DJI sets a new benchmark for high-grade flight performance and incredible imagery with the new DJI Air 2S. This portable camera drone is an all-in-one solution, offering robust flight performance, state-of-the-art camera upgrades and high-grade preprogrammed content creation tools.
Expand your creative vision and capture high-grade footage using a new one-inch sensor capable of recording:
- 20-megapixel still images
- 5.4K video at 30fps
- 4K at 60fps
The one-inch sensor is larger than the sensor on the original Mavic Air 2 and offers a larger pixel size of 2.4μm, capturing more information and detail for better photos and videos. Get closer to the subject without moving the drone using a new digital zoom that supports:
- 4X zoom at 4K 30fps
- 6X at 2.7K 30fps
- 4X at 2.7K 60fps
- 6X at 1080P 60fps
- 8X at 1080P 30fps
DJI’s three-axis mechanical gimbal smooths out footage for professional-level quality and 8 GB of internal storage have been added. Users can choose to record in H264 or H265, depending on their preferences for image detail and storage capacity and can also choose from three video color profiles, Normal (8 bit), D-Log (10 bit) or HLG (10 bit) to match their video needs.
In addition to standard photo options like Timed Photo, AEB and Panoramas, DJI Air 2S’s SmartPhoto mode records 20-megapixel photos using advanced scene analysis and deep learning to automatically choose the best of three options that will create the most visually appealing image for you, including HDR, Hyperlight and Scene Recognition.
HDR modes merge several images together for a vibrant scene while Hyperlight is designed for low-light scenarios and Scene Recognition can identify several common settings and apply camera adjustments to capture photos that pop.
The DJI Air 2S has the most programmed flight modes and image capture modes of any DJI drone of its size. These creative options include:
- MasterShots – the drone will automatically plan a flight path, choose from three different image capture modes, including Proximity, Portrait or Landscape, and start recording classic aerial footage. Pilots can choose different themes and the DJI Fly app will generate a unique video that’s ready to be shared with the world.
- FocusTrac – select your subject by drawing a square around it on your mobile device, then choose from Point of Interest 3.0, an automated flight path around the subject; ActiveTrack 4.0, a tool that seamlessly tracks the subject and keeps it in the frame; or Spotlight 2.0, where the drone movement is controlled by the pilot while it locks the subject into the frame.
- QuickShots – modes include Rocket, Circle, Dronie, Helix, Boomerang and Asteroid.
- Hyperlapse – content captured in 4K resolution and lower can apply digital stabilization for an added layer of smoothness.
Safe and Intuitive Flight Operation
DJI Air 2S uses four high-grade antennas and the latest version of DJI’s proprietary OcuSync transmission tech, O3, to deliver a stable feed at a maximum distance of 12km even in areas with a high number of signals. A max 31 minutes in the air gives pilots more time to capture visually appealing footage while four-way sensors help reduce the risk of collision.
The newly upgraded front, rear, bottom and top obstacle sensors incorporate binocular zooming technology to recognise incoming objects from further away at faster speeds.
DJI Air 2S uses the latest and most advanced version of Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) 4.0, which allows the drone to maneuver around autonomously and seamlessly, under and over obstacles. While flying at normal speeds, the newly improved APAS 4.0 offers a wider field-of-view to detect obstacles compared to previous versions. If pilots are flying at higher speeds, the angle of the drone pitches forward more and the newly added upward obstacle sensor plays a critical part in assisting obstacle detection.
As with DJI’s latest drone models, the DJI Air 2S’s AirSense system warns drone pilots of nearby airplanes and helicopters transmitting ADS-B signals, so they can quickly fly to a safer location. Other standard DJI safety features of DJI Air 2S include an improved Return-To-Home (RTH) feature, which can bring a drone back to its launch point if it loses contact with the controller or reaches a critically low battery level, and the GEO 2.0 geofencing system to advise pilots of airspace restrictions and help them steer clear of sensitive areas like airports. DJI Air 2S uses the latest version of the DJI Fly app, which features a wealth of educational information and tutorials to get new pilots up in the air quickly.
Price and Availability
DJI Air 2S is available for purchase today here, DJI official stores on Lazada, Shopee, DJI Funan flagship authorized retail store and from authorized retail partners such as Challenger and Courts.
The standard set retails for $1479 and includes the drone, remote controller, one battery and all the cables and parts needed to get into the air.
The Fly More Combo retails for $1899 includes everything from the standard set with the addition of 2 batteries for a total of 3, ND filters, a charging hub and a shoulder bag.