Organizing an incognito drone mission? DJI's new Mavic Pro Platinum can help you stay under the radar.
Announced on Thursday at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the $1,099 Mavic Pro Platinum's propellers make it 60 percent quieter than the $999 Mavic Pro, DJI said. It can also fly for up to 30 minutes, 11 percent longer than its predecessor. The upgraded drone gets its moniker for its new "sleek platinum finish."
Designed for travelers, amateur photographers, and outdoor sports enthusiasts, the Mavic Pro Platinum also features a 4K camera, 4.3-mile range, FlightAutonomy technology that can sense obstacles up to 49 feet away, and a "range of intelligent flight modes that make it extremely fun and easy to fly," DJI said.
DJI also today unveiled a new version of its Phantom 4 Pro drone with a "sleek matte-gray Obsidian color shell" that won't show fingerprints and a new "Sphere" mode for its Spark drone. Sphere mode will let you "easily produce a panoramic photo with a fisheye lens effect," the company said. DJI plans to include this feature in upcoming app and firmware updates.
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DJI Senior Product Manager Paul Pan said these new products aim to "meet the different lifestyles and needs of consumers."
The original DJI Mavic Pro earned an "excellent" rating in PCMag's review; we said it's "much more capable than you'd expect given its size" and called it an "excellent choice for pilots looking for a more portable drone." The Spark, meanwhile, earned a "good" rating; we liked its gesture controls but said it's "hampered by short flying time and an app that could be easier to use."
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