So I decided to record a video showing how easy it is to remove or install the Mavic 2 Zoom Gimbal lock and protector.
The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is the latest addition to our drone fleet.
Drone School UK took delivery of our Mavic 2 Zoom in early October. We own and fly the original Mavic Pro and the new Mavic 2 Zoom looks similar to DJI’s original Mavic line in many ways.
The Mavic 2 series does not look a massive improvement on the original Mavic Pro when it comes to raw flight specs. The drones have a slightly longer battery life, 31 mins instead of 29, and a maximum flight speed a few miles per hour faster 44 mph compared to 40.
The most significant improvements are the Mavic 2’s cameras, software and sensing abilities.
Both the Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro are equipped with OcuSync 2.0: the latest version of DJI’s video transmission technology. This allows you to see what the drone sees in real time — now in full 1080p.
The Mavic 2 ships with DJI’s new ActiveTrack 2.0, which allows the drone to follow moving subjects autonomously, and with more precision than before.
DJI has fitted the Mavic 2 series with an all around environmental sensing system.
The original Mavic Pro only sensed obstacles in front of it, now the Mavic 2 features omnidirectional sense-and-avoid, thanks to 10 sensors positioned in five directions.
How does the Mavic 2 Zoom Feel
In the air, the Mavic 2 feels much more stable and robust than its predecessor with no drifting, wandering, or slippery controls. It is one of the sturdiest, most well-built drones we’ve ever flown.
The Mavic 2 is slightly larger and heavier than its predecessor, with rock-solid construction and the same brilliant folding-arm design.
The Mavic 2 is evolutionary than revolutionary, DJI kept things that worked well in the first-generation Mavic drones, and improved on key areas like the camera.
Mavic 2 Zoom Camera
The Mavic 2 Zoom camera has 2x optical zoom (24-48mm) and 2x digital zoom, which effectively means it can simulate a 96mm telephoto lens that captures lossless video in 1080p.
The Mavic 2 Zoom boasts a smaller 1/2.3-inch sensor, as well as the ability to zoom from 24mm to 48mm.
You can fly the Mavic 2 on any of our hard day drone flying lessons at six locations in the UK.