Comparison: DJI Mavic Air vs. Mavic Pro vs. Spark. How They Compare?

Finally, the DJI Mavic Air has been released!

Today was the day when DJI official announced their new drone: the Mavic Air. We now know the full specs that match 100% the ones that we advanced in our initial post about this release.

The drone is priced between the current DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Spark and priced at $799. As usual, many specs had already been leaked through different channels but, were does this drone fits among all the DJI’s portfolio? Let’s get started!

DJI Model

DJI SPARK

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DJI MAVIC AIR

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DJI MAVIC PRO

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DJI MAVIC PRO PLATINUM

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Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS - 12 MP
1/2.3" CMOS - 12 MP
1/2.3" CMOS - 12.35 MP
1/2.3" CMOS - 12.35 MP
Lens
FOV 81.9º 25mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.6
FOV 85º 24mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8
FOV 78.8º 28mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.2
FOV 78.8º 28mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.2
Video Resolution
1920x1080 30p

4k Ultra HD: 3840x2160

24/25/30p

2.7K: 2720x1530

24/25/30/48/50/60p

FHD: 1920x1080

24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

HD: 1280x720

24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

C4K: 4096x2160

24p

4K: 3840x2160

24/25/30p

2.7K: 2720x1530

24/25/30p

FHD: 1920x1080

24/25/30/48/50/60/96p

HD: 1280x720

24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

C4K: 4096x2160

24p

4K: 3840x2160

24/25/30p

2.7K: 2720x1530

24/25/30p

FHD: 1920x1080

24/25/30/48/50/60/96p

HD: 1280x720

24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

Max Video Bitrate
24Mbps
100Mbps
60Mbps
60Mbps
Photo Formats
JPG
JPG, DNG Raw
JPG, DNG Raw
JPG, DNG Raw
Flight Time
16 minutes
21 minutes
27 minutes
30 minutes
Transmission Distance
Wi Fi: 100m / Remote: 1.2mi
4km
7km (4.3mi)
7km (4.3mi)
Max Speed
50km/h
68.4km/h
65km/h
65km/h
Stabilisation
2-Axis
3-Axis
3-Axis
3-Axis
Obstacle Avoidance
0.2 - 5m
0.2 - 20 and 24m
0.2 - 15m
0.2 - 15m
Downward Video System
0 - 8m
0.5 - 30m
0.3 - 13m
0.3 - 13m
Weight
300g
430g
743g
743g
Dimensions
55mm x 143mm x 143mm (folded)
83mm x 49mm x 168mm (folded)
83mm x 83mm x 198mm (folded)
83mm x 83mm x 198mm (folded)
DJI Model

DJI SPARK

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Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS - 12 MP
Lens
FOV 81.9º 25mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.6
Video Resolution
1920x1080 30p
Max Video Bitrate
24Mbps
Photo Formats
JPG
Flight Time
16 minutes
Transmission Distance
Wi Fi: 100m / Remote: 1.2mi
Max Speed
50km/h
Stabilisation
2-Axis
Obstacle Avoidance
0.2 - 5m
Downward Video System
0 - 8m
Weight
300g
Dimensions
55mm x 143mm x 143mm (folded)
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DJI Model

DJI MAVIC AIR

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Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS - 12 MP
Lens
FOV 85º 24mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.8
Video Resolution

4k Ultra HD: 3840x2160

24/25/30p

2.7K: 2720x1530

24/25/30/48/50/60p

FHD: 1920x1080

24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

HD: 1280x720

24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

Max Video Bitrate
100Mbps
Photo Formats
JPG, DNG Raw
Flight Time
21 minutes
Transmission Distance
4km
Max Speed
68.4km/h
Stabilisation
3-Axis
Obstacle Avoidance
0.2 - 20 and 24m
Downward Video System
0.5 - 30m
Weight
430g
Dimensions
83mm x 49mm x 168mm (folded)
DJI Model

DJI MAVIC PRO

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Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS - 12.35 MP
Lens
FOV 78.8º 28mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.2
Video Resolution

C4K: 4096x2160

24p

4K: 3840x2160

24/25/30p

2.7K: 2720x1530

24/25/30p

FHD: 1920x1080

24/25/30/48/50/60/96p

HD: 1280x720

24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

Max Video Bitrate
60Mbps
Photo Formats
JPG, DNG Raw
Flight Time
27 minutes
Transmission Distance
7km (4.3mi)
Max Speed
65km/h
Stabilisation
3-Axis
Obstacle Avoidance
0.2 - 15m
Downward Video System
0.3 - 13m
Weight
743g
Dimensions
83mm x 83mm x 198mm (folded)
DJI Model

DJI MAVIC PRO PLATINUM

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Sensor
1/2.3" CMOS - 12.35 MP
Lens
FOV 78.8º 28mm (35mm format equivalent) f/2.2
Video Resolution

C4K: 4096x2160

24p

4K: 3840x2160

24/25/30p

2.7K: 2720x1530

24/25/30p

FHD: 1920x1080

24/25/30/48/50/60/96p

HD: 1280x720

24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

Max Video Bitrate
60Mbps
Photo Formats
JPG, DNG Raw
Flight Time
30 minutes
Transmission Distance
7km (4.3mi)
Max Speed
65km/h
Stabilisation
3-Axis
Obstacle Avoidance
0.2 - 15m
Downward Video System
0.3 - 13m
Weight
743g
Dimensions
83mm x 83mm x 198mm (folded)

DJI Mavic Air, First Impressions

The DJI Mavic Air is larger and far more capable than the Spark mini-drone but it folds so small that is almost as easy to take with you. The DJI Mavic Air is priced higher than the Spark at $799. Compared to the DJI Mavic Pro series, the new DJI unmanned aerial vehicle is smaller, lighter, less expensive and more capable, especially when it comes to taking photos and capturing video footage. The new drone has a special panorama mode that allows you to easily and quickly take breathtaking 32-megapixel panorama photos. The new drone is also able to capture video in 4K at 30 frames per second.

All in all, the new DJI Mavic Pro is indeed a small but very powerful drone aimed at the adventure traveler. This drone will enable you to take breathtaking photos and high-quality video footage that will blow your friends and family away.

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DJI Mavic Air Features

Aircraft features

  • Four foldable legs like the current Mavic Pro
  • Obstacle-avoidance sensors in the front, bottom, and back
  • Equipped with a VPS – Visual Positioning System for better control, hovering and indoor flying
  • Gesture control
  • 21-minute flight time.
  • It will be available in different matte colors: white, black and red
  • Compatible with DJI Goggles
  • Speed: 42.75 mph or 68.4 kph
  • Range: 2.5 miles or 4km. The Spark does 1.2 mi or 2 km and the Mavic Pro does 4.3 mi or 7 km

Intelligent flight features

  • Fly by phone
  • Tapfly
  • At Your Command
  • DJI Goggles
  • Shoot. Edit. Share.
  • Dual remote controller mode
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Level headed
  • Intelligent Flight batteries
  • Panorama mode

Camera, gimbal, photo, video

  • 1/2.3 CMOS sensor and new ISP (Image Signal Processor)
  • 32-megapixel panorama mode
  • 4K video spec @ 30fps
  • 3-way gimbal (upgrade from 2-way on Spark)
  • Specifics of the codec which plays an important role in the actual quality of the 4K video footage.

What’s in the box? (preliminar)

  • Drone
  • Controller
  • Cables
  • Battery
  • Intelligent battery charger
  • Four spare propellers
  • Propeller guards
  • Travel Case
  • Manual & User Guide

Price and availability

The all-new DJI Mavic Air will retail for $799 and will be available for pre-order starting today. A Fly More Combo with extra batteries (2) for an hour of flight time, extra propellers and more will be $999. Shipping will start as of January 28th. Pre-order will start today at the DJI store.

  • Alejandro Pina

    Love these specs! Well balanced and fair price…

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