DJI Mavic Air 2 leaked: 48MP camera and 4K 60fps video

DJI Mavic Air 2 leaked: 48MP camera and 4K 60fps video
(Image credit: ANATEL)

Images and specifications for the DJI Mavic Air 2 have been leaked by a Brazilian certification authority, revealing a drone with a 48-megapixel camera capable of capturing 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.

While a handful of far more obfuscated images of the DJI Mavic Air 2 had been leaked previously, these images by Brazil's ANATEL (the nation's equivalent of the FCC) give a pristine view of the drone, along with key specifications (thanks to DroneDJ for the find).

According to the leaked Portuguese documentation (via machine translation), the specs suggest that the Air 2 will be one of the very best camera drones:  

"The DJI Mavic Air 2 features a new folding design and a fully stabilized triaxial camera that captures 4K videos and 48 megapixel photos. DJI’s unique technologies such as obstacle sensor and intelligent flight modes like ActiveTrack 3.0, Point of Interest (PoS) 3.0, QuickShot and advanced flight assistance systems 2.0 makes it easy to capture complex shots effortlessly. Mavic Air 2 achieves a maximum flying speed of 68.4 km/h and a maximum flying time* of 34 minutes."

Notably, the range of the controller has been significantly increased. "Integrated with the remote control, DJI’s Ocusync 2.0 long-range transmission technology offers a maximum transmission range of 8km and sends the videos captured by the aircraft to DJI Fly on your mobile device up to 1080p."

In addition, the website points out that 3500Ah, 11.5V Lipo battery yields over 40WH of capacity. 

While the lion's share of the specifications are now known, we won't have long to wait until we learn about details such as pricing and availability. DJI has teased an event on 27 April, which is expected to be the reveal of the Mavic Air 2. We'll bring you news from the announcement as it happens! 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.