DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom review

Battery Life

29 min

Range

8000m

Camera

4k

Gimbal

3 axis

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 a ton of sensors in EVERY direction so you can't really crash them even if you tried. 

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 use a Mavic 2 Pro as my main drone for quite a few months now.

$1,349.00 $1,439.00 3 used from $1,249.00 17 new from $1,349.00
in stock
Mavic 2 Zoom - Amazon
$1,589.00 $1,729.00 4 used from $1,479.00 19 new from $1,589.00
in stock
Mavic 2 Pro - Amazon
$1,748.00 $1,878.00 2 used from $1,399.00 13 new from $1,748.00
in stock
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter with Fly More Kit...
how-to-drone-icon

What to look for in A camera drone

Drone stability

Usually at this price range every drone comes with very precise GPS modules and even GLONASS which is the Russian satelite system.

Mavic 2: GPS+GLONASS

Battery life

Battery life should be somewhere over 15 minutes for more advanced camera drones.

Mavic 2: 31 minutes in specs, 29 min in real use

Range

Flight range shouldn't be an issue anymore after like 1km, however, a better signal is always preffered.

Mavic 2: 8km, or 4+ km in Europe

 

Camera

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 Hassleblad camera/ zoom camera 24-48mm

Image Stabilization

If I had to pinpoint the most important factor in a camera drone, it would be Image Stabilization. A 4k unstable camera has worse results than a gimbal stabilized 720p one.

Mavic 2: 4k 3 axis stabilized camera

price-and-specs-for-the-drone
back to menu ↑

Mavic 2 price and specs

The Mavic 2 comes in two versions separated by both a considerable price difference and by their respective utility.

Mavic 2 Pro – around $1500

  • A drone more oriented towards professional photographers and videographers or people who want to take good night footage and photos

Mavic 2 Zoom – around $1250

  • A very capable camera with the ability do zoom in and automatically do things like dolly zooms and change between 2 different mm lenses while flying.
Specs
Camera Options
With Camera
Camera Resolution: 4k
Gopro
Features
GPS
Gimbal
Phone Controlled
Transmitter
Motor Type: Brushless
Optical Flow Stabilization
Battery Life: 29
Flight Range: 8000
Foldable
Micro SD Card
Under 250g
Drone Types
Beginner
Professional
Indoors
Racing

Here's a daily price history, so you know if now is the right time to buy it.

Price history for Mavic 2 Zoom - Amazon
Latest updates:
  • $1,349.00 - March 12, 2020
  • $1,352.49 - March 10, 2020
  • $1,349.00 - February 28, 2020
  • $1,435.00 - February 13, 2020
  • $1,249.00 - February 1, 2020
  • $1,248.98 - January 30, 2020
  • $1,249.00 - January 23, 2020
  • $1,399.00 - January 18, 2020
Since: January 9, 2020
  • Highest Price: $1,439.00 - January 15, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $1,248.98 - January 30, 2020

If you want to wait, please enter your email down bellow and you'll be automatically notified when the price drops to your desired level.

Didn't find the right price? Set price alert below

Set Alert for Product: Mavic 2 Zoom - Amazon - $1,349.00

Mavic 2 pro vs Mavic Air vs Mavic Pro

In this video I tested and compared these three very popular drones when it comes to the camera.

$1,349.00 $1,439.00 3 used from $1,249.00 17 new from $1,349.00
in stock
Mavic 2 Zoom - Amazon
$1,589.00 $1,729.00 4 used from $1,479.00 19 new from $1,589.00
in stock
Mavic 2 Pro - Amazon
$1,748.00 $1,878.00 2 used from $1,399.00 13 new from $1,748.00
in stock
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Drone Quadcopter with Fly More Kit...
drone-camera-quality
back to menu ↑

Camera quality

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.

drone-transmitter
back to menu ↑

Transmitter

C-Fly Dream

$1,349.00 $1,439.00 Buy It Now

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.

 

versus-drone-comparison
back to menu ↑

Mavic 2 accessories

Some of the most used accessories for the Mavic 2 Pro are definitely the batteries and carrying case.

Here are my favorites:

  • Spare batteries
  • A good hardshell case
  • ND filters
  • Landing pad
  • warming glove for controller (in winter)

Do the propellers from the Mavic 2 fit on the original Mavic 1 pro?

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.

9.5 Total Score
Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom - The pinnacle of drone technology for an affordable price

These drones are definitely not cheap, but considering how much technology they pack and how capable their cameras are... any serious cinematographer, wedding photographer and even hardcore hobbyist should own one.

Camera quality
10
Flight safety
10
Flight features
10
PROS
  • Huge range
  • Optical avoidance sensors in every direction*
  • Small foldable body
  • High wind resistance 38km/h resistance
  • internal storage 8gb
  • 72km/h speed
  • great dynamic range
CONS
  • hard to decide between the pro and zoom
  • spare batteries can get expensive

How do you make money with your drone, though?

Okay, so you got your new and fancy drone, but how do you stand out from any dad out there who has the same drone and watched some tutorials online?

I did exactly that and barely had any success. 

But now I’m charging 5x as much as before and even have to refuse clients from time to time.

I even bought about 7 online courses… and I didn’t make much progress.

So how did I finally make it to this level?

If you want the short answer, I learned everything from this guy Alex, who’s making $200 per hour with his drone. And he’s even teaching exactly how to do that.

This is pretty much what you need to know:

how-to-make-money-with-drones

1. Make sure you have a proper drone.

If you have any of the latest DJI Drones, like the Mavic Air 2, for example, you’re ready to start making money.

No need to overthink this, but if it’s any help, check this comparison of the best camera drones compared in 2020.

types of drones

2.Learn how to create the best content to stand out

You won’t stand out from the next dad who bought a DJI drone for Cristmass in the eyes of your clients if you don’t do this.

It’s WAY more important to know what you’re doing than the gear you have.

You’ll need to learn and master the following:

  1.  
  • Flying your drone(to stand out from people with basic drone shots)
  • Preparing for the flight and weather in advance
  • Learn the best drone settings (you need a proper setup template)
  • Create the Video Script (it's way easier if you know what to shoot)
  • Have a set of great cinematic shots you know how to do
  • Know how to edit the video so it stands out
  • Learn how to color grade

This is why you HAVE to invest in a proper way to learn things (instead of watching tutorials here and there).

3.Find clients that pay 5x more than regular

But not so fast.

You won’t make a penny if you don’t know how to find your clients.

I have struggled finding clients even when my videos were getting pretty good.

Until I learned a few tricks and how to find and approach them so they won’t be able to say no.

And what’s best, I learned how to get the price I asked for.

How can you do the same?

I have tested quite a few courses online and watched tons of videos on youtube, but frankly, I have learned more from one single course than from everything else… and all that in like a weekend.

Made back the money from this investment in myself in a single week and then much more.

 

How do I learn all of this? From youtube?

You could simply go online and learn everything in terms of video from youtube, forums, facebook groups etc.

However, let me tell you, it’s the worst way to learn all of this(and the slowest).

You won’t have a Complete Step By step guide on how to do everything.

I found myself frustrated, even after I learned how to do most of the video stuff that I still lacked some knowledge and I didn’t know why my shots weren’t standing out.

I got some general promotion ideas from some articles online, but again… I didn’t have much success and was charging too little for my time.

This is exactly where I learned how to make $200 per hour with my drone (From A to Z)

This course is hold by Alex Harris, who’s an international video creator, director, and drone operator with tons of experience.

And I had a great time stealing his know-how(and greatly profited from it, lol).

I recommend you watch his video presentation bellow and check out the course sales page. It’s quite cheap, considering you’re getting 320+ minutes of everything you need to know, step by step and 80+ minutes on how to actually find the ideal clients for you.

I'm a big drone enthusiast, the owner of DronesGator.com and I also make weekly videos on my drone YouTube channel.

We will be happy to hear your thoughts

      Leave a reply

      Logo
      Compare items
      • Total (0)
      Compare
      0