My Mavic is sitting in its shipping box in my office ( (delivered yesterday) and I won't get my hands on it till tomorrow afternoon. Speaking purely on my perception of the mountain of videos and reviews I've read. Sounds like the Mavic is king of the hill. Or the P4pro is better but it's so big. There was the app, which sounds pretty good, the removable gimbal sounds great, and buying parts yourself for repair also sounds good.Karma "Co Pilot app" is maybe the only area that gives the Karma a leg up on the Mavic. In his video I get the feeling that it's more of a "support the Karma in the hopes that they bring competition later down the road". If I was a rich man or a Drone blogger I might do that.
I won't disagree that they are both beta platforms, but come on Karma is not even in the same ballpark; and are hardly even playing ball. Anyone with a bit of FPV quad building experience could buy parts now on the open market and build a quad as good as if not better then what the Karma offers. It is absolutely nothing special. They didn't even include a downward ultrasonic sensor or a downward pattern sensor which has been part of ardupilot and available to anyone with a couple dollars since the beginning years ago. Couldn't they at least attempt to innovate to compete?