If you think you are ready for the next level, you may want to invest in a higher quality drone. Of course, higher quality means higher price tag. In this post, we will be evaluating the DJI Mavic Air 2S, which is one of the more popular drones on the market, particularly if you’re in the market for a high quality drone that comes equipped with a HD camera and other high-end automated features.
What features are worth the money?
With a one-inch image sensor, this drone can produce 5.4K, 30 frames per second and 4K 60 frames per second video for stunning results, even in low light, due to 10-bit Dlog-M color profile of DJI Air 2S. That equates to 1 billion colors. Special features, like FocusTrack automatically locks onto your target and follows while keeping the target in view. It can even circle your target automatically, turning this drone into a cinematic machine. Images are captured in RAW format for high quality results and easy editing.
The DJI Mavic Air 2S has the ability to explore, and understand, it’s surroundings and due to the Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems, can automatically avoid obstacles as it maneuvers.
Many other features add to the value of the DJI Mavic Air 2S
What if I’m just starting out?
Naturally, if you are just starting out and developing an interest in drones, the DJI Mavic Air 2S may be a little out of your price range. There are many simpler, less expensive drones that are just as much fun to fly. These other options would come with less technology and functionality. However, if you don’t mind taking the plunge and don’t mind paying the price, you will find the DJI Mavic Air 2S easier to fly, get better image and video and have a better experience than you will with the cheaper drones.
Should I consider the Combo?
When you purchase your DJI Mavic Air 2S, you will have the option of purchasing some add-on equipment, one of which is the Combo package. The Combo package comes with 3 batteries, a battery charging hub, ND filters for Hyperlapse, Long Exposure and Motion Blur photo features and a Smart Controller for maximum performance. The Combo package is not necessary, but it is a nice addition for extended flight times and convenience.
As a beginner, you may want to wait to make sure you have continued interest before making the additional investment. If you are a professional and plan to use the DJI Mavic Air 2S for business, I think the Combo package would be a wise investment. But, that’s just my opinion.
Do I really need all that?
That all depends on what your plans and goals are as a drone pilot.
When I first started flying radio aircraft, I already had an interest in airplanes. I vowed that one day I would become a pilot. The thought of flying an airplane thrilled me beyond imagination. To be able to reach destinations faster and taking to the skies, like a bird, fascinated me. Although I never got my private pilots license, I did fly airplanes, radio-controlled airplanes. I loved building them, and re-building them after a crash, the smell of the fuel, the sound of the motor when it started, taxiing out to the runway, taking off, landing and of course, flying. I started out simple and became more advanced as my experience grew. Retractable landing gear, lights and highly maneuverable sport and stunt planes became more common in my workshop.
So, do you need all that? That’s really up to you. How excited are you about flying drones? What’s the dream? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? It’s a good idea to ask yourself these questions before you invest a lot of money into what might be just a curiosity that will fade in time.
So, are you ready to take the leap?
That’s the million dollar question, right? Are you interested enough to get started? As you probably know, there is a lot of opportunity in the drone market, professionally and just for fun. Many drone pilots fly for fun, but the opportunities in becoming a professional drone pilot (flying for a living) are out there in mass. Maybe you start out as a recreational pilot to Gage your interest in flying, then if the magic happens and it’s all you ever think about, then you can explore the possibilities of becoming a pro.
Whether you decide to fly professionally, or just for fun, and invest in a simple drone or something more elaborate, these darn things are a blast. I love flying them and so do a lot of other people. If you are still wondering if you may have an interest, try finding a drone simulator for your PC or phone. They are out there and range anywhere from $5 to around $175 depending on the quality and functionality. Play around with that for a while and, though it’s not quite the thrill of actually flying a drone in the wild blue yonder, it will give you a feel for what flying a drone involves. Just Google Drone Simulator and see what comes up. Do your research and check the reviews before you but. The same research you do on the real drones can help you decide on which simulator is best for you. Side note: DJI has a racing drone simulator for around $10, so if you are thinking about possibly purchasing the DJI Mavic Air 2S, it might be a good fit for you.
I hope you found this post informative and helpful.
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Thanks and happy flying!
Earl – Drone Enthusiast
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