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Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review

Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review

This DJI Mavic 2 Series has just been launched in Indonesia, completing the DJI Mavic series which was launched last year. Unlike the first generation, this series comes with 2 variants namely Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. The Mavic 2 Series is present while maintaining the Mavic Pro’s compact drone design concept.

The difference is the body of the Mavic 2 Series is slightly longer and ergonomic. The propeller sector also gets updates so that it can fly more quietly. The camera sector is equally supported by 3-axis gimbal to ensure that the image capture remains sharp and has minimal shake.

The most important updates from the Mavic 2 Series are the camera modules that are now increasingly sophisticated. In fact, the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 zoom carry different cameras. DJI Mavic 2 Pro comes with camera technology from Hasselblad that relies on a 1-inch CMOS sensor.

Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review
Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review

How the Sophisticated Camera Works

The camera can take photos up to 20 megapixel resolution and record video at 4K 30fps 100Mbps resolution with H.265 compression. The Mavic 2 Pro camera is also supported by HNCS technology. Thanks to this technology the camera is claimed to be able to produce images with color detail that is 4 times better than the older version, DJI Mavic Pro.

In addition, the Mavic 2 Pro also features 10-bit Dlog-M and 10-bit HDR Video to support professional-class video recording. While the Mavic 2 zoom carries a camera module with a 1 / 2.3-inch CMOS sensor with a resolution of 12 megapixels. For Mavic 2 Zoom video recording capability, it can still record video up to 4K 30fps 100Mbps resolution with H.265 compression.

There is an advantage that DJI Mavic 2 Zoom has. The camera module is inserted in the lens sector, which makes the camera lens able to provide two times optical zoom capability. It offers you 22-48 mm focal distance. To support the camera’s zoom capability, DJI also provides 2 new capture modes.

Among them, 4x Lossless Zoom video capture mode and video capture with Dolly Zoom effect. Both of these modes are only available on the Mavic 2 Zoom. Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are now getting smarter too. Both of these drones are equipped with 10 omnidirectional sensors that can track their movements from all directions.

Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review
Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review

Supported by the Updated Flight

Autonomy technology and Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS), both of them can fly automatically by recognizing the surrounding area and avoiding the obstacles in front of them. Thus, it is certain that both of them can fly safely and are easier to fly. For the duration of flight, both can fly up to about 31 minutes. While the maximum flight speed can reach 70.8 km / hour.

Other features, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are now equipped with 8GB of internal memory with the addition of a microSD slot, and a variety of new shooting modes for creation which include Hyperlapse, HDR Photo, Hyperlight, ActiveTrack 2.0, QuickShots and Panorama.

Thanks to an increasingly sophisticated camera and a variety of shooting modes. The presence of the Mavic 2 Series will clearly open up opportunities to create a more creative content. Supported by the ability to fly the smarter the drone is also easy to fly even for lay users who have never flown a drone before.

DJI Mavic 2 2 is the latest drone from the DJI in the Mavic series, where in this series DJI strives to provide high quality at the professional level, while maintaining the portability of the drone. For the selling price, the Mavic 2 Pro is sold at USD 2,700 and the Mavic 2 Zoom costs USD 2,200.

Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review
Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review

Better Drone Portability

Speaking of portability, Mavic 2 still retains the concept of folding (folding) a la Mavic Pro first, but the dimensions of the Mavic 2 body are 2 cm longer when the conditions are not folded. When the condition was folded the size of Mavic 2’s dimensions was almost 1cm wider than Mavic Pro.

DJI Mavic 2 is predicted to be a new favorite drone thanks to features that have never existed in all previous DJI series. Starting from the improved camera quality through collaboration with Hasselblad, optical zoom, the new Ocusync system that allows transmission of 1080p FULL HD quality live view up to a distance of 8km, to the hyperlapse feature combined with drone movements.

The features that will be mentioned soon are new features that were not previously available on the DJI Mavic Pro, and are available in both Mavic 2 types (both Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom), including: Video bitrate of up to 100Mbps, whereas in the previous version (Mavic Pro) the maximum video recording bitrate was only 60Mbps.

The higher the video bitrate, the image quality will be clearer because video compression is minimized. HDR photo, where DJI Mavic 2 will combine several photos taken using different exposures to produce a more clear and detailed photo. In addition to this mode, photos will have better color depth and a wider dynamic range.

Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review
Sophisticated Drone, DJI Mavic 2 Series Review

Fly Longer than Before

The propeller innovation on DJI Mavic 2 brings two advantages, which can make you fly less noisy and allow flying up to 31 minutes (the longest flight time of all DJI drones). Another advantage is that the speed also increases up to 72km / hour.

Obstacle Sensing is safer with 10 sensors. Can it not crash at all? You don’t know, maybe it should still be possible to crash, but at least we can feel safer because there are now 10 sensors that will help us automatically to avoid obstacles in the drone’s flyway.

Whether forward or backward, now the DJI Mavic 2 will be able to avoid obstacles well. The thing to remember is that the sensor on the left and right side of the drone is only active when in Beginner flight mode and Tripod Mode.

We can expect to get color accuracy, better gradations, and better performance in the low-light conditions of this new drone. If the quality of the final photo & aerial video is your main concern, then DJI Mavic 2 Pro will answer that.