DJI recently announced the much anticipated Mavic Air 2 drone. It boasts an impressive feature set over its predecessor, with a whopping 48-megapixel 1/2″ sensor, 4K 60fps video, HDR video, a 10-kilometre range and a rather substantial 34-minute flight time. But how well does it actually work? How does it feel to use?
Well, with all the lockdown in place around the world at the moment, it’s difficult for those who have units to really get out and give it a good try. But in this video, iPhonedo does what he can, showing us what comes included with the kit, some footage shot with the camera and some tests of how the various tracking modes work (wich some very impressive obstacle avoidance).
As with its predecessor, the Mavic Air 2 features a 3-axis motorised gimbal, with a 24mm full-frame equivalent lens with an aperture of f/2.8. It has obstacle avoidance and depth sensors on all sides except the top with DJI’s latest APAS 3 collision avoidance which seems to work extremely well if the demonstration in the video is anything to go by.
It looks like a very suitable successor to the original Mavic Air (which has now seen a bit of a price drop) and I think the product line is finally at a place now where I might actually consider picking one up at some point. It can wait until after the lockdowns are over, though.
Have you pre-ordered yours yet?