I had the mavic pro and all i had out of the box were issues. The smart controller is a necessity, as i can’t count how many times my phone hadn’t been charged enough to fly my drone or that the app kept shutting off in mid flight takes practice, but is fun to use 9. Music. I use this product to document construction and to get an aerial view of farms. The one feature i would like is to do a commentary as i shoot and have it recorded on the drone sim very easy to fly. Nice features sufficient battery life. The smart controller is worth every penny, no more messing around with a clunky in ipad or trying to get an iphone to stay on the bottom of the original controller. Only to have a small area of vision, hands down. Dji knows how to build an incredible drone. Fantastic, having had a spark in there, this king of the hill does not disappoint. It flies great and i wouldn’t shy away from it as a beginner. Dji has this down to an art and speaking of the photos and video quality is amazing, especially shooting in raw and editing in photoshop hard to take a bad photo. Really i debated the pro and zoom and glad i went with pro there’s no benefit to zoom that you can imitate and post emo. The battery life really makes this a joy. Take all the time you need to frame up a shot or take a couple passes and video Music.

The new waypoint function is fantastic. Can’T find a single flaw with this drone. If you can stomach the price, the smart controller i debated and glad i went for it – yes, it’s much more visible than phone, but just enough to be better, i still wrestle with direct sun but it’s now usable. In those conditions, the real advantage is it’s ease of use, no more fumbling around with phone and cable and awkward clasps boots up quickly and you’re off range is incredible. I do think the price is about 200 more than it should be, but glad i have it and enjoy it.