Mavic Pro – Highlights You Need to Know

This DJI Mavic Pro highlights post will give you all the important information on this superb pocket sized fold up drone. Though small, the Mavic Pro is packed with new drone technology such as 3 new active tracking modes; even better flying and hovering precision; more advanced 3D collision avoidance technology, gesture guidance, variant ground level flying and much more.

DJI Mavic Quadcopter Highlights

4.3 Miles Live HD Transmission

The new DJI OcuSync transmission system allows the Mavic Pro to transmit live high definition video streaming at 1080p / 720p from a distance of up to 4.3 miles (7 kilometers).  This is a big increase of almost 1.25 miles from other DJI models and is well ahead of the competition.

27 Minutes Flight Time

The Mavic Pro has a maximum flight time longer than most other consumer drones.  Adding an extra few minutes means more fun and more filming.

Excellent Collision Avoidance System

The Mavic Pro has a new “FlightAutonomy” system that uses multiple sensors to see objects up to 49 feet in front (15 meters) and help avoid these obstacles.

The FlightAutonomy technology gives the Mavic Pro long range, high precision obstacle sensing. This new FlightAutonomy system scans its environment in 3D. FlightAutonomy dramatically increases accuracy and helps the Mavic Pro to locate obstacles around it.

FlightAutonomy is made up of 7 components including 5 cameras (forward and downward dual vision sensors and the main camera), dual-band satellite positioning (GPS and GLONASS), 2 ultrasonic rangefinders, redundant sensors and a group of 24 powerful, specialized computing cores.

Cameras on the left and right side along with the front of the Mavic Pro are fixed in place using an an aluminum bracket to ensure the optimum alignment of the vision sensor lenses.

Dual Forward And Downward Vision Sensors 

As the Mavic Pro flies, dual forward and downward vision sensors measure the distance between itself and obstacles by taking photos from all four cameras. It then uses the information to create a 3D map which tells it exactly where obstacles are.

The dual forward and downward vision sensors require visible light to function, and can see as far as 49 feet (15 meters) in front in bright light.

With forward and downward vision sensors active, the Mavic Pro can fly with total stability indoors or outdoors.  The Mavic Pro can detect and avoid or stop before an obstacle which it sees, making flying safer and more reliable. This obstacle avoidance system is activated in every Intelligent Flight Mode including all ActiveTrack modes, TapFly and Terrain Follow.

It is also available during automatic Return to Home, so that the Mavic Pro can easily make its way back without bumping into anything in its path.

Super Still Hovering

Using the new “FlightAutonomy” sensor system, the Mavic Pro drone hovers perfectly still.  There is no other drone on the market which can hover as perfectly still as the Mavic Pro.

4K Video On A High Precision Gimbal

For it’s size the Mavic Pro has a tremendously precise 3 axis gimbal camera which uses every pixel on it’s sensor.  The video and stills shots are just perfect.  The Mavic Pro can capture 4k video at 30 frames per second. Here are some of the Mavic Pro video camera highlights:

Sensor : 1/2.3” (CMOS)

Effective pixels: 12.35 M (Total pixels: 12.71 M)

Lens FOV: 78.8° 28 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2 with distortion of < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to ∞

ISO Range: 100-3200 (video)
100-1600 (photo)

Shutter Speed: 8s -1/8000s

Max Image Size: 4000×3000

Video Recording Modes as Follows:

C4K: 4096×2160 24p
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2704×1520 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

ActiveTrack Intelligent Flight Modes

The ActiveTrack flight system has 3 modes which allow tracking of an object or person from many different angles allowing for very unique aerial filming and photography shots.  The 3 ActiveTrack Modes are as follows;

  • Trace – Follow behind, in front or circle a subject as it moves
  • Profile – Fly alongside a person or object
  • Spotlight – Keep the Mavic Pro camera trained on an object while you fly almost anywhere

Terrain Follow

The Mavic Pro can be programmed to fly at the same level above the ground. For example, even if the Mavic Pro is following you as you are jogging or cycling up a steep hill, it will stay at the same level above ground.

New Gesture Mode

With the Mavic Pro in the air and pointing towards you, all you need to do is to make a simple frame gesture and the Mavic Pro will take a drone selfie of you.

Very Responsive Remote Controller

The Mavic Pro RC is very responsive to your touch. Its precision makes flying tremendously easy.

Fly With Just Your Phone

You don’t need to always fly using the remote controller.  The Mavic Pro can easily be controlled using your smartphone.

DJI Go App

If you have flown any of the DJI models, you will be familiar with the intuitive DJI Go app. The Mavic Pro also uses the DJI Go app so there is no new software or flight application to get used to.

The DJI Go app allows you to fly the drone and see everything the drone sees. It also contains all the flight and drone data. This includes autonomous flight modes and camera settings. With the DJI Go app, you have total control and confidence as you fly.

DJI Mavic Price

The drone market is very competitive and the Mavic Pro has a very reasonable price.  DJI is also always running sales on the drones and various accessories. From the DJI STORE, you can also buy Care Packs for your Mavic Pro.

Mavic Quadcopter – What’s In The Box

When you buy the basic Mavic Pro quadcopter, you should receive everything in the below list.  If you buy the “Mavic Pro Fly More Combo” package, you will get a few extras including a nice carry case.

  • Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Gimbal Cover
  • Remote Controller
  • 3 Pairs of Mavic Propellers
  • Mavic Gimbal Clamp
  • Charger
  • Power Cable
  • 16 GB Micro SD Card
  • Micro USB Cable
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector)
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector)
  • 2 x RC Cable Slider
  • 4 x Manuals


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Fintan Corrigan is the founder of the very popular DroneZon website which writes passionately about the World of drones. Fintan's has 20 years experience working with Information Technology and has brought this knowledge and love of technology over to his real passion which is drones.