The DJI’ launch event ‘See the Bigger Picture’on 23 August announced the the DJI Mavic 2 Range. It was DJI’s worst kept secret with a number of high-profile leaks by Argos and TechCrunch.
The DJI Mavic 2 keeps the iconic folding design of the popular Mavic Pro, with two new and improved gimbal-stabilized cameras the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.
Both Mavic 2 drones have an impressive flight time of up to 31 minutes and a more stable video transmission system.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Co-engineered in partnership with Hasselblad, the Mavic 2 Pro is the world’s first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera for outstanding image quality with superior light and color performance.
The Mavic 2 Pro can capture 20-megapixel aerial shots with utmost color accuracy using Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HNCS) technology, while an adjustable aperture from f/2.8-f/11 provides more control across a wide variety of lighting conditions.
The integrated Hasselblad CMOS camera supports a 10-bit colour profile, which is four times the amount of colour levels per channel of that of its predecessor. It’s a clear upgrade in image quality which will provide maximum flexibility for photo and video editing. DJI has also worked on minimising noise pollution with the addition of ‘quiet propellers’.
A 1080p video stream is standard on the Mavic 2 Pro as a result of OcuSync 2.0. Those who are new to flying drones will be pleased to know that the Mavic 2 Pro features “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”, otherwise known as “360-degree obstacle avoidance”.
Key Features of Mavic 2 Pro
1-inch CMOS Sensor
The brand new 1-inch CMOS sensor has an active sensing area four times more effective than the original Mavic Pro. The large sensor also means better performance in low-light environments with a more extensive ISO range, max ISO lifted from 3200 to 12800.
10-bit Dlog-M Color Profile
The Mavic 2 Pro supports a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile that yields higher dynamic range for more flexibility in the grading room. The system records over 1 billion colors (compared to the 16 million colors from traditional 8-bit color coding technologies) and retains more in-depth details in both highlights and shadows. Now you can capture the subtlest gradations at sunset or sunrise, leaving greater space for post-production.
The f/2.8-f/11 adjustable aperture delivers outstanding image quality both in high and low-light environments. When shooting in low light, set the aperture to f/2.8 to allow more light in and to capture bright and clear photos. When shooting in well-lit environments, set the aperture to f/11 to lower the shutter speed and make your videos smoother.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
Powered by a 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor with up to 4x zoom, including a 2x optical zoom (24–48 mm), 4 the Mavic 2 Zoom is all about dynamic perspectives. Capture everything from wide angle to mid-range shots for even more creative options.
It’s a huge step up from its predecessor and should provide you with the ability to capture them hard shots without having to move in too close with the drone.
Similar to the Mavic 2 Pro, you’ll also benefit from an easy-to-fly platform that features “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”, otherwise known as “360-degree obstacle avoidance”.
Key Feature of Mavic 2 Zoom
Compared to a 24mm wide angle lens, the 48mm telephoto lens compresses your perspective, enhancing the parallax effect for a classic cinematic look. Now a whole new world of aerial photography is open to explore with even more epic, cinematic shots.
Stay a Safe Distance Away
When shooting Full HD video, 4x lossless zoom (including 2x optical zoom) gives you a closer view of faraway subjects, making unique scenes more accessible to capture at a distance. This option also helps you maintain a safer distance from buildings, vehicles, animals, and people.
Quick and Accurate Focus
Hybrid autofocus on the Mavic 2 Zoom combines phase and contrast detection for higher focus accuracy with an increased focus speed of up to 40% more than before. The autofocus tracking system makes subjects appear clear and sharp when zooming in and out.
Zoom During Flight
Dolly Zoom is a new QuickShot for the Mavic 2 Zoom, offering an otherworldly perspective in a fully-integrated drone. Dolly Zoom automatically adjusts focus when flying, adding an intense, warping visual effect to your video. When flying manually, you can also set proper focus speed values for even more creative shot options.
Super Resolution Photos
The Mavic 2 Zoom also has a brand new Super Resolution feature – an asset when capturing the vivid details your landscape photography deserves. When taking a picture with a 24 mm equivalent field-of-view, 4the camera will capture and patch nine photos with its telephoto lens, resulting in a 48-megapixel super resolution photo. Compared to ordinary panoramas, the super resolution photos retain the original look of the shooting targets with a more accurate composition.
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