It’s no secret that drones are one of the hottest tech gadgets of the moment. It seems like every other day, there’s a new model that comes out and everyone’s talking about them. The DJI Mavic Air 2 is one of the latest drones to hit the market. As opposed to the original Mavic Air that came out earlier this year, the Mavic Air 2 is a more advanced version of the same. If you’re wondering if it’s worth buying, read on to find out.

DJI Mavic Air 2


The Mavic Air 2 is a drone that has been highly anticipated by the consumer market. It’s the newest model from DJI and it features all of the same features that you would expect from a drone, but with some new improvements as well.

The Mavic Air 2 is capable of shooting 4K video at 30 fps, which is better than most drones on the market right now. Additionally, there are two modes for taking photos: One is for professional photography and the other is for easy access to professional photo quality. In addition to this, the Mavic Air 2 also adds Bluetooth functionality (for connection to your phone) and an improved controller that has been updated with a built-in screen display.

Release date and price

The Mavic Air 2 was released on September 25th, 2018. The price is $799 USD.

Design and controller

The design of the Mavic Air 2 is slightly different from the original. It looks sleeker and more modern. It has a matte black body with a shiny silver swivel camera on top. The body has a few small changes that make it look better than the original- there are no longer any gaps or exposed screws, for example.

The controller is much improved as well. It’s now made out of plastic instead of metal and feels more comfortable in your hands. In fact, it’s one of the most comfortable controllers I’ve ever used.

The drone itself is also very small and compact, coming in at about 6 inches by 8 inches when folded up. It fits easily in the palm of your hand or in whatever bag you’re using for transport. The camera is mounted on an adjustable gimbal so you can switch from portrait to landscape easily without having to adjust your shot or framing at all.

Features and flight

The Mavic Air 2 is essentially the same as the original Mavic Air. It has a few new features, such as 21-minute flight time and a higher speed of up to 80mph. The camera has also been improved, with a resolution of 4K at 30fps. It also now comes with an ActiveTrack feature that helps you track objects in HD through 6 different sensors.

The Mavic Air 2 is definitely worth buying for this specific reason: it’s cheaper than the original Mavic Air by $200. While it was originally released at $999, the Mavic Air 2 is now only $799. This means that if you want a drone that has all of the latest features, but doesn’t break the bank, this is your go-to choice.

Photo and video quality

The thing I really like about the Mavic Air 2 is the quality of your photos and videos. It shoots in 4K, 1080p, and 720p HD resolutions. You can also use it to shoot slow-motion video that’s up to 120 fps. Whether you’re taking a photo or recording a video, you know you will get a great result with this drone.

As far as flight time goes, the Mavic Air 2 has an impressive 25-minute flight time that makes it easy for you to travel with it if need be. The best part about this is that its battery lasts for about 27 minutes before needing to be recharged. This means you can take plenty of photos and videos without having to worry about your battery running out.


The Mavic Air 2 has a lot going for it. It’s a smaller, more portable package that comes in three colors; black, white and pink. It can also fly up to four miles away from you, which is about twice as far as the original Mavic Air. It also has a 30-minute flight time and can shoot 4K video at 30fps. Its built-in low-latency transmission system provides high quality video transmission over Wi-Fi or cellular networks. The Mavic Air 2 is a robust drone capable of taking great photos and selfies while flying.

Many of the improvements that have been made were done to make this drone more accessible for beginners. This includes an improved user interface, better obstacle avoidance, and more accurate positioning among other things.

Some of these changes are due to the fact that DJI is trying to compete with cheaper options like Amazon Prime Air. However, when you compare this drone to competitors like the Parrot Bebop 2 or even drones on Amazon Prime Air, it's still a much better option because of its superior specs and features which include obstacle avoidance systems that cannot be found on any other low-cost options.


The original Mavic Air is still a very capable drone. The first Mavic Air was released in 2018 and it has a lot of the same features as the Mavic Air 2. If you're thinking about upgrading from your existing Mavic Air to the new one, you may not need it because the Mavic Air 2 is only a marginal improvement over the original.

The Mavic Air 2 is more expensive than most high-end drones on the market. Although it's a great drone, it's priced higher than many other options out there.


The Mavic Air 2 is a small, compact drone that’s designed for all levels of flyers. At the price of $799, it’s not too expensive. I feel like this is one of those gadgets where you get what you pay for. You get an easy-to-fly drone that can capture some amazing footage, and it comes with features such as obstacle avoidance and a remote control that has 4K video capabilities.

I’m going to say this, though: I think the original Mavic Air was much better than the new Mavic Air 2 in many ways. When I got my hands on both drones, they both seemed to fly well and capture high quality footage, but the original Mavic Air had more advanced features that are lacking in the newer model. For example, the camera had a fish-eye lens as opposed to just having a standard lens like the new Mavic Air does. This makes for more immersive shots since you can see more of your surroundings during flight and create interesting perspectives.

Besides these minor differences, I think the new Mavic Air is still worth buying because it’s cheaper than its predecessor and still offers some cool features such as obstacle avoidance and a remote control with 4K video capability at 30 frames per second or 60 frames per second at 1080p HD resolution. Overall, it’s a great drone to start out with, or even as a backup if you have another drone that you prefer.