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DJI Avata: New drone offers first-person view thanks to glasses

With the DJI Avata, the manufacturer has introduced an exciting new drone a few months after the Mini 3 Pro. Thanks to video goggles, it allows flights in first-person view and records 4K videos in 60 FPS with a 48-megapixel camera.

The DJI Avata in detail

The DJI Avata is a new, particularly compact and lightweight drone with special features. The aircraft measures 180 mm x 180 mm x 80 mm (length x width x height) and weighs around 410 grams.

Thanks to a small pair of video goggles called DJI Goggles 2, it allows flights in first-person view. The goggles are equipped with micro OLED panels that transmit the drone image in real time. It resolves at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels per eye and offers a fast frame rate of 100 Hz.

DJI Avata
Image: DJI

At the same time, the goggles weigh only 290 grams including the headband and communicate in Wi-Fi 802.11b/a/g/n/ac as well as via Bluetooth 5.2 with a latency of less than 30 ms. The pupil distance can be adjusted between 56 and 72 mm, while the diopter number is also adjustable between -8.0 and +2.0 D – ideal for glasses wearers.

DJI Avata DJI Goggles 2
Image: DJI

Alternatively, however, the slightly older DJI FPV Goggles V2 can also be used, but it has a lower resolution and is significantly heavier at 420 grams. Operation without goggles, on the other hand, is not possible at all.

Motion control with motion controller

The DJI Avata can be operated particularly intuitively with the help of the optional motion controller. With it, the drone follows your hand movements and flies where you point. “This intuitive and simple control allows even beginners to effortlessly operate the aircraft to perform difficult flight maneuvers,” promises the manufacturer. Alternatively, operation with the DJI FPV Remote Control 2 is also possible with the help of two joy sticks.

DJI motion control unit
Image: DJI

Also offered are different flight modes for beginners, advanced and professionals, some of which rely on GPS and sensors on the bottom. In manual mode, all systems are disabled.

In normal mode, the Avata reaches a top speed of 8 m/s, which corresponds to 28.8 km/h. Sport mode has a maximum of 14 m/s (50.4 km/h) in it, while the drone gets up to 97.2 km/h (27 m/s) in manual mode.

DJI Avata
Image: DJI

The battery (Intelligent Flight Battery) is included and allows a maximum hover time of and 18 minutes. It offers a capacity of 2,420 mAh. The drone itself offers a 20 GB internal memory and can also be equipped with a microSD card, which can be a maximum of 256 GB.

48-megapixel sensor

For image and video capture, the DJI Avata features a 48-megapixel 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor that boasts an ultra-wide 155-degree field of view (12.7mm equivalent focal length). The aperture is quite open at f/2.8, and focusing is possible between 0.6m to infinity.

Light sensitivity can be set between ISO 100 and ISO 25,600, while you can adjust the shutter speed between 1/50s and 1/8,000s. Photos are taken by the drone in JPEG format thanks to pixel binning with a resolution of 4,000 x 3,000 pixels.

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Videos, on the other hand, are possible in 4K resolution at 50 or 60 FPS. In addition, the Avata handles 2.7K and 108op videos in 50, 60 and 100 FPS in MP4 format with a maximum bitrate of 150 Mbps. Also offered is digital image stabilization with RockSteady and HorizonSteady, but this can also be disabled.

Prices and availability

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The DJI Avata can be ordered now directly from the manufacturer’s homepage and is scheduled to begin shipping on August 30, 2022. Price-wise, it starts at an MSRP of 549 euros for the drone-only.

The so-called “Fly Smart Combo” additionally includes the FPV Googles V2 and the DJI motion control unit and costs 1,149 euros. The DJI Avata Pro-View Combo bundle includes the better DJI Goggles 2 and the DJI motion control unit and has an MSRP of 1,429 euros.

Additional accessories can be ordered as options. Among them, for example, the Fly More Set with two additional batteries and a charging station for 259 euros, while a single battery costs 119 euros. There are also ND filters for 69 euros or a high-quality DJI Goggles Carry More backpack, which offers space for the drone, goggles and accessories. It costs 119 euros. For more details, check out the official product website.

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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