The DJI Air 2S has been announced, with a 1-inch wide sensor capable of recording 5.4K footage

DJI officially launched a new drone product, the DJI Air 2S, on April 15th, with Mavic omitted from the name to make it more succinct. The DJI Air 2S features a 1-inch image sensor, a 2.4um pixel with incredible light sensitivity, and a versatile 5.4K/30fps, 4K/60fps video shooting performance.

It can record up to 1 billion colors in 10 bit Dlog-M mode, with more detail in the highlights and shadows. RAW format images with a dynamic range of up to 12.6 stops can also be shot at the same time.

UAVs flying at high altitudes frequently encounter scenes with significant contrasts in light and dark, making it easy to overexpose or underexpose the film. In this regard, the DJI Air 2S has intelligent HDR stack technology, which can combine several continuous images, greatly increasing the dynamic range of the straight-out image, and shooting moving lights and shadows without post-processing.

The art of creative photography has progressed as well. There are no issues with time-lapse imagery, wide-angle photography, 180° panoramas, or spherical panoramas. Focus 2.0, Smart Follow 4.0, and Point of Interest 3.0 have since been added, making follow-up shots better.

DJI Air 2S adds upper vision obstacle avoidance to the previous generation’s lower, front, and back three-way obstacle avoidance. ADS-B receiver is built-in at the same time. When a manned aircraft enters local airspace, it will immediately issue a warning to avoid the aircraft and ensure flight safety.

The image transmission wavelength has been increased from 10 kilometers to 12 kilometers using 4 dual-frequency antennas, adaptive 2.4G/5.8GHz, and the image transmission resolution has been increased to 1080P.