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DJI Mavic Pro Vs Mavic Air Specs & Price

Publish Date:
Mar 01, 2018

Mavic Pro vs Mavic Air

Mavic Pro Un Folded

Mavic Pro Top Features

Full Mavic Pro Review

  • Foldable Design for Portability
  • 27 Minutes of Battery Life
  • 4K / 12MP Camera
  • 4 Miles of Range
  • DJI GO 4 App
Mavic Air Front

Mavic Air Top Features

Full Mavic Air Review

  • 4K 30fps
  • Forward & Backward Obstacle Avoidance
  • 42mph (68kph) Max Speed
  • Available in Arctic White, Onyx Black and Flame Red
  • DJI GO 4 App

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Mavic Pro vs Mavic Air General

Mavic Pro Mavic Air
Release Date: Oct 14, 2016 Jan 27, 2018
Price: $1299
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Prop guards, Prop replacements, ND Filters, DJI Goggles

Case Included:

The Fly More bundle includes a sling bag, but the non-fly more does not.

Mavic Pro vs Mavic Air Aircraft Specs

Mavic Pro Mavic Air
Weight: 1.62 lbs 0.95 lbs (430 g)
Size: 335 mm Folded: 168×83×49 mm, Unfolded: 168×184×64 mm
Firmware Update Method:

You can use your internet connected computer, phone or tablet with the provided USB to micro USB adapter.

In The Box:
  • Mavic Pro
  • 1 battery
  • Gimbal cover/protector
  • Controller
  • Charger
  • Power Cable
  • (3) pairs of propellers
  • Lightning connector from phone to RC
  • Micro USB from phone to RC
  • USBC from phone to RC
  • DJI Mavic Air
  • Remote Controller
  • 1 Battery
  • 2 pairs of propellers (4 total)
  • Propeller Guards
  • Charger
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Controller to controller cable
  • Remote Controller to Micro USB cable
  • Remote Controller to USB C
  • Communication Cable USB C cable
  • Carrying case
  • Travel bag
  • Gimbal Protector
  • Remote Controller cable slider - large
  • Remote Controller Slider - small
  • 1 pair of Spare control sticks (2 total)

Mavic Pro vs Mavic Air Flying Specs

Mavic Pro Mavic Air
Battery Life:

27 minutes, 3830 mAh

21 minutes, 2375 mAh

Flight Range: 4.3 Miles 2.5 mi (4 km)
Max Speed: 40 mph (65 kph) 42mph (68kph)
Satellite Positioning Systems: GPS / GLONASS GPS + GLONASS
Obstacle Avoidance: Forward and downward vision sensors Forward, Backward and Downward
Return To Home: Yes Yes
Operating Frequency: 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz - 5.8 GHz
Video Transmission: OcuSync 720p at 30fps
Landing Gear: Flip out Two flip down feet in the front to protect the camera.
Compatible Video Devices:

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)
Flight Modes:
  • TapFly
  • ActiveTrack
  • Gesture Mode
  • Tripod Mode
  • Terrain Follow
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Fixed Wing Mode
  • Quick Shot
  • Active Track
  • QuickShot
    • Rocket
    • Dronie
    • Circle
    • Helix
    • Asteroid
    • Boomerang
  • SmartCapture
  • TapFly
  • Tripod Mode
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Point of Interest
  • Tripod Mode
  • Gesture Mode
  • Cinematic Mode
  • Fixed-Wing Mode
  • TapFly
  • Terrian Follow
  • Point of Interest
  • Course Lock
  • Waypoints
  • Home Lock

Mavic Pro vs Mavic Air Camera Specs

Mavic Pro Mavic Air
Lens: 78.8° 28 mm 24 mm
Sensor Size: 1/2.3” 1/2.3” CMOS
Media Storage Method: Micro SD Card Micro SD Card, 8GB of onboard internal storage

DJI and aftermarket options

Filters are available.

Gimbal Stabilization: 3-Axis 3-Axis
ISO: Video: 100-3200 Photo: 100-1600 Video: 100 - 3200 (auto) 100 - 3200 (manual) Photo: 100 - 3200 (auto) 100 - 3200 (manual)
Aperature: Fixed F2.2 f2.8
Shutter Speed: Electronic. 8s -1/8000 s Electronic Shutter: 8 - 1/8000s
Image Size:


  • 4:3: 4056×3040
  • 16:9: 4056×2280
Photo Modes:
  • Single shot 
  • Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Interval
  • Single shot
  • HDR
  • Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias
  • Interval: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 s
Photo Formats:
  • JPEG 
  • RAW (DNG)
  • JPEG
  • DNG (RAW)
Video Codec:


MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC)

Video Recording Resolution:
  • C4K: 4096×2160 24p 
  • 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p 
  • 2.7K: 2720x1530 24/25/30p 
  • FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p 
  • HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
  • 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
  • 2.7K: 2720×1530 24/25/30/48/50/60p
  • FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
  • HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Zoom Capabilities:

The Mavic Pro cannot zoom


Other Notable Camera Features:

60mbps video bitrate recording and 4k 30fps makes this a very impressive camera for it's size.

  • Features 8GB of onboard storage
  • 32 megapixel sphere panoramas
  • Gimbal is tucked inside the body of the drone more than the Mavic Pro
App: DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4

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