DJI Mavic 2 FAQ: Top 20 Questions Answered
The Mavic 2 is finally out! With superb camera performance, the newest generation of the Mavic provides countless opportunities for photographers to create their perfect shot. But there might be some questions about these new DJI drones that need to be answered. This article sums up a couple of common questions that may help you learn more about the Mavic 2.
Let’s get straight into it:
1. What is the difference between the Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic 2 Pro?
The main difference is their cameras.
The Mavic 2 Pro’s camera, designed in collaboration with Hasselblad, contains a 1-inch 20MP image sensor and an adjustable aperture. These upgrades provide you with more picture clarity, vivid colors, and less image noise. Even if you are in a low light environment.
Thanks to Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology, your footage colors will have a more natural and less distorted look. The 10-bit Dlog-M color profile of the Mavic 2 Pro allows the camera to record over 1 billion colors.
The Mavic 2 Zoom version has a 1/2.3 inch 12MP image sensor and features a 2x optical zoom lens (focal length: 24mm-48mm).
It provides 2x more zoom and a faster focus speed than the Mavic Pro when shooting still images. The high-performance zoom lens allows you to record Full HD videos even with 4x lossless zoom. With the adjustable focal length, the Mavic 2 Zoom allows you to easily change between capturing close-ups and wide-angle images. When shooting videos, this feature offers you more space to add professional-looking visual effects like Dolly Zoom.
Both Mavic 2 versions can shoot 4K videos with a bit rate of 100 Mbps.
For more details about the difference between pro and zoom, check out this article.
2. What is the flight time of the Mavic 2 at full charge?
Maximum flight time is up to 31 minutes due to lower power consumption than before.
3. How fast can the Mavic 2 fly?
The Mavic 2 drones are able to reach a maximum speed of 72kph (approx. 45mph) in sport mode.
4. How high can the Mavic 2 fly?
The Mavic 2 can fly to a height of up to 500m.
5. What is the operating temperature range of the Mavic 2?
The operating temperature range goes from -10°C to 40°C.
6. How far can the Mavic 2 fly?
Thanks to the new OcuSync 2.0 transmission system, you can fly the Mavic 2 up to 8km (approx. 5 miles) away when there is no interference or obstacles between the aircraft and the remote controller.
7. How much storage capacity does the Mavic 2 have?
Besides 8GB internal storage, you can insert a microSD card with a maximum storage of 128GB into the aircraft to hold all your pictures and videos. To ensure flawless savings, microSD cards with UHS-I Speed Grade 3 and beyond are recommended.
8. How does the Mavic 2 Pro’s adjustable aperture affect my images or videos?
The adjustable aperture allows you to take pictures and record videos even in dim environments. While shooting in low light, set the aperture to f/2.8 to let more light enter the lens, so you don’t have to increase ISO and slow down the shutter speed. This helps you avoid ISO noise, and blur effects in your shots.
9. What is the control range of the Mavic 2 gimbal?
Control range of gimbal: pitch axis covers -90° to 30° and (only if connected to DJI Goggles) yaw axis -75° to 75° -90° to 90°.
10. What is APAS?
Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems or APAS calculate flight paths to bypass obstacles horizontally or vertically. With this feature, the Mavic 2 avoids obstacles automatically while you pilot forward or backward.
11. Is the Mavic 2 waterproof?
Some of you might have heard about the new modes, but don’t really understand what they do.
12. What is Hyperlapse?
Have a look at this new feature.
This new addition allows you to shoot moving time-lapse videos which are created in just a few taps in DJI GO 4 app. After activating Hyperlapse, the aircraft shoots time-lapse videos while moving in the direction of your selected flight mode. At the end, you will get your edited time-lapse shot without doing any post-processing by yourself because the app will do all the work for you. Four different modes offer more variety to create your perfect time-lapse effect.
13. What is Dolly Zoom?
This will give you a better idea of what Dolly Zoom is:
When you activate Dolly Zoom the aircraft will start to record a video while flying backward. At the same time, the camera will track and zoom at the selected object. When you look at the video you can definitely see that the composition of your target stays pretty much the same while its surroundings become wider or narrower.
Only the Mavic 2 Zoom supports Dolly Zoom.
14. What are enhanced HDR-Photos?
This means the Mavic 2 is able to capture photos with a higher exposure value. To be more precise, the Mavic 2 blends a sequence of images with different exposure to get one photo that offers higher dynamic range and more color depth.
15. What is SuperRes?
This new Mavic 2 Zoom feature allows you to take a picture in 24 mm equivalent 5. The camera will capture and patch nine photos with its telephoto lens, resulting in a 48-megapixel super-resolution photo.
16. How much does the Mavic 2 cost?