out in front.
Notes: This obstacle avoidance system is activated in every Intelligent Flight Mode including all ActiveTrack modes, TapFly and Terrain Follow. It is also available during automatic Return to Home, so that the Mavic can easily make its way back without bumping into anything in its path.
Precision Hover & Return Home Landing: Through the use of dual forward vision sensors, the DJI Mavic Pro is able to see obstacles in 3-dimensions up to 49' in front, increasing positioning accuracy to 2-3x that of an Optical Flow system. It also allows the speed of the aircraft to be calculated, enabling precise hovering at up to 33' without satellite positioning. Dual forward vision sensors allow it to calculate its current location and speed of flight by observing the scene in front, further increasing positioning accuracy. Thanks to this precise hovering technology, the Mavic Pro is able to automatically land almost exactly where you took off. Every time you take off, the two downward facing vision sensors record a burst of video of the ground below and pair it with satellite coordinates. When you tell the Mavic Pro to fly home, it will return to that coordinate, match the video, and land back at your feet.
Redundant IMU & Compass Sensors: The DJI Mavic Pro employs dual IMUs and dual compasses. The IMU acquires the angle, speed, and acceleration of the Mavic Pro, so if it functions abnormally, it could negatively affect flight. The compass is used to know where the drone is heading, ensuring it flies in the right direction, and allowing it to return to home automatically. Without the compass, the Mavic Pro would lose its ability to navigate. This is why DJI has made these sensors in the Mavic Pro redundant with two sets of sensors working simultaneously. Whenever the system detects an inconsistency in one, it switches to the other, keeping your flight steady and reliable.
ActiveTrack: The Mavic Pro with ActiveTrack technology is engineered to detect and recognize a number of common subjects including people, bike riders, vehicles and even animals. Once you have marked your subject, you can create a huge variety of shots depending on the mode you are in. Choose from Trace, Profile or Spotlight, to give every scene you shoot a professional touch. When the Mavic Pro is tracking, you can even select exactly where you want them in the frame, for more control over your final shot.
Intelligent Flight Modes: The DJI Mavic Pro offers a variety of intelligent flight modes that are convenient and fun for both beginner and advanced pilots.
Sport Mode: Sport Mode was designed for fun, giving the DJI Mavic Pro a top speed of 40mph, all the while ramping up agility and responsiveness, to give you a taste of drone racing. You can also use it to film something fast, or zip out to catch a shot before the moment passes. Even in Sport Mode, the Mavic Pro will stop almost instantly if you let go of the controls, so no matter how fast you go, you can stop at any time.
Note: The Forward Vision System is disabled in Sport mode, which means the aerial drone will not be able to automatically avoid obstacles on its route.
Flight Recorder: Flight data is automatically recorded to the internal storage of the aircraft. This includes flight telemetry, aircraft status information, and other parameters. To access this data, connect the aircraft to your computer through it microUSB port and the included microUSB-to-USB cable.
FAA Rules & Regulations: Please familiarize yourself with the FAA's rules & regulations for unmanned aircraft systems before flying your drone. Click here for more details.
4K Camera: The included 4K camera uses core technologies found in all DJI cameras. It is equipped with a 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor (12.71 total pixels / 12.35M effective pixels), commonly found in professional sports cameras, and an aerial imaging optimized integrated lens with an equivalent focal length of 28mm, FOV (field of view) of 78.8°, and focus range of is 1.64' to infinite. There is a 2x digital zoom, but no optical zoom. The camera has an ISO Range of 100-3200 (for video) and 100-1600 for photo).
3-Axis Gimbal: To provide true 4K aerial video and a smooth live feed, the Mavic Pro is equipped with the smallest high-precision 3-axis gimbal that DJI has ever made. With brushless motors on all three axes (pitch/roll/yaw), the gimbal can control the camera with precision, adjusting it to eliminate shake caused by movement from the Mavic Pro.
Up to 4K Video: The DJI Mavic Pro's 3-axis gimbal 4K camera can shoot smooth video up to 4K (60Mbps max video bitrate). Video recording modes include - C4K (4096 x 2160 @ 24fps) 4K (3840 x 2160 @ 24/25/30fps), 2.7K (2704 x 1520 @ 24/25/30fps), FHD (1920 x 1080@ 24/25/30/48/50/60/96fps) & HD (1280 x 720 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60/120fps). Video is recorded in either MP4 or MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264).
12MP Photos: The DJI Mavic Pro's 3-axis gimbal 4K camera will also capture 12 megapixel (4000 x 3000) still images in JPEG or DNG RAW format. The camera's shutter speed can be set to 8s to 1/8000s. You can even flip the camera 90° for portrait oriented shots, just like you do with your smartphone. Still photography modes include Single Shot, Burst Shooting (3/5/7 frames), Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB), Interval, & HDR.
microSD Memory Card: Captured video and still image photos are recorded onto a microSD or microSDHC memory card (up to 64GB). A Class 10 or UHS-1 rated microSD/SDHC memory card is required.
microUSB Port: The Mavic Pro features a microUSB port and comes with a microUSB-to-USB cable to connect to your computer for transfer and download of your aerial videos and photos to your computer.
Edit & Share: Automatic video editing templates, simple video editing functions, and easy photo and video management, bring together everything you need to make epic videos right on your smartphone. After you've selected your photo or video, edited and created your masterpiece, you are able to share it straight to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and more; as well as SkyPixel (DJI's own community dedicated to aerial imaging). If you start shooting a video that just cannot wait to be shared, go ahead and stream it live to Facebook or YouTube so no one misses out.
RC & WiFi Modes: By sliding the Control Mode switch on the right hand side of the DJI Mavic Pro you can choose easily between RC and WiFi mode depending on which transmission type you need. In RC mode, you will use the included remote control with OcuSync to operate the Mavic Pro. In WiFi mode, you will use your Apple iOS or Android mobile device with the DJI Go 4 App installed to control the Mavic Pro over WiFi.
Note: The aerial drone will also automatically return to home if the remote control signal or your smartphone's WiFi signal is not detected for a specified amount of time (3 seconds when using the remote controller and 20 seconds when using WiFi).
Remote Controller: The included remote controller is a multi-function wireless communication device that integrates the video downlink system and aircraft remote control system. The video downlink and aircraft remote control system operates at 2.4GHz using OcuSync transmission technology for a wireless range up to 4.1 miles. In addition to flight controls, the remote controller features a number of camera control functions. The remote is equipped with joystick and push-button control, as well as a LCD screen.
Note: The remote controller and aircraft are already linked out of the box. To prevent interference, do not operate more than three aircrafts in the same area.
Mobile Cradle: The included remote controller features a mobile device cradle which allows you to use the RF remote controller and the DJI Go 4 app on your smartphone in conjunction with one another. Use the RF remote for longer range control of the Mavic Pro and use the DJI Go 4 app on your mobile device as a live view screen. This type of configuration also requires your smartphone be connected to the remote controller via USB (cables sold separately).
Note: The remote controller can fit smartphones between 0.25-0.33" thick and up to 6.3" long, without a phone case. Smartphones and tablets larger than this do not fit the remote controller's device holder.
Optional DJI Goggles: Optional DJI Goggles (sold separately) make flying totally immersive, putting two lifelike 1920 × 1080p LTPS displays with a wide 85° angle of view in front of your eyes for a true bird's eye look at the world around you. Built-in OcuSync delivers a 1080p video stream and because it connects directly to the Mavic Pro and not through a cable or a Wi-Fi link to the controller, a super low latency.
Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Batteries: The DJI Mavic Pro is powered by a high-density, rechargeable lithium-polymer (LiPo) battery that has a capacity of 3830mAh and voltage of 11.4V. This battery can provide a flight time of up to 27 minutes (at 15.5mphs with 0 wind) and a hover time of 24 minutes (with 0 wind). In calm weather and under ideal conditions, the Mavic Pro can fly up to 8 miles at 31mph on a single charge. The included remote controller is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery with a capacity of 2970mAH. Operating temperature for both batteries is 41°F to 104°F. The batteries must be fully charged before using it for the first time.
Notes: The aerial drone will automatically return to home if the battery signal is getting too low. The drone may land automatically if the current battery level can only support the aircraft long enough to descend from its current altitude.
Intelligent Flight Battery: The DJI Intelligent Flight Battery in the Mavic Pro adopts the latest technologies to ensure that the flight control system is able to obtain accurate battery level. This allows it to calculate remaining flight times more accurately. It also gives pilots a full understanding of the overall battery status, including real-time battery cell status, circle number, temperature and more, and all in the DJI GO app on your smartphone.
BMS (Battery Management System): As well as monitoring the battery status during flight, the BMS (Battery Management System) also has overcharge and over discharge protection, reducing the likelihood of battery damage. When not in use for extended periods of time, DJI Intelligent Flight Battery automatically discharges to 50% charge, keeping it at an optimum charge level for extended battery life. When flying in cold temperatures, the BMS will activate low-temperature protection and will control power output according to the temperature. This ensures the battery can provide adequate propulsion without damage from the cold.
AC Power Adapter: An AC power adapter is included to charge the Mavic Pro's lithium-polymer (LiPo) battery. The AC power adapter is also outfitted with two USB (type-A) ports to charged the included remote control and your smartphone. Charging times are not specified. However, it will take longer to fully charge the battery when multiple devices are connected.
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I love the great capabilities of this drone but not too sure if I run into any issues along the way, and hoping Crutchfield sticks behind this thing! [ Amit Nov 23, 2017 ]
Olga at Crutchfield told me I should buy this. [ Karl Jun 19, 2017 ]
Compact size [ Thomas W Apr 14, 2017 ]
Cool Nano Drone, Small compact easy to travel with [ JASON Apr 14, 2017 ]
Go with my purchase [ S Apr 13, 2017 ]
Great drone. Crutchfield had this drone to me in 1-2 days when others were still in back order. [ Cameron Feb 24, 2017 ]
It does very well in high winds, however the battery will drain faster as it has to rev up its propellers to keep itself in position. [ dlb Apr 24, 2018 ]
Any wind over 5 mph,I'd advise caution.They fly great in idea conditions,but I'd be cautious in a steady breeze,due to the sensors,etc.Just my opinion,but it's alit of money to risk much over 5 mph winds [ MARK Apr 24, 2018 ]
No, the iPad is too big. An iPhone plus works. There are aftermarket options to be able to use some larger devices like an iPad mini. [ Eric Oct 08, 2017 ]
Ipad mini is too large for the controller. I squeeze my iphone 7plus into the controller. [ Munesh Oct 08, 2017 ]
Absolutely! While the arms can hold the iPad Mini, you can purchase a 3rd Party Adapter so you can hold the iPad with the controller more securely. I use an iPad Min with mine, and I've even seen people use a regular iPad , but not the iPad Pro it's just to big. [ Alvin Oct 07, 2017 ]
The mini should fit! You should be fine! The mavic pro is an awesome drone! [ Espirito Oct 07, 2017 ]
Depends on the version but iPad mini 2 or better is actually the preferred tablet. [ Brian Oct 07, 2017 ]