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The DJI Mavic 2s Are Finally Here

The DJI Mavic 2s Are Finally Here

It’s been a long wait but the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are now available

We’ve been waiting all summer for DJI to release its new Mavic 2 series and they just dropped. We’re not going to lie, it’s going to be hard for any other drone manufacturer to compete with this small, affordable-ish beast of a flying machine. Similar to what we saw through various leaks, DJI has released two versions of its new drone – one that has an awesome 1-inch Hasselblad camera (the “Pro” version) and another that allows you to zoom in closer to subjects from afar (the “Zoom” version). In case you haven’t already seen the two, we’ve highlighted the best features of both below.

Mavic 2 Pro

 Photo courtesy of DJI

Photo courtesy of DJI

Price

Starts at $1,449

Camera

The Mavic 2 Pro comes with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera that has a whopping 20 MP 1” CMOS Sensor, which is on par with what the much larger Phantom 4 Pro uses. The lens has an adjustable aperture, ranging from f/2.8 to f/11. The 10-bit Dlog-M color profile and HDR video is crazy good (a lot of consumer DSLR and mirrorless cameras only shoot in 8-bit, so this is a game changer for droning videography) and allows for a lot of flexibility in post-production.

 Example of un-graded and graded footage taken in 10-bit Dlog-M profile. Photo courtesy of DJI

Example of un-graded and graded footage taken in 10-bit Dlog-M profile. Photo courtesy of DJI

 

Mavic 2 Zoom

 Photo courtesy of DJI

Photo courtesy of DJI

Price

Starts at $1,249

Camera

While the camera on the Mavic 2 Zoom isn’t quite as “professional” as its Pro-counterpart, it serves a completely different purpose. It has an optical zoom range from a wide-angle 24mm to a tighter 48mm. It shoots a bit lower video resolution than its counterpart at 12 MP and has a smaller 1/2.3” CMOS sensor. For stills, however, it takes whopping 48 MP super-resolution photos, which is insane for a drone camera. The Mavic 2 Zoom also comes with a 4x lossless zoom FHD for video and is capable of performing a cool cinematic dolly zoom effect.

 Zooming capability of the Mavic 2 Zoom. Photo courtesy of DJI

Zooming capability of the Mavic 2 Zoom. Photo courtesy of DJI

 

Shared Features

Both models have a flight time of up to 31 minutes per battery, are capable of developing hyperlapses and have ActiveTrack 2.0 technology, which comes in handy for time-lapse photographers and sports enthusiasts alike. The size, while still not as small as the Mavic Air, is similar to its predecessor and can easily fit in an average sized backpack, along with all your other stuff. It’s OcuSync 2.0 digital video transmission gives you up to 8km of 1080p live video and its 2.4/5.8 GHz real-time auto switching will help you combat interference in urban environments.

One of the coolest features about the Mavic 2 is that it’s the first DJI drone to come with sensors on all sides, which makes it nearly un-crashable. Both versions, of course, come with a ton of other upgrades, and we suggest heading over to DJI’s website to check them out. Below are some photos that were taken with the two new drones, which both look absolutely amazing.

 Photo courtesy of DJI

Photo courtesy of DJI

 Photo courtesy of DJI

Photo courtesy of DJI

Are you as excited as we are to get your hands on one of the new Mavic 2s? Let us know what you think about them in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more drone updates and other entertaining reads.

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