The DJI Mavic Air Is the Most Fun I’ve Ever Had Flying a Drone

There’s no group of gadgets out there more exciting than drones right now. Thanks to their ever-improving camera specs, ever-shrinking size, and ever-expanding roster of aerial abilities, they’re a blessing for tech fans bored of the same-old, same-old in the smartphone world. And no dronemaker is as interesting as DJI, the Shenzhen-based firm that’s quickly earning the “Apple of drones” moniker.

DJI’s latest effort is the $799 Mavic Air, a foldable drone designed to be stuffed into a backpack and taken on all manner of adventures without sacrificing image and video quality. Unlike the cheaper and smaller DJI Spark, the Mavic Air can shoot 4K video and RAW images, stabilized by a three-axis gimbal. It’s also more portable than the Mavic Pro, making it an ideal choice for hikers, travelers and others who want top-notch results without a cumbersome setup. And 8GB of on-board storage means you’re not screwed if you

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