The DJI Mavic Air 2 is here.

DJI Mavic Air 2 vs Mavic Air vs Mavic Mini:

The Mavic Air has now been replaced by the DJI Mavic Air 2
It it worth upgrading to the mid-range new model DJI Mavic Air 2?
The Air 2 is a complete redesign, drone, controller and the battery too. It is a completely different drone to he original Mavic Air.

I've heard that the Mavic Air 2 is now like a mini version of the DJI Mavic 2 pro... big claims.

  • Both Drones have the folding design, great for travel and carrying around
  • The Air 2 is heavier than the Mavic Air (Make is better in wind)
  • The Air 2 has OcuSync 2.0, which makes it much more reliable over distances.  10km, compared to 4km and a more stable signal
  • Size: DJI Mavic Air is: 168×184×64mm, the Mavic Air 2 is: 183×253×77mm.
  • The gimbal guard is still a pain on both models
  • The smart controller isn't compatible with the Air 2 (Yet)
  • A massive 34 minute flight time for the DJI Mavic Air 2 compared to 21 minutes for the Air (That's 3 minutes longer than the Mavic 2!)
  • 4K video unlike the original Air
  • Active track 3.0 is available (Which is good!)
  • The ability to record 8K hyperlapse video (We'll be seeing some of these on YouTube I imagine!)
  • Video and photo capability is better than the original Air

The DJI Mavic Air 2 is a decent step up from the Mavic Air in just about every department:

  • Controller
  • Image quality (Stills and video)
  • Battery life

It's an obvious choice between the Mavic Air and Mavic Air 2.

I think that for beginners, you're more likely to be comparing the Mavic Mini with the Mavic Air 2. (£369 - 249g weight).

If you're after shooting in 4K video, track moving objects then the Mavic Air 2 is a better choice... Plus the fact that the Air 2 will be more stable and better in the wind!

Anyone planning on getting one?
 

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