DJI Mavic Air Price and Release Date

Posted 24/01/2018 at 1:26 AM

Is it a Spark...? No! Maybe a Mavic Pro...? NO! - It's the new DJI MAVIC AIR!

Update February 2, 2018: We've updated our pricing and we're away a BONUS 32GB SanDisk Extreme 4K Micro SD Card with every Mavic Air Sold (for a limited time only)  

Mavic Air Drone Price is $1289 and the Onyx Black is now in stock and it's starting to ship. Arctic White and Red are due mid-late February 

Mavic Air Fly More Combo Price is $1589.  The Onyx Black colour should start shipping mid-late Feb. Whilst, the White and Red colours will be towards end of Feb / early March. 

If you've seen a better price from another Authorized Australian DJI Retailer - please let us know and we'll do our best to beat it! You can call us on 02 9558 3116 or send us an to [email protected] or visit our store located at 695A Princes Hwy Tempe NSW 2044. 

 

 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is official! DJI has already given flight to their latest drone - The Mavic Air!

Australian Price for the Mavic Air Drone will be $1299 and for the Flymore Combo $1599 & stock should start shipping around mid-late February 2018. As an Authorised dealer, you get a genuine warranty from DJI when you purchase at Camera-Warehouse.

When you purchase any of the DJI Mavic Air packages from Camera-Warehouse, you will also get a bonus SanDisk Extreme microSDHC UHS-I 100MB/s Memory Card (32GB) as well! Talk about a great deal!

DJI Mavic Air Arctic White Front View

Superb 4K Video Quality

In terms of camera quality, the Mavic Air is an upgrade from the Spark but not at par with the Mavic Pro. While it can capture 4K Ultra HD video at 24, 25, or 30 fps, the Mavic Pro's cinema 4K quality is still a little better. IT  record in 2.7K (2720×1530: 24/25/30/48/50/60p), Full HD (1920×1080: 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p), and Standard HD (1280×720: 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p). To maintain video sharpness and clarity, the camera is kept steady by a three-axis gimbal despite shaky flights. Likewise, the Full HD at 120 fps can give flight to amazing slow motion highlights. No memory card? No problem for it has an 8 GB built-in storage as well.

Not a push-over with photos

DJI Mavic Air Flame Red Front View

This DJI drone can also capture 12 MP still images through a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and a 24mm f/2.8 prime lens. It's not a one-trick pony either because aside from single shots, it can engage in burst shooting for up to 7 frames and Auto Exposure Bracketing at 0.7 EV Bias. Getting the optimal shadows and highlights in every image can be achieved through High Dynamic Range. But what makes the Mavic Air's camera very impressive is its panoramic shot mode which can capture details in a horizontal, vertical, or 180-degree perspective.

If that's not enough, then this aerial camera boasts of a 32-megapixel spherical panorama shot that is only in the DJI Spark. In this mode, 25 photos are captured and stitched together to arrive at an amazing spherical effect that is reminiscent of 360-degree cameras. Although video is its strong suit, the dependability of the Mavic Air when taking snapshots cannot be overlooked.

Flight and Shot modes

DJI Mavic Air Onyx Black Front View

Just like previous DJI editions, the Mavic Air has an ActiveTrack feature which follows and records a selected subject from either on its side or behind. Likewise, the TapFly mode makes it easy to bring the drone to a certain location by tapping one spot in the controller screen. Setting the drone's path in advance is easy through Waypoint which can also dictate how fast it flies and where will it land. Better visual stability is guaranteed via the Tripod mode.

Instant dramatic shots are available via the six QuickShot modes. The Rocket shot has the drone flying straight up while the Helix feature also brings it upward but in a spiral motion. In the Drone mode, the device flies away from the subject then goes up. Meanwhile, this device revolves around the subject in Circle mode. But unlike previous DJI video cameras, the Mavic Air has an Asteroid shot wherein it starts in front of the subject and then goes up as the camera angles down to capture a spherical view. There's also the Boomerang shot which somewhat resembles the Circle but only that it follows an elliptical path.

Smooth and Accurate navigation

DJI Mavic Air Rear View

The Mavic Air is equipped with Flight Autonomy 2.0 with Advance Pilot Assistance Systems that features cameras and sensors which enable it to cruise through obstacles and notify once it is approaching one. Accurate positioning is also provided by GLONASS which is vital for calculating whether the battery level is enough to make the drone fly back home.

It also comes with a remote controller that can navigate the drone for a longer range that the DJI GO 4 app on a mobile device. Without the remote, it can still be directed by hand once the gesture control is activated. In addition, it can also sense obstacles and give an advance warning when the drone is moving backwards. Aside from the remote and the DJI app, this camera drone is also compatible with the DJI Goggle for a first-person view control.

Lightweight and compact

DJI Mavic Air Flame Red Collapsed

Weighing just 430 grams, the Mavic Air is not as heavy as the Mavic Pro so it is not a burden to carry anywhere. Likewise, its lightness makes it easier to manuever especially when flying indoors or through tight spaces. When not in use, its legs can be collased to a folded position. That way, the drone is easier to place in a secure storage. To add form to function, the Mavic Air is also housed in a durable frame that comes in a sleek and glossy finish. So not only does it capture quality videos and photo but it also flies in style!

The verdict

The DJI Mavic Air is perfect for beginner to intermediate videographers who want to get the same resolution that the Mavic Pro can record. In a way, it provides the same manueverability and ease of navigation that the Spark does. The ActiveTrack and QuickShots are also perfect for those who are not adept in flying a drone but would like to add instant flare to their shots. Likewise, the internal storage also comes in handy should memory cards malfunction. Overally, this is a nice addition by DJI for they have addressed the gap between the Spark and the Mavic Pro. It won't be too long before hobbyists get a hold of this camera drone.

Available variants and what's in the box

DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo Onyx Black

The DJI Mavic Air comes in three colours: Arctic White, Flame Red, and Onxy Black. Each colour has a Standard package and a Fly More Combo. On the latter package, you get three Intelligent Flight batteries, each capable of providing up to 21 minutes of flight time on a full charge. You will also get six propellers in the Fly More as compared to four in the Standard package. Other accessories included in the Fly More that are not in the Standard bundle are a battery charging hub, a battery to power bank adaptor, and a travel bag.

Other than those variations, both bundle options contain the same complimentary accessories: the drone, the remote controller, a charger, a power cable, a set of propeller guards, a Lightning connector RC cable, a standard Micro USB connector RC cable, and a USB Type-C connector RC cable. The package also contains a gimbal protector, a USB3.0 Type-C communication cable, a USB adapter, a Large RC cable slider, two Small RC cable sliders, a carrying case, and a pair of spare control sticks.

All of the varations for the Mavic Air come with Genuine Australian Warranty from DJI. Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty. Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.


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