DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom @ DroneNerds.com
The new DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom take you along as they soar to new heights in photo and video clarity. The Mavic 2 Pro comes equipped with a Hasselblad camera capable of shooting high-quality stills in 20 MP resolution on a huge 1-inch CMOS sensor. The Mavic 2 Zoom lets you switch instantly or zoom dramatically to and from a 2x focal length using a new, built-in effects program. Both benefit from the longest range yet for a Mavic quadcopter.
The Mavic 2 line delivers the proven features that have made the Mavic series the undisputed star of consumer-level drones: lightweight, unmatched portability with a folding body and controller, extended flight time, a robust top speed, obstacle avoidance, high stability, and superior agility.
Mavic 2 features:
- Weight: Under 2 lb.
- Portability: Folding body, propellers, remote controller
- Size: 8.4 x 3.6 x 3.3 in. (folded); 16.7 x 9.5 x 3.3 in. (flight mode)
- Top speed: 44.7 mph
- Range: 5 miles
- Gimbal: 3 axis, mechanical
- Landing gear: Built in; visually out-of-frame
- Photo formats: JPEG, DNG (RAW)
- Still resolution: 20MP (Mavic Pro 2); 12MP (Mavic 2 Zoom)
- Video Resolution: 4K; 2.7K; full high definition (FHD)
- Video bitrate: 100Mbps
- Connectivity: Lightning, Micro USB (Type B); USB-C
- Flight program: DJI Go 4
- Obstacle avoidance: All directions
Classic Mavic Features
Some features are so good that they just have to carry over, and the Mavic 2 quadcopters have plenty. The most obvious is Mavic portability. Although slightly bigger than the Mavic Pro and Mavic Platinum, both Mavic 2 quadcopters fold into a purse- and backpack-ready size and weigh less than 2 pounds. The controller also folds and the joysticks remove.
Also carrying over to the new series are DJI Go 4 and its pilot and photographer aids from earlier Mavics, including Point of Interest, Tripod, Waypoint 2.0, Asteroid, Helix, Dronie and Boomerang.
Mavic 2 continues to be fast, with a top speed approaching 45 miles per hour.
And Mavic 2 quadcopters, like their predecessors, sync wirelessly for full compatibility with available DJI Goggles.
New Features Common to Both Mavic 2 Models
DJI bolstered the photographic and video-recording capabilities of both Mavic 2 drones, even though each has a different camera. Both can record hyperlapse, which is a timelapse in which the drone and its camera move during the process, with helpful pilot modes. HDR, or High Dynamic Range, adds contrast and clarity. HDR, or High Dynamic Range, enhances contrast.
For the first time on a Mavic, obstacle avoidance works in all directions, including the sides. Going forward and back and using the Advanced Pilot Assistance System, Mavic 2 will sense an object and go over or around it without needing pilot input.
Much improved is AdvanceTrack, able now to track fast-moving subjects and predict the path of subjects, even if they are lost momentarily behind trees or other
OcySync 2.0 transmits live video in 1080p farther than ever—5 miles, which is the full range, available without WiFi access.
Mavic 2 Pro: Advanced Aerial Photography
By equipping the Mavic 2 Pro with the Hasselblad L1D-20c camera and a bigger CMOS sensor, DJI markedly bolsters the Mavic’s still photography capabilities. The Hasselblad records its images on a 1-inch CMOS sensor. That’s more than 130 percent bigger than the sensor in all other Mavic drones. Images are recorded at an incredibly detailed 20MP. The size of a single photo is 5472x3684 pixels.
Shoot single shots or bursts of 3 or 5 frames per second. Store them on 8GB of internal memory or on the 32GB Micro SD card, expandable to 128GB. Video benefits from Hasselblad’s more detailed D-log color differentiation and contrast.
The Mavic 2 also stores imagery in HDR—High Dynamic Range—for greater contrast and more individual colors. Your images will look more like the real world than you thought possible, and without having to edit them first.
Mavic 2 Zoom: 2 Focal Lengths, One Lens
For the first time, a zoom lens is available on a foldable drone, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. The camera on the Mavic 2 Zoom has two focal lengths, as measured in 35mm equivalents: 24mm and 48mm.
Not only does the optical zoom lens bring objects visually closer, but it also combines with the dolly zoom program to create unmatched visual effects. The DJI software adds Super Resolution, which allows the camera to create 48MP images in the 24mm focal length. Advanced HDR records 13 exposure values in each image, and HyperLight enhances the process in low light.