Announced in January 2018, and released later that month, the Mavic Air falls in between the DJI Spark and Mavic Pro. It was DJI’s smallest drone (even smaller than the Spark because of its folding arms) and has many of the features of its older brother the Mavic Pro.
With a takeoff weight of just 430g (much lighter than the 743g Mavic Pro) the Air can be flown commercially without an RePL.
The Mavic Air uses a game-like controller for flight, and features a 4K camera, 3-axis mechanical gimbal, plus the ability to pilot with a smartphone.
The Mavic Air also offers a new 360° Panorama photographic mode – with auto-stitching and Zentih fill in…
For Auto-stitching, the Mavic Air takes 26 (4056 x 3040) images and creates a 8192 x 4096, 360° Panorama. Unfortunately, whilst the individual photos are of excellent quality, the stitching is pretty ordinary, with quite a bit of blurring at many of the joins… and the Zenith auto fill is poor as well.. A much better 360° Aerial Photo can be achieved by manually stitching the photos using third party software.