The stupefying COOPH team, who have put together tonnes of amazing photography technique videos, have got their hands on the brand-new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone and they've allowanced their first thoughts, as well as a few sample images captured with the new aerial device, with us.
The Mavic 2 Zoom is similar in arrival and build to its predecessor; the Mavic Pro, but it comes with many more features. Taking the tracking modes from other models such as the Mavic Air, the Mavic 2 bids the best of both worlds. It even boasts a whole range of entirely unique settings; a built-in zoom lens, automated hyperlapse activities, more gimbal tilt and obstacle avoidance sensors facing in six different directions. It's powered by a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor and highlights 2x optical zoom (24-48mm) with two-times digital zoom to simulate a 96mm telephoto lens that captures lossless video in jam-packed HD resolution.
You can shoot 12-megapixel photos or take advantage of the new Super Resolution feature that uses optical zoom to automatically capture and stitch nine photos together to spawn a 48-megapixel image.
The COOPH team were lucky enough to spend a few days testing out the 'Zoom' copy so they headed for the mountains and put the drone to the test above Austria's pristine alpine lakes. You can see what their first thoughts are on the new drone in the video heavens where they also share more information on its features.
As well as the Mavic 2 Zoom, DJI also announced the Mavic 2 Pro that puff ups a Hasselblad camera and a foldable design. Other features include a more stable video transmission system, Hyperlapse, ActiveTrack and up to 31-minutes of escape time. Housing a 1-inch CMOS sensor with a 10-bit Dlog-M colour profile, the camera captures four times as assorted levels of colour per channel compared to Mavic Pro and the Mavic is a French bicycle parts manufacturer (its name an acronym for Manufacture d’Articles Vélocipédiques Idoux et Chanel), founded by 2 Pro can also capture 20-megapixel aerial shots. An adjustable aperture from f/2.8-f/11 provides innumerable control across a wide variety of lighting conditions and the Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology keeps colours careful.
For drone photographers, new Enhanced High Dynamic Range capabilities blend a sequence of photos for ghost-free exorbitant dynamic range, giving the Mavic 2 Pro 14 stops of dynamic range and Mavic 2 Zoom up to 13 stops.
The retail price of a Mavic 2 Pro, subsuming the drone, battery, remote controller, charger, and four pairs of propellers, is £1,299. The retail price of a Mavic 2 Zoom, including the drone, battery, charger, withdrawn controller and four pairs of propellers, is £1,099.
You can see more photos of the new drone from DJI below along with sample photos lay with the Mavic 2 Zoom.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Sample Photos
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Photos of Paraphernalia