We have a pretty good idea on what to expect from DJI tomorrow. First, the Mavic 2 is packing on some weight. The original Mavic Pro weighed in at 734 grams. DJI has bumped the weight on both Mavic 2 models, with the Pro hitting 907 grams and the Zoom weighing in at 905 grams.
The extra weight allows an uptick in top speed to 45mph. A max altitude of 3.75 miles, and a flight time listed at 31 minutes for both Mavic 2 versions. Another upgrade is the OcuSync 2.0, allowing 1080p video stream out to five miles.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro Specs
Obviously seeing the hi-res images, the first thing that stands out is Hasselblad stamped on the lens of the Mavic 2 Pro. What we are looking at is a variable mechanical aperture from f/2.8 to f/11. It’s fantastic and solidifies the Mavic 2 in prosumer territory.
The big spec everyone has waited on is finally here. The Mavic 2 Pro will enjoy the one-inch, 20MP sensor (5,472 x 3,648 resolution). It has a fixed 28mm wide-angle lens. Other features include a 10-bit video codec, iso ranges from 100-6400 (stills) and 100-2800 (video), and an HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) mode. HLG is an important feature to hammer home as it offers serious dynamic range.
Shutter speeds max out at 1/8000s. Unfortunately, it seems the Phantom 4 Pro’s ability to shoot 4K at 60fps will not make an appearance on the Mavic 2 Pro. It shoots 4K30fps, 2.7K60fps, and FHD120fps. That’s a bit of a letdown, but it maintains the 100Mbps bitrate across the board.
The Mavic 2 Pro’s design is different when it comes to the camera. The squared off shape will make for interesting changes to ND filters.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI’s name gives it away, but the Mavic 2 Zoom is capable of a 2x optical zoom. The f/2.8 24mm slips to f/3.8 at 48mm. It also loses the one-inch sensor in favor of the 1/2.3 CMOS sensor. There is no HLG, and ISO dips to 100-3200 for both stills and video. Like the Mavic 2 Pro, the 4K video is capped at 30fps.
I know the one I want, and it’s the Mavic 2 Pro. We’ve been asking for the one-inch sensor for a long time, and it’s finally here. The new Mavics not matching the Phantom 4 Pro in terms of frame rate opens up price speculation below the current P4P V2.0. It wouldn’t be too surprising to see the Mavic Air drop a bit in pricing to give clear tiers for the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.