April 28, 2020 — DJI unveiled the new Mav­ic Air 2 drone, mark­ing a new era of cre­ative aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy. This drone com­bines high qual­i­ty shoot­ing, intu­itive oper­a­tion, high-tech flight per­for­mance and rev­o­lu­tion­ary intel­li­gent tech­nol­o­gy.

Showreel filmed with DJI Mavic Air 2

Easy and safe to use, Mav­ic Air 2 is designed to cre­ate unique and high qual­i­ty mate­r­i­al. This fold­able drone is com­pact and easy to use, yet comes with 8K shoot­ing capa­bil­i­ty. The cam­er­a’s 1/2‑inch sen­sor deliv­ers high-res­o­lu­tion pho­tos and videos, while high-tech flight modes and smart fea­tures make it effort­less to cap­ture like the pros. The max­i­mum flight time has been increased, so pilots can now fly the drone for longer while cap­tur­ing qual­i­ty images and using upgrad­ed autonomous capa­bil­i­ties. Then they can process the received mate­r­i­al in the appli­ca­tion.

“Mav­ic Air 2 is a mile­stone for DJI as it proves that our most intel­li­gent hob­by­ist drone to date, DJI, can be quite com­pact,” said DJI Pres­i­dent Roger Luo. “While the Mav­ic Air 2 has all the hall­marks of the Mav­ic series, we have com­plete­ly over­hauled its design and devel­op­ment process. Our goal was to cre­ate a drone that is as easy to use as pos­si­ble, even for novice pilots. We hope that our drones will inspire peo­ple to become more cre­ative, gain new knowl­edge and have some fun even at this unprece­dent­ed moment in our his­to­ry.”

Shooting reliability for any user

The new Mav­ic Air 2 intro­duces a new take on cre­at­ing qual­i­ty con­tent with a com­pact, fold­able drone. The fea­tures and tech­nolo­gies of the Mav­ic Air 2 are sure to please any cre­ative per­son, whether you’re an expe­ri­enced pilot or not. Mav­ic Air 2 is the first drone in the Mav­ic series to offer 4K video at 60fps and 120Mbps bitrate. Users can record unique HDR footage in 4x slow motion at 1080p at 120fps or 8x at 1080p at 240fps.

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Pilots can cap­ture images in 12 megapix­els or take advan­tage of the new 48 megapix­el high-res­o­lu­tion fea­ture that cap­tures qual­i­ty shots, while the 3‑axis sta­bi­liz­er elim­i­nates cam­era shake for smooth, sta­ble footage even in unpre­dictable con­di­tions. With a 1/2‑inch Bay­er fil­ter and intel­li­gent shoot­ing modes, Mav­ic Air 2 takes your cre­ativ­i­ty to the next lev­el.

Mavic Air 2

New Smart­Pho­to Mod­eal­lows you to take pho­tos at 12 megapix­els, using advanced scene analy­sis and machine learn­ing to auto­mat­i­cal­ly select one of three shoot­ing options.

  • HDR Pho­to: Mav­ic Air 2 auto­mat­i­cal­ly cap­tures 7 dif­fer­ent expo­sures of the same pho­to and com­bines them into a high dynam­ic range image.
  • Hyper­Light: Hyper­Light tech­nol­o­gy is designed for shoot­ing in low light con­di­tions. Sev­er­al shots are com­bined into one high-qual­i­ty image, while the lev­el of noise that usu­al­ly appears in low-light scenes is reduced.
  • Scene Recog­ni­tion: When shoot­ing in this mode, Mav­ic Air 2 rec­og­nizes 5 cat­e­gories: sun­set, sky, grass, snow, and trees. The drone opti­mizes set­tings to cre­ate pho­tos with rich col­ors, mid­tones and high detail.

Unrivaled flight performance

With Mav­ic Air 2, every drone lover will be able to expe­ri­ence fly­ing in a whole new way. Despite being as light as a bot­tle of water (570 grams), Mav­ic Air 2 fea­tures new motors, new elec­tron­ic speed con­trollers (ESC), improved bat­tery and aero­dy­nam­ic design for a max­i­mum flight time of up to 34 min­utes.

DJI’s patent­ed Ocu­Sync 2.0 image trans­mis­sion tech­nol­o­gy has been enhanced to pro­vide ultra-reli­able HD video trans­mis­sion from a drone up to 10 km (up to 6 km in Rus­sia). Ocu­Sync 2.0 sup­ports both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz fre­quen­cies and fea­tures auto-switch­ing between them based on sig­nal strength, while anti-inter­fer­ence tech­nol­o­gy blocks unwant­ed sig­nals for a clear video stream.

New drone safety standards

The Mav­ic Air 2 is equipped with fea­tures that help ensure max­i­mum flight safe­ty. Obsta­cle sen­sors ahead and behind the air­craft alert pilots if the air­craft is too close to an object. They can be set to stop the drone in order to avoid a col­li­sion. Addi­tion­al sen­sors and an aux­il­iary light on the bot­tom of Mav­ic Air 2 ensure fea­tures such as auto-land­ing work even in low-light con­di­tions. Mav­ic Air 2 is also equipped with the GEO geofenc­ing sys­tem, which helps keep drones away from dan­ger­ous places like air­ports.

Advanced Autopi­lot (APAS) 3.0 brings a new lev­el of auton­o­my to DJI drones. With APAS 3.0 enabled, as obsta­cles appear in the flight path, Mav­ic Air 2 cre­ates a new path around, under, or above the object to avoid col­li­sion. This gives users the con­fi­dence to fly in dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions and allows them to con­cen­trate on cap­tur­ing per­fect images. Through the use of 3D maps, the updat­ed ver­sion helps to pro­vide smooth tran­si­tions and smooth out jerky move­ments around objects, even in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions.

Accord­ing to DJI’s indus­try-lead­ing Top 10 Safe­ty Ele­ments released last year, the Mav­ic Air 2 is DJI’s first hob­by drone to fea­ture AirSense tech­nol­o­gy, which pro­vides enhanced air­craft safe­ty by alert­ing the pilot to near­by oth­er air­craft. AirSense uses ADS‑B avi­a­tion tech­nol­o­gy to receive sig­nals from near­by air­craft and heli­copters and show their loca­tion on the drone con­trol screen. When oth­er air­craft approach the air­craft, AirSense alerts the pilot through mes­sages, sounds, and vibra­tions, draw­ing the pilot’s atten­tion and keep­ing the air­craft safe to fly.

“DJI’s goal is to cre­ate tech­nolo­gies to increase the safe­ty of drones. The Mav­ic Air 2 is anoth­er tool for the safe­ty of drone oper­a­tions,” said Bren­dan Schul­man, Vice Pres­i­dent of Pol­i­cy and Legal at DJI. “Our deci­sion to install ADS‑B on the new mod­els means that Mav­ic Air 2 will be the world’s largest deploy­ment of ADS‑B tech­nol­o­gy, con­firm­ing our sta­tus as the indus­try leader in secu­ri­ty.”

Powerful Smart Features

Mav­ic Air 2 is equipped with opti­mized smart fea­tures that allow users to quick­ly and eas­i­ly cap­ture high-qual­i­ty images and videos. Focus­Track is DJI’s most advanced drone track­ing fea­ture and offers three shoot­ing modes:

  • Active­Track 3.0: Select an Object to Auto-Fol­low Mav­ic Air 2. The third ver­sion of Active­Track uses the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and new route guid­ance algo­rithms to pro­vide improved object fol­low­ing, col­li­sion avoid­ance, and the abil­i­ty to quick­ly focus on an object if it is tem­porar­i­ly hid­den behind an obsta­cle.
  • Point of Inter­est 3.0: Auto­mat­ic flight path to fly around objects. The new ver­sion pro­vides improved sur­face recog­ni­tion for bet­ter dynam­ic object track­ing.
  • Track­ing Mode 2.0 (Spot­light 2.0): Typ­i­cal­ly, this func­tion is used in DJI pro­fes­sion­al drones. The fol­low mode cap­tures the sub­ject in the frame, while the oper­a­tor has com­plete free­dom to con­trol the move­ment of the drone.

The hyper­lapse fea­ture com­bines the visu­al appeal of time­lapse with the added ele­ment of the drone’s phys­i­cal move­ment. For the first time, hyper­lapse can be used to shoot at max­i­mum 8K res­o­lu­tion, and pilots can choose from four flight modes: Free move­ment, Cir­cle, Course Lock, and Way­points. » (Way­points). Pilots also have a choice of pre-pro­grammed flight maneu­vers called “Quick Shot” using the 3‑axis gim­bal for unsur­passed video qual­i­ty. Just press a but­ton and Mav­ic Air 2 will auto­mat­i­cal­ly cre­ate great videos. The fol­low­ing modes are avail­able to pilots: “Rock­et”, “Cir­cle”, “Drone”, “Spi­ral”, “Boomerang” and “Aster­oid”.

Intuitive app, easy editing, wide range of accessories

The updat­ed ver­sion of the DJI Fly app brings addi­tion­al fea­tures to the Mav­ic Air 2 while main­tain­ing a user-friend­ly expe­ri­ence. New guides help users quick­ly become famil­iar with the drone, get it in the air and start cap­tur­ing amaz­ing footage. Easy-to-use edit­ing fea­tures make DJI Fly the ide­al tool for edit­ing and cor­rect­ing footage. Addi­tion­al use­ful acces­sories are avail­able with the Mav­ic Air 2, includ­ing a shoul­der bag, ND fil­ter kits, pro­peller guards, pro­tec­tive case, remote con­trol tablet hold­er, and mon­i­tor visor.


By Yara