DJI Air 2s: Traditional looks of the Mavic series

DJI AIR 2S introduction

The Dji AIR 2S has the traditional looks of the Mavic series, however, at 595g it’s located on the lighter side of the DJI drones.

At first glance, this would be a more traditional light drone for photographers and videographers, but you would be mistaken to think of the AIR 2S as a traditional drone, as it features some extraordinary functions not found on other drones, Let’s take a look at this new fleetmate a bit more closely

Experienced DJI air 2s pilots will certainly know the flight controls and common features of the Mavic series, whether you are flying a Mavic Air, Mavic Pro, or newer Mavic 2 series, they all are foldable portable drones, perfect for off the grid use in rugged terrain because of their easy portable design, these drones were designed to be easy to carry in your backpack when going to remote areas, so you can get the best footage and photos without having to carry a heavy large drone.

The AIR 2S is no different, lightweight design and foldable legs make this yet another drone to be used in the most extreme areas with ease.

So far nothing new, right? Well let’s just say that small design doesn’t mean this is a toy, it’s a highly sophisticated drone, oozing in personality, designed for top-quality photo and video … 5.4K video this time!

About

  • 【1-INCH IMAGE SENSOR】Equipped with a 1-inch image sensor and large 2.4μm pixels, DJI Air 2S is capable of 5.4K/30fps and 4K/60fps video.
  • 【MASTERSHOTS】The next evolution of QuickShots, MasterShots is an advanced intelligent feature that gives users the best shots in any location with just a tap.
  • 【ONE BILLION COLORS】The 10-bit Dlog-M color profile can record up to one billion colors while retaining all the little details that make footage pop.
  • 【THE CENTER OF ATTENTION】FocusTrack features Spotlight 2.0, ActiveTrack 4.0, and Point of Interest 3.0, making it a breeze for DJI Air 2S to follow or circle your subject. Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 5000 m
  • 【ENVIRONMENT SENSING】DJI Air 2S has the ability to perceive its environment in four directions: up, down, forward, and backward, allowing it to actively avoid obstacles, even in complex scenarios and at high speeds.
  • 【7.5 MILES MAX VIDEO TRANSMISSION】DJI Air 2S features DJI’s most advanced O3 (OcuSync 3.0) image transmission technology, giving you an ultra-smooth, clear, and reliable image feed every time you fly.
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DJI air 2s

Dimensions & weight of the Dji air 2s

The AIR 2S is a very light drone at only 595g and folded it is so small it can easily fit in your standard backpack at 180x97x77mm, when unfolded it sizes 183x253x77mm.

Flight time

The weakness of every drone is of course power supply, the motors of a drone need to spin the props at high speeds and they need a reliable power supply to do this. Batteries are the only option in light machines like drones and smartphones and DJI has managed to find a good balance between performance and time for all of their drones. The AIR 2S is no exception, with a perfect conditions flight time of 31 minutes it is comparable to the mavic2 pro and most others in the series.

Dji air 2s Video Transmission range

At up to 12km transmission range at 1080p is slightly better than the 10km of the Mavic 2 Pro, although local legislation will not always allow you to fly the drone at those distances, European legislation only allows you to fly within a visual line of sight.

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Camera

Now here is the difference that sets the AIR 2S apart from most other drones, the 20 MP sensor allows for 20 MP photography both in JPEG and RAW format, and an amazing 5.4K video recording at 30fps and up to 120fps at lower quality makes this camera stand out of the crowd, combined with 4x to 8x digital zoom, this camera will give you a wide range of possibilities to create awesome video footage.

Dji air 2s
Dji air 2s camera

Speed

All 3 flight modes have a maximum speed attached to their performance, remember this drone was not built for very high speeds (for a high-speed drone, please see the DJI FPV) but even though it wasn’t, in S-mode it can fly the fastest at 19m/s (68.4 km/h), in N-mode it will fly up to 15m/s (54 km/h) and in C-mode at the lower 5m/s (18 km/h).

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Ascent & descent speed

In all flight modes, the ascent speed and descent speed is limited to 6m/s (21.6 km/h), this is also comparable to other drones in the segment but significantly less than the high-speed FPV drone (seen in another review).

Maximum ceiling above sea level

Like all drones and aircraft, this drone also has a maximum altitude of flight, generally called the maximum ceiling, the AIR 2S can go as high as 5000m above sea level, comparable to other drones in the segment, just for the experts, a Boeing 747 commercial airliner has a service ceiling of 13.000m above sea level.

Maximum range

The maximum range refers to the maximum distance the drone can fly from the remote controller, the AIR 2S has a maximum range of 18.5km, about the same as the Mavic 2 Pro (18km).

Videography

The most noticeable difference in the AIR 2S is the 5.4K video possibility, at first glance this is fantastic … however beware that the 5.4K option is only possible at lower frame rates of 24, 25, or 30fps, so for fast-moving video this is not ideal.

At 4K you can select 24, 25, 30, 48,50 & 60fps, this would be better when shooting faster moving objects like cars, boats, etc.

The same frame rates are possible in 2.7K, to be used when file size is a problem or for sharing on social media. The highest frame rate of 120fps can only be used in Full-HD (1920×1080 pixels).

Video can be recorded in MP4 or MOV formats.

Storage

Usually, a drone pilot will use a memory card in the drone, the AIR 2S uses microSD cards of up to 256 GB capacity, however, there is also 8 GB of internal storage. Although this will not be enough for long video recording, it is a small extra buffer for photographers and videographers.

Dji Air 2s Note and price

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dji air 2s price
  • Price: 4.7 Stars
  • Features: 4.2 Stars
  • Quality: 4.8 Stars
  • Support: 3.8 Stars

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