In our latest video, Josh and Liv share the new features of the new DJI Mavic Air 2 drone and what makes it a game-changer in the drone universe.
Design & Ergonomic
The latest drone only comes in the one colour unlike its previous model which came in 3 different colours and its size is in between the Mavic Mini and Mavic Pro. Like the previous models it comes in a foldable and portable frame with a high-end camera system. When setting up to fly, you will need to charge the batteries and download the new DJI app. It also has a Micro SD card port to store all your shots on and the Fly More Combo come with a ND filter kit which is essential for sunset or landscape shots with your drone.
The design of the remote control is slightly bigger compared to the previous version which offers a better grip and has a button to switch between normal, tripod and sports mode easily. The remote’s joystick is also removable for portability and the improved phone mount simply pops out and has a built in cable to connect your phone to the remote. If you’re not an i-Phone user, additional cables are included in the box and the remote is charged with the USB cable.
You also get battery bank adapter which you can use as a portable battery bank to charge your phone or remote control.
The Mavic Air 2 has a robust 3500mAh battery which can keep flying for up to 34 minutes at a time, at speeds up to 43 mph up to 11.5 miles away. Unlike other drones which uses WiFi connection to control the drone, the Mavic Air 2 has OcuSync 2.0 which allows a stronger connection with your drone when flying and can transmit videos up to full HD so you can see the full image on your phone. Also, with its larger sensors of 48 megapixels it is capable of capturing 8K Hyperlapse time-lapse shots, 4K60 video, 240 fps slow-motion 1080p video, and up to 48MP stills. In addition, both photos and video can be captured in HDR, where seven different images are stitched together with varying exposures resulting in a more dynamic result. Due to its larger sensor the Mavic Air 2 does have better low light capabilities in comparison to the previous models. However if low light is a feature you’re mainly looking for, the Mavic Air pro would be a better option,.
The Mavic Air 2 also has new and improved APAS (Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems) to detect obstacles and reduce the chances of crashing your drone. Helping you capture all this stunning footage is a host of built-in tracking technology called FocusTrack. This combines three different tracking features with abilities that include tracking of subjects and following predetermined flight paths.
The side and top of the Mavic Air 2 doesn’t have any sensors, which is something to be cautious of when flying during tripod mode. Also, during sports mode the sensors do turn off, making the Mavic Air 2 more prone to crashing. It also won’t be able to completely replace a gimbal as it is too light where you may capture jittering, but is fine to use if you need to capture a few shots here and there.
Overall, the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo is an amazing drone and has everything you need to get you started which makes it suitable for beginners and professionals to use at an affordable cost of under $2000.