If the DJI Mavic Pro caused a sizzle in the market, as you will see in this DJI Mavic Pro Platinum review, this better and more improved version of the latest DJI addition has caused explosions in the market. And you cannot help wondering why. It is because it is awesome, it over-delivers on what it is supposed to do and most importantly, it gives more than enough value for the money that you will spend on it. It comes with more improved firmware, more stability, better images, videos, and a longer flying time. The Mavic Pro Platinum is a video drone that is made for recreational (so simple to use) as well as professional (advanced features) use.
Product Features & Technical Details
The first thing that you will notice about this drone is its small size. It is easy to hold it in one hand, and you may be forgiven for wondering whether it can do all that it is hyped to be capable of. Not to worry, it can do much more than you expect.
It is slightly smaller than its predecessor, the DJI Mavic Pro, but it is definitely lighter at 1.64 lbs including the batteries, propellers and gimbal cover. It measures 198mm x 83mm x 83mm (L by W by H). Flight time at the top speed of 64 km per hour is 30 minutes. Even within the maximum transmission range of 7 km, this drone is still going to shoot awesome videos and images thanks to the fully optimized features like TapFly and ActiveTrack.
For precise positioning, this drone uses GLONASS and GPS for both indoor and outdoor positioning. You can be assured of shooting precise videos and photos all the time. Other features that many users fall in love with include the ability to fly this drone by Wi-Fi as well as using a smartphone. However, for a precise and error-free operation, it is much better to use the remote controller
Any DJI Mavic Pro Platinum review will show you that the nose-mounted camera with 25mm lens still does a perfect job as it is the same camera that was on the predecessor. Use it to shoot 60Mbps 4K video, DNG and JPG images. Even when shooting at high speed, the gimbal is going to stabilize the camera for perfect videos and images. The images will be printable, offering the same quality as an aim and shoot camera.
The camera can rotate its lens to shoot video and images in both portrait or landscape mode – the choice is yours. Although many people prefer landscape, you never know when you might require to go the portrait way, so it is a good feature to have on board.
There are a few video shooting options to consider using. There is the 720p/180fps, 1080p/60 fps or 96fps, DCI/24fps and UHD 4K/24fps or 30 fps. Do not also forget that while most camera drones come with fixed focus cameras, the Mavic Pro Platinum comes with adjustable focus
Short Summary of Feedback From Existing Owners
Many users have paid glowing tribute for this drone camera, and that is enough evidence that it is the best workhorse for your job
Here is a sneak peek into some reviews left for this drone below:
This is a great drone, it is very easy to fly and it shoots awesome videos and photos. However, DJI customer service is really bad. It is best not to buy directly from DJI. Andy
Super small, and packs wonderful features like the front obstacle avoidance system. Cannot crash into any obstacle. I love Mavic drones. DroneNerd
I did not notice much difference between the Platinum Pro and the Mavic Pro apart from the 3 minutes of longer flying time. Alison
I love the unbelievable long-range ability of 7 km but I do not plan to let this beauty out of my sight so I will be keeping her on a shorter leash: Rod the Photographer
Pros of Product
• New propellers with slanted or angled tips lower the noise level by up to 4 decibels
• Shoots high quality videos and still images
• More options to fly the drone including through the smartphone
• 3 minutes longer flying time – 3 minutes is a long time for a professional user
• Drone has foldable arms which turns it into a small, compact and sturdy travel buddy
• Good on-flight intelligence, reads distance of objects and has front obstacle avoidance system
Cons of Product
• The only improvement worth noting over the Pro is the 3 minutes of flight time
Who Should Buy This Product?
Anyone can use this camera drone, but as you have see in this DJI Mavic Pro Platinum review, this drone is best suited for vloggers, professional photographers and videographers as it packs a good nose-mounted camera, is stable and has an extended range. It is also small enough when packed to fit into your gear bag when you are going to work at other places. Just carry an extra battery with you.
Conclusion and Recommendation
If you are a serious drone user, that is, if it will add some value to your business, do not hesitate to go for the Pro Platinum. It has incredible features as you have seen here and what’s more, it is only a hundred or so dollars costlier than its predecessor. You should definitely get to enjoy the quieter and longer flying time, plus the small packing size that makes it a perfect traveling drone. It is definitely worth every dime that you will pay for it, as you have seen in this DJI Mavic Pro Platinum review.