Measuring about 9 inches long, the DJI Mavic Pro is about the same wide when unfolded, but gets as narrow as 3.5 inches when folded. Thus, the propellers fold as well, and tuck in nicely to create a compact profile for transport. Portability is a huge selling feature for the Mavic Pro, but how the machine handles in the air is part of the appeal. However, it is not fair to say that flight is easy. As a result, many drone manufacturers struggle with the finer points of the best flight features.
Granted, the DJI Phantom line of drones offered stable flight, including an impressively stationary hover, the Mavic Pro shrunk it down. Better yet, the Mavic Pro shipped at a lower price tag than the typical Phantom drone, putting pro drone flight into more people’s hands. The DJI Mavic Pro has enough battery to stay airborne for almost half an hour. Additionally, and can hit a little over 40 mph while it’s up there.
The camera was one of the smallest on the market to offer 4K video capture. That’s a 12MP, 1/2.3-inch sensor. A common sensor size in many drones now. Solid camera specs and capture capabilities are enhanced by a fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal.
OcuSync changed the game. DJI had been using LightBridge on larger drones, and many manufacturers were using Wi-Fi and standard RC connectivity to connect drone to remote control. OcuSync enables drone to remote connectivity of over 5 miles range. Not just for navigation controls, but also to live stream HD video over a mile, 720p video up to that 5 miles.