Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
IT | By Darin Griffith

Three DJI Mavic 2 Drones Confirmed After Leak

Three DJI Mavic 2 Drones Confirmed After Leak

Information about the new drone has been leaking here and there for a while now but we now have most of our questions answered after United Kingdom retail catalog Argos kind of leaked the details and they're pretty interesting.

If DJI was keen on keeping its newest consumer drone under wraps, it has failed utterly.

The ad reveals two Mavic 2 models - the Zoom and the Pro. As far as standard features across the two go, you'll get a bump in fly time that extends to 31-minutes, a five-mile range of flight and a host of new collision detecting sensors that beam out from all directions of the drone (a feature DJ introduced with the Mavic Air). The Pro's 1-inch CMOS sensor is made by Hasselblad, which is thanks to the acquisition of the company by DJI back in 2016.

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According to a statement the BBC obtained from a DJI spokesman, the catalog also only shows a "hint" of what will be on offer with the new drones.

The Mavic 2 Zoom comes with - as the name suggests - a zoom function, with a 2X optical zoom (24mm to 48mm). If this catalog leak is any indication, the arrival of new drones could be imminent. The ability to transmit live 1080p video will be a feature of both models - from up to 5 miles - and both models will also come with 360-degree obstacle avoidance. In the catalogue, there is no mention of the recording capabilities, though we would not rule out 4K recording features.

Instead of that, DJI opted to have two separate models, the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, each catering to specific needs.

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The leaks do not reveal the pricing, and DJI still hasn't announced an official launch date after it cancelled it's July 18 launch event "See the Bigger Picture".

DroneDJ reports that an "Enterprise" edition of the DJI Mavic 2 has also been spotted on the German DJI website. We're not sure to what extent DJI's partnership with Hasselblad is that resulted in this camera, so this is something we'll just have to wait and see.

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