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DJI Mavic Pro vs. Mavic Air vs. Parrot Anafi: Specs, Features and Price Compared

DJI Mavic Pro vs. Mavic Air vs. Parrot Anafi: Specs, Features and Price Compared

It was only last Wednesday, June 6, 2018, when French drone manufacturer Parrot launched its Anafi. This device will fight against DJI Mavic Air and Mavic Pro to prove which drone should catch the top spot.

DJI Mavic Air

Starting with the DJI Mavic Air, this drone weighs approximately 15 ounces only. It features a 3-axis gimbal camera that has an angular vibration range that was abridged to 0.005 degrees. This drone’s camera can shoot at 4K at 30 FPS; the recording is up to 100 Mbps with excellent UHD quality. It also has support for Slow-motion video wherein the users can have the 1080p resolution at 120 FPS, which is great for taking a high-speed adventure.

Moreover, the DJI Mavic Air camera is coupled with a 1/2.3” 12 MP CMOS sensor plus a f/2.8 lens and a 35-mm focal length which is equivalent to 24 mm for capturing high-quality videos and shooting still photos.

Aside from the Micro SD memory card slot, users will also obtain extra 8 GB of internal storage. The files can be exported through the USB 3.0 Type-C port. Lastly, since this drone is foldable, its remote control is foldable, as well.

When it comes to the price, you can acquire DJI Mavic Air at $799.

DJI Mavic Pro

The DJI Mavic Pro can be folded down into the size similar to a ‘water bottle’. This drone features a new FlightAutonomy system which includes a mishmash of hardware and software to tackle obstacles, map out 3D settings and for self-navigation.

This device also inherits most of the main features coming from its bigger sibling such as TapFly, ActiveTrack, and Gesture mode. Even though DJI Mavic Pro is small size, it can still fly up to 27 minutes on a single charge. In Sports mode, this drone can accomplish speeds that are up to 64.8kmph.

In addition, the DJI Mavic Pro is armed with company’s smallest three-axis gimbal for stabilized stills and video. It flaunts a 12-megapixel camera sensor can capture 4K video resolution at 30fps, raw still pictures, and two-second long exposures for some imaginative shots.

Lastly, this drone for DJI pairs with DJI Goggles. This is a VR-styled headset that can offer its users a real-time video feed from the drone at 1080p resolution. The goggles pair straightly to the drone rather than transmitting the feed from the controller to be able to avoid lag.

For the price, DJI Mavic Pro is priced at a hefty price tag of $999.

Parrot Anafi

The Parrot Anafi features a 4K HDR and 21MP camera and is armed with 2.8X lossless digital zoom. The camera is fastened on a two-axis gimbal, but it still retains three-axis image stabilization software that forms a hybrid system. The users can store their videos and images on the bundled 16GB microSD card.

This drone is chargeable through USB-C and one charge offers about 25 minutes of flying time. The Parrot Anafi’s top speed, when put in ‘sports mode’ is 55km/h (34mph) and it flaunts a 50km/h wind resistance and 4km range.

It is also worth mentioning that the Parrot Anafi is utilizing the updated FreeFlight 6 piloting app and placed in the new Skycontroller 3. The app offers pre-programmed selections to take ‘dronies’, which was self-portraits from the drone, time-lapse, slow-motion, and landscape shots.

Apart from what has been mentioned above, it also includes the optional FollowMe function, which utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to track and monitor a person or vehicle that’s in motion. It also has a FlightPlan, which is a method of programming a flight through the use of GPS coordinates or points of interest in the local setting. As for the release date and price, the Parrot Anafi will hit the market shelves on July 1. This newest drone will be tagged at £649 ($870.41).

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