Last week, DJI announced the latest edition to their drone family — the Mavic 2. The new and improved drone comes in two editions — the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. Both share classic DJI technology such as the stabilizing 3-axis gimbal and features such as the ability to record 4K video, hyperlapse, timelapse, and enhanced HDR photos among others
The Mavic 2 Pro uses a new 1-inch sensor that offers greater image quality with better light and color performance — max ISO is lifted from 3200 in the original Mavic Pro to 12800. Co-engineered in partnership with Hasselblad, the new camera houses an adjustable aperture lens for more control over your lighting environment. You can also capture 20-megapixel aerial shots with extreme detail.
The Mavic 2 Pro supports a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile that yields higher dynamic range for more flexibility in post processing. The system records over 1 billion colors (compared to the 16 million colors from traditional 8-bit color coding technologies) and retains more in-depth details in both highlights and shadows.
The Mavic 2 Zoom is all about dynamic perspective. With a 2x optical zoom lens, it offers greater safety, efficiency, and more creative opportunities. The 48mm focal length of the telephoto lens compresses your perspective, enhancing the parallax effect for a more cinematic look.
Even when far away from your subject, you can zoom in for a tighter shot thanks to the 4x lossless zoom. And the Dolly Zoom on the Mavic 2 Zoom automatically adjusts focus when flying, adding an intense, warping visual effect to your video.
DJI claims the Mavic 2 is quieter than the original and flies more smoothly. You get up to 31 minutes of flight time with a max speed of 72 kmph (45 mph) in Sport Mode. The Mavic 2 also has obstacle sensors on all sides of the drone so it will move around objects without stopping. The new drones will also track objects at up to 72 kmph (45 mph).
The Mavic 2 Pro retails for $1449 and the Mavic 2 Zoom for $1898 – both available now. Can we say holiday wish list, anyone?
Holiday wish list for sure! It’s crazy how far drones have come over the years especially in terms of battery life. My first drone only had ~ 7 minuets of battery life and it was life changing when I upgraded the battery to one that let me fly for ~11 minutes. Looking forward to when 60+ mins will be standard without needing to swap out the battery 🙂 Thanks for the story!