Drone

Engadget was one of the first to report on some of the new leaked DJI Mavic 2 drone features.

What little mystery surrounded DJI’s upcoming Mavic 2 drone appears to have evaporated. Numerous UK residents have noticed that the latest Argos catalog includes a prominent ad for the Mavic 2 that reveals just about everything, including some clarifications on past leaks. It doesn’t appear to have a removable gimbal, alas. Instead, there will be separate Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom models tailored to specific needs. The ‘regular’ Zoom model would include a 2X optical zoom lens for aerial close-ups, while the Pro would pack a Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch sensor and no zoom. You’d have to decide whether quality or flexibility is your main focus.

DJI Mavic 2 Drone

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Other details? The listing confirms 360-degree collision awareness (here described as “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”), a brisk 45MPH top speed and a 31-minute flight time comparable to the Mavic Pro Platinum. There’s no mention of the video recording quality (presumably 4K), although the drones would transmit live 1080p video at distances of up to five miles. And pricing remains a mystery. It could come in around the existing Mavic Pro price range of $999 to $1,099, but that’s far from guaranteed.

Just when the Mavic 2 line would show up is another story.  Continue reading about the Mavic 2.

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