The new drone features obstacle sensors for improved autonomous flying and a one-inch sensor, delivering 20-megapixel photos and 5.4K video.
Following the recent launch of the DJI Air 2S, the drone is now available for purchase with local distributor, Advanced Media Trading LLC.
DJI Air 2S is the first drone of its size to capture 20-megapixel still images or video in 5.4K with a new one-inch sensor that was previously available only on larger, less agile drones. DJI continues to enable the creation of content with the new MasterShots feature. This advanced feature uses automatic flight path planning to set the drone’s course while recording video. Upon completion of the flight, DJI Air 2S automatically merges the footage under one theme to create a video.
DJI Air 2S’s 31 minutes of maximum flight time and four-way directional obstacle sensors let the pilot focus on the shot while the drone’s safety systems warn when obstacles are getting close. The Autonomous Obstacle Avoidance System (APAS 4.0) is the advanced autopilot system on any DJI drone and when turned on, it manoeuvres around objects autonomously. O3, DJI’s third iteration of OcuSync, brings the transmission technology in the drone market to this portable, foldable drone so users know their connection is stable. The upgraded FocusTrack mode includes a suite of programmed modes like Spotlight 2.0, ActiveTrack 4.0 and Point of Interest 3.0 that easily mimic the focus, control and movement of a professional video operator.
Speaking about the launch, Pejman Ghorbani, Head of Creative Solutions at Advanced Media, said: “With the launch of DJI’s latest innovation, we’re proud to be bringing advanced UAV technology directly to the hands of content creators, drone enthusiasts and travellers across the UAE. DJI made a great improvement by announcing Mavic Air 2 last year and now, the Air 2S is here to offer even more advanced features, including a full-frame sensor, upgraded Artificial Intelligence system and most excitingly, compatibility with Motion Control and FPV Goggles. This is a very affordable, yet powerful entry-level drone for content creators seeking to capture cinematic footage with ease.”
Users may record in H264 or H265, depending on their preferences for image detail and storage capacity and can also choose from three video colour profiles, Normal (8 bit), D-Log (10 bit) or HLG (10 bit) to match their video needs.
In addition to standard photo options like Timed Photo, AEB and Panoramas, DJI Air 2S’s SmartPhoto mode record 20-megapixel photos using advanced scene analysis to automatically choose the best of three options that will create the visually appealing image for you, including HDR, Hyperlight and Scene Recognition.
DJI Air 2S uses four high-grade antennas and the latest version of DJI’s proprietary OcuSync transmission tech, O3, to deliver a stable feed at a maximum distance of 12km, even in areas with a high number of signals.
As with DJI’s latest drone models, the DJI Air 2S’s AirSense system warns drone pilots of nearby airplanes and helicopters transmitting ADS-B signals, so the drone can be quickly moved to a safer location. Other standard DJI safety features of DJI Air 2S include an improved Return-To-Home (RTH) feature, which can bring a drone back to its launch point if it loses contact with the controller or reaches a critically low battery level, and the GEO 2.0 geofencing system to advise pilots of sensitive locations and help them automatically keep away from high-risk areas such as airports.
The DJI Air 2S is now available for purchase in the UAE, the standard combo retails for 3,849 AED ($1047.92) and the Fly More Combo retails for 5,149 AED ($1401.86).