Table of contents:
- DJI Mavic Air 2 Specifications
- Simple folding and unfolding
- 34 minutes of flight and remote control up to 10 km
- The camera as the essence of the DJI Mavic Air 2
- Key Safety Measures
- A different control design
- DJI Mavic Air 2 Price and Availability
DJI has just introduced its new Mavic Air 2 drone. Next, we will show all the functions that the latest DJI has.
DJI is a company that has become known mainly for the manufacture and marketing of drones, although a few months ago we saw that they were also introduced in the educational field with the arrival of the RoboMaster S1 on the market.
Now DJI has just announced the DJI Mavic Air 2, a high-end drone that has an integrated camera that will allow to record up to 4K at 60 frames per second.
DJI Mavic Air 2 Specifications
Before we learn more about what DJI's new drone is like, let's see what it hides inside.
- Camera: 48 MP, 2.8 focal aperture, with 4K video recording up to 60 fps.
- Connectivity: GPS and GLONASS.
- Storage: 8 GB expandable via MicroSD up to 256 GB.
- Maximum distance: 10 km.
- Maximum speed: 68 km/h.
- Maximum altitude: 500 meters.
- Battery: 3,500 mAh removable (approximately 34 minutes of flight).
- Weight: 570 grams.
- Folded dimensions: 180 x 97 x 84 mm.
- Unfolded dimensions: 183 x 253 x 77 mm.
Simple folding and unfolding
Like other DJI drones, the Mavic Air 2 has the ability to fold up to make it more portable. It should be noted that it will have several accessories in the box:
- DJI Mavic Air 2.
- Interchangeable propellers.
- I send.
- USB Type C to Micro USB Cable.
- USB Type C to Lightning Cable.
- USB A to USB C cable.
Although the drone itself comes with a very complete kit, in this case a transport case is not included to introduce the drone and store it safely. We will have to buy it separately or choose the "Fly More" version, which we will talk about later.
34 minutes of flight and remote control up to 10 km
The autonomy of a drone is a key section in order to know how long we can be flying through the skies. In this case, the battery that would integrate the DJI Mavic Air 2 is 3,500 mAh.
It should be noted that both the drone and us will always know the percentage of the battery in real time When the drone encounters a percentage lower than 20% will indicate that the battery is low and it will automatically return to the point from which it took off.
We can also know exactly where you are thanks to a map that is included in the application to know your position.
The battery would take around 2 hours to recharge, although it is removable and we can get hold of more than one to land the drone, change the battery and enjoy up to 34 minutes of flight time per charge.
The DJI Mavic Air 2 features three flight modes:
- Tripod: Limited to 18 mph, this is a low-speed mode for steadier shots and shots.
- Normal: The speed is about 42 kilometers per hour.
- Sport: The mode where you get the maximum speed, about 68 kilometers per hour.
The ideal is to perform the combination of the three modes, although logically abusing one mode or another would have positive or negative consequences on the drone autonomy.
The camera as the essence of the DJI Mavic Air 2
If the battery is one of the key aspects, for the vast majority it will also be the camera that integrates the drone, through which we can achieve good results from the air.
In this case, the DJI Mavic Air 2 has a 48 MP camera equipped with Quad Pixel technology, that is, the camera would be limited to 12 effective MP. With this 48 MP sensor with a 2.8 focal aperture we can record up to 4K at 60 fps
It should be noted that the camera is equipped with a 3-axis stabilization accompanied by 2 electronic image stabilizers, so one would expect good results at stabilization level. A drone is in constant motion and without this level of stabilization it would be difficult to achieve good results.
You have to keep in mind that it is a drone that can reach up to 10 km away and 500 meters above sea level, so that through the camera we can orient ourselves. On the other hand, through the DJI Fly app we will use different photography modes.
Quickshots is one of the modes that the DJI Mavic Air 2 has, which includes some automated recording formats:
- Rocket: if we use this mode we can configure the drone to rise to a height that we choose, up to 500 meters, and record your ascent.
- Circle: it will record the object in circles at the same speed and altitude that we choose.
- Dronie: the drone will carry out planes forwards and backwards, thus chasing an object that we have marked.
- Helix: it will make planes in the shape of a helix to an object that we select.
- Boomerang: It is a mode with which we can record a certain route through which it will return to the point where it started.
- Asteroid: will take perspective from a height and zoom in on a specific object to make a close-up of it.
As we can see, there are many ways that the DJI Mavic Air 2 will have to take shots without requiring manual control of the drone. Although these will be added to those shots that we can take with our ability.
Key Safety Measures
It is really curious that the DJI Mavic Air 2 does not have any type of protection to prevent the propellers of its four motors from breakingor bump into objects.
DJI has decided to integrate all the security into the drone itself, since it has multiple sensors that will detect objects and through which the drone will not let us pass, unless we deactivate the functionality.
The Mavic Air 2 has GPS and GLONASS, so we can know where the drone is at all times or what it was the last place where your location was recorded in a very precise way.
As we mentioned, the Mavic Air 2 knows the remaining battery percentage it has, so it will calculate when it reaches the battery limit to return to the point where it took off.
It will also show us different problems that could arise while we are in the air, such as very strong gusts of air.
DJI incorporates into the app a functionality called " Geo Zones" through which we will know the limitations of the geographical areas in which we meet and we will know where the drone would be allowed to fly.
Although we already explained what is prohibited and allowed to do with a drone, the map legislation changes radically.
A different control design
DJI seems to abandon very portable and small controllers since, in this case, the Mavic Air 2 controller reaches dimensions much larger more generous than in its previous versions.
It must also be said that the antennas are included integrated into it and that it has a minimalist design, although it has enough buttons and options so that we do not miss any function.
As we have mentioned previously, the box will include several cables with which we can connect our smartphone to see all the information that the app shows us. Our mobile will recharge while it is plugged into the remote.
DJI Mavic Air 2 Price and Availability
As we can imagine, the DJI Mavic Air 2 does not correspond to a cheap drone, since it is a semi-professional drone with which It will be advisable to have previous experience to take advantage of it.
The DJI Mavic Air 2 has a price of 849 euros in its standard version where, as we have mentioned, it has multiple accessories. Although if we want to increase the autonomy of the drone we will have to buy additional batteries separately.
On the other hand, the DJI Mavic Air 2 will have a superior version called “Fly More” in which 2 batteries are included extra, a hub to charge all the batteries at the same time, transport case and filters for the drone camera. This version would have a price of 1,049 euros
The availability of the DJI Mavic Air 2 is not yet known as it can be purchased from today in China, but the rest of the world will have to wait due to the coronavirus. Now, we can reserve it through the DJI website.