Both the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom drones have upgraded cameras and lenses which are on sale today. Here’s everything you need to know about them.
After months of speculations, we now know what the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavoc 2 Zoom lenses are going to bring to the party and most of the headline features are just what has been leaked recently. DJI is taking one of its most popular drones and splitting it in two. The company has announced today the Mavic 2, a true successor to the Mavic Pro, which has only seen iterative updates since its 2016 unveiling.
Instead of just one drone, DJI is selling the Mavic 2 in two flavors: the Mavic 2 Pro, which is armed a Hasselblad-designed camera and a big image sensor, and the Mavic 2 Zoom, which features 2x optical zoom. They’re on sale starting today.
So, the two new drones are now available to order and ship, and neither of them is what we would call inexpensive. Depending on which drone you opt for you will need to choose whether you need the feature offered by the Mavic 2 Zoom because if not, the Mavic 2 Pro is likely the pick of the two.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro – $1,449
Set to shoot 4K footage at up to 100 megabits per second and have 8GB of onboard storage, which can also be increased via microSD. The new Mavic 2 Pro continues to be the most powerful drone available in the market, the foldable design that made the previous Mavic drones so popular. With the high speed of 45mph and a flight time of up to 31 minutes, flyers can also take advantage of a 1-inch CMOS sensor capable of a resolution f 5,472 x 3,648 (20MP) and F/2.8 EQV 28mm lens, capable of capturing 4K video at 30fps.
There’s also new support for video transmission of up to five miles with 1080p FHD video included, up from the smaller range and only 720p that was offered by the previous model. Users will also get the benefit of HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma is a high dynamic range.)
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom – $1,249
With this price-tag, Mavic 2 Zoom is more about versatility. Featuring the same flight time and high speed as the Mavic 2 Pro, where things really differ is in the Mavic 2 Zoom’s ability to offer 2x optical zoom. It uses a smaller 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor with 4,000 x 3,000 (12MP) and an optical zoom lens (24-48mm), but it has the ability to zoom from a wide F2.8 at the 24mm view to a slightly more telephoto 48mm perspective on the fly. It shoots smaller 12-megapixel photos, though there’s a Super Resolution mode where the drone will take nine photos and stitch them into a larger 48-megapixel image.
The same 4K 30fps capabilities are in play although there is no support for HLG, unlike the most costly Mavic 2 Pro. The Mavic 2 Zoon has a “dolly zoom” mode that can mimic the popular technique used by cinematographers.
No matter which option you go for you will get extra memory space, a light to help when making landings in the dark and the new OcuSync 2 functionality that makes the added range and improved 1080p video streaming possible. Now all you need to do is decide which is the right choice for you. DJI also says it has improved its subject tracking and obstacle avoidance software.
Introducing the DJI Mavic 2 – Engineered to Amaze – A Cosmic Voyage
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