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Mavic Air Video Quality Comparison
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ManAndDrone
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Hi all , I created a video on the Mavic Air's video quality to see how it carries itself compared with other drones I've owned : Phantom 3 Pro, Phantom 4 and DJI Inspire 2. Obviously it would be nice to compare the Spark, Mavic Pro and P4P too but I've never owend those drones. The comparison just features various travel footage so the locations are different, but you still get a rough idea of what the Mavic AIR is capable of.
The way I see it : The Mavic Air's video is overal better than the Phantom 3 Pro, Phantom 4, (Mavic Pro too but not featured), it handles image noise better and the benefit of 100Mbps video at 4k is aparent with sharper distant objects and less noise on shadow detail. I also prefer the photograph abilities of the AIR, seems less noise to me than the P3P and P4.
Let me know what you guys think though and where it stacks up with DJI's other drones, cool to get everyone's opinions. Cheers


2-8 19:03
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A CW
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Good comparison vid!
2-8 23:09
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Montfrooij
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Very decent!
2-9 00:15
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escore
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Nice video!
2-9 04:38
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RGMGFitness
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Wow!  Some really fantastic footage in those shots.  Great stuff.  I really liked the shot taken by the Mavic Air of you walking on the beach.  The images in the sky are reflected in the wet sand...very cool image with a ton of detail in that shot.  But the there was a ton of great footage in there.  Not sure I can pick out a clear winner in those shots.

Oh, also liked the way you detailed out the camera specs in the corner of the videos.  That was very helpful to see as well.  
2-9 06:01
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GoldenSun
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I think the only one better than the Mavic Air is the Inspire
2-9 06:10
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mtnlandpix
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Great comparison video, thanks for posting.
2-9 10:39
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ambassador1
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would prefer a side by side of the same shot, e.g. drones flying next to each other to get a better and actual comparison. Its more a compilation of DJI models and their footage rather than actual comparison. Interesting to see though, having the specs up is nice too.
2-9 11:18
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ambassador1 Posted at 2018-2-9 11:18
would prefer a side by side of the same shot, e.g. drones flying next to each other to get a better and actual comparison. Its more a compilation of DJI models and their footage rather than actual comparison. Interesting to see though, having the specs up is nice too.

Here is a comparison where the Mavic Air is inferior in regards of the video quality compared to the Mavic Pro. Both drones were mounted on a tripod (see video shots at the river).

It is in German language but the pics speak for themselve. From minute 13:33 (foto and after that video comparison)



Best regards, Alexander
2-9 12:46
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ambassador1
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I prefer this one, I think the one above may not have their settings correct, shouldn't be that soft. Thanks, more is better, whatever the language.
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2-9 13:44
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Wachtberger
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Great video @ManAndDrone, thank you very much for sharing!
2-9 14:38
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dji TO88
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Great comparison videos thanks for sharing!
2-9 15:01
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Derbi
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Is a clip from the raw footage available? Hard to tell how the quality really is by looking at overcompressed youtube videos.
2-10 00:28
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brasax
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Great video!

What I’ve seen, the settings are different on the Air. WB Auto and the shutter on 120. The other drones have WB at 5600 and shutter doubled to the framerate, so 60 (or following them 180 rule).

Maybe you could say something why you used different settings on the Air?
2-11 12:02
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MFPullen
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Great work.  Thanks for the comparisons.
2-13 05:56
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braddahjosh808
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Yup. I immediately saw the image quality of the Mavic Air was way cleaner and dynamic range is also better than the Mavic Pro.
2-13 12:04
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lmc
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Hi,

I compared the video quality between air and Phantom 3 pro.

Check it out...

2-13 14:21
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0Kajuna0
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ambassador1 Posted at 2018-2-9 13:44
I prefer this one, I think the one above may not have their settings correct, shouldn't be that soft. Thanks, more is better, whatever the language.
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https://youtu.be/mntF22cxp5E

It's nice, but his Mavic Pro is either using -1/0 sharpness, which creates the much dreaded water colour effect and/or he has a focusing problem and/or the lens is smudgy

*edit: I meant Mavic Pro
2-14 03:20
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Eduardo0
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Very nice and beautiful scenery too.
2-14 11:37
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tomkrist
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Seen so many videos from Air and compared it with mavic pro and Phantom 4+. The last Phantom 4+ seems maybe a tiny better than the air in 4k but not much. I also have a panasonic handcam with 4k 30 fps and the quality is greater on the air, however compared with my go pro 6 i have to say gopro6 beats the air and is on the same quality as the ph4+, maybe even better. I am going for the mavic air ,but i am waiting since the mavic pro 2 maybe will be released and what camera it will have. Will it have 4k 60 fps?
2-15 10:28
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JoeCec
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Awesome, thanks!
2-16 04:48
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dji TO88
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Great comparison videos. thanks for posting these.
2-18 19:04
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BeastMaster_101
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Damn that Inspire is just too crisp for my monitor
2-19 08:09
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davidmartingraf
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Can you comment on what transmission resolution is streamed to your mobile device using WIFI as compared to Ocusync and Lightbridge?
2-21 11:39
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VigilanteDrones
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Great video!  You have some amazing shots!
2-21 13:28
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Illmaticz
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Wow, great comparison. Thanks for the video.
2-25 08:20
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