DJI Mavic Air 2 vs Air 2S: which drone should you buy?

The DJI Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S are the drone giant’s two mid-range flying machines, with similar designs and price tags. So which one should you buy? We’ve picked apart the seven key differences between them based on our extensive flying time with both models to help you decide.

The DJI Air 2S is the newer model, having landed in April 2021. It’s the successor to the Mavic Air 2, which arrived a year earlier. While both drones have a lot in common, the Air 2S brings one big advantage – a new 20MP 1-inch camera with greater video powers – along with a host of smaller ones, including improved connectivity and a new zoom function.

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Since these two drones arrived, DJI has also launched the DJI Mini 3 Pro. Weighing in at 249g, this model is smaller than both while packing a sensor size (1/1.3-inch) that sits in between the 1/2-inch Mavic Air 2 and 1-inch Air 2S. It’s certainly an option to consider, so to read our in-depth thoughts check out our DJI Mini 3 Pro review.