Living the Mavic way
When it comes to consumer level camera drones and aerial photography, not many can stand toe to toe with DJI. And today, they’re introducing two new drones within their Mavic series with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, both with its own unique features that propels DJI to the next level. As mentioned, it is a drone for the consumers meaning that photography professionals, aerial photography enthusiasts and even content creators can reap the benefits of drone photography.
First up, we have the DJI Mavic 2 Pro – born from a collaboration with Hassleblad, it is the first drone in the market with an integrated Hassleblad camera that boasts outstanding image quality. The drone houses a 1-inch CMOS sensor with a 10-bit Dlong-M colour profile that allows the camera on the drone to capture four times of colour level channels compared to the Mavic Pro. It also comes packed with an adjustable aperture lens as well. The drone is also equipped with 4K 10-bit HDR Support, allowing you to just plug and play on a 4K TV.
As for the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, it is the first fold-able drone packed with zoom capabilities thanks to the 1/2.3 – inch CMOS sensor. This allows the user more flexibility when it comes to shooting what they desire. You can now get closer to your subject without droning on them with a two-times optical zoom of 24-48mm lens, simulating a 96mm telephoto lens. It can also capture lossless video in full HD resolution. The hybrid auto-focus then allows you to focus up to 40% faster and shoot 12-megapixel images. The Mavic 2 Zoom can also take advantage of the Super Resolution feature that will stitch nine images together for a 48-megapixel image. Also exclusive to the Mavic 2 Zoom, the newly introduced Dolly Zoom Quickshot mode allows you to shoot an image with with a warped perspective, as it zooms in and flies away from the subject.
Being in the same series, both drones sport some similar features. They can fly up to 72 kph at max speed, and fly for roughly 31 minutes with a new “low-noise” design that should reduce overall noisiness when using a drone. Along with the help of Ocusync 2.0 Video Transmission System, it can transmit videos up to 8-kilometres away, at 1080p. Other features such as Enhanced HDR Photos, HyperLight that boats low-light images, and they can work seamlessly with other DJI accessories such as the DJI Goggles and Standard Remote Controller with Detachable Control Sticks.
Currently, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom will arrive come late September through DJI authorised sales channels as well as ECS Astar Sdn Bhd authorised dealers. The Mavic 2 Pro is priced at RM6,599 (SST included) and comes packaged with the drone, battery, remote controller, charger and four pairs of propellers. As for the Mavic 2 Zoom, it is currently priced at RM5,699, and packed with the necessities as well. A Fly More Kit is also introduced priced at just RM1,399 and comes with two additional batteries, a multi-battery charging hub, a car charger, two extra propellers, a carrying bag, and a battery to powerbank adapter.