Should I Upgrade? DJI Avata 2 vs DJI Avata

Should I Upgrade? DJI Avata 2 vs DJI Avata
Andy Hayes

The recently unveiled DJI Avata 2 is our latest FPV drone. With upgraded flight performance, extended flight duration, boosted payload capacity, enhanced intelligent flight modes, and advanced safety functions, the Avata 2 sets a new standard. Curious about its advancements over the previous model and whether it's worth the upgrade? Take a look at our in-depth comparison as we evaluate the two.

The Avata 2 introduces a range of advancements over its predecessor, including the capability to capture ultra-wide 4K footage and intuitive motion control for seamless piloting. With integrated propeller guards and simplified ACRO flying, safety and thrill are prioritised.

For an elevated FPV experience, pair the Avata 2 with DJI Goggles 3 and DJI RC Motion 3. DJI Goggles 3 allow you to maintain awareness of your surroundings while wearing the goggles, enhancing safety and immersion through Real View PiP (Picture-In-Picture) technology. With DJI RC Motion 3, executing challenging aerial acrobatics becomes effortless, enabling even beginners to perform stunning flips, drifts, and captivating manoeuvres with ease.


The Avata 2 has made significant strides in camera quality compared to its predecessor, now featuring the ability to capture in 10-bit D-Log M Colour Mode, a notable upgrade from the first Avata's D-Cinelike Colour Mode.

With 10-bit D-Log M, footage can capture both bright and shadowy landscapes, with colours easily enhanced in post-production for a true-to-life representation. On the other hand, D-Cinelike mode adds cinematic quality to the image through a predefined Lookup Table (LUT), making it ideal for those who prefer a ready-made cinematic look without manual colour adjustments.

D-Log M offers superior flexibility in colour grading due to its higher bit depth, while D-Cinelike provides a preset cinematic appearance for users who prefer not to fine-tune colours manually. If your aim is to achieve the most authentic portrayal of your subject, D-Log M is the preferred choice. However, if you favour a cinematic aesthetic and prefer not to tinker with camera settings, D-Cinelike offers an ideal solution.

In terms of lenses, both Avata drones feature a CMOS Super-Wide-Angle camera, differing mainly in size and pixel-capturing capabilities, as illustrated in the table below. The 1/1.3 lens boasts a larger aperture than the 1/1.7 lens, enhancing low-light performance and potentially delivering sharper images. 

Video Transmission

The new and improved O4 extends this range to an impressive 20km. This enhancement with the Avata 2 drone grants users increased freedom to fly over extended distances while ensuring uninterrupted live feed transmission. Moreover, the O4 system showcases reduced latency and enhanced live feed quality, delivering content in 1080p at up to 100fps. For those seeking superior content quality, the Avata 2 emerges as the preferred choice. In contrast, Ocusync 3+ is limited to 1080p at 30fps.


The Avata 2 signifies a significant leap forward in both size and power compared to its predecessor. This advancement is highlighted by an extended flight duration, with the Avata 2 providing an additional 4 minutes of hover time compared to the DJI Avata. Specifically, the Avata 2 boasts an impressive 21 minutes of hover time, surpassing the DJI Avata's 18 minutes.

The prolonged battery life of the Avata 2 makes it well-suited for extended flights, enabling it to cover greater distances without the need for frequent recharging. Moreover, the Avata 2 offers faster charging times, particularly when utilised with the Two-Way Charging Hub, facilitating a complete recharge from 0% to 100% in just 45 minutes.

To Summarise

The Avata drones represent the pinnacle of aerial cinematography, boasting unparalleled capabilities in capturing breathtaking footage while seamlessly executing intricate maneuvers with precision. From soaring over majestic landscapes to navigating through tight urban spaces, the Avata series has redefined the possibilities of FPV (First Person View) drone experiences.

With its predecessor, the Avata, we set a new standard in the industry for delivering immersive aerial adventures. Now, with the Avata 2, we're pushing boundaries even further to provide enthusiasts and professionals alike with an enhanced and exhilarating FPV drone experience.

The Avata 2 stands out with its advanced features, providing more professional-grade footage, faster transmission times, and a longer battery life. It is certainly worth considering the upgrade should you be looking for the penultimate FPV drone experience. 

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