DJI Air 2S replaced with a 20MP 1-inch photoreceptor

DJI Air 2S

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Not long after the release of DJI’s FPV traversing machine, the mainstream aerial camera series that is closer to the needs of general consumers is also officially updated tonight. Somewhat surprisingly, the factory gave up the well-known Mavic brand name this time. The new machine is called Air 2S. This change may be made to shorten the name to make it easier for consumers to remember. In any case, the hardware itself continues Mavic’s past design style. All four wings can be folded and stored, which is very convenient to carry.

Compared with the past, the most important change on the Air 2S is estimated to be the replacement of a 1-inch photosensitive element, as many users wish, with an equivalent 22mm f/2.8 lens. The number of pixels on the sensor is 20MP, and it can shoot 5.4K 30fps, 4K 60fps (150Mbps) or 1080p 120fps video. Compared with Mavic Air 2, which can only record up to 4K 60fps (120Mbps), the improvement is quite obvious.

When recording at 4K 30fps, this new device can achieve up to 4x digital zoom. If you use 2.7K 60fps or 1080p 60fps mode, the zoom number can be increased to 6 times, and it can be as high as 8 times when recording at 1080p 30fps. In addition, Air 2S can also shoot in standard (8 bit), D-Log (10 bit) or HLG (10 bit) formats.

DJI Air 2S


Compared with the 570g Mavic Air, the Air 2S is heavier and weighs 595g. Probably for this reason, its maximum flight time has also dropped from 34 minutes to 31 minutes. Part of the increased weight should come from the new omnidirectional obstacle avoidance system. This time, Air 2S can detect obstacles in four directions, front, back, and bottom, and the front is a pair of obstacle avoidance cameras in the past to achieve the so-called “binocular zoom” effect. To identify obstacles that are farther away and move faster.

In addition, Air 2S is also equipped with O3 image transmission (should refer to OcuSync 3.0), theoretically the maximum operating distance can reach 12 kilometers.In the software part, there are auxiliary shooting modes such as focus, smart follow, and point of interest surround. The more interesting ones are the new ones. MasterShots tool. A trailer video was previously released on April Fool’s Day. The film was more like a service that was filmed and post-produced by the DJI team according to needs. The final product is actually the user chooses one of the three modes of close-range follow-up, people, and scenery, and lets the aerial camera plan the flight and shooting route by itself, and finally the DJI Fly app automatically edits it to generate a section of data. Short videos for direct sharing.

DJI Air 2S will be divided into standard version and Changfei package as usual. The price of the former is 6,499 yuan, and the latter includes three batteries, charging base, ND mirror and shoulder bag, asking price 8,399 yuan.