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DJI's new drone gets 5K resolution camera


China's Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI), the world's largest manufacturer of consumer drones, has unveiled the Air 2S aerial drone. It will be the successor to the DJI Mavic Air 2 model.

Technically, the novelty repeats the last year's model: the quadcopter has retained the folding design and 3,500 mAh battery. Flight time has been reduced by two minutes, to 31 minutes, due to a 25g increase in the drone's weight. The drone has become heavier due to the upgraded camera and security systems with additional sensors.

DJI Air 2S features a 20MP camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor (DJI Mavic Air 2 used a 0.5-inch sensor). This has improved the quality of shooting in low light. The new drone is capable of recording in 5.4K resolution at 30 frames per second or 4K at 60 frames per second.

The drone has a MasterShots mode, in which it captures objects set by the operator on its own. The quadcopter automatically determines a flight path and selects a shooting mode, and automatically prepares a final video.

The updated OcuSync 4.0 system allows the drone to fly up to 12 km away from the operator. The flight safety is provided by AirSense technology (warns of the presence of planes and helicopters in the air) and Advanced Pilot Assistance System 4.0 (detects obstacles in the drone's path and allows the drone to bypass them independently).

source: businessinsider.com