Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Drone technologies are on a high today and at this point of time, there are currently quite a number of good and affordable drones on the market for anyone willing to give this latest technology a first-hand try. Chinese technology company Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co. Ltd or concisely known as DJI have are due to launch their compact UAV, the DJI Mavic Pro September 27, 2016 and the success of the device has put it on the same level as the Go Pro Karma. Small enough to literally sit on the palm of your hand, the Mavic Pro from DJI packs in a host of interesting features which can stay aloft a whopping 27 minutes per charge, weighs about two pounds, has a claimed range of up to four miles, and speeds of up to 40mph (in Sport Mode, which makes it almost unsettlingly agile). On top of that, Visual and sonic sensors give it obstacle avoidance and added stability. Often classified as a quadcopter, utilizes a combination of a mobile device and a separate remote controller to control its flight, which means you’ll have to download the mobile application to take advantage of this advanced combination. DJI Mavic Pro Drone Detailed Specifications Aircraft The latest compact UAV has a Maximum Ascent Speed of 16.4 ft/s (5 m/s) in Sport mode and a Maximum Descent Speed of 9.8 ft/s (3 m/s). The drone weighs roughly 1.64 lbs including the gimbal cover and the battery and can reach a speed of 40 mph (65 kph) in Sport mode without Wind. With a flight time of 27 minutes and a maximum hovering time of 24 minutes, it is safe to say that the utility of the drone, in terms of mobility, is quite commendable. Obstacle Sensing System and Intelligent Flight Battery The obstacle sensing system of the Mavic Pro is highly facilitated. The Precision measurement range of the drone ranges from 2 ft (0.7 m) to 49 ft (15 m) while the Detectable range is from 49 ft (15 m) to 98 ft (30 m). The drone is powered by a LiPo 3S 3830 mAh. Camera The Mavic Pro has the same size sensor (a 12-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CMOS) as DJI’s flagship Phantom 4 and GoPro’s Hero cameras, but image quality lags due to smaller, inferior optics. The Mavic Pro’s field of view is a narrow 79 degrees, compared to 94 degrees on the Phantom 4, and up to 165 degrees on the GoPro Hero cameras. #Camera Details Include Sensor: 1/2.3” Effective pixels:12.35 M (Total pixels:12.71M) Lens: FOV ( Field Of View ) 78.8° 28 mm ( 35 mm format equivalent ) f/2.2 Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to ∞ ISO Range: 100 – 3200 ( video ) 100 – 1600 ( photo ) Shutter Speed: 8 s to 1/8000 s Maximum Image Size: 4000×3000 Still Photography Modes: Single shot, Burst shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 frames, Auto Exposure Bracketing ( AEB ): 3 / 5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Video Recording Modes: FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p, HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120 DJI Mavic Pro Price The Mavic Pro is one of the more expensive drones available in the market today at a price of $999.