DJI Mavic Air 2 Review Of Features, Specs And FAQs Answered

This Mavic Air 2 review looks at the terrific features, specifications and answers the most frequently asked questions on this latest top drone from DJI. The Mavic Air 2 has a lot of new innovative technology.

Here, in this DJI Mavic Air 2 review with videos throughout, you will get a nice overview of this  latest small drone on the market. Then with precise Mavic Air 2 specifications, you will be able to make up your mind whether this is the right drone for you..

We answer the frequently asked questions on the Mavic Air 2 including speed, range, altitude, distance, max height limit, follow me, Waypoints, obstacle avoidance, sensors, video transmission, camera, Goggle compatibility and much more.

The new Mavic Air 2 is different in many ways over other DJI drones such as the Mavic Mini, Mavic 2 and has many new innovative technologies over the original Mavic Air.

Mavic Air 2 vs Mavic Air

There are many new innovations on the new Mavic Air 2 and it has many improvements over the original Mavic Air drone.  Here are some of the big Mavic Air 2 improvements;

  • Flight Time – New Mavic Air 2 flight time is now 34 minutes, compared to 21 minutes on the Mavic Air.
  • Stronger Stabilization – Mavic Air 2 can also fly in higher winds than the original Mavic Air.
  • Video Transmission – The Mavic Air 2 has OcuSysnc 2.0 with a HDR video transmission of 6.2 miles (10 km), compared to 2.5 miles (4 km) on the original Mavic Air.
  • Improved Camera – Mavic Air 2 has a 48 megapixel camera, allowing you to shoot photos up to 8k.
  • New Camera Features – The Mavic Air 2 uses High Dynamic Range, color optimization and a new SmartPhoto intelligent mode allowing you to capture stunning professional photos.  It can also shoot 4k video at 60p and slow motion video at 240 fps, all in HDR.
  • Improved Intelligent Flight Modes –  Mavic Air 2 now has ActiveTrack 3.0, Spotlight 2.0,  Points Of Interest 3.0 and 6 QuickShots.
  • Improved Obstacle Avoidance – The Mavic Air 2 uses Vision Sensors and ToF Sensors, along with APAS 3.0 for vastly improved obstacle avoidance technology.
  • Remote Controller – Totally new Remote Controller.
  • New App – Mavic Air 2 uses the DJI Fly app.

Along with all these vast improvement, the Mavic Air 2 also has a great price.

In this Mavic Air 2 review, we cover all the features and specifications including video reviews throughout.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review Features And Specifications

DJI Mavic Air 2 drone review of features, specifications and FAQs

The Mavic Air 2 was introduced on April 27th, 2020.  The DJI introductory video gives a tremendous overview of the Mavic Air 2 and how this drone is much improved over the original Mavic Air.

Here is the Mavic Air 2 release video.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Features And Specifications Reviewed

Mavic Air 2 Weight

The Mavic Air 2 weight is 570 grams or 20.10 ounces. For it’s size, the Mavic Air 2 drone has a lot of really cool technology.

Mavic Air 2 Size And Dimensions

The Mavic Air 2 size is as follows;

Folded – 7.08 x 3.82 x 3.30 inches (180 × 97 × 84 mm) (Length / Width / Height).

Unfolded – 7.20 x 9.96 x 3.03 inches (183 × 253 × 77 mm) (Length / Width / Height).

Diagonal Size: 11.89 inches (302 mm).

Mavic Air 2 Price

The Mavic Air 2 best price is USD 799 or USD 988 for the Combo.

Best Mavic Air 2 deal on Amazon.

Best Mavic Air 2 Combo deals direct from DJI, which includes extra batteries, props and very nice carrier bag.

Are There Mavic Air 2 Bundle Offers Available?  

There are no Mavic Air 2 drone bundles available just yet as the drone has only come on the market.  However, within a week or 2, we should start seeing Mavic Air 2 drone bundles appearing on Amazon and other dealer websites.

Mavic Air 2 Parts And Accessories

Parts and accessories for your Mavic Air 2 can be found on the above DJI page.  It has everything you need, including Mavic Air 2 propeller guards, quiet propellers and batteries.

To go with the above there is also the following Mavic Air 2 accessories;

  • Extra Mavic Air 2 batteries
  • Mavic Air 2 ND Filters
  • Charging hub
  • Aircraft Sleeve and shoulder bag
  • Mavic Air 2 backpack
  • microSD cards
  • Car charger

Mavic Air 2 Colors And Skins

The Mavic Air 2 only has the 1 color unlike the original Mavic Air which came in black, white and red.  However, you can find Mavic Air 2 skins on Amazon.

Mavic Air 2 Flight Time

The Mavic Air 2 flight time is 34 minutes, with no wind and flying at 11 mph (18 km/h).

What Is the Mavic Air 2 Hovering Time?

The Mavic Air 2 hover time is 33 minutes without wind.

Precision hovering is quite advanced technology. It uses a combination of the flight controller, IMU, gyroscope, sensors and algorithm for precise flying and hovering. You can read further on this technology in our article on Drone Stabilization, IMU and Flight Controllers.

How Fast Can The Mavic Air 2 Fly?

Mavic Air 2 Max Speed 

The Mavic Air 2 speed is 42 mph or 68 km/h at best, flying in Sports mode, at close to sea level with no wind. The speed breaks down as follows for the different flight modes;

Mavic Air 2 Speed For Horizontal Flying 

62.33 feet per second (19 meters in S-mode (Sports).
39.37 feet per second (12 meters) in N-mode (Normal).
16.40 feet per second (5 meters) in T-mode (Tripod).

Mavic Air 2 Max Ascent Speed

13.12 feet per second (4 meters) in S-Mode.
13.12 feet per second (4 meters) in N-Mode.

Mavic Air 2 Descent Speed

9.84 feet per second (3 meters) in S-mode.
9.84 feet per second (3 meters) in N-mode.
16.40 feet per second (5 meters) in S-mode in sharp descent.

Mavic Air 2 Flight Distance

The Mavic Air 2 flight distance range is 11.49 miles (18.5 km).

NOTE: It is never good to push your drone to the limit of it’s flight range, video transmission range or to the max of it’s battery.  This can cause the drone to crash or get lost.

Mavic Air 2 GPS

The Mavic Air 2 use both GPS and GLONASS, allowing the quadcopter to pick up many satellites. The dual satellite system is used by the Mavic Air 2 to assist with precision flying, very precise hovering, return to home and much more.

GPS on drones is essential for the geographical tagging of aerial photographs for photogrammetry using 3D mapping software.

What Is The Mavic Air 2 Height Limit

The Mavic Air 2 max altitude is 3.10 mile (5 km). This is the height limit above sea level. You can read more on what exactly is max service ceiling here.

Mavic Air 2 Fly Wind Resistance

The Mavic Air 2 wind resistance is 19 mph or 30.6 km/h. This is the equivalent to the Beaufort scale 5, which relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land. 
Watch this excellent test of the Mavic Air 2 flying in high winds, including testing in the various intelligent flight modes.

Is The Mavic Air 2 Waterproof?

The Mavic Air 2 is not waterproof. There are waterproof drones on the market but the DJI Mavic Air 2 is not waterproof.

How To Fly The Mavic Air 2?

There are 3 ways to fly the Mavic Air 2;

  • With the new dedicated remote controller.
  • Smartphone connected to Remote Controller Using DJI Fly app.
  • Using Fly App Quickshot intelligent flight modes, which include Dronie, Circle, Helix, Boomerang, Asteroid and Rocket.

Does The Mavic Air 2 Work With DJI Goggles?

Unfortunately, Mavic Air 2 is not compatible wit the DJI Goggles and DJI Goggles RE.

Is The DJI Air 2 Easy To Fly?

Yes. The Mavic Air 2 is particularly easy to fly.  The Mavic 2 Air uses the DJI Fly app, which has a flight simulator in beginner mode. The Mavic Air 2 has a new remote controller which is very easy to use.  Flying is very simple.

When starting out with your new drone, it is recommended that you read the Mavic Air 2 manuals.  Become very familiar with the Mavic Air 2 quadcopter, remote controller and DJI Fly app before you start to fly.

NOTE: For you first few flights, it is also a good idea to fly the Mavic Air 2 is an open clear space.

Mavic Air 2 Simulator

The DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic Air 2 has a simulator option where you can practice. The is also a Mavic 2 Air beginner Flight Tutorial under Settings-> Control in the DJI Fly app.

Here is a short DJI tutorial on how to fly the Mavic Air 2. It really is a so easy to fly.

Is It Easy To Update The Mavic Air 2 Firmware?

The Mavic Air 2 firmware update is very easy. Like all the best drones, these firmware updates add new features or fix small bugs with the Mavic Air 2.

The update process is very simple. You can update the Mavic Air 2 firmware using the DJI Fly app in the Remote Controller or using the DJI Assistant 2 application, which is installed on a laptop.

Here are the full easy to follow instructions to update the Mavic Air 2 firmware. The instructions include updating the quadcopter and remote controller.

Mavic Air 2 IMU And Compass

Details of the Mavic Air 2 IMU and Compass can be viewed in the DJI Fly app. Click on the 3 dots for System Settings and then Safety.  Scroll down to Sensors. It will show if the IMU and Compass are showing normal or requires calibration.

You can also calibrate the Mavic Air 2 IMU and Compass using the DJI Assistant 2 app.

If there is an IMU error while the Mavic Air 2 is flying, you will see a blinking red light on the actual quadcopter.

What Can The Mavic Air 2 Be Used For?

The Mavic Air 2 is a highly advanced pocket sized quadcopter. It is very easy to carry around.  It is fast and has a very good battery life. It has exceptional flight and camera stabilization. This Mavic Air 2 has terrific follow me active tracking making it the perfect drone to capture your outdoor adventures.

Being able to shoot up to 8k video and 48 megapixel photo shots is a real plus.

The camera is so good that it can be used to film beautiful landscapes and scenery. The professional quality output will allow this quadcopter to be used to create stunning videos for marketing of hotels, resorts and homes.

There are so many great uses for this Mavic Air 2. You can read further on how drones are now being used in our top article entitled the best uses for drones.

Mavic Air 2 Max Video Transmission Range

The Mavic Air 2 max video transmission distance is 6.2 mile (10 km), unobstructed and in line of sight using the Remote Controller with the DJI Fly app connected. The Mavic Air 2 video transmission uses the DJI OcuSysnc 2.0 technology.

Note: Most countries only allow drones to be flown within line of sight unless you are registered and permitted to fly beyond line of sight.

Every country has different drone regulations and it is very important to know what the exact drone regulations for your country is. It is a very great idea to become familiar with your own countries UAS flight laws, which should include the areas where you are not allowed to fly.

Resolution Of The Mavic Air 2 Video Transmission

Remote Controller Video Transmission;

  • 720p @ 30 fps
  • 1080p @ 30 fps

Mavic Air 2 Video Transmission Latency

The latency of video from the Mavic Air 2 to your mobile device is between 120 to 130 milliseconds.  This very much depends on the performance of the mobile device and signal interference.

Mavic Air 2 OcuSync 2.0 Transmission

OcuSync 2.0 is the technology, which allows the Mavic Air 2 ground station remote controller to communicate with the Mavic Air 2 quadcopter for live video streaming.

The new Mavic Air with OcuSync 2.0, allows for video transmission up to 6.2 mile (10 km) as well as delivering up to 1080p FHD resolution live stream straight from the Mavic Air 2 drone. The 1080p live stream can be directly edited in the Fly app and shared on social media.

With Mavic Air OcuSync 2.0, there is also reduced interference due to different frequency bands, smoother image transmission with H.265 encoding and better signal performance compared to the previous version of OcuSync.

This next video will give you a nice introduction and shows you around the Mavic Air 2.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review Of Obstacle Sensing

DJI Mavic Air 2 Obstacle Detection and collision avoidance APAS Review

How the Mavic Air 2 Obstacle Sensing Works

The Mavic Air 2 can sense objects in 3 directions. It has a Forward, Backward Vision System.

For Downward sensing, the quadcopter has a Vision system and Infrared sensing system.

The Vision System is constantly scanning for obstacles in front and behind the Mavic Air 2, allowing it to avoid collisions by flying around the obstacle or hovering in front if there is no path around the obstacle.

Mavic Air 2 Sensors

The DJI Mavic Air 2 sensors for Forward, Backward and Downward obstacle detection are dual vision sensors on the nose, dual vision sensors on the back and dual vision sensors on the underside.

The Downward Vision System also has ToF sensors, along with the dual vision sensors, to assist the Mavic Air 2 maintain its current position and hover in place very precisely.

The Mavic Air 2 downward vision and infrared sensors allow the quadcopter to fly indoors very precisely or outdoors where GPS is unavailable.

Mavic Air 2 Side Sensors

There are no Mavic Air 2 side sensors as it only has forward, backward and downward sensing capabilities.

Calibrating The Mavic Air 2 Vision  System

If the Mavic Air 2 detects any abnormalities in the Vision sensing system, it will automatically perform a calibration.

Then, if the issue still exists after the automatic vision calibration, then a prompt will appear in the DJI Fly app to complete an advanced calibration.

DJI Mavic Air 2 APAS 3.0 System

The Mavic Air 2 has an Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS)

This APAS has been approved in the Mavic Air 2 and it is now called APAS 3.0, which is available in Normal mode.

With APAS 3.0, the quadcopter will avoid obstacles while you are flying by going above, below to the left or right of obstacles.

The Mavic Air 2 APAS 3.0 system generates a realtime map of the surroundings, producing the appropriate flight path to avoid obstacles automatically in flight.

To check to see if APAS is turned on, open the DJI Fly app, go into the System Settings, then Safety and you will find APAS in there.

Note: The Mavic Air 2 manual has full information on the APAS system as the APAS system is not always available.

Auxiliary Light 

Along with the Obstacle Sensing System, an auxiliary light has been added to improve vision and safety in poor lighting conditions.  The auxiliary light also helps the Mavic Air 2 to land safely.

Mavic Air 2 Specifications For Sensing System

Forward Sensing

  • Precision Measurement Range: 1.15 to 72 feet (0.35 to 22 meters).
  • Detection Range: 1.15 feet to 144 feet (0.35 to 44 meters).
  • Effective Sensing Speed: 39.37 feet per second (12 meters per second).
  • Field of View (FOV): 71° (horizontal), 56° (vertical).

Backward Sensing

  • Precision Measurement Range: 1.21 to 77 feet (0.37 – 23.6 meters).
  • Detection Range: 1.21 to 154 (0.37 – 47.2 meters).
  • Effective Sensing Speed: 39.37 feet per second (12 meters per second).
  • Field of View (FOV): 44° (horizontal), 57° (vertical).

Downward Sensing

  • ToF Measurement Range: 0.33 to 26 feet (0.1 – 8 meters).
  • Hovering Range: 1.64 to 98 feet (0.5 – 30 meters).
  • Vision Sensor Hovering Range: 1.64 to 196 feet (0.5 – 60 meters).

Obstacle detection and collision avoidance is terrific technology. You can read further on the latest obstacle detection and collision avoidance drones here.

Notes On Mavic Air 2 Obstacle Sensing

If you have a drone with obstacle detection and collision avoidance, it is really important to understand how it works and the conditions where it won’t work.

All drones will have similar modes or circumstances where the obstacle detection and collision avoidance won’t work and it is always good to read the user manual thoroughly to understand how the obstacle detection works and when it doesn’t work.

  • The downward obstacle sensing system cannot work properly over surfaces which are shiny, transparent, reflective or do not have clear pattern variations.
  •  If the light is fading or in darkness, then the vision sensors won’t work.
  • If the Mavic Air 2 is flying too fast, the drone will not have enough time to brake and stop.
  • Too Small of obstacles such as leaves or electrical wires are too small to be detected.
  • Moving Objects  such as people or surfaces.
  • Over surfaces with reflect or absorb  infrared waves.

Return To Home Safety Feature

DJI Mavic Air 2 Remote Controller features reviewThe Return to Home (RTH) function will bring the Mavic Air 2 back to the last recorded home point when the GPS signal is strong.

The are 3 types of Return to Home;

Smart RTH: This is initiated by the Pilot either by tapping ‘H’ in the DJI Fly app or by pressing down on the RTH button on the Remote Controller until you hear a beep.

Low Battery RTH: The return to home is triggered when the battery is depleted to a point, which may affect the safe return of the Mavic Air 2.

The Low Battery RTH can be cancelled by the pilot

Failsafe RTH: If the Home point was successfully recorded, the Failsafe RTH will be automatically activated if the signal from the remote controller is lost for more than 11 seconds.

Note: When you receive your new quadcopter, it is very important to read the Mavic Air 2 User Manual, especially the sections on the intelligent flight battery,  return to home features and safety instructions.  Read these sections a few times.

Mavic Air 2 Manual

Here is the link to the Mavic Air 2 user manual. You will also find the Mavic Air quick start guide there.

Flight Recorder

All the Mavic Air flight telemetry, status information and other information are automatically saved to the 8 GB internal data recorder on the quadcopter. This data can be access using the DJI Assistant 2 software.

Data would include GPS, battery, flight modes, Vision System status information plus a lot more.

To give you an idea of the type of information and setting, read our article on the DJI Assistant 2 Mavic software.

Mavic Air 2 Geo Zones

The DJI Fly app prompts regarding flying in GEO zones. This can also be disabled in the settings.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Flight Modes Review

The Mavic Air 2 has 3 flight modes as follows;

N-Mode (Normal) – For regular flying and using intelligent flight modes. This is flying with dual GPS and GLONASS satellites. In N-Mode, the Mavic Air 2 utilizes both the GPS, Vision and Infrared systems to locate itself, stabilize and navigate very precisely.

S-Mode (Sport) – In Sport mode, the Mavic Air 2 uses GPS for positioning and the quadcopter can fly at it’s maximum speed. Also, in S-mode, the Mavic Air 2 drone and remote controller are optimized for agility and speed. The stick movements on the Mavic Air 2 RC will be far more responsive than in N-mode.

In Sports mode the Vision System is turned off so it can’t avoid obstacles automatically.

T-Mode (Tripod) – Use this Tripod mode which is based on the Normal mode for exceptional smooth flying, which is great when filming.

Mavic Air 2 Gimbal Flight Operation Modes

There are 2 gimbal operation modes available which give you a different flying experience.

Follow Mode: The gimbal compensates for aircraft Tilt and Pitch to keep video image steady and the horizon kept straight. Great for taking video.

FPV Mode: Camera is locked to the quadcopter’s orientation, so video image will tilt when the Mavic Air 2 rolls. Great for FPV flying.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Intelligent Flight Modes Review

The Mavic Air 2 has the below autonomous Intelligent Flight Modes;

  • ActiveTrack 3.0
  • Spotlight 2.0
  • POI 3.0 (Points Of Interest)
  • Quickshots
  • 8k Hyperlapse

FocusTrack: The is a suite of the top 3 autonomous intelligent tracking modes above, which make capturing cinematic shots easy.

Mavic Air 2 Follow Me ActiveTrack Mode

The Mavic Air 2 drone uses ActiveTrack 3.0 to follow you while filming at the same time. The Mavic Air 2 follow you mode also detects and avoids obstacles while tracking.

There are 2 moves within the ActiveTrack 3.0 which are as follows;

Trace: The Mavic Air 2 tracks and follow you at a constant distance. This works in all 3 flight modes (Normal, Sport, Tripod)

Parallel: The Mavic Air 2 will follow you at a constant angle from the side. This works in all 3 flight modes.

ActiveTrack 3.0 will follow you when running, jumping, or cycling. It can follow people, bicycles, cars and boats etc.

Mavic Air 2 Quick Shots

With the Mavic Air 2, you have a choice of 6 QuickShots. These quick shots allow you to concentrate on capturing aerial film or photos with the Mavic Air 2 flying autonomously. The Mavic Air 2 quick shots are as follows;

  • Rocket: Ascend with the camera pointing downward.
  • Dronie: Fly backward and upward, with the camera locked on your subject.
  • Circle: The Mavic Air 2 circles around the subject.
  • Helix: Fly upward, spiraling around your subject.
  • Boomerang: The Mavic Air 2 flies backward around the subject in an oval path.
  • Asteroid: In Asteroid Quickshot, the Mavic Air 2 flies backward and upward. It takes several photos, then flies to it’s starting point.

Mavic Air 2 Spotlight Intelligent Flight Mode

Spotlight 2.0 intelligent flight mode allows the Mavic Air 2 camera to keep you or your subject in the center of the frame while you fly. You just select your subject and fly. It is so easy to set up and it is a terrific aerial filming mode.

Mavic 2 Points Of Interest (POI 3.0)

Point of Interest 3.0 uses advanced positioning technology to create an automated flight path and a fixed point, which the Mavic Air 2 will circle around, keeping the subject in the center of the frame.

POI 3.0 can track objects like people, cars, and boats, giving you terrific options for creative aerial filming.

All you need to do is select a static object as the Point of Interest.  Then, set the circle radius, flight altitude and speed. The Mavic Air 2 quadcopter will then fly around the subject using these settings.

Mavic Air 2 Hyperlapse (8K)

Mavic Air 2 supports Hyperlapse in 8k. Hyperlapse allows you to warp time and space for exceptional footage, without requiring post-processing. It is very easy to set up.

Choose from the following Hyperlapse modes, then select the shooting location and the DJI Fly app will do the rest.

Free

The Mavic Air 2 will automatically take photos and generate a time lapse video. Set the interval time, video duration and the maximum speed. The DJI Fly app will display the number of photos, which will be taken and how long the shooting time will be.

Circle & Course Lock

With Course Lock, there are 2 ways to use it.  The 1st way, the orientation of the Mavic Air 2 is fixed without being able to select a subject. In the 2nd way, the drone is fixed and it flies around the select object.

Waypoint modes:

The Mavic Air 2 automatically takes photos on a flight path from 2 up to 5 waypoints. It then generates a time lapse video.

Mavic Air 2 Camera Features Review

DJI Mavic Air 2 Camera review and specificationsMavic Air 2 Camera Overview

This Mavic Air 2 camera uses the DJI advanced 3-axis gimbal system, giving cinematic quality stabilization even in windy conditions. Photos can be taken in 12 MP, 48 MP and in RAW format. The Mavic Air 2 supports 4k at 60 fps video, HDR functionality, and 8 x slow motion at 1080p 240 fps.

Here are some of the fantastic features of the Mavic Air 2 camera.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Camera Features – Photos

48 Megapixel Photos – With a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor, the Mavic Air 2 captures impressive 48 megapixel photos. The 48 MP camera supports a high megapixel count, which allows for vivid detail, even when you zoom in on an image.

SmartPhoto – integrates scene recognition, HyperLight, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) into one mode for terrific results. The scene recognition camera technology optimizes different camera parameters for various scenes and supports intelligent recognition of five categories; sunset, skies, grass, snow, and trees.

Hyperlight – improves photos taken in low light situations by combining images and removing noise. Scene recognition optimizes camera shooting parameters based on the recognition of the sunset, sky, grass, snow, and trees.

HDR – uses advanced algorithms to optimize the dynamic range of your image. SmartPhoto provides an intelligent approach to drone photography making it easier to take stunning photos.

HDR Panorama – Mavic Air 2 offers DJI’s most advanced panorama mode, with a higher dynamic range and colors which are vivid and incredibly accurate.

Manual Controls – The Mavic Air 2 also has manual camera settings, allowing you to control the settings you need for the perfect photo.

Mavic Air 2 Quad Bayer Filter

The Mavic Air 2 drone features a Quad Bayer filter, which controls the use of different exposures to produce an image with a higher dynamic range.

Here are 2 excellent YouTube videos which tell you a bit more about Bayer Filters.

Capturing Digital Images (The Bayer Filter)

How A Pixel Gets Its Color (Bayer Sensor)

DJI Mavic Air 2 Camera Features – Video

HDR Video – The Mavic Air has HDR as the default video shooting mode. It uses the high performance Quad Bayer image sensor, where a single frame separates exposure levels in different areas, accurately capturing light and dark details. The images are layered to create a colorful, balanced shot with higher dynamic range.

4K/60 FPS Video – Mavic Air 2 captures exceptional quality video at 4k at 60 fps, 2.7k at 60 fps and 1080p at 240 fps.

Slow Motion – 8 x slow motion at 1080p 240 fps.

D-Cinelike Color Profile  – The Mavic Air 2 offers D-Cinelike as a flat color profile, which offers great detail recovery in highlights as well as the ability to adjust tones while retaining all the details.

8K Video – Available in Free and Waypoint Hyperlapse modes.

Cinematic Shots – FocusTrack, Quickshots and 8k Hyperlapse intelligent flight modes give you an incredible easy way of capturing the best video every time.
Here is some terrific DJI Mavic Air 2 footage. The quality is simply stunning.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Specifications For Camera

Mavic Air 2 Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: 1/2.3″ CMOS
  • Pixels: 12 and 48 million
  • Lens FOV: 84°
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focus Range: 1 m to ∞
  • Color Profiles: D-Cinelike, Normal
  • Max Bitrate: 120 Mbps

Mavic Air 2 ISO Range

Video

  • Video: 100 – 6400

Photo (12 MP)

  • Photo: 100 – 3200 (auto)
  • Photo: 100 – 6400 (manual)

Photo (48 MP)

  • Photo: 100 – 1600 (auto)
  • Photo: 100 – 3200 (manual)

Mavic Air 2 Still Photography Modes

  • Max Photo Resolution: 48 MP (8000 x 6000)
  • Single shot: 12 MP and 48 MP
  • Burst: 12 MP 3/5/7 frames
  • AEB: 12 MP 3/5 frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Timed: 12 MP 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60 seconds
  • SmartPhoto: Scene Recognition, HyperLight and HD

Mavic Air 2 HDR Panorama

  • Vertical (3 x 1): 3328 x 8000 pixels (Width x Height)
  • Wide (3 x 3): 8000 x 6144 pixels (Width x Height)
  • 180º Panorama (3 x 7): 8192 x 3500 pixels (Width x Height)
  • Sphere (3 x 8+1): 8192 x 4096 pixels (Width x Height)

Mavic Air 2 Video Resolution And Frame Rates

  • 4k Ultra HD: 3840 × 2160 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
  • 2.7k: 2688 × 1512 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps
  • FHD: 1920 × 1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120/240 fps
  • 4k Ultra HD HDR: 3840×2160 24/25/30 fps
  • 2.7k HDR: 2688 × 1512 24/25/30 fps
  • FHD HDR: 1920 × 1080 24/25/30 fps

Mavic Air 2 Smart Controller

The newly Mavic Air 2 Smart Controller has an ergonomic design with a very comfortable grip.  This Air 2 RC has a new clamp, which makes connecting smartphones fast and very easy.

Also, Mavic Air 2 now has integrated antennas in the RC, which improve the flying experience.

The RC Ground Station has a really good battery life of up to 4 hours.

How To Check the Mavic Air 2 Battery Level?

Press the power button once to check the battery level with 4 LED on meaning the battery is great than 88% full. Page 25 of the user manual will give you the exact percentage of battery level for the lights showing.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Other Specifications

DJI Mavic Air 2 Specifications For Gimbal

Stabilization: 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)
Max Controllable Speed (tilt): 100°/s
Angular Vibration Range: ±0.01°

Mechanical Range
Tilt: -135° to 45°
Roll: -45° to 45°
Pan: -100° to 100°

Controllable Range
Tilt: -90° to 0° (Default)
-90° to 24° (Extended)

DJI Mavic Air 2 Specifications For Battery

  • Capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Voltage: 11.55 V
  • Charging Voltage Limit: 13.2 V
  • Battery Type: LiPo 3S
  • Energy: 40.42 Wh
  • Weight: 6.98 ounces (198 grams)
  • Charging Temperature: 5° to 40°C (41° to 104°F)
  • Max Charging Power: 38 W

Mavic Air 2 Remote Controller Specifications

  • Mavic Air 2 Remote Controller battery life up to 240 minutes
  • Remote Controller Transmission System: OcuSync 2.0
  • Supported Mobile Device Connectors: Lightning, Micro USB, USB Type-C
  • Max Supported Mobile Device Size: 180 x 86 x 10 mm (Height x Width x Depth)
  • Operating Temperature: -10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)

Remote Controller Current Voltage

  • 1200 mA @ 3.7V (Android)
  • 700 mA @ 3.7V (iOS)

Remote Controller Transmitter Power

2.400-2.4835 GHz:
FCC: ≤26 dBm
CE: ≤20 dBm
SRRC: ≤20 dBm
MIC: ≤20 dBm

5.725-5.850 GHz:
FCC: ≤26 dBm
CE: ≤14 dBm
SRRC: ≤26 dBm

Mavic Air 2 – Other FAQs

What Is The Mavic Air 2 FocusTrack? 

FocusTrack is made up of three intelligent tracking modes. These are ActiveTrack 3.0, Point of Interest (POI) 3.0 and Spotlight 2.0. All three of these intelligent tracking modes are combined to offer an improved aerial cinematography experience.

ActiveTrack 3.0 is DJI’s best tracking technology so far. It implements both obstacle avoidance and object recognition.

POI 3.0 can track objects like cars, boats, and other moving vehicles.

Spotlight 2.0 keeps your subject locked in the center of the frame.

Does the DJI Mavic Air 2 Camera Have Zoom?

The Mavic Air 2 camera doesn’t have a zoom lens.

What Software Does The Mavic Air 2 Use To Fly?

The Mavic Air 2 can only be used with the DJI Fly app, which was first introduced on the Mavic Mini drone.

The DJI Fly app is designed to provide users with intuitive controls, which make flying easier than ever. You can find the DJI Fly app in the app store or on the DJI website.

Does the Mavic Air 2 Quadcopter Have Internal Storage?

The Mavic Air 2 comes with an internal storage of 8 GB. Then you can slot in a microSD into the Mavic Air 2 drone. The Mavic Air 2 support microSD cards with a capacity of up to 256 GB card to store images and video footage.

Mavic Air 2 Memory Cards

A UHS-I Speed Grade 3 rating microSD card is required due to their fast read and write speeds for high resolution video data.

The following are the recommended microSD cards for the Mavic Air 2 drone;

  • SanDisk High Endurance 64 GB UHS-III V30 microSDXC
  • SanDisk Extreme 64 / 128 / 256 GB UHS-III V30 A2 microSDXC
  • Lexar 667x 64 GB UHS-III V30 A2 microSDXC
  • Lexar High Endurance 64 GB UHS-III V30 microSDXC
  • Samsung EVO Plus (Yellow and Red) 64 GB UHS-III microSDXC
  • Samsung EVO Plus 128 / 256 GB UHS-III microSDXC
  • Kingston V30 128 GB UHS-III microSDXC
  • Netac 256 GB UHS-III A1 microSDXC

Does the Mavic Air 2 Support WiFi Control?

No. The Mavic Air 2 uses OcuSync 2.0 to connect the quadcopter with the the Remote Controller, which has your Smartphone attached. The Smartphone uses the new DJI Fly app.

What Is The Mavic Air 2 Supported File Systems?

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What Comes In The Mavic Air 2 Box When Purchased?

When you purchase the DJI Mavic Air 2, you will receive all the following in the box.

  • 1 x Mavic Air 2 quadcopter
  • 1 x Remote Controller
  • 1 x Spare Remote Control sticks
  • 1 x Intelligent Flight Battery
  • 1 x Battery Charge
  • 1 x AC Power Cable
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector)
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector)
  • RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)
  • 1 x Gimbal Protector
  • 1 x Type-C Cable
  • 3 x Low Noise Propeller (Pairs)

Mavic Air 2 Combo

With the DJI Mavic Air 2 Combo, you will also receive the following in addition to the above;

  • ND Filters Set (ND16 / 64 / 256)
  • Battery Charging Hub
  • Battery to Power Bank adapter
  • Shoulder Bag

DJI Mavic Air 2 Specifications And FAQs

You can find information on the Mavic Air 2 specifications and FAQs here.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Video Reviews

I will leave you with three Mavic Air 2 review videos, which show you just how great this pocket sized drone is.

Here is another top Mavic Air 2 review with some terrific footage.

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