DJI Avata 2 gets 4K 100 fps upgrade

DJI has released a firmware update for its DJI Avata 2 drone that adds 4K 100 fps recording. This should now give you great slow motion aerial footage when using the Avata 2.

DJI Avata 2 update

DJI launched the Avata 2 in April this year. The drone features a large 1/1.3 inch 12-megapixel CMOS sensor. Its camera also has an ultra-wide lens with a 155-degree field of view and a fixed f/2.8 aperture. To keep your videos smooth, the Avata 2 offers DJI’s RockSteady and HorizonSteady stabilization modes. In addition to a regular eight-bit color mode, the drone can also record video in H.265 10-bit D-Log M format. This makes your footage much easier to color grade in post production.

At launch, the DJI Avata 2 could shoot video up to 60fps in 4k and up to 120 fps in 1080p HD. However, with the release of firmware version V01.00.0300, the drone can now record up to 100 fps in 4K. This doubles the previous maximum frame rate and gives you the option for super slow motion. In addition, the update added support for RID (remote identification) in some regions. DJI says that the new firmware also fixed some known issues.

Other updates

The new firmware for the Avata 2 also increases its compatibility with other DJI kit. After the update, the drone now supports DJI Goggles Integra and DJI Goggles 2. In addition, you can now use DJI RC Motion 2 and DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 with the Avata 2 when used with DJI Goggles Integra and DJI Goggles 2. To take advantage of the new features you will need to upgrade your DJI Fly app to the latest version, 1.13.4.

What we think

The new firmware for the DJI Avata 2 brings a huge boost to the drone’s video capabilities. The option to record at 100 fps in 4K means that you can now achieve 4x slow motion with 24 fps or 25 fps playback in post. It’s also good to see that DJI has increased the drone’s compatibility with the company’s range of Goggles and controllers. If you already own the Avata 2 you should update its firmware as soon as you can. For anyone looking to buy a new drone, the Avata 2 just got a lot more attractive.


Firmware version V01.00.0300 for the DJI Avata 2 is available now.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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