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Is there a digital zoom on the Mavic Air?
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If so, I can't find it.  Would someone point me to the instructions.

If not, DJI, please add the functionality.  (1) I could see it added on the drone itself, which would allow folks to record video or take pictures with the digital zoom should they desire.  (2) Allow a user two-finger control on their phone/tablet.  The zoom wouldn't be seen on any recorded video or pictures, but it would allow the user to get a closer view of their subject during flight.  This second option might be the easiest to implement, as it would be modifying the DJI GO 4 application and not touching the Mavic Air's firmware.


Folks, please don't suggest for me to zoom in post.  (1) There's value to being able to digitally zoom and not bother with post production processing.  But that's not even my situation.  (2) I want to be able to zoom in on objects from altitude while flying.  I don't want to or can't get closer physically.  I may not even have an SDHC card in the drone or have any intent to take pictures or video.  Post production would be useless.  I'd like the ability to digitally zoom in as much as allows an image with distinguishable objects to be shown.  


Thanks in advance,
Andrew


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No. There is no zoom on the Air.
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Zoom in post
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OP literally just wrote that he doesn't want to zoom in in post but to be able to see objects closer when flying.

@OP: No, it's definitely not possible and I don't think it will be added in anytime soon, if they even plan to add it. There are other things that really have to be fixed, first and even that is sadly not happening because DJI doesn't reply to the big issue threads.
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saviour Posted at 2018-7-16 01:44
OP literally just wrote that he doesn't want to zoom in in post but to be able to see objects closer when flying.

@OP: No, it's definitely not possible and I don't think it will be added in anytime soon, if they even plan to add it. There are other things that really have to be fixed, first and even that is sadly not happening because DJI doesn't reply to the big issue threads.

Thank you Saviour and Aeromirage.  Oh well.  I still love the Air.  It does everything I need, most everything I desire, and many more cool things that I'll probably never use other than to try them once.  But who knows, maybe I'll expand my uses over time.

I wondered about using one of those tiny stick on telephoto lenses you can buy for cell phone and CCTV cameras.  They weigh only a couple grams, but I fear the weight would strain and overheat the gimbal mechanism.

Thanks again,
Andrew
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MA can Zoom the camera close to object physically which much better than digital zoom. You just fly closer to see the details you want. This is how the drone used for.  Remember to keep safety distance with the object and not get too close.
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A way to do digital zoom with pinch on the display, but not on the recorded image would be great! I could zoom in on my phone to see details better without affecting the final video.
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saviour Posted at 2018-7-16 01:44
OP literally just wrote that he doesn't want to zoom in in post but to be able to see objects closer when flying.

@OP: No, it's definitely not possible and I don't think it will be added in anytime soon, if they even plan to add it. There are other things that really have to be fixed, first and even that is sadly not happening because DJI doesn't reply to the big issue threads.

Missed that bit - nah, no zoom on the MA and even the MP x2 digital zoom is not the best.
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Hello there. I appreciate your time bringing this query to us. Yes, there is a digital zoom. You just have to drag the screen of your mobile device with two fingers to zoom the image closer.
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DJI Wanda Posted at 2018-7-16 08:42
Hello there. I appreciate your time bringing this query to us. Yes, there is a digital zoom. You just have to drag the screen of your mobile device with two fingers to zoom the image closer.

Wanda, You're not saying that I can use my fingers on my device to zoom in and have that affect what's being recorded on the MA are you?
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WayneMHK Posted at 2018-7-16 09:05
Wanda, You're not saying that I can use my fingers on my device to zoom in and have that affect what's being recorded on the MA are you?

Hello. I'm sorry but I don't get what you're trying to say, sir.
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OneDoesNotSimply Posted at 2018-7-16 05:20
A way to do digital zoom with pinch on the display, but not on the recorded image would be great! I could zoom in on my phone to see details better without affecting the final video.

GDL, I've already specified that I cannot fly closer to the object.  I need to observe from altitude.  Flying closer is not an option.
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DJI Wanda Posted at 2018-7-16 08:42
Hello there. I appreciate your time bringing this query to us. Yes, there is a digital zoom. You just have to drag the screen of your mobile device with two fingers to zoom the image closer.

Wanda, please elaborate on how to drag the screen of the mobile device with two fingers to zoom the image closer.  That is the first thing I tried and I've tried it every way I can think of doing.
- I've touched the display with two fingers and spread them apart.  Nothing happened.
- I've done the same while not recording.  Nothing happened.
- I've done the same while recording.  Nothing happened.
- I've done the same while the camera was selected.  Nothing happened.
- I've tried sliding two fingers both across and down the screen.  Nothing happened.
- I've tried it while in the gimble up/down mode.  Nothing happened.
- I've tried all the above without an SDHC card in the Mavic Air.
- I've tried all the above with an SDHC card in the Mavic Air.

Please provide more detail on how I can accomplish expanding the view on my phone or tablet.  If there is a tutorial video on how to do it, please provide the URL.

Thank you,
Andrew
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Parrot anafi has digital zoom not the MA.

https://www.parrot.com/global/drones/anafi
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There absolutely is no digital zoom with the MA.
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DJI Wanda Posted at 2018-7-16 08:42
Hello there. I appreciate your time bringing this query to us. Yes, there is a digital zoom. You just have to drag the screen of your mobile device with two fingers to zoom the image closer.

That my friend is a digital zoom!
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Lucas775 Posted at 2018-7-16 18:12
That my friend is a digital zoom!

Lucas, if you can get it to work then please let me know how you did it.  Touching two fingers to the screen and then expanding them outward was the very first thing I tried after not finding anything in the application.  I have yet to have it expand the view no matter what I've tried.  Please let me know how it works for you and details on how you accomplished it (where on the screen screen, what mode, video running/not running, etc.).  I've tried it on both a Galaxy S8+ Edge and a Galaxy Tab without success.
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I believe I'm in agreement with those above that have said there is no digital zoom, of any type, available now on the Mavic Air.  If anyone has actually tried it, succeeded, and can demonstrate it to me then I'll be very pleased to be wrong.
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Outdoors Posted at 2018-7-16 13:20
Wanda, please elaborate on how to drag the screen of the mobile device with two fingers to zoom the image closer.  That is the first thing I tried and I've tried it every way I can think of doing.
- I've touched the display with two fingers and spread them apart.  Nothing happened.
- I've done the same while not recording.  Nothing happened.

Hello there. Sorry for the late response. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We already confirm this information to our engineers and there's no digital zoom or any kind of zoom for Mavic Air. If someone is asking if there will be in the future, we cannot guarantee that details yet. Again, I apologize for the confusion.
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We already confirm this information to our engineers and there's no digital zoom or any kind of zoom for Mavic Air.

Thank you for the confirmation.

Hopefully this will be a functionality added in the future.
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You can zoom quite a bit, using 4K drop to 1080p
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@hallmark007: you mean in post processing, right?
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