It’s a great time to be a drone buyer. Just over a year ago, DJI launched the Mavic Air 2, a model released with several significant milestones. In particular, it was the first Mavic drone to offer 4K/60p video, 48MP still images, and a 1/2″-type camera sensor – bigger than the smartphone-sized sensors found on most consumer models to that point.
Less than a year after the Mavic Air 2 hit the market, DJI released its successor, the Air 2S. Its build is almost identical, but includes some notable differences: primarily the addition of a larger 1″-type sensor that many users had hoped for. In fact, the Air 2S includes several significant improvements relative to its predecessor.
However, if you check any drone forum, you’ll discover many people still talking about buying a Mavic Air 2, which DJI continues to sell. That’s because the Mavic Air 2 still offers a lot of value, and for many hobbyists, the $200 difference in price is a determining factor. Which one is right for you? We’ll break down the differences so you can make the most informed choice possible.