The DJI Mavic Air 2 and Mavic 2 Pro are two best drones ever produced. However, there is always an added advantage of one drone over the other. Here we bring the features, enhancements, and specifications of the two drones to help you choose the best.

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro was released in the year 2018 and is the flagship model of DJI’s consumer line-up. It is a much more compact version than the earlier models and is more in use by working professionals. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro features include a 1-inch sensor, variable aperture, and the capability to shoot both still photos and video. The basic Mavic 2 Pro kit costs around $1,599 / £1,349 / $2,499. The DJI Mavic Air 2, on the other hand, was launched in early 2020 and has enhanced technology in comparison to the Mavic 2 Pro. These include the slow-motion video quality up to 240fps, enhanced obstacle avoidance sensors, durable, long flight time, and better battery life. The Mavic Air 2 has a smaller 1/2-inch 12MP sensor, greater speed accuracy, and wind resistance. A basic Mavic Air 2 kit is comparatively cheaper at $799 / £769 / AU $ 1,499.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Vs Mavic 2 Pro

Mavic Air 2

Design and Controller

The Mavic 2 Pro has a larger body, but relatively portable; the Mavic Air 2 has a new and more significant controller. The Mavic Air 2 has the same folding design as the Mavic 2 Pro and has an improved build quality over its predecessor. The battery weight of the Mavic Air 2 is 198g and 297g for the Mavic 2 Pro. Also, Mavic Air 2 is the most compact and portable of the two models. The controller for the Mavic Air is larger than the Mavic 2 Pro controller and has an improved battery life that gives more flights per charge.

Performance

Both the Mavic Air 2 and Mavic 2 pro uses GPS function, and GLONASS satellite systems fly at near identical speeds and have excellent wind resistance capabilities. However, the Mavic 2 Pro is more stable in the air than its counterpart. In terms of battery life, the Mavic Air 2 is the more energetic performer of the two because of its enhanced powerful battery technology.

Video and Image Quality

Both the Mavic Air 2 and Mavic 2 Pro offers flat video profiles for professional takeouts, though the Mavic 2 Pro produces better quality video and still photos in overall. Also, Mavic 2 Pro camera has a better dynamic range in comparison to the Mavic Air 2.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Vs Mavic 2 Pro

Mavic Pro 2

Features

The Mavic Air 2 captures slo-mo video up to 1080/240p and 4K/60p, and the Mavic 2 Pro captures at 1080/120p and 4K/30p. Also, the Mavic Air 2 can capture hyperlapses up to 8K. Despite the Mavic 2 Pro giving a better image quality than the Mavic Air 2, the Mavic Air 2 gives double the frame rate for slow-motion videos. In 4K video too, the Mavic Air 2 again doubles the frame rate with a video shoots up to 60fps. The Mavic 2 Pro has a 1-inch 20MP sensor with a camera giving a focal length of 28mm. In comparison, the Mavic Air 2 gives a smaller 1/2-inch 12MP sensor with a focal length of 24mm. In terms of functionality and software upgrade, both the cameras are similar. However, the Mavic 2 Pro has an adjustable aperture and autofocus feature, and the Mavic 2 uses a fixed f/2.8 aperture and hyperfocal focusing feature.

Specifications

DJI Mavic Air 2DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Price ($)$799$1,599
Max flight time34 minutes31 minutes
Camera Sensor1/2″ CMOS1″ CMOS
Photo modes12MP & 48 MP20 MP
Photo formatJPEG & DNG (RAW)JPEG & DNG (RAW)
Top video modes4K 60 fps

1080p 240 fps

1080p HDR 30 fps

4K 30 fps

2.7K 60 fps

1080p 120 fps

Video bitrate120 Mbps100 Mbps
Video formatMP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, H.265/HVEC)MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,H.265/HVEC)
Internal storage8 GB8 GB
Dimensions (unfolded)183×253×77 mm

(7.2x10x3 inches)

322×242×84 mm

(12.7×9.5×3.3 inches)

Weight570 g (1.3 lb.)907 g (2 lb.)
Transmission systemOcuSync 2.0OcuSync 2.0
Max range (w/ controller)10 km (6.2 miles)8 km (5 miles)
Battery3500 mAh3850 mAh
Vision systemForward, backward & downwardForward, backward, sideward, upward & downward
ADS-B (AirSense)YesN/A