DJI Air 2S Review
Take a closer look at all the things that i really like about. The dji air 2s welcome to another video i’m henry goldston, and if you want to learn how to make better videos with your camera and drone in general, then consider subscribing to my weekly tips test and tutorials let’s dive right in the dji air 2s, which is The latest release from dji behaves and acts like any other dji drone. The ease of use of using these types of drones is really remarkable. So if you’re new to this hobby, you will find it very easy to fly and operate this drone without any price skills, and comparing this to the other dji drones, i would say that it behaves and flies very well. There’S, no difference with the dji air 2s. With the one inch sensor, which is an upgrade for the one or two third, you gain access to 5.4 k, 30 fps and that type of footage really looks stunning when you review it on your computer. So, even if you decide not to use the full resolution, you will still get a downscaled version that really preserves all the details and make it look absolutely fantastic. Another benefit of the one inch sensor is that you get the capabilities of shooting 20 megapixel photos and with that type of resolution the pcs looks absolutely amazing and a lot of details are preserved. One thing that you would really benefit from with the upgraded sensor is the low light capabilities, especially the iso performance has improved significantly.
Look at this test, shot that i’ve done from the chromebook castle, where i normally go and fly. This is taken in the evening. 9. 30 in the evening, and it was pitch black – let me just play a little bit of footage that was recorded with maximum video settings to show you how dark it actually was. When i was taking this image and as you can see, it turned out really really well it’s, taken with two seconds of shutter and 2 300 in iso, and you might wonder how can he do that? Did he mean the 3200, an iso? No, it was actually set to auto and when the drone is operating also, it can actually set intervals of the iso in between the fixed ranges that you can use under the manual mode, and even at that iso level. Of course, there was noise introduced in the image, but it was nothing that couldn’t be smoothed out in post processing, so the iso performance with this drone is really amazing and a significantly improvement compared to the predecessors. I really like the format of the air 2s. Of course, it’s the same size as the previous air 2, but i don’t have that, but comparing it to the mavic 2 pro that’s on the shelf here in the back it’s, not as clumsy it’s, actually quite a nice compact package that you get here. Of course, it’s not the same size as the mini 2, but if you’re flying the fly more combo, comparing the back from the mini 2 with the air 2s there’s, not much of a difference in size and if you’re, using the back, you can as easily bring The air 2s, as you can, with the mini 2, and get the benefit of the bigger sensor and all the additional features of the air 2s.
I actually think for once the dji made a lens cap design that works. That is easy to get off and also very, very easy to mount again like that. I really like this version, and not this fitly, two three part things that they have provided with the previous drones, if you previously own a maverick air 2 and have decided to upgrade and still keep the air 2, you will be happy to know that both props And batteries are cross compatible, so you can use your old air 2 batteries and props with the air 2s and, as you know, these batteries normally don’t come cheap, so it’s, a very nice thing that you are allowed to use the battery from the previous drone. The air 2s is equipped with an incremental upgrade from the occusing 2.0, the o3 or occusync 3., and where you really notice, the difference is the responsiveness of the drone. The ocusync 3 was introduced with the dji fpv drone, which needs a very low latency signal for you not to crash the drone when you’re sipping around in landscape. So they have decided to include that with the air 2s, and you can really feel that when you fly the drone that it’s super responsive, it responds very rapidly to your stick. Input. Also, dji has decided to change the dual antenna design that was previously located in the two front leg of the drone. Now they switch to a design where they basically have antennas in all four positions of the drone.
I would assume this contributes a lot to bringing down the latency and, of course, the remote. The lovely new type of remote design is a really lovely that they maintain to provide that kind of remote for their newer drones. I love the idea that the screen is on top, which makes it very very easy to operate the drone in the field. It is a little bit big, but it also contains a very big battery that will make this a remote last for a long time between each charging with the air 2 sdg, i introduce something called master shots, Music and master. Shots is basically where the drone takes a series of a pre programmed shot and angles where you later can convert these into a 15 to 20 seconds. A clip that you can share on social media. The raw clip that you’re shooting is maybe two minutes long, but using some of the provided templates. You can boil this down to a really nice 15 to 20 seconds a clip in 1080p. There are a lot of options to choose from, so you can get your own personal look and feel to the footage that you’re recording the ease of use of these templates is really amazing, it’s amazing what they can do in such a short time, you’ll, probably struggle Or at least use a long time to do an edit on similar level, it’s pretty advanced what they are doing and it’s fully automated.
I know these master shots are not thought for professionals to use, but i still think it’s very, very nice. For me, as a content creator to have that option to just set the scene with one of these and include those in my videos, they also include some very nice music tracks and there are no watermark. In the end, these master shots are absolutely brilliant for some fast and easy content for social media. The air2s includes three color profiles: there’s the standard 8 bit color profile, where ggi basically have taken care of all the color grading and all the color correction of the footage. You basically be able to use these in your video project or directly on social media. If you’re like me that likes to work with the footage in post, they offer a very nice opportunity with two 10 bit color profiles that will allow you to capture the maximum dynamic range of the footage that you’re shooting. Actually with the 10 bit format. You will be capable of capturing something like 12.5 stops of dynamic range and if those numbers doesn’t say anything to you, i can just tell you that it captures a lot of details in the image if you’re using these formats. The first one is the d log format where everything gets sort of flat and desaturated and it’s very easy to take that footage and bring it into your editing. Software apply something that’s called a lot or lookup table that would bring the colors back, so they really pop, and if you want to take it even further, you can use the hlg or hyperlock gamma, which is a hdr format that does an even better job at Preserving the details in your footage, working with the hdr footage or hlg in your editing, software requires some extra work to make the colors look nice, but if you put in the work the result is really amazing.
I can make a separate video about that. Let me know in the comment below i’m really happy that dji decided to include 10 bit color profiles. Those are in combination with the one in sensor, a real asset for this drone. If you are coming from the mini or the mini 2, you would be really happy to know that they have decided to include 8 gigabyte of internal storage. Of course, 8 gigabyte will not, with 5.4 k, 30 fps and not take you very far, but at least you have the chance to bring home something when you’re out shooting in case that you have forgotten your sd card, 8 gigabyte of storage will give you around 10 minutes of footage in k 30 fps at 150 megabit per second, because the air 2s does not have variable aperture, where you can open and close a diaphragm in front of the lens gdi has decided to include a set of nd filters, and this set contains A range from nd4 to nd8, nd16 and nd 32. there’s been a lot of discussions about how, when and where that you’re going to use these filters with your drone – and i actually made a separate video about this – that clears off some of the most common misunderstandings. About these fillers, as well as showing you by example, how the fillers actually work and in case you want to watch that video, you can access it through discount or you can find it through a link in the description below now.
We’Re talking nd filters. Switching out the nd filter in front of the lens is very easy on this drone. What dji has done here the way they have implemented this turning mechanism, even though it’s very similar to the mavic 2 pro? It works very well and it’s very easy to get sort of to take off the filter and replace it with another one. This might seem like a minor detail, but when you’re out in the field – and you have the need for switching a filter, it’s actually nice – that it’s hassle free, not hassle flat but hassle, free job, dji and as with the previous model, you are getting access to Quick shots which are predefined flight patterns that you can use for different purposes. You are getting access to panoramas, where you can shoot 360 panoramas. You can choose vertical. You can shoot like a white image where it stitches from nine different images to one single image. So there’s a lot of possibilities to capture something that is really nice, you’re, also getting access to hyperlapse. That is a pretty cool feature that they will allow you to do some fancy stuff. You can even use waypoints and, as far as i know, you are capable of saving those waypoints, so you can use them again if you like i’m, not sure about the last part here but i’m. Pretty sure that you will tell me that, in the comment below you have very easy access to the intelligent flight modes of the drone, you simply just from the front screen of the gti fly app draw a square around the object that you want to use for.
One of the intelligent flight modes, if you choose spotlight spotlight, simply allows you to position the drone somewhere in the sky and then, when you move around below it, the camera will simply turn and follow the motion. You can also do it the other way around and decide to fly the drone also while you’re moving and the drone will try to keep you in the center of the frame that’s a pretty advanced option that will allow you to do some really sweet stuff. Of course, they have decided to include the next iteration of point of interest where you basically yeah, choose a point of interest and then allow the drone to either circle clockwise or anti clockwise around this subject. It does that fully automatically and you can change the flight pattern, while it’s flying ascending descending increasing decreasing the distance to the point of interest, while it’s executing. That also opens up for a lot of possibilities to do some pretty cool stuff. And, of course, they also included the next iteration of active track 4.0. How well that works out in real life, i’ve tested that riding my electric unicycle and made a separate video about this, and in case you want to watch that you can access it through this card or through a link in the description below i like that, they Have added new sensors here on the top? Actually, the top of the drone looks like a vintage porsche 911, but i really like that they have added additional sensors to help protect your investment, especially when you’re using these automated flight modes.
You have the need for as many sensors as possible, because it’s, basically automated and depending on what the drone is doing it needs sensors to detect what’s going on these new top sensors will help protect the drone when it’s flying angled forward, as well as under obstacles. As a side note, the l2s does not have side sensors. So what will the drone do when it actually faces an obstacle? You have different options to decide how the drone should behave. One of the options is that when it faces an obstacle, it will simply just stop and hover in front of the obstacle, but you can also, with the apas 4.0, enable a mode that will allow the drone to try and fly around the obstacle. And this is, of course, my preferred solution. I don’t want the drone to stop and keep hanging there, so these are all the things that i like about: the dji l2s and that’s. Probably a few that i missed. Do you have something that you like about this drone, then? Let us know in the comment below this video sounds like a sponsored video from tgi but it’s. Not. I bought the drone for my own money, but i’ve decided that i want to do another video, which is a part two that will include all the things that i don’t like about the gti air 2s, if you’re not already a subscriber, you should consider this by Hitting the subscribe button below, as well as the bell next to it, so you don’t miss out when i publish this video, as this might influence your buying decision to watch this drone.
Have you decided, based on what you have heard in this video, to pick up a air 2s for yourself, then, of course, i’ve included, purchase links in the description below. I also made a ton of videos around this drone about its capabilities and features, and in case you want to watch that playlist you can access it through this card. I hope you liked this video.