I did a thing that’s who we are Music that’s, who we are. I know i know i know i know. I said in my last drone video that the reason why i got the dji mavic 2 drone was because i didn’t want to go through all the red tape of registering the drone and applying for that part 107 license, and then i read this comment: hey man, I love your content, but if i’m not mistaken, i believe you need a part 107 license, even with the mini 2, if your channel is monetized it’s, just that i want to get you busted by the faa love brian. So i looked into it and even though i’m not using this drone for any commercial purposes, because my youtube channel is monetized i’m technically flying this drone as a business and because i’m flying this drone as a business. I have to register this drone and apply for the part 107 license anyway, so yeah the thing that i didn’t want to do. I ended up doing anyway irony so i figured if i’m going to be licensed anyway. I may as well get a drone like the dji mavic air 2s Music. I did not realize how much i would love this drone like i really enjoyed flying this drone and i loved loved the videos and photos that came out of this drone like it. Just looked, it looked beautiful and i think that’s mainly due to the one inch sensor that’s on this drone.
The mavic air ii didn’t have a one inch sensor, and so they fully upgraded the 2s with a one inch sensor and man. The results are just beautiful. Now this is not going to be a full on technical review of the air 2s i’m. Just going to share my user experience with the drone, and the first thing that i really love about. The air 2s is just the overall build quality like it is far superior than the mavic mini 2.. The mavic mini 2 seems like a toy, if i’m being honest, even the first mavic air seemed too plasticky, and so this, like this honestly, feels like the mavic 2 pro just a smaller version. You got the usbc port on one side and the micro sd card slot on the other side, both are covered where the mavic mini 2, those ports aren’t covered at all, and so, if you’re flying the mini 2 like in the desert or whatever there’s like a Snowstorm, like i’d, be kind of worried if dust and debris like went into those ports where, on the mavic air 2s, both ports are covered, which is really great if you’re flying in those conditions also can’t help but notice the amount of sensors on this drone there’s. So many and i guess that’s a really good thing because with those sensors, obviously this drone will stop before it hits a tree or something on the front. There are actually four sensors two on the top and two facing forward, and so, if you are flying it in sport mode, the drone will tend to dip down like this right.
So now you have four sensors sensing objects from this direction and from the top direction, and so, if you’re flying it like under a tree whatever like it’ll, either avoid it or just stop in its place versus previous drone models. Just had the two front: sensors, and so, if you’re dipping down like this, like these sensors won’t, see anything up above so really clever, design, adding two more sensors on the front on the air 2s operating the mavic air 2s is super simple and if you’ve never Flown a dji drone before like it is incredibly easy to fly and within the app of course, you can change your video and photo settings like you can shoot. In 4k, 5.7 k. 30 frames. A second 60 frames a second. You can record your videos as an mp4 or mov just a lot of options to choose from when operating the air 2s, but one of my favorite new features is using master shots and with master shots. Basically, the drone will perform all these various types of cinematic shots, whether it’s flying down while tilting the camera up or flying around an object or a subject. Master shots is by far my favorite, because if you’re traveling somewhere by yourself – and you want to capture some aerials of you doing your thing and you don’t have another person to film and fly for you. No problem just fly the drone up, activate master shots and in two minutes the drone will just automatically film random sequences for you, genius, absolute genius, you’re, smart, oh and the mavic air 2s can zoom up to four times in 4k in up to eight times and 1080P, which is awesome if you’re filming things from far away or if you want to do some orbit shots like if you zoom in four times and you orbit around an object like the parallax from the movement and the zoom just looks really cinematic.
It looks like your shots were from a michael bay movie or something well, not really, but you know what i mean. The mavic mini 2 can also zoom, but only two times in 4k and up to four times and 1080. it’s still really good, but zooming four times in 4k is just gon na be better and everything else is more or less the same. As far as features goes, it has a similar, quick shot features as the mavic mini 2, with the addition of boomerang, which is kind of like the helix effect it doesn’t orbit around you in a perfect circle. It kind of orbits around you in an oblong shape, not my favorite feature, but master shots is so good now the mavic mini 2 can also perform quick shots and it does it pretty well. Actually, the only thing is that the mavic mini 2 can’t track you in a linear movement like you have to kind of do it yourself, but if your subject is still like, you can perform some pretty awesome, quick shots with the mavic mini 2.. In fact, the clips that you’re watching right now were filmed with the mavic mini 2 using quick shots, so you could totally film incredibly looking 4k video with the mavic mini 2, obviously just not as good as the mavic air 2s, with the mavic mini 2. If you’re, not filming in the right conditions, like you’re, going to see this purple, fringy hazy, color cast kind of thing, it usually happens at sunrise or sunset i’m – not sure why maybe he has to do something with the sun shining directly at the camera itself.
I have no idea why, where, with the mavic air 2s doesn’t have that problem at all now one thing that i really hate about the mavic mini 2, like hate hate, so much and it’s, probably like the one thing that i hate the most about the mavic Mini 2 are the props, especially when you fold in the legs. Let me show you what i’m talking about look at the props, they just dangle that’s, not cool and when i’m packing it away. In the case like, i have to hold the props in a very specific way, so that one of the props doesn’t accidentally fall down and it’s hard for me to to put the drone in the case where the props on the mavic air 2s, like they. They kind of just stay put, which i much appreciate now i will say i do love how portable the mavic mini 2 is much more than the air 2s. I mean both drones are portable and definitely still smaller than the phantom series, but i just love how the mavic mini 2 can just pack into my camera bag super easily, like i even have a case where i pack, the mavic mini 2 and the controller and The charger and some extra props, all in one case where the mavic air 2s, like i kind of, have to use the bag from the fly more combo to fit everything in one bag. I mean i can pack this into my camera.
Bag i’ll just have to rearrange some stuff, but definitely not as neat as with the mavic mini 2. and in terms of safety. I almost feel like the air 2s is a lot safer to fly than the mavic mini 2., like i know that the mavic mini 2 is an entry level drone designed for beginners, but because of the lack of sensors. I almost feel like beginners would crash the mavic mini 2, more often than the air 2s, like there’s, so many sensors on this drone, but yeah. I almost feel like the air 2s, is the safer drone to fly now. Both drones fly very similar. Similarly similar. They fly almost the same, however, when i’m flying with the mavic mini 2, it seems like it takes forever to go from point a to point b, it’s, probably because of the motors of the drone it’s, just not as powerful as the air 2s, and it almost Feels like i have to fly in sport mode in the mini 2 to keep up with the normal speed of the air 2s. Also, i can fly the air 2s a lot farther without losing signal where, with the mavic mini 2, it’s uh it’s a little bit limited. Now. The big question, which drone is better overall now in terms of value and budget, the mavic mini 2, is by far the better drone like it still, films really good 4k video, albeit it has to be in the right condition, so that you don’t see that purple Color fringing crap, but in the right conditions, like you, can film some pretty awesome stuff with the mavic mini 2.
. Now in terms of just performance and overall image, quality hands down the mavic air 2s. Just takes the cake, like the differences in image, quality between the mavic air 2s and the mavic mini 2 is just night and day and again, a lot of it is due to the one inch sensor on the air 2s, like everything that i shot with the Air 2s just looks incredibly beautiful and not to mention that you can shoot in different profiles like you can shoot in the standard profile, hlg or even d log. Any one of those profiles are great if you want to use them, but i find that the standard profile just looks really good right off the bat and for the mavic mini 2. You don’t really have that option at all it just does it automatically whatever profile? This drone films is what you get oh and it doesn’t take as good as photos as a mavic air 2s. But then again, you are dealing with a more budget friendly drone. The photos are just okay and lastly, i just think the air 2s is a great drone for solo filmmakers, like that master shots feature, is so clutch, especially if you need to film aerials of yourself by yourself i mean yeah, you can program quick shots with the Mavic mini 2, but with the master shots feature and the mavic air 2s having your drone film, multiple shots in two minutes where you don’t even have to think about it at all, is so helpful.
So, if you’re looking for something like that to help, you in your productions, then definitely get the mavic air 2s now, which one am i going to keep personally i’m gon na, keep both. Why not? I got a drone that i can casually use and easily pack into my camera bag, and i also got a drone for any client work that i might have in the future, but two drones for me. Why not got my main one and my backup drone? If you will two drones, two drones for me: that’s it for this video thanks for watching thanks for hanging out.