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DJI recently announced the first generation DJI FPV drone that's capable of streaming high-speed maneuvers directly to the pilot's headset, and now the company is announcing a slight upgrade to last year's Mavic Air 2.
With the Mavic Air 2S, DJI takes a similar approach to Apple and its iPhone naming scheme for small updates in between big releases.
The Air 2S boasts a 1-inch sensor that will capture 20-megapixel photos and up to 5.4K video at 30 frames-per-second.
Other notable upgrades include: DJI's Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) 4.0 for maneuvering around objects during flight; Ocusync 3.0, or O3, for a more stable connection during flights up to 12 kilometers away; and a new MasterShots feature where the drone autonomously moves to capture content and merge it all into a video when it's done.
As is usually the case for DJI's lineup, the Air 2S comes in two different packages. There's the standard package that includes the Air 2S, remote controller, battery, and necessary parts/cables that cost $999. Then, there's the Fly More Combo that costs $1,299, includes everything in the basic package, in addition to two more batteries, ND filters, a charging hub, and a bag to carry everything.