DJI takes one of its most popular drones and divides it into two. Today, Mavic 2 announced a true successor to Mavic Pro, who has only seen iterative updates since 2016 unveiled. But instead of just one drone, DJI Mavic 2 sells in two flavors: Mavic 2 Pro, armed with a Hasselblad-designed camera and a large image sensor, and Mavic 2 Zoom, which has 2x optical zoom. They are on sale as of today: Mavic 2 Pro starts at $ 1,449, and Zoom starts at $ 1,249.
Both drones shoot 4K recordings of up to 100 megabits per second and have 8GB of built-in storage, which can be enhanced via microSD. The drones have a top speed of 44 miles per hour and offer a flight time of up to 31
Information about the two drones dropped all summer after DJI decided to delay the release, but today the first time we got a complete look at what is offered.
The Mavic 2 Pro.
Let's start with Mavic 2 Pro. To marry Hasselblad's top quality camera design with DJI's drones has worked inevitably since the Chinese drone producer bought a majority stake in the major imaging company in 2017. While technology companies often cut deals to put the name of camera brands on their products, it does not & # 39; t always means there is a noticeable impact on image quality. DJI's close ties with Hasselblad means that there is more to this integration than just a sticker on the side of the dronning.
Buying Mavic 2 Pro over Zoom is about choosing a choice for quality. It has a 1 inch, 20 megapixel CMOS sensor – the same size as found in the company's more expensive Phantom 4 Pro drone – and a light, variable f2.8-f11 aperture. There are pro color profiles for video, like 10-bit Dlog-M, which will make it easier for editors to manipulate the recordings after their appearance. It also supports 4K 10-bit HDR.
Zoom is about versatility. It uses a smaller 1 / 2.3-inch sensor, but it has the ability to zoom from a wide 24mm view to a slightly more television-48mm perspective on the plane. It creates less 12 megapixels, although it is a "Super Resolution" mode where drone will take nine images and sew them into a larger 48 megapixel image. And it's a "dolly zoom" mode that mimics the popular technique that cinematographers use.
Both drones have new shoot modes that capture spat-up time-lapse videos coming straight from the camera in different ways. DJI also says it has improved its tracking and obstruction software, which means it's easier than ever to put Mavic on a particular path and let it do some of your work.
When DJI debuted Mavic Air at the beginning of the year, there was a question many asked about: what does this mean for Mavic Pro? The original Mavic Pro was something of a revolution at that time for its blend of pro-style features and portability. The head of DJI's North American operations draws the drones out of the back of the scene to emphasize their compact size. But Mavic Air did all this and saw someone, adding things like more advanced obstacle barriers in a single smaller body.
Mavic 2 shows the genius of DJI's product-based strategy. By filling the lower end with the 2017's Spark Drone and placing Mavic Air in the middle, the company gave way to improving the original Mavic Pro. The result is a drone (or two drones) that resembles the company's best prosumer option – the Phantom series – in a form factor that is still more portable than basically anything else on the market. It has also resulted in a far higher price tag than the $ 749 and $ 999 options in the original Mavic. But with cheaper alternatives below, there is less pressure to divide all the money.
Our own Vjeran Pavic has already spent a few days with Mavic 2 Pro – here's a quick look at what images it can capture: