DJI has introduced their first foldable drone. This new release can be seen as a compact Phantom 4 for those on the move and wanting an easily portable flying camera. The DJI Mavic Pro is far smaller than any of its predecessors yet retains most of the great features and even improves on certain aspects of the latest drone technology. In this DJI Mavic Pro Specs Review we will cover all the specifications of this new drone so that you know exactly what to expect. We also have a full DJI Mavic Pro Review if you wish to get a good overview of all aspects or check out our other pages where we narrow down by topic and take a closer look at things like the price and release date. If you’re just looking to buy your own handy sidekick, you can click on the link below:
Mavic Pro Specs
When folded the Mavic Pro measures 83mm (H) X 83mm (W) X 198mm (L). Excluding the propellers, the drone has a diagonal measurement of 335mm. The total weight of the drone including the propellers and battery and gimbal cover is 1.64 lbs or 743 g.
The Mavic has a maximum ascent speed of 16.4 ft/s or 5 m/s when in Sport Mode. The corresponding descent speed is 9.8 ft/s or 3 m/s. The overall maximum speed of the drone is 40 mph or 65km/h when in Sport Mode and flying in perfect conditions (no wind). The drone is exceptionally fast and responsive. In tests, the Mavic Pro was compared to the Phantom 4 and was a lot faster in Normal Mode and about the same in Sport Mode. We have a page dedicated to the Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 if that would interest you.
The Mavic Pro can operate up to 16404 ft or 5000 m above sea level which is its maximum service ceiling. The maximum flight time is 27 minutes when flying consistently at 15.5 mph or 25 km/h and in conditions without any wind. The maximum hovering time is 24 minutes, again in conditions of 0 wind. Overall flight time that can be expected is about 21 minutes in normal flight with about 15% battery remaining.
DJI claims that the drone also has a maximum range of 8 miles or 13 km in perfect conditions. The Mavic operates at a temperature between 32 – 104 degrees F (0 – 40 degrees C). The drones hover accuracy is about 0.1 m vertically and 0.3 m horizontally when Vision Positioning is active.
The DJI Mavic Pro has a camera with a 1/2.3”(CMOS) Sensor with Effective pixels: 12.35 M and Total Pixels: 12.71 M. It has a FOV 78.8 degree 28 mm Lens which is 35mm format equivalent. The distortion is less than 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to infinity. The ISO Range is 100-3200 for video and 100-1600 for photo. The shutter speed is 8s – 1/8000s and the maximum image size is 4000×3000.
The maximum video bitrate is 60 Mbps. Supported file formats are FAT32 (smaller than or equal to 32 GB) and exFAT (bigger than 32 GB). Photo formats are JPEG and DNG and in terms of video, you can expect MP4 and MOV. The camera supports a Micro SD with a maximum capacity of 64 GB. The camera operates at a temperature between 32 – 104 degrees F (0 – 40 degrees C).
In terms of Still Photography, the camera can do Single Shots and Burst Shooting at 3/5/7 frames. There is Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) with 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7. There is also EV Bias and Interval still photography modes.
In terms of Video Recording Modes, the camera can shoot:
- C4K: 4096×2160 24p
- 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
- 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
The remote controller for the DJI Mavic Pro has an operating frequency between 2.4 GHz and 2.483 GHz. The maximum transmission distance is claimed to be 4.3 miles or 7 km. The controller has an operating temperature between 32 – 104 degrees F (0 – 40 degrees C) and utilizes a 2970mAh battery. The Operating Voltage is 950Ma @ 3.7V. The remote controller is designed to support the user’s mobile device. It is capable of supporting devices that are within a thickness of 6.5-8.5mm and a maximum length of 160mm. It supports Lightning, Micro USB(Type B) and USB(Type C) port types.
Intelligent Flight Battery
The DJI Mavic Pro drone uses a LiPo 3S Battery. The battery capacity is 3830 mAh and the Voltage is 11.4 V. The battery can be expected to produce 43.6 Wh of energy and has a Net Weight of about 0.5 lbs or 240g. The battery will operate at a temperature between 41 – 104 degrees F (5-40 degrees C).
We hope that this DJI Mavic Pro Specs page has shed some light on the inner workings and compatibility aspects of this drone so that you can make an informed decision as to whether it would be the right choice for you. There are clearly many reasons to buy the DJI Mavic pro for Christmas 2016. Check out any of our other pages where we take a closer look at different aspects of this awesome fold-able drone. If you’re looking to get your hands on one today, click the link below to find out more: