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DJI Mavic 2 Pro Hasselblad & Zoom

Before we buy any new gear we do a lot of research. We’re thinking about buying a new DJI Drone and we’ve done some initial research. In this post we share that with you.

 

DJI Mavic 2

  • What’s new?
    • A micro USB cable is now attached to the charger to save you carrying an additional one (iPhonedo)
    • Additional optical avoidance sensors
    • The blades have now been updated and as well as being low-noise they reduce drag by 19% (Kinotika)
    • New Ocusync 2.0 controller software
    • Both drones have an updated tracking mode called Active Track 2.0 (Kinotika)
    • There is also a new hyperlapse mode – adjustable from 0.5sec – 2.0sec (Kinotika)
    • Increased ISO to 12800 from 3500 on the Mavic Pro (Kinotika)
  • Opinions
    • These two drones are awesome (Kinotika)
    • When it’s time to buy a drone, it’s not do you buy a DJI drone, it’s just which DJI drone do you buy? (Casey Neistat)
    • This is by far the best drone I’ve ever flown (iPhonedo)
    • I am extraordinarily impressed with what they’re capable of (Casey Neistat)
    • I’m really glad that DJI took their time to make their amazing drone much, much better (iPhonedo)
    • Mavic 2 Pro the best drone out there right now (iPhonedo)
    • Pros
      • The DJI Mavic 2 Pro drones start-up and are ready to shoot faster than Mavic Pro (iPhonedo)
    • Cons
      • They haven’t done much better with the Mavic 2 in terms of the lens protector (Casey Neistat)
      • The back facing sensor can detect you standing behind during take-off and the beeping can be annoying (Kinotika)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Controller

  • What’s new?
    • The sticks are removable similar to the Mavic Air (iPhonedo)
    • The EV Dial now rocks instead of rotating (iPhonedo)
    • The shutter button can be half-pressed for focusing (iPhonedo)
    • The DJI Mavic 2 Pro controller shuts-down after 5minutes of inactivity (iPhonedo)
    • The DJI Mavic 2 Pro remote controller has a new, larger capacity battery ()
    • The DJI Mavic 2 Pro controller will charge your phone if it is lower than 40% (iPhonedo)
    • A mode button allows you to switch between: P, Sport & Tripod mode (iPhonedo)
  • Facts
    • The controller comes in two versions
  • Can the DJI Mavic 2 Pro controller charge a phone?
    Yes, the controller will charge your phone if it drops below 40% (iPhonedo)
  • What’s the difference between the two DJI Mavic 2 Pro controllers?
    In one you use your mobile phone and the other includes a 5.5in Highbrite display. (Kinotika)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Features

  • What size is the sensor on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro?
    The Image sensor size is 1inch. (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • What are the benefits of the bigger sensor?
    Better quality, better low-light and better colour. (Casey Neistat)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Construction

  • What materials is the body of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro made of?
    The bodies of the drone are made out of very durable industrial plastic (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro protected from dust and moisture?
    The ventilation holes give some protection against dust an moisture (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Is there any protection for hard landings on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro?
    Yes, there are rubber feet (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Does the DJI Mavic 2 Pro have LEDs?
    Yes, there are LEDs on both the front and back arms. (Tom’s Tech Time)

    1. Do the LEDs turn off when recording or taking photo?
      Yes, the LEDs on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro turn of when recording or taking photos (Tom’s Tech Time)
    2. Do the DJI Mavic 2 Pro LEDs show the status of connectivity?
      Yes there are various colour indicators: red, yellow and green to indicate different status situations. (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Does the DJI Mavic 2 Pro have USB-C?
    Yes, there is a USB-C port on the bottom right. (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Are the DJI Mavic 2 Pro propellers detachable
    Ye, the propellers are easily detachable. (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Are tools required to attach and remove the DJI Mavic 2 Pro propellers?
    No tools are required to attach or detach the propellers. (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro quieter in-flight than the DJI Mavic drone?
    Yes, the new propellers are more efficient and quieter. (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro bigger than the Mavic Pro?
    Yes, it’s a little bigger than Mavic Pro. (iPhonedo)
  • Is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro heavier than the Mavic Pro?
    Yes, it is a little heavier than the original Mavic Pro. (iPhonedo)
  • How many mAh are the DJI Mavic 2 Pro batteries?
    The DJI Mavic 2 Pro batteries are 3850mAh. (iPhonedo)
  • Can the DJI Mavic 2 Pro be charged by USB?
    No, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro cannot do USB charging. (iPhonedo)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Zoom

  • Opinions
    • Definitely, one of the coolest features built on the Mavic 2 Zoom is the dolly zoom feature built-in to the system (Kinotika)
    • The zoom [DJI Mavic 2 Zoom] yields a very similar image to the Mavic 1 but that zoom feature is extraordinary (Casey Neistat)
    • This [DJI Mavic 2 Pro] will be my new drone (Casey Neistat)
    • The closest drone to the sweet spot of any drone I’ve ever used (Casey Neistat)
    • When shooting at 48mm I have particularly found the footage looks extremely cinematic (Kinotika)
    • Pros
      • Having a zoom lens, especially one in the air lets you do things that, otherwise would be impossible with a drone (Casey Neistat)
    • Cons
  • Does the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Zoom have live zooming?
    Yes, the zoom is live and you can swipe to change the zoom. (Justin – Droneworks)
  • What is the recording format of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Zoom?
    The Mavic 2 Pro is limited to a 8bit recording format but it does have H.265 similar to the Mavic 2 Pro (Kinotika)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Zoom Camera

  • What’s new?
    • What has upgraded is the lens, we now have a 24mm f2.8-48mm optical zoom (Kinotika)
  • Does the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Zoom camera have optical Zoom?
    Yes the zoom is optical and is 24-48mm. (Casey Neistat)
  • Does the DJI Mavic 2 Pro have the 1inch sensor?
    No it has the 1/2.3inch sensor. (iPhonedo)
  • Is the sensor on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Zoom the same as the Mavic Pro?
    The Mavic 2 zoom is using the same sensor as the Mavic 1: 1/2.3in . (Kinotika)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Hasselblad

  • Opinions
    • This 1inch sensor makes the footage coming off this thing look less like a GoPro and more like a real camera (Kinotika)
    • Pros
      • The Pro [Hasselblad] in particular has amazing dynamic range and just this camera they’ve managed to put on here is just an extremely impressive camera (Casey Neistat)
      • The quality is top notch (Casey Neistat)
      • Compared to Mavic Pro, it focusses a lot faster (iPnoedo)
      • Exposure can now be adjusted using aperture instead of ISO (Kinotika)
    • Cons
      • The price is still a little bit expensive (Casey Neistat)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Hasselblad Camera

  • How many Mega pixels is the DJI Mavic 2 Hasselblad camera?
    The DJI Mavic 2 Hasselblad drone camera is 20MP. (We Talk UAV)
  • Does the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Hasselblad have an adjustable apparture?
    Yes (We Talk UAV)
  • What codec is used on the Hasselblad?
    The H.265 codec is used for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Hasselblad. (We talk UAV)
  • What lens is on the DJI Mavic 2 Hasselblad?
    The lens is a 28mm f/2.8 (iPhonedo)
  • What is the focus distance for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Hasselblad camera?
    The Hasselblad camera focusses from 1m to infinity. (iPhonedo)
  • What is the field of view on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro Hasselblad camera?
    The field of view is 77 degrees. (iPhonedo)
  • How many frames per second FPS can the DJI Mavic 2 Pro shoot in 4K?
    The Hasselblad camera on the Mavic 2 can shoot 30fps @ 4K. (iPhonedo)
  • How many 4k Modes does the DJI Mavic 2 Pro have?
    The Hasselblad camera has 2 modes: 4K HQ which is 30% cropped and 4K Full Field of View (FOV). (iPhonedo)
  • What is the maximum frame rate at 1080p for the Mavic 2 Pro
    At 1080p the maximum frame rate is 120fps. (iPhonedo)
  • What is the dynamic range of the HDR photographs on the Mavic 2 Pro?
    The HDR photos have a dynamic range of 14 stops. (iPhonedo)
  • Can the DJI Maci 2 Pro create a panoramic image?
    Yes, the Mavic 2 Pro can do panoramic images. (iPhonedo)
  • Is there a low-light capability for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro
    Yes, the camera has a setting called hyperlight. (iPhonedo)
  • Is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro low-light performance better than the Mavic Pro?
    Yes, it performs much better. (iPhonedo)
  • What is the log profile on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro?
    The M2Pro has a new DLOG-M and HLG mode. (Kinotika)
  • Can the DJI Mavic 2 Pro take jpg and RAW files?
    Yes (Kinotika)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro Flight Characteristics

  • Opinions
    • I knew it was gonna be good, but not like htis (iPhonedo)
    • It has the longest ranger ever of a DJI drone (iPhonedo)
  • Is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro quieter than the previous model?
    Yes, the Mavic 2 Pro is quieter than the previous model. (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Does the DJI Mavic 2 Pro have fly longer than the previous model?
    Yes, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro has a longer flight duration than the DJI Mavic. (Tom’s Tech Time)
  • Can flight paths be saved?
    Yes, which means you can fly sunsets and sunrises. (Kinotika)

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