After releasing the Mavic Mini a little over six months ago, DJI has a new drone for enthusiasts. The Mavic Air 2 is a much improved and advanced drone system with higher quality footage and flight time capabilities. Read more below.
Features 4K/60fps Video, 48MP Photo, and up to 34 minutes max flight time
Ability to fly farther with more accurate video transmission and steering
Mavic Air 2 Notable Features
The Mavic Air 2 is a powerful drone for the price. Major quality and safety improvements have been made by DJI including:
High quality 4K/60fps video and cinematic 8K hyperlapse capabilities
Longer 34 minute max flight time and 240 minute max RC battery life
APAS 3.0 Obstacle Avoidance and OcuSync 2.0 10km 1080p/30fps Video Transmission
Safer steering, visibility, and flight
Focus tracking and focus locking for better cinematic aerial shots
HEVC (H.265) video codec which records more information from H.264 and also takes up less space
Watch the full video demo of the new Mavic Air 2:
Mavic Air 2 weighs 570g and measures at 183×253×77 mm when unfolded. The drone has a max ascent speed of 4 m/s and a max descent speed of 3 m/s, unless you’re in S Mode which can get up to 5 m/s.
The drone can go up to 5000 m above sea level when flying and has a max flight distance of over 18 kilometers!
Contains a GPS+GLONASS satellite system and 8GB internal storage.
The camera has a 1/2″ CMOS sensor with Effective Pixels: 12 MP and 48 MP. Has an 84° field of view with an Equivalent Focal Length: 24 mm and Aperture: f/2.8. Max photo resolution of 48 MP 8000×6000 pixels.
Photo formats of JPEG/DNG (RAW) with D-Cinelike, Normal color profiles. Video formats MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC) with 120 Mbps max bitrate. This drone supports a microSD with capacity of up to 256 GB.
QuickShots is a feature on Mavic Air 2 drones that allows you to capture cinematic video clips automatically. The drone will plan and fly a complicated aerial route to capture professional quality clips.
These are the QuickShots modes:
Dronie: flies away and up into the air from original subject
Circle: rotates in a 360 degree circle around the original subject
Helix: rotates in a full circle and lifts up around the original subject
Rocket: drone travels upward like a rocket and pans down at original subject
Boomerang: drone goes away from original subject then boomerangs back
Asteroid: drone shoots up and far away from original subject
Image below shows an example of how the Asteroid QuickShots feature works. The drone starts on the subject and then shoots up into the sky and far away. Watch all the QuickShots examples on DJI’s website.
Pricing and Availability
The purchase includes: Mavic 2 Aircraft, Remote Controller, Battery and Battery Charger, AC Power Cable, Low Noise Propellers, RC Cables, and a gimbal protector, along with some other cables and parts.