How to Use the Camera for a DJI Mavic Pro Drone

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use your DJI drone's camera.

1 Safety First

As with all Drone flying, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you are properly registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, or qualify to fly without registration.
  • Make sure you have permission to fly from the person or group that owns the land you'll be over.
  • Make sure you are in-touch with the control tower before flying near an airport.
  • Make sure there's no obstructions, such as power lines or trees, above your flight area that could cause problems.
  • Make sure there's no one below your flight area that could be hurt.
  • Make sure you are not near government infrastructure or other sensitive properties.
  • Make sure the weather is safe to fly in.
  • Make sure you keep your drone in your sight at all times, and get help from an observer if necessary.
For more detailed information, please visit:
http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

2 Extra Storage

The camera on your DJI Mavic Pro has a very high amount of detail, and does require a microSD card in the drone to capture that full resolution and detail.

Without an SD card, the photos and videos will be captured from the live-stream going to your display mounted on the remote control, but losing some of the quality.

With a microSD card inserted into your drone, they will be stored on the drone, at much higher detail and resolution.

The microSD cards used in the DJI Mavic Pro drone are required to have a Class 10 or UHS-1 rating.

The slot where you can insert the microSD card is located on the right side of the drone.
SD Card inserted in side of drone.

? How would you like to use the camera?

  1. To take photos
  2. To record videos

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to use your DJI drone's camera.

As with all Drone flying, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you are properly registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, or qualify to fly without registration.
  • Make sure you have permission to fly from the person or group that owns the land you'll be over.
  • Make sure you are in-touch with the control tower before flying near an airport.
  • Make sure there's no obstructions, such as power lines or trees, above your flight area that could cause problems.
  • Make sure there's no one below your flight area that could be hurt.
  • Make sure you are not near government infrastructure or other sensitive properties.
  • Make sure the weather is safe to fly in.
  • Make sure you keep your drone in your sight at all times, and get help from an observer if necessary.
For more detailed information, please visit:
http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/

The camera on your DJI Mavic Pro has a very high amount of detail, and does require a microSD card in the drone to capture that full resolution and detail.

Without an SD card, the photos and videos will be captured from the live-stream going to your display mounted on the remote control, but losing some of the quality.

With a microSD card inserted into your drone, they will be stored on the drone, at much higher detail and resolution.

The microSD cards used in the DJI Mavic Pro drone are required to have a Class 10 or UHS-1 rating.

The slot where you can insert the microSD card is located on the right side of the drone.
SD Card inserted in side of drone.

To better assist you, please answer this question.
  1. With your mobile device connected to the remote control, use the camera view on the mobile device as a view finder.
    Smartphone connected to remote control showing camera view.
  2. Position the drone and aim the camera view with the control sticks.
    Control sticks highlighted on remote control.
  3. Turn the gimbal dial below the left shoulder of remote control to tilt the camera.
    Gimbal dial highlighted on left shoulder of remote control.
  4. Press the shutter button on the right shoulder of the remote control to take a shot.
    Shutter button highlighted on right shoulder of remote control.
  1. Launch the DJI GO 4 app on your mobile device.
    DJI GO 4.
  2. Aim your camera view using the on screen controls.
  3. Make sure the camera is set to photo shooting mode.
    Camera mode option highlighted in mobile app.
  4. Tap the shutter button to take a shot.
    Shutter button highlighted in mobile app.

While using gesture controls, you can instruct your drone to take photos for you.

Make a frame sign with your fingers in front of your face above your chin to take a photo. Once the gesture is recognized the front lights on the drone will start flashing for three seconds until the shot is taken.
Gesture used for drone to take selfie.

To better assist you, please answer this question.
  1. With your mobile device connected to the remote control, use the camera view on the mobile device as a view finder.
    Smartphone connected to remote control showing camera view.
  2. Position the drone and aim the camera view with the control sticks.
    Control sticks highlighted on remote control.
  3. Turn the gimbal dial below the left shoulder of remote control to tilt the camera.
    Gimbal dial highlighted on left shoulder of remote control.
  4. Press the shutter button on the right shoulder of the remote control to take a shot.
    Record button highlighted on left shoulder of remote control.
  1. Launch the DJI GO 4 app on your mobile device.
    DJI GO 4.
  2. Aim your camera view using the on screen controls.
  3. Make sure the camera is set to video recording mode.
    Camera mode option highlighted in mobile app.
  4. Tap the record button to start recording. Tap it again to stop recording.
    Record button highlighted in mobile app.
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