DJI’s marketing for Mavic Air 2 exaggerates specs that may be misleading

As one of the top drone companies in the world, DJI’s advertising makes some of its products come off as superior. Case in point: The claims made about the camera of the Mavic Air 2.

I became aware of this back around the time the Mavic Air 2 was released. I’d been getting ads on my Instagram feed from DJI saying that this new drone boasts a 48MP camera. With the Mavic 2 Pro boasting a 1-inch Hasselblad sensor with 20mp, I thought it was odd to market a cheaper drone with a smaller sensor like this. How could this Mavic Air 2 shoot more than double the quality of the Mavic 2 Pro? A full frame/medium format camera captures just about 50MP. Yet, DJI’s $799 Mavic Air 2 boasts a near-equivalent!

Does Mavic 2 really shoot 48MP?

Yes. This drone will shoot a 48MP. However, this 48MP photo is coming off the same 0.5-inch sensor as the 12MP photo. Something we don’t see in the advertising is the fact that single photo and smart photo shoot in 12MP. This means there is a…