The new DJI Mavic Air 2 drone appeared in the ANATEL certification system, the Brazilian equivalent of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This agency shared some photos and even the user manual of the new DJI drone, which includes a number of interesting data on speed, camera and much more.
The photos show what the new Mavic Air 2 will look like, but what is more interesting in the specifications is the 48-megapixel camera capable of capturing 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.
DJI Mavic Air 2: Specifications
- DJI Fly app will be used for Mavic Air 2
- 1080p image transmission to a smartphone
- OcuSync 2.0
- 8km range
- ActiveTrack 3.0
- Point of Interest 3.0
- Advanced Pilot Assistance 2.0 (APAS)
- Top speed 68.4 km/h
- Maximum flight time 34 minutes
- 4K video (although framerate has yet to be confirmed)
- 1/2″ CMOS sensor with 12MP camera capable of stitched 48MP stills
DJI Mavic Air 2: Battery
The battery of the new drone will be rated 3500 mAh at 11.5V providing over 40WH of capacity. It can achieve a maximum speed of 68.4 km/h with a maximum flight time of 34 minutes. The original DJI Mavic Air only has a 2375 mAh battery and rated for a maximum flight time of only 21 minutes.
DJI Mavic Air 2: Camera Specifications
Another interesting detail concerns the camera: DJI used a 48-megapixel image sensor. It can be assumed that it is used similar to modern sensors in smartphones created according to the Quad Bayer method with the placement of Bayer filters to cover not individual pixels, but cells of four photosensitive elements. This allows you to shoot in good light at a resolution of 48 megapixels (usually with a pixel size of 0.8 microns), and with insufficient lighting at 12 megapixels (1.6 microns).
Also, the Quad Bayer method allows you to get a picture in the extended dynamic range at the hardware level, when half the pixels work with reduced sensitivity, and half with high. All this allows us to hope for an increase in the quality of both photos and video compared to the original drone, in which the camera has a resolution of 12 megapixels.
The manual mentioned a suspension with a three-axis mechanical stabilizer, support for shooting 4K video at 60 frames / s, 48-megapixel photos, a collision avoidance sensor, intelligent flight modes (for example, ActiveTrack 3.0, Point of Interest 3.0, QuickShot), advanced flight assistance systems 2.0. This makes it easier to get more professional results.
DJI Mavick Air 2: Release Date & Price
A new launch event titled “Up Your Game” has been made official by DJI which will be taking place on on April 27 at 9.30am EDT / 2.30pm BST / 11.30pm AEST. It looks likely that the DJI Mavic Air 2 will be launched at this event, alongside several other new products.
The only one thing that is still unknown about the Mavic Air 2, happens to be its price. Mavic Air was launched for $799 / £769 / AU$1,299 in early 2018 and we feel the successor would be revealed in a similar price range. Seeing the number of leaks coming out for the past few days, don’t be surprised if the price comes out before the official launch.