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DJI announced a new drone this morning and in DJI fashion, blows everyone away with yet another groundbreaking drone for the masses. I say for the masses because this drone has all the capabilities of the Mavic Pro, but in a compact size of the Spark. They basically merged the two drones together and created an amazing looking drone that looks like it should have a Tesla or BMW logo on it. The new sleek design, fold out arms and compact size os the air gives you no more excuses to not have one of these in your bag. I'm not going to go into to much details about all the features in this write up, but I will talk about some things I like and some things I will need to see once I get one. 

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Because I already own the Mavic Pro and Spark, where does the Air fit in my bag and does it replace the Mavic Pro? The Mavic Pro is an all around beast of a drone and I feel will still be in my bag until I get used to trusting two major things in my opinion. Those two things are the ability to withstand wind (how does the gimbal hold up in high winds) and distance with wifi compared to radio.

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The one thing I hated about the Spark with the wifi signal. DJI said they now have a new enhanced wifi to give the Mavic Air a flight distance of over two miles. I never really fly that far anyways, but it will take some time to trust wifi signal at a far distance. 

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I'm not going to get into to much details about gesture controls because I never use them. It's good to know that it has been enhanced and is a lot more responsive and now offers the user more control over distance of drone.

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Because I already own the Spark and Mavic Pro, I get excited about the other little things that didn't get much air time during the announcement. The fact you can remove the sticks is a huge deal. For some it may be a small thing, but anytime you can slim down your carry is a big deal. 


Another feature I really liked is the 1080p at 120fps. This of course will only be good during nice bright days as the faster shutter will struggle significantly in low light because of the small sensor size. But to have 120fps to slow down action will be really nice and dramatic. 

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So who is this for? I feel like if you already have a Mavic Pro, this might be one you can pass on (maybe wait for the Mavic 2) and not feel to left out of the cool crowd. But if you have a Spark or don't have a drone, this is a huge upgrade and is a perfect drone for everyone. This is where DJI wants to position this drone. This is the drone that doesn't have any major weak points and is small enough to carry around with you daily. 

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