There is no doubt that the new Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom are some of the best camera drones you can currently buy (that are not Hollywood-level).
They come packed with many sensors in EVERY direction, so you can't crash them even if you tried.
With the newly released Mavic 3, is the old Mavic 2 still relevant?
Yes, it is, and it might not be worth upgrading.
The only difference between them is the camera, so up to that point, we'll only talk about the bodies and what specs they have.
I myself own and have used a Mavic 2 Pro as my main drone for quite a few months now.
Usually at this price range every drone comes with very precise GPS modules and even GLONASS which is the Russian satellite system.
Mavic 2: GPS+GLONASS
Battery life should be somewhere over 15 minutes for more advanced camera drones.
Mavic 2: 31 minutes in specs, 29 min in real use
Flight range shouldn't be an issue anymore after like 1km, however, a better signal is always preferred.
Mavic 2: 8km, or 4+ km in Europe
The camera is probably the definitive difference at this price point. Cinematographers should look for things like bitrate, sharpness and D-log profiles.
Mavic 2: 1 inch sensor Hasselblad camera/ zoom camera 24-48mm
The Mavic 2 comes in two versions separated by both a considerable price difference and by their respective utility.
Mavic 2 Zoom - around $1250
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In this video I tested and compared these three very popular drones when it comes to the camera.
In the video bellow you can see some ungraded footage with the DJI mavic 2 Pro.
Mavic 2 Pro vs Zoom is a matter of camera performance. So you decide from the specs bellow if the differences are enough for you to invest more.
Just know that the Mavic 2 pro has a better overall post production quality if you decide to play with colors, apply filters and in general if you want to take better night photos.
The transmitter is very similar to the original Mavic Pro with the same screen, button configuration and a very good build quality.
It's a bit annoying to fit in thicker phones, but there's always the option to have a lot of accessories that even allow you to use a big tablet for it.
Some of the most used accessories for the Mavic 2 Pro are definitely the batteries and carrying case.
Here are my favorites:
No, they don't.
Simple answer, and that's because they actually touch on the edge of the aircraft itself, barely grazing it, but still something you don't want to be happening in the air.