de fato, if you’re looking for a consumer drone that offers advanced features a great camera and is easy to fly, the air 2s is probably the best one out there without spending more than a thousand pounds. I’M kam bunton from pocketlint, and this is our review of the dji air 2s. If you could hit that like button subscribe and tap the notification bell, that might just give me wings now. The biggest talking point of the air 2s is that it has a new one inch sensor in the camera it’s. The first time dji has put one in a drone, this small it’s, similar to what we saw in the mavic 2 pro and the phantom 4 pró. Mas, claro, this costs a heck of a lot less than either of those two. What it enables in terms of photography is the best stills we’ve ever seen from an air series drone. de fato, we’ve had worse results from some of the bigger, more expensive drones. In dji’s range that gives sharp vibrant images with great dynamic range. Even problematic areas like blue skies don’t suffer too much noise and it can focus on objects that are surprisingly close, get the fly more combo with extra batteries and a shoulder bag, and you also get a set of nd filters, which are super useful, particularly on really Bright days, so it takes great photos. What about video? Bem, it can go up to 5.4k resolution at 30 frames per second or does 4k add up to 60 quadros por segundo, but here there’s something of a caveat, and there will be more than one of these going on through this review, you don’t get to use The full sensor width when you shoot 4k 60 – it crops quite heavily into the frame.
So if you’re after those much wider landscape shots, you’re not going to get those at 4k, 60 frames per second shoot at the lower frame rate or even at 5.4k and it’s. No problem, it’s not to say those cropped, shots, look bad, not at all. You still get a vibrant and detailed shot, claro, with smoother animation, you’re just missing some of the scene, which again you might decide you want in certain instances. Now we did notice at times that there was some pretty noticeable rolling, shutter effect with slow, moving and panning shots, é, not so much an issue it’s more when the drone is flying around the subject quickly. The edges, in the background get quite jittery. The other thing that’s, of course worth mentioning, is the digital zoom, which can go up to six times at certain resolutions. But once you push it past two times you get to four times, it does start to look quite ropey dji, claro, isn’t. Just about the photographic and videography capabilities of a camera it’s also about all those high end sensors and equipment that it puts inside the drones. What makes this drone so good is all the sensors that work together to make flying the drone as easy as possible. They enable a bunch of really cool features, so obstacle avoidance being one when you’re flying in manual mode and it detects something coming towards it and it gets too close it’ll just stop it won’t.
Let you crash into it and it can sense obstacles from the front from the back. The underside and a new addition for the air series from above. More impressive than just stopping, Embora, is apas it’s a system which, when enabled will automatically find a path around an object in its way, if there’s, nothing but clear sky above the drone. For the most part it defaults to just flying over it. So if you try to fly into a mountain top or a wall, it won’t, let you it just makes its way over the top of it, keeping a safe distance there’s. Something of another caveat here, Embora, this only works when you have the flight mode set to normal on the controller, it won’t, for instance, work in cinematic mode that’s, the one where the drone moves slowly for more cinematic style shots in this mode. It just stops moving and bypassing isn’t, even an option in the settings. Then there are all the impressive, automated flight modes like quickshot, which has a number of different preset patterns rocket, por exemplo, shoots straight up and orbit goes around the subject. Droney goes up and away and helix is sort of a mix of all three more impressive than all of them, no entanto, is master shot. All you have to do is select your subject in master, shot mode, hit, start and it’ll set off and perform a handful of different, automated and dramatic movements, keeping that person or location in the shot the dji fly app can then also quickly chop together and edit With background music and make a video out of it – and you barely had to lift a finger now another couple of caveats here, while it’s using all of its power to do these movements, it doesn’t dedicate as much to video.
So these are all shot in 1080p by default, not 4k or 5.4k. It also can’t do any of the fancy obstacle avoidance stuff so before starting, you have to make sure you’re in quite a nice wide open area. The effect, no entanto, once it’s done, its thing is pretty incredible. You really don’t need to be an advanced pilot to get some really awesome effects. Agora, if you want some similar effects, but you don’t want to lose quality on your video. There is a sort of semi automatic mode when in manual mode you can draw a rectangle around your subject and then choose a number of modes to follow them. You can have the drone run parallel with that person or follow behind or even automatically circle around them. As they move choose, poi mode and you can manually, fly the drone and keep a lock distance from the person or object. So you can create an orbit like effect by flying around them and it’ll. Keep that same distance. Agora, as for the ever important general performance and battery life, it was virtually flawless. It has a battery life rating up to 31 minutos, mas, claro, on this relatively windy coast that’s not really doable. Contudo, we didn’t ever really get anxious over the battery with more than 20 minutes in the air. We still didn’t get any low battery warning, which is a darn sight better than a lot of the older models and what’s more it handled the blustery conditions.
Without an issue, you could see it fighting to correct itself in the wind, but when you look at the footage afterwards, it’s all just completely smooth and flawless. The other thing worth mentioning is that the new drone features adsb air sense tech, which essentially lets you see on your map when there are manned aircraft like planes and helicopters, nearby broadcasting, their presence. Então, in the end, sim, there are some caveats that maybe got lost when dji was busy singing the praises of its latest portable flying camera, but don’t. Let those put you off. This is still easily one of the best drones dji has ever made, squeezing top end features and a great camera into a drone, this small and affordable, and that works this reliably, even in quite windy conditions, is an achievement worth praising overall, in all things, considered. É., probably the best high end consumer drone on the market. Agora, i’ve been carrying cam bunsen on social media. Let me know your thoughts of the air 2s. Do you like the look of it? Will it be your first ever drone? If you like this video, please do hit like subscribe and tap that notification bell. It really does help us a lot and to make sure you don’t miss any more of our videos.