DJI Announces Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom


Today, DJI unveiled the highly-anticipated follow-up to its groundbreaking Mavic Pro quadcopter: the all-new Mavic 2 series. This latest iteration comes in two separate configurations—the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.

Starting with the Mavic 2 Pro: This variant features a powerful new Hasselblad camera with a 20MP 1" CMOS sensor that’s capable of capturing UHD 4K video with 10-bit HDR support. It also features adjustable f/2.8 - f/11 aperture and supports a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile for greater dynamic range—all of this making the Mavic 2 Pro one of the most sophisticated camera drones on the market. Meanwhile, the Mavic 2 Zoom features a 12MP 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and gives users the option of 2X optical zoom (24 – 48mm) for detailed aerial close-ups. It also comes with zoom-specific features, such as 4x Lossless Zoom FHD Video. Both variants also provide H.265 compression at 100Mb/s.

Fly More Kit
Fly More Kit

Both the Zoom and Pro feature the same portable folding style that helped make the original Mavic Pro such a fan favorite and utilize low-noise propellers—à la the Mavic Pro Platinum—to keep prop buzz to a minimum. They also come equipped with omnidirectional obstacle sensing, so you’ll get 360 degrees of protection and collision avoidance. In terms of performance, both the Pro and Zoom top out at 44 mph and feature a 31-minute flight time. And, as a bonus, both variants come with 8GB of onboard storage.

DJI also bolstered several software features, including upgrades to the Active Track mode, additional Quickshots, and the all-new Hyperlapse mode, which lets pilots create professional-looking time-lapse aerial shots.

You can pick up either drone as a stand-alone flyer or combine it with a Fly More Kit for additional props, batteries, and a carrying case. The all-new Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are available for pre-order now at B&H Photo.


Are they already Anatel certified, besides CE and FCC? 

What is the quality of the Still shots?

So, with the Mavic 2 Zoom, the camera has a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor that captures 12MP stills. For comparison, that's the same sensor size as the original Mavic Pro, so as far as stills go, you can reasonably expect the same quality.

Now, with the Mavic 2 Pro, you're getting a Hasselblad camera with a 1” CMOS sensor that can capture 20MP stills. That's closer to what the Phantom 4 Pro packs, so expect similar photo image quality. 


Do you happen to know how either one of the Mav's handle in windy conditions?

DJI lists the Mavic 2’s wind resistance as 38kph, which is about 24mph. That’s pretty close to the max wind resistance for the original Mavic Pro, which I’ve flown in gusts up to 25mph. If the Mavic 2 handles the same way (and I’m assuming it does), you should have full control over the drone and camera in gusts up to 24mph, and be able to perform precise maneuvers.

Any idea who makes the camera on the zoom model?  

Hi, Doug—

Unfortunately, DJI has not made the information available to the public. I can tell you it’s 12MP 1/2.3” CMOS sensor, but info about the camera manufacturer has not been made available. 

How does the Mavic Pro differ from the Phantom 4 Pro?  Sorry if this is a newbie question?  My friend has a Phantom 4 and takes the most amazing photos.  I bought a drone more than 5 years ago and never could get it to work.  I am ready to jump back in.

Mavic 2 Pro does 4K 30 P.  Phantom 4 Pro does 4K 60p.  Different color science on the Mavic 2 Pro however.  Mavic 2 Pro will have the superior image over the Phantom 4 Pro, minus the fact its 30FPS vs 60FPS.

Have to agree with Randall here - the 10-bit support and improved color science means you're going to getting better image quality from the Mavic 2. Plus, the updated Ocusync transmission system for and bolstered shooting modes - not to mention the portability, low-noise props, etc. - really do make it seem like the better overall flyer. However, if you're looking to jump back in and you're not sure the Mavic 2 is right for you, I'm a big fan of the Mavic Air. It shares a lot of the same features as Mavic Pro and Mavic 2 series (minus the camera quality) and is considerably cheaper.  

What is the focal length of the Hasselblad camera lens?

Hi, Dan--

It's a 28mm equivalent lens 

The quick and dirty on reasons to go with Zoom over Pro. Seems like the only missing function is zoom, but you're getting a huge just in the sensor with Pro. Thoughts?

Sean S. wrote:

The quick and dirty on reasons to go with Zoom over Pro. Seems like the only missing function is zoom, but you're getting a huge just in the sensor with Pro. Thoughts?

that was meant to be "huge JUMP in the sensor"

To be honest, you'd REALLY have to want that 2X Zoom to warrant picking it over the Pro. Also, if I were pitching it, I'd say the Dolly Zoom Quickshot looks pretty cool too. And it's cheaper. But, I mean, the specs on the Pro's camera are crazy. That doesn't mean the Zoom isn't a great drone - it definitely looks awesome. But I'm going Pro all the way. 

Will the Mavic Pro 2 use the same batteries as the Mavic Pro? Also, will there be any problems using the Crystal Sky monitor with this remote?

Hi, Victor--

The Mavic 2 Pro batteries are slightly different from the Mavic Pro and Pro Platinum, so you won't be able to interchange them. Also, according to DJI, the Mavic 2 will support the Crystal Sky Monitor - if not right now, sometime in the near future. 

Will current Mavic Pro batteries be compatible with the Mavic 2 Pro?

Hi, Rod--

Unfortunately, no. You'll get similar flying time to the Mavic Pro Platinum, but the batteries are not compatible. 


Can the Hassleblad camera be detached and used as a stand alone also ?

How much extra does it cost, or is it included in the price? Thanks, Mark

Hi, Mark--

Despite some early rumors, you can not remove the Hasselblad camera. The Pro version, which comes with the Hasselblad, is around $1450, while the Zoom variant is currently at approximately $1250.