DJI is reportedly about to launch the successor to the Mavic Air 2 drone. As we already guessed with the presentation of the DJI Mini 2 last year, the company seems to want to move away from the series name “Mavic”, as the new drone is simply DJI Air 2s.
It is therefore not a third generation of the Air family, but rather an update, and yet, to read the characteristics rumored by TechnikNews, it seems that the DJI Air 2s will represent a substantial update.
At first glance, not much has changed. The DJI Air 2S looks similar to its predecessor and can even reach the same maximum speed of 19 meters per second through four rotors. According to official data, the drone can be used at an altitude of up to 6000 meters above sea level. The weight was supposed to increase by 30 grams compared to the Mavic Air 2 model to a total of 600 grams. The main reason why the drone gained weight could be found in the camera. The original 1/2 “sensor has been replaced by a larger 1” sensor that can take up to 20MP photos instead of 12MP.
The sensor also reportedly supports 10-bit color depth, which should allow the camera to capture “billions of color tones.” “Intelligent HDR” technology automatically combines several recordings to increase the high dynamic range of the image without the need for post-processing. There are also other advanced features such as time-lapse or panorama, which we know from other drones from DJI. On the contrary, you would look in vain for the Hasselblad logo, which will probably remain reserved only for the more expensive Mavic 2 Pro model.
Photos and videos can again be recorded to 8GB of internal storage. A new “Master Shots” video recording function is ready, which allows you to automatically perform ten different maneuvers while the subject remains in the center of the frame. In addition to the already known “Spotlight 2.0” and “Point of Interest 3.0” functions, we expect the upgraded “ActiveTrack 4.0” function, which improves the object’s tracking capabilities. We will hopefully find out the details during the official introduction of the drone. Improvements to version 4.0, according to leaked information, have also undergone autopilot, which detects foreign objects in all four directions and avoids them.
From the recently introduced DJI FPS racing drone, the novelty will reportedly borrow compatibility with the “FPV Goggles V2” virtual reality glasses. Therefore, the new transmission standard “OcuSync 3.0” should not be missing so that the rendering of the image in the glasses is sufficiently smooth. The battery should again have a capacity of 3500mAh. DJI Air 2S, the successor to Mavic Air 2, should be introduced this month – most likely on April 27, 2021. We do not know the price of the new drone yet.
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