In Late April, DJI released the Mavic Air 2, a foldable drone with upgraded flight modes, longer battery life, a larger camera sensor, 4K video recording and 8K Hyperlapse capabilities.
Apple is now selling the Mavic Air 2 in its online store offering the drone standalone or in a combo package which includes a carrying case, two batteries, charging hub and extra propellors. The standalone drone pack costs $799.95 and the Combo Package costs $989.95.
The Mavic Air 2 is DJI’s first Mavic Drone to be capable of capturing 4K video at 60fps, supporting HDR video, 4x to 8x slow motion and 48-megapixel image capture. The Mavic Air 2 features a 3 axis gimbal, new and improved motors, electronic speed controllers, a refreshed aerodynamic designs, updated safety features and a longer flight time of up to 34 minutes. Outlined by DJI are some of its notable features:
- HDR photos: Mavic Air 2 automatically captures seven varying exposures of the same photograph, merging them together to bring out a highly dynamic image.
- Hyperlight: Hyperlight is designed for low-light scenarios, taking multiple photographs and merging them to bring out a clear image with less of the noise which usually occurs in low-light scenes.
- Scene Recognition: Mavic Air 2 can recognize five categories of scenes including sunsets, blue skies, grass, snow, and trees, then optimize settings to make the photograph pop by bringing out the highest degree of color, detail, and tones.
- ActiveTrack 3.0: Select a subject for Mavic Air 2 to automatically follow. The third iteration of ActiveTrack uses state-of-the-art mapping technology and new flight path algorithms to offer improved subject tracking and obstacle avoidance, along with the ability to quickly re-engage the subject if it temporarily moves behind an object.
- Point of Interest 3.0: Set an automated flight path around a specific subject. The updated iteration improves surface recognition to better dynamically track subjects.
- Spotlight 2.0: Found in professional DJI drones, Spotlight locks a subject in the frame while the user has free operation of the drone’s movement.
The DJI Mavic Air 2 can be purchased on Apple’s online store, starting from today and will arrive on May 12th at the earliest. DJI is accepting orders on its site as well with the same bundle as Apple.