The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is a small yet powerful drone from DJI and is capable of capturing high-quality footage up to 4K resolution. This is an ideal drone for beginners due to its compact size and ease of flight. It’s ideal for both training purposes, as well as being more than capable of being used as a commercial drone.
The Mavic 2 Zoom features a 2x optical zoom (24mm-48mm). It also features the “dolly zoom effect”. This, however, doesn’t compromise the quality of the shots that you can take. It still films in impressive 4KUHD and produces stunning video and imagery. It has a maximum flight length of 31 minutes, as opposed to thePro which could fly for up to 27 minutes.
Another noteworthy feature of the Mavic is the ‘quiet propellers’. These are ideal for areas where noise pollution from the propellers may be an issue, such as indoor shots or in residential areas.
The new Mavic 2 Zoom features OcuSync 2.0. This provides you with 1080p video stream up to 8 km (5 miles) away. It also features “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”, otherwise known as “360-degree obstacle avoidance”. This gives the Mavic 2 more situational awareness and makes it a safe-to-fly solution.
As you may have guessed by the name “Mavic 2 Zoom”, the new Mavic is likely to have an impressive zoom feature. This will allow users to create aerial zoom shots, a feature which could be useful for a number of use cases.
The Mavic 2 Zoom is set to feature a 2x optical zoom (24mm-48mm). It’s also likely to feature the “dolly zoom effect”. This is an in-camera effect that appears to undermine normal visual perception. The effect is essentially achieved by zooming to adjust the angle of view, whilst the camera dollies towards or away from the subject of the shot.
The Mavic 2 is also set to feature “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”, otherwise known as “360-degree obstacle avoidance”. This gives the Mavic 2 more situational awareness than the Pro and makes it a safe-to-fly solution.
The Mavic Pro was naturally seen as the ideal training drone, but the Mavic 2 could quite easily step into its place. Drone novices often fear crashing their drone, however with this new obstacle avoidance technology, it takes a certain element of this fear away from the user.
4K Ultra HD Video
The DJI Mavic Drone supports 4K video at 30fps. No Electronic Image Stabilisation is used, ensuring all footage is 4K. They have created a miniaturized, ultra-precise 3-axis gimbal for the Mavic, capable of stabilising the camera even during a high-speed motion for smooth video and sharp photos.
Longer Flight Time
Despite the Mavic’s compact size, it’s length of flight doesn’t reduce, and actually expands on that of the Mavic Pro. It flies much longer than you would expect from its compact size. It is capable of reaching an absolute maximum flight time of 31 minutes.
What do I need to do to fly this aircraft legally?
As a minimum, you need to read and understand the UK CAA Drone Code and register for a Flyer ID (this is free to do so. You also need to get an Operator ID from the CAA at a yearly cost of £9. You will then need to stick this Operator ID to your aircraft.