Mavic Air 2 is a perfect combination of two worlds. It is affordable and isn’t as expensive as other high-end drones, yet it somehow packs features that are as good as that of a high-end device. This is for people who already have experience flying drones. This is for people who want to take their aerial adventures to the next level without spending a fortune. Let’s sneak a peek at what this has in store for you.
The DJI Mavic Air 2 is completely redesigned from the previous model, the Mavic Mini. It looks like a smaller version of the Mavic 2 Pro, only in some ways it’s actually better. There are some features here that make the Mavic Air 2 quite a bit more powerful than the Mavic 2 Pro. It shares that same aesthetic as the Mavic 2 Pro. It is a bit larger and heavier than the Mavic Mini but it somehow manages to feel small and compact. This is in fact twice as heavy as the Mavic Mini weighing in it at 321g heavier than the Mavic Mini, which puts the Mavic Air 2 at 570g. Yet it is 40% lighter than the Mavic 2 Pro.
This time around the controller has an entirely new design, it’s a little bit bigger than before and the phone now attaches to the top of the controller to act as a screen instead of the bottom. The controller has a very ergonomic fit and it doesn’t feel like it’s flimsy like in the previous models and it has a very good battery life.
One of the biggest features for the Mavic Air 2 to have those previous models didn’t was switching from Wi-Fi to Ocusync 2.0 which basically means that it’s going to allow you to fly your drone much further. For comparison, the Mavic Mini has a range of about 2.5 miles/4 kilo-meters assuming you were in an open area, whereas the new Mavic Air 2 has a range of about 6.2 miles/10 kilometers which is probably more than you’ll need. And you don’t have to worry about being in an open area or not, connection issues will no longer be a problem.
Air Sense feature allows the drone to detect if other drones or aircraft are flying in the area so you’ll get a warning on your controller to avoid obstacles in its path. It does this using 2 additional sensors, one on the front and one on the back.
They have also added an improved Active Track feature that allows you a track a specified subject like a car or a moving person doing active sports, this feature will help you get perfect locked-in shots with ease.
The DJI Mavic Air 2 can be operated at a temperature range of -10 to 40 °C, and you can also find an LED light at the bottom of the drone to help the film in the dark.
The DJI Mavic Air 2 comes with a 3-axis Gimbal and it can take 48-megapixel photos thanks to its large ½ inch CMOS camera sensor. That is insane! Aerial photography with 48-megapixels ensures that you get truly incredible shots. With this high megapixel count, you can snap a wide photo and crop it and still have a really high-resolution image.
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The live feed that is being transmitted from the drone to your controller can be viewed in Full-HD (1080p) at 30fps. Another impressive feature that the Mavic Air 2 has is the versatility to shoot videos at 1080p, 2.7K and even in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution at 60 fps! You can’t do that in a Mavic 2 Pro, it’s actually only available otherwise in the Phantom 4 Pro which is a high-end drone. If that doesn’t get you going then check this out. This drone is capable of shooting hyper lapses in 8K resolution! Slow-motion videos can also be captured at 120 fps and you can go up to 240 fps at a resolution of Full HD.
Another plus you’ll really like about the Mavic Air 2 is that it has a whopping 34 minutes of battery life which is incredible when it comes to drones thanks to its massive 3500mah battery whereas the previous model has only 21 minutes.