DJI has finally unveiled the most talked-about drones in the last couple of months during a product reveal that took place in New York City.
The two drones are super portable – they fold up and can be fitted in a bag.
The Mavic 2 Zoom now comes with a 2x optical zoom lens that is able to capture scenes that might not be so easily seen from up in the sky. The drone focuses on flexibility and features a Dolly Zoom in QuickShot mode which allows you to zoom on the subject of your choice while flying backwards and creating a warping visual effect. You have most likely seen the Dolly Zoom in action in the movie ‘Vertigo‘, which made the technique famous among filmmakers.
Meanwhile, the Mavic 2 Pro has an advanced camera system with a 1-inch CMOS sensor, an adjustable aperture that ranges f/28 to 4.11 along with a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile. All of these greatly increase the quality for still aerial photography. Thanks to High Dynamic Range video capture, the drone also records high quality video which does not need color grading for enhancing.
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Both drones shoot and process during flight via the Hyperlapse capture mode and use the HyperLight mode to enhance low-light shots. The Active Track 2.0 follows subjects automatically while it is flying and the drones also have four panorama modes you can choose from: sphere, 180º, horizontal and vertical.
The Mavic 2 also has the longest flight time for a consumer drone, which is 31 minutes and can ramp up to 72kph max speed during a nice day without too much wind. The drones also have a bottom light that illuminate the landing area and APAS Advanced Pilot assist.
The drones come with an intelligent battery and charger, as well as a remote controller that you can use with an iPhone to watch the flight footage in real time. The RC cables that are also included in the package work with Lightning, micro USB and USB-C while everything you have filmed or photographed with be saved to a on-board micro SD card.
As far as prices go, the Mavic 2 Zoom will cost $1249 and the Mavic 2 Pro will have a price tag of $1449.