The new free firmware update version 01.00.0340 for the DJI Mavic Air 2 drone has been released. It adds digital zoom, safety flight mode and 4K resolution to Hyperlapse and optimizes other functions and modes.
DJI announced the new Mavic Air 2 drone in late April 2020. While it doesn't offer a large 1-inch sensor or 10-bit capture mode, it beats the larger Mavic 2 Pro in many ways.
The new Mavic Air 2 is smaller and lighter (although it is heavier than the original Mavic Air), offers a longer flight time per battery, a higher resolution for still images and, above all, higher frame rates such as 4K60p or Full HD 240p. Be sure to check out Ninos DJI Mavic Air 2 Review & First Impressions.
DJI recently announced a free firmware update for the Mavic Air 2. So let's check out the news.
DJI Mavic Air 2 firmware update V01.00.0340
The new firmware version 01.00.0340 updates both the remote control and the aircraft. Along with the update, DJI released a new version 1.1.6 of the Fly app, which is available for both iOS and Android.
DJI Mavic Air 2 firmware update released. Source: DJI
The full list of new features and improvements released by DJI:
- Added Safety flight mode. The aircraft automatically avoids obstacles and does not respond to commands to fly left or right.
- Added 4K zoom modethat supports 2x digital zoom when set to 4K 30/25/24 fps.
- Added 2x digital zoom when set to 2.7K 60/50/48/30/25/24 and 4x digital zoom when set to 1080P 60/50/48/30/25/24 in video mode.
- Added 4K resolution in Hyperlapse.
- Optimized FPV mode for the gimbal.
- Optimized shooting performance when flying forward in sport mode. Adjust the attitude to avoid propellers appearing unexpectedly in the camera view.
- Optimized hyperlapse. Added the ability to pause recording during the hyperlap, increased the number of waypoints to 45, and added support for the task library.
- Optimized ActiveTrack when tracking vehicles at low altitude.
If you've never updated the Mavic and are not sure how to do it, DJI created a Youtube tutorial for the whole updating process. In addition, DJI states that if the update fails, you will have to restart the aircraft, remote control, and DJI Fly or DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic and try again.
I am personally curious about the image quality of the 4K digital zoom function. Especially when the drone offers better results in the camera than later zooming in in post-production.
Are you flying the Mavic Air 2? Have you already tested any of the new features? What is your opinion on this last update? Let us know what you think in the comments section below the article.