DJI Mavic Air 2 Review Features

DJI Mavic Air 2 was a rage when it was released back in 2020 by DJI. Besides, its incredible features were something that surprised people— its high price was also very surprising. It was very expensive. But it’s features have been great for so many reasons as Mavic Air 2 has had its due glory in its prime days and even today it’s a great drone to have. Today it’s much cheaper as compared to its previous price point. We have explained its features in detail below and takeaways that make Mavic Air 2 a nice drone to have. 

A Quick Overview of DJI Mavic Air 2 Features

Mavic Air 2 has some of the best features for this price range from its camera capturing 4K/60fps videos to 48MP photos, this drone is way better than any other in the same price range. DJI Mavic Air 2 Quadcopter UAV with 48MP Camera, 4K Video recording, 8K Hyperlapse feature, 1/2″ CMOS Sensor, 3-Axis Gimbal, 34 minutes of flight time ActiveTrack 3.0 and Ocusync 2.0. All these features and latest technologies used in this drone make it most desired one.

The flight time is 30+ minutes, with a distance transmission range of 10km. OcuSync 2.0 is also a way better feature that puts the competitors to rest. Its detailed feature analysis is done below. 

DJI put their efforts to make this drone fly a little longer and achieved that. They also added little more weight on the wings of this drone, by increasing its weight to 570 grams (1.26 pounds. So with that added, Mavic Air 2 becomes quite heavier than its forerunner –Mavic Air. 

With that weight added, it did not slow down from flying for long, as well as the distance it can achieve of about 72 kph.

Video Quality of Mavic Air 2

The DJI Mavic Air 2 obviously is a much improved and advanced drone than Mavic Air. It records videos in 4K at 60fps and the bitrate is also increased from previous models at 100 Mbps to 120 now in Mavic Air 2. The other consumer models, especially DJI’s lacked that outright. The slow-mo video recording works 1080p at 120 and 240 fps. 

We can also use the SmartPhoto feature which uses scene recognition technology, the settings will automatically one of the three modes get chosen. It recognizes grass, trees, sunsets and snow which is a great feature. However, HyperLight works well for the scenes where the dull lighting kicks in, this feature takes care of it. The camera works in such a way that it grabs fine shots and merges them to get us the best results instead which makes this drone an ideal choice for professional camera work. Even the 48MP mode cannot be used with the SmartPhoto feature, the images are still captured in HDR and high quality which is amazing. 

The 8K HyperLapse

Mavic Air 2 has been the first ever drone to give us 8K Hyperlapse footage which is what makes this drone highly desirable. Although a lot more has come out recently in the nextgen drones, this feature was far ahead of its time in a drone camera. It was to the users discretion to choose the resolution they want from 4K-2.7K and of course 1080.

Since the feature was to be included in the firmware update, it truly manifested what true gem of a drone Mavic Air 2 has been all along those years despite the fact that many more new drones have entered the scene afterwards packed with tons of cracking features. While in 2020, 8K Hyperlapse was a niche of its own, probably the highest selling point for this drone. 

HDR

Mavic Air 2 came packed with HDR feature which lets us record footage in HDR video and HDR panorama which again was a rage when it was released. It can max out at 4K 30fps resolution. HDR has been another feature that’s made this drone a must have for veteran drone pilots or the newbies just starting over alike. 

Flight Time 

Mavic Air 2 redefined the power of drones by giving us 34 minutes long flight time. The way drones are designed the longer flight time can be achieved if the drone hovers as compared to the motion. Its design, battery improvement and latest technology used for ESCs, the flight time has been incredible.

APAS 

DJI used APAS 3.0 which was pretty advanced in the 2020s when the drone hit the market. Even now we see APAS 4.0 in recent DJI drones. It uses the latest technology to map for extremely smooth transition –a flight path algorithm is used. These features make the drone secure and easy to manage. 

Tracking Feature 

Mavic Air 2 provided pilots with ease to follow the object record footage in high quality by using FocusTrack. There are three modes that can be used to record high quality footage once the subject is locked. 

Active Track 3.0 

When the pilot selects an object to lock in the frame to follow in Mavic Air 2, the drone follows it, letting the pilot record the footage in a high quality. It uses the latest mapping technology with the latest flight path algorithms. With this the obstacle avoidance is so strong that even if it moves behind a tree it can still get tracked. Active Track allows recording videos in 4K 30fps which has proved a great feature for this drone. 

Conclusion

DJI Mavic Air 2 was ahead of its time when it was offered by DJI. It’s some of the great features which were advanced back then. Despite its age, Mavic Air 2 is still hands-down the best drone for professional footage, high quality photos and technically fit specs. You would still feel great with this drone.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review Features
Final Thoughts
DJI Mavic Air 2 is one of the best drones to have with all these features for professional video recording and photos. In this price point it still is one of a kind drone.
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Video Quality in 4K
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Subject Tracking
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Price
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Design
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Overall Productivity
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