DJI today introduced its latest quadcopter drone – DJI Air 2 S, which, in addition to a few upgrades, offers a significantly larger sensor that promises better photo and video quality.
The newest quadrocopter from DJI removes the “Mavic” brand name, but the DJI Air 2S has a lot in common with the Mavic Air 2 ( approx. 780 euros on Amazon ). The biggest innovation in the truest sense of the word is the sensor, which is now designed in a 1-inch format and thus significantly larger than the 1/2 inch sensor of its predecessor. The resolution drops from 47 MP to 20 MP, but individual pixels grow to 2.4 μm, which means that the sensor can record significantly more details.
The DJI Air2S can record photos with a resolution of 20 megapixels, depending on the scene, HDR, or, in low light, hyperlight images are created automatically. The RC drone with camera can either record 5.4K video at up to 30 frames per second or 4K video at 60 fps at a data rate of up to 150 Mbit/s. Zoom is only available digitally. If no SD memory card is inserted, pictures and videos can also be saved on the internal 8 GB flash memory.
The DJI Air 2 S offers a battery life of up to 31 minutes, less depending on the wind conditions. Some sensors should be used to prevent the quadcopter drone from colliding with objects. The Air 2S has a range of up to 12 kilometers via four antennas, and 1080p video can be transmitted in real-time over the entire distance.
DJI Air 2S price and availability
The DJI Air 2 S can now be pre-ordered from the Amazon.com, Bhphotovideo.com, and Adorama.com websites at a price of $999. The “Fly More Combo” mini quadcopter kit, which contains a total of three batteries, six pairs of spare propellers, an ND filter set, a battery charging station, and a shoulder bag, costs $1,299.
Last month, DJI has also announced the new high-speed FPV drone designed for first-person control. This new DJI Quadcopter drone knows how to shoot video in high definition and is capable of accelerating to hundreds in a matter of seconds. And for more convenient control, a new controller was developed.