Wired posted a retraction

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  1. Casey

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    Oh dear, demand for the Mavic just went back up a notch!


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  3. Todd Reimer

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    Still one of the more positive karma reviews I've seen. Most are trashing it pretty hard.
     
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    Hands up if you were looking for Walt or Jessie in the third test shot there?


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    Looks like the cheque from GoPro didn't clear ;)
     
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    Funny how he stil glossed over obstacle avoidance, indoor flight, vision positioning, flight modes, range, etc.
     
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    an honest mistake and he wasnt the first to make it.. :)

    i also dont think its shallow DOF the mavic suffers from.. i think its just relatively soft and fuzzy when you move away from the center of the image.. pretty good for the small camera/gimbal size but in truth its a tad lacking.. we cant have it all ways however much we would like to.. he he

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  8. Nathan Hoover

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    I guess it's good he posted the retraction but still - what was with not explaining the gimbal calibration that's so easy on the Mavic? I think he still comes off as a noob. There are far more informative reviews available.
     
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    He still likes the karma better but thinks the Mavic is the better drone. Putz
     
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    The Karma seems to have horizon issues too, but there doesn't seem to be a way to adjust it other than reboot presumably.
    Everyone here knew about need to focus about a month ago.
     
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    Hard to believe that he didn't know about the tap-to-focus feature. My guess is that DJI will introduce autofocus in a software update at some point. As a photographer, I see advantages in tap-to-focus leaving some ares somewhat soft. Kind of a depth of field control. As far as dynamic range and such, don't we all use post processing? We'll see if I ever get my MP
     
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    once you put your true feelings out there you can't realistically take them back.He just looks like he's playing both sides

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    Must say as a Hero4 owner the GoPro video is undeniably better in all ways except fish eye effect can be intrusive.
    In simple technical comparison of the file resolution there's no contest, however the gopro is intended primarily as an action camera - for recording action at close range.
    It's not particularly good at expansive landscapes such as you mainly do from the air.
     
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    I hope that GoPro is very successful as we need 3 or 4 contenders in this space.
     
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    This is so true. For action footage such as the MTB rider's POV, the GoPro cameras are fine. Expensive compared to the competition and somewhat buggy and not all that great to use but they take decent footage. Water-proof too and with audio - great. But in a drone, I'm sorry but I HATE the look. I don't care if it's 200mbps I just can't get past the distortion. And if I ever see one shot in wide with that hideously curved horizon, I immediately click thumbs down and move on. Since the P3P, I've preferred the DJI look by a substantial margin. Sure I wish for a higher bit rate, increased dynamic range etc. But not an expensive GoPro action cam that's for sure. (I had a Hero 4 Silver back in the P2 days, before DJI had a decent camera).
     
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