More than a decade into the drone-making business, DJI remains at the top of their game. Every release draws positive reaction from drone pilots. From the industrial beast Agras MG-1 to the very affordable Tello drone, drone users can trust DJI’s patented technology to deliver beyond expectations. So it is only to be expected that as drones become more popular and are found to have a lot of uses, more and more people turn to DJI to get the best commercial drone they could purchase. The latest on their list of options? The DJI Mavic 2 Pro.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro: All You Need to Know
People dub the DJI Mavic 2 Pro the most powerful consumer drone, but is it really as impressive as others would claim and worth spending almost $1500? Here’s everything you need to know about DJI’s latest offering.
What’s in the box?
DJI’s official website sells the drone for $1499 a package, which includes the aircraft, three pairs of propellers, and a remote controller. Aside from that, the box comes with a charger, power cables and sliders, gimbal protector, USB adapter, and a pair of control sticks. However, if you want a more advanced flying with the Mavic 2 Pro, you can get the $1948 set, which includes DJI Goggles and extra accessories.
On the surface, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro looks completely similar to Mavic Pro. It has its predecessor’s sleek, black-grey design with the four foldable rotor arms, camera suspended up front, and battery. But if you look closer, Mavic 2 Pro is actually heavier and bulkier. It’s nowhere near as lightweight and compact as DJI’s other drones. Of course, its size is meant for a performance-based premium model to offer stability and longer battery life. When Mavic 2 Pro is fully folded, it weighs 0.297 kg and measures 3.58 x 3.31 x 8.43 inches, which can still fit in a small rucksack.
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro’s camera is what makes it a standout. It shoots the sharpest videos and photos out among all consumer-level drones, thanks to its 4K HDR Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor. It captures brighter images and more stabilized videos compared to DJI’s initial flagship drone, the Mavic Pro. Also, the drone’s adjustable aperture offers pilots extra control over exposure especially when flying in bright- or low-light conditions.
What you get in return for the larger design is considerable: a larger battery that gives Mavic 2 Pro an outstanding 31-minute flight time and the ability to fly and track objects at 72 kilometers per hour. Even at 8 kilometers away, you can still maneuver the drone and get a 1080p live video on your smartphone. Aside from that, the drone uses a new, noiseless, and more efficient power system that reduces the noise the propellers make, giving you a more seamless aerial footage.
One of the important additions is the omnidirectional obstacle sensors, giving DJI Mavic 2 Pro the ability to avoid obstacles. The drone is equipped with the sensor on all sides of the aircraft from left/right, up/down, and front/back. Not only that, its improved ActiveTrack version predicts where you’re going and follows you automatically while avoiding obstacles on the way. This means shooting with the quadcopter is a worry-free task. Even if you use the drone immediately out-of-the-box and leave its default settings, the shots you get will still come out terrific and very vivid.
Reviews prove that the phone app for controlling the DJI Mavic 2 Pro has occasional issues—it lags and crashes. Thankfully, the issue can be fixed with a minor app update. The ultimate reason a lot of drone pilot hesitate to upgrade to the Mavic 2 Pro is the fact that it is priced at $1499, a half-grand more expensive than the Mavic Pro.
Regardless, the price is worth the premium because for one, the image quality is just extraordinary. If you have extra dollars to shell, then the Mavic 2 Pro is a must-have drone for professional pilots this 2019. And since it inherited DJI’s technology, you can be sure that every penny you spend is worth it.
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