Shoot videos from a bird's perspective with the DJI Mavic Air. The camera provides 4K video recording at 30 fps. You can also use the primary camera to take 12 MP stills thanks to the 1.2/3- inch CMOS sensor. The camera also offers vertical, horizontal and 180° panoramas along with a full 360° spherical panoramic view by attaching 25 photos. The enhanced HDR algorithms give accurate exposure setting in the scene according to the lighting condition. You can store up to 8 GB of data in the internal storage. The aerodynamically-designed quadcopter chassis reduces wind drag. All seven on-board cameras are reinforced with magnesium alloy brackets. The FlightAutonomy 2.0 is a team consisting the primary gimbal camera, directional dual-vision sensors, downward infrared sensing system, IMU redundancies, and a group of computing cores. With a fully-charged 2375 mAh Li-Po battery, the DJI Mavic Air offers a flight time of 21 minutes.
Optics and Focus
The 12 MP camera has a 35mm equivalent focal length and a fixed aperture opening of f/2.8. It can focus on an object as close as 50 cm. With the ActiveTrack feature, you can select any of the 16 subjects tracked by the camera for fixing the focus on them. The automatic ISO range of 100–1600 is provided for both photo and video mode. You can manually extend the ISO range for videos to 3200. The electronic shutter has a maximum speed of 1/8000th of a second that offers staccato feel to the movement of the subject in the frame.
Sensor and Screen
The integrated primary camera uses the 1.2/3- inch CMOS sensor for the image and video capture. You can attach your smartphone to the provided remote control. The built-in holder of the remote accepts smartphones that are 160mm wide and 8.48mm thick. You have to synchronize the smartphone with the Mavic Air by using the DJI GO 4 app to pilot the drone and control the camera functions.
Image and Video
The 4K video capture at 30 fps gives your videos a professional touch. With the 120 fps mode, you can shoot stunning slow-motion videos in Full HD. The HDR algorithm is upgraded to make the exposure adjust according to the scene lighting to highlight both bright and dark areas in the image. Capture vertical, horizontal, and 180° panoramas with this drone. The Mavic Air attaches 25 pictures in eight seconds to provide a 32 MP spherical panorama. The primary camera captures still images with a maximum photo resolution of 4056×2280 dpi with an aspect ratio of 16:9. You can also select one of the four photo capture modes namely, Auto-Exposure Bracketing (AEB), Burst Shooting, Interval, and Single Shot.
The primary camera is attached to a 3-axis gimbal that brings down the angular vibration to 0.005°. Also, the dampeners reduce shakes created by the drone rotors. The QuickShot feature offers 6 different flight paths, of these you can choose one to add a cinematic feel to the scene. With SmartCapture, you can take selfies by using hand gestures. The TapFly function allows you to navigate the drone by tapping on a particular point of the smartphone screen. The Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems make the drone avoid obstacles.
The minimum focus distance is the shortest distance at which a lens can focus. In the case of digital SLR cameras, the distance to the subject is measured from the focal plane mark on the camera body, not from the front of the lens.
The types of files that a particular camera produces. All cameras output JPEG images, but some of the more sophisticated models will shoot in RAW mode. RAW Image Formats will vary based on manufacturer.
Refers to the actual physical size of the imaging sensor in the camera. A sensor that has the same dimensions as a 35mm frame of film is considered to be "full" frame. Other smaller sensor sizes are described in terms relative to a "full" sized sensor. (e.g. an APS-C 1.5x crop sensor)