While perhaps not a name recognized in many households, DJI has made a name for itself in tech as the biggest in the consumer drone market. 2016 saw the release of the Mavic Pro, one of the best drones ever created for common use and a favorite among drone enthusiasts with some of the highest ratings ever garnered. At the end of 2017, however, DJI went a bit further by upgrading their already exceptional base model and releasing the Mavic Pro Platinum. While most compact drones have fewer features than larger models, the original design boasted a wide range of features that placed it among the top consumer drones ever released, and the Mac Pro Platinum is an improvement beyond merely a change in color.
One of the Mavic Pro Platinum’s only faults is that the gimbal, the swiveling assembly that holds the rotating camera under the body, is a bit fragile, and unless you are a tech maven you will require expert assistance to fix it if it does become a problem. While many drone enthusiasts are drawn to the fun of flying them as toys, their most common use is for aerial photography. This drone’s camera overs 4K HD quality and can take pictures from farther away than most drone cameras are capable of, making it extremely desirable for exactly that purpose. While some may find it hard to believe, when you fold in the quadcopter’s four propellers, it is small enough to fit in a handbag and weighs barely over a pound and a half. Despite this, the body itself is not fragile, as solid construction is one of its many advantages over others of its kind. That said, the electronics of course are still delicate, so you can only rely on tech professionals who can handle such a delicate task when the need strikes.
The original Mavic Pro model boasts all the previously mentioned features, so what sets the Mavic Pro Platinum apart? There are four things specifically, two of a more technical nature and two for an improved user experience. In improving the user experience and making it more fun, it offers better flight controls and an automated camera mode. On the more technical side, and increase of the power flow to the motors and the shape of the propellers allow for longer, quieter flying. Whether these changes are enough to entice people to pay a few hundred dollar more to upgrade remains to be seen, but it could potentially set the Mavic Pro Platinum as the best consumer drone yet created.
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