So what is the Mavic Pro 2 and what is the Mavic 2 Zoom Drones.
Here in this buying guide I will let you know what they are and what they do, to help you with your investment. I will also so you the differences between the two.
These are professional drones that will not disappoint. Which one you choose to invest in is totally up to you and your needs. I have included some very important questions and answers that hopefully will answer your if you have any.
Do I recommend these amazing drones, well yes, thumbs up to the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom.
- Hasselblad camera
- Adjustable Aperture
- 10-bit HDR video
- 1” CMOS sensor
- 10-bit Dlog-M
- 2x optical zoom
- 48 mp super resolution photo
- Dolly Zoom
- ½.3 CMOS sensor
- 4x lossless zoom FHD video
The video below will show you the quality you can expect with your new Mavic Pro.
Here are some commonly asked questions and answers which I thought you would find really helpful.
What are the main differences between the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom?
DJI state the only differences between them are the gimbal cameras but you can purchase the Mavic 2 gimbal camera replacement service in their online repair request page, you will then have the option to replace your gimbal camera with the other version by sending it to the DJI After-Sales Team.
How to does the Mavic 2 been improved compared to the Mavic Pro?
The Mavic 2 as improved is almost all aspects to the Mavic Pro, which includes
- Camera performance
- Video transmission
- Flight time
- Flight Speed
- Intelligence functions
- Omnidirectional obstacle sensing
- Its unique Hyper-lapse feature
Is the Mavic 2 compatible with DJI Goggles series?
Yes it is.
DJI Goggles and DJI Goggles RE.
But you must first activate the DJI Goggles and or DJI Goggles RE and update the firmware to the latest one on your computer using the DJI Assistant 2.
Is the Mavic 2 waterproof?
Questions about the camera
What are the main advantages of the cameras on both the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom?
The Mavic 2 Pro camera
- Equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera
- New 1 inch CMOS sensor with active sensing area four times more effective than the original Mavic Pro.
- Larger sensor means better performance in low-light
- More extensive ISO range
- Max ISO lifted from 3200 to 12800
Mavic 2 Zoom
- Mavic 2 Zoom is all about the dynamic perspectives
- Powered by a ½ .3 inch 12 megapixel sensor
- Up to four times zoom
- Including two times optical zoom (24mm – 48mm) for more creative aerial photography options.
Why is the L1D-20c on the Mavic 2 Pro designed by Hasselblad?
DJI and Hasselblad have spent the last two years in collaboration making the L1D-20c camera, co-developing attributes such as
- lens definition,
- Image processing engine
- Image effect optimization
So that the Hasselblad quality camera will be small enough to fit the new Mavic 2 Pro.
The L1D-20c also possesses Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad natural colour solution (HNCS) technology, helping users to capture gorgeous 20 megapixel aerial shots in stunning colour and detail.
What advantages does the Mavic 2 Pro have when recording videos?
The Mavic 2 Pro is capable of recording 3840 x2160 10-bit 4K Dlog-M and 4K HDR 10-bit videos at 100 Mbps.
Now that is impressive.
What is the Focal Length of the Mavic 2 Zoom?
The Mavic 2 Zoom optical zoom camera has 24 – 48 zoom and supports at 4x lossless zoom 1080p video.
Can I use the remote control to move the Mavic 2’s gimbal 75o from right to left?
You can however do this in the Head tracking mode with the DJI Goggles series.
Why does the Mavic 2 not have the Portrait mode like the Mavic Pro?
The Mavic 2’s gimbal as a designed structure optimized for increased stability, this means that the camera is unable to rotate the gimbal along the roll axis.
However you can choose the vertical mode in Panorama to achieve a stitched vertical photo.
Why does the Dlog-M only feature on the Mavic 2 Pro and not on the Mavic 2 Zoom?
Dlog-M is only available on the Mavic 2 Pro because the pro version was designed with the needs of professional photographers and meeting the demand for greater colour correction capabilities.
The Mavic 2 Zoom has D-Cinelike designed for quick and easy colour correction.
Dlog-M and D-Cinelike reserves more highlight and colour information than any normal colour correction mode. Leaving more room for post processing.
Can the Mavic 2 take photographs whilst recording videos?
What is the difference between FULL FOV mode and HQ mode under Mavic 2 Pro’s 4K resolution?
FULL FOV down samples from the 5.5K sensor to 4K resolution, whilst,
HQ crops in the center for finer image quality but less FOV.
FULL FOV view is 75o and
HQ view is 55o
You can select which you will need for your shooting demands.
Can I adjust the focal length for DOLLY ZOOM on the Mavic 2 Zoom?
What is the maximum flight distance of the Mavic 2?
18km in extreme testing environments measured in 50.4 kph windless conditions down to 0% battery.
However, make sure that you leave enough battery during the flight time for safe return.
What is the maximum wind resistance level of the Mavic 2?
The Mavic 2 can resist up to level 5 winds on the Beaufort scale.
Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing
What is omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing?
Drones with obstacle detection and collision avoidance sensors. These features are becoming more popular now for both consumers and professionals alike.
With these amazing features you are still advised to be aware of your surroundings and your App notifications when operating your Mavic 2 to ensure safety.
Can I manually turn on/off the bottom auxiliary light located at the bottom of the aircraft?
The Mavic 2’s default setting has auto LED enabled, which turns the button auxiliary light on/off depending on the brightness of your environment.
You can disable this feature in the APP and you can also manually turn on/off in the app.
Remote Controller and Video Transmission
How has the FDH video transmission of OcuSync 2.0 improved over the first OcuSync?
OcuSync 2.0 supports both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands, featuring stronger interference resistance and auto-switching capabilities to deliver 8 km 1080p video transmission feeds (unobstructed, free of interference , and when FCC compliant).
What is the latency of OcuSync 2.0?
120 -130 ms, which is 40 -50mx shorter than the first generation.
Does the remote control support HDMI output?
Can I use the Mavic Pro remote controller to operate the Mavic 2?
Can I connect my smartphone to the remote controller using an ordinary USB cable?
Yes you can use an ordinary USB cable to connect your smartphone to the remote controller via the USB port at the bottom of the controller.
This may however, prove to be slightly inconvenient when flying the aircraft.
Cables with different connectors come with the aircraft so you can choose the one most appropriate for you.
Does the Mavic 2 support Wi-Fi control?
No. You can only control it using a remote controller.
What mobile devices does not support the remote controller?
Mobile phones that are 6.5 -8.5mm thick and no more than 160mm long will fit the remote controller clamps comfortably.
DJI strongly recommend that you remove the protector cover before attaching your mobile phone.
For tablets beyond this measurement range, please purchase the DJI Mavic 2 Tablet holder.
Can I use the battery charging hub to charge four batteries simultaneously?
The battery charging hub charges batteries in sequence according to their power levels from high to low, avoiding the hassle of interchanging them while charging.
Charging in sequence gives you a fully charged battery in the quickest possible time.
How long does it take to fully charge a battery?
Approximately 1.5 hours
How should I store the batteries when not it use?
It is recommended that the batteries at fully charged at least once every three months.
DJI also provide full demonstration videos to show you how to use the Mavic 2 and guide you through your first flight.
These are professional drones that will not disappoint. Which one you choose to invest in is totally up to you and your needs. I hope that the questions and answers section helped.
Thank you for your visit, if you have any questions or just want to leave me a comment, please feel free I would love to hear from you.
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