For a photographer or a videographer, the amount of gear they’re able to bring on a shoot is often limited to what can fit in their bag. As a video director for The Verge, my large bag is loaded with multiple cameras, lenses, batteries, tripods, mounts, and other accessories. That means I often have to leave my old Phantom 3 drone behind, which also means that I leave behind the opportunity to get great aerial shots. With DJI’s new Mavic Air, I don’t have to make those compromises anymore.
The new $799 Mavic Air shares a lot of similarities with both the DJI Spark and the Mavic Pro and Pro Platinum. Like those models, it’s a compact drone with a 12-megapixel camera and a handful of different flying and shooting modes. It’s not targeted toward professionals, but rather hobbyists or enthusiasts who might
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