10 November 2020
DJI has finally announced Mavic Air 2 drone which is a direct successor to 2018's Mavic Air. It comes with a number of new features and changes that make it a worthy upgrade. One of the biggest improvements in the new drone is the longer battery life which means users will be able to fly it for a longer period of time.
The Mavic Air 2 measures 180×97×84 mm when folded and 183×253×77 mm when unfolded. It is undoubtedly wider and bigger than the original version. It weighs 570 grams and is also heavier which is because of the bigger battery capacity. The battery measures 3,500mAh and is claimed to offer a flight time of 35 minutes on a single charge. It is a good improvement over the predecessor's 21 minutes flight time. In terms of distance, it should be good enough for traveling up to 18.5 kilometers.
The drone packs a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor with an f/2.8 aperture. It is capable of clicking up to 48-megapixel still images by stitching shots together. It is capable of recording 4K videos at 60 fps which is a first for a drone in this lineup. It further supports HDR and panoramic HDR for improved video quality.
DJI has priced the Mavic Air 2 for $799 but if you want to go for the Fly More Combo, it will cost you a little more at $988. It is already available for booking with shipping expected to start in a week.