Global Drone maker, Dji has announced the Mavic Air 2, the successor to the original Mavic Air which was released two and a half years ago. Mavic Air 2 comes with a design which strikes a resemblance with the Mavic 2 Pro, it comes with OccSync 2.0 transmission technology, features a bigger camera sensor, up to 34 minutes of flight time and it comes with an all-new controller.
The aircraft has a half-inch Quad Bayer sensor with Sony IMX586 48MP camera found in recent flagship smartphones. It captures 12MP images by default but has features which allows it to capture images to the full resolution. The camera has a fixed f/2.8 aperture unlike the Mavic 2 Pro with a variable aperture.
For videos, it is capable of shooting 4k at 60fps which is the first of its kind of Dji consumer drone, it is expected the Pro lineup will get this update soon. It shoots standard and HDR videos at 4k 30fps and HDR panorama photos. It also shoots time-lapse at 8K.
It comes with AirSense, a feature which scans and warns operators of nearby aircrafts to avoid collision. Only the units selling in North America has this and the European units will do without that now but the units with Airsense will still be coming to Europe and other regions this summer.
It comes with Active Track 3.0, obstacle avoidance sensor at the front and back. It also has bottom facing sensors and LED lights which makes it easy to land in low light conditions.
The Mavic Air 2 uses the Dji Fly app just like the Mavic Mini. It comes with pre-programmed shot styles such as Asteroid, Circle, Helix and many more which makes it easy to fly for beginners.
It is available for preorder and will start shipping in the US starting from 11th May. The basic package comes at $799 while the Fly More Combo which includes Polar Pro ND filters costs $988.