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  • Writer's pictureTom David Frey

How did the DJI Mavic Pro become the best drone? Find out!

Months ago announced the new DJI Mavic Pro finally reaches the masses. And like no other drone before the DJI Mavic Pro still rules the talks in most drone forums and in the social networks.

Besides when people are talking about supply shortages, there are almost only positive news and user reports.

Even the all-new DJI Phantom 4 Pro and DJI Phantom 4 Pro+, the flagships in the consumer drone industry, can't push the Mavic off the throne. Personally, I guess that the tiny DJI Mavic Pro has surpassed its manufacturer's expectations by far.

What is the big euphoria all about?

And can the DJI Mavic Pro, announced in late 2016, be the number one consumer drone in 2017?

I have taken it to the test, as all other new drone models made by DJI. A short summary.

The huge success of the DJI Mavic Pro seems to be based on the following five key aspects.

And I'm not only talking about my experiences with the Mavic, but I'm trying to integrate the hundreds of comments and the plenty reviews written by my subscribers as well.


The size. The small size. The tiny size.

A drone that is small enough to be fit in almost any pocket, the glove compartment of the car or my backpack is one of the main purchasing arguments to many drone pilots. Especially if we keep in mind that the DJI Mavic Pro features a three-axis stabilised 4K camera.

Taking a drone on a plane and on holiday has never been easier.


Talking about the camera: the DJI Mavic Pro sets a new standard in the drone industry, as its camera is far better than not only most drones of its size, but it easily beats the cameras of bigger drones.

The bulky and heavy Typhoon H for example, even though it is many times bigger than the DJI Mavic Pro, has no chance when it comes to the camera quality.

The footage recorded with the DJI Mavic Pro can easily keep up with high-end drones, such as the DJI Phantom 3 and DJI Phantom 4.

If you need a drone with a better camera, you can only choose either the DJI Phantom 4 Pro or DJI Inspire 1 or DJI Inspire 2.

But these three drones aren't very small.

"The bulky and heavy Typhoon H for example, even though it is many times bigger than the DJI Mavic Pro, has no chance when it comes to the camera quality."


Whoever has flown a toy helicopter or drone before knows how much users of DJI drones a blessed with comfort.

Not only is the system fool-proof, but you can even safely fly it indoors, you could (even though this is not suggested) put away your remote controller and have a cup of coffee.

The combination of using satellites (GPS and Glonass), the vision positioning system (VPS) for ground tracking and the obstacle avoidance sensors are extremely powerful.


Design and haptics of the DJI Mavic Pro are something new. After everyone started believing that drones couldn't look different than a Phantom, it was very refreshing to finally get in touch with a design innovation as well.

How many times did I hear people complain about the look of the Phantoms? Not that I don't like it, but having some options is always a pro as our tastes are different.

" was very refreshing to finally get in touch

with a design innovation."


Now this is going to sound pragmatic and maybe some of my readers are gonna complain that I sound like a fanboy.

But the DJI Mavic Pro together with all other drones made by DJI are incredbily powerful because there is no credible competition.

Not even a single manufacturer, not Yuneec, not 3DR, not GoPro, can even come close to building drones such as the DJI Mavic Pro.

The out-of-the-sky-falling GoPro Karma seems to be a prototype or dangerous toy and the tiny Yuneec Breeze delivers incredibly shaky footage only (at least it is not famous for crashing and being a danger to its surroundings).

People say that competition is good for business. I guess that's true. Let's hope, wait and see if anyone can follow up.

Original (raw) test footage of the DJI Mavic Pro can be found HERE. You can download it for free and take a closer look at it.

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