DJI AIR 2S: Review

Introduction

Despite the more than worthy potential of the mid-budget AIR 2, a year after the release, the developer persistently brings to the market an even more advanced version, the powerful package of improvements of which, among other things, includes both top-end and completely new technologies. The final upgrade turned out so good that it whetted the appetite of not only beginners and amateurs, for whom the model was primarily designed, but also professionals, forcing the latter to even think about selling the legendary Mavic 2 Pro.

The DJI AIR 2S is a rare combination of compactness and technology in one machine, for the first time progressively inheriting from the two best solutions in the Mavic series, the cinematic and flight arsenal of which is able to satisfy any creative idea in photo / video shooting at a high level, while not requiring a lot of space. transportation. As usual, let’s start with the key features of the best all-around drone in the hobby.

Developer about the product

Featuring a 1-inch CMOS sensor, powerful standalone features, and a portable design weighing less than 600 grams, the DJI AIR 2S is the ideal drone for creatives on the move to take it anywhere to experience and capture their world in stunning detail.

Peculiarities

  • Flightweight 595g
  • Satellite positioning GPS/GLONASS
  • Front / top / rear and bottom visualization system of the surrounding world (including: visual, ultrasonic and IR sensors + additional LED backlight for correct operation of the system in low light conditions)
  • DJI O3 Digital Video Transmission Technology (OcuSync 3.0)
  • Max. FPV removal distance 12 km
  • Max. 1080P video streaming quality
  • Max. flight time 31 min
  • Max. ceiling above sea level 5000 m
  • Max. horizontal flight speed 68.4 km/h
  • Operating range 2.4GHz / 5.8GHz frequencies with the ability to automatically switch in real time to the channel with the least interference
  • 20MP 5K camera built on a 1-inch CMOS sensor with a pixel size of 2.4 microns
  • 3-axis mechanical image stabilization
  • Max. Movie Recording Mode: 5.4K@30fps
  • Max. photo resolution: 5472 × 3648 pixels
  • Poppy. bitrate 150 Mbps
  • 8x digital zoom
  • HDR mode for photo/video/panorama
  • 10-bit Dlog-M color profile
  • RAW with dynamic range up to 12.6 stops
  • H.264/H.265 video codecs
  • SmartPhoto Function
  • 4-Mode 4K Hyperlapse (Course Lock/Free/Waypoint/Circle)
  • 3-Mode Panoramic (Wide-angel/180°/Sphere)
  • FocusTrack Intelligent Follower Set (Spotlight 2.0/ActiveTrack 4.0/Point of interest 3.0)
  • Innovative intelligent auto-flight and MasterShots function based on three performance scenarios (Portrait/Proximity/Landscape)
  • 6 × automatic flight and QuickShot modes (Dronie/Circle/Helix/Rocket/Boomerang/Asteroid)
  • Control equipment (with removable sticks) and max. running time 240 minutes
  • Support for advanced DJI Smart Controller
  • Support for advanced DJI RC Pro control equipment
  • Advanced Pilot Assistance System 4th Generation (APAS 4.0)
  • DJI AirSense security system (built-in ADS-B transponder)
  • Built-in memory 8GB
  • DJI Fly Mobile App
  • Built in mob. DJI Mimo editor app
  • ND filter set (available for advanced set)
  • MicroSD card slot up to 256GB
  • Connection interfaces: USB-C

Equipment

The developer offers the drone in two trim levels: standard and advanced:

DJI AIR 2S

standard equipment.

DJI AIR 2S Fly More Combo

extended equipment.

Additional accessories

  • High-stop ND filters (ND 64/128/256/512) – a set of ND filters that provide optimal shutter speed control in conditions of excessive lighting.
  • SanDisk Extreme microSD Card 128GB – SanDisk Extreme microSDXC™ UHS-I memory cards are rugged and durable in harsh environments. Extreme speeds capture every detail of your adventure and reduce waiting times when transferring media files between devices. From 128GB of memory, expand your device’s storage so you can capture every moment in incredible detail.
  • Mavic Air 2 Car Charger is a car charger with a maximum output power of 35.6W. Allows you to charge the batteries in the car from a regular cigarette lighter. Equipped with overheating protection and low voltage protection technology to ensure safe and reliable charging.
  • Mavic Air 2 Propeller Guard – Protects propellers and other items from damage and makes it easier to transport the drone.
  • DJI RC-N1 Remote Controller Monitor Hood – Protects your smartphone’s screen from excessive light conditions, reduces glare and provides a clear image.

Specification

drone

take off weight:

595g

Dimensions (folded L×W×H):

180×97×77mm

Dimensions (in flight L×W×H):

183×253×77mm

Diagonal size:

302mm

Max. climb rate:

21.6 km/h (S mode)
21.6 km/h (N mode)

Max. sink rate:

21.6 km/h (S mode)
21.6 km/h (N mode)

Max. ceiling above sea level:

5000 m

Max. flight time (calm):

31 minutes

Max. hovering time (calm):

30 minutes

Max. flight distance (calm):

18.5 km

Max. horizontal flight speed:

68.4 km/h (S mode)
54 km/h (N mode)
18 km/h (C mode)

Max. maximum wind speed:

10.7m/s

Max. tilt angle:

35º (S mode)
Forward: 30º, Reverse: 20º, Left: 35º, Right: 35º (N mode)

Max. angular velocity:

250º/s (S mode)
90º/s (N mode)
60º/s (C mode)

operating temperature range:

0º to +40ºC

operating frequency range:

2.4GHz
5.8GHz

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.4GHz

FCC:  ≤30dBm
CE:  ≤20dBm
SRRC: ≤20dBm  MIC
:  ≤20dBm

5.8GHz

FCC:  ≤30dBm
CE:  ≤14dBm
SRRC:  ≤29dBm

satellite positioning:

GPS+GLONASS+GALILEO

Positioning Accuracy:

In the vertical plane:

± 0.1 m (when the visual positioning system is on)
± 0.5 m (positioning by satellites)

In the horizontal plane:

± 0.1 m (with the visual positioning system on)
± 1.5 m (positioning by satellites)

Propellers:

Quick release, quiet, foldable

compass:

1 × module

IMU:

1 × module

Built-in memory:

8GB

battery

Type of:

Lithium Polymer 3S

Capacity:

3500 mAh

Voltage:

11.55V

Max. charging voltage:

13.2V

power:

40.42Wh

The weight:

198g

Charging temperature range:

+5℃ to +40℃

Max. charging power:

38W

Charger

charging input:

100-240V, 50/60Hz, 1.3A

charging output:

Charging port:  13.2V 2.82A
USB port:  5V 2A

Voltage:

13.2V

Rated power:

38W

Camera

matrix:

1″ CMOS; Number of effective pixels: 20 million; Pixel size 2.4 µm

lenses:

FOV:  88°
Eq. Focal Length:  22mm
Aperture:  f/2.8
Focal Length:  0.6m to ∞

ISO range:

Video:  100-3200 (auto)
100-6400 (manual)

10-Bit Dlog-M Video:
100-800 (Auto)
100-1600 (Manual)

Photo:  100-3200 (Auto)
100-12800 (Manual)

Max. picture size:

20MP 5472×3648 (3:2)
5472×3078 (16:9)

Photo modes:

Single Frame:  20MP

Continuous shooting:  20MP (continuous burst)

Auto Exposure Compensation (AEB):  20MP, 0.7EV in 3/5-stop increments

Time Lapse :  20MP 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60sec

Interval shooting:  12MP 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60sec

SmartPhoto (including HyperLight and HDR):  20MP

HDR panorama:

Vertical (3×1):  3328 × 8000 (width × height)

Wide (3×3):  8000 × 6144 (width × height)

180° (3×7):  8192 × 3500 (width × height)

Sphere (3×8 +1):  8192×4096 (width×height)

Video Resolution:

5.4K:  5472×3078@24/25/30fps

4K Ultra HD:  3840 x 2160 @ 24/25/30/48/50/60 fps

2.7K:  2688×1512@24/25/30/48/50/60fps

FHD:  1920×1080@24/25/30/48/50/60/120fps

Max. video bitrate:

150 Mbps

color profile:

10-Bit D-Log M, Normal

Supported file systems:

FAT32 and
exFAT

Photo format:

JPEG/DNG(RAW)

Video format:

MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC)

Supported SD cards:

microSD up to 256GB with read/write speeds up to UHS-1 Speed ​​Grade 3

Recommended micro SD cards:

SanDisk Extreme PRO 64 GB V30 A2 microSDXC
SanDisk High Endurance 64 GB V30 microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme 64 GB V30 A2 microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme 128 GB V30 A2 microSDXC
SanDisk Extreme 256 GB V30 A2 microSDXC
Lexar Lexar 667x 64 GB V30 A2 microSDXC Lexar
High-endurance 6 GB V30 microSDXC
Samsung EVO 64GB microSDXC
Samsung EVO Plus 64GB microSDXC
Samsung EVO Plus 256GB microSDXC
Kingston 128GB V30 microSDXC
Netac 256GB A1 microSDXC

zoom:

The zoom function is not available when recording 10-bit videos or at 120 fps.

4x digital zoom in 4K
video mode at 30fps 4x digital zoom in 2.7K video mode at 60fps 6x digital zoom in 2.7K video mode at 30fps 6x
digital zoom in 2.7K video mode at 30fps
1080P@60fps video mode 6x
digital zoom in 1080P@ 30fps video mode

suspension

stabilization:

3-axis mechanical (tilt, roll, pan)

Mechanical range of rotation angles:

Tilt:  -135° to 45°
Roll:  -45° to 45° Roll
:  -100° to 100°

Pan axis:

out of control

Controlled Range:

Tilt: -90° to 0° (default)
-90° to 24° (extended)

Max. control speed (tilt):

100°/s

Angular vibration range:

±0.01°

sensor system

front sensors:

Measurement accuracy range: 0.38-23.8m

Obstacle Detection Speed:

≤ 15 m/s

FOV: horizontal: 72°; vertical: 58°

upper sensors:

Measurement accuracy range: 0.34-28.6m

FOV: horizontal: 63°; vertical: 78°

rear sensors:

Measurement accuracy range: 0.37-23.4m

Obstacle Detection Speed:

≤ 12m/s

FOV: horizontal: 57°; vertical: 44°

lower sensors:

ToF measurement accuracy range: 0.1-8m

Positioning range: 0.5-30m

Positioning range of video sensors: 0.5-60 m

Bottom Auxiliary Light:

1 x LED

Safety

Obstacle avoidance system:

Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS 4.0)

video link

Video stream transmission system:

OcuSync 3.0 2.4GHz
/5.8GHz auto-switching (OcuSync 2.0 compatible)
4 × 2T4R antennas

Max. signal transmission distance:

12 km (FCC), 8 km (CE), 8 km (SRRC), 8 km (MIC)

broadcast quality:

Drone + remote controller:
1080P@30fps; Bit rate: 12 Mbps; Latency: 120ms

Drone + DJI Smart Controller: 1080P@30fps; Bit rate: 12 Mbps; Latency: 130ms

Max. transmission bitrate:

44 Mbps (download bit rate)
16 Mbps (live stream bit rate)

Video encoding format:

H.265

Max. broadcast bitrate:

40 Mbps

operating range :

2.4GHz
5.8GHz

Control panel RC231

Control equipment transmission system:

OcuSync 2.0

Ports of compatible mobs. devices:

Lightning, Micro USB, USB Type-C

Max. size of supported mobiles. devices:

180 × 86 × 10 mm (Height × Width × Thickness)

operating temperature range :

-10℃ to 40℃

Transmitter power (EIRP):

2.4GHz

FCC:  ≤26dBm
CE:  ≤20dBm
SRRC:  ≤20dBm
MIC:  ≤20dBm

5.8GHz

FCC:  ≤26dBm
CE:  ≤14dBm
SRRC:  ≤26dBm

Operating time on one charge:

6 hours (4 hours including mobile device charging)

Alternative controllers

DJI Smart Controller:

supported

DJI RC Pro:

supported

Appearance

Camera

The DJI AIR 2S camera for the first time for the mid-budget UAV niche received a 1-inch matrix. The resulting potential of the camera system makes it easy to shoot high-quality stabilized video in 5.4K/30fps and 4K/60fps. This portable machine can capture every event in life with the rich clarity and authentic color tones it deserves.

shooting in low light conditions

With the advent of the 20-megapixel sensor, aerial photography in low light conditions will become a regular thing – sunsets, night cities, any charm of the world can now be captured in all its glory thanks to a wide dynamic range, high resolution and accurate color reproduction.

10-bit Dlog-M

The correct color profile is the hallmark of all professional tools. One billion colors captured by the 10-bit Dlog-M AIR 2S color profile will allow post-processing perfectionists to fully immerse themselves in all the shades of the environment. The final result has already been appreciated by many in the hobby.

RAW

In order to always get more visual information in every scene, even in low light conditions, as well as to provide more flexibility in post-processing, RAW format with a dynamic range of up to 12.6 stops was brought into the arsenal of AIR 2S.

Intelligent HDR

AIR 2S’s intelligent HDR technology automatically combines multiple shots, increasing the dynamic range of images without the need for post-processing, resulting in more detail in both highlights and shadows, resulting in richer images with more depth.

20MP SmartPhoto

AIR 2S inherited from its predecessor a new advanced scene recognition function – SmartPhoto, which significantly improves the quality of photography. Only now it works with 20-megapixel images (the predecessor only has 12 megapixels). Recall that this function combines HyperLight and HDR modes to achieve optimal picture display results. With Scene Recognition, the feature allows you to optimize various camera settings for five different scenes: sunset, sky, grass, snow, and trees.

HDR Panorama

The panorama mode, beloved by many users, has entered the arsenal of A2S photo modes, combining 4 different formats for shooting panoramic views:

  1. Vertical
  2. wide-angle
  3. 180° (180 degree)
  4. Sphere (360-degree sphere)

hyperlapse

Hyperlapse is an essential mode of any premium GPS drone, providing truly unique footage. All also no post-processing. Choose your shooting location and one of the four available Hyperlapse presets: Course Lock/Free/Waypoint/Circle, and the DJI Fly app will do the rest.

AI flight and shooting modes

With the advent of a more powerful camera, the developer has also worked on the intelligent part of the machine, which will allow each user to turn any adventure into a cinematic film with one tap. In particular, a set of intelligent object tracking modes, FockusTrack, has been finalized and improved, and a completely new revolutionary MasterShots mode has been added to the already existing QuickShot modes, which turns this drone into a portable flying film studio.

Master Shots

This is the next evolution of QuickShots, which is an advanced intelligent function, which, unlike QS, allows you to shoot in automatic mode not one of the six possible flight and shooting scenarios, but ten different scenarios at once, keeping the subject for shooting in the center of the frame, but When the function ends, a short cinematic video will be created.

MasterShots includes three themed presets:

Portrait

Proximity

Landscape

It is worth noting that this function only works in FHD mode and this is a big minus! Hopefully in the future DJI will expand the list of video modes for MasterShots.

QuickShot

The hallmark of almost every DJI drone is the QuickShots modes. With these modes, you can realize a complex aerial route for shooting a short film of cinematic quality in just a few taps. After shooting, the result can also be easily edited by overlaying music, applying all kinds of effects and filters through pre-installed intuitive templates, in order to ultimately share the cinematic masterpiece with the whole world.

For the DJI AIR 2S drone, a complete QuickShot package is available consisting of 6 performance scenarios:

Dronie

Circle

helix

Rocket

Boomerang

Asteroid

FocusTrack

Compared to its predecessor, DJI AIR 2S has received an upgraded set of preset intelligent object tracking modes FocusTrack. There are still three scenarios for intelligent object tracking in the drone’s arsenal:

Active Track 4.0 (predecessor AT 3.0)

Spotlight 2.0

Point of Interest 3.0

O3 (OcuSync 3.0)

DJI AIR 2S is equipped with the most advanced DJI O3 video streaming technology (OcuSync 3.0), providing ultra-smooth, clear and reliable FHD video link at a distance (FCC/CE) up to 12/8 km. Like previous generations of OcuSync, the O3 operates in two 2.4/5.8GHz frequency bands and is able to automatically switch between channels based on their congestion. And to maximize the potential of the O3 digital system, the drone was equipped with four antennas (the predecessor had two).

food

Power AIR 2S inherited from Mavic Air 2, which predetermined their absolute interchangeability, and since the manufacturability of the novelty was improved, the refusal to upgrade the battery led to a noticeable reduction in flight time, which for A2S was 31 minutes (DJI Mavic Air 2 – 34 minutes).

In practice, the maximum flight time of an A2S with a mixed style of piloting will be about 24-25 minutes.

control

The drone can be controlled both by standard RC231 equipment in tandem with a smartphone (iOS/Android) via the DJI Fly mobile app, or by the advanced first and second generation DJI Smart Controller (DJI RC Pro).

The standard hardware of the Mavic Air 2 and AIR 2S drones are completely interchangeable.

mobile app

For maximum convenience of interaction with the drone, the simplest and most intuitive mobile application is used – DJI Fly, thanks to which, in addition to controlling the drone settings, the software allows you to edit and share the captured content with the whole world in a few taps. To download the DJI Fly app, visit the official DJI AIR 2S download page at https://www.dji.com/air-2s/downloads.

Safety

The combination of portability, safety and smart technology will allow the user to spend more time flying without fear of crashing the drone.

Obstacle avoidance system

Unlike the sensor system of its predecessor, DJI AIR 2S is able to recognize the environment not in three, but in four directions: front, top, rear and bottom. For the lower sensor complex to work correctly in low light conditions, the system still works in tandem with the LED illumination located at the bottom of the drone (turns on automatically; and forced on and off is also allowed).

APAS 4.0

Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems 4.0 (APAS 4.0) is the fourth generation of the top advanced pilot assistance system that uses improved algorithms, which allowed DJI AIR 2S to more actively avoid obstacles in more difficult scenarios and at high speeds.

ADS-B transponder

DJI AIR 2S provides an extra level of airspace security with the industry-leading DJI AirSense ADS-B Transponder Security System. Thanks to this technology, the drone is able to exchange information about the current location and direction of flight with other air traffic participants (airplanes, helicopters, UAVs) equipped with a similar system. In the event that such vessels are in the launch zone, the drone system through the DJI Fly app will display them on the map and notify them with audio and visual messages to help the pilot avoid collisions.

ND filters

The DJI AIR 2S Fly More Combo Advanced Kit includes low-level ND filters (ND 4/8/16/32) for bright, saturated images even at low ISO settings. Also, if desired, the user can separately purchase a set of High-Stop ND filters (ND 64/128/256/512) that provide optimal shutter speed control in conditions of excessive lighting.

price

The DJI AIR 2S drone is now available for purchase in standard and advanced configurations. The developer set the following prices based on the selected kit:

  1. DJI Air 2S – $999
  2. DJI Air 2S Fly More Combo – $1299

Add. accessories

Conclusion

DJI AIR 2S  from $999

DJI AIR 2S

functionality

10/10

flight time

7/10

flight qualities

10/10

compactness

9/10

Equipment

10/10

Reliability

10/10

price quality

10/10

PROS

  • Portable Design/Foldable Design
  • 4 Way Environment Visualization System
  • OcuSync 3.0 Digital Video Transmission (Max FPV Distance 12km) / Support DJI Smart Controller
  • Max. flight time 31 min
  • 20MP 5K camera built on a 1-inch CMOS sensor with a pixel size of 2.4 microns
  • 10-bit Dlog-M/RAW color profile with dynamic range up to 12.6 stops
  • Active Track 4.0
  • DJI AirSense/APAS 4.0 Security Systems
  • Innovative intelligent flight and shooting function MasterShots
  • price

CONS

  • 8 GB built-in memory
  • There is no EV control scroll on the remote
  • Editing with the app is limited to 1080p
  • HDR HLG workflow for professionals only
  • Raw images are not automatically transferred to smartphones and tablets
  • No Tripod Mode

Looking at how the leading developer hastily and incredibly powerfully refines its mid-budget solutions (DJI Mavic Mini / Mini 2; DJI Mavic Air / Mavic Air 2 / Air 2S), it seems that very soon we will witness a big transition to the next technological level of the entire industry. In other words, looking at the potential of entry-level UAVs, today it is excitingly difficult to imagine what future machines from the premium niche (Mavic 3 / Inspire 3) will be capable of.

And DJI Air 2S is a direct confirmation of the above. For the first time in the history of the hobby, a mid-niche model received a high-performance camera built on a 1-inch sensor, a powerful 4-way obstacle avoidance system with an advanced fourth-generation pilot assistance system (APAS 4.0 ) and top video streaming technology (OcuSync 3.0). In fact, most of this upgrade had to wait for the upcoming M3Pro, but the developer tried them on this particular model.

One way or another, no matter how technologically advanced the A2S is, it is a mistake to believe that it will be able to replace the premium professional Mavic 2 Pro, which some users hastily decided to get rid of. Recall that the latter was developed jointly with the Swedish company Victor Hasselblad AB, which dates back to 1941 – whose engineers are considered gurus in the production of medium format cameras and photographic equipment.

From which it follows that today the DJI Air 2S is the best universal entry-level drone, designed for those users who are demanding on the quality of the original photo / video material, but do not consider buying a UAV from the premium segment. Well, the Mavic 2 Pro, so far, remains the best portable tool implemented taking into account the preferences of photo / video industry professionals.

FAQ

drone

Q. What are the main differences between DJI Air 2S and Mavic Air 2?

A. Camera performance, smart functions, obstacle detection system and video streaming system have all improved significantly. Updates include a 1-inch CMOS sensor, 4× O3 Low Latency Video Streaming Antenna (OcuSync 3.0), APAS 4.0 Advanced Pilot Assistance System, Active Track 4.0 autopilot, added Obstacle Sensing Overhead Sensors, and the revolutionary new MasterShots video content capture feature. .

Q. How to properly install propellers on motors?

A. Install the propellers with orange markings on the motors with orange markings. Then install the unmarked propellers on the unmarked motors. If the propellers are installed incorrectly, the DJI Fly app will stop the drone from launching, and will report and point out to the user any errors made during the installation process.

Q. Is the DJI Air 2S waterproof?

Oh no.

Q. Does DJI Air 2S support DJI FPV Goggles or DJI Motion Controller?

A. DJI Air 2S does not support the use of DJI FPV Goggles or DJI Motion Controller, and there are currently no plans to add support for these devices. For more information, stay tuned for upcoming firmware updates.

Safety and obstacle detection system

Q. Does DJI Air 2S provide omnidirectional obstacle detection?

Oh no. DJI Air 2S supports obstacle detection in four directions: front, top, rear, and bottom.

Q. What is the difference between APAS 4.0 and APAS 3.0?

A. APAS 4.0 uses improved mapping algorithms that work with the newly added upper sensors, resulting in smoother and more reliable obstacle detection and avoidance.

Q. What is the difference between ActiveTrack 4.0 and ActiveTrack 3.0?

A. ActiveTrack 4.0 offers improved flight path planning algorithms that pre-calculate the path path when an obstacle is detected, resulting in better object tracking.

Q. Does the DJI Air 2S have optional LED lighting?

Oh yeah. The DJI Air 2S has additional LED illumination to improve the visualization of the drone’s sensory system and safety in low light conditions.

Control panel and video streaming

Q. Is DJI Air 2S compatible with Mavic 2 or Mavic Air 2 controllers?

A. DJI Air 2S is only compatible with Mavic Air 2 control hardware.

Q. What are the benefits of a standard remote control?

A. The remote control boasts an extended battery life of up to four hours, a more comfortable grip, and an improved antenna design for better viewing on the screen of a paired smartphone.

Q. What signal transmission technology does the standard remote control use?

A. The DJI Air 2S remote controller is equipped with OcuSync 2.0 video transmission technology, which supports OcuSync 2.0 and O3 aircraft. The maximum transmission distance may vary and depends on the specific aircraft model the remote controller is paired with.

Q. Is DJI Smart Controller compatible with DJI Air 2S?

Oh yeah.

Q. Does the standard HDMI remote control support the connection?

Oh no.

Q. How much has the O3 transmission system improved over OcuSync 2.0?

A. Equipped with a completely new video streaming solution, the O3 includes four antennas and supports dual frequency operation. The technology differs from the previous generation of the system in higher noise immunity, provides video transmission in Full HD format at a distance of up to 12 km (in an interference-free zone and in FCC mode), and also provides more reliable signal transmission in urban and other difficult conditions.

Q. How can I improve signal reception?

A. There are antennas in the smartphone clip of the remote control. Make sure it is pointing towards the drone. Refer to the user manual for more information on correct antenna placement. Also, make sure you don’t have any transmitting devices on you and that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned off on your mobile devices.

Camera

Q. What resolutions and photo formats are available?

A. You can take 20 megapixel photos in two available JPG or RAW formats.

Q. What is the maximum video resolution supported by DJI Air 2S?

A. The DJI Air 2S can shoot video at a maximum resolution of 5.4K/30fps as well as 4K/60fps.

Q. Can I shoot video in D-log or other neutral color profile?

A. DJI Air 2S can record 10-bit D-log videos in H.265 encoding format, which is convenient for color adjustment in post-editing.

Q. What are the advantages of H.265 video codec?

A. HEVC (H.265) is a more recent video codec than H.264; it retains more detail and uses less storage space.

Q. What are the benefits of the 1″ sensor camera on the DJI Air 2S?

A. The DJI Air 2S features a 1-inch 2.4µm CMOS sensor for exceptional low-light performance. With outstanding exposure, it can shoot in RAW format with a dynamic range of up to 12.6 stops. In addition, 5.4K resolution provides a high level of detail.

Q. Can I manage camera settings manually?

Oh yeah. You can adjust camera settings such as ISO and shutter speed in Manual mode.

Q. What is SmartPhoto?

A. SmartPhoto combines technologies such as Scene Detection, HyperLight and HDR in one mode for optimal results. Scene Recognition optimizes various camera settings for different scenes and supports five categories of intelligent recognition: sunset, blue sky, grass, snow, and green trees. HyperLight optimizes photos taken at night or in low light conditions. HDR selects the best image from multiple layers thanks to an adaptive dynamic expansion algorithm that determines the optimal parameters.

Q. How do I install ND filters?

A. Hold the camera carefully to avoid damaging it, and slowly turn the filter to install or remove it. Make sure the ND filter is securely installed to avoid accidental separation during flight.

Q. Which microSD card should I use?

A. The developer recommends using micro SD UHS-I Speed ​​Grade 3:

  • SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB V30 A2 microSDXC
  • SanDisk High Endurance 64GB V30 microSDXC
  • SanDisk Extreme 64GB V30 A2 microSDXC
  • SanDisk Extreme 128GB V30 A2 microSDXC
  • SanDisk Extreme 256GB V30 A2 microSDXC
  • Lexar Lexar 667x 64GB V30 A2 microSDXC
  • Lexar High Endurance 64GB V30 microSDXC
  • Samsung EVO 64GB microSDXC
  • Samsung EVO Plus 64GB microSDXC
  • Samsung EVO Plus 256GB microSDXC
  • Kingston 128GB V30 microSDXC
  • Netac 256GB A1 microSDXC

Intelligent Features

Q. What smart features does DJI Air 2S support?

A. DJI Air 2S supports FocusTrack, MasterShots, QuickShots, and Hyperlapse.

Q. What is FocusTrack mode?

A. FocusTrack Air 2S consists of three different smart tracking modes: ActiveTrack 4.0, Point of Interest 3.0 and Spotlight 2.0. All three modes offer different tracking scenarios for every situation.

Q. What are the benefits of MasterShots?

A. MasterShots is a new level of content creation that combines automatic aerial photography and post-editing. Depending on the type and distance to the target, DJI Air 2S automatically uses one of the three available thematic presets: “Proximity”, “Landscape” and “Portrait” and creates a cinematic frame sequence. After the shooting is completed, the drone will automatically edit the footage. A variety of templates are available to create impressive videos with one tap.

Q. Are there any video recording settings where APAS 4.0 or FocusTrack is not available?

A. FocusTrack  is not available when recording in:  5.4K/30fps, 5.4K/25fps, 5.4K/24fps, 4K/60fps, 4K/50fps, 4K/48 fps, 2.7K/60fps, 2.7K/50fps, 2.7K /48fps, 1080p/120fps, 1080p/60fps, 1080p/50fps and 1080p /48fps.

APAS 4.0 is not available when recording in:  5.4K/30fps, 5.4K/25fps, 5.4K/24fps, 4K/60fps, 4K/50fps, 4K/48fps per sec /48fps, 1080p/120fps.

Application and firmware

Q. How do I update the DJI Air 2S firmware?

A. You can update the firmware through the DJI Fly mobile app or DJI Assistant 2 software for Mavic (available for Mac and Windows). All of them are available for download on the official DJI website.

Q. What should I do if the firmware versions of the remote control and the battery do not match?

A. Use the DJI Fly or DJI Assistant 2 app (for consumer drone series) to update the firmware.

Q. What mobile app should I use to fly the DJI Air 2S?

A. DJI Fly app.

Q. Where can I download the DJI Fly app?

A. To download the DJI Fly app, visit the official DJI Air 2S download page at https://www.dji.com/air-2s/downloads.

video

Video instructions from the developer (with Russian subtitles).

Recommendations for first use.

Familiarization with advanced flight features (New camera features,  MasterShots  ,  FocusTrack  ,  Hyperlapse  ,  QuickShots  ).

The best reviews and test flights from users (with Russian subtitles).

Comparative review of low-light shooting quality of drones DJI AIR 2S vs Autel Evo 2 Pro.

DJI Air 2S range test.

Overview of the drone DJI Air 2S. Part 1. (Unboxing, Firmware Upgrade, Preflight Launch, Comparison with Other Mavic Series Models, Pros and Cons).

Image quality (day and night) DJI AIR 2S.

Review of AIR 2S after two months of shooting.

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