DJI AIR 2S Drone
Any creator looking to get their photography off the ground should be looking into the ever-developing world of aerial platforms. The latest drones can capture breathtaking panoramas, high-speed follow-cam footage, and fly-by sweeps that leave viewers dumbfounded. With the DJI Air 2S drone quadcopter, the well-known drone brand has created a compact, easy-to-use drone that still boasts a powerful camera in a package bursting with autonomous functions.
DJI Air 2S: The Basics
The first thing you’ll notice about the DJI Air 2S is its size. The entire quadcopter weighs in at just under 600 grams (1.3 lbs.) and folds down into a compact package that is easy to store and carry. But don’t let its size fool you. This new drone possesses the latest camera and automated flight technologies that make the perfect shot a foregone conclusion.
The DJI Air 2S can shoot 20-megapixel photos and 5.4K/30 fps or 4k/60 fps video while it’s soaring high above or in the thick of the action. Control the drone via remote or by initiating its autonomous programs that enable it to track your subject reliably.
The video quadcopter has a maximum flight time of 31 minutes in good conditions. It can also transmit video in crystal-clear 1080p from up to 12 km (7.5 miles) away.
Autonomy, Automation, & Security
DJI outfitted this drone with autonomous MasterShots capability. When in MasterShots mode, the DJI Air 2S will fly 10 distinct routes centered on a subject, then automatically produce a video compiling the footage. In addition to MasterShots, the Air 2S can shoot in wide-angle, sphere, 180-degree, and hyper-lapse timelapse settings.
DJI equipped the Air 2S with a 1-inch CMOS sensor and four-direction (forward, backward, up, and down) obstacle sensing. This ability to “see” in four directions delivers invaluable peace of mind as the copter sails around a subject.
The DJI Air 2S is available for MSRP $999 at store.dji.com. Due to limited quantities, sales are limited to one per customer.
The drone’s powerful camera features and hands-off automated capabilities make the Air 2S quadcopter a solid platform for photographers who want cutting-edge mobility but refuse to sacrifice image quality.