DJI Drones are regarded as the market leader when it comes to making the best quality drones. They believe that creativity is at the center of every dream and empower people to capture images that were once beyond their reach.
Their commitment to R&D and their culture of curiosity and innovation makes their products some of the best in the market, bringing an easy flying experience to pretty much anybody.
Since we think you might be interested in getting one of their drones, we have gathered all the information you need to make a good purchase, highlighting the pros and cons for each product. Let’s check them out!
#1 DJI Mavic Pro
The DJI Mavic Pro was once the tiniest quadcopter equipped with a camera manufactured by the company, then replaced by the Spark and Mavic Air. The drone comes with a compact remote control that seamlessly works with your Android or iOS smartphone. Its 12MP camera is mounted on a 3-axis gimbal.
- Compact and easily transported due to its foldable design
- Top speed of 40mph
- GLONASS, GPS, and Vision Positioning System
- 12MP still image capture/4K video
- Front collision detector
- Battery life- 27 minutes of air/charge time
The Mavic Pro is priced at $1,299 which isn’t all that pricey is you compare it to other quadcopters with similar features.
The Mavic Pro is a small drone that has tremendous power as well as safety features. You’ll be surprised at its agility. So, if you aren’t looking for something too advanced, you can definitely go for DJI Mavic Pro.
- Decent flight time
- Great 12 MP photos and 4K footage
- Several smart flight features
- Low light images aren’t that great
#2 DJI Spark
DJI Spark is a mini-drone that provides you with the opportunity to capture moments on the go. You can take a snapshot wherever you are in the simplest way.
- Gesture control support
- Small, portable and easy to operate
- Take Automated shots
- GPS Stabilization
- Weight- 300grams
- Top speed – 31mph
- Total Flight time-16 minutes
DJI Spark is available at only $399, ($100 less than at launch: $499). Given the price point, it can be worth a buy if you aren’t looking to record 4K videos.
DJI Spark isn’t really the best drone out there. But if you are looking for a flying selfie camera then you can go ahead and get one.
- Lightweight and Small
- Obstacle Avoidance
- Various Intelligent flight modes
- Easy to fly
- Reduced Flight Time
- No 4K Video
- Limited Flight range as compared to other drones
- 2-axis Gimbal
#3 DJI Mavic Air
DJI Mavic Air is quite simple to use and shoots awesome 4K videos. All of this is packed in an incredibly compact design that leaves us wanting for more. It incorporates a lot of features present in Mavic Pro at a more affordable price range.
- Compact, foldable design
- 12 MP Still Images
- SmartCapture Gestures
- 4K/30 Video
- 32-MP Spherical Panoramas
The Mavic Air is available at $799 which is quite cheaper as compared to its big brother ‘Mavic Pro’. You get the drone, proprietary charger, a battery, remote controller, four propeller guards, a small carrying case and also 2 sets of propellers.
Given the short flying time of this drone, you could invest in multiple batteries to enjoy a better flying experience. But at this price range, we can hardly complain. If you are a first timer then you might find it a bit difficult to control the drone but once you get hold of it, you’ll love it.
- Incredibly Portable
- 12MP HRD Stills; 4K Video
- Almost Perfect Obstacle Avoidance
- 8GB Internal Storage
- The range could have been better
- Requires multiple batteries for a good flying experience
- Jerky gimbal controls
#4 DJI Phantom 3
DJI Phantom 3 combines usability, power, and price. It is an excellent quadcopter to use- simple enough for a beginner but with many advanced features to keep experienced users engaged. Its VPS (Vision Positioning System) provides accurate hovering even without GPS.
- Lightbridge technology for improved image transmission
- 12MP images/Record 4K videos at 30fps
- The powerful charger that cuts down the charging time by half
- GPS, GLONASS, Vision Positioning System
- Easy Intuitive Controls
- Range – 3.1 miles
- Battery life – 23 minutes
The Phantom 3 is currently available at a steal price of $499. Its original price was, however, $799.
For its price point of $499, it is the best camera you can buy if you are a beginner. The price is currently discounted and if it jumps back to $799, you might regret not buying it.
- Easy to Use
- Robust and customizable remote control
- 4K Video
• Low Battery Life (23 minutes)
• 16GB microSD card
• No right-left pan movement of the camera
If you own any of the drones above, please let us know what your experience has been like. Which drone would you suggest buying to other fellow readers?