Best drone you can buy that works flawless with your Android smartphone as liveview? Probably the Mavic 2 Pro. Here’s unboxing of Mavic 2 Pro & Fly More Kit plus setup guide for beginners my my first flight in 4K.
DJI has launched 2 new Mavic 2 drones called Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. The real difference between the two is that the Mavic 2 Pro is built for professionals while the Mavic 2 Zoom is really for beginners. I chose the Mavic 2 Pro because I already own the original Mavic Pro, which has 1/2.3″ CMOS camera sensor while the Mavic 2 Pro has much larger 1-inch CMOS camera sensor. Now, the Mavic 2 Zoom also has 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor like the original Mavic Pro, which makes it a poor upgrade for people like myself who have been flying it for over a year. Mavic 2 Pro also possess a 5.6K camera sensor that down-samples to 4K or also it can use full 4K 1:1 ratio for its 4K HQ mode, which gives you the highest-quality 4K videos. Mavic 2 Zoom, on the other hand does have 2X optical zoom with a 24-48mm lens. While this does give you more range, most professionals will probably prefer the larger 1-inch sensor with 10-bit D-LogM over the Mavic 2 Zoom, which doesn’t have it. I should have a full comparison later on but even looking at the specs, the Mavic 2 Pro was simply the obvious choice while Zoom is really watered-down version of it.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro comes with much larger battery than the Mavic Pro, allowing you to fly a bit further for a time of 31 minutes in the air. There is 360-degree omni-directional obstacle avoidance system, which means you CANNOT CRASH this drone, especially when flying slow. There’s multitude of extra sensors and cameras to help the user not crash, which is great for narrow spaces or doing shots through a maze of tree branches. Of course, gimbal has also been upgraded to much sturdy design, DJI really has perfected the Mavic 2 Pro.
DJI has also upgrade their controller. While it looks nearly identical as the original Mavic Pro controller, it has a few refined upgrades you may appreciate including a removable joystick and a dedicated “Tripod” mode for taking cinematic shots quickly and easily. The biggest upgrade in my opinion is the range as the Mavic 2 series can now fly up to 5 miles(or 8km), which is the highest of all Mavic/Phantom drones. And in my initial tests, I could definitely see that the Mavic 2 Pro flies a ton further and the original Mavic Pro. Of course, image quality is now near pro-level quality. While Mavic Pro suffered from artifacts and 8-bit color space which made color grading hard, the Mavic 2 Pro has no artifacts and you can edit 10-bit color space using H.265, which will make it also better than the Phantom 4 Pro, which does not have it. This was developed with Hasselblad, a famous camera company and definitely the Mavic 2 Pro may be the new pro’s favorite.
My first flight in 4K & Impressions
My first flight with the Mavic 2 Pro was absolutely gorgeous. As I fly over the Pacific Ocean with my other Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 over the years, I could immediately tell how much better the 4K footage was. And this wasn’t even using the 10-bit mode, just straight out of camera, Mavic 2 Pro brings you the best images. (Skip to 22:41 in above video to see my first flight.) Also I was able to easily fly to 3 miles round-trip from the same spot where my original Mavic Pro does only 2 miles. Also it gets much less interference meaning you have longer range in places like busy cities or behind skyscrapers. Yes, I am in LOVE with this new drone and I even ponied up my own money to buy it myself. If you are thinking about getting a drone that gives you the highest-quality 4K images and one that you can travel with internationally(as some airports will take large drones away from you), this is definitely the one to get.
My first 20MP RAW Photos with Mavic 2 Pro
I took some quick shots with the new 20MP 1-inch Hasselbad sensor, the results are down below. (Click to enlarge and view in full 20MP) Having 1-inch sensor will also make a drastic difference in taking better photos with higher quality and in low-light.
Do I recommend it? Oh yes, this is definitely a drone worth every penny, grab the Mavic 2 Pro on Amazon(will also help me out but won’t cost you extra, thx)” – Link (Also GET THE Fly More Kit, totally worth it!!!)
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