DJI Releases Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom

By August 23, 2018 News

It’s always exciting when a new high quality drone is released, even more so when it comes from the likes of DJI.

On the 23rd of August, DJI released two new additions to their highly rated and well received Mavic Pro line. These come in the form of the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom.

Before we begin taking a look at each of these two drones and comparing them to the current Mavic Pro Platinum and the Mavic Air, it’s worth mentioning that these are essentially the same drone, just with different cameras, which in turn causes a slight weight difference.

There has been speculation as to whether or not these cameras will be interchangeable further down the line, but as it stands you are stuck with the camera you choose.

Maybe “stuck” isn’t the right word as both of these two cameras are incredible in their own right and are potentially some of the highest quality drone cameras on the market.

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Also, this isn’t going to be an in-depth review as we haven’t yet had a chance to get our hands on one of these bad boys. We’re just going to be taking a look at the specs, comparing them to similar drones and deciding whether or not we’re happy with DJI’s latest release.

If you haven’t already, check out DJI’s announcement video for the Mavic 2 below.

DJI Mavic 2 Specs

  • Flight Time: 31-minutes
  • Control Range: 8km
  • Max Speed: 72kph
  • Obstacle Avoidance: Omnidirectional
  • Mavic 2 Zoom Weight: 905g​
  • Mavic 2 Pro Weight: 907 g
  • Size Folded: 214×91×84 mm (length×width×height)
  • Size Unfolded: 322×242×84 mm (length×width×height)

It seems as though DJI have taken their old Mavic Pro Platinum and improved on it in nearly every single way. Unfortunately, the only downside in doing so has made the Mavic 2 slightly larger and heavier than older models.

We’ve seen a 1-minute improvement in flight time from the Mavic Pro Platinum and a massive 4-minute improvement from the original Mavic Pro. The Mavic 2 also has a whopping 10-minute longer flight time than the Mavic Air, which in itself is longer than some other drones’ flight time.

Thanks to DJI’s latest OcuSync 2.0, the Mavic 2 is able to sustain 1080p video connection up to 8km away from the transmitter. It almost seems an unnecessary improvement considering the Mavic Pro Platinum’s 7km range and the fact that you shouldn’t fly a drone out of line of site. Even so, it’s nice to see DJI pushing the boundaries and continuing to develop drone technology even further.

So, I’m sure you’re thinking “what the heck does omnidirectional obstacle avoidance mean”? Well, for the first time ever, DJI have implemented obstacle avoidance sensors facing every direction on the drone.

Auxiliary Lights are featured on the bottom of the drone in order to help the down facing sensors in low light conditions. This is again a first for DJI and goes to show they do listen to their customers who have previously complained about poor performance of VPS in low light settings.

SPECS

MAVIC 2 PRO

MAVIC 2 ZOOM

MAVIC AIR

MAVIC PRO PLATINUM

MAVIC PRO

Flight Time

31-minutes

31-minutes

21-minutes

30-minutes

27-minutes

Maximum Range

8km

8km

4km

7km

7km

Maximum Speed

72kph

72kph

68.4kph

65kph

65kph

Size Folded (MM)

214×91×84

214×91×84

168×83×49

198×83×83

198×83×83

Size Unfolded

(MM)

322×242×8

322×242×84

168×184×64

305×244×85

305×244×85

Weight

907g

905g

430g

734g

734g

Obstacle Avoidence

Omnidirectional

Omnidirectional

3 Directional

Forward & Downward

Forward & Downward

Price

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