One of the best ways to use a drone is to capture an aerial 360 photo, which can be shot automatically by some drones including the Mavic Air 2 and the new Air 2S. But which is better? The Air 2 can take 48 megapixel photos but its native resolution is 12 megapixels. Meanwhile, the Air 2S has a larger 1-inch sensor with a native resolution of 20 megapixels.
Jeff used each drone to shoot 360 photos of the same location, which we can compare side by side with Teliportme.
First, here are side by side 360 photos shot with the Air 2 on the left and the Air 2S on the right. Both were shot using the automatic 360 photo capture modes of each drone.
Here is a second set of 360 photos
Here are 200% cropped photos from each drone. The shots on the left are from the Mavic Air 2, while those on the right are from the Air 2S.
Based on this comparison, the answer is pretty clear. Even though the Mavic Air 2 takes non-360 photos with a higher nominal resolution of 48mp, the Air 2S 360 photos are much more detailed.