DJI FPV vs Mavic Air 2 - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Let's take a closer look at the two DJI brand drones in comparison and take a closer look at the differences between the FPV* and Mavic Air 2*.
Which drone has better flight performance?
When it comes to a drone, flight performance, among other things, is a very interesting and important topic. Which drone is faster? Can the DJI FPV fly longer than the DJI Mavic Air 2? Let's compare the flight performance. Let's take a look at the flight performance of the drones. The manufacturers' values here refer to good weather conditions. If there is a lot of wind, the performance may be lower.
The DJI FPV* performs better in maximum flight speed. It manages up to 140,0 km/h in horizontal flight. For the DJI Mavic Air 2, the maximum flight speed in horizontal is up to 68,4 km/h.
In addition to the speed in horizontal flight, the maximum speeds in climb and descent are also of interest. The data here is given in meters per second. Not in kilometers per hour.
Compared to the DJI Mavic Air 2, the DJI FPV* wins in climb speed. It manages up to 15,0 m/s². The DJI Mavic Air 2 manages up to 4,0 m/s² in the climb.
The descent is faster for the DJI FPV* with up to 10,0 m/s². The DJI Mavic Air 2 can thereby be up to 3,0 m/s².
Flight performance also includes flight time and possible distance. Up to 34 minutes is achieved by the DJI Mavic Air 2 in good weather conditions. Thus, the drone performs better than the DJI FPV in disem point. The DJI FPV manages up to 20 minutes. The distance is mostly similar to the flight duration. Up to 18 km can be done by the DJI Mavic Air 2. The DJI FPV can cover up to 16 km on one battery charge.
Many drones offer a removable battery for more flight performance. This is also the case with the DJI FPV and DJI Mavic Air 2. For both drones, the battery can be removed and replaced. To take advantage, you usually have to buy another battery. Most of the time, the packages are called "Fly More." For the change, you have to land your drone in between, of course. Thus, the performance does not increase in one piece.
DJI FPV or DJI Mavic Air 2, which drone can fly higher? The DJI FPV can climb up to 6000 m in height. The DJI Mavic Air 2 can handle up to 5000 m. This allows the DJI FPV to handle more. However, what a drone can do and what is allowed are different issues. Legally, there are regulations on how high a drone can fly, depending on the area. Here you should inform yourself before each use.
Which drone has better viedo performance?
Let's start at the resolution. Purely in terms of maximum resolution, both drones offer the same. However, they differ in fps. The DJI FPV has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160 @ 60fps. The DJI Mavic Air 2 offers a maximum of 3840 x 2160 @ 60fps. More FPS (Frames Per Second) will result in a smoother picture. Of course, depending on your usage, it makes sense that you look at the complete list of resolutions.
In the film industry, 24 fps is still used for theatrical films. Even though this is a lower value, it is popularly used in cinematography. Only the DJI Mavic Air 2 gives you the ability to shoot 24 fps videos. Thus, the drones differ on this point.
The bitrate is also still relevant for the viedos, but does not differ for the drones from the comparison with 120 Mbit/s.
Which drone takes the better photos?
In addition to video resolution, photo resolution is also an important point when comparing drones.
Not only the resolution is interesting for the photo function. The functions for photos are also not always the same for drones. Let's take a look at the functions in a brief comparison:
- Both: -
- Only DJI FPV*: -
- Only DJI Mavic Air 2*: HDR function, Panorama, Continuous shooting, RAW photo format, Wide Angle
Can the drones do FPV?
First, let's briefly clarify the question: what is FPV anyway? FPV stands for "first person view." Here you can see everything from the drone's point of view. The whole thing is even more fun with VR goggles. You can enjoy the FPV function with the DJI FPV as well as the DJI Mavic Air 2.
For both drones, there is the option to control with motion controls. This makes the experience even more exciting with VR goggles.