Mavic Air or Pro?

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  1. ELD.visuals

    ELD.visuals Well-Known Member

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    As the title suggest, what do you recommend and why?
     
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    They are both nice drones. What do you plan on doing with it?
     
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    ELD.visuals Well-Known Member

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    Travel footage , car shows , etc just want a 3 axis
     
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    Both drones could really be used for that purpose. Take a closer look at the difference between the specs on DJI's site here. That should give you an idea of which will best fit your needs.
     
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    ELD.visuals Well-Known Member

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    I’ve looked at it and there is few small changes. I’ll probably pull the gun on the air for it’s hard drive etc
     
  6. Linuxglobal

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    The better range doesn’t appeal to you on the Mavic Pro?

    The pro is a better bird overall as the air is seen as a flop. Reduced flight time, reduced range. Flimsier fuselage.

    Get the Mavic Pro platinum and you will have more ceiling for your photography needs over the Mavic air.
     
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    ELD.visuals Well-Known Member

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    It does appeal to me. The only thing with the pro compared to the air is that the air is "smaller" to travel with from what ive seen and read.
     
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    i think you need to play with them in person, yes the air is smaller but not by much when it is folded up. The pro has a very rugged design in my opinion so it will be quite successful still.

    The rear sensors are also not a deal breaker and personally the lack of rear sensors has allowed my pro to reverse land in some tight spaces where my p4p would not enter due to vision system.

    i would say stop by a local store to see both in person and gauge your travel needs for either one.
     
  9. ELD.visuals

    ELD.visuals Well-Known Member

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    I will stop by a local store they are actually opening up a drone store this coming Monday in which I’ll stop by. What do you. Currently have? I do like the face that you mention about the sensors. Sometimes I can land my drone in my boat backwards which is nice since t doesn’t sense anything behind it.
     
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    I have the Mavic Pro, p4p, inspire, and spark. My friend has the air and when he first brought it over I was far from impressed lol.

    It’s a spark 2.0 if anything :)
     
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    Thats good to know haha. I have the dji care on my spark so kinda pointless to just let it sit there with it so im gonna wait like 6-7 months see if dji drops a
    newer" mavic and just get the pro on sale XD
     
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    I bought the Air last weekend. I also have an Inspire, a Matrice, a Mavic Pro, and a Spark.
    On a 47 inch 4K tv the Air hands down produces better video than the Pro. The 100mbps bitrate makes a huge difference.
    The size is nice. Goes in my camera bag better than the Pro, and much better than the Spark.

    I don’t care about distance. As far as I’m concerned serious users look at the quality of the image. Seeing how far a drone goes is for kids.

    If I only had the funds to buy one, I’d go for the Air. Which, is far from a flop (I’d like to see the evidence to support that claim).
     
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    I’m not to crazy about distance as I would like to sorta know where my drone is lol... but that’s a good point on actual tv footage
     
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