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Complete list of Mavic 2 features

Mavic 2 Features

Battery

  • Battery Type: LiPo 4S (not compatible with the Mavic Pro)

  • Capacity: 3850 mAh

  • Voltage: 15.4 V

  • Energy: 59.29 Wh

  • Weight: 297 g

  • Max Charging Power: 80 W

  • Max Charging Voltage: 17.6 V

  • The battery charger contains a Micro USB cable that can be used to charge the remote controller

  • Four illuminated sections around the battery button show the current charge level

  • It takes about 1.5 hours to fully charge one Mavic 2 battery

  • The DJI battery charging hub charges batteries in sequence according to their power levels from high to low. It’s not as fast as a parallel charger, but you’ll avoid the hassle of swapping the batteries on the charges as each battery finishes charging.

 

Camera/Gimbal

  • Photo Format: JPEG / DNG (RAW)

  • Video Format: MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)

  • Max Video Bitrate: 100 Mbps (increased from 60 Mbps on the Mavic Pro) allows for more clarity in your videos due to less compression

  • 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
  • HDR Photos: Captures photos with a higher exposure value by blending a sequence of images with different exposure to get one photo that offers higher dynamic range and more color depth.

  • Shutter Speed: Electronic Shutter: 8–1/8000s

  • Gimbal Mechanical Range:

    • Tilt: -135–45°
    • Pan: -100–100°
  • Gimbal Controllable Range:

    • Tilt: -90–30°
    • Pan: -75–75°
  • Gimbal Max Tilt Speed: 120°/s

  • Gimbal is not as exposed as the Mavic Pro gimbal for better protection against damage

  • 3-axis gimbal technology ensures smooth and stable footage in just about any situation

  • The camera/gimbal is not interchangeable between the Pro and Zoom models

  • Camera is able to rotate vertically when shooting photos in panorama mode [DJI FAQ]

  • Cannot take photos while recording video [DJI FAQ]

  • Dome camera cover protects and locks camera into place

  • Record 4K video at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression 8. Videos in H.265/HEVC codec maintain 50% more information than videos in H.264/AVC, creating high-quality videos with more preserved details

  • Original images shot during flight can be automatically saved to your mobile device without the need to download it from the aircraft manually

 

Mavic 2 Pro Camera

  • Camera Sensor:

    • 1" CMOS 20MP Sony sensor
    • 20 million effective pixels
    • Same sensor size as Phantom 4 Pro camera
  • Color Mode: 10bit Dlog-M (able to record over 1 billion colors) and support for HDR video (HLG 10bit)

  • Aperture: f/2.8–f/11

  • Shooting Range: 1 m to ∞

  • Video ISO Range: 100-6400

  • Photo ISO Range: 100-3200 (auto); 100-12800 (manual)

  • Still Image Size: 5472 × 3648 pixels

  • 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)
  • The sensor has an active sensing area four times more effective than the Mavic Pro camera

  • The large sensor allows for better performance in low-light environments due to the more extensive ISO range

  • Imaging pipeline and the color and tonal response tuning is Hasselblad technology providing you with more picture clarity, vivid colors, and less image noise

  • Camera housing and gimbal are magnesium alloy for strength and heat dissipation

  • Comes equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera

  • DJI and Hasselblad spent the last two years in collaboration making the L1D-20c camera, co-developing attributes such as lens definition, image processing engine, and image effect optimization, to make a Hasselblad quality camera small enough to fit

  • Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality, and Swedish craftsmanship. Since 1941, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images (including the first moon landing)

  • The L1D-20c possesses Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology allowing for gorgeous 20-megapixel aerial shots in stunning color detail

  • Capable of recording 3840×2160 10-bit 4K Dlog-M and 4K HDR 10-bit videos at 100Mbps

  • Supports a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile that yields higher dynamic range for more flexibility in the grading room

  • The system records over 1 billion colors (compared to the 16 million colors from traditional 8-bit color coding technologies) and retains more in-depth details in both highlights and shadows

  • Capture the subtlest gradations at sunset or sunrise, leaving greater space for post-production

  • Record 4K 10-bit HDR videos offering higher dynamic range and more vivid colors, which can be seen on HLG TVs without post-editing.

  • When shooting in low light, set the aperture to f/2.8 to allow more light in and to capture bright and clear photos. When shooting in well-lit environments, set the aperture to f/11 to lower the shutter speed.

  • Full FOV view is 75° and HQ view is 55° [DJI FAQ]

  • Full FOV down samples from the 5.7K sensor to 4K resolution while HQ crops in the center for finer image quality but less FOV [DJI FAQ]

  • FOV mode has a wider view, but is less detailed than HQ mode. FOV mode’s image processing requires raw subsampling that scales 5.5K raw into 4K raw before feeding it to the image processing pipeline. Raw subsampling is different from line skipping. It uses the full area (of the 16:9 portion) of the image sensor so the signal-noise-ratio is much better than line skipping. It is an optimized filtering & sampling process which is much more advanced than the simple average mechanism of pixel binning. Raw subsampling causes some loss in the finest details. However, this is not as visible in real scenes (like aerial filming) as it is on charts. [RC Groups]

  • 14 EV stops (v.s. 13 on the Mavic 2 Zoom) offer higher dynamic range and more image clarity

  • 14 stops of dynamic range when shooting video prevent losing shadow detail or blowing out highlights [The Art of Photography]

  • 10-bit footage gives you a lot more room to work before you start seeing artifacting when color grading [The Art of Photography]

  • The f/2.8-f/11 adjustable aperture in the camera provides excellent image quality even in dark environments. When shooting in limited sunlight, the aperture can be set wide open to let more light enter the lens, so you don’t have to increase ISO or drop shutter speed. This will generate results better than ever before due to a minimal amount of ISO noise and color distortion.

 

Mavic 2 Zoom Camera

  • Camera Sensor:

    • 1/2.3" CMOS 12MP Sony sensor
    • 12 million effective pixels
    • Same sensor size as Mavic Pro camera
  • Color Mode: D-Clinelike (able to record 16 million colors)

  • Aperture: f/2.8 (24 mm) to f/3.8 (48 mm)

  • FOV: 83° (24 mm); 48° (48 mm)

  • Shooting Range: 0.5 m to ∞

  • Video ISO Range: 100-3200

  • Photo ISO Range: 100-1600 (auto); 100-3200 (manual)

  • Still Image Size: 4000 × 3000 pixels

  • Zoom: 4x zoom (2x optical zoom + 2x digital zoom)

  • 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)
  • SuperRes: 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.

  • 40% higher focus speed than Mavic Pro

  • With the adjustable focal length, the Mavic 2 Zoom allows you to easily change between capturing close-ups and wide-angle images

  • 24-48 mm optical zoom camera supports shooting at 4x lossless zoom 1080p video

  • D-Cinelike reserves more highlight and color information than any normal color correction mode, leaving more room for post-processing

  • Dolly Zoom automatically adjusts focus when flying, adding an intense, warping visual effect to your video. When flying manually, you can also set proper focus speed values for even more creative shot options.

  • Focal length cannot be adjusted for Dolly Zoom [DJI FAQ]

  • Compared to a 24mm 4 wide angle lens, the 48mm 4 telephoto lens compresses your perspective, enhancing the parallax effect for a classic cinematic look

  • When shooting Full HD video, 4 × Lossless Zoom (including 2 × optical zoom) gives you a closer view of far-away subjects, making unique scenes more accessible to capture at a distance, helping you maintain an even safer distance from buildings, vehicles, animals, and people

  • Hybrid auto-focus combines phase and contrast detection for higher focus accuracy with an increased focus speed of up to 40% than before

  • The auto-focus-tracking system makes subjects appear clear and sharp when zooming in and out.

  • When taking a picture with a 24 mm equivalent field-of-view, 4, the camera will capture and patch nine photos with its telephoto lens, resulting in a 48-megapixel super resolution photo

  • Get perfect compositions for your shots from a farther distance, but it’s also possible to change the field of view for a more dramatic look

 

Flight Modes

  • ActiveTrack 2.0: When tracking a target, the Mavic 2 can plan a flight path on its 3D map. It will read, recognize, and avoid obstacles in front of and behind the aircraft, all while shooting your target without interruption.

    • The upgraded software combines the main camera and front visual system to get a 3D map of the environment and target position for better recognition and tracking.

    • The new tracking system includes trajectory prediction algorithms, which help maintain tracking when the target is temporarily blocked by obstacles.

    • Maps a 3-dimensional view of the surrounding environment through the main camera and forward dual vision sensors for greater recognition and accuracy

    • In open and unobstructed environments, the Mavic 2 can track fast moving subjects like cars and boats at speeds of up to 44 mph (20 m/s)

    • DJI warranty does not cover any loss caused by crashing when flying left or right, even when ActiveTrack or Tripod mode is activated [DJI FAQ]

  • APAS: The Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems calculates flight paths to bypass obstacles hen flying forward or backward. With this feature, the Mavic 2 avoids obstacles automatically while you pilot forward or backward.

  • Cinematic Mode

  • Dolly Zoom: When you activate Dolly Zoom (only available on the Mavic 2 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. See an example here.

  • Hyperlapse: Allows you to shoot moving time-lapse videos which are created in just a few taps in the DJI GO 4 app. See an example here.

    • Can be used in Free mode (manually fly around), Circle mode (automatically rotate around a subject), Course Lock mode (fly in straight line while focused on subject), or Waypoint mode (fly set flight path)

    • You can choose to save the individual Hyperlapse photos in JPG/RAW format for post editing

  • Panorama: The Mavic 2 supports four panorama modes including Sphere, 180°, Horizontal, and Vertical

  • Point of Internet (POI) 2.0: Thanks to vision based distance measurement, flying to the central point before circling is a thing of the past. POI 2.0 increases workflow efficiency like never before, empowering you to circle and shoot subjects with ease See an example here.

  • QuickShot:

    • Asteroid
    • Boomerang
    • Circle
    • Dronie
    • Helix
    • Rocket
  • TapFly

  • Waypoint 2.0: The aircraft no longer needs to fly to an exact shooting spot to mark waypoints. By tapping the desired waypoints and point of interest in the app, you can plan a flight path quickly and save it for your next flight.

 

Performance

  • Improved low-noise prop design for quieter flight

  • Sensors: Infrared sensors on all six sides of the aircraft, allowing users to fly safely in tricky shooting environments. Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing directions include left/right, up/down, and forward/backward.

    • Forward Sensors

      • Precision Measurement Range: 1.6 - 65 feet (0.5 - 20 meters)
      • Detectable Range: 65 - 131 feet (20 - 40 meters)
      • Effective Sensing Speed: ≤ 31 mph (14m/s)
      • Horizontal FOV: 40°
      • Vertical FOV: 70°
    • Backward Sensors

      • Precision Measurement Range: 1.6 - 52 feet (0.5 - 16 meters)
      • Detectable Range: 52 - 104 feet (16 - 32 meters)
      • Effective Sensing Speed: ≤ 26 mph (12 m/s)
      • Horizontal FOV: 60°
      • Vertical FOV: 77°
    • Upward Sensor

      • Precision Measurement Range: 0.3 - 26 feet (0.1 - 8 meters)
    • Downward Sensors

      • Precision Measurement Range: 1.6 - 36 feet (0.5 - 11 meters)
      • Detectable Range: 36 - 72 feet (11 - 22 meters)
    • Side Sensors

      • Precision Measurement Range: 1.6 - 32 feet (0.5 - 10 meters)
      • Effective Sensing Speed: ≤ 17 mph (8m/s)
      • Horizontal FOV: 80°
      • Vertical FOV: 65°

      Note: The side sensors are only enabled when flying in ActiveTrack mode or Tripod mode

  • Operating Temperature: 14°F (-10°C) to 104°F (40°C)

  • 8 GB of internal memory to store photos/videos

  • Expand memory by inserting a Micro SD card in the Micro SD card slot on the bottom of the Mavic

  • Supported SD Cards: up to 128 GB and R/W speed up to UHS-I Speed Grade 3

  • Two lights on the bottom of the aircraft auto turn on when needed to help with landing in poor lighting conditions

  • The bottom lights can be manually turned on/off at anytime from the DJI GO app

  • The Mavic 2 is an improvement in almost all aspects over the Mavic Pro including camera performance, video transmission, fight time, flight speed, low-noise, omnidirectional obstacle sensing, intelligent functions, and its unique Hyperlapse feature [DJI FAQ]

  • Body drag of the Mavic 2 is 19% less than that of the Mavic Pro when flying at full speed

  • The Mavic 2’s rotor system is optimized primarily for forward flight; the more aerodynamic airframe, the Mavic 2 consumes less power at certain forward flight speeds than when hovering

  • Optimally redesigned to increase propulsion, lower power consumption, and reduce noise. These subtle yet powerful improvements, along with an improved FlightAutonomy system, offer a smoother, quieter flight for greater discretion and safety as the situation requires

 

Aircraft

  • Dimensions:

    • Folded: 8.4 x 3.5 x 3.3" (214 × 91 × 84 mm)
    • Unfolded: 12.6 x 9.5 x 3.3" (322 × 242 × 84 mm)
  • Weight: 907 g (Mavic 2 Pro); 905 g (Mavic 2 Zoom); 734 g (Mavic Pro)

  • Max Ascent Speed:

    • Sport mode: 11 mph (5 m/s)
    • P-mode: 8 mph (4 m/s)
  • Max Descent Speed: 6 mph (3 m/s)

  • Max Speed: 44 mph (20 m/s) in Sport mode

  • Max Altitude: 1,640 feet (500 meters) over top of the take off point

  • Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level: 19,685 feet (6,000 meters)

  • Max Flight Time: 31 minutes

  • Max Wind Speed Resistance: 18 - 23 mph (5 - 10 m/s)

  • Operating Frequency:

    • 2.400 - 2.483 GHz
    • 5.725 - 5.850 GHz
  • GPS: GPS + GLONASS

  • Vertical Hovering Accuracy:

    • ± 0.1 m (when vision positioning is active)
    • ± 0.5 m (with GPS positioning)
  • Horizontal Hovering Accuracy:

    • ± 0.3 m (when vision positioning is active)
    • ± 1.5 m (with GPS positioning)
  • Supported File System: FAT32 (≤ 32 GB); exFAT (> 32 GB)

  • Color: Matte gray color that’s slightly lighter than the classic Mavic Pro

  • OcuSync 2.0:

    • Upgraded transmission system for the Mavic 2

    • Allows the Mavic to auto switch between 2.4 to 5.8 GHz in real-time (to improves distance, live view quality, and anti-interference)

    • Latency is 120–130 ms (40–50 ms shorter than the Mavic Pro)

  • Folds exactly like the Mavic Pro

  • The shape has also undergone a subtle update, with a more aerodynamic body and rounded edges

  • The Mavic 2 is not waterproof [DJI FAQ]

 

Remote Controller

  • Can be paired with a smartphone to provide a real-time video feed of your flight

  • Contains a 3950 mAh battery that lasts for up to 135 minutes

  • Auto powers off after 5 minutes of inactivity

  • Larger battery and is able to charge the attached mobile device if it drops below 40% charge level (can be disabled in DJI GO)

  • Sticks can be unscrewed and securely stored in the bottom of the remote controller

  • EV dial rocks instead of rotates

  • Camera shutter button can be half-pressed to focus the camera

  • “TPS” switch on the side allows the flight mode to be switched between Tripod mode, P-mode (GPS mode), and Sport mode

  • Notch in center of the remote controller handles allows the home button on mobile phones to be easily accessed

  • The remote controller does not contain an HDMI output

  • The Mavic Pro remote controller will be compatible with the Mavic 2 in the future [DJI FAQ]

  • A mobile device can be connected to the Micro USB port on the left side of the remote controller or the USB port on the bottom of the remote controller

  • Mavic 2 cannot be controlled via Wi-Fi (you must use the remote controller)

  • DJI tablet mount can be used for phones or tablets that won’t fit in the remote controller arms

  • Mavic 2 is not compatible with DJI Cendence remote controller [RC Groups]

  • DJI is working on a new remote controller with a built-in screen (see some photos here)

  • The RTH and low battery alert beeping can be turned off by pressing the power button once after the remote controller starts beeping

  • Supported Mobile Device Size:

    • Max Length: 6.2" (160 mm)

    • Max Thickness: 0.25 - 0.33" (6.5 - 8.5 mm)

      Note: A list of recommended and commonly used mobile devices can be found here.

  • Supported USB Port Types:

    • Lightning
    • Micro USB
    • USB Type C

 

DJI Goggles

  • Required Firmware: The Mavic 2 is compatible with the DJI Goggles (firmware version 01.04.0500 or later) and DJI Goggles RE (firmware version 01.00.0600 or later)

  • Frequency: DJI Goggles support the 2.4 GHz frequency band; DJI Goggles RE support both 2.4 and 5.8 GHz frequency bands for enhanced connectivity

  • Head Tracking: The DJI Goggles head tracking feature allows the gimbal to turn left to right from -75° to 75°

  • Live View Quality: 720p@30fps / 1080p@30fps

 

DJI Care Refresh

  • DJI Care Refresh offers two complimentary gimbal replacements within your first year of owernship along with coverage for accidents, including collisions and water damage

  • It’s easiest to purchase before the Mavic 2 is activated in DJI GO or within the first 48 hours after activation

  • You must submit a video like this to DJI in order to purchase DJI Care Refresh for a Mavic 2 that has been activated more than 48 hours ago

 

Other

 


Findings after Flying the Mavic 2

Camera

  • Focuses faster than the Mavic Pro [iPhonedo]

  • Better than Mavic Pro in low light conditions [iPhonedo]

  • 1080 60fps on the Mavic 2 Zoom still looks as mushy and aliased as the Mavic Pro [Ed Ricker]

  • Mavic 2 Zoom camera is only able to zoom in and out slowly at a fixed zoom speed [Ed Ricker]

  • You will want to fly at night once you see what the 1" camera can do [Ming Thein]

  • The sensor in the Mavic 2 Pro camera is mated to a matched 28mm-equivalent lens with variable f2.8-11 aperture and resolves very well right into the corners at all apertures [Ming Thein]

  • Rolling shutter seems to be lower than the Mavic Pro [Ming Thein]

  • Mavic 2 Pro noise levels are much lower due to the larger camera sensor [Ming Thein]

  • I’ve done a couple of test runs at night with the usual street illumination at ground level and found the footage to be very usable with some grading and light noise reduction [Ming Thein]

  • At base ISO, we have a solid 11.5-12 stops of usable DR; a bit more if you are careful with exposure and post processing [Ming Thein]

  • The Mavic 2 Pro sensor-lens package has been optimized for longer distances, full open but modest apertures and one specific focal length, without flange distance restrictions [Ming Thein]

  • Use the lens as you need, and short of f8 and f11 where diffraction start to be visible, you won’t find it soft anywhere [Ming Thein]

  • Whilst the Mavic Pro delivers really surprising results from a sensor small, and results are printable to A3 or so, the Mavic 2 Pro has easily doubled the output potential (perhaps tripled if you consider increased acuity at the individual pixel level and a lower overall noise floor) [Ming Thein]

  • Really impressed with image quality (same image sensor size as Sony RX100) [The Art of Photography]

  • Mavic 2 Pro has an extremely impressive camera [Casey Neistat]

  • Mavic 2 Zoom yields a very similar image to the Mavic Pro [Casey Neistat]

 

Performance

  • The props are quieter than the Mavic Pro, but not quieter than Mavic Pro Platinum [iPhonedo]

  • Faster start up time than the Mavic Pro [iPhonedo]

  • Very quiet [Ed Ricker]

  • Seen flight speeds of up to 48 mph (78 km/h) with no wind [Ming Thein]

  • Stereo mapping capability of sensors allows the Mavic 2 to detect obstacles made of glass [Ming Thein]

  • It’s a bit more stable, a bit faster, and a bit more precise thanks to the extra positioning cameras and next generation navigational components [Ming Thein]

  • Good performance and quieter than the Mavic Pro with low-noise props [Tahoe Ed]

 

General

  • Best drone I’ve ever flown [iPhonedo]

  • Sleeker design [Ready Set Drone]

  • Took what was great about Mavic Pro and refined it [Ready Set Drone]

  • Heavier and more solid feeling [Ready Set Drone]

  • Everything I love about the Mavic Pro with vast improvements [Ready Set Drone]

  • Precision Landing is not a feature of the Mavic 2 and DJI has no plans to add it (see more details here)

 


Where to Buy the Mavic 2

The Mavic 2 is currently shipping within 1 business day when ordering from the DJI Store. You can also purchase the Mavic 2 from DJI and other authorized DJI dealers here.

 


Review Sources

The following sites and YouTube channels were used to compile the information above: