DJI Mavic Air 2 Overview Updated May 25, 2020

DJI Mavic Air 2

DJI's new drone: prices, specs, and availability

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DJI Mavic Air 2 launches on April 27 and devices will ship in early May. Preorder here.

DJI Mavic Air 2 pricing

In our initial coverage of the Mavic Air 2, we noted how shocked we were by the price point. At $799, it’s $120 less than the previous model. A bundle is available for $998 that includes two extra batteries, a case, charging hub, and neutral density filters.

DJI Mavic Air 2 review

In our review, Seth Weintraub noted that it’s the best value on the market right now.

If you are thinking about a drone in the $500-$1,500 range, I have to believe the Mavic Air 2 is the one to get right now. Its camera, with the 4K60 capability and 48MP sensor, is way better than any other drone in this price range. Its 34-minute flight time 10km OcuSync 2.0 range are also killer features. For a comparison, just look at the matrix DJI provided below:

Be sure to check out the entire review for more videos and detailed comparisons.

DJI Mavic Air 2 features

DJI has increased the flight time even while increasing weight. The Mavic Air 2 weighs 570 grams (1.26 pounds). This weight makes it one-third heavier than the original Mavic Air.

The extra weight didn’t slow the drone down, though. It achieves the same 68.4 kilometers per hour (42.5 miles per hour) of its predecessor and is just a hair slower than the Mavic 2’s 72 kph.

The DJI Mavic Air 2 can shoot in 4K at 60 frames per second. The new camera also records video at 120 Mbps bitrate (up from 100 Mbps), beating other DJI consumer models. Additionally, the camera can capture 1080p slow-motion video at 120 and 240 fps.

Other key features

SmartPhoto: Pilots can choose this new feature, and using advanced scene recognition technology, Mavic Air 2 will optimize the camera settings and automatically choose one of three modes to apply. General scene recognition (including grass, trees, sunsets, snow) or HyperLight for low-light scenes where the camera takes several images of varying exposure and merges them for a high-quality image with low noise or an HDR image. 48MP mode is not available when using SmartPhoto.

8K HyperLapse: Mavic Air 2 is the first done to feature 8K Hyperlapse for stunning footage to share with the world. Users can additionally choose lower resolutions including 4K, 2.7K, and 1080. Note that 8K Hyperlapse will be available in mid-May 2020 via a firmware update.

A Suite of HDR Features: Mavic Air 2 is preprogrammed with a suite of HDR features including HDR video and HDR panorama. HDR video max resolution is 4K 30fps.

34 Minutes of flight time: Combining updates in battery technology, weight of the drone, an aerodynamic design, new motors/ESCs, the Mavic Air 2 features a max flight time of 34 minutes. Please note, due to the way drones are designed, longer flight times are achieved when the drone is in motion vs. hovering.

APAS: Mavic Air 2 features the latest and most advanced autonomous flying from DJI. APAS 3.0 uses new mapping technology and flight path algorithms for ultra-smooth transitions around, under or over objects in the drone’s path.

FocusTrack: Pilots can choose from three new modes to capture cinematic footage with a subject locked in the frame.

ActiveTrack 3.0: Pilots can select a subject for Mavic Air 2 to automatically follow, helping operators easily record compelling content. In the third iteration, the updated ActiveTrack feature uses state-of-the-art mapping technology and new flight path algorithms to offer improved subject recognition and obstacle avoidance, along with the ability to quickly re-engage the subject if it temporarily moves behind an object. 4K 30fps is the max resolution when using ActiveTrack.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Stories May 25

Some people who purchased the DJI Mavic Air 2 Fly More Combo have experienced problems with batteries that cannot be activated. DJI has now published instructions to resolve the issue on its user forum. expand full story

DJI Mavic Air 2 Stories May 24

DJI’s Mavic Air 2 is the hot new drone on the market right now. And with so many going up in the air, a few are likely to come down a bit harder than their owners had meant. For these mishaps, a new Mavic Air 2 teardown shows that the drone is fairly easy to fix, with some caveats. expand full story

DJI Mavic Air 2 Stories May 20

The DJI Goggles Racing Edition in the foreground.
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The DJI Goggles are some of the nicest commercial FPV goggles on the market. The Racing Edition made a good impression in our review. Designed to work with flagship Mavic Drones, the Goggles are compatible with the original Mavic Air. However, DJI’s new Mavic Air 2 doesn’t have Goggles compatibility at the moment. Which is a little strange when you think about it. expand full story

DJI AirSense was a big talking point for the DJI Mavic Air 2, as it was the first consumer drone to have it built-in, but due to supply chain issues and the state of the world at the moment, AirSense is only present in the US variant of the Mavic Air 2.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Stories May 19

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is one of the best feature-packed drones DJI has released to date, with its 4k 60fps video, 48MP photos, and HDR but it can be made even better with some accessories that will improve your flights and the quality coming out of the camera.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Stories May 14

This DJI Mavic Air 2 beginners guide by Jeven Dovey goes in-depth into the drone itself, the controller, and the Fly app. It also takes you through your first flight, creating a look when flying, and finally color grading your footage to make it look the best in your eyes.

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