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
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.
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.
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.
|DJI Mavic Air 2||DJI Mavic 2 Pro|
|Max flight time||34 minutes||31 minutes|
|Camera Sensor||1/2″ CMOS||1″ CMOS|
|Photo modes||12MP & 48 MP||20 MP|
|Photo format||JPEG & DNG (RAW)||JPEG & DNG (RAW)|
|Top video modes||4K 60 fps|
1080p 240 fps
1080p HDR 30 fps
|4K 30 fps|
2.7K 60 fps
1080p 120 fps
|Video bitrate||120 Mbps||100 Mbps|
|Video format||MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, H.265/HVEC)||MP4/MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,H.265/HVEC)|
|Internal storage||8 GB||8 GB|
|Dimensions (unfolded)||183×253×77 mm|
|Weight||570 g (1.3 lb.)||907 g (2 lb.)|
|Transmission system||OcuSync 2.0||OcuSync 2.0|
|Max range (w/ controller)||10 km (6.2 miles)||8 km (5 miles)|
|Battery||3500 mAh||3850 mAh|
|Vision system||Forward, backward & downward||Forward, backward, sideward, upward & downward|