DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review

We review the ​Mavic 2 Pro from DJI, testing it's photography and video capability.

​DJI Mavic 2 Pro Review

​Overview
  • ​Omnidirectional obstacle avoidance
  • ​Excellent camera options
  • ​Long Battery Life
  • thumbs-up
    ​Safety Features
  • ​Non-modular cameras
  • thumbs-down
    ​Some occasional app issues

If you are looking for a powerful drone, you will feel right at home with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. The Mavic 2 may seem too expensive, but it's the best drone for the money in 2019, boasting a 31-minute flight time per charge and a top speed of 44 miles per hour. The DJI Mavic 2 Pro features a rather impressive 1080p camera with 8GB expandable storage to facilitate HD video recording. It also comes with a companion smartphone app that also streams live HD video even when more than 500 metres away.

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Theoretically, the control range on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is 8000 metres, but we wouldn’t recommend trying it. You might get into trouble with the authorities. Crashes should not be part of your worries with this UAV – it has multiple sensors that facilitate obstacle avoidance in all directions. You may even key in a pre-set course, and the drone will automatically manoeuvre around obstacles. Regarding design, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro has a sleek, angular body featuring four foldable rotor arms, with the camera at the front and a battery pack at the rear end.

Battery Life

The batteries on the Mavic 2 Pro drones have a secure and reliable fit in the drone. This is aided by the battery release which must be pulled down in order to remove the battery from the drone.

​Camera

The Mavic 2 boasts one of two new cameras. The Mavic 2 Pro carries an integrated Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch CMOS sensor and adjustable aperture, while the Mavic 2 Zoom boasts a smaller 1/2.3-inch sensor, as well as the ability to zoom from 24mm to 48mm.

Design

​A mini drone that features all of DJI's signature technologies, allowing you to seize the moment whenever you feel inspired. With intelligent flight control options, a mechanical gimbal, and a camera with incredible image quality, Spark empowers you to push your creative boundaries.

Flight

With sensors on all sides, it’s nigh-on impossible to crash the Mavic 2 Pro – unless you’re in sport mode, of course, which turns them all off. In certain flight modes, it’ll even maintain a preset course while automatically manoeuvring around obstacles, but only when they’re in front or behind.

Control

The controller folds down to around the size of a glasses case, and while it generally shares its design with the original Mavic Pro controller – including an LCD panel for at-a-glance flight info and adjustable arms that hold your phone in place during flight – it now features removable thumb sticks (plus slots to safely store them), which keeps its profile slimmer.

2019 Updates: None Scheduled

​Conclusion

​​When performing the DJI Mavic Pro 2 review we cound that when fully folded, the drone easily packs into a small handbag, which weighs less than a pound with dimensions 91x84x214 mm. You can use it both outdoors and indoors, with the obstacle avoidance technology. It is also relatively quiet, allowing you to record videos and photos without attracting too much attention. Getting quality images out of a foldable drone is not easy, so if that is what you are looking for, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is worth considering in this respect.