DJI has announced two new drones in their Mavic lineup with the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.
The Mavic 2 Pro is “the world’s first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera” while the Mavic 2 Zoom is “the world’s first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom.”
Both drones have the ability to record 4K 10-bit HDR video up to 100 megabits per second, have a microSD card slot and 8GB of internal storage and can get up to 31 minutes of flight time.
“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,” said 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. 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.”
The Mavic 2 Pro has a 1-inch CMOS sensor with a 10-bit Dlog M colour profile and can capture 20-megapixel aerial shots with great colour accuracy.
Meanwhile, the Mavic 2 Zoom has a 1 /2.3-inch CMOS sensors with two times optical zoom (24-48mm) to create a 96mm telephoto zoom lens. The Mavic 2 Zoom can capture 12-megapixel photos and 48-megapixel Super Resolution photos.
Both drones have modes such as:
- Free– pilots the drone manually while shooting a Hyperlapse video.
- Circle– automatically flies the drone in a circular pattern around a subject you select to create a timelapse video that captures the action.
- Course Lock– keeps the camera fixed on shooting subject while the drone flies in a straight direction to create a unique perspective.
- Waypoint– plans a complex flight path based on both altitude and GPS coordinates to capture complex shots.
The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are available now from DJI’s site. The Mavic 2 Pro costs $1,949 CAD and comes with the drone, battery, remote controller, charger and four pairs of propellers. The Mavic 2 Zoom costs $1,689 CAD and comes with the same accessories as the Mavic 2 Pro.
There is also a Fly More Kit that comes with two additional batteries, a multi-battery charging hub, car charger, battery to power bank adapter, two pairs of propellers and a carrying bag for $429 CAD.
DJI will also soon be offering a gimbal replacement service for the Mavic 2. The company also offers something called DJI Care Refresh which is available in select countries and covers accidental damage to the drone, gimbal or camera during normal use for up to 12 months with an additional charging adding the ability to replace your drone twice.
DJI Care Refresh is available for Mavic 2 Owners for $129 USD before your new drone is activated or within 48 hours of activation.