DJI Upgraded Mavic 2 Drones with Different Lens Features
The DJI comes with two drons simultaneously, one of the models will provide excellent picture quality and the other one will provide zooming.
DJI introduced the Mavic Pro drone almost two years ago, which soon became a success. This device is now over-wrinkled (Mavic Pro Platinum) and has received a modest brother (Mavic Air), and now it’s time for a generational change.
Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are the new DJI premium drones, announced by the manufacturer last week with the promise of improvements over the previous line. According to the manufacturer, both the drones mark a “new era” for camera models as they feature changes in recording capacity and settings, such as longer flight times and unprecedented modes of operation.
The successor to Mavic Pro features Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HNCS) technology, which gives the user greater control over the illumination of the captured image. The Zoom model, in turn, is the first drone with the approach function, according to the company.
The new drones promise approximately 31 minutes flight time, with speeds up to 72 km/h, in addition to a quiet propulsion system. The images captured in motion must be stable thanks to the mechanical gimbal, which, according to DJI, enables recordings at high speed without noise. The internal memory of both devices is 8 GB, with the possibility of increasing to 128 GB with a removable microSD card. The handsets are compatible with the DJI Goggles, which enables first-person viewing during flights in Head Tracking mode.
Mavic 2 Pro
First, let’s get acquainted with Mavic Pro’s successor, Mavic 2 Pro, the supreme virtue of which will have better picture quality. This device was already equipped with a camera that DJI engineers brought together with the Hasselblad engineers.
As for the camera, the two drones record 4K videos at a rate of 100 megabits per second, with HDR 10 technology available on Mavic 2 Pro. Mavic Pro’s successor also brings DJI partner Hasselblad equipment, with the promise of providing greater control of brightness in captures with the model. The device CMOS sensor is 1-inch, and pictures taken on the device are up to 20 megapixels. It is equipped with a lens system that can control the aperture value between F/2.8 and F/11.
The drone is expected to deliver perfect videos even in relatively low light conditions, and Hasselblad’s Natural Color Solution will make the dynamics of the color great. The DJI also took special care during the development to be able to handle the really strong sunshine on the drone on the videos, which presumably means less burnout than before.
It is also worth noting that it cannot only produce 4K videos, but even HDR can be used, and even the 10-bit Dlog-M color profile is supported. For high-resolution materials, only 30 FPS can be used, but it also supports 100 Mbps bandwidth so that it will be truly superior in quality.
One of the new features presented is Hyperlapse, available in Mavic 2. The function enables the recording of images with time-lapse added to camera movements, creating a double effect on capture. In Free, Circle, Course Look, and Waypoint mode, the user can control the drone during the video, or program it to cycle or follow the shot. Another possibility is to enter coordinates via GPS for the drone to make the trip.
Other features of the drones are also announced, such as the presence of 10 sensors to perceive obstacles and send to the processor in the FlightAutonomy system. According to the manufacturer, the feature guarantees autonomous tracking and even prediction of movement of the recorded objects. That way, the models can “see” up to three seconds ahead. The goal is to offer greater stability when recording at speed.
Mavic 2 Zoom
The Mavic 2 Zoom, the name of which immediately tells us what its special ability. According to the official description, the Mavic 2 Zoom lens, which can work with focal lengths of 24 to 48 millimeters (35 mm), has a lens system that can provide a double optical zoom option. And there is another digital process that, according to DJI’s statement, offers a new approach twice without loss if double optics are not enough.
The Mavic 2 Zoom features innovative functionality, according to the company. The close-up on photos promises to be equated with what’s seen on 96mm telephoto lenses with the combination of optical and digital zoom, so you do not miss out on increased image detail.
With a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, the device takes photos of up to 48 megapixels with the Super Resolution feature – the drone takes multiple zoomed photos, joining them with maximum detail in the last result.
The Chinese team will always find out how to use the features of your hardware in the best possible way, and this is true for Mavic 2 Zoom. It has another interesting feature called automatic Dolly Zoom, which can really have a special effect and is most likely to be encountered in professional movies. The Dolly Zoom creates a distorted perspective from a movement, combined with the approach.
There is a focus system that will work 40 percent faster than before, which will come in handy with the zoom because it will require more routines than simple video playback. The DJI packed the camera with a three-axis stabilizer, which is particularly useful when approaching. In such situations, the picture can be more easily shaken than usual.
For those who want to shoot detailed images, the Super Resolution mode will help, which will produce a 48-megapixel image from multiple photos. The drone has a built-in 8 GB storage, which is also true for Mavic 2 Pro, but this mass storage is just a sort of emergency solution in both cases, and the company recommends most of all, the microSD memory card.
Mavic 2 Zoom flying capabilities are also the same. The DJI also made sure that the Mavic 2 models are better in this field than the 2016 predecessor. The uniqueness is still able to stay in the air and move faster whenever necessary.
The flight time of the unit is estimated to reach 31 minutes, which is almost 15 percent improvement and can fly up to 72 km/h in the right mode – a slightly more than 10 percent increase from the previous 65 km/h. Mavic 2 can rise to 6 km and will remain stable at 38 km/h in the wind.
The remote control will also be able to provide a live view of Full HD content within an 8-kilometer distance thanks to the OcuSync 2.0 Transmission System, which has a bandwidth of up to 40 Mbps with a maximum delay of 120 milliseconds. The controller uses 2, 4 and 5, 8 GHz bands, and can automatically choose the appropriate one. The use of DJI Goggles has also been supported, which can give you a special experience for flying.
User interaction can be greatly enhanced by ActiveTrack 2.0 during video streaming, which allows extremely precise auto-tracking, even with different camera angles. And it should also be mentioned that more sensors and procedures (APAS) will also help in the air to avoid landmarks.
What about the prices? The DJI Mavic 2 Pro has been very successful, and the Mavic 2 Zoom will inevitably find its audience. The Mavic 2 Zoom will have a price tag of 1250 euros. So the new features will be halfway between the Mavic Pro and the more profitable Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.
DJI drones are already on sale in the US for $1,449 for the Pro version and $1,249 for Zoom.