DJIs Mavic strikes a great balance between pro and enthusiast needs and it just got a lot better. The DJI Mavic 2 brings a major split: a big sensor or optical zoom.
Mavic 2 Pro
This drone boasts a Hasselblad co-designed 1 sensor thats the same size as the sensors in the Phantom 4 Pro drone or the Sony RX100 point and shoot. The imager has 20MP resolution and an adjustable f/2.8 to f/11 aperture. It can shoot 10-bit HDR and 10-bit Dlog-M video natively.
In short, can handle any lighting condition and come up with incredible video quality. It boasts Hasselblad Natural Color Solution, great dynamic range thanks to the 10-bit support and the ability to handle both sun-drenched scenes and low-light locales.
The Mavic 2 Pro can record up to 4K at 30fps video at 100Mbps. It can stay in the air for up to 31 minutes and fly at a whopping 72km/h. It can go up to 6km altitude and resist up to 38km/h winds.
Mavic 2 Zoom
This one sticks to a 1/2.3 12MP sensor, but it learned a new trick 2x optical zoom. Thats 24-48mm in 35mm equivalent. DJI also promises 4x lossless zoom with some digital processing. Just wait until you see the automatic dolly zoom.
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If youre into aerial photography more than videos, the Super Resolution mode will impress you. It uses the tele end of the lens (48mm) to shoot a photo with 24mm field of view, resulting in a detailed 48MP shot.
The new hybrid autofocus system is 40% faster than before. And its even easier to get the right shot with DJI OcuSync system, which transmits live 1080p footage to your phone.
Both DJI Mavic 2 drones feature 8GB of built-in storage. The card slot is still there, but this is good in case you forget your microSD in the card reader at home.
You can order either drone today the Mavic 2 Pro will set you back $1,500, the Mavic 2 Zoom is $1,250.
Want to see more? Heres DJIs official introduction video for the Mavic 2: