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Review: DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone Video and Photography

Review and sample video and photos of DJI's new Mavic Air 2 Drone.

June 24, 2020

Drone Photography with DJI Mavic Air 2: Egrets fly over the polluted Korle Lagoon with their shadows cast on the water. Accra, Ghana. Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

Review and sample video and photos of DJI's new Mavic Air 2 Drone.

DJI released the Mavic Air 2 in late April 2020, with DPREVIEW calling it the “best all-around drone for most people.”

A lot of reviewers see its 1/2″ CMOS 12- and 48-megapixels (MP) image sensor a game-changer for many photographers.

 DJI Mavic Air 2 Specification

  Size: 570 grams
  Image Sensor: 1/2″ 48MP CMOS
  Focal Lengh: 24mm
  Aperture: f/2.8
  Photos: 12MB and 48MB
  Video: 4K/60p and HD/240p
  Flight Time: 34 minutes
  Max Speed: 68 kph (42 mph)

Excited, I ordered the fly more combo.

Reviewing it, I found it is worth every penny. Its videos and photos options are fantastic, especially with DJI’s latest firmware (v01.00.0340) update for the Mavic Air 2 on August 10, 2020.

Below are a few photos from the new DJI Mavic Air 2 (visit related links to see the context of some of the photos):

Mavic Air 2 Drone Sample Photos

Estuaries, Brackish Water, Ecosystems and Wetlands With the DJI Mavic Air 2

I have a little obsession with estuaries and their surrounding wetlands. Below are (3) different estuaries in Ghana and their connecting network of rivers and lagoons with the new DJI Mavic Air 2.

Korle Lagoon Brackish Water

The Korle Lagoon is recognized as one of the most polluted1 water bodies on earth. It links to the Gulf of Guinea, the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

See the article below for the context of the photographs above.

RELATED: Climate Change Effects on Fisheries in Ghana

Bellow is a late 2019 short video of the Korle Lagoon. You can also see the Korle Lagoon in the DJI Mavic Air 2 video at the bottom of this page.

DJI Mavic Air 2 Photo Samples: Slums, Urban Poverty and Fisheries

Plastic Pollution in Ghana

Recently shifted my focus towards highlighting the economic and environmental role the urban poor in Accra, Ghana’s capital city, play in the country’s plastic waste crisis.

The urban poor in Accra roam streets, dumpsites, visit homes and swim in polluted waterways to recover waste recyclables generated mostly by the city’s wealthy residents.

But the role the urban poor play in reducing waste and helping to clean up the environment remains unrecognized.

Here is a photograph of this situation shot with the DJI Mavic Air 2:

Here’s an up-close another time with the Sony A7RIII:

Read more on this plastic crisis here:

DJI Mavic Air 2 Video Quality

Here’s a short video — shot with the Mavic Air 2 — of urban poor men burning waste cables to recover copper at Agbogbloshie, Ghana.

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Copyright © 2020 Muntaka Chasant

Sources

  1. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1020706728569

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