DJI launch ground-breaking Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom
With both being labelled as ‘firsts’ for the world’s consumer drones, Mavic 2 Pro features an integrated Hasselblad camera and Mavic 2 Zoom is DJI’s first consumer drone with – you guessed it – zoom!
“When the Mavic Pro was launched two years ago, it redefined the way people looked at a drone and expanded possibilities for creators around the world,” explained Roger Luo, President at DJI.
“Today, we enter a new era of aerial photography with the introduction of DJI’s new flagship product, the Mavic 2 series. The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom will enable photographers and videographers to take their inspirations to the air quickly and elevate their creative ideas to new heights.”
Hasselblad – the Swedish camera brand – may have had to think outside the box with DJI’s challenge of creating a small, lightweight camera to fit into a drone but it seems they’ve delivered. Mavic 2 Pro’s camera houses a 1-inch CMOS sensor that in turn supports a 10-bit colour profile, meaning this impressive camera can capture and record four times the levels of colour than its predecessor. This is music to the ears of those who will now benefit from maximum flexibility during post-production.
The superior image quality afforded by Mavic 2 Pro is a game-changer. With 4K 10-bit HDR support, you can plug your Mavic 2 Pro into a 4K TV with HLG and it will allow footage playback with the correct colour tones. The brighter highlights and increased contrast make HDR video incomparable.
Next up in this twin-product release is Mavic 2 Zoom, which focuses in on its 98mm telephoto lens – created by combining 2x optical zoom (24-48mm) with 2x digital zoom that delivers in Full HD video. When shooting in Full HD video you are able to capture a closer view of far-off subjects, meaning safety distance can be increased and you won’t miss those magical moments, even at a distance.
Not only is this the first foldable consumer drone with zoom, it also features a brand-new Intelligent QuickShot Mode – Dolly Zoom. Also known as the ‘Vertigo Effect’ it brings a surreal addition to your footage that highlights your subject by somewhat warping and distorting the background. Usually, you would manually need to dolly closer to the subject, whilst zooming out at the same time – but not anymore. Mavic 2 Zoom achieves Dolly Zoom with just a touch of a button via the DJI GO 4 app.
What’s new for both of the Mavic 2 series?
Both of the brand-new Mavic 2 platforms have been restructured with a more aerodynamic design, meaning they can fly faster – up to 44 mph or 72 km/h – when in sport mode. Pair this with their low-noise propellers and you get quieter flight, increased efficiency and an extended flight time of up to 31 minutes.
Mavic 2 boasts much-improved power and safety with their FlightAutonomy upgraded to include Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing with sensors on all sides of the aircraft – a first for a DJI drone.
Mavic 2 Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
Both cameras feature enhanced HDR photo capabilities, where a sequence of photos is blended to capture ghost-free, clear images with dynamic colour and effects (dynamic range – Mavic 2 Pro 14 stops and Mavic 2 Zoom 13 stops).
With Mavic 2 comes a brand-new Intelligent Flight Mode – Hyperlapse. Convey the passing of time with four different Hyperlapse modes:
- Free – shoot your hyperlapse whilst manually piloting the drone.
- Circle – focus in on your chosen subject by capturing a hyperlapse around it.
- Course Lock – highlight the subject even further by locking onto it whilst the drone flies forward, all the while capturing a hyperlapse of its surrounds.
- Waypoint – uses GPS to move through your planned flight path during hyperlapse.
Plus there are major improvements across ActiveTrack 2.0 enabling precise recognition, trajectory prediction, high-speed tracking and obstacle sensing. With four panorama modes including Sphere, 180°, Horizontal and Vertical, aerial photography has never been more creative.
What does Mavic 2 mean for commercial drone operators?
Well, it’s fair to say that the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom are bridging the gap between consumer drones and more expensive commercial platforms. Whilst they’re not here to replace the likes of Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X5S, they can definitely cover the basics without breaking the budget.
Mavic 2 Zoom has the potential to enhance the aerial capabilities for operators across sectors such as real estate and roofing inspection, by helping to maintain safety distance whilst achieving similar results to the Phantom 4 Series.
The Mavic 2 Pro lends itself as a great ‘all-rounder’ and is certainly commercially viable for those working in the photo imaging industry, whether that be for photojournalism, landscape and travel or general practice.
If drone operations don’t make up your sole revenue stream, the Mavic 2 series aircraft are probably one of the best tools available on the market you could add to your aerial kit.
Pre-Order your Mavic 2 aircraft today – secure with just a 10% deposit or call 0330 111 8800 to pay in full – with shipping due to commence on 17 September.
Remember, if you are planning to fly your new Mavic 2 for work or commercial gain, you are required to hold a Permission for Commercial Operations (or PfCO) granted by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.
At Uplift, we offer a choice of two comprehensive PfCO drone training courses; Fast Track and Advanced.
The Fast Track PfCO course offers 2 days of classroom-based learning with our resident experts and industry-experienced training team, with your theory exam, operations manual template, guidance & review, and practical flight test included.
The Advanced PfCO course includes all of the above, with an additional third day of practical flight training with our team of training experts. We supply the drones and insurance, so you can get hands-on and build your drone pilot skills in preparation to pass your flight test with flying colours. We’d highly recommend the Advanced PfCO course to those who have little to no experience flying drones recreationally.
Both the Fast Track and Advanced PfCO courses include e-learning materials for pre-course study, so you can dive straight in as soon as your booking has been confirmed!
For more information about our PfCO drone training courses, you can contact our friendly Sales Team on 0330 111 8800 between 09:30-17:30, Monday-Friday – or simply enquire via the contact form below.