DJI Mavic Air 2 review: a video director’s perspective

1 mai. 2020
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DJI's new Mavic Air 2 is the best drone to buy under $1,000. It has smarter features, better image quality, and longer flight times than the first Air, but it still folds down into something you can easily throw in a bag. Vjeran Pavic has the review.
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  • Which drone are you flying right now? Are you looking to upgrade?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 8 luni
    • I currently fly the Phantom 3 Standard and looking to upgrade as I'm not happy with the image quality on the video and photos. Will you recommend the Mavic Air 2 as an upgrade? I'm attracted to the 4K 60fps choice.

      Marvin G. PhotographyMarvin G. PhotographyAcum 3 luni
    • Phantom 4 standard -> Mavic 2 Air

      Leon TrepeschLeon TrepeschAcum 7 luni
    • DJI P4P. My P4Pv2.0 fell out of the sky one day. My P4P hasn't fallen yet but all four arms have stress cracks. Thinking of Mavic Air 2.

    • Im flying and autel evo 1. I actually ordered the mavic air 2 but canceled the order. I couldn't justify spending the cash when my evo is still pretty relevant and been doing 60fps.

      Phoenix One ProductionsPhoenix One ProductionsAcum 7 luni
    • Bought a beginner drone Visuo Battleshark with 4k camera a week ago. not the best one but a very good beginner drone I think

      Michael van DijkMichael van DijkAcum 7 luni
  • I am confused between the Mavic Air 2 or the Skydio 2 ... Plz enlighten me a bit more .. thanks

    Dr. Sanjay ShahDr. Sanjay ShahAcum lună
  • Like subscribe show

    Luiz Silva DRONELuiz Silva DRONEAcum 3 luni
  • @Verge. I have been looking at buying a drone for years. I can't justify an Inspire 2 because I am not a professional. I have been considering the Mavic 2 Pro, the Air 2, the Mavic Zoom and the P4P+... They all have their limitations. Now there is Skydio. I mostly want to make videos with some still photography. Is Skydio now the way to go? What do you recommend?

    Andrew Baer, M.D.Andrew Baer, M.D.Acum 3 luni
  • Another great tutorial from you. Thank you so much for taking your time and expertise to do all this stuff. I'm still pretty new at this, so it's a real help for me.

    CL NewCL NewAcum 3 luni
  • What editing app is that, that you using on your computer

    Dylan VaughanDylan VaughanAcum 4 luni
  • HORRIBLE BIASED REVIEW! Out of all the employees you guys put this clown SMH

    Gerry AGerry AAcum 6 luni
  • I bought a Mavic Mini in April as a ‘self birthday present’ and liked it a lot. But just bought an Air 2 to replace it and am very happy. Now you have to register sub 250 grams with CAA in UK, no advantage to owning a Mini I thought and like the extra perfomance, safty and (of course) camera!

    Gary LynchGary LynchAcum 6 luni
  • New to drones been flying a VIVITAR for almost 3 months now and checking out upgrade options I’m wanting this Mavic Air 2 I’m impressed with it overall.

    Stacey TouchstoneStacey TouchstoneAcum 6 luni
  • Any idea if DJI will be able to use a firmware update to allow the transmitter and drone to transmit the Remote ID the FAA wants in a couple of years? Or will the drone become obsolete?

    Don BilskyDon BilskyAcum 6 luni
  • the cable that connects to the phone is horrible and unusable if u have a case on your phone

    enkrypt3denkrypt3dAcum 6 luni
  • People actually want this kind of review? Jesus the pics looks almost the same. Let’s chill

    Professor SquigglesworthProfessor SquigglesworthAcum 6 luni
  • Do you get choppy 4K video when playing back your video on your computer? I have a fast sad card and play my video on my Mac but the video is always choppy. If I make videos in HDR no play back issues.

    Billy FutchBilly FutchAcum 7 luni
  • ive been flying the Phantom 4 Pro for YEARS ever since the black friday when it came out , been flying the same P4P at least once a week since , i have 3 batteries , 2 of which are PUFFED , one of the arms has stress cracks which I have fixed with glue and has stayed solid since , i still fly my P4P almost everyday, as i wait for the P5P which never came , never came , the Mavic 2 Pro seemed like a downgrade from the P4P , just the smaller size being the only real benefit for me , does it even do 4K 60P ?? so i bought the Air 2 and it should be here in the mail , I think the #1 reason i got it , is for the size but still shooting 4K 60p - the 48MP stills will be amazing , as long as my stock agency sites accept them as good clean clear photos - let me know what you think , Does the Air 2 shoot the 48MP in RAW , and has anyone uploaded any of them to shutterstock or Istock or Getty and get them accepted???

    Bryan RoschetzkyBryan RoschetzkyAcum 7 luni
  • looking to get the mavic air 2 but will like to know can I zoom in on Objects in video or when taking photos

    z&w toysz&w toysAcum 7 luni
  • Is the graphic depiction of sensor size correct... at 1:58 into video? Just curious. Thanks for making this review!

    Steven ShackelfordSteven ShackelfordAcum 7 luni
  • Flying a Q500 its cant fault pictures or video. Was thinking of adding this to my arsenal but dont like the idea of using my phone. DJI's smart controller is so expensive

    Geoff BaileyGeoff BaileyAcum 7 luni
  • Thanks for the review :) Which would you say has better image quality between the Mavic Air 2 and Phantom 4 Pro v2?

    Damien DavisDamien DavisAcum 7 luni
  • Hi, I've had a mavic pro for the last year or so, i just make amateur videos of the country side etc, the mavic air 2 appeals to me as it has better range and connectivity, flight time etc.... i'm just not sure if i would get much better videos if i upgraded to a mavic 2 pro instead of a mavic air 2 ? any thoughts would be appreciated..... Thanks

    Hydrocarbonman147Hydrocarbonman147Acum 7 luni
  • Can I use an ipad mini with the controller?

    Iffy350Iffy350Acum 7 luni
  • Need to upgrade my paper plane✈️

    Ankit AnandAnkit AnandAcum 7 luni
  • MA2 combo was ordered today after 3weeks of non stop research we decided ok this could be a winner to our fleet you have covered cam ty very and regards from SC Good review people

    Keys and DroneKeys and DroneAcum 7 luni
  • Trying way too hard to appear hip.

    yooser naimeyooser naimeAcum 8 luni
  • Finally someone talking without going overly crazy over the new release of air 2. Keep it real man. Thanks

    Vasilis KVasilis KAcum 8 luni
  • lame

    IntenseDefIntenseDefAcum 8 luni
  • Thank you for the detailed video about Mavic air2, I am planning to buy this😎

    Travel with AnandTravel with AnandAcum 8 luni
  • Just got one stoked to use it!

    Shady HillShady HillAcum 8 luni
  • Why the controller needs to be that big?

    A NonymousA NonymousAcum 8 luni
  • Dude if the color bores you, you're weird. The fact these are flying means, their superseding coolness

    Paolo CruzPaolo CruzAcum 8 luni
  • Hi my friend Vjeran, you gave us a whole show for this air 2. I ordered it after seeing this video (and others on ROlabel). BUT, you did hide from us that the "advanced gimbal setting" for pitch speed and smoothness is not available on the Mavic Air 2. A very important function for quality videos. Are you really going to use it without these options?!?! I just hope that you really did a review and not a promotion 👍 because I am disappointed with my purchase. Note: I hope DJI will add it, and it will be done mainly because of influencers like you. Please help the drone pilot community by putting pressure on DJI to add the fonction (by doing video that show the missing of the function and compare it with the pro 2 and even the Mavic Mini, or contacting them), Thank you for your help Vjeran.

    Rachik BouananiRachik BouananiAcum 8 luni
  • Do you even realize that four or five 8k RAW shots take about 1 Gb ?

    ᚛ V ᚜᚛ V ᚜Acum 8 luni
  • Im thinking to upgrade my spark to the mavic air 2

    Rodrigo CuevasRodrigo CuevasAcum 8 luni
  • 1:38 what song is that? Or is it original

    Sunita SharmaSunita SharmaAcum 8 luni
  • Just dropped $1k on the air 1 2 months ago... 😅. I love it though.

    yoshionthegoyoshionthegoAcum 8 luni
    • Have you had any problems with the wifi transmission? That seems to be the biggest complaint with the air 1, especially in high interference areas. but personally I have never had a problem with it and have seen videos of people getting over 5 km with the original air. Just curious about other people's opinions...

      Drone ExplorationDrone ExplorationAcum 2 luni
  • I just bought a mini because it is the only drone I can fly here in Canada, legally without a license and near my home which in about 3 to 4 km away from a local airport.

    Zhongyi DingZhongyi DingAcum 8 luni
  • I love this new look, always hated the Original air.

    Dji1 TommyDji1 TommyAcum 8 luni
  • Mundo Animal

    Mundo ANIMALMundo ANIMALAcum 8 luni
  • Very useful information thanks for sharing

    cartoon channelcartoon channelAcum 8 luni
  • Hello my friend 🖐️ I from Indonesia 🇮🇩🤝🤝

    Awan Kencana1Awan Kencana1Acum 8 luni
  • So does it have better images than the original mavic pro?

    Devin LearyDevin LearyAcum 8 luni
  • Dude, talking about not liking the colour of a drone as part of a review, really?

    giggleherzgiggleherzAcum 8 luni
  • Any safety comparison between Mavic Air 2 and Mavic 2 Pro? I have not seen any on reviews and I am considering to invest on my first drone for professional engineering works and I am gravitating between this two models

    Eadc1961Eadc1961Acum 8 luni
  • Awesome review!

    FrankHolFrankHolAcum 8 luni
  • How did you get permission to fly in Golden Gate Park? Isn't that a no-fly zone?

    Jake McConnellJake McConnellAcum 8 luni
  • have the phantom and the inspire 1 upgrade to a pro with the x5 camera n looking to get this

    Elvis BestElvis BestAcum 8 luni
  • Glad I came across this video...nice job...I have the Mavic family of Air, Mini and just shipped Air 2...but the first was and still is the Phantom 2...

    Tru AdventuresTru AdventuresAcum 8 luni
    • oh, im sorry, my farorite is my Tello...indestructible...

      Tru AdventuresTru AdventuresAcum 8 luni
  • What's your opinion for someone like me, who is upgrading from a gopro Karma drone?? Go with a mavic air or air 2???

  • Great conversation about the photo quality of images that the Mavic Air 2 captures. There is a lot to like here for $799 drone. Great review.

    Ron BrownRon BrownAcum 8 luni
  • loved this video but god damnit, 8 ads in 10 minutes? That is just insane....

    WereldreizigersWereldreizigersAcum 8 luni
  • Why mavic air 2 controller is too big compare to mavic 2 pro?

    Rashmin JaviyaRashmin JaviyaAcum 8 luni
  • Hi bro can you buy me a dji mavic air 2 (plz bro plz)

    chris hayden Otischris hayden OtisAcum 8 luni
  • Little bit to sarcastic and pessimistic tone for my taste

    darkstepwarrior88darkstepwarrior88Acum 8 luni
  • 4:57 captions are wrong "Cinelike" not "Center-like"

    SkeleCrafterSkeleCrafterAcum 8 luni
  • Awesome video, any chance we could cooperate with your team and sent you our microphone tech product? thanks !

    Dennis FifineDennis FifineAcum 8 luni
  • Hey man, how did you get to fly around Golden Gate park? I always thought we can never fly on national parks? any advice? i wamt to fly my drone there as well, thanks

    Bien PerezBien PerezAcum 8 luni
  • Why would anyone ever trust anything this channel says?

    RmxRmxAcum 8 luni
  • Does the Mavic Air 2 do Quickshots in 4k? Even DJI Tech Support can't answer this question, they are useless.

    Bart HarlaBart HarlaAcum 8 luni
  • Upbeat music Bright music

    deepanshu singhaldeepanshu singhalAcum 8 luni
  • I spent 3 weeks shooting with this drone on the road and I've got to say it's one of the most powerful drones on the market for that price

    Nathan McBrideNathan McBrideAcum 8 luni
    • Nathan McBride I watched your review of this drone and it was amazing. Well done. Where did you shoot it at?

      Brian PBrian PAcum 8 luni
  • The air 2 and phantom pro 2 for different situations. I own the phantom mavic original and the phantom advanced..

    james andersonjames andersonAcum 8 luni
  • This is so innovative ! :)

    Northeast MediaNortheast MediaAcum 8 luni
  • KKK klansmen be like 5:51

    TheYasawy97TheYasawy97Acum 8 luni
  • Great review. Sold my Air to upgrade because I kept getting color loss, trees would be gray instead of green in video, did you experience any of that? Cheers!

    Flying Ace FilmsFlying Ace FilmsAcum 8 luni
  • I have not flown or bought a drone before but having watched their developments over the past few years, I decided to order an Air 2 Fly More combo a week ago and it arrives shortly. From what I see on reviews, it hits the markers for me, for stills and video, controls and filming effects. Time will tell. But so far I am very impressed with what is coming to me. I hope it performs as shown and remains reliable, being a new product. Thanks for your review. Items noted.

    David ThompsonDavid ThompsonAcum 8 luni
  • Pavic reviews the Mavic... Fitting, ain't it? :)

    Dragoljub RadovanovićDragoljub RadovanovićAcum 8 luni
  • I have been flying a P4P for 2+ years and looking to downsize for travel purposes. The P4P is in a big hard case and really bulky to deal with and am thinking that a Mavic Air 2 could fit in my camera bag. I was thinking of the Pro but your comments on the photo capability of the Air 2 may have me changing my mind. The only video I do is real estate and they are not really that critical on quality, mostly substance. Thanks for the great review.

    Scott GipsonScott GipsonAcum 8 luni
  • Hey, about how long does the battery on this drone take to fully charge? for anybody that already owns this!

    TheMetalSandmanTheMetalSandmanAcum 8 luni
    • 1.25 to 1.5 hours

      Manuel FerranManuel FerranAcum 8 luni
  • Which would you buy between Mavic Pro Platinum 1 or Mavic Air 2 and why?

    Brett JamesonBrett JamesonAcum 8 luni
  • Great review. I'm still on a Spark, but for my amateur use, nothing has tempted me until now. This or a used Zoom? Likely the Zoom because Architectural Photography is a semi-professional realm I step into frequently and that seems to be the best bet? I'd love your take on the best for a detail architectural shot.

    BW GunnerBW GunnerAcum 8 luni
  • man u covered all points... this is a PROPER REVIEW

    Sai YelaveSai YelaveAcum 8 luni
  • Excellent review. And also beautiful footage from the bay area!

    VIC VideopICVIC VideopICAcum 8 luni
  • what about following down? previous drones couldn't lower altitude in follow mode, thus were useless in many situations...

    razorreerazorreeAcum 8 luni
  • Pavic reviewing Mavic

    Darth_ PratikDarth_ PratikAcum 8 luni
  • Hi, it is my first drone. What video editing programs do you use. The best or easiest for beginners ? Thanks

    Žanis KarelisŽanis KarelisAcum 8 luni
  • I like skydio 2 more

    Tu VuTu VuAcum 8 luni
  • Great review on the Air 2. I would love to see a new improved Mavic Zoom I love my Zoom but a better camera would be fantastic.

    Eden Valley Drones UKEden Valley Drones UKAcum 8 luni
    • I have the Zoom and it's going back. Getting a refund and getting the Air 2

      Juan MartinezJuan MartinezAcum 8 luni
  • Was thinking of waiting to upgrade from the original air to a Mavic 3 pro whenever that might be. I'm kinda torn now.

    Ryder StudiosRyder StudiosAcum 8 luni
  • Hello! Brother, I'm from india. Your video review is unique and there's no comparison with others. I need your help_ if you help me, I'll be highly grateful to you.

    Rajiv MondalRajiv MondalAcum 8 luni
  • I wonder when the Mavic 3 Pro will be out? I do really like the Air 2, the video and photos do look big improvement on the original Air and even in some situations the Mavic 2 Pro but the tracking still isn't quite good enough imo. The Air 2 doesn't keep up with you if you are moving too quickly (like on a pedal bike or skiing or heaven forbid something motorised) and it doesn't have enough sensors (no top or arm/side sensors) to be able to see things coming to reliably move around them like say the Skydio 2 does for example. I'm sure the Mavic 3 Pro will up the anti even on the Skydio 2 but could 6+ months away still. This lack of sensors does produce some creative limitations too beyond just banging into trees above you that it can't see. For example the Air 2 can't fly right along side you to film you because it needs to be point itself a little forward to use it's forward facing sensors to see things coming, so what it does is hangs back and off to the side as a compromise. It still looks ok but that fully parallel shot is way better. At the end of the day the Air 2 is significantly cheaper than the Mavic 2 or Evo 2 or Skydio 2 so it was never going to have everything and the Air 2 does move things along a lot with it's much better designed controller, OcuSync 2.0 transmission system, 34min flight time, improved image quality from the IMX586 sensor, RAW images, 4K60, 4K HDR, 1080p240, and although not perfect the tracking and obstetrical avoidance is still improved. I guess at the end of the day, many people are happy to pay more for a phone every 2-3 years so maybe these aren't too expensive if you think of them in that mindset rather than waiting and waiting until there is the perfect drone with everything you want which my never come because there will always be something over the horizon that would be really cool to have on them. Which is an interesting thought, where will drone development go in the next 10+ years? Obviously things like flight time, image quality, tracking systems, obstetrical avoidance and raw speed will all be natural progressions for them but I think zoom lenses (or multiple lenses) will become more common as they are doing on phones right now as this opens up much greater creative options. But I wonder what other things might get added in the future that we haven't thought of today?

    Speak out and remove all doubt!Speak out and remove all doubt!Acum 8 luni
  • no fly zone restirctions are too overbearing. mavic 2 and mavic 1 have workarounds past that.

    robertson Patricksonrobertson PatricksonAcum 8 luni
  • Waiting for the Mavic Pro 3 or whatever its name will be.

    Michael GomezMichael GomezAcum 8 luni
  • Nothing spoken about battery and range? 😔

    Rimzy jaan SalvyRimzy jaan SalvyAcum 8 luni
  • Good review - leaning toward Air 2, was between that and the Pro, but I think with what I will be using it for, I think for the price, it's a great drone and will do the trick.

    JohnintheUSJohnintheUSAcum 8 luni
  • Hows Mavic Air 2 camera vs iPhone 8+ ? I try google but didn’t really find answer. Both take 4K video and are 12P. I know Mavic has 48P photos too. I guess I just wanted to hear that there’s difference and it’s not just iPhone flying at sky. I am planning buy my first drone.

    Mika MMika MAcum 8 luni
  • i dont have a drone :(

    CupKidoCupKidoAcum 8 luni
  • Will the DJI GO 4 application work ??? Thank you

    HoufinoHoufinoAcum 8 luni
  • Hello, Nice video. In trace mode, the Mavic Air 2 is better than Skydio 2 lack of other sensors we can't compare the other active track modes

  • Only thing extra I want in the 4k is "zoom other wise I'm happy to stay with the one I have.

  • You just threw me off with hat not hat situation. That’s all I can think about now

    Fuel to BlazeFuel to BlazeAcum 8 luni
  • Amateur hour

    UndefeatedGaulUndefeatedGaulAcum 8 luni
  • Good job dji you made another good that was funny..

    Trini_ BoiTrini_ BoiAcum 8 luni
  • I've been flying the Phantom 4 Pro since 2017 with many hours of flying time under my belt. Looking to upgrade to something more serious. Will we see an Inspire 3 anytime soon?

    SoCalFreelanceSoCalFreelanceAcum 8 luni
  • Dobar review

    KochKochAcum 8 luni
  • I like a bit more longevity out of my drones, this is classed as legacy out of the box. DJI and others like Autel need a reality check if they think they can dupe punters to buy a drone that within less than years will only be allowed to fly 150m from buildings and people. They could have waited and put out a drone that complied with new aviation law, however they didn't. Regards.

    Paul J. BurnsPaul J. BurnsAcum 8 luni
  • You're a filmmaker, but yet your video starts in the middle of a word, with no fade in? lol

    Phil ListerPhil ListerAcum 8 luni
  • I have made videos with the Mini, and the Air, but now looking forward to upgrading to the Mavic Air 2. I really am excited about the Occusync upgrade.

    Way Up DronesWay Up DronesAcum 8 luni
  • How about tilted horizon issues on the MA2? Has that been fixed?

    CTNJD BCTNJD BAcum 8 luni
    • Usually when that happens I just land the drone and make it go through gimbal auto calibration and that fixes it. - Vjeran

      The VergeThe VergeAcum 8 luni
  • No way no how was it worth upgrading from the mavic pro to the mavic 2 pro considering all that money for what you get!! That's why I kept my mavic pro.. IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH UPGRADING TO THE MAVIC AIR 2. Sold my mavic pro with fly more pack FOR $730.. YEP I BOUGHT IT USED TO YEARS AGO FOR 730 I GOT ALL MY MONEY BACK. ORDER THE MAVIC AIR 2!! does a lot of things better than the mavic 2 pro.. better transmission system, 48 megapixels. Which most other experts think it's awesome and don't agree with your results.. I guess it all depends who takes the pictures and how it comes out. Upgrading from the MAVIC AIR TO THE MAVIC AIR 2 IS A BIGGER UPGRADE THEN GOING FROM THE MAVIC PRO TO THE MAVIC 2 PRO, ALSO CONSIDERING THE MONEY DIFFERENCE!! All of the intelligent flight modes and the actor track 3.0 is unbelievable. You need to do more research watch some more videos..

    muzikmon2267muzikmon2267Acum 8 luni
  • why do photographers always have to zoom in that's not how people look at your pictures nobody notices the noise in the final result so who cares.. People look at your videos and pictures and see the final cut.. they don't sit there and look at everything closed up and zoom in to see if there's no noise LOL You cannot notice a difference it's already been proven with A B comparisons online.. Nobody is going to dissect a video and a picture like you guys do.. If you never pointed any of these out as I was looking at the other mavic 2 pro vs. Mavic Air 2 I NEVER WOULD HAVE NOTICED!! AND I EVEN THOUGHT THE MAVIC AIR TO LOOKED BETTER!! again there are things that matter and there are things that don't.

    muzikmon2267muzikmon2267Acum 8 luni
  • There was something that Ken heron pointed out with his phantom 4 pro and I'm wondering if you noticed the same things.. Did you ever notice with these drones no matter what DJI drone when you're using video and the you're going forward and looking down. You notice a stuttering or skipping.. I was told this could be fixed with ND Filters? But what can was saying is it's because the cheaper cameras don't have mechanical shutters.. I never noticed it before until Ken mentioned it. and now it drives me nuts it's an every single video I see.. 😂🤣😂🤣

    muzikmon2267muzikmon2267Acum 8 luni