Here’s a sample aerial 360 photo from the Mavic Air 2. What resolution can you get? Can you get higher resolution than 32 megapixels?
Mavic Air 2 was recently released and as with other DJI drones in the past two years, the Mavic Air 2 can take 360 photos by taking several photos and stitching them. However, the Mavic Air 2 is different in that by default, the photos are stitched immediately and you will not get the individual photos. The stitched resolution is 32 megapixels (8000 x 4000).
However, Jeff AASDrone, a drone pilot and French air force veteran, shared with me a 360 photo from the Mavic Air that was as high as 19650 x 9825 (193 megapixels). Here is the photo. Not only does it have exceptional detail but it also has amazing dynamic range.
Note: it appears Teliport cannot show the full resolution. However, the crop shown at the beginning of this post shows the full detail. You can also compare full resolution auto-stitched (32mp) vs. manual stitched (193mp) photos here.
HOW TO GET THE FULL RESOLUTION
In order to get the full resolution, you will need to get the individual photos and stitch them with 3rd party software. To get the individual photos, you need to enter the photosphere menu while the Mavic Air 2 is in flight. Look in the options where you will find ” none / jpg / dng ”. JPG photos will have a resolution of 4000 x 3000 each. DNG photos may initially appear to have only a resolution of 960 x 720, but if you convert them to JPG in Lightroom, they will each have a resolution of 4000 x 3000 (12 megapixels).
You can stitch the photos using the free software Hugin (but it will take a while to stitch). If you want to know how, let me know in the comments.
WHERE TO BUY MAVIC AIR 2
If you want to get the Mavic Air 2, it is available for $799 from B&H Photo, Amazon or direct from DJI, or $988 for the Fly More Combo with three batteries and other accessories (B&H Photo, Amazon, direct from DJI). Thank you for using these links to support 360 Rumors at no additional cost to you so I can do more tests and reviews.