DJI’s compact imaging drone, DJI Air 2, has a new follow up called DJI Air 2S. The DJI Air 2S stands out as the first drone of its size to capture 20 MP stills and video in 5.4K at 30fps with a new, one-inch sensor previously reserved for larger drones.
For aerial imaging enthusiasts, this is a dream come true; to have a large image sensor on an aerial vehicle as agile as the DJI Air 2S.
Like its forebear, it is compact and lightweight – tipping the scales at no more than 600g, while offering state-of-the-art imaging capabilities, including the new MasterShots feature, and robust flight performance.
MasterShots uses automatic flight path planning to set the drone’s course while recording video which, when upon completion, it automatically merges the footage under one theme to create an eye-catching video.
The new drone offers up to 31 minutes of flight time and boasts a 4-way directional obstacle sensors to warn pilot/video maker of obstacles. The onboard obstacle sensors also feature binocular zooming technology that recognizes incoming objects from further away at faster speeds.
Other notables include Advanced Auto Pilot System 4.0, up to 12 km (7.5 miles) transmission range, pre-programmed flight and image capture modes, 3-axis mechanical gimbal, 8 GB internal storage, upgraded FocusTrack mode, up to 8x digital zoom, and supports H264 and H265 video codecs, three video color profile, as well as HDR.
DJI Air 2S Imaging Drone has a starting price of US$999.
All images courtesy of DJI.