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DJI Drone DJI Mavic 2 Full Review | DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom 

Full Review on latest drone DJI Mavic 2, DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom

Dà-Jiāng Innovations (doing business as DJI) has been providing wings if not propeller to dreams of many individuals who are either enthusiast of flying piece of machinery or love to take aerial shots for their passion or profession. DJI is the world leader in commercial and civilian drone industry, accounting over 70% of the drone market. With its lineup of drones, it is suited for enthusiasts looking for the wings they could provide to their passion.

The drones made are used for cinematography, photography, industrial applications, surveying, inspections and many more. Surfing through the wide range, you are just sure you can find something that suits your needs and with added features on top.

Watch This Official Video “Introducing the DJI Mavic 2”:

Lately, DJI brought the second series of its “Mavic” lineup with DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Both versions feature similar form factors with small differences here and there but huge changes compared to the previous series of Mavic. Here we will discuss about the things we need to distinguish between the two series.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro

DJI Mavic has been famous name in the drone industry. It is so special for the small form-factor it features and the compactness and portability of the drone. This is made keeping in mind the huge number of customers who aren’t into the professional thing to fly this for but are someone who loves too fly drones for the amazing features it provides and take some cool looking cinematic shots and aerial videos.

Video of Mavic 2 Zoom:

The DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are the latest foldable drones in 2018 by DJI. It will give you a tough time choosing the Thing that you want in particular from these drones. You like crisp DSLR like video quality or you are into some awesomely zoomed, tight shots.

The only differences between these two drones are the 4K camera. DJI Mavic 2 Pro features superior Hasselblad camera with an inch sensor. The camera quality in Mavic 2 Pro is closer to DSLR on drone which has been developed just on the large demand of the customers. This is the most pro-level it can get with the drone. Obviously, it is expensive too, expensive than Zoom and noticeably expensive than Mavic Air released this year earlier.

DJI Mavic Zoom, on the other hand, is the first foldable drone featuring optical zoom which is ideal for close-up Full HD video (4K normally) and huge panoramic landscape shots. Its now easier for you to take the ideal shots of objects you always dreamt of without actually flying close to them. Your dreams are on the verge of completion with this drone visiting the unvisited, exploring the unexplored from the distance you feel safe for you and your drone.

DJI Mavic 2 Specs

The only difference you would find in these drones are the camera alone and the weight difference of 2 grams. Every other feature is identical to each other.

Omnidirectional obstacle sensing

With the omnidirectional obstacle sensing, you are less prone to crash your drone now and can fly safely backward thanks to its sensors. It has got set of 2 forward, 2 backward, 2 downward, 1 left, 1 right and 1 upward sensor installed that is way more than it used to be on previous series. APAS will plan the appropriate flight path to avoid any such obstacles automatically in the flight.

Faster, Longer and Quieter flight

Thanks to the continuous research and testing, DJI has been able to fix nitty-bitty of not actual problems that were with first series. Now your flights will be faster, longer and quieter compared to Mavic.

The Drone maxes out at 72 kmph because with the rebuilt body that presents better aerodynamic performance giving 19% less body drag than Mavic Pro at full speed.

The flight time has increased to 31 minutes max thanks to its 3850mAh battery and amazing power management. Now you have few more minutes to capture your creativity in the air.

FOC sinusoidal drive ESCs and low-noise propellers keep you in safe zone by making pretty low noise not disturbing your surroundings. This makes your flight quiet and amazing.

Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom Camera Specs

Pic: DJI

Mavic 2 Pro Camera
Sensor 1” CMOS

Effective Pixels: 20 million

Lens FOV: about 77°

35 mm Format Equivalent: 28 mm

Aperture: f/2.8–f/11

Shooting Range: 1 m to ∞

ISO Range Video:



100-3200 (auto)

100-12800 (manual)

Shutter Speed Electronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s
Still Image Size 5472×3648
Still Photography Modes Single shot

Burst shooting: 3/5 frames

Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias

Interval (JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s RAW:5/7/10/15/20/30/60s)

Video Resolution 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p

2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p

FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

Max Video Bitrate 100Mbps
Color Mode Dlog-M (10bit), support HDR video (HLG 10bit)
Supported File System FAT32 (≤ 32 GB)

exFAT (> 32 GB)

Photo Format JPEG / DNG (RAW)
Video Format MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)

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Mavic 2 Zoom Camera
Sensor 1/2.3″ CMOS

Effective Pixels: 12 million

Lens FOV: about 83° (24 mm); about 48° (48mm)

35 mm Format Equivalent: 24-48 mm

Aperture: f/2.8 (24 mm)–f/3.8 (48 mm)

Shooting Range: 0.5 m to ∞

ISO Range Video:



100-1600 (auto)

100-3200 (manual)

Shutter Speed Electronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s
Still Image Size 4000×3000
Still Photography Modes Single shot

Burst shooting: 3/5/7 frames

Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias

Interval (JPEG: 2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/60s RAW:5/7/10/15/20/30/60s)

Video Resolution 4K: 3840×2160 24/25/30p

2.7K: 2688×1512 24/25/30/48/50/60p

FHD: 1920×1080 24/25/30/48/50/60/120p

Max Video Bitrate 100Mbps
Color Mode D-Cinelike
Supported File System FAT32 (≤ 32 GB)

exFAT (> 32 GB)

Photo Format JPEG / DNG (RAW)
Video Format MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)

The Gimbal for the camera has also been upgraded to match the ability of the cameras that it will need to stabilize. Now the camera is able to shoot things just above it without having the body block its path.

Mechanical Range Tilt: -135–45° Pan: -100–100°
Controllable Range Tilt: -90–30° Pan: -75–75°
Stabilization 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)
Max Control Speed (tilt) 120° /s
Angular Vibration Range ±0.01° (Mavic 2 Pro)

±0.005° (Mavic 2 Zoom)

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom Release Date and Price

Updated Price: 3rd Sept 2018

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The DJI Mavic 2, both Pro and Zoom version is up on sale on the official website of DJI https://store.dji.com/product/mavic-2?vid=45291. The release date happened to be on 23th August 2018. The Mavic 2 Pro is available at USD $1,499 and Zoom is sold at USD $1,249.

For the enthusiasts, it might be the drone on somewhat cheaper side give its features and amazing camera update. The shots and videos that it will shoot are set to get appreciation and praise. You would better think no more and grab the perfect companion for your passion right away.

Top 10 Most Expensive Drones - Drone Prices

Top 10 Most Expensive Drones

Top 10 List of Most Expensive Drones || Drone Prices

The kids from 90’s have seen the transition through the time that had happened. We have lived through the time when flying paper plane and paper rocket was fun, was part of the creativity and the most wonderful thing is they were free. The toys we played with were mostly self-made and showcased the creativity within ourselves. Now, the world is changing, there are DIY stuffs available but the creativity is limited within the instruction manuals. It is free to assemble, empties our pocket to bring it home. The old paper plane now has been replaced by RC Drones.

Drones in typical language are the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is capable of flying from a remote control or control center for bigger and special purpose ones. Drones are available for many purposes, entertainment, for transferring loads, military purpose, spying etc. According to their purpose, comes their price. Some drones are commercially available whereas other are for special usage and out of normal users reach.

Top 10 Most Expensive Drones and Their Prices are as follows:

Top 10 commercially available drone and their prices as stated are given below. The availability of the drones might be different due to different rules and regulations followed by different countries.

  • LanLan DJI S1000

DJI S1000 is perfect for the situation when you literally just want to take the drone out and fly. S1000 just has few steps to actually ready it for the flight. Take the drone out, lock the arms in place and turn the power on. It weighs 4kg only and has max takeoff weight of 11kg which gives you a clear idea about how powerful the drone is. It is liked by both who likes flying for fun and professionals who actually have the use of the drone’s stability and amazingly stable camera.

The DJI S1000 is priced at $1,500 which is pretty fair for what else we have in the list. It sits at number 10 in our list.

  • DJI Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro is equipped with 2 ultrasonic range finders with vison sensors to eagerly detect obstacles and give it an obstacle free flight and a spectacular aerial view. It is designed with 5 cameras though it is compact and foldable for the convenience of portability and use. It can be operated over 7km range with FCC-compliant remote. Mavic Pro has sharp focusing camera and amazing stability which gives the flying experience a please to eyes.

It is priced at $1,900 which is still in affordable range and at number 9 in our list.

  • DJI Inspire 1 Pro

At number 8 sits DJI Inspire 1 Pro, one of the smallest and easiest filmmaking platforms for a drone. Whatever you are planning on to do with the cameras of DJI Inspire, you are sure to have amazing quality and stability delivered. The cameras on the drone are smallest of its kind, the Zenmuse X5 and X5R made specially for the aerial captures and with 16MP raw capturing capability. You have wireless control over the aperture, focus of the cameras and they come with choices of lens too. The price is relatively fair for what it has to offer at $3,400.

Also Read: Top 10 Cheap / Budget / Low Cost Drones

  • Yuneec Tornado H900

You get a flight time of 24 minutes with the full charge but its enough to reach the flight altitude of 4000m and horizontal speed of 47 mph. Almost after 2 decades of research and development, the drone it brought to the market built uniquely for the photography and videography with the ease of operation and stability thanks to its 4 modes of flight, Smart, Angle, Throttle and home modes. It never disappoints the user with the quality of work it provides. Priced at $3,500 it is placed at number 7.

  • Ouku Unique OEM DJI Inspire 1

This drone is pretty light weight and has all the features you would want in a drone. You can be up and ready to fly in almost no time. Its carbon-fiber arms provide the rigidity and maneuverability required to have a stable flight and high-end camera actions. The drone has been put with awesome features which justify the price of $3,600. It is at number 6 in our list.

  • DJI CP BX 000198 Professional Drone

Being developed version of Inspire 1, the cameras are equipped with more features for awesome filmmaking. The Zenmuse X5 and X5R cameras are capable of recording 5.2Kin cinemadng raw. It has the top speed of 67 mph. DJI Drones have self-heating and dual battery system to keep it running in any conditions. It is designed specially for filmmaking and is priced at $4,000 which is not bad compared to what output it delivers.

This Drone is ranked number 5 in our list.

  • DJI Inspire RAW

Sitting on number 4 is another superb drone with amazing camera, DJI Inspire Raw designed and engineered specially for amazing photography and videography. The drone is designed with foot under its propellers which retract during flight. It has full 360 degree view and 3-axis gimbal to hold the camera steady despite whatever maneuver the drone is making. It comes with 2 transmitters for very experienced drone pilots to operate. One is for the operation of camera and other for the drone. The price sits at $5,400 which is again affordable if you are into a serious business.

  • Faucon’s Drone Lifter Series V1.0 Octocopter

At number 3, Faucon’s drone from lifter series v1.0 is drone made not for sports but rather designed for videography, SAR and commercial-type use in some hard and challenging environments. The testing for the drone has also been rigorous and harsh. This Faucon model flies with 8 propellers, two per arms, hence the name octocopter. It has wide range of spare parts and the availability of the parts is also great. This is the toughest drone on the market presently and comes with a price of $6,995.

  • AZ 4K UHD Camera Drone

Coming at 2nd is another drone made completely for professional drone pilots as the newbies cannot get a hang of the controls because of the huge frame. It is equipped with built-in 4K UHD camera secured and stabilized using duralumin for the arms and giving stability during sudden changes. It has a max payload of 20kg which is highest a drone can offer currently. The drone is intended solely for the professional photographers and videographers who also have to be an experienced drone pilot. Offering price for the drone is $9,000 which is on the heavier side but with the budgets and quality of films being made currently, it is a good investment to make.

  • Freefly Alta 8/8 Rotor Aerial Drone UAV Optimized

All hail the almighty of the drones sitting at 1st position is Freefly Alta 8. If you are serious about you results with having big budget, you will just not want to moss this drone. With the ability of loading gears in and out of this system in no time, and providing a payload of 20lbs, it is one of its kind drones. You can mount MOVI on top. It can hold its position on the most difficult situations thanks to its swan-neck design, carbon booms and proprietary carbon propellers. The flight is controlled with SYNAPSE Flight Controller with the ease of loading and unloading the equipment. This drone offers much more than any other drone can offer and over a wide range. Hence the price point is fixed at $17,495.

Hence, these are the top 10 most expensive drones that you can buy at present. Although all these drones are focused on cameras, there are separate segment for other purpose drones with costs way more than a normal person can afford.