Yeah, ok, I’m in love. This is one of those times where it’s worthwhile to spend the extra money on the premium product, if you can.
Having this drone takes away a lot of the stress of travelling with a drone. The main issue I was concerned with about the Mi 4K was the size: since it is a lot more bigger and intrusive I was concerned customs may have issues bringing it into other countries. But yeah, my budget for buying a 4K camera for my b-roll went out the window with that one. Guess that’ll have to wait.
The one thing I didn’t consider before buying it is that it is SO SMALL that I can’t launch it off of mid length grass or mulch or many surfaces because the blades would hit. A drone with taller landing gear can take off in more places. A flat surface is an absolute must (or launching from your hand, but that can be dangerous and I do not recommend).
I’m going to try and get a couple more videos up before my trip including a vlog talking about the trip planning, a new surprise action cam review and hopefully the video quality comparison between the Mi Drone and the Mavic Air.
Mi Drone (bigger, cheaper, but good video quality):