Civilian drones and aerial imaging technology company DJI introduced recently its new set of camera drones with two additions to its iconic Mavic series: Mavic 2 Pro, said to be the world’s first drone with an integrated Hasselblad camera, and Mavic 2 Zoom, a foldable consumer drone with optical zoom capability.
The Mavic 2 is designed for professionals, aerial photographers, and content creators. Incorporating the folding design of Mavic Pro, the Mavic 2 is a platform with new gimbal-stabilized cameras and advanced intelligent features like Hyperlapse and ActiveTrack for easier and more dynamic storytelling. It also has a flight time of up to 31 minutes.
“When the Mavic Pro was launched two years ago, it redefined the way people looked at a drone and expanded possibilities for creators around the world,” said Kevin On, Global Communication Director at DJI. “Today, we enter a new era of aerial photography with the introduction of DJI’s new flagship product, the Mavic 2 series. The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom will enable photographers and videographers to take their inspirations to the air quickly and elevate their creative ideas to new heights.”
Mavic 2 Pro
The Mavic 2 Pro can capture 20-megapixel aerial shots using Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HNCS) technology, while an adjustable aperture from f/2.8-f/11 provides more control across a wide variety of lighting conditions. With 4K 10-bit HDR support, the Mavic 2 Pro can be plugged into a 4K TV with HLG and will play back footage with the right color tones.
Mavic 2 Zoom
Powered by a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor, the Mavic 2 Zoom is DJI’s first foldable consumer drone with zoom, providing a dynamic perspective that ushers in a new era of creative storytelling. With the Mavic 2 Zoom, you can get closer to your subject at a moment’s notice by combining two-times optical zoom (24-48mm) with two-times digital zoom to simulate a 96mm telephoto lens that captures lossless video in full HD resolution. Hybrid auto-focus on the Mavic 2 Zoom combines phase and contrast detection for higher focus accuracy with an increased focus speed of up to 40 percent faster than before. Shoot vivid 12-megapixel photos or take advantage of the new Super Resolution feature that uses optical zoom to automatically capture and stitch nine photos together for a highly detailed 48-megapixel image.
Exclusive to the Mavic 2 Zoom, the new Dolly Zoom QuickShot mode opens a new visual language for storytelling that was previously reserved for professional cinematographers. It creates an otherworldly warped perspective by automatically zooming in as it flies away from its subject, keeping the subject the same size while the full background of the scene is revealed.
Mavic 2 Series
Both cameras capture 4K ultra-high definition video recording at a maximum bitrate of 100 megabits per second using the H.265 compression codec to give users an exceptional degree of latitude in post-production workflows. For photographers, new Enhanced High Dynamic Range capabilities blend a sequence of photos for ghost-free high dynamic range, giving the Mavic 2 Pro 14 stops of dynamic range and Mavic 2 Zoom up to 13 stops.
The retail price of a Mavic 2 Pro, including the drone, battery, remote controller, charger, and four pairs of propellers, is P98,800. The retail price of a Mavic 2 Zoom, including the drone, battery, charger, remote controller and four pairs of propellers, is P76,300. A Fly More Kit, including two additional batteries, a multi-battery charging hub, a car charger, a battery to power bank adapter, two pairs of propellers and a carrying bag, retails at P23,100. A gimbal replacement service exclusively for Mavic 2, will be available soon.