New DJI Mavic Air 2 Firmware Update Improves Camera & Safety Settings
The new DJI Mavic Air 2 firmware update significantly improved the camera and the Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) safety settings, which means easier control over safety settings while introducing new zoom modes.
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Obstacle Avoidance & Disabling Sideways Flights
DJI has added a new section called “Flight Assistance,” which makes it possible to control how the drone functions when flying toward an object. It is possible to choose the option to “bypass,” which allows the drone to fly around an obstacle, brake where the drone stops in front of it, or turn it “off,” which means the drone will fly right into the obstacle.
The option to “Disable Sideways Flight” makes it possible to disable the Mavic Air 2 from flying left or right if its front or rear obstacle avoidance cameras detect an object. This option is especially helpful when flying in a tight spot.
Not only does the Mavic Air 2 have improved safety controls, but it is now possible to digitally zoom while at the same shooting in 4K NARROW, 2.7K, and 1080p. By shooting in 4K NARROW, it allows zooming in digitally 1x and 2x at 30 fps, whereas shooting in 2.7K will also make it possible to zoom in up to 2x at 60 fps and shooting in 1080p allows a person to zoom in up to 4x at 60 fps.*
DJI’s continued efforts to update the Mavic Air 2 to bring new and more advanced features is encouraging since such improvements should be a challenge to other drone companies to also continually seek to improve their products.