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DJI - Mavic Pro Platinum Quadcopter with Remote Controller - Platinum-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All around best package for compact flying camera

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    DroneDude
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    This review is not to compare the Mavic Platinum with the original Pro version, as I have no experience with that model. The Mavic Pro Platinum is an excellent compact camera platform. I would recommend it for beginners with a caveat: If you are patient and willing to fully read instructions, you'll be rewarded with reliable flight. Most likely the unit will need a firmware update out of the box. This includes the controller and battery. Follow the instructions carefully when doing this procedure, and don't install the props until after this is complete. If you buy extra batteries, you may need to do the update on them as well. Read all the FAQs, tutorials, and watch all the videos in the DJI Go app. I would recommend doing this before you fly. There is also a decent simulator in the app; you need the entire system on to use it. It is helpful to practice flying as well as using RTH (return to home). Make sure your phone battery is charged as well as the controller and copter battery. With beginner mode on, practice flying in open spaces without people/dogs/cars, etc. Make sure you have good GPS (>8 satellites) and your RTH (home point) is recorded. Check your RTH altitude setting is above any potential obstacles in the area. Be careful using the special intelligent flight modes (active tracking, quickshots etc), as they are somewhat automatic flight modes and obstacle avoidance may be deactivated. Watch your battery level. Depending on your settings, the Mavic may land unexpectedly if you get to a very low battery level while flying, and control stick inputs are not very authoritative. Also, if you fly long distances away, and there is wind, you may not make it back before the Mavic lands itself. Watch YouTube for many videos of this exact occurrence. Pros: -Very long battery life with existing Mavic Pro batteries. I doubt you will ever get 30 minutes as advertised, but 20+ min is routine, when being conservative and landing when the first battery warning pops up. Hovering in place is the least efficient flight; flying around 15 mph in calm conditions is more efficient. - Camera and gimbal are excellent. Lots of in-flight settings for both photos and video, including long exposure and bracketing. - Very stable and easy to fly - Lots of intelligent modes, and DJI will probably add more Cons: Expensive, but this isn't a toy. This is a product based on several years of refinement of DJI's other products. Until DJI has real competition, they don't need to budge much or often on their pricing. Issues I've had: - A few times, the camera autofocus gave up and I needed to land/reset power on the copter. It seems to possibly be a bug. On a final, old guy note, fly responsibly. Have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    First Order

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    Marvelous
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    I've been an avid drone flyer for well over 5 years. Some of my friends have owned the REGULAR Mavic pro to which I've had the pleasure of spending hours flying theirs! When the mavic pro platinum fly more combo came out, The improved specs is what catapulted me to make the purchase of the new model! Unfortunately the new product was a let down due to issues with the gimbal. The footage I had shot & reviewed had came back to me with a "jello" effect for both photo and video. The motors never "stabilized" the footage, causing this issue, and the content I shot was garbage. I had recalibrated everything several time. From the IMU's, to the gimbal, to the firm ware, and lastly to the app, only to find that the new mavic pro platinum is deemed defective. (I even used another operating device with app to test it out) I let best buy know right away of what was happening, and because it was still in the good return time frame window, they are overnighting me a new unit with out any further questions. Well done Best Buy. The replacement is coming from Best Buy tomorrow 1/5/2017 I will report back with my findings on the new unit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good unit; difficult directions

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    Terry
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    This was an upgrade from my $230 drone. It flies and hovers well. Love the clarity of the camera and it lasts a good 20 minutes. However, the directions are like a -4 don't and difficult to find your way around in. The online manuals are just scans of the tiny paper ones. Just found info on one of the calibrations recently by googling it but not in the manual says I could find.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    jdizzle
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    This drone is a great successor to the Mavic Pro. It was strange at first to find it only had a few minor changes but when I actually have the two next to each other I can tell which one is more silent. This is great when you have to fly on the beach or near residential areas and want to try as hard as possible to avoid prying eyes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Utterly fantastic!

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    David
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    Got this drone since I have been wanting one for a while. Took it to Bermuda. No problem with TSA but put battery in lithography bag. Took fantastic pictures just amazing. Drone flies so easily and video is absolutely still and stable. https://youtu.be/4nodgx4z5EI

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent combination of quality and size

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    bsatchfield
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    Great drone! Has most of the features of the more expensive DJI drones but in a smaller size that can be folded up into an even smaller travel size. Great for taking with you on hikes or when traveling or any time a large drone would be troublesome. 4K sensor, stabilization, automated guidance modes - great product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Uhm...unreal

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    Radman
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    This is my first drone. Absolutely unreal to use this drone. However, I can’t compare it to anything else because I’ve never flown one. This thing is ridiculous. The speed, handling, and photo quality I feel are top-notch. Its very easy to use. I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Drone perfection

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    iKocourek
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    I purchased this drone to take on my travels to get some amazing shots that would not be possible otherwise. I had never flown a drone before but this drone makes everything so simple. This drone is quite quiet and can fly for over 20 minutes. The features are numerous.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Exploration Tool

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    Bearpig
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    This has to be one of the best purchases I've ever made. Just learn the rules of flying your drone and you'll have a great time. Super easy to pick up and fly within minutes!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    grecia
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    Probably there is not to much of a difference with the mavic, but those 3 extra minutos and noise reduction is a plus... if you own a mavic pro there is not reason for the upgrade, but if you planning to have one, get the platinum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Drone

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    Zinthoss
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    I waited for a long time and did months of research before buying this drone. In the end, it was a good decision as this drone is so easy to fly. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of buying one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    SRy36912
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    First and for most , I’d like to say that dji is the best drone making company there is , what I like the most about the drone is the camera, best experience I’ve had in my life

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flys great

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    TechGuy
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    Flys great, camera work really good when setup correctly. Only issue is the DJI app crashes alot. I lost signal and the RTH feature brought it right back to me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exelent drone

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    DroneFun
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    Drone fly beautiful, super safe to used, super easy to fly around and long distance. The camera is relay good but not excellent like Phantom

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best

    Posted
    Fourthhokage82
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    This drone blew me away ever since I had it. Everything you wanna see out doors is at the tip of your fingers. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone

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    Mavicflyer
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    Drone is great for beginners to the expert level. Good online experience and techniques for professional flight and pictures/videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for those who enjoy flying drones

    Posted
    Birthdaygft
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    My fiancé is constantly flying the drone. Every time he has been flying it he learns a new feature on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing drone

    Posted
    Fourthhokage82
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    I’m very shock seeing what this mavic pro platinum is capable of. I’m so glad I made the right choice of buying a drone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but worth it.

    Posted
    Chuck
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    This drone is a little pricey but worth the money. Cameras are great, range is awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice drone.

    Posted
    Arrior
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    Really like the quietness compared To the mavic pro and color

    I would recommend this to a friend