The DJI Mavic Air 2’s official launch could also be lined up for April 27, however that hasn’t stopped photographs of the incoming drone leaking left, proper and heart – with the newest ones giving us a great take a look at the mid-range drone’s design from just about each angle.
A number of leaks of the DJI Mavic Air successor have already revealed most of its specs, and now what seem like official photographs have been picked by DroneDJ from considered one of its accomplice websites.
The pictures reveal that the Mavic Air 2 will successfully be a smaller model of the DJI’s Mavic 2 sequence, which arrived in August 2018. This may make it bigger than the unique DJI Mavic Air, however nonetheless very moveable due to its folding design.
This measurement distinction is hinted at by the picture under of the Mavic Air 2 being handheld – we do not but know actual dimensions or weight, but it surely’s undoubtedly extra compact than its older Mavic 2 siblings.
Contemplating the Mavic Air 2 will probably be cheaper than the latter and now have a smaller digital camera module, this is smart. Based on the textual content above the lens, this digital camera may have a bigger 1/2-in CMOS sensor than its predecessor, although this may nonetheless smaller than the DJI Mavic 2 Pro’s one-inch chip.
So what else do the newly leaked images tell us? Well, there is definitely no top sensor, which means that the Mavic Air 2 won’t be able to automatically duck underneath tree branches if they’re above the drone.
Still, it will likely be one of DJI’s safest drones yet, thanks to its intelligent flight modes, APAS (or Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems) and AirSense, the latter of which identifies aircraft locations and notifies you in real time.
One other small detail that we can see in the leaked images is that the Mavic Air 2 appears to have DJI’s Low-Noise quick release propellers, which should make it a little quieter in flight than its somewhat noisy predecessor. That’s handy if you want to be a little more discreet during take-off and landing.
A tempting price tag
One other detail that appears to have arrived from the leak is the DJI Mavic Air 2’s price – it will apparently cost $799, the same as its predecessor when that drone arrived in January 2018. There’s no confirmation of what this will convert to in other regions, but the Mavic Air originally cost £769 / AU$1,299, so it’s likely the Mavic Air 2 will follow suit.
Considering the Mavic Air 2’s likely specs, that’s a pretty competitive price tag. The drone will apparently be able to shoot 4K/60p video, take 48MP photos (likely stitched from a 12MP sensor), pack a 34-minute battery life (up considerably from its predecessor’s 21-minute flight time) and, crucially, come with Ocusync 2.0, which would at least quadruple the Mavic Air’s 2km range and boost the stability of its signal.
For beginners and hobbyists, it could well be the sweet spot for aerial photos and videos. The cheaper DJI Mavic Mini is also a great option, but lacks features like 4K video and object tracking, while its smaller size can actually make it less stable than larger drones in a stiff breeze.
We’ll bring you all of the official news on the DJI Mavic Air 2 during its likely launch on April 27, but for a more in-depth look at its specs check out our DJI Mavic Air 2: release date, news and features roundup.