DJI takes the fight to GoPro with its palm-sized 4K drone

Drone maker DJI’s latest offering is more than just a cool-looking toy. The all-new Mavic Pro includes a stabilized 4K camera and a visual navigation system to track objects on video and avoid obstacles, all in a foldable design that’s small enough to fit in your palm.

The Mavic Pro has a range of 4.3 miles and can stay airborne for up to 27 minutes on a single charge. It features a new FlightAutonomy system that combines five cameras, GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation, and two ultrasonic range finders to safely navigate routes in the sky at speeds of up to 40 mph.

You can control the drone using the optional long range handheld controller or just your smartphone within a shorter range, thanks to the Mavic Pro’s dual-band Wi-Fi.

The Mavic Pro with its long-range remote controller