Industry News: DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone Announced (48MP, 4K@60, 34 minutes battery)

Dji Mavic Air 2

DJI announced the Mavic Air 2 drone.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the Mavic Air 2 will be initially available for purchase in China immediately while other regions will begin taking preorders today with an expected ship time of mid-May. Mavic Air 2 will be available in two purchasing options: a standard package which includes Mavic Air 2, one battery, remote controller and all the required wires and cables for $799 USD, and the Fly More option which includes all items from the standard version as well as a shoulder bag, ND filters, charging hub, and 3 batteries for $988 USD.

There are also difference between models sold in the US and outside the US, as this BBC News article explains. The Mavic Air 2 has a feature to warn of nearby planes and helicopters via its controller. However, supply chain problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic mean DJI is only equipping the Mavic Air 2 for the US market with this at this point. Customers in Europe and other regions will be offered a version without the feature.

You can preorder the DJI Mavic Air 2 for $799 at B&H Photo | Adorama

Key features:

  • 8K Hyperlapse Time-Lapse Video
  • Up to 4K60p Video & 48MP Images
  • Up to 34 Minutes of Flight Time
  • Remote Controller Included

DJI press release:

Get Ready To Up Your Creative Game With The New DJI Mavic Air 2

Reimagining The Experience Of Aerial Creativity, Mavic Air 2 Is The Smartest, Safest And Easiest-To-Fly Consumer Drone to Date

DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today ushers in a new era of aerial creativity with the Mavic Air 2 drone, combining high-grade imaging, intuitive yet advanced flight performance and revolutionary smart and safe technology in the best all-around drone we’ve ever made.

Created to make capturing unique, high-quality content from the air simple, fun, and safe, Mavic Air 2 offers flagship capabilities in a compact and easy to use folding drone that features 8K functionality. A larger 1/2” camera sensor offers high-resolution photos and videos to make content stand out, while advanced programmed flight modes, intelligent features and imaging technology make capturing professional-looking content effortless. Pilots can now stay in the sky longer with an enhanced maximum flight time, capture vivid imagery with completely revamped autonomous capabilities, and wholly transform their content with in-app editing features.

“Mavic Air 2 is another milestone for DJI, demonstrating that our smartest consumer drone does not have to be the largest,” said DJI President Roger Luo. “While the Mavic Air 2 bears all the hallmarks of the Mavic drone family, we had to completely rethink its design and development process. Our goal was to create a drone that offered the best overall experience possible to even the most novice pilot. We hope our drones can help boost creativity and become a fun yet educational experience that can be enjoyed, even at this unprecedented moment in history.”

Robust Imaging Capabilities for Every Type of Creator

The new Mavic Air 2 reimagines how quality content can be captured in a portable, folding drone. No matter the skill level of the pilot, Mavic Air 2’s features and technology are sure to appeal to every creative visionary. Mavic Air 2 is the first drone in the Mavic series to offer 4K video at 60 fps and 120 Mbps. Additionally, users can record unique content using HDR video[1], 4X Slow Motion in 1080p at 120 fps or 8X Slow Motion in 1080p at 240 fps. Pilots can record 12-megapixel[2] images or choose a new high-resolution 48-megapixel feature that photographs in stunning detail, while a mechanical 3-axis gimbal helps compensate for camera shake to create smooth and stable footage, even in unpredictable scenarios. Taking full advantage of the large Quad Bayer 1/2″ sensor, the Mavic Air 2 is the perfect tool to take creativity to the next level with a suite of image capture modes. The newly added SmartPhoto records 12-megapixel photos using advanced scene analysis and deep learning to automatically choose one of three image capture options.  

  • HDR photos: Mavic Air 2 automatically captures seven varying exposures of the same photograph, merging them together to bring out a highly dynamic image.
  • Hyperlight: Hyperlight is designed for low-light scenarios, taking multiple photographs and merging them to bring out a clear image with less of the noise which usually occurs in low-light scenes.
  • Scene Recognition: Mavic Air 2 can recognize five categories of scenes including sunsets, blue skies, grass, snow, and trees, then optimize settings to make the photograph pop by bringing out the highest degree of color, detail, and tones.

Unparalleled Flight Performance

Mavic Air 2 completely rebuilt the basics of drone flight to open up the skies for more exploration for everyone who is passionate about drone technology. Despite only weighing as much as a small water bottle at 570 grams, the Mavic Air 2 features new motors, new electronic speed controllers (ESCs), enhanced battery technology and an aerodynamic design to provide a maximum flight time of up to 34 minutes. DJI’s proprietary OcuSync 2.0 transmission technology has been upgraded to deliver an extremely reliable and stable HD video feed from the drone at a maximum distance of 10km[3]. OcuSync 2.0 supports both 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz frequency bands and uses an auto-switching feature to move between the two based on signal strength, while anti-interference technology blocks unwanted signals to keep the video feed clear.

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Drone Deal: Power Vision PowerEgg Drone – $369 (reg. $1099, today only)

Drone

At a glance:

  • Collapses Into Egg-Shaped Form
  • 14MP Photos and UHD 4K Video
  • 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizes Camera
  • PowerModes Provide Autopilot Assistance
  • GPS and Optical-Positioning System
  • Return to Home
  • Range of up to 3.1 Miles
  • Gesture-Based Control with Maestro
  • Traditional Joystick Controller Included
  • Customize with Available Skins

Only for today (4/18/19) B&H Photo has the Power Vision PowerEgg Drone on sale at $369. Compare at $1,099. Free shipping.

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Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

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Drone Deal: DJI Mavic Pro (Special Combo, Alpine White) – $779 (reg. $899, today only)

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro at a glance:

  • Gimbal-Stabilized 12MP / 4K Camera
  • OcuSync Transmission Technology
  • Up to 4.3 Mile Control Range
  • Up to 27 Minutes Flight Time
  • GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • DJI GO App-Based Control and Monitoring
  • Top Speed of 40 mph in Sport Mode
  • ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
  • Tap- and Gesture-Based Commands

Only for today (4/4/19) B&H Photo has the DJI Mavic Pro (Special Combo, Alpine White) drone on sale at $779. Compare at $899. Free shipping.

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Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has discounted EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 6D Mark II bundles on offer for the holidays.

We offer 10% discount to subscriptions to Pixpa all-in-one platform for photographers.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama.

Canon Europe stores have a cash back promotions going on:

Refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store (best deals to be found here)

Save $10 on Luminar 4 and/or Aurora HDR 2019 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Skylum AirMagic For Drone Photography Announced, Preorder Now & Get $149 In Bonus Items

Skylum Airmagic

Skylum announced AirMagic, an AI-integrated editing software dedicated to drone photography.

Skylum AirMagic sells for $39 and will be released on March 21, 2019. If you preorder now you get $146 worth in bonus items:

  • Drone photography eBook by Skylum
  • ‘Shoot Professional Photos With Any Drone’ video course
  • AirMagic Premium Style
  • Lume Cube lightning Kit for Drone ($40 discount)

Press release:

Skylum introduces AirMagic, AI-powered photo editing software for aerial photography 

Utilizing Artificial Intelligence, AirMagic gives drone and aerial photographers an automated solution to improve their images. 

BELLEVUE, WA – March 7, 2019 — Today, Skylum announced AirMagic, the world’s first fully automated AI-powered enhancer for Mac & PC, created for drone and aerial photography. 

While drones let us shoot incredible images from previously unreachable places, the photos themselves often lack quality, making for a lot of manual post-processing work to fix issues like haze, low or extreme contrast, lack of sharpness, undersaturation and chromatic aberration. This tedious editing process requires time, special knowledge and expensive software.

With AirMagic, these problems are a thing of the past. AirMagic was created to automatically resolve issues inherent to aerial photography. It lets photographers process their images without major involvement — all you need to do is drop all your aerial photos into the app, and AirMagic takes care of the rest to make each photo look its best.

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Deal: DJI Mavic Pro (Standard Bundle) – $649 (reg. $999, today only)

DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro (Standard Bundle) at a glance:

  • Gimbal-Stabilized 12MP / 4K Camera
  • OcuSync Transmission Technology
  • Up to 4.3 Mile Control Range
  • Up to 27 Minutes Flight Time
  • GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • DJI GO App-Based Control and Monitoring
  • Top Speed of 40 mph in Sport Mode
  • ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
  • Tap- and Gesture-Based Commands

Only for today (1/9/19) B&H Photo has the DJI Mavic Pro (Standard Bundle) drone on sale at $649. Compare at $999. Free shipping.

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