The much awaited DJI Mavic Air is finally here. In the press conference that took place today in New York, the world’s leader in commercial drones – DJI – announced the latest addition to the lineup of foldable compact drones – the Mavic Air.
The DJI Mavic Air comes with a 3-Axis gimbal which integrates a 1/2.3” 12-megapixel CMOS sensor and an f/2.8 lens with a 35-mm equivalent focal length of 24 mm to shoot high-quality photos and videos. The camera can record 4K 100 Mbps videos at 30fps (1080p at 120fps) and it can do very unique 32 MP Sphere Panoramas in which the Mavic Air stitches 25 photos together in just eight seconds to create crystal-clear 32 MP image.
The drone can also shoot HDR photos thanks to the new algorithms that help you obtain the right exposure settings intelligently, according to lighting conditions. Overexposed or dark areas are processed for more natural transitions between highlights and shadows, while DSP acceleration allows for more efficient shooting.
The Air also sports a new Wi-Fi video transmission system that supports dual frequency bands of 2.4/5.8GHz6 and a 720p live view from up to 4 km away.
As far as features go, the DJI Mavic Air comes with ActiveTrack – can sense up to 16 selectable subjects simultaneously letting you choose the right tracking subject; QuickShots – choose between Rocket, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Asteroid, and Boomerang to take those epic selfie drone videos without needing to think about composing your shot; SmartCapture – offers a new and interactive way of controlling the Mavic Air by hand; TapFly – If you want to focus on just your shot, select TapFly in DJI GO 4, which lets you fly wherever you tap on your mobile device screen.
Meanwhile safety features include FlightAutonomy 2.0, which uses an advanced VIO technology, the powerful sensor system in FlightAutonomy 2.0 consists of a primary gimbal camera, forward, backward, and downward dual-vision sensors, downward infrared sensing system, IMU redundancies, and a group of computing cores.
Together, they collect and transmit information from the surrounding environment to the high-performance processor for more precise hovering and better flight performance.
Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems (APAS) then allows the aircraft to bypass obstacles in front of and behind it actively. Your grand adventures of discovery have never been so safe and easy.
The DJI Mavic Air can reach speeds of up to 68.4 kph in sport mode. Meanwhile DJI’s Intelligent Flight Batteries are made with high-density lithium, offering a substantial flight time of up to 21 minutes.