After starting my new job as a junior web developer at Big Bite a month ago, I got my hands on my first pay cheque and decided to treat myself to a new drone.
My previous drone was a DJI Phantom 3 Advance, which had served me amazingly over the last four years. This drone was able to take 4K photos and 2.7K 24/25/30 fps videos, and this was perfect for what I do with it. However, it was big and heavy compared to newer generation drones, weight roughly 1,280 grams and about 350mm in diameter, which wasn’t the best for taking it out as it required me to take a massive, heavy backpack with me. So I looked for a newer drone and found an excellent deal for a DJI Mavic Air 2 fly more combo, which was the perfect drone I was looking for, allowing me to take 48MP 8K photos and 4K ultra HD 48/50/60 fps video, all while weighing only 570 grams and being 180 × 97 × 84 mm while folded. The Mavic Air 2 also came with two batteries (the fly more combo comes with three, but one of them sadly bricked) which have a max flight time of 34 minutes each, compared to the two phantom 3 adv batteries lasted approx. 15-20 minutes each. The Mavic Air 2 also comes with loads more features, some being: proximity sensors, auto subject detection, loads of preset recording paths, 360° images, and many more.
Overall, I believe I made a fantastic decision to get this new drone, as it allows me to capture better quality images and videos, and allows me to go to more places with it as it is much smaller and more carriable.