DJI Mavic 2 Pro: Pros And Cons

By Amit Chowdhry ● December 9, 2019

DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Looking for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro pros and cons? You have come to the right place.

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro is known as one of the best small drones available now. Some of the best DJI Mavic 2 Pro specifications include a Hasselblad Camera, 2x optical zoom, 8 km 1080p video transmission, a 31 minute maximum flight time, omnidirectional obstacle sensing, hyperlapse, a 20 megapixel 1” CMOS Sensor, 10-bit Dlog-M, 10-bit HDR Video, and adjustable aperture of f/2.8 – f/11. 

Pro: Hasselblad Camera

Hasselblad cameras are known for uncompromising image quality and Swedish craftsmanship. And since 1941, Hasselblad cameras captured some of the most iconic images such as the first moon landing. The Mavic 2 Pro specifically has an all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera. And the L1D-20c possesses Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Color Solution (HNCS) technology, which helps users capture 20-megapixel aerial shots in stunning color detail.

Pro: 1-Inch CMOS Sensor

The new 1-inch CMOS sensor has an active sensing area that is four times more effective than the original Mavic Pro. And the large sensor means that the Mavic 2 Pro gets better performance in low-light environments with a more extensive ISO range, max ISO lifted from 3200 to 12800.

Pro: 10-bit Dlog-M Color Profile

The Mavic 2 Pro supports a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile that yields higher dynamic range for more flexibility in the grading room. And the system records more than 1 billion colors (compared to the 16 million colors from traditional 8-bit color coding technologies) and retains more in-depth details in both highlights and shadows. So now you can capture the subtle gradations at sunset or sunrise thus leaving greater space for post-production.

Pro: 4K 10-Bit HDR Support

The Mavic 2 Pro can be plugged into a 4K TV with HLG. And then it immediately plays back footage with the right color tones, highlights, and increased contrast.

Pro: Adjustable Aperture

The f/2.8-f/11 adjustable aperture ensures outstanding image quality both in high and low-light environments. And when shooting in low light, you can set the aperture to f/2.8 to allow more light in and to capture bright and clear photos. And when shooting in well-lit environments, you can set the aperture to f/11 to lower the shutter speed and make videos smoother.

Pro: Hyperlapse

Using the Hyperlapse feature, the Mavic 2 Pro shoots stable aerial shots and processes them automatically. This enables you to create professional-looking timelapses with a simple tap of a button — which can be shared to social media immediately.

Pro: Enhanced HDR Photos

The Mavic 2 Pro supports enhanced HDR photos, which is an improved technique that blends a sequence of photos for ghost-free high dynamic range and offers increased image clarity while avoiding unwanted artificial effects.

Pro: HyperLight

The Mavic 2 Pro has a HyperLight feature. This feature is a low-light setting designed to enhance images while reducing noise significantly.

Pro: H.265 Codec for Higher Image Quality

The Mavic 2 Pro records 4K video at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression. And videos in H.265/HEVC codec maintain 50% more information than videos in H.264/AVC thus creating high-quality videos with better-preserved details.

Pro: 2.4 To 5.8 GHz Real-Time Auto-Switching

The Mavic 2 Pro relies on 2.4 GHz transmission and a signal frequency commonly interrupted by multiple wireless devices. But by supporting auto-switching between both 2.4 and 5.8 GHz bands, the Mavic 2 Pro is able to always transmit on the clearest signal, which is crucial for high-interference environments.

Pro: Fast Downloading And Low-Latency

With the OcuSync 2.0 feature, the Mavic 2 Pro has a theoretical download speed of up to of 40 Mbps and latency as low as 120 ms, which delivers a smoother video feed and better control experience. And the all-new OcuSync 2.0 provides a 1080p video transmission signal up to an astonishing eight kilometers away thus allowing you to fly further without constraints. You can also edit and upload Full High Definition (FHD) resolution footage directly to social media from the cache. And original images shot during flight can be automatically saved to your mobile device without having to download it from the aircraft manually.

Pro: Safety

The Mavic 2 Pro has been designed for increasing propulsion, lower power consumption, and reduced noise. And these improvements — along with an improved FlightAutonomy system — ensures a smoother and quieter flight for greater discretion and safety.

Pro: Faster Speed

The Mavic 2 Pro has a 45 mph (72 kph) maximum speed. And the aircraft body offers better aerodynamic performance. Plus the body drag of the Mavic 2 is 19% less than that of the Mavic Pro when flying at full speed.

Pro: ActiveTrack 2.0

With ActiveTrack 2.0, Mavic 2 Pro offers precise recognition with a 3-dimensional view of the surrounding environment through the main camera and forward dual vision sensors for greater recognition and accuracy. And it offers high-speed tracking so it can track fast moving subjects like cars and boats at speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph).

Pro: Multiple Panorama Modes And Shooting Modes

The Mavic 2 Pro has four panorama modes, including Sphere, 180°, Horizontal, and Vertical. And it also has several shooting modes for creative shooting options. Some of the shooting modes include POI 2.0, Waypoint 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Asteroid, and Boomerang.

Con: Hyperlapse Video Is 1080p And Not Stabilized

The Mavic 2 Pro Hyperlapse feature is not stabilized and it is limited to 1080p. This is unfortunate for those who want to shoot higher quality videos at higher resolutions.

Con: Higher Price

The Mavic 2 Pro is priced at nearly $1800. And it is priced at over $2,000 with a controller. So this drone is not for the budget-conscious. Fortunately, there are other affordable options (as listed below)

Pulse 2.0 Score

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro has received a Pulse 2.0 score of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Had the price been a bit lower, then the score would have been higher.

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