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Getting a New Drone?

With the release of the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic Pro, are any of you considering buying one? Or maybe getting a different one?

I am selling my Phantom 3 Advanced and preordered the Mavic Pro.
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Looking at getting a Mavic - but haven't checked out all it's features yet.

Karma versus Mavic should be very interesting.
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Looking at getting a Mavic - but haven't checked out all it's features yet.

Karma versus Mavic should be very interesting.
For me the Mavic is a no brainer between the two.

Karma still requires a dedicated bag that is just an additional piece of luggage I'd need to lug around while traveling. The Mavic can slide right into my backpack along with my laptop/all my other gear. That to me makes it indispensable.

Video and photo quality will likely be better on the Karma due to the GoPro, but early tests show great footage from the Mavic. I am no professional photo/videographer so it will definitely be good for my purposes.
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With the release of the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic Pro, are any of you considering buying one? Or maybe getting a different one?

I am selling my Phantom 3 Advanced and preordered the Mavic Pro.
I've had my eyes on the Yi Erida & as soon as it's available I'll hop on it.

http://xiaomi-mi.com/news-and-action...st-tri-copter/
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I've had my eyes on the Yi Erida & as soon as it's available I'll hop on it.

http://xiaomi-mi.com/news-and-action...st-tri-copter/
Any particular reason you're choosing this one? I've never heard of it just curious. Reading its supposed to be the fastest drone but since I do photo/video I don't really need top speed. Anything else you like it?
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I'm in for a Mavic. I even know a gopro employee that can get me a discount on a karma. The portability is just to appealing. I need a drone that doesn't get in the way of my life. The karma does two things well, but the Mavic does one thing amazingly.
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Looking at diving into this thing as well. From initial impressions, looks like the Mavic is better. Some say the GoPro cameras have slacked off in terms of PQ while the DJIs have caught up with them and have surpassed them.
Mavic is $1k and it has everything, camera and all. Karma is $800 but no camera yet but it has the stabilizer stick with it. Mavic is smaller though so easier to lug around.
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Looking at diving into this thing as well. From initial impressions, looks like the Mavic is better. Some say the GoPro cameras have slacked off in terms of PQ while the DJIs have caught up with them and have surpassed them.
Mavic is $1k and it has everything, camera and all. Karma is $800 but no camera yet but it has the stabilizer stick with it. Mavic is smaller though so easier to lug around.
The Karma I don't believe will lock on to the subject and follow, but the latest GoPro camera should be very good. And they have 'bundle' pricing.

Will the tiny Mavic be more susceptible to wind? I saw one test video where it seemed to handle wind quite well when landing.
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The Karma I don't believe will lock on to the subject and follow, but the latest GoPro camera should be very good. And they have 'bundle' pricing.

Will the tiny Mavic be more susceptible to wind? I saw one test video where it seemed to handle wind quite well when landing.
Just watch the latest casey neistat video on youtube. He flies the mavic out in some pretty strong winds. commenters are saying he doesn't have it focused right so ignore the video quality.
[u2b]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw4jDjYnR0U[/u2b]
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Really liking the removable gimbal of the GoPro Karma. Also already own a couple GoPro cameras. Karma looks compact enough, I don't necessarily need to put a drone in my pocket. Mavic does have a longer flight time though. But if Karma ends up having better image, then I can overlook that. Need to see some side by side tests done.
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Just watch the latest casey neistat video on youtube. He flies the mavic out in some pretty strong winds. commenters are saying he doesn't have it focused right so ignore the video quality.
[u2b]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw4jDjYnR0U[/u2b]
Thanks, was watching his Mavic video last night.
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Unfortunately the Mavic doesn't even come close to the video quality of the DJI 4
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Unfortunately the Mavic doesn't even come close to the video quality of the DJI 4
You didn't read the comment above.

He doesn't have the camera focused properly...read his Twitter timeline where he says he mistakenly didn't set the focus to infinity. Massive impact on quality. There is a guy out there on one of the forums that posted the raw 4k video and its extremely sharp.
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