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DJI Mavic Air QuickShot Modes

DJI Mavic AirThe DJI Mavic Air is a truly special drone, capable of fantastic photography and videography, which follows in the footsteps of the DJI drones that came before it. The Quick shot camera modes that come with the Mavic Air allow pilots to capture stunning visuals, giving them the ability to uniquely photograph the world. These fun camera modes give novice and expert pilots alike a generous arsenal of shooting tools. Discover each of these amazing flight modes and how they can add to your flying experience.


To fly your DJI Mavic Air using the QuickShot Modes, first turn on the aircraft and ensure it is connected to your mobile device or remote controller.

1. While in flight, tap the Intelligent Flight Mode icon on the left of the screen.

2. Tap 'QuickShot.'

3. Ensure you are flying in 'P Mode' with a sufficient GPS signal.

4. Fly in an open area free of obstructions. 

QuickShot Modes

There are 4 QuickShot modes that DJI Spark owners will be familiar with, which we detail below.

To get started, select a subject for your shot by tapping it or drawing a box around it (just like with ActiveTrack).

At the bottom of the screen you'll see 4 icons, each representing one quick shot:


DJI Spark QuickShot Rocket
  • Rocket- Ascend with the camera pointing downward, revealing a unique perspective from above. Rocket is a great way to create a dramatic reveal of the subject, beginning with a small area of focus and widening out to display the subject and its surroundings in its entirety by flying 40 meters directly upward. 
DJI Spark QuickShot Dronie
  • Dronie- Fly backward and upward, with the camera locked on your subject, creating an epic shot that captures the big perspective of the world around the subject. This is the quintessential drone shot replicated countless times over the years since the inception of commercial drones. An oldie and a goodie, the dronie is an exciting way to provide context for the subject of a particular shot. 
DJI Spark QuickShot Circle
  • Circle- Keeps the subject locked in the center of the frame, as the Spark automatically flies a circle around it. Perfect for stationary objects or moving ones, circle provides complete coverage, allowing viewers to see the action from all angles. 
DJI SPark QuickShot Helix
  • Helix- Starts close to the subject before flying up, away, and around in larger and larger circles. This exciting mode unveils the scene in pieces, slowly revolving and spiraling to give a dramatic feel to any video. 


In addition to the 4 QuickShots above, DJI has brought in two brand new Quickshot modes:

Boomerang (below), circles the subject to show the expansive world around them. 

Asteroid (below), provides a dramatic angle on the world, coupling video and a spherical photo for a dramatic experience unlike any other. 


Camera Functions

In addition to the Quickshots, DJI has debuted two exciting new camera functions. Horizontal, Vertical, and 180° panoramas have been added to the mix, allowing you the ability to snap some truly breathtaking pictures. The phenomenal software on the Mavic Air allows it to stitch 25 photos together in a brisk 8 seconds to form crystal-clear 32 MP Sphere panoramas. Plus, pilots can truly immerse themselves in their works of art thanks to DJI Goggles. 

Slow motion video is now achieveable, with support for recording 1080p 120 fps slow-motion video that creates a truly dynamic perspective. 

See all of the DJI Mavic Air Quickshot modes in this helpful video: 




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