This afternoon the DJI Mavic 2 series drones were announced to the world. The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom variants promise to be amongst the safest and smartest consumer aerial imaging products DJI have released to date.
Pre-order your Mavic 2
Read on to learn more, but if you can’t wait, you can pre-order your Mavic 2 Pro with Hasselblad camera for £1299 (or just £34/month on our 0% interest finance option). Alternatively pre-order your Mavic 2 Zoom with its 24-48x lens for £1099 (or just £29/month, also on finance). Don’t forget to add a Mavic 2 Fly More Kit for £279 to make the most out of the new drone! Note that you finance agreement does not start until you receive your drone and you can cancel and receive a refund at any time.
UK stock of Mavic 2
Here at RC Geeks we have a history of dealing with high-profile releases from DJI and understand that customers are eager to get their hands on a Mavic 2. We are currently accepting pre-orders on our webstore and forecast high demand for these drones. Orders will be processed on a first-come first-served basis so we advise placing your pre-order as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Mavic 2 system at a glance
- 31 minute max-flight-time
- 4S power with a 44mph top speed
- Quieter flight in-part due to low noise propellers
- Occusync 2.0 – 2.4/5.8Ghz switching transmission system with a live view of 1080p up to 5 miles
- 8GB of onboard storage plus removable SD card slot
- 10-sensor APAS for omnidirectional obstacle sensing
- Landing-light for high precision landings in low light
- New intelligent flight mode such as Hyperlapse and Active Track 2
- New advanced remotely tilt-able 3-axis camera gimbal
- Familiar folding portable silhouette measuring just 91 x 84 x 214 mm
Mavic 2 Pro vs Mavic 2 Zoom
The only difference between both editions is their respective gimbal’s and cameras. The £1299 Mavic 2 Pro model is aimed at those looking for the finest in image quality whilst still retaining the portability of a folding drone. The highlights on this model :
- Hasselblad Camera featuring
- 1inch 20MP CMOS sensor
- Adjustable Aperture f/2.8 down to f/11
- 10-bit Dlog-M colour profile
- 10-bit HDR Video
At £1099 The Mavic 2 Zoom model is perhaps aimed at those looking for a little more flexibility. The fantastic new dolly zoom flight mode looks to be the killer feature on this model, check the videos at the bottom of this post to see it in action.
- 24-48mm Optical Zoom camera
- 1/2.3inch CMOS Sensor
- 48MP Super Resolution Photo
- 4x Lossless Zoom FHD Video
- Dolly Zoom flight mode
Both are compatible with the fantastic DJI Goggles series which will allow the gimbal to yaw 75 degrees left to right in the head tracking mode.
New to the Mavic 2
At first look, the Mavic 2 is a reasonable step up from the original Mavic Pro. DJI’s focus has been on the imaging abilities of the new drone. The Mavic 2 Pro is capable of recording 3840×2160 10-bit 4K Dlog-M and 4K HDR 10-bit videos at 100 Mbps encoded to H.265.
With EHDR the drone will automatically capture a series of bracketed images for huge dynamic range. 14 stops of dynamic range on the Pro model and 13 on the zoom. This is ontop of Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology, helping users to capture stunning color detail. Hyperlight mode now offers a lower noise image for flying in
Hyperlapse drone videos allow motion over kilometers as apposed to centimeters. Hyperlapse videos are processed in-drone on the fly and thus can be instantaly reviewed. A new super resolution feature on the Zoom model stitches 9 images together for an incredibly detailed 48MP image, again all handled on the drone.
On-top of dronie, circle, helix, rocket, boomerang and asteroid, the Mavic 2 Zoom now includes a new quickshot mode, Dolly zoom. This flight mode provides an incredibly advanced filming effect, moving the camera whilst zooming in/out and is usually reserved for full-sized film helicopter systems.
Elsewhere, the new landing light seems particularly useful for those who fly a lot of in low light, and you can switch it off through the app. Its worth noting that unlike the original craft, neither of the new gimbals are capable of rotating to shoot in portrait mode and the Mavic 2 cannot be flown without the transmitter (no more casual WiFi flights with your phone).
Mavic 2 – What does it include?
Alongside the aircraft and controller, you will receive an intelligent flight battery, charger, power cable, three pairs of propellers, connection cables for Lightning/Micro-USB/USB-C, gimbal protector, communication cable and spare control sticks .
DJI have (wisely) opted to package up the Fly More kit separately and you can buy it here. This allows you to buy two extra flight batteries, a car charger, a battery charging hub, 2 more pairs of propellers and crucially a shoulder bag to hold the kit in!. At £275 this nets you a £169 saving over these essential items that retail for £444 individually!
Mavic 2 Accessories
If you had seen the drone in action on the launch event stream, you will have seen that propeller guards are available at a cost of £19. Spare gimbal protectors (should you lose yours) are available for £10. DJI offer their own ND filters for £59 or £79 (depending on which model you opt for) but we’d recommend taking a look at the Pro and Zoom offerings from PolarPro too. Keep an eye on our webstore where more Mavic 2 items will be appearing in the coming week.
Mavic 2 In action
Watch the Mavic 2 in flight in DJI’s release video below :
Alternatively you can watch what the Mavic 2 is capable of in their ‘Cosmic Voyage’ video below :
You can also learn more in their Engineered to Amaze video here.
RC Geeks – DJI Authorised Dealers
We will be back with a teardown of the new Mavic 2 drone, alongside the opinons of our expert drone pilots in the upcoming weeks , but for now keep your eyes on this blog, Instagram feed and Facebook page to keep up with the latest developments!
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- Mavic 2
- Mavic 2 Lite
- Mavic 2 Pro
- Mavic 2 Wing
- Mavic 2 Zoom
- Mavic Hasselblad
- 2 pro
- 2 zoom
- aimed at those looking
- dolly zoom
- dolly zoom flight
- dolly zoom flight mode
- dynamic range
- flight mode
- fly more kit
- mavic 2
- mavic 2 pro
- mavic 2 zoom
- pairs of propellers
- pre-order your mavic
- pre-order your mavic 2
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