A couple of months back, DJI, the company known for its popular commercial drones announced that it was launching a brand new compact drone, called the DJI Mavic Pro at IFA in Berlin. It has been barely a couple of months since the announcement, but ECS ICT, DJI’s distributor in Malaysia is set to bring the unit in as soon as it’s available commercially worldwide next month.

The DJI Mavic Pro is essentially one of the tiniest drones to hit the shelves, and this is thanks to the Mavic’s ability to be folded up, which makes its size similar to that of a 350ml bottle of water. This allows users to just pocket the Mavic Pro into their pockets, and bring it with them everywhere they go.

Within this compact-sized drone is a processor with 24 compute cores, sensors around the chassis and a camera that is capable of recording 4K video, and a battery that allows 27 minutes of flying.

Within this compact-sized drone is a processor with 24 compute cores, sensors around the chassis and a camera that is capable of recording 4K video, and a battery that allows 27 minutes of flying

The Mavic Pro’s wings fold out to unveil a camera that is capable of recording up to 4K video in 30fps, which is also fully stabilised, meaning that all your shots will remain in focus, sharp and vibrant, perfect for a variety of uses.

Being small, it’s normal to think that the Mavic Pro has gotten features shaved off its body. In fact, the drone actually comes with a number of features, including ActiveTrack, TapFly, and other smart features that make the drone a joy to fly.

Even when unfolded, the drone is quite visibly compact.

Even when unfolded, the drone is quite visibly compact

Set around the Mavic Pro are sensors, which work in tandem with DJI’s Obstacle Avoidance system to help the drone avoid obstacles such as trees and tall poles. Together with vision positioning that’s paired with GPS and GLONASS capabilities, the Mavic Pro takes the worry off your shoulders when it comes to flying, so you can continue to do your thing, while the drone flies behind you, intelligently recording your moves.

While the Mavic Pro does come with a new redesigned controller, you can also opt to fly without it, as DJI has released an app called DJI Go which allows you to control the Mavic Pro directly from your smartphone.

The Mavic's 12.7MP camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30FPS

The Mavic’s 12.7MP camera is capable of recording 4K videos at 30FPS

Besides the Mavic Pro, DJI also unveiled the DJI Osmo Mobile 3-axis gimbal system. This device smooths out the movements you make, turning every shot into cinematic video, allowing you to shoot better videos in almost every scenario, be it a still scene, or an action-packed one without having to worry about camera wobble.

The Osmo Mobile also comes with features such as a panorama function which combines and blends nine separate photos together to create one stunning photo. On top of that, you can also go live on YouTube using the YouTube Live functionality inside the DJI Go app.

Also introduced at the launch event is the DJI Osmo Mobile, a gimbal stabilisation system made specifically for smartphones

Also introduced at the launch event is the DJI Osmo Mobile, a gimbal stabilisation system made specifically for smartphones

Not only that, if you already have an existing set of DJI gimbal accessories, you can also mount the Osmo Mobile on them, making it the perfect camera stabilisation system for filmmakers on the go.

The DJI Mavic Pro will be made available in Malaysia beginning November, with its starting price at RM4,299 for a unit of the drone together with the controller, and RM5,599

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