• Daniel Wretham

DJI Air 2S Review

Updated: Aug 4

So having gone from drone hater to drone lover in a short space of time I now realise just what I was missing and have enjoyed using drones as much as doing normal landscape photography which lead to the inevitable upgrading of the DJI Mavic Air 2 to the DJI Air 2S, So was it worth it ?

DJI Air 2S Vs Mavic Air 2

The Specifications/Overview


Now I have to start of by saying that I loved my DJI Mavic Air 2, there was nothing to really dislike about it, 4K footage was great, it was easy to use so why would I upgrade it to the DJI Air 2S ?


In short what does it offer over the DJI Mavic Air 2 ? Short answer, not much unless of course it's exactly what you wanted out of the original, in which case it offers a serious bang for your buck.


The DJI Air 2S follows the same shape format as its predecessor with a very slight change on the front end but overall any accessories like batteries or extension legs from the Air 2 will fit as its the same shell, this however doesn't apply to any filters as the camera area has changed quite a bit.

DJI Air 2S review
New Improved 1" CMOS Sensor

Whats New on the DJI Air 2S ?


Starting with that the biggest and most interesting change is the fact the DJI Air 2S now sports a Sony 1 inch CMOS sensor as opposed to the old Air 2 which was a humble 1/2 inch sensor, why is this important ?

Well the larger the sensor the more light it is able to gather and the better the dynamic range and quality of your output will be, so a very welcome step to be fair and it puts this drone on a level playing field with the top spec consumer drone, the DJI Mavic Pro 2, the one exception is there is no variable aperture, you are still stuck at F2.8 which still gives the Pro 2 the edge in t