DJI announces Mavic 2 Pro with Hasselblad camera and Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI announced the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom at its See the Bigger Picture event in New York on Thursday. The Mavic 2 Pro has a Hasselblad camera with 1″ sensor, the Zoom a camera with 2x zoom.

The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are successors of the Mavic Pro announced in 2016 and can be folded just like that model. The Mavic 2 Pro has a 20-megapixel camera that DJI developed together with the Swedish manufacturer Hasselblad. The camera has a 1” sensor, where the original Mavic Pro has a 1/2.3” sensor, and a 28mm f/2.8-f/11 lens. The larger sensor should, among other things, provide better images in lower light .

The Zoom model has a 12-megapixel camera that is not from Hasselblad but offers 2x zoom. The lens has an aperture of f/2.8 at 24mm and f3.8 at 34mm. Thanks to the zoom capability, this drone includes a Dolly Zoom Quickshot mode, for an effect of moving away from and zooming in on an object at the same time. The Mavic 2 Zoom can also stitch nine photos together to form 48-megapixel photos with the Super Resolution function.

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

The drones can record video in 4k resolution, but at a maximum of 30fps and not at 60fps. The drones can shoot 2.7k video at 60fps and 1080p images can be registered at 120fps. The Mavic 2 Pro supports 10bit video with HDR, which is the hybrid log gamma format, which was developed by the BBC in collaboration with the Japanese company NHK. The Mavic 2 Zoom lacks this support. The OcySync 2.0 technology allows streaming at 1080p to the controller, up to a distance of eight kilometers.

New is the Hyperlapse mode, for taking photos in raw or jpeg over time, where the drone can fly in a circle around the object, go straight towards it, or follow a complex set trajectory.

The Mavic 2 Pro weighs 907 grams, the Zoom 905 grams. That’s heavier than the original Mavic Pro, which weighs 734 grams. With a maximum speed of 72 km/h, the new models are also faster than the 65 km/h of their predecessor, which is partly due to a more aerodynamic design. In addition, they can stay in the air a little longer: 31 minutes versus 27 minutes.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

Like the Mavic Air Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems, the drones support object recognition. Using the front and bottom cameras and sensors, they can dodge objects automatically. At the bottom is lighting that switches on automatically, to enable landing in poor light. DJI has also implemented Active Track 2.0, with which the drones can automatically track objects and people while flying.

DJI charges 1449 euros for the Mavic 2 Pro, with the buyer receiving a battery, charger, controller and four pairs of propellers in addition to the drone. The comparable bundle with the Mavic 2 Zoom costs 1249 euros. In addition, there will be a Fly More Kit with two batteries, charging hub car charger, two pairs of propellers and carrying bag, for 319 euros.