Two and a half years after the release of the Mavic Air drone, DJI introduced a new proprietary drone model that received a number of technological improvements. The compact aircraft with an advanced camera module is equipped with a scene recognition function for photographs, prepared for night landings, and is not afraid of various air obstacles.
DJI Mavic Air 2 has a 48-megapixel camera with an f/2.8 aperture and support for Quad Bayer technology. By default, the sensor takes 12-megapixel photos, similar to smartphones with the same module, but it is also able to shoot in full resolution. In addition, the new product can record 4K @ 60 fps video. The HDR function is available for both video (up to 4K @ 30 fps) and panoramic photos. The camera also supports 8K shooting, but this mode will only be available with the corresponding software update at the end of June 2020.
Thanks to the support of AirSense technology, the drone detects and warns the operator about other aircraft nearby, and the ActiveTrack 3.0 function and obstacle sensors allow the drone to avoid collisions in the air. The auxiliary security system and built-in lighting elements are designed for landing at night.
The autonomy of the new product is up to 34 minutes of flight, and the connection with the remote control is responsible for OccuSync 2.0 technology (2.4/5.8 GHz) in conjunction with the proprietary controller. The maximum horizontal speed of the device weighing 570 grams reaches 68.4 km/h.
DJI Mavic Air 2 is already available for pre-order at $799 and will go on sale on May 11 this year. In an expanded package that includes filters for the lens, a carry bag, a charger, and three batteries, the new product will cost buyers $988.