DJI MAVIC AIR 2 – Its Review, Features and Specification.

DJI Mavic Air 2

After the introduction of the Mavic Mini in late 2019, DJI decided to expand its product ranges to its consumers who are living in a budget life with the DJI Mavic Air 2 which resulted in the customer base of DJI immensely increasing within a short period of time. But when it comes to the high end or advanced users, they have many ideas and needs in their minds. The Mavic Mini plays a splendid role as a camera drone for its price range but unfortunately, when it comes to the features that these advance users look for, they fall short as they do not possess all their required features.

Therefore, in order to not have a flaw or a gap in their product ranges between the Mavic mini and the other higher end drones, DJI came up with the decision to declare an announcement regarding the DJI Mavic Air 2 which was even less than one year. This Mavic Air 2 was a more proficient and capable camera drone which even customers with budgeted needs can afford and yet fulfill all their requirements.

There are different types of consumers who look for drones for different purposes, some require the need for a drone just for a selfie while some other consumers require the drone for certain hardcore drone duties or can be referred to as hardcore drone enthusiasts. This Mavic Air 2 was hence invented with careful focus and attention to design in order to fulfill all these requirements of its customers.

The Mavic Air 2 plays an amazingly perfect role in its camera performance and it has the capability of longer flight time, that is approximately around 30 minutes of flight under real world conditions as well. Since there are many users who are beginners and are still learning to operate or fly a drone, the Mavic Air 2 includes the feature of obstacle avoidance in its front, rear and bottom which eventually gives peace to these beginner pilots. If you are a beginner, check DJI MAVIC AIR 2 Beginners Guide – Start Here to have a better idea on how to navigate your drone.

The Mavic Air 2 includes more photo and video options than that which most users will even thing of using or even which the users aren’t very aware of and It also includes many of the features when it comes to photo or videos that most of the DJI consumers will use all the time. It also possesses the OcuSync 2.0, which is DJI’s proprietary video transmission technology, which gives the right assurance of a clear image from the drone to the remote control in the hands of the user.

The Mavic Air 2 also includes the feature where it is capable of the intelligent tracking modes which helps the drone in allowing it to autonomously start following a person, a vehicle or a point of interest that the users set it up to while moving through various different spaces to change its perspective. The image or video the users receive at the end is like a movie making footage that gives us all the impression where it looks like it is straight out of a Hollywood movie!

The Mavic Air 2 also includes videos with the hyper lapse option, which produces a video with a motion time lapse that momentously speeds up the moving objects, for example like the clouds, cars and other things which travels through the scene across a linear or straight path. Unfortunately for the users, the hyper lapse feature for the videos is not very smooth and as expected as the same feature that is available for the higher end drones. Since the Mavic Air 2 is folded down into a very friendly and travel easy size, it weighs over 250 grams for which means that the Mavic Air 2 owners have to do a registration for the drone with the aviation authorities in many countries.

When it comes to buying a camera drone there are many things that all individuals have to consider and analyze before buying. But if users are looking for the camera drone that is just right for them which balances all its amazing performances with a good and affordable price, then users should definitely consider the Mavic Air 2. This newly introduces drone has many more features, abilities and enhancements than any of the lower cost camera drones, but unfortunately again does not include the premium features that many users would love to have, the one-inch camera sensor, just like the more expensive drones include.

This new introduced Mavic Air 2 was first introduced on the 27th of April 2020. Along with all its various improvements and developments with jaw dropping features, the Mavic air 2 comes with a great affordable price which can be a chief factor that many users should consider.

Let’s dig in a little bit into the accurate specifications of the Drone to get grasp a better understanding of it.

DJI Mavic Air 2 – Features & Specifications

DJI Mavic Air 2

DJI Mavic Air 2 – AIRCRAFT

Weight – 570 g

Size –

Folded:
180×97×74 mm (Length×Width×Height)
Unfolded:
183×253×77 mm (Length×Width×Height)

Diagonal Distance – 302 mm

Max Ascent Speed

  • 4 m/s (S Mode)
    4 m/s (N Mode)

Max Descent Speed

  • 3 m/s (S Mode)
    3 m/s (N Mode)
    5 m/s (S Mode during a sharp descent)
    3 m/s (all modes at elevations over 4500 m)

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level – 5000 m

Maximum Flight Time (without wind) – 34 minutes

Max. Hover Time (without wind) – 33 minutes

Maximum Flight Distance – 18.5 km

Max Horizontal Flight Speed

  • 19 m/s (S Mode)
    12 m/s (N Mode)
    5 m/s (T Mode)

Max Wind Resistance – 8.5-10.5 m/s (Level 5)

Max Tilt Angle

  • 35° (S Mode)
    20° (N Mode)
    35° (N Mode under strong wind)

Max Angular Velocity

  • 250°/s (S Mode)
    250°/s (N Mode)

Operating Temperature Range – (-10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F))

Operating Frequency

  • 2.400-2.4835 GHz
    5.725-5.850 GHz

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

  • 2.400-2.4835 GHz:
    FCC: ≤26 dBm
    CE: ≤20 dBm
    SRRC: ≤20 dBm
    MIC: ≤20 dBm

    5.725-5.850 GHz:
    FCC: ≤26 dBm
    CE: ≤14 dBm
    SRRC: ≤26 dBm

Hovering Accuracy Range

  • Vertical:
    ±0.1 m (with vision positioning)
    ±0.5 m (with GPS positioning)

    Horizontal:
    ±0.1 m (with vision positioning)
    ±1.5 m (with GPS positioning)

Propellers

  • Quick release, low noise, folding

Satellite Systems

  • GPS+GLONASS

Compass

  • Single Compass

IMU

  • Single IMU

Internal Storage

  • 8 GB

DJI Mavic Air 2 – Battery

Capacity – 3500 mAh

Voltage – 11.55 V

Charging Voltage Limit – 13.2 V

Battery Type – LiPo 3S

Energy – 40.42 Wh

Weight – 198 g

Charging Temperature – 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)

Max Charging Power – 38 W

Camera

Sensor

  • 1/2" CMOS
    Effective Pixels: 12 MP and 48 MP

Lens

  • FOV: 84°
    Equivalent Focal Length: 24 mm
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focus Range: 1 m to ∞

ISO

  • Video:
    100-6400

    Photo (12 MP):
    100-3200 (Auto)
    100-6400 (Manual)
    Photo (48 MP):
    100-1600 (Auto)
    100-3200 (Manual)

Max Photo Resolution

  • 48 MP 8000×6000 pixel

Photo Modes

Single: 12 MP and 48 MP
Burst: 12 MP, 3/5/7 frames
Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 12MP, 3/5 Frames at 0.7EV Bias
Timed: 12 MP 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 seconds
SmartPhoto: Scene Recognition, HyperLight, and HDR
HDR Panorama:
Vertical (3×1): 3328×8000 pixels (Width×Height)
Wide (3×3): 8000×6144 pixels (Width×Height)
180° Panorama (3×7): 8192×3500 pixels (Width×Height)
Sphere (3×8+1): 8192×4096 pixels (Width×Height)

Photo Formats

  • JPEG/DNG (RAW)

Video Resolution and Frame Rates

  • 4K Ultra HD: 3840×2160 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
    2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
    FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120/240 fps
    4K Ultra HD HDR: 3840×2160 24/25/30 fps
    2.7K HDR: 2688×1512 24/25/30 fps
    FHD HDR: 1920×1080 24/25/30 fps

Color Profiles

  • D-Cinelike, Normal

Video Formats

  • MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC)
  • Max Bitrate
  • 120 Mbps

Supported SD Cards

  • Supports a microSD with capacity of up to 256 GB

Supported File Systems

  • FAT32 and exFAT

Zoom

  • Not available

Gimbal

Stabilization

  • 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)

Mechanical Range

  • Tilt: -135° to 45°
    Roll: -45° to 45°
    Pan: -100° to 100°

Controllable Range

  • Tilt: -90° to 0° (Default)
    -90° to 24° (Extended)

Max Controllable Speed (tilt)

  • 100°/s

Angular Vibration Range

  • ±0.01°

Vision System

Forward

  • Precision Measurement Range: 0.35-22.0 m
    Detection Range: 0.35 to 44 m
    Effective Sensing Speed: 12 m/s
    Field of View (FOV):
    71° (horizontal), 56° (vertical)

Backward

  • Precision Measurement Range: 0.37-23.6 m
    Detection Range: 0.37-47.2 m
    Effective Sensing Speed: 12 m/s
    Field of View (FOV):
    44° (horizontal), 57° (vertical)

Available Downward Sensors

  • Dual Vision Sensors + Time of Flight Sensors (ToF)

Downward

  • ToF Measurement Range: 0.1-8 m
    Hovering Range: 0.5-30 m
    Vision Sensor Hovering Range: 0.5-60 m

Left/Right

  • None

Downward Auxillary Light – Single LED

DJI Mavic Air 2 – Safety

Obstacle Avoidance System

  • Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) 3.0

Video Transmission

Transmission System

  • OcuSync 2.0
    2.4 GHz/5.8 GHz Auto-Switching

Max Transmission Distance

  • 10 km (FCC), 6 km (CE), 6 km (SRRC), 6 km (MIC)

Live View Quality

  • 720p@30fps/1080@p30fps

Latency (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device)

  • 20-130 ms

Video Transmission Encoding format

  • H.265/H.264 (Auto-switches depending on encoding capabilities of device)

Max Transmission Bitrate

  • 40 Mbps

Operating Frequency

  • 2.400-2.4835 GHz
    5.725-5.850 GHz

Remote Controller

Remote Controller Transmission System

  • OcuSync 2.0

Supported Mobile Device Connectors

  • Lightning, Micro USB, USB Type-C

Max. Supported Mobile Device Size

  • 180×86×10 mm (Height×Width×Thickness)

Operating Temperature

  • -10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

  • 2.400-2.4835 GHz:
    FCC: ≤26 dBm
    CE: ≤20 dBm
    SRRC: ≤20 dBm
    MIC: ≤20 dBm

    5.725-5.850 GHz:
    FCC: ≤26 dBm
    CE: ≤14 dBm
    SRRC: ≤26 dBm

Operating Current/Voltage

  • 1200 mA@3.7V (Android)
    700 mA@ 3.7 V (iOS)
DJI Mavic Air 2

Charger

Charging Input

  • 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.3 A

Charging Output

  • Charging Port: 13.2 V⎓2.82 A
    USB Port: 5 V⎓2 A

Voltage – 13.2 V

Rated Power – 38 W

SD Cards

Supported SD Cards

  • Micro SD™
    Supports a microSD card with a capacity of up to 256 GB.
    A UHS-I Speed Grade 3 rating microSD card is required.

Recommended microSD Cards

  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB V30 A2 microSDXC and High Endurance 64GB V30 microSDXC
    SanDisk Extreme 64GB V30 A2 microSDXC, 128GB V30 A2 microSDXC and SanDisk Extreme 256GB V30 A2 microSDXC
    Lexar 667x 64GB V30 A2 microSDXC
    Lexar High-Endurance 64GB V30 microSDXC
    Samsung EVO Plus (Yellow) 64GB microSDXC and (Red) 64GB microSDXC
    Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSDXC and 256GB microSDXC
    Kingston V30 128GB microSDXC
    Netac 256GB A1 microSDXC

Let me share with you all a YouTube video of an exciting journey shot with the DJI Mavic Air 2.

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