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Mavic Air Shutter Type - Rolling or Global?
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James_ML
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Hi All,

Been looking into the difference between the Mavic Pro 2 and Phantom 4 Pro particuarlly for drone mapping.

The big difference seems to be the Mavic Pro 2 doesn't have the Global shutter that the Phantom 4 Pro has which seems be to an issue while mapping.

Out of interest, what shutter does the Mavic Air have, Rolling or Global Shutter?
Some sources on the internet are claiming Rolling while others are claiming Global.

Thanks in advance,
2019-4-22
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DJI Gamora
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Hi, good day James_ML. Thanks for reaching out. We will forward this to our designated department for us to provide you the correct information with regards to this inquiry. Once I have the result I will definitely send you a notification as well. Thank you for your patience and support. Have a great day!
2019-4-23
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James_ML
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DJI Gamora Posted at 4-23 15:38
Hi, good day James_ML. Thanks for reaching out. We will forward this to our designated department for us to provide you the correct information with regards to this inquiry. Once I have the result I will definitely send you a notification as well. Thank you for your patience and support. Have a great day!

Hi,
Thanks for that. I'll wait to hear back from you.

Cheers
2019-4-23
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James_ML Posted at 4-23 16:24
Hi,
Thanks for that. I'll wait to hear back from you.

You're very much welcome. Thank you for your support.
2019-4-24
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James_ML
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DJI Gamora Posted at 4-24 10:04
You're very much welcome. Thank you for your support.

Hi DJI Gamora,

Any update on this?

Thanks
2019-4-29
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CutAussie
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It’s a rolling shutter as are most cheap cameras
2019-5-3
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Hi, Sorry for the very late response. As we verify to our designated department it shows that the DJI Mavic Air has a Global shutter type. Should you have any inquiries or concern please don't hesitate to reach us. Thank you for your continued support!
2019-7-12
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Dakar Enduro
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Wow.  Unexpected
2019-7-12
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djiuser_8xdxbZ47y4AG
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There seems to be some confusion of terms here... the Phantom 4 v2 has a MECHANICAL shutter which is a physical shutter that shields light from reaching the sensor. This is the “click” you hear on a DSLR camera. All Mavics including the Mavic Air use an electronic shutter meaning the pixels on the sensor are activated and deactivated electronically and there is no moving part that physically  blocks the light from hitting the sensor.

This is why an electronic sensor can achieve a higher shutter speed because it doesn’t need to wait for a physical shutter to get out of the way before taking the next frame. This is also why you don’t hear a “click” from the camera.

The type of sensor in the mavic Air is called a CMOS sensor and this type of sensor works by reading out each line of pixels very quickly but not all at the same time, the reading of sensor data occurs on a rolling basis until all the lines of the sensor are read and then a frame has been captured. It’s a rolling shutter
2019-7-12
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Dakar Enduro
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Specs on the Phantom 4 Pro and the Mavic Air:

Phantom 4 Pro:
Mechanical Shutter Speed        8 - 1/2000 s

Mavic Air:
Shutter Speed        Electronic Shutter: 8 - 1/8000s
2019-7-12
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Alex1976
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For what i know Mavic Air has a rolling shutter and it is not a good choice for drone mapping
2019-7-13
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