DJI just announced the successor of the ubiquitous Mavic Air which is now over two years old. The long-awaited and highly rumored Mavic Air 2 boasts a brand new 48MP sensor alongside a Quad Bayer filter.
The larger 1/2” sensor enables 4K recording up to 60fps, 1080p video up to 240fps as well as 8K Hyperlapse videos. Both photos and videos can be captured in HDR for more dynamic results using D-Cinelike or Normal picture profiles.
The footage can be saved to 8GB of internal storage and on optional SD cards up to 256GB in size. The field of view (84°) and aperture (f/2.8) of the built-in lens, on the other hand, are essentially the same as on the original Mavic Air.
Apparently, the DJI Mavic Air 2 is larger and heavier than its predecessor. Unlike the latter, though, the newcomer weighs in at 570g (up from 430g) and also comes equipped with a larger battery with 3,500mAh capacity. It also has a mechanical 3-axis gimbal that helps compensate for camera shakes and unwanted jitters during flight.
Unsurprisingly, the battery enhancement increases the flight time of the Air 2 to 34 minutes which is a significant bump from the 21 minutes that the original Air can achieve. The maximum speed of the Mavic Air 2 remains the same, 68.4 km/h, but the maximum descent is bumped up to 5 m/s.
It’s also worth mentioning that Mavic Air 2 supports OcuSync 2.0 out of the box. In essence, the feature creates a more reliable long-distance connection and enables the use of the DJI Goggles.
The newly designed remote controller of the device features an ergonomic design for a more comfortable grip and boasts an impressively long battery life of 240 minutes. The new clamp makes attaching smartphones fast and easy, while integrated antennas significantly improve user experience.
Other notable features on the Mavic Air 2 include a downward-facing LED landing light, AirSense technology, APAS 3.0 obstacle avoidance, intelligent return-to-home, and a wide range of intelligent flight modes including ActiveTrack 3.0, Point of Interest 3.0, Spotlight 2.0 and more.
DJI Mavic Air 2 Highlights
New 48MP 1/2″Quad Bayer Sensor
4K Video up to 60fps, 1080p slow-motion up to 240fps at
8K Hyperlapse Videos
Quad Bayer filter
3-Axis Gimbal-Stabilized Camera
OcuSync 2.0 Support
GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
Downward-facing LED landing light
APAS 3.0 obstacle avoidance
Intelligent return-to-home Mode
Maximum Speed: 68.4 km/h
Maximum Flight Time: 34 minutes
DJI Mavic Air is now available for pre-order selling for $799. You can also purchase the Fly More bundle that besides the Mavic Air 2 itself includes a shoulder bag, ND filters, charging hub, and three batteries. For more information and specs, head over to DJI’s official website or use the links below.