I purchased my DJI Mavic Air, Fly More Combo in May 2018 and I like it a lot.
Table of Contents
What do I like about DJI Mavic Air
- Small, light and portable – under 450g
- Decent built quality and compact design – the bag that comes with the Fly More Combo is really nice
- 12 MP photo/ 4K video up to 100Mbps
- Affordable – under £1000
- 8GB internal storage
- Quick modes – tripod and object tracking in particular
- Radar compass – when 3G/4G is not available
- Return to Home button on the remote controller
- I can control the drone with the remote controller if the phone battery suddenly dies (luckily I had the drone in sight and managed to land it safely)
What I don’t like about DJI Mavic Air
- Return to Home pop up box
- Poor video/photo quality in low light situations
- In less than 1 year the battery will not last 15-17 minutes anymore (~12 minutes)
What irritates me about DJI Mavic Air
- The camera’s clip-on cover is awkward – already lost mine
- Inserting/removing the MicroSD is fiddly
What I wished DJI Mavic Air would have
- A way to manage/format the MicroSD card without having to pair it first.
- Automatic pairing to a certain device.
- A small display built into the controller.
- A better way to clamp the phone on the controller
- USB-C port for charging as well as data transfer
- More internal storage
- Battery life could be better than 17 minutes
- No horizontal crop when switching from stills to video mode
- Dedicated exposure control button
- A better 4 bays charger design because is very difficult to put the batteries on the change in low light situations
For the full Mavic Air Specs – https://www.dji.com/uk/mavic-air/info
Check out this amazing 4K video I captured with this ‘baby’ in the Lake District recently:
In conclusion, YES the DJI Mavic Air is still worth it. I recommend getting the DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo.