Drone Reviews

Should you buy DJI Mavic 2 Pro?

Priced at $1499, DJI Mavic 2 Pro (M2P) is an ultimate photography drone that comes equipped with the renowned Swedish Hasselblad camera. It is much-needed successor to Mavic Pro with significant improvement in camera, and flight functionalities. M2P is also portable, lightweight, consumes less power, and is a relatively quiet aircraft with more flight time and improved propulsion system.

The GooD

  • Comes with 20 MP Hasselblad Camera
  • 1-inch CMOS sensor
  • Supports 4k 10-bit video recording at 100mbps
  • Max flight time of 31 minutes
  • 3 axis Gimbal resulting in stable footage
  • M2P can shoot 10-bit HDR videos
  • 8 GB internal storage with support of microSD card
  • Omnidirectional obstacle avoidance
  • Maximum speed of 72 kmph
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The BaD:

  • It’s a expensive drone
  • For people already using DJI Mavic or Phantom, it will not feel worth an upgrade (unless camera is priority)
  • Some users have reported gimbal shake issues

Camera: Mavic 2 Pro is now equipped with Hasselblad 20-megapixel camera and 4k video capabilities, and adjustable aperture. The drone also now has larger 1-inch CMOS sensor (four times sensing area than the previous edition) as well as 10-bit Dlog-M color profile. Having such a color profile leads to more detailed photography in highlights and shadow. M2P camera has different shoot modes capabilities like single shot, panorama, slow motion, enhanced HDR etc. With 4k 10-bit HDR support, the videos are just exceptional blending in the right mix of brightness and contrast.

Overall, the camera enhancements are really massive and it all comes together to record great videos and photos with every bit of detail captured.

For people interested or professionally involved in photography, Mavic 2 Pro is an excellent choice as it also allows leeway for post-production as well.

Flight Quality and Modes:

The maximum flight time for DJI drone is 31 minutes however that is under a tested environment. You can reduce couple of minutes at least with wind conditions. The maximum speed for DJI Mavic 2 Pro is 72kph available in sports mode.

Flight Modes: M2P has three flight modes- positioning, sport and tripod mode. P-mode is great for beginners as vision system and intelligent flight modes are enabled. Sports mode is more for experienced pilots who need more agility and responsiveness to their controller and can maneuver drone actively.

In P-mode, M2P has different intelligent flight mode like hyperlapse, quickshots, waypoint and other. However notable mention has to be made of Hyperlapse that generates time-lapse videos based on different modes.

Remote Controller: If you opt for DJI Mavic Pro 2 with smart controller, you will have to shell out $400 extra. In return, you will get a remote controller with DJI Ocusync 2.0 technology that allows drone video feed transmission for a distance up to 8km with quality up to 1080p. M2P RC has a battery of 3950 mAh that results in more than 2 hours of run time, and works at 2.4 Ghz and 5.8 GHz.

Mavic 2 Pro Spec Sheet:

Camera: 20MP

Sensor: 1” CMOS

Video Resolution: 4k at 30p

Takeoff Weight: 907g

Dimensions: 214x91x84mm (folded)

Max Speed: 72kmph

Max Flight Time: 31 minutes

Max Flight Distance: 18km

Max Wind Speed Resistance: 29-38kmph (up to level 5 wind on Beaufort scale)

Operating Temperature Range: -10º – 40ºC

Internal Storage: 8 GB

Sensing System: Omnidirectional obstacle sensing

Time to full charge battery: 1.5 hours

Editors Note: DJI Mavic 2 is a portable drone and there is great following of drone owners to stand by its amazing camera and video quality. DJI drone omni-directional obstacle sensing is a great feature and different shooting modes make it a must-have for serious hobbyist. The build quality is also great. The downside is only the price and a few glitches, which we hope DJI will soon fix. However if you want to save some bucks, DJI Mavic Air is also a great drone to own and has a very decent camera and the difference is only noticeable to professionals.

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