Possessing the extraordinarily sharp Hasselblad camera, the impressive new DJI Mavic 2 Pro continues to exceed our expectations. In fact, it could be the best all-around camera drone on the market. Hands down. It covers all the bases needed for an entry-level professional drone. We absolutely love it!
The Mavic 2 Pro brings the portability and maneuverability of the original Mavic Pro. Something we’ve all learned to love and rely on. And it has some serious upgrades, too. These include:
- a 20-megapixel cameral with a one-inch sensor,
- an omni-directional obstacle avoidance system,
- more powerful (yet quieter) motors,
- an overall sturdier build, and
- a 2X optical zoom option
Swiss-made Hasselblad cameras are world famous for quality and precision. In fact, Hasselblad provided cameras to capture the moon landings some 50 years ago! Pretty good track record, right? We think so. The Hasselblad on the Mavic 2 Pro boasts a full one-inch sensor that shoots 4K video and 20-megapixel stills. To those who are new to cameras, this is some serious clarity and contrast. For reference, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro has a similar camera. However, the Hasselblad on the Mavic 2 Pro is actually better than the Phantom 4 Pro. So, there you have it. A smaller, more portable drone with a better camera! You can rest-assured that your images and video with the Mavic 2 Pro will be spectacular.
Omni-Directional Obstacle Avoidance
The Mavic 2 Pro’s obstacle avoidance capability is close to that of much more expensive camera drones. With a total of 10 sensors, it can now sense obstacles in the front, back, top, bottom, and each side. Whereas the obstacle sensing has been upgraded from the previous model, it is important to note that the right and left sensors only work in Active Track and Tripod modes.
Stronger and More Powerful
The Mavic 2 Pro’s motors are more powerful yet still quieter than the already quiet original Mavic Pro. Even with the upgraded “quiet” props that came with the Mavic Pro Platinum edition, the Mavic 2 Pro engines themselves are quieter, making for an even more enjoyable flying experience. And the whole “feel” of the Mavic 2 Pro is sturdier and more robust than its predecessor. You can feel it from the moment you unfold the arms and props.
For those who used the Mavic Pro for commercial purposes, like inspections and other commercial services, the Mavic 2 Zoom option might a perfect upgrade for you. Instead of the Hasselblad, the Mavic 2 Zoom has a standard 12-megapixel camera but with a crisp 2X optical zoom sensor making it easier than ever before to get high resolution photos in those hard-to-reach places.
It’s a Great Option
So, if you were a fan of the Mavic Pro like we were, we recommend upgrading to the new Mavic 2 Pro or Mavic 2 Zoom. These two camera drones have the same portability and maneuverability with upgrades that remind us of flying drones that are much more expensive. For around $1,500, you can’t go wrong with a super sharp 20-megapixel camera, high-tech obstacle avoidance, and host of other upgrades and features.