DJI’s new Mavic Air 2 has a modern camera and much lasting flying time
DJI’s new Mavic Air 2 has a modern camera and much lasting flying time. After introducing the first Mavic Air 2 years ago, DJI is announcing its replacement: the Mavic Air 2. It follows a greater picture sensor, trench Wi-Fi for DJI’s own OccuSync transmission discovery, has as long as 34 minutes of flight time, and is bundled with a totally improved controller.
The Mavic Air 2 is available for preorder commencing today for $799 and will begin shipping on May 11th in the US. The Fly More bundle, which, for the first time, incorporates ND filters (finally) along with a carrying bag, prop guards, charging hub, and three batteries will be available for $988.
DJI also touts this as its most active and safest drone yet. It comes with preprogrammed scene detection modes for photos that include snow, trees, grass, blue skies, sunsets, and sunrises. All of DJI’s independent flying modes are getting a performance update, as well.
The new sensor inside the Mavic Air 2 is a half-inch, “Quad Bayer” sensor. It’s like the 48-megapixel sensor that has been obtainable in cell phones for as far back as year or two. As a matter of course, it catches a 12-megapixel picture, yet it’s conceivable to previews utilizing the full goals. The sensor is behind a fixed 28mm (proportional) f/2.8 focal point.
For video, the Air 2 can shoot 4K footage at up to 60fps. It also has HDR capabilities for video (up to 4K 30fps) and HDR panorama photos. The Mavic Air 2 is also capable of exporting 8K time-lapse videos, nevertheless, not all modes will support 8K at launch and are expected to be available around the end of June.
In terms of the design, the new Mavic Air 2 is slightly bigger and heavier than the prior period but still looks like a smaller sibling to the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. All three drones finally share a similar design language — gray housing — and now look more like part of a lineup.
Ultimately, the new, slightly bigger controller doesn’t have visible antennas sticking out on top of the controller. Instead, that area is now used for a spring-loaded phone mount.