If you’re wondering about the DJI Mavic camera, it’s much different than the Phantom 4 or any of the other DJI products that preceded the Mavic.
There are two main differences in the Mavic Pro camera as compared to the Phantom models. One is that the camera is tap to autofocus. So a lot of initial reviews came back and it really looked like the images was soft. After further analyses it seemed that a lot of these users were unaware that the tap to autofocus system existed. After using the tap to autofocus system, these images seemed to be very similar to those of the Phantom 4.
The other main difference is the Mavic has a narrower field-of-view (or FOV) compared to the Phantom 4, so shots that you take will look like they were taken with a 28mm lens on a full frame camera. The Phantom 4 isn’t as wide as the GoPro, but it’s still equivalent to a 20mm lens which is nearing the ultra wide lens category. Many seem to like the Mavic’s FOV because it allows you to get shots that are closer to the action but also allowing you to keep some distance and not have to get too close to the subject.
|Sensor||1/2.3” (CMOS), Effective pixels:12.35 M (Total pixels:12.71M)|
|Lens||FOV 78.8° 28 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2
Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to ∞
|ISO Range||100-3200 (video)
|Shutter Speed||8s -1/8000s|
|Image Max Size||4000×3000|
|Still Photography Modes||Single shot
Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
|Video Recording Modes||C4K: 4096×2160 24p
4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
2.7K: 2704×1520 24/25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/96p
HD: 1280×720 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
|Max Video Bitrate||60 Mbps|
|Supported File Formats||FAT32 ( ≤ 32 GB ); exFAT ( > 32 GB )|
|Video||MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)|
|Supported SD Card Types||Micro SD™
Max capacity: 64 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required
|Operating Temperature||32° to 104° F ( 0° to 40° C )|