DJI unveils Mavic 2 Zoom & Pro drones: Hasselblad camera, 2x optical zoom, more

If you’re a fan of stunning aerial footage around Apple Park, DJI just made it easier to capture your own. Our sister-site DroneDJ is on location at DJI’s latest product unveiling in New York City where the drone maker is launching two new consumer quadcopters with some serious specs.

Mavic 2 Zoom packs a 2x optical zoom lens for capturing hard-to-reach scenes from the sky. If optics are your focus, Mavic 2 Pro touts an onboard Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20 MP shooter and 10-bit HDR video capture.

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DJI’s Mavic line features super portable drones that fold up and fit in a bag for taking flight from almost anywhere. The two brand new flavors of Mavic 2 push the limits of what’s possible in consumer drones.

Mavic 2 Pro’s advanced camera system also features a 1-inch CMOS sensor, an adjustable aperture that ranges f/2.8 to 4.11, and 10-bit Dlog-M color profile — all of which amount to a major upgrade for still aerial photography. And High Dynamic Range video capture produces high quality footage that doesn’t require color grading to enhance.

Mavic 2 Zoom’s focus on flexibility with Dolly Zoom in QuickShot mode lets you capture new experiences with in-flight zoom. For example, you can slowly zoom in to your subject while flying backwards to create a warping visual effect that can’t be created on-the-fly otherwise.

Both Mavic 2 drones feature Hyperlapse capture mode for shooting and processing aerial shots during flight, HyperLight mode for enhancing low-light shots, ActiveTrack 2.0 for following subjects automatically during flight, and four panorama modes including sphere, 180º, horizontal, and vertical.

In terms of the in-flight experience, Mavic 2 touts up to 31 minutes of air time which is the longest flight duration for a consumer drone, 72 kph max speed in Sport mode without wind, and DJI’s signature low-noise flight tech. Onboard omnidirectional obstacle sending also makes flying Mavic 2 more approachable with smart obstacle avoidance on all sides.

Both Mavic 2 drones include the aircraft, intelligent flight battery and charger, and remote controller that works with iPhone to see in-flight aerial footage in real time on your device. RC cables included work with Lightning, micro USB, and USB C out-of-the-box, and all video and photos captured are saved to a swappable on-board micro SD card.

Price wise, DJI has announced $1249 for Mavic 2 Zoom  and $1449 for Mavic 2 Pro. For first-time drone buyers and upgraders alike, DJI also has a DJI TradeUp program for getting credit for old drones, smartphones including the iPhone, and tablets including the iPad.

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