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DJI Mavic Pro Pocket-Sized Video Streaming Drone

Last updated: July 29, 2023


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Product Details

In our analysis of 94 expert reviews, the DJI Mavic Pro Pocket-Sized Video Streaming Drone placed 11th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Fly for miles. From your pocket. Inside the Mavic’s pocket-sized remote controller is DJI’s brand new OcuSync transmission technology, with a range of 4.3mi (7km) and Full HD 1080p video streaming.
No bumps and scrapes When you know what’s in front of you, you won’t bump into it. The same is true of the Mavic. Using Flight Autonomy it can see obstacles as far away as 49ft (15m) in front.
Absolute Precision Flight Autonomy technology means the Mavic can hover precisely in more environments, and automatically land almost exactly where you took off.
Stay flying longerWhy fly for 10 or 15 minutes when you can fly for up to 27? With the Mavic you can. Finely tuned control
Use every single pixel The Mavic is the only drone of its size to carry an integrated high-precision 3-axis mechanical camera stabilization system..Operating Temperature Range:32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

It features the stable flight, excellent photo/video system, and obstacle detection of the Phantom 4 Pro in a portable package.
Brilliantly portable. Nice 4K footage and 12MP photos. Decent flight time. Numerous smart flight features.
We’ve found that the DJI Mavic Pro is the best drone for most aspiring aerial photographers and videographers. It matches or beats similarly priced competitors in image quality, ease of flight, and autopilot modes, but it really stands out for its portability...
Folds into very small space for storage. Easy to fly. Takes great quality video. Long wireless range.
The DJI Mavic Pro's compact foldable design makes it more travel friendly than any other camera drone with similar capabilities. Its gaming-style controller is equally compact, but still has all the controls you need to fly and control the camera... Battery life is very good for a small quadcopter.
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Super portable design. Solid construction. Outrageously long range. Gimbaled 4K camera. Reasonably priced.
Small, foldable design. Obstacle avoidance system. Sharp, distortion-free stabilized 4K video camera. 12MP Raw and JPG stills. Records in portrait or landscape mode. Compact remote control. 23-minute flight time. Strong operating range. Orbit, follow, and other intelligent flight modes.
The Mavic Pro’s small stature has a lot to do with its clever design. It has four wings that fold underneath and to its sides, and its rotors can be folded in half, allowing them to slip right alongside the belly and back of the drone. Ready to fly with rotors and battery, the whole unit still weighs just over one and half pounds.
Small and packable, good video, great flight performance

What reviewers didn't like

The wind blows this little unit around more than larger DJI models and that can interfere with photos and smooth video capabilities.
Images suffer a little in low light.
The only real drawback is that you’ll need a current smartphone or tablet to take full advantage of its FPV and live-streaming features.
Some glitches in video. Controller too small to hold tablets.
The phone mount is a little awkward to use. Not user repairable. Camera lens is a little narrow for landscapes.
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Fragile gimbal assembly.
Requires a smartphone to operate. Unable to take off from grass in testing. Not as steady in strong wind as Phantom models.
When unfolded into its flying position it has only short legs keeping its belly off the ground. That means you don’t have a lot of clearance during take off and landing and will want to avoid tall grass that a Phantom’s rotors would easily pass over.
Relatively expensive, can't match video quality of Phantom 4s.
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