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Portable Performance Drones

The Mavic Air is a Powerhouse Drone that is Compact and Portable

— January 23, 2018 — Tech
The DJI Mavic Air is an ultra compact and foldable drone that sports impressive features not normally seen in such a compact package. The Mavic Air is the latest offering from Chinese based drone company DJI, and appears to be a fusion of the Mavic Pro and the smaller gesture-controlled Spark. In terms of exterior, the Mavic Air comes equipped with four foldable legs, a 3-way gimbal, maultiple matte colorways and gesture control. All of this comes in an impressively compact package and with an squally amazing 21-minute flight time, the Mavic Air is sure to be a staple in any drone enthusiast's collection.

Internally speaking, the Mavic Air comes with a robust suite of innovations that are significant steps up from the current DJI offerings. The on-board camera is 32-megapixels and is capable of shooting in 4K video, and comes with a panorama mode. The Mavic Air is also outfitted with Obstcle-avoidance sensors and a Visual Positioning System, both of which make piloting this piece of tech a breeze. The Mavic Air is a welcome addition to the drone market and positions itself somewhere inbetween the Mavic Pro and the Spark. Borrowing features from both, it manages to achieve an incredible assortment of features in a compact and portable build.
Trend Themes
1. Ultra-compact Drones - The trend of ultra-compact drones like the DJI Mavic Air presents disruptive innovation opportunities for drone manufacturers to create highly portable yet powerful drones.
2. High-quality Imaging - The trend of high-quality imaging in compact drones, exemplified by the 32-megapixel camera of the Mavic Air, creates disruptive innovation opportunities for companies to develop superior imaging capabilities in small form factors.
3. Intelligent Flight Features - The trend of intelligent flight features in drones, such as obstacle-avoidance sensors and visual positioning systems seen in the Mavic Air, opens up disruptive innovation opportunities for drone companies to enhance autonomous flight capabilities.
Industry Implications
1. Drone Manufacturing - The drone manufacturing industry can take advantage of the trend of ultra-compact drones to develop innovative designs that prioritize portability without compromising performance.
2. Camera Technology - The camera technology industry can explore the trend of high-quality imaging in compact drones to develop advanced imaging solutions for drones, enabling professional-grade aerial photography and videography.
3. Artificial Intelligence - The artificial intelligence industry can tap into the trend of intelligent flight features in drones to develop sophisticated algorithms and software that enable enhanced autonomous flight capabilities, making drones smarter and safer.
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