Hi everyone! In this article, I’ll be giving you a quick review of the latest model of DJI’s Mavic Air drone series, the Mavic Air 2. I’m super excited to talk to you about this one. I’ve been flying this drone for a couple of months now, and the performance of this drone is just astonishing. The gap in quality and convenience between the Mavic Air 1 and the Mavic Air 2 is really something.
The Air 2 body is just a little bigger than the Air 1. It has obstacle avoidance sensors on the front, back, and bottom.
The remote is bigger in comparison to the controller of the Air 1 remote. One thing about the remote I like is that it has the phone holder on the top, with enough extension for a phone of any size. Right inside the phone holder is the cable you use to connect the remote to your phone. This I think is very convenient—you won’t have cables popping out of the remote.
DJI is working on making their products easier to carry and use. They added the thumbsticks in the bottom, where you can easily pop them out and in.
When it comes to flying, the Mavic Air 2 is a big upgrade. It flies further than its previous model, and it has a better connection for safer flying.
While the Mavic Air 1 connects through wifi and allows you to fly 4km at 720p resolution, the Mavic Air 2 connects through OCUSYNC 2.0, allowing you to fly 10 km at 1080p.
DJI has also drastically improved the fly time with this model. The Air 1 had a fly time of 21 minutes, and the Air 2 can fly for up to 34 minutes. And trust me, those extra 13 minutes make a huge difference.
The video capabilities of the Mavic Air 2 are 4k at 60fps and also 1080p at 240 fps, which is pretty good for slow-motion footage. It also records 8K Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video.
The photo capabilities also improved. Now you can capture still photos at 48 megapixels, which is a huge benefit for drone photographers.
Here’s the pricing on the Mavic Air 2:
- $799 for just the drone with the basic accessories
- $988 for the extra fly combo: extra batteries, propellers, and cables
- $1,049 for the extra fly combo along with DJI Care in case you crash it
In conclusion, if you are planning on buying a drone, I’d definitely recommend the Mavic Air 2. It’s a nice mid-range drone that has a lot of same specs as any of the pro-level drones from DJI. It is a perfect drone for beginners that want to learn how to pilot, and it’s also a good choice as a primary or secondary drone for professional filmmakers.
Let me know if you’re interested in the Mavic Air 2, or if you have one and are enjoying it. Thanks for reading!