DJI Mavic Air – 4k compact drone for everyone

DJI Mavic Air- my favorite foldable 4k drone

Battery Life

21 min

Range

4000m

Camera

4k

Motors

Brushless

DJI Mavic air is the perfect drone for people who can't decide between getting the DJI Spark or Mavic Pro. 

It comes with a very capable camera and build, while at the same time being even more compact when folded than the Spark.

Let's dive deeper into why you'd want to get this awesome GPS 4k drone in your life.

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What to look for in a camera drone

Image stability

Probably the most important factor when choosing a drone that must record video or take good photos is image stability. 

I would always prefer having a lower quality camera, but to be stabilized, instead of a 4k one that shakes all over. Makes sense, right?

You should look for the following in a drone if you want good image stability:

  • A 2 or preferably 3 axis gimbal is the best possible way to stabilize a camera. It's usually found in more expensive builds.
  • Electronic image stabilization. Drones like Parrot Bebop 2 or even the cheaper Tello have it.
  • Get yourself a GO Pro drone and use a very stable Action cam with electronic or optical image stabilization!

Battery Life

This is generally valid for any type of drone. How long it stays in the air is even more important for making sure you take a certain shot, usually with more expensive camera drones in professional setttings.

You should be looking for over 15 minutes of battery life when it comes to drones that you want to use to make money or create videos with. Taking the right picture also requires some time, and you don't want to be in a hurry when you do it.

Drone GPS and stabile flight

You can take very nice shots with a drone that only has the previous items we've talked about, but if you want to be stress free… having a stable drone or GPS is the way to go.

I'm not even getting into the ability to take timelapses, but having a solid stable drone is necesary for not begin stressed by the wind taking it away while you change the camera settings.

Besides that, drones with GPS also come with useful functions like return to home and follow me, that can be super useful for saving time and money.

  • Drones with GPS
    • great for stability at higher altitudes and distances
    • Safer with RTH options and if battery is too low
  • Drones with Optical flow cameras
    • much cheaper
    • holds position pretty well under 20m height
    • can work indoors too
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Mavic air Price and specs

Being in the under $1000 category of drones, the Mavic Air is definitely not cheap for everyone, but it certainly justifies its price with a ton of features.

It's on par with some of the most expensive drones out there, basically a combination between the capability of the Mavic Pro and the complex features and size of the DJI Spark.

I think it's perfect for the following categories of people:

  1. Professional photographers and videographers (especially weddings)
  2. People who like to travel a lot and want to carry a capable yet small camera drone
  3. It has a lot of potential for industrial use, in inspection mostly
Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 4k
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushless
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 21
Flight Range: 4000
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

Here's a dainly price history for the Mavic Air, so you know if now is the right time to buy it.

Price history for DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Onyx Black) Ultimate Bundle - 3 Batteries, 32GB Extreme Card, Landing Pad, Landing Gear and More
Latest updates:
  • $10.00 - March 18, 2020
  • $1,149.99 - February 18, 2020
  • $1,139.99 - February 16, 2020
  • $10.00 - January 29, 2020
  • $1,139.99 - January 26, 2020
  • $1,099.99 - January 9, 2020
Since: January 9, 2020
  • Highest Price: $1,149.99 - February 18, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $10.00 - January 29, 2020

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Mavic air compared to other drones

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Camera and video comparison

Because I got my hands on 3 of the most exclusive drones from DJI, I decided to compare how they record. Keep in mind there's quite a price difference between these three, so don't take everything for granted.

Even when comparing the Mavic Air to a $1400 drone like Mavic 2 Pro it still stood its ground very well, and most people probably can't make the difference from afar.

A few image samples for comparison

If you're undecided between the Mavic 1, mavic 2 and the Mavic air, then I hope the following pictures might help you decide.

Mavic Air

9.5 Total Score
The best compromise between Spark and Mavic Pro

This is the perfect drone for people who don't want to invest a lot of money yet make money with their drone. Great image quality up to 4k in resolution for quite a cheap price.

Flight stability
9.5
Camera quality
9
Aditional features
8
PROS
  • 3 axis image stabilization
  • good range
  • foldable design
  • many flight modes
  • very fast
  • great GPS stability

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

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1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

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2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

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