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Industry News: DJI Introduces Mavic 2 Pro And Mavic 2 Zoom: A New Era For Camera Drones

Mavic 2 Series Features Two Industry First Camera Options With New Intelligent Features And Optimized Flight Performance

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today introduced a new era for camera drones with two additions to its iconic Mavic series: Mavic 2 Pro, the world’s first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera, and Mavic 2 Zoom, the world’s first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capability.

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The Mavic 2 is the most advanced DJI camera drone ever built, designed for professionals, aerial photographers and content creators. Incorporating the iconic folding design of the world’s most popular Mavic Pro, the Mavic 2 is a powerful platform with new gimbal-stabilized cameras and advanced intelligent features like Hyperlapse and ActiveTrack for easier and more dynamic storytelling. With an impressive flight time of up to 31 minutes and a more stable video transmission system, Mavic 2 delivers the optimal flight experience for capturing epic shots.

“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. 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.”

 

Mavic 2 Pro: Superior Image Quality with Hasselblad

Co-engineered in partnership with Hasselblad, the world’s leader in medium format photography, the Mavic 2 Pro is the world’s first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera for outstanding image quality with superior light and color performance. Housing a 1-inch CMOS sensor with a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile, the camera captures four times as many levels of color per channel compared to Mavic Pro to provide maximum flexibility for photo and video editing. The Mavic 2 Pro can capture 20-megapixel aerial shots with utmost color accuracy using Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HNCS) technology, while an adjustable aperture from f/2.8-f/11 provides more control across a wide variety of lighting conditions. With 4K 10-bit HDR support, the Mavic 2 Pro can be plugged into a 4K TV with HLG and will play back footage with the right color tones.

Mavic 2 Zoom: A Dynamic Perspective with Optical and Digital Zoom

Powered by a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, the Mavic 2 Zoom is DJI’s first foldable consumer drone with zoom, providing a dynamic perspective that ushers in a new era of creative storytelling. With the Mavic 2 Zoom, you can get closer to your subject at a moment’s notice by combining two-times optical zoom (24-48mm) with two-times digital zoom to simulate a 96mm telephoto lens that captures lossless video in full HD resolution. Hybrid auto-focus on the Mavic 2 Zoom combines phase and contrast detection for higher focus accuracy with an increased focus speed of up to 40% faster than before. Shoot vivid 12-megapixel photos or take advantage of the new Super Resolution feature that uses optical zoom to automatically capture and stitch nine photos together for a highly detailed 48-megapixel image, making it an ideal option for landscape photography.

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Exclusive to the Mavic 2 Zoom, the new Dolly Zoom QuickShot mode opens a new visual language for storytelling that was previously reserved for professional cinematographers. It creates an otherworldly warped perspective by automatically zooming in as it flies away from its subject, keeping the subject the same size while the full background of the scene is revealed.

Mavic 2 Series: DJI’s New Flagship Consumer Drone with Powerful Camera Options

Both cameras capture vivid 4K ultra-high definition video with extreme detail, recording at a maximum bitrate of 100 megabits per second using the H.265 compression codec to give you an exceptional degree of latitude in post-production workflows. For photographers, new Enhanced High Dynamic Range capabilities blend a sequence of photos for ghost-free high dynamic range, giving the Mavic 2 Pro an impressive 14 stops of dynamic range and Mavic 2 Zoom up to 13 stops.

New Intelligent Tools For Epic, Cinematic Shots

The Mavic 2 is the ultimate tool for aerial content creation with new intelligent flight modes that make capturing professional-quality results almost effortless. A new Hyperlapse feature produces establishing shots that show the passing of time, which you can share to social media immediately. JPEG and RAW photos can be simultaneously saved on a Micro SD card or the internal storage, leaving more room for post editing. Choose between Circle, Course Lock, Waypoint or Free mode to create timelapses with a simple tap of a button in the DJI GO 4 Mobile App:

  • 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.

 

Keeping a moving subject in the frame is now easier than ever with ActiveTrack 2.0. This enhanced auto-track feature delivers a powerful combination of autonomous tracking and obstacle sensing capabilities never before seen in a DJI drone. Using the main camera and the front dual vision cameras, the Mavic 2 creates a three-dimensional map of the area in front of it, and uses new trajectory algorithms to analyze motion and predict the subject’s path up to three seconds in the future. When tracking a target, the Mavic 2 can recognize and avoid obstacles while shooting your target without interruption. It can stay on target, even if your subject momentarily goes behind an obstacle, and can track the subject at higher speeds of up to 44 mph (72 km/h).

Safer, Smarter and Stable Flight

The Mavic 2 delivers autonomous flight capabilities that help you capture shots with even more confidence in complex environments. A fully upgraded FlightAutonomy system transmits data to a more powerful central processor for more accurate obstacle sensing and safer flight. For the first time ever in a DJI drone, Mavic 2 has 10 sensors on all sides of the aircraft to automatically detect obstacles in its path and help prevent collisions, allowing you to focus on capturing the perfect shot.

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An improved Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) allows the aircraft to analyze its surrounding environment and automatically fly around obstacles without stopping. In addition, the Mavic 2 has a Bottom Auxiliary Light that turns on automatically to ensure safe and precise landings in low-light situations.

A newly designed OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system enables a more stable connection between the drone and its remote controller. The system features stronger interference resistance and auto-switching capabilities that supports both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands with the capability to use different frequencies for uplink and downlink data streams. It delivers 1080p video transmission feeds at a distance of up to 8km, allowing you to instantly edit and upload Full HD footage directly from the video cache in the DJI app in a wider variety of situations. Original resolution photos in JPEG can be saved directly to your mobile device, so you can immediately share what you create without the need to transfer files from the drone.

Aerodynamic Design and Extended Flight Time

The Mavic 2 ‘s redesigned, more aerodynamic airframe reduces body drag by up to 19% compared to the Mavic Pro, allowing the Mavic 2 to fly at speeds of up to 44 mph (72 km/h) in Sport mode. Combined with a more efficient, quieter propulsion system and noise reducing propellers, the Mavic 2 has a maximum flight time of up to 31 minutes.

To ensure crisp photos and smooth, shake-free footage, the Mavic 2 houses an ultra-precise three-axis mechanical gimbal to stabilize its camera even during high-speed motion. Photos and videos can be saved directly to the drone using its 8 GB onboard storage. All DJI users have control over how their data is stored and managed, as part of DJI’s commitment to protecting its customers’ data.

A redesigned remote controller features detachable control sticks for ease of storage and portability. The Mavic 2 is compatible with DJI Goggles with the gimbal (yaw) control range up to -75°–– +75° in Head Tracking mode, offering users a more immersive FPV flight experience.

Price and Availability

The US retail price of a Mavic 2 Pro, including the drone, battery, remote controller, charger, and  four pairs of propellers, is $1,449 USD. The US retail price of a Mavic 2 Zoom, including the drone, battery, charger, remote controller and  four pairs of propellers, is $1,249 USD. A Fly More Kit, including two additional batteries, a multi-battery charging hub, a car charger, a battery to power bank adapter, two pairs of propellers and a carrying bag, retails at $319 USD. A gimbal replacement service exclusively for Mavic 2, will be available soon.

Starting today, the Mavic 2 is available for purchase at store.dji.com and the four DJI Flagship Stores. For more information on all the new features and capabilities of the Mavic 2, please visit https://www.dji.com/mavic-2.

DJI Care Refresh

DJI Care Refresh is available in select countries and provides peace of mind for new Mavic 2 owners. DJI Care Refresh covers accidental damage to the aircraft, gimbal or camera during normal use for up to 12 months, and for an additional charge, the plan will offer up to two full replacements that are new or equivalent in condition. DJI Care Refresh is available for US$129 before the new Mavic 2 is activated, or within the first 48 hours after activation. For more info or service availability in your country, please visit https://www.dji.com/service/djicare-refresh.

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Mavic 2 Series Features Two Industry First Camera Options With New Intelligent Features And Optimized Flight Performance
DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today introduced a new era for camera drones with two additions to its iconic Mavic series: Mavic 2 Pro, the world’s first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera, and Mavic 2 Zoom, the world’s first foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capability.
Order the DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Mavic 2 Zoom at DJI Store
The Mavic 2 is the most advanced DJI camera drone ever built, designed for professionals, aerial photographers and content creators. Incorporating the iconic folding design of the world’s most popular Mavic Pro, the Mavic 2 is a powerful platform with new gimbal-stabilized cameras and advanced intelligent features like Hyperlapse and ActiveTrack for easier and more dynamic storytelling. With an impressive...
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Hector1970

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already orderd.. :) the zoom one.. :
Just curious why the zoom - would it make a dramatic difference to what you can do with it?
I guess with the other model you can zoom with your feet so to speak and it has a larger sensor.
Does the zooming save a lot of hassle and increase what can be done in terms of effects with video?

Overall DJI really impress me. They've really pushed the boundaries time and time again
 
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Pro looks very promising. I'm interested mainly in photography and 1" sensor and lens with variable aperture were something I was waiting for. Now let's wait for some reviews.
 
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I think I'll buy the Pro version. But I just wonder why 2 differents drones and not a possibility to change the camera to get more flexibility ?
What are the technical reason (if any) ?
 
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Yesterday I ordered the Mavic 2 Pro with the Hasselblad camera to replace my Mavic Pro Platinum.
I am super excited. The Mavic is already amazing and I can't wait to see what I can do with the 20MP camera!
If u want to see photos and videos from the Mavic Platinum, check out my site at brilliantmiami.com
U will be impressed!
 
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I think I'll buy the Pro version. But I just wonder why 2 differents drones and not a possibility to change the camera to get more flexibility ?
What are the technical reason (if any) ?
The zoom is a great idea to get a different perspective and depth of field. Less distortion at zoom level too. I wish they combined the Hasselblad with the zoom. I guess that will be the Mavic 3...
I ordered the Pro because I do need the extra MP and I think the optics are gonna be awesome!
 
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Years ago $1500 didn't buy you anything. U needed a helicopter for aerial shots and a good photographer on it with a fast and steady camera.
Now u can do so much with so little. $1500 is a steal!
This is one example of technology moving forward the right way.
DJI has done an impeccable job so far and this is just the beginning. Cant' wait for more
 
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I'm totally agree with you.
I'm looking for an hi quality image with the pro ... hope that will be the case. I'll finish a wedding this week end and I'll take a look for RAW pict / video of the Pro to this what I can get from it :)
Let me know when you'll have some first result with you pro Dji !

The zoom is a great idea to get a different perspective and depth of field. Less distortion at zoom level too. I wish they combined the Hasselblad with the zoom. I guess that will be the Mavic 3...
I ordered the Pro because I do need the extra MP and I think the optics are gonna be awesome!
 
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Considering the bodies look the same, couldn't the gimbals with camera be swapped out for one another. I would love if this were an interchangeable camera drone, so I can go from high detail to zooming without carrying two drones. Just an idea (not a new idea). It seems like it would make a lot more sense if they offered that option as I doubt most people would run out to buy both but if they got the body, they'd likely get both the pro and zoom lens or cameras for a few hundred more and this would leave the door open for more future lens options like they have for the Inspire.
 
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I've been waiting for this release anticipating that it would be my first camera drone but the lack of 4K60P has me hitting the pause button. The Phantom 4 pro v2 does 4K60P and is the same price. I Guess I'll wait for some hands on reviews although I'd like to have it sorted before peak foliage here in the northeast. That will give me a little more time to crash my practice drone. Is there a way to get smooth 4K slow motion without 60P? Sounds like you'd have to drop down to HD.
 
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I'm totally agree with you.
I'm looking for an hi quality image with the pro ... hope that will be the case. I'll finish a wedding this week end and I'll take a look for RAW pict / video of the Pro to this what I can get from it :)
Let me know when you'll have some first result with you pro Dji !
thank you. the Mavic 2 Pro was shipped today. I should have it soon!
Can't wait to share some photos.
 
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I've been waiting for this release anticipating that it would be my first camera drone but the lack of 4K60P has me hitting the pause button. The Phantom 4 pro v2 does 4K60P and is the same price. I Guess I'll wait for some hands on reviews although I'd like to have it sorted before peak foliage here in the northeast. That will give me a little more time to crash my practice drone. Is there a way to get smooth 4K slow motion without 60P? Sounds like you'd have to drop down to HD.[/QUOTE

there is a way to smooth 30 and 60p 4K in Final Cut Pro. Frame Blending and Optical Flow. They work pretty well but nothing like 120fps. Anyway, at least u get to do slow motion at 4K.
 
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Looks like a solid all-around package. Might have to let the 4K60P issue slide. I shoot my 1Dx2 at 4K60P for most everything without an audio track and I'm worried that the footage wont blend well with the Mavic at 30p but the platforms are so different it probably doesn't matter in the larger scheme. Looks like elapsed time is more prevalent than slow motion in a lot of the sample video I've been looking at and the phantom is just too big.

Clicstudio: Curious about your impressions if you don't mind posting back. The video loop on the main page of the website you linked to is very nice. I'd be happy with that.
 

$winter

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Just curious why the zoom - would it make a dramatic difference to what you can do with it?
I guess with the other model you can zoom with your feet so to speak and it has a larger sensor.
Does the zooming save a lot of hassle and increase what can be done in terms of effects with video?

Overall DJI really impress me. They've really pushed the boundaries time and time again
i use it for mainly for creating Pictures @ weddings, and for safety to fly with more distance the zoom will be perfect (group-pictures), an you can get with stitching as good as pictures like the pro. Of course there are a few shoots with moving objects you can’t do with stitching..

for investing in a drone with HQ sensor i want to have interchangeable lenses. so for that there is @ the moment only the inspire/matrice. this ones are me too bulky.

I'm pretty sure the the next gen of phantoms will come with interchangeable lenses. because i guess nobody buys today anymore the phantom4 2.0

so Im willing to buy 2 drones but not 2 times the same one..
 

Hector1970

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i use it for mainly for creating Pictures @ weddings, and for safety to fly with more distance the zoom will be perfect (group-pictures), an you can get with stitching as good as pictures like the pro. Of course there are a few shoots with moving objects you can’t do with stitching..

for investing in a drone with HQ sensor i want to have interchangeable lenses. so for that there is @ the moment only the inspire/matrice. this ones are me too bulky.

I'm pretty sure the the next gen of phantoms will come with interchangeable lenses. because i guess nobody buys today anymore the phantom4 2.0

so Im willing to buy 2 drones but not 2 times the same one..
Interesting thanks for the reply.
I've always wanted a drone so this Mavic is of interest to me.
 

$winter

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Interesting thanks for the reply.
I've always wanted a drone so this Mavic is of interest to me.
as soon as i get the drone i'll show some dng... no one of the reviews compared this sensors mavic vs mavic 2 zoom