The Mavic Air 2 is designed to fill that gap between the casual “just need a drone for selfies” and the “hardcore drone enthusiast” consumers. With a price point of $799 USD, it is roughly twice the cost of a Mavic Mini, yet still well below the cost of DJI's flagship Mavic 2 Pro and phantom 4 Pro series.
So, what do you get for this mid-range price? First of all, amazing camera performance. The Mavic Air 2 has a half inch image sensor that can record 4K video (as opposed to the 2.7K video of the Mavic Mini) at 60 frames per second.
This means that you can create smooth 4K footage or slow motion in 4K, which is a feature that has been tradionally reserved for higher end drones. The Mavic Air 2 also has a longer flight time, at around 30 minutes of flight under real world conditions.
It has obstacle avoidance in the front, rear and bottom, which gives peace of mind to beginner pilots. It has OcuSync 2.0, which is DJI's proprietary video transmission technology, that assures a clear image from the drone to your remote control.
And finally, it has more video and photo options than most people will ever use, with many that most people will use all the time.
So, if you are looking for the “just right” camera drone that balances price with performance, the Mavic Air 2 is worth considering.
It has more abilities and enhancements than lower cost camera drones, but does not have the premium features, like a one-inch camera sensor, that the more expensive drones have.
For most amateur pilots and photographers, the Mavic Air 2 will meet most of their needs with the convenience of a small size and a relatively small price point! For more details and demonstrations of the features mentioned here.