My Mavic 2 has stayed in my bag since the day I got it. It's my favorite drone to travel with and has consistently delivered high-quality images in many different flights. Let's learn about my favorite travel and everyday drone, that delivers serious quality, the Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom drones!
The Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom is a fantastic release from DJI. I've been using one for over a year and a half now (I'm writing this article later!) and it has been my favorite drone that I take with me every day and use to film 75% of all drone shots anymore!
I use the Mavic 2 Pro, since it has the 1 inch sensor like my Phantom 4 Pro (which I only use 25% of the time now). It can pick up a lot of light at night, and captures great colors and detail during the day time.
The best camera is the one you have with you! That is definitely true, and this drone is a shining example of that. I tend to keep this drone in my backpack that I take to work everyday, and since I always have a drone on me with multiple batteries - capturing a great moment is as easy as taking my drone out of my back pack!
If you're coming from a Phantom, where the drone can't fold up - you're in for a real treat. Carrying around a phantom can get cumbersome and heavy after a while. With the Mavic series of drones, I don't even notice it's in my backpack. Well, unless you carry around 4 extra batteries like I do. Then the weight might add up! But if you're carrying the drone, 1-2 batteries and the remote, you'll barely notice the weight in your backpack. Trust me, I took my phantom across Europe, and the next year the Mavic series drones came out. I purchased one and went on a trip, the difference was night and day when it came to packing and lugging around a drone!
|Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom General Info|
|Release Date||Aug 23, 2018|
ND Filters, Propellers, DJI Care, Etc. View accessories, here.
No, must purchase Fly More Kit separately
|Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom Drone Specs|
|Weight||Mavic 2 Pro: 907g | Mavic 2 Zoom: 905g|
|Size||Folded: 214×91×84 mm | Unfolded: 322×242×84 mm|
|Firmware Update Method||
You can use your internet connected computer, phone or tablet with the provided USB to micro USB adapter.
|In The Box||
|Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom Flying Specs|
|Battery Life||31 minutes|
|Flight Range||11 miles (18 km)|
|Max Speed||45mph (72kph)|
|Satellite Positioning Systems||GPS+GLONASS|
|Obstacle Avoidance||Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing|
|Return To Home||Yes|
|Operating Frequency||2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz|
|Landing Gear||Yes, Fixed. Can purchase extended landing gear from 3rd party.|
|Compatible Video Devices||
DJI GO 4 App
|Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom Camera Specs|
|Lens||28mm Full Frame equivalent|
|Sensor Size||1" CMOS (Pro) or 1/2.3" (Zoom)|
|Media Storage Method||Micro SD card or Internal Storage (8GB)|
Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom filters are available from DJI or from a range of aftermarket dealers.
|ISO||100-6400 (Pro) or 100-3200 (Zoom)|
|Aperature||f/2.8–f/11 (Pro) or f2.3-f3.8 (Zoom)|
|Shutter Speed||Electronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s|
JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG
|Video Recording Resolution||
|Other Notable Camera Features||
Zoom model can zoom from 24-48mm, Pro has great low light performance
|App||11.6 stops of dynamic range. Mechanical Shutter|
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