Da-Jiang Innovations is a household name when it comes to easy-to-fly drones and photography systems. As market leaders in the quadcopters segment of drone technology, they have set the bar and standards that very few others can compare.
Their 2018 Mavic Air was an instant hit amongst electronic-good customers as it turned out to be a wonderful drone to pilot even for beginners. Its successor Mavic Air 2 is currently doing the rounds dazzling audiences with its brand new and upgraded features.
According to a recent study by Business Insider, the drone industry is experiencing tremendous growth and is expected to have a CAGR of 66.8% to reach a figure of 2.4 million in global shipments by 2023.
Furthermore, the drone market size is projected to grow from $4.4 billion in 2018 to $63.6 billion by 2025. In light of this information let us take a sneak peek at some of the advanced features of Mavic Air 2 which people all over the world are talking about.
- Increased Flight & Airborne Stability
The Mavic Air 2 comes with newly introduced FocusTrack, including ActiveTrack 3.0 that gives you more control over tracking in high-speed situations. Then POI 3.0 (Point of Interest) enables you to set an automated flight path for your subject with improved surface recognition systems.
Lastly, there is Spotlight 2.0 that locks the subject in the center of the frame and delivers full control of your drone’s movement.
It is important to note here that the Air 2 is heavier than its previous models. The weight comes to around a total of 570 grams which is 140 grams more than the Mavic Air’s weight of 430 grams.
This added weight, however, is not an inconvenience as it makes the Air 2 to remain steadier against breezy conditions. Thus this is actually a welcomed bonus that adds to the stability of the drone when it is airborne.
- Longer Battery Life
Taking things up a notch, the Mavic Air 2 offers up to 34 minutes of flight time as compared to the 21 minutes of flight time found in the 2018 models. But what really delivers a power statement for this new drone is the Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo which comes equipped with Intelligent Fight Batteries. This takes your shooting time well over 90 minutes. The Fly More Combo also comes with a total of 6 low noise propellers.
- Ocusync 2.0
Perhaps one of the most important features for the new drone is the support for Ocusync 2.0, which is vastly superior to the Mavic Air’s ‘Enhanced Wi-Fi’ used previously. Not only does it deliver a much more superior range that reaches 10 km compared to the previous limit of 4km, but it also offers much more stable signals than ever before.
- Superb Camera & Shooting Features
The camera for Air 2 gets not only bigger but better. Unlike its predecessor, the Mavic Air 2 offers more image details that are especially noticeable by zooming into the any of the captured images. The Air 2 is supported by Quad Bayer technology that provides absolutely stunning 48 MP clicks along with a 12 MP output that is further aided through a pixel binning technology.
ISO ranges for 48 MP is from 100-1600 in auto mode and 100-3200 in manual mode. For 12 MP mode, this can be further buffed up to reach 100-6400 in manual mode. Then there is SmartPhoto feature that is exclusive for Air 2 that combines HDR imaging, hyperlight, and scene recognition into one intelligent algorithm.
Air 2 moves further from the 32 MP Sphere Panorama in the previous model and uses HDR Panorama for an exceptionally dynamic range. For videos, Air 2 offers up to 240 fps almost double of its predecessor.
HDR video allows you to capture breathtaking footage at 4K/30 fps. But the most amazing of all is the 8K, UHD Hyperlapses that is only available for Mavic Air 2.
- Additional Features
The new Mavic Air 2 comes with two applications, namely the DJI Fly and the DJI GO 4. The DJI Fly offers easy-to-access settings, templates, and editing platform that makes your drone flying experience more enjoyable. The DJI GO 4, on the other hand, features an updated homepage, playback interface, and editor options that empower you to capture all of your adventures with ease.
It all comes down to the point whether you should invest in a slightly more expensive model. The Mavic Air is a great choice for beginners that are looking for an all-round drone.
However, the Air 2, with its advanced and powerful camera, is undoubtedly the bigger brother of the two both in terms of performance and capacity of features. Mavic Air 2 is thus a nice upgrade for those who want to experience 4K video and greater flight stability even in windy conditions.
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