Whenever a product goes out of stock for any period of time, it’s usually an indication that its replacement is on the way. And if DJI’s online store is anything to go by, they’re getting ready to announce a few. All package variants of the DJI Spark and DJI Phantom 4 are completely out of stock, with many Mavic Air, Mavic 2 and Inspire 2 packages also gone.
Announced last month, the Mavic Air is the newest drone from DJI. It fits in between the Spark and the Mavic Pro in DJI’s lineup, but what are its key selling points? We had the chance to speak with DJI about the new drone this week at The Photography Show. We chat about its key features, saw how it performs first hand, and there might be a hint as to what may be coming in the future.
Well, we knew it wouldn’t be long before the DJI Mavic Air accessories started to appear, especially if PolarPro have anything to do with it. PolarPro has now released the new DJI Mavic Air versions of their cinema filter series. These include neutral density and polarising filters to help provide more control over shutter speed, glare and saturation. They’ve also announced a couple of new cases, as well as a DJI Mavic Air version of their popular Katana system.
Well, we knew it wouldn’t be long before the comparisons started coming. And what better excuse than a new drone for another Casey McKinnon collaboration? While much of that collaboration is over on Peter’s channel, He did take time to help Casey out with this pretty decent review of the new DJI Mavic Air which also compares it to the Spark, Mavic Pro, and Phantom 4 Pro.
It’s official, the leaks were legit, and the DJI Mavic Air is here. But now we have the final specs and details, and it looks pretty impressive. It’s almost like DJI actually listened to the collective sigh of disappointment when the Spark was rumoured last year and decided to give people exactly what they wanted.
Update: If you missed the DJI live stream, it’s at the bottom of this post.
So, it looks like the rumours were true. DJI are prepping to officially announce the DJI Mavic Air in around 23 hours (at the time of writing). And these leaked photos from Drone DJ offer some suggestion of what may be in store. It kinda looks like a Mavic Pro and a Spark got together and had a baby. But is it really deserving of the Mavic moniker?
With the tagline “Adventure Unfolds“, DJI’s new video is teasing something coming on January 23rd. Or at least, it’s being announced on January 23rd. But what could it be? There’s been some speculation that it might be a fixed-wing craft, but the leading theory is that it will be a new Mavic. More specifically, the DJI Mavic Air, a smaller version of the DJI Mavic Pro.
Although DJI did make a couple of announcements at CES 2018 recently for the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S, they mentioned nothing of a new drone. Well, except for that little toy Tello. It makes sense that there’d be no big drone announcement, though. DJI typically like to make a big splash, giving new drones their own event. And a new Mavic would definitely be worthy of such an event.