DJI Debuts New Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom Drones

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DJI today introduced the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom, two drones that are followups to the popular 2016 Mavic Pro.

Both of the two new drones feature an upgraded design that incorporates cameras with DJI's latest three-axis gimbal technology for smooth, stable footage. The drones also feature the same convenient, foldable design that was first introduced with the Mavic Pro.


The body of the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom has a refined chassis with low-noise propellers, allowing for a smoother, quieter flight, and both support up to 31 minutes of flight time. The two drones can reach maximum speeds of 72 KPH in Sport Mode.


For the first time, the drones include obstacle sensors on all sides of the aircraft, which transmit data to a more powerful central processor for better obstacle avoidance. There are also new auxiliary lights at the bottom to assist the downward sensors in low-light conditions.


The Mavic 2 Pro, priced at $1,449, includes a 20-megapixel L1D-20c camera from Hasselblad, which includes Hasselblad's Natural Color Solution technology for detailed aerial shots with rich colors. The camera features an adjustable f2.8-11 aperture lens, and uses a 1-inch sensor that's the same size as the sensor in the Phantom 4. It also features support for a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile for better dynamic range.


DJI's Mavic 2 Zoom, priced at $1,249, focuses on flexibility with a 12-megapixel 2x optical lens (24-48mm) with a 1/2.3-inch sensor. A dolly zoom feature is included for "an otherworldly warped perspective."


Both the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom record 4K video with H.265 compression for more detail along with enhanced HDR photos. They also support several recording modes like Hyperlapse, Circle Hyperlapse, and Waypoint Hyperlapse, along with Active Tracking 2.0.


A new Ocusync 2.0 Digital Video Transmission System offers a 1080p transmission signal up to eight kilometers for editing full HD footage directly on a mobile device, and there's an included controller that works with a smartphone.


The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom can be purchased from the DJI website starting today for $1,249 (Zoom) and $1,449 (Pro), with DJI Googles also available for an additional fee.

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now i see it

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It would be very wise for anyone considering buying any drone to research the local and federal laws governing their use. In the USA at least, they're pretty much illegal to fly just about anywhere (you'd want to use it).
And if you do fly it illegally, you can't upload the video to YouTube. The Feds are on to that and track people down & bust em. Do your research before buying a drone (or not buying one).
 
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Morgenland

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I always hoped Apple would enter this market.
Unfortunately Apple missed it.

DJI is really extremely good. They have learned a lot from Apple in packaging, electronics design, usability and value in all aspects.

DJI is the Apple of the skies. I've been flying the Mavics for a long time, and I'm excited that the optical detection quality and flight safety now have again been significantly improved. It is striking that a mature design does not need to be substantially improved. We know this from Apple's product lines (AirPod, AppleWatch...).

Now I'm just waiting for intelligent noise-cancellation to make audio recordings.
Congratulations DJI!
 
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Someyoungguy

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It would be very wise for anyone considering buying any drone to research the local and federal laws governing their use. In the USA at least, they're pretty much illegal to fly just about anywhere (you'd want to use it).
And if you do fly it to illegally, you can't upload the video to YouTube. The Feds are on to that and track people down & bust em. Do your research before buying a drone.
It’s a little disappointing, but not that bad. For recreational flying:

1) you must register it with the FAA for $5. Rules about keeping it in your line of sight and not flying over people and not being drunk and staying under 400’ are there

2) Within 5 miles of an airport, notify them before flying

3) fly it, but stay away from in-session schools, stadiums, national parks, and some specific major infrastructure

I fly in my neighborhood, rails-to-trails areas, school and other unoccupied fields (Sundays), and the local watershed without any issues.
 

macduke

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I bought my first drone a few weeks ago. It is just a little $25 drone with no camera on Amazon, but even such a cheap device was incredibly fun to fly and came with more features than one would expect. I fear that I made a huge mistake purchasing this drone because now I really want to upgrade to a bigger, fancier one. Maybe in a year or two! I'm hooked.
 

Someyoungguy

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Ok nice product but what’s the Mac rumor here? Cos you can watch the videos later on one?
You use your iPhone to display first person view from the drone. You can create professional looking B-roll for iMovie. It can travel pre-planned routes using apps available on iPad and iPhone.
 

Pman17

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It would be very wise for anyone considering buying any drone to research the local and federal laws governing their use. In the USA at least, they're pretty much illegal to fly just about anywhere (you'd want to use it).
And if you do fly it to illegally, you can't upload the video to YouTube. The Feds are on to that and track people down & bust em. Do your research before buying a drone (or not buying one).
Always good to do reasearch. I recommend downloading and app like AirMap to just see how many restricted zones there are before buying. You never realize how many airports there are till you research them. Heliports are a thing to consider too. You have to do a lot of homework before flying. If you travel, you may have no luck of flying because not only National Parks ban drones, but national forests, marine sanctuaries, and state parks too. I couldn’t fly anywhere I went on my trip to Colorado. There was only one good place to fly when I was in San Diego because of all the military bases, airport proximity, and Padres games. Depending on where you live, you may have to drive an hour or 30 min to get to a place where you can fly and a place that’s worth flying at in terms of scenery. Some countries banned drones. Drones aren’t like GoPros, they’re more like guns, have to use them responsibly. Also good to get the FAA Commercial license when you have a drone. There’s this gray area the feds haven’t reached called YouTube monetization. If you make money off of drone footage, you have to have a license.
I can say that flying my MavicAir is a blast! Recommend if you like doing some serious video editing.
 

actripxl

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All the restrictions on where you can and can't fly a drone has taken all interest out of me. I have a DJI Spark and it is basically a paper weight since I can't use it anywhere I want to.

I bought it to takes videos of me in the outdoors or when in downtown which are both not allowed.
 
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actripxl

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It’s a little disappointing, but not that bad. For recreational flying:

1) you must register it with the FAA for $5. Rules about keeping it in your line of sight and not flying over people and not being drunk and staying under 400’ are there

2) Within 5 miles of an airport, notify them before flying

3) fly it, but stay away from in-session schools, stadiums, national parks, and some specific major infrastructure

I fly in my neighborhood, rails-to-trails areas, school and other unoccupied fields (Sundays), and the local watershed without any issues.
Like you said for recreational flying, but most people want to take videos and the drone restrictions just do not make it worth purchasing anymore. Go Pro was smart for getting out of the market before it tanks here in the U.S. since you can't even get permission to fly in most of the places people want.
 

bradword25

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It would be very wise for anyone considering buying any drone to research the local and federal laws governing their use. In the USA at least, they're pretty much illegal to fly just about anywhere (you'd want to use it).
And if you do fly it illegally, you can't upload the video to YouTube. The Feds are on to that and track people down & bust em. Do your research before buying a drone (or not buying one).
Although I agree that everyone should read and understand the laws where they are, the statement saying they're pretty much illegal to fly just about anywhere is completely false. I am an FAA certified commercial drone pilot, and there are tons of places you can fly. Remember, airspace is regulated by the FAA. Technically, cities can't restrict airspace, although they can say it's illegal to take off from their city, which makes it a bit hard to fly ;).
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Like you said for recreational flying, but most people want to take videos and the drone restrictions just do not make it worth purchasing anymore. Go Pro was smart for getting out of the market before it tanks here in the U.S. since you can't even get permission to fly in most of the places people want.
GoPro got out of the market because they failed at producing a good drone. The Karma was literally falling out of the sky and just sucked as a drone.

 

elhungarian

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Pretty excited about the new Mavic 2 Pro. At QuadcopterGuide we got a pre-production model for our review. If there are other drone nerds in this bunch ;), check it out. We posted sample images, etc.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review


compared to the mavic pro and the larger and bulkier P4P, we are in love with this thing.
 

puckhead193

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Pretty excited about the new Mavic 2 Pro. At QuadcopterGuide we got a pre-production model for our review. If there are other drone nerds in this bunch ;), check it out. We posted sample images, etc.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review


compared to the mavic pro and the larger and bulkier P4P, we are in love with this thing.
How do find the new mavic's compared to the Mavic Air?
 

CarlJ

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Ok nice product but what’s the Mac rumor here? Cos you can watch the videos later on one?
Well, it's among the relatively few 3rd-party products that Apple sells in its Apple Stores.

Not saying that's great justification, but I expect it's the reasoning at work.
 

bacaramac

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At $1,500, I’ll be sticking with my Mavic Pro. Cool features and really want them, but can’t justify the price when Mavic was $900 through Apple with corporate discount.
 

R10k

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Aside from the weakish CG, that advert video was awesome... I feel like I want to buy both of them :p
 

VPrime

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I've always wanted one. But I don't do enough exciting things to make it useful. It'd just be hovering behind me at the office recording me working.
I have the same problem with a GoPro :(.
 

patent10021

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It would be very wise for anyone considering buying any drone to research the local and federal laws governing their use. In the USA at least, they're pretty much illegal to fly just about anywhere (you'd want to use it).
Room 101 is becoming reality.