Two years after the release of the Mavic Pro, DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, unveiled the product’s successor in New York City. Like the original Pro, imaging is at the heart of the upgrade. In fact, the Mavic 2 is being positioned as two distinct devices — the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, the on-board camera being the only real difference between the two. 📸
Mavic is calling its latest products “our most technologically advanced drones,” and it has the specs to back it up. The camera captures 20 megapixel shots and uses Hasselblad’s proprietary Natural Color Solution (HNCS) tech to get more accurate color reproduction. The aperture is adjustable as well, giving shooters between f/2.8-f/11 for various lighting conditions. 🎨
The Mavic 2 Zoom, meanwhile, is pretty much what it sounds like. The big focus here is the 2x optical (24-48mm) and 2x digital zoom, which combine to simulate the effects of a 96mm lens. The 12-megapixel camera also uses a new “Super Resolution” feature that stitches nine zoomed-in photos for a super high-res 48-megapixel shot, a feature targeted at landscape photography. The 2 Pro and 2 Zoom run $1,499 and $1,249, respectively. Both drones are available starting today through DJI.