Mavic 2 Pro / Zoom Review, Specs & Price

Publish Date:
Mar 21, 2020
Categories:
Research

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!

  • 1-inch Hasselblad Sensor (Pro)
  • 10-bit D-log-M Color Profile
  • 4k 10-bit HDR Video
  • Occusync 2.0
  • 31 minutes of flight time

Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom Review Introduction

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.

Traveling with the Mavic 2 Pro

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
Launch Pricing $1500
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Accessories

ND Filters, Propellers, DJI Care, Etc. View accessories, here.

Case Included?

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 or Zoom
  • Remote Controller
  • Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Charger
  • Power Cable
  • Propellers
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector)
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector)
  • RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)
  • Gimbal Protector
  • Communication Cable (USB 3.0 Type-C)
  • USB Adapter
  • RC Cable Slider (Large)
  • RC Cable Slider (Small)
  • Spare Control Sticks (pair)
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
Flight Modes
  • Course Lock
  • Waypoints
  • Home Lock
  • Point of Interest
  • Intelligent Flight Modes
  • Active Track
  • Quick Shots
Operating Frequency 2.4 GHz & 5.8 GHz
Video Transmission 1080p
Landing Gear Yes, Fixed. Can purchase extended landing gear from 3rd party.
Compatible Video Devices

DJI GO 4 App

  • iOS 9.0 or Later (DJI Software more stable overall)
  • Android 4.4 or Later (DJI Software less stable overall)
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)
Filters

Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom filters are available from DJI or from a range of aftermarket dealers.

Gimbal Stabilization 3-Axis
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
Image Size

5472×3648

Photo Modes
  • Single shot
  • Burst shooting: 3/5 frames
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias
  • Interval (JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s RAW:5/7/10/15/20/30/60s)
Photo Formats

JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG

Video Codec

H.264, H.265

Video Recording Resolution
  • 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p
  • 2.7K: 2688x1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p
  • FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p
Zoom Capabilities
  • Zoom: 24mm-48mm (Full Frame Equivalent)
  • Pro: Does not zoom
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

About the Author:

Keith Knittel

I'm a designer from Cleveland, Ohio and love to shoot photos & videos. I made my first website in 2004 to show friends photos & videos (before YouTube/Flickr were things) and have been shooting and designing ever since! I have a deep passion for making and helping others create.

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