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DJI Mavic Air 2 Review

In the time of COVID when we call can't go out - it seems like a great time to get a new drone.  I know, because I was trying to play with mine in the living room today. Don't judge me ;)

DJI released the Mavic Air 2 some of its key features included;

  • 570g (1.25 lbs.) total weight
  • 1/2" 48MP CMOS image sensor
  • 24mm equivalent lens (84º FOV), fixed F2.8 aperture
  • 12MP and 48MP photos
  • 4K/60p and HD/240p video at 120Mbps
  • H.264 and H.265 codecs
  • HDR video and panorama
  • 8K HyperLapse
  • Spotlight 2.0 subject tracking
  • Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) 3.0
  • 34-minute max flight time
  • 68 kph (42 mph) max speed

Pretty impressive - of course with 570g weight, you'll have to be sure about the legality of operating the drone in your particular country.

Pros and Cons of the Mavic Air 2;

Pros;

  • Ideal weight for carrying around
  • Great photo/video quality
  • 4K/60p and HD/240p video
  • 30+ minute flight time
  • Handles wind well
  • Quieter than some smaller models
  • Good value for the price

Cons;

  • Remote is clunky, attaching a device is difficult
  • No obstacle avoidance system of top of the drone

DPReview's conclusion;

The Mavic Air 2 is fun to fly and its smaller size, compared to the Mavic 2 series, makes it convenient to carry around and fly through tighter spaces. New and casual flyers are going to love this drone, especially since the Fly app was designed to walk them through each feature with detailed instructions and timely prompts. Professionals and serious enthusiasts who want more advanced features may want to stick with other models unless the idea of having a drone around for experimental, casual purposes seems appealing.

I overwhelmingly recommend the Fly More combo. Even though the Mavic Air 2 boasts a much longer battery life than its predecessor, you'll want those two extra batteries with you when you're out shooting, along with a set of ND filters for shooting video. The included charger can hold 3 batteries at once and comes with a carrying case. At less than $200 more than the basic package, it certainly delivers value.

Purchase your Mavic Air 2 - perhaps don't use it in the living room.

 


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