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DJI launches Mavic Air 2

DJI launches Mavic Air 2

DJI has launched the Mark II version of the Mavic Air and it includes some features of its flagship drone. The DJI Mavic Air 2 has a nice foldable and hence portable frame and has a good camera. The sensor of the DJI Mavic Air2 is ½” and has an interesting 8K hyperlapse time-lapse mode. However, it doesn’t have 8K video like the Autel drone which had been teased a few months ago.

DJI Mavic Air 2 specifications:

Sensor: ½” CMOS sensor

Video resolution: 4K 60p and 1080p 240fps

Stills: 48 MP stills

ISO for Video: 100-6400
ISO for Photo (12 MP): 100-3200 (Auto) and 100-6400 (Manual)
ISO for Photo (48 MP): 100-1600 (Auto) and100-3200 (Manual)

HDR mode: High dynamic range mode available for both stills and video. From the high-performance Quad Bayer image sensor, a single frame separates exposure levels in different areas to accurately capture details in light and dark areas. Then images are layered to create a colorful, balanced, and eye-catching picture with higher dynamic range.

Smart photo mode: Mavic Air 2 features SmartPhoto, which integrates scene recognition, HyperLight, and HDR into one mode for optimal results. Scene recognition optimizes different camera parameters for various scenes and supports intelligent recognition of five categories: sunset, skies, grass, snow, and trees.

Storage: 8 gb internal, external SD cards upto 256 Gb can be used

Flight time: Max 34 mins (depends on ideal conditions). 3500mAh battery

Flight speed: Max flight speed of 68kmph in sport mode

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 5000 m

Max Flight Distance: 18.5 km

Battery life: 240 mins max RC battery life

Obstacle avoidance: APAS 3.0 (Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems) obstacle avoidance utilizes an advanced mapping technology for smooth following and reliable obstacle avoidance in complex scenarios.

Mavic Air 2 perceives its environment in three directions: forward, backward, and downward. An auxiliary light improves visibility, and the extra layer of security that obstacle avoidance provides is ideal for pushing the limits of what is possible. According to DJI, in forward direction the vision sensor is accurate upto 22meters and 23.6 meters in backward direction. For downward there is an infrared vision sensor. The auxiliary light assists with visual positioning, safe landing, and visibility in the air. It can be turned on and off manually.

ActiveTrack 3.0: In this mode the DJI Mavic Air 2 follows a target while avoiding obstacles and can also identify the target once it is lost.
Spotlight 2.0: In this mode you can lock the camera on a subject and fly freely and the camera will always keep the subject in focus.

POI 3.0: This mode keeps the camera centred and then creates an automated path to fly around the target

Video transmission: Ocusync 2.0 10km range with 1080p @30fps transmission

Colour profile: D-Cinelike flat color profile retains more information for post-processing.

Video Codec: HEVC (H.265) video codec records more image information, uses less storage, and preserves the dynamic range and detail.

Max bit rate: 120 Mbps

Signal: Mavic Air 2 supports 2.4/5.8GHz dual-frequency communication and automatically switches to the best channel with the lowest interference in real time. This significantly improves the aircraft’s anti-interference ability in challenging environments, increasing flight safety.

Weight: 570g

Size: Folded: 180×97×84 mm (Length×Width×Height)
Unfolded: 183×253×77 mm (Length×Width×Height)

Cost: $799 USD for base version and $988 for Fly More combo

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