Having just taken delivery of the DJI Mavic Pro, I can report that it really is as good as everyone has been saying - probably better. For the first time I have a drone that I really want to take with me everywhere I go. Rather like my trusty Ricoh GR camera that is always in my pocket, this little drone will almost fit in your pocket and can be ready to fly in seconds.
To be perfectly honest, I'm not really a drone enthusiast, more an aerial photographer who needs various camera platforms for a particular job. Sometimes it may be a Robinson R44 and my Phase One IQ3 100 fitted with my Kenyon gyro, other times it's this little drone, ready to zip into tight spaces at low level.
I owned the Inspire One too, but have just sold it to my son James who makes films and he has recently upgraded the camera to the X5 raw. I liked the Inspire, but it's huge and cumbersome compared to the Mavic - which made me think of cars. The mavic really is the Caterham 7 of the skies, small compact, fast, lightweight and perfectly designed for the job in hand.
Right - time to fire up the Caterham and go for a burn (with the Mavic on the passenger seat of course!)
My son's Caterham Supersport R.
The build quality of this little drone is just superb.
Does this remind you of anything? I think it's a fish eye view of a pond skater about to land on the water!
When 100 million pixels meets 12mp. Phase One IQ3 100mp photographing the Mavic in the studio today.
A view of the Mavic fully folded and ready for your (large) pocket. No need to remove the rotors!
Touch down on the Caterham's bonnet - it really is that light!
Behind the scenes.