Bird’s-Eye View

Lusting for a drone that you can take on a bike, in a backpack or anywhere else you go? The foldable DJI Mavic Air 2 allows it to be packed for easy transport without sacrificing features and functionality.
Words by Sandy Lindsey | June 29, 2020 | Luxury

Given everything the DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone has to offer — 4K recording at 60 frames per second (FPS); 48-megapixel high-res snapshot mode; and 34-minute flight time — you’d think it would cost well over $1,000. That’s why its $799 price point is going to make it “fly” off the shelves. This perky drone is perfect for those looking for a “Flying Go-Pro” to capture family fun or produce professional content. You’ll be impressed how small it folds, while opening to a good size. This, in turn, makes it very nimble in the air — something the beefy battery helps with by adding useful takeoff weight for enhance stability. SmartPhoto scene recognition assists the camera in choosing settings, and automated QuickShots are there too, the latter benefiting from ActiveTrack 3.0 — the feature which identifies and follows subjects, even if they briefly pop out of view. The controller is less busy than others, making it easier for the newbie to find the features they need in a snap;