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DJI Mavic Pro is a foldable, take-everywhere Phantom 4For $999, you'll be able to get all the features and more of DJI's top prosumer camera drone in an incredibly small design.
DJI's Phantom 4 is unquestionably a fantastic camera drone for new and experienced pilots. But it's not exactly travel-friendly. The company's new thousand dollar Mavic Pro, on the other hand, easily slips in a backpack to take with you anywhere. And all without sacrificing power and performance. Unfold its arms, fire up its gaming style controller, and it's ready to fly for up to 27 minutes at a range of up to 4.3 miles or 7 kilometers and it can fly at up to 40 miles per hour. You can also fly it with just a phone using DGI's go app. The [UNKNOWN] Pro has a new guidance system of sensors and cameras to help it fly indoors and out while avoiding obstacles, even as it follows you uphill, something GPS follow modes can't do. The 4K camera is mounted on DJI's smallest three axle gimbal ever to keep it steady in winds up to 24 miles per hour. And it can livestream to Facebook Live, Periscope, and YouTube at 1080p. It's also ready for aerial selfies with a gesture mode that will center the camera on you and let you trigger a shot without the controller. And you can even flip the camera 90 degrees for portrait. VGA will have FPB goggles for the maverick 2 giving you a view from the sky and it will let you position the camera by tilting your head. And when it's time to bring it on home the new precision landing system is capable of touching sown within an inch of where it took off. [MUSIC] If size and portability have stopped you from buying one of DGI's high-end quads in the past, the Maverick Pro means no more excuses. [MUSIC]