Mavic Air 2 vs Mavic Air

Recently DJI announced their new version of drone Mavic Air 2. And previously launched variants were Mavic Air and Mavic Mini. So, what’s the difference between Mavic Air 2 and Mavic Air?

Design is the first thing which we can notice with the new version.

Mavic Air 2 is bit large and heavier compared to Mavic Air where the Air 2 weighs around 570gms and has a dimension of 180x97x84mm and Mavic Air weighs around 430 gms and has dimensions of 168x83x49mm. Both the drones are foldable. The new drone has been designed sharp and aerodynamic friendly and the original had a bulbous shape.

Coming to the camera, the Mavic Air had 12MP, CMOS Sensor where it is capable of recording 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 120fps and Mavic Air 2 has 48MP, CMOS Sensor and is able to record 4K and 60fps and 1080p at 240fps. Both the drone camera has 3axis gimbals. Both can record slow-mo videos however, the Mavic Air 2 can record Hyperlapse slow-mo videos with 240fps which is capable of capturing amazing videos while on air.

The main difference between the two variants has DJI introduced SmartPhoto algorithm which comes in Mavic Air 2 and is capable of 3 automated modes:  one for better low light capture, one for advanced HDR and another for automatic scene detection and adjustment.

The main thing about flying the drones is being an obstacle avoidance feature where both the drone has front and back sensors. The Mavic Air 2 has the newest feature which is capable of detecting flying objects nearby and with its calculation, this is capable of alerting the drone pilot very early. Also, the Mavic Air 2 has an APAS 3.0 system which comes handy where the drone can adjust its path mid-air instead of stopping.

Coming to the battery and performance. Both the drones have a max speed of 42.5mph. The battery feature of Mavic air vs Mavic Air 2 is the Mavic air has 2,375mAH battery and is capable of flying for around 21 minutes and the Mavic Air 2 has battery around 3,500mAH and is capable of flying around 34 minutes.

The controller of Mavic Air 2 has been redesigned to support

For more further review of the new DJI Mavic Air 2 please visit my other blogpost.

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