Not too long ago, when I was still working for another news outlet, we reported on the first leaked photos of what appears to be the successor of the DJI Mavic Air, the DJI Mavic. This drone has been rumored to come in at a very competitive price of $799 and would have been introduced during the spring season. However, because of the ever-increasing severity of the Coronavirus, it has now been rumored that DJI decided to delay the introduction of this new folding drone until sometime later this year.
Depending on how long the Coronavirus keeps us stuck in our homes, the launch of the DJI Mavic may take place sometime this summer. Or, which is probably more likely, sometime during the fall season. Right before the fourth-quarter shopping season.
DJI almost certainly delays the introduction of the DJI Mavic
A delay of the introduction of the DJI Mavic would be regrettable as I know that many drone enthusiasts have been waiting for DJI to out with an exciting new drone. Of course, late last year, we had the introduction of the Mavic Mini, which in itself is a competent little aircraft, but fails to excite the more serious and ambitious drone pilot.
Going back even further, we get to the (also delayed) introduction of the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom in August of 2018. This drone was initially very well received and has been a strong seller for DJI, although many drone pilots were disappointed by the quality of the 4K footage. Compared to the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0, the quality of the M2P 4K video footage fell short of our expectations.
This brings us right to one of the main reasons why we are looking forward to the DJI Mavic as we expect this drone to hit the sweet spot in terms of portability, affordability, and capability. The DJI Mavic’s 4K video footage will very likely give the DJI Mavic 2 Pro a run for its money.
Lastly, the Mavic will likely be DJI’s safest drone ever with omnidirectional obstacle sensing and avoidance and ADS-B In to detect manned aircraft nearby.
What are your thoughts on the new Mavic? Are you excited to get your hands on a new DJI drone? Let us know what you think in the comments below.