The DJI Mavic 2 drone is an incredible gadget that represents evolving technology in the modern society. This flying beast is packed with ton of new features including longer flight time and extend remote control distance that are insurmountable to industries’ evergrowing demands.
Drones in today industries are being used for various purposes from capturing photography to inspecting roof for insurance claims. Whether you are a new or experienced drone pilot, as exciting as getting your hands on a brand new Mavic 2 drone. There are 10 things you need to know first before you buy either Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom.
1. Auto-Tracking Feature Gets Major Update
The auto-tracking feature that DJI Mavic 2 drone brings to the table also comes with major update. It is an example of the latest technology that is continually being refined after and after. The auto-tracking feature on DJI Mavic 2 drones have the ability to predict motion of subject that keeps the footage on the subject using advanced algorithm that calculates the subject and automated trajectory path.
2. OcuSync Has Been Upgraded
The original DJI Mavic Pro didn’t disappointed us with its own dedicated transmission system, OcuSync. However, DJI took a step further by improving OcuSync that allows the drone to be flown up to 5 miles away. In addition to that, the signals are much stronger and shifts the channels around to provide a much more stable and reliable connection between the transmitter and drone.
3. Intelligent Batteries Are Much More Durable
Aside from the fact that the intelligent batteries provides up to 31 minutes of flight time per charge. They are actually much more sturdy and durable compared to the original ones that DJI Mavic Pro uses. In fact, these Mavic 2 intelligent batteries lasts longer time on an average 300 to 350 flight cycles and can handle extreme weather conditions with ease.
Not to forget to mention that they also have built-in safety mechanisms that lets you know the status of batteries using various LED lights to identify which needs attention for fixing and what are good to go.
4. They Weights Slightly More
One of the drawbacks is that the Mavic 2 drones weights slightly more compared to its predecessor. They also are slightly bigger. But that’s the price for a drone with longer flight time, better camera quality, and bigger remote control distance. Unless you are fine with pulling extra weight, these Mavic 2 drones will definitely go a long way in your journey around the world.
5. There Are Three Different Models of Mavic 2 Drone
There is not just only two types of Mavic 2 drones, but three. In fact, you can choose from these following: Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Enterprise. However, the Mavic 2 Enterprise is geared toward industries such as public safety, construction, and even for professional drone businesses. The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are popular among consumers who simply want to fly them recreational or to make side income.
6. Reduce Waiting Time With This Controller
DJI introduces one of the first smart controller that is only available for Mavic 2 drones. The DJI Smart Controller has an hefty price tag of $749. It is designed and built to reduce the waiting time to take off the drone. On average it takes approximately 30 to 40 seconds to take off the drone which consumes the battery that can be spend on more important tasks like capture aerial shots and the like.
With DJI Smart Controller, it cuts down the time to take off drone to approximately 8 seconds. Which is a huge time saver especially for professionals. Although, the DJI Smart Controller might be a steep price to pay extra. We recommend that you keep this in mind if you consider purchasing it in the future to maximize your drone’s performance.
7. They Are Even More Waterproof Than Before
And no, I don’t mean that you can just drop them into a lake. The Mavic 2 drones are the latest iteration that feature improved IP rating that provides resistance against water splashes and especially during rainy weather. Whether you are flying the drone in snowy or rainy weather conditions, you can bet that these Mavic 2 drones are capable of shrugging them off while delivering 4K resolution setting.
8. It Features 360-Degree Obstacle Avoidance
This foldable camera drone is outfitted with obstacle avoidance sensors that provides a full coverage protection against colliding the objects. The drone can detect objects in all directions including downward and upward. Because of this latest feature, it makes much easier to let the drone project its own flight path autonomously without the need of a remote pilot to monitor its activity closely.
9. The Camera Features Up to 4K / 30 FPS
As many as we hoped that the new DJI Mavic 2 drones would introduce 4K resolution setting at 60 frames per second. But that’s not the case. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Zoom and Enterprise only can record 4K resolution footage at 30 frames per second.
On the other hand, the Mavic 2 Pro can capture stills at 5.2K resolution while Mavic 2 Zoom captures at 4K resolution setting. The imaging quality, however, is comparable better on Mavic 2 Pro due to its 1-inch CMOS sensor and 20 megapixels that does a stunning job at delivering details-packed images.
10. It Comes With A Foldable Remote Controller
Just like the predecessor, the Mavic 2 drones comes with a foldable remote controller. Although, it is slightly bigger and can support mobile devices that are bigger than the usual iPhone 7 Plus. The transmitter follows similar folding style using its arms to hold mobile devices and collapse when it is not in use. Furthermore, its compact and portable size makes it an easy choice to take with on a road trip or hiking.