The DJI Mavic Air 2 has been finally out almost two years since its predecessor.

DJI pretty much brought improvements in all areas for the DJI Mavic Air 2. For starters, this compact drone now features a 1/2-inch 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, which outputs 12-megapixel images with pixel-binning just like most smartphones.

The company will be using more software to improve image quality. There’s the SmartPhoto feature that utilizes scene analysis and deep learning that easily picks between HDR, Hyperlight, and scene recognition modes.

HDR mode works as is — it takes seven images with different exposures to improve the dynamic range. Hyperlight is basically the night mode on phones, where it takes a long exposure shot and let the software clean the image. Lastly, the scene recognition can recognize if you’re shooting sunsets, landscapes, etc. and apply the right adjustments for a more vibrant photo.

The DJI Mavic Air 2 also gets to have 4K video recording, with up to 60fps of frame rates at 120Mbps. This feature used to be limited to DJI’s more expensive and large drones. The latest camera can also take slow-mo videos of up to 240fps at 1080p resolution. HDR is now also available in video recording.

8K Hyperlapse videos also make its way to the DJI Mavic Air 2. For easier use, users can choose between four different modes: Free movement, circle, courselock, and waypoints. There are also a lot of pre-programmed flight maneuvers to choose from.


FocusTrack is also present, which is currently the best tracking system on any DJI drone, and is expected to their upcoming products in the future. It’s available in three modes: ActiveTrack 3.0 that uses advanced mapping tech and new flight path algorithms; Point of Interest 3.0 with improved surface recognition; and lastly, Spotlight 2.0 that follows a subject on the frame while maintaining access to movement control.

Moreover, the DJI Mavic Air 2 has an increased flight time of 34-minutes, thanks to the improved motors, battery, aerodynamics, and more.

The OcuSync 2.0 transmission has also improved the HD feed with longer range of up to 10km. Plus, the new obstacle sensors in the front and back, with the help of the new Advanced Pilot Assistance System 3.0, will improve safety. Extra sensors and auxiliary lights are added on the bottom for improved landing.

It’s also the first drone to have AirSense, which warns the user if an aircraft is nearby.


Lastly, there’s the improved controller. There’s a slot on the bottom for you to easily tuck the joysticks in, so you won’t lose it. Plus, the phone mount is retractable on the top, which can accommodate pretty much all smartphone sizes.


Standard Package and Fly More

The DJI Mavic Air 2 Standard Package retails for USD799 (~Php30,400). While the Fly More package is at USD988 (~Php49,900) and comes with a charging hub, carrying bag, ND filters, and three extra batteries.

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