Last week, DJI made an amazing announcement: The Mavic Air. It is getting very good reviews. Apparently, it is tiny (fits in a jacket pocket), light (under a pound), and practically uncrashable (capable of flying itself). The built-in camera shoots 12-megapixel stills, shoots 4K video, and 32-megapixel panoramas. It is set to start shipping on Jan 28th.
In this video, Casey Neistat puts it through its paces and compares it to the Mavic Pro, Mavic Sparc, and Phantom 4.
I am blown away by how the capability to shoot elevated exterior shots has changed over the past few years. Ten years ago, the only way to get 50 feet up was a huge hydraulic camera pole on a trailer. That kind of technology is crazy today! With a little drone, you could be finished with the elevated shot before you had time to get a hydraulic mast in the air.
These days, the biggest issue is just making sure the neighbors don't get upset that you are flying a drone near their home. What are readers' experiences with using drones for quick elevated shots? Is it getting easier or harder?