The new drone of the Chinese company DJI goes onthe market 2.5 years after the presentation of the first modification of the lineup of drones. The quadcopter under the Mavic Air 2 brand will come with an updated, more powerful camcorder and a new, more advanced controller. Also, the Mavic Air 2 will increase its autonomous flight time and use OccuSync proprietary data technology.
New ½-inch Quad Bayer DJI Camera SensorMavic Air 2 gets a resolution of 48 megapixels. Also in the camera is a lens (f / 2.8) with a focal length of 28 mm and an innovative three-axis stabilizer. Photos are taken in 12 megapixel format, however, you can switch to 48 megapixel mode. The camera supports 4K video recording at 60 frames per second.
For video and panoramic photography supportedHDR mode. The presentation talks about the possibility of exporting time-lapse video in 8K resolution, but this resolution will not be supported in all modes, and full use of this function will become possible after the update is released in June. The camera also implements technology for automatic scene recognition to adapt shooting parameters.
The flight safety system was also improved,equipped with obstacle detection sensors both in front of the flying drone, and from its rear. Also, the sensors located in the lower part of the drone have an additional lighting system, which will provide the ability to select a site when landing in the dark. AirSense technology is designed to timely alert the operator of aircraft approaching the drone. This feature will be available in Mavic Air 2, sold in the US market. In other regions, drones with AirSense will be available later, the delay is due to supply problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Off-line flight time of the new Mavic Air 2increased to 34 minutes, while the previous drone, this figure was only 21 minutes. OcuSync 2.0 technology will provide unobstructed broadcast video with a resolution of 1080p Full HD over a distance of 10 km. An automatic data transfer switching system between 2.4 and 5.8 GHz frequency channels provides high-quality all-weather broadcasting.
The updated controller has become larger and easier to manage. The device will not have external protruding antennas. In the front there is a place for convenient fixing of the smartphone.
Drone DJI Mavic Air 2 can already be issued bypre-order for $ 799. The first models will reach customers on May 11th. The premium Fly More kit for $ 988 will receive ND filters, a bag for transportation, protection for quadrocopter propellers, three replaceable batteries and a charging station.