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damoUK
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LiCo (lithium cobalt) battery instead of LiPo!
2018-1-23
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damoUK
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That gesture control is pretty awesome though! The force really is strong with this one!
2018-1-23
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Rigger73
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So - basically an uprated Spark.  A Spark Pro - I'll take the call on that one  - lol
2018-1-23
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Ex Machina
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damoUK Posted at 2018-1-23 07:25
That gesture control is pretty awesome though! The force really is strong with this one!

Very impressive!
2018-1-23
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Elektrica
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GoldenSun
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CineView Media Posted at 2018-1-23 07:11
I get embarrassed when i see the speaker tries to talk exactly as Tim Cook from Apple

Haha true, he seems very nervous!
2018-1-23
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yuumee
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I turned off after 10min. Not impressed.
2018-1-23
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Jinjur
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Ok.......it is a lovely little product, bit heavy price wise tho I think........would love to see if this can actually capture 1080 @ 120 without looking turd

Thankfully, I think there is still room for the Mavic Pro and it doesn't feel redundant.

Unless.............there is a **one more thing** moment :s

J
2018-1-23
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Snipes_Blaster
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Its just a upgraded Spark really.  I cant see myself getting one when I have a spark and a mavic pro.
2018-1-23
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Ex Machina
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100mbps 4K is what many have been asking for -- kudos.
2018-1-23
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Elektrica
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Ex Machina Posted at 2018-1-23 07:37
100mbps 4K is what many have been asking for -- kudos.

Precisely, much needed mbps
2018-1-23
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eYeSkYeYe
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Impressive range of 500m in urban parts of Europe....
No LB, no OS link, just wifi...
2018-1-23
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Elektrica
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CineView Media Posted at 2018-1-23 07:11
I get embarrassed when i see the speaker tries to talk exactly as Tim Cook from Apple

Still much better than Tesla keynotes
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Jinjur
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oh dear god............he just said "glossy like a sports car"

GLOSSY




LIKE




A





SPORTS






CAR






kill me
2018-1-23
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Jinjur
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go on.

DO A ONE MORE THING!
2018-1-23
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GoldenSun
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850 Euro for the base option... :/
2018-1-23
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Jinjur
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it is price heavy right?
2018-1-23
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Asainz320
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What a disappointment a Spark II called Mavic Air.
2018-1-23
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mtnstream
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Jinjur Posted at 2018-1-23 07:43
go on.

DO A ONE MORE THING!

For $799 but wait there's more for $999,  LMAO!  Good luck with that price point, pass!!!!!!
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Jinjur
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So.

Thats that then
2018-1-23
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StarFishUK
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Agree with others. This is a Spark Pro, not a Mavic Air. The lack of OccuSync kills it for me.
2018-1-23
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Zzz_01
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The store page says, it contains RC cable... does it mean Mavic AIR will natively support OTG?  I am wondering if they will return it to Spark then...
2018-1-23
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Elektrica
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mtnstream Posted at 2018-1-23 07:44
For $799 but wait there's more for $999,  LMAO!  Good luck with that price point, pass!!!!!!

Give DJI a break, it's a neat product and it's going to be lots of fun
2018-1-23
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Jinjur
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Don't get me wrong............i love the innovation...............they really have done an awful lot here.

The antenna stuff is class

The foldable feet and arms, love it.

I think the look suits...............a spark.

Its not a Mavic by name or design at all. Spark Air would have been bang on.
2018-1-23
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Kevin79
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Purchased, intitial thought a little pricey but you are basically getting a smarter mavic in a spark sized package that you can fit in your pocket so its still not unreasonable. I think some people were thinking that this was going to be a 600ish dollar drone which just wouldn’t be possible with all the features.
2018-1-23
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AWood35`
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The included accessories (including OTG) are plenty in the Fly More kit, but that price is OUCH.!

Also don't know why they chose to do Mavic Air rather than Spark Air, the connection to device is WiFi...

I bought my Fly More Spark + 2 Batteries + Case and other accessories + REFRESH for $650.
2018-1-23
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Elektrica
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Jinjur Posted at 2018-1-23 07:48
Don't get me wrong............i love the innovation...............they really have done an awful lot here.

The antenna stuff is class

So much more than a spark
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Johnny Hauan
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It beats the Mavic Pro though? Its a 4K 30 fps camera which can do 100 mbps bitrate compared to 60 on the Mavic Pro. It can also do 1080p at 120fps and have more sensors + a new system that can dynamicly detect obstacles while flying. New gesture modes and new camera possibilities.

I mean its a Mavic Pro killer except the range and battery life right? Or am i missing something here. Its half the price as the Mavic Pro and youre getting a better camera?
2018-1-23
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GoldenSun
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Zzz_01 Posted at 2018-1-23 07:47
The store page says, it contains RC cable... does it mean Mavic AIR will natively support OTG?  I am wondering if they will return it to Spark then...

Yes it will support it.
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CineView Media
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Elektrica Posted at 2018-1-23 07:40
Precisely, much needed mbps

What P4P have had for over a year now..
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Jinjur
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Johnny Hauan Posted at 2018-1-23 07:51
It beats the Mavic Pro though? Its a 4K 30 fps camera which can do 100 mbps bitrate compared to 60 on the Mavic Pro. It can also do 1080p at 120fps and have more sensors + a new system that can dynamicly detect obstacles while flying. New gesture modes and new camera possibilities.

I mean its a Mavic Pro killer except the range and battery life right? Or am i missing something here. Its half the price as the Mavic Pro and youre getting a better camera?

Not a Mavic killer I don't think or they would do just that.

It remains to be seen how good the camera is. I suspect that is key.

Speed is on point, battery life is probably a moot point as you just choose what model suits you best.

Given these improvements, I am looking forward to what Mavic 2 brings.



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CineView Media
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So, let them sell this, and the sales number will speak for itself, hopefully they will eventually figure out that the consumers prefer whats coming out of the camera, rather than how many you can fit in your pockets.
Or did they forget why we are flying around with these things, for fun or for recording great moments?

Upscale this to a Phantom size, ad the same sensor as the Sony A7sii, and segment it between Inspire and Phantom price wise, then youll have a winning recipe, trust me!
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GoldenSun
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CineView Media Posted at 2018-1-23 07:54
What P4P have had for over a year now..

But now we have it in a much smaller package!
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Elektrica
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GoldenSun Posted at 2018-1-23 07:59
But now we have it in a much smaller package!

Again, precisely
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Jinjur Posted at 2018-1-23 07:59
Not a Mavic killer I don't think or they would do just that.

It remains to be seen how good the camera is. I suspect that is key.

Well the specs are really impressive. Devin Graham have a test of it on YouTube and he give it a lot of praises. Its a drone with less range, WiFi connection, less flight time but superior camera quality it seems.... and if thats the case i can easily sacrifice flight time and range for that.
2018-1-23
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Jinjur
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I would say that if I didn't have Mavis I would probably take the plunge on this......an excellent first drone IMO with great photo capability.

No angst being a Mavic owner as while I understand that the better photographers out there have noted the limitations of the camera, it is still more than enough for me, in fact, I probably haven't scratched the surface in its camera abilities and just enjoy flying and the view/different perspectives.

The only camera weakness that annoyed my was the 60fps one.....especially recently when I bought a cheap (ish) Yi 4K action cam and seeing the high fps capabilities of that. Its not rocket science but hey, it doesn't fly (yet).

Saying that, I am considering the little Tello to get the kids interested.

That is until Mavic 2.

Then. Rest assured. I will be in debt again
2018-1-23
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CineView Media Posted at 2018-1-23 07:59
So, let them sell this, and the sales number will speak for itself, hopefully they will eventually figure out that the consumers prefer whats coming out of the camera, rather than how many you can fit in your pockets.
Or did they forget why we are flying around with these things, for fun or for recording great moments?

Exactly, I don't care about another sensor here and there, never have I used my Mavic and thought this is too big wish I could fit it in my pocket. However I do think, I wish the output was better, wish it had a better camera, better low light performance etc.  All of which DJI appear to think isn't important.

What a waste of time this was and just means we'll have to wait even longer for a proper uprade to the Mavic, or of course buy the Autel Evo....
2018-1-23
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I am so sad and disappointed. I was waiting for Mavic 2 launch and instead Dji gave me a baby from Mavic pro and Spark . There is nothing left to do....just to keep my money in the pocket NOT that Air and wait for Autel Evo !!!
2018-1-23
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Jinjur
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Dji_Rambo Posted at 2018-1-23 08:14
I am so sad and disappointed. I was waiting for Mavic 2 launch and instead Dji gave me a baby from Mavic pro and Spark . There is nothing left to do....just to keep my money in the pocket NOT that Air and wait for Autel Evo !!!

Flip. I don't think its that bad buddy.

I don't think there is any competition for this drone at this price point. Is there?

Actually. Is there any competition for DJI currently?
2018-1-23
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Ex Machina
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JaseUK Posted at 2018-1-23 08:12
Exactly, I don't care about another sensor here and there, never have I used my Mavic and thought this is too big wish I could fit it in my pocket. However I do think, I wish the output was better, wish it had a better camera, better low light performance etc.  All of which DJI appear to think isn't important.

What a waste of time this was and just means we'll have to wait even longer for a proper uprade to the Mavic, or of course buy the Autel Evo....

I agree with your first sentiment, and it might be too early to tell if the Air camera has better low-light handling, but with a higher throughput and faster framerates you can hardly claim DJI doesn't consider camera improvement important.
2018-1-23
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