DJI is one of the most lovable and renowned brands when it comes to consumer and commercial drones. DJI has launched some of the best compact and affordable drones under the Mavic series. Recently, DJI introduced the successor of Mavic Air which is the DJI Mavic Air 2. The new drone by DJI has revolutionised the aerial photography and video for creators. Nearly every content creator is stepping up their aerial content creation by using DJI Mavic Air 2. One of the unique features of this drone is that it will allow the pilots to shoot 4K videos at 60fps. All the other drones which were released by DJI under the consumer series offered 4K at 30fps. But the new Mavic Air 2 will completely change the aerial photography and videography work. In this article, we will cover all the specifications and features of the new Mavic Air 2 by DJI.
DJI Mavic Air 2 Photos and Videos
DJI has focused on both the photography and videography aspect to ensure that pilots get some of the most amazing and high-quality aerial cinematography content using Mavic Air 2. Taking about photography, the drone has 1/2-inch CMOS sensor has a 48MP camera which supports a high pixel count for vivid details. In default, the Mavic Air 2 has 12MP camera, but pilots can switch it to 48MP anytime to step up their cinematic game. Apart from this, Mavic Air 2 also features SmartPhoto which integrates various critical features of the drones such as HDR, Hyper Light and Screen recognition to produce the best quality aerial image.
Talking about the videography, it is the first drone in the commercial series of DJI which allows the pilots to record 4K/60fps. Earlier all other drones offered 4K/30fps. But the Mavic Air 2 has undoubtedly increased the bar and pilots will able to slow down 4K footages up to 40%. Mavic Air 2 is also the first drone to offer recording at 240fps which can be slowed down to produce some of the best aerial cinematography content. In case if the pilots want to shoot a fast-moving subject, shooting at 240fps will be a great option.
Another interesting upgrade that this drone gets is the 8K Hyperlapse. The drone supports 8K Hyperlapse, and the DJI Fly app offers various modes which will allow the pilots to easily get stunning Hyperlapse shots and step up their content game.
DJI Mavic Air 2 OcuSync 2.0 has a video transmission distance of up to 10KM. Apart from this, it can also deliver 1080p FHD resolution Livestream directly from the drone camera.
Longer Flight Time
DJI has upgraded the flight time in the new Mavic Air 2. The older Mavic Air offered 21 minutes of flight time. DJI Mavic Air 2 provides 34 minutes of flight time that is extra 13 minutes for flying. For creators, an additional time slot of 13 minutes can do wonders.
Enhanced Obstacle Avoidance
Another intriguing feature of the new DJI Mavic Air 2 is the enhance obstacle avoidance. The new Mavic Air 2 recognise its environment in three directions which are forward, backward and downward. Also, the Mavic Air 2 has special auxiliary light which will provide extra security that would avoid obstacles and allow the pilots to push their creative limits without any fear while recording aerial cinematography content. The new Mavic Air 2 also has advanced pilot assistance systems which ensure that the drone avoids obstacles in a complex environment.
Enhanced Remote Controller
DJI has designed the remote controller of the Mavic Air 2 in the most compact and comfortable way. The newly designed remote controller will offer a longer battery life of around 240 minutes. Apart from this, the new clamp for attaching smartphones have also been designed to improve the user experience while recording aerial cinematography content and give an overall comfortable grip to pilots.
Pricing and Availability of DJI Mavic Air 2
DJI Mavic Air 2 is available in two variants which are the Mavic Air 2 and Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo. The regular Mavic Air 2 is priced at $799. In this customer will get one aircraft, remote control, intelligent battery, battery charger, gimbal protector and pair of spare control sticks. Apart from these customers will also get various cables and low noise propellers.
On the other side, the drone's Fly More Combo is priced at $988. In this customer will get one aircraft, remote controller, battery charger and AC power cable. However, customers will get 3 intelligent batteries with the fly more combo. Apart from this, customers will get various cables and one gimbal protector. To add more in the list, DJI will offer one battery to power bank adapter, battery charging hub, shoulder bag and ND filter set. The ND filter set will include 16/64/256 set, which will help the pilots in adjusting shutter speed and get good content in extreme lighting conditions.
DJI Mavic Air 2 has been a game-changer in the aerial industry. All the major and renowned content creators are switching to this drone because of its amazing specifications and features. Since this drone is the first consumer drone to offer 4k/60fps videos, creators will be able to slow the 4K footages by 60%. Not only this, but 8K Hyperlapse will also add to the creative content. The DJI Fly app will also help the pilots to seamlessly fly without any hassle. In case if the pilots are stepping into the aerial content creation, DJI Fly app will help the creators with various intelligent modes which will produce amazing content with just one click. If you are looking for a drone with amazing features and mid-price range, you must check out the DJI Mavic Air 2.