I have been been flying a DJI Mavic Mini for a year and a half, finding it both interesting and challenging. It does nearly everything a more advanced drone does, but with little automation and no obstacle detection. In short you have to actually fly the device 100% of the time, everything else being secondary. My interest is photography, not blasting across a wheat field or between tree branches. The Mini takes 12 MP still photos and 2.7K video, but best used for 1080p60 footage. A drone offers an amazingly stable photographic platform. Flight is smooth, and it can hover within inches even with wind turbulence. The 3-axis gimbal eliminates visible yaw and tilt disturbances. Manual control over the gimbal is crude and requires a lot of trial and error. The Mavic Air 2S is a polished arial camera by comparison. It has a full 1" sensor with 20 MP and 12 stops of dynamic range in both RAW and JPEG formats. It shoots video at a maximum resolution of 5.4Kp30, as well as 4Kp60 and up to 1080p120, all at 10 bit depth for excellent grading tolerance. The controller is more ergonomic than that of the Mini, with the iPhone on top (without blocking the camera for face ID). Control is responsive, but smoother and better modulated than that of the Mini, which is like a small terrier on a leash at times. As a photographer, the feature I like best (so far) is the ability to mark and track an identifiable person or object. The camera stays centered when you fly over or around that object, and the drone can fly around or alongside that object to keep up as it moves. I found it very difficult to coordinate the gimbal and motion of the Mini when shooting a house, for example. With tracking, you can lock on on the door of a house, for example, and fly to get the best composition for a photo. I look forward to tracking my favorite family pet, a golden retriever, as it dashes for the water and dives in. The Air 2S can fly up to 45 mph, so it should keep up, at a safe distance (which can be specified as well). I took her up for the first time this afternoon. I'll post some examples as I go along.