Get a mount that you can use your phone in a case. Night and day difference between these two drones. Size obviously is one thing, but the Air is just a more refined, capable machine. I, like you, love the controller for the Karma, but that is the only real area where I think it bests any other drone. I do have one other thing I like more and that is just the FOV, but that is camera (not drone) specific. That is also a preference, not one that is actually better necessarily.A couple of initial impressions.
Obviously it is much smaller than my Karma:
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Here it is, sitting on top of my karma battery. The whole thing with battery weighs about the same.
I like the size. First flight was in my living room. Very easy to hand launch and catch.
I will miss the Karma Controller when using this drone. I hate having to plug my phone into this thing. First of all, the phone will not fit with my case on. Secondly, the phone does not charge while plugged into the controller. Just one more battery I have to pay attention to.
Yeah...I've been wearing my wife down for quite a while... I really like the Karma, but with international travel... and frequent outdoor adventures, I'm just not a fan of lugging that thing around on my back. I was really looking for something more portable.Guy I work with has a Mavic Pro 2, and I've been eyeing a Mavic Air for quite some time. I pulled the trigger and bought a Karma because of the price. For the price of one Mavic, I got a GoPro Hero 5, Karma, Karma Grip, two batteries, 5 broken Karma drones (going to break them down for spare parts), and four sets of blades.
Maybe in a couple years when I can pick up a Mavic Air for less. I am fundamentally cheap
I think DJI products are put on a pedestal, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have flaws or that the Karma isn’t a good drone.Congrats shon... im appreciating reading these feedbacks, im sure most if not all of us eye dji’s and it helps to have a beta tester! Cheers m8
For me there is this thing in my head where I'm very aware of the dollar value of what I'm currently flying. There is a threshold for me at a thousand bucks where it becomes very different and I get very nervous flying. This is why I rarely fly my H with Real Sense. It's stupid, I've already paid the price for it and sitting in a case doesn't secure its value, but I'm very aware of it. The Evo was just a smidge lower than a grand, but it is my fave drone that I fly the most (and it's not even close).Yeah...I've been wearing my wife down for quite a while... I really like the Karma, but with international travel... and frequent outdoor adventures, I'm just not a fan of lugging that thing around on my back. I was really looking for something more portable.
My wife finally said I could pick any drone I wanted. I showed her the Mavic 2 series, and she would have been okay with either drone. I can't say that I wasn't tempted... Ultimately, I really would have had difficulty picking between the two...and I also just couldn't justify the price difference. My heart was set primarily on portability and this is a very portable drone.