The DJI Mavic 2: Could this be the ultimate drone?
August 26, 2018

Obstacle sensors all around, no less

If you’re in the market for a drone, your decision just got a lot more difficult. The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom bring significant upgrades to the original Mavic line.

What exactly are the significant upgrades? The DJI Mavic 2 Pro features a camera with a 1-inch sensor, while the Mavic 2 Zoom sports a camera with optical zoom.

The 1-inch sensor on the Mavic 2 Pro was co-engineered in partnership with Hasselblad, and promises to capture “outstanding image quality with superior light and color performance”.  The sensor has a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile, and captures four times as many levels of color per channel compared to Mavic Pro.  The Mavic 2 Pro can capture 20-megapixel aerial shots with incredibly accurate colours thanks to Hasselblad’s ‘Natural Color Solution’ technology.

The Mavic 2 Zoom on the other hand is powered by a 1/2.3-inch sensor, but combines two-times optical zoom (24-48mm) with two-times digital zoom to simulate a 96mm telephoto lens that captures lossless video in full HD resolution. This allows you to capture a completely different perspective, and get closer to your subject at a moment’s notice. You can shoot 12-megapixel photos or take advantage of the new ‘Super Resolution’ feature that uses optical zoom to automatically capture and stitch nine photos together for a highly detailed 48-megapixel image, making it an ideal option for landscape photography.

Exclusive to the Mavic 2 Zoom is the new ‘Dolly Zoom QuickShot’ mode opens a new visual language for storytelling that was previously reserved for professional cinematographers, creating an otherworldly warped perspective by automatically zooming in as it flies away from its subject, keeping the subject the same size while the full background of the scene is revealed.

Both the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom feature a new ‘Hyperlapse’ mode, which produces establishing shots that show the passing of time, and enhanced ‘ActiveTrack 2.0’ which delivers a powerful combination of autonomous tracking and obstacle sensing capabilities never before seen in a DJI drone.

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are available to pre-order. Get your own DJI Mavic 2 at Advanced Media in Dubai.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He is a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at:
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