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New DJI Mavic Air Released

Introducing the New DJI Mavic Air

DJI have announced this new smaller version of the Mavic called the Air

This new model sits right between the DJI Spark and Mavic Pro models and features an all new camera and smart features with new onboard processing for image capture.

New wifi transmission system with supports duel frequency unto 4km range

The Craft

All New Flight Autonomy 2.0 System with 7 camera 3 Direction Object Avoidance and Visual Positioning System
Front and rear object avoidance sensors
Foldable & Portable
Gesture control

Up to 21-minute flight time

Flight Autonomy

Using advanced VIO technology, the powerful sensor system in FlightAutonomy 2.0 consists of a primary gimbal camera, forward, backward, and downward dual-vision sensors, downward infrared sensing system, IMU redundancies, and a group of computing cores. Together, they collect and transmit information from the surrounding environment to the high-performance processor for more precise hovering and better flight performance. Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) allow the aircraft to bypass obstacles in front of and behind it actively. Your grand adventures of discovery have never been so safe and easy.

Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO)

A combination of VIO technology and the new positioning algorithm has doubled the Mavic Air's precision positioning. VIO technology calculates the speed and attitude of the aircraft in real-time and locates it, making dual-camera attitude measurements while hovering or flying at any speed. The working range of the vision positioning system is now 0.5 to 30 meters. With VIO technology, the Mavic Air hovers more precisely indoors and responds better to complex environments with finer control stick movement.

3D Map Building

Equipped with an advanced sensing system, the Mavic Air locates itself with accuracy and precision. By processing data from the seven cameras at the front, bottom, and rear of the body, alongside the advanced infrared sensors and IMU, the Mavic Air will construct a 3D map by sensing the environment in real time, which significantly improves overall flight safety.

Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS)

APAS is the result of DJI’s extensive research on flight path calculation. Users can keep flying forwards and backwards, and APAS will plan an appropriate flight path to bypass obstacles automatically.

More Reliable Return to Home (RTH)

Expanding on existing RTH systems, the Mavic Air will ensure the safest flight path during RTH. It does this by recording its real-time flight path, and when the control signal gets lost, the aircraft will fly towards the Home Point, bypassing any signal obstruction and reconnect to the controller. When the Mavic Air detects an obstacle, it will choose a proper path to bypass it according to its altitude. The aircraft will match the images of the ground with those captured at takeoff for increased landing accuracy. When landing automatically, the Mavic Air will scan the terrain of the landing area in real-time, then warn the user and safely hover if it detects an obstacle or water in the landing area.

Multiple Sensor Redundancy

Besides dual IMUs, FlightAutonomy 2.0 has more redundant modules to increase the Mavic Air’s safety level. The Vision Compass will assist the navigation system to estimate flight direction when the compass experiences interference. When only one direction of the front, bottom, or rear vision systems is functioning normally, the aircraft will still position itself successfully. There are two sets of sensor fusion algorithms based on two independent hardware platforms. When an error occurs to one set of algorithms, the aircraft will switch to the other pair seamlessly to resume normal functionality.



In addition to Horizontal, Vertical, and 180° panoramas, the Mavic Air stitches 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal-clear 32 MP Sphere panoramas.1 View them from an immersive perspective with DJI Goggles.

Slow Motion

With support for recording 1080p 120 fps slow-motion video, the Mavic Air captures all your epic high-speed adventures.

8 GB Internal Storage

In addition to a Micro SD card slot, 8 GB of internal storage let you save photos and videos directly to
the aircraft and export files through its USB 3.0 Type-C port.

3-Axis Gimbal Camera

The Mavic Air is the most portable DJI drone to house a 3-axis mechanical gimbal, with its angular vibration range reduced to 0.005°. Set in a triangular formation, gimbal dampeners help create even steadier shots.

Camera Spec

4K video 100Mbps Video @ 30fp
New 32 Megapixel Panorama Mode with onboard processing and 12MP Stills
1/2.3 CMOS sensor and new Image Signal Processor providing outstanding footage
3 Axis DJI stabilised gimbal

Smart Features


ActiveTrack can sense up to 16 selectable subjects simultaneously,2 letting you choose the right tracking subject. With higher tracking precision and broader scenario applications, ActiveTrack follows targets even when they're running, jumping, or cycling.


Choose from six different QuickShots — Rocket, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Asteroid, and Boomerang. All are just a tap away and will get you those epic selfie drone videos without needing to think about composing your shot. Share your new creations to social media through the DJI GO 4 app instantly.


Fun, simple, and intuitive, SmartCapture offers a new and interactive way of controlling the Mavic Air by hand. Launch and control the drone with hand gestures, then take photos or videos however you like.


If you want to focus on just your shot, select TapFly in DJI GO 4, which lets you fly wherever you tap on your mobile device screen. TapFly works in Forward, Backward, Free, and Coordinate modes, and you can adjust flight speed to suit all your aerial needs.


Using Wifi control link the Mavic Air is different to the Spark, the tablet is connected to the controller via USB and the craft is then controlled via Wifi between the RC and the craft, this makes for an improved more stable link compared to its smaller brother the Spark.

You can also use direct wifi control via smartphone as well, one of the bog changed on the RC is that the sticks are now removable for storage in the RC its self.

New Duel Frequency Wi-Fi

New duel band Wifi control with 720P HD live feed and improved range up to 4km new new antenna design

DJI Goggles Support

The Mavic Air supports both the DJI Goggles and Goggles Race Edition.

The new Mavic Air will cost $799/£769 and more Info can be found on the DJI Store

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