DJI Mavic Pro 2 – Review – Pros & Cons

DJI Mavic Pro 2 Review




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  • Brilliant Hasselblad camera
  • Obstacle Avoidance Technology(10 sensors to monitor all directions)
  • Speed(faster than other drones)
  • Excellent Portable Design and Size
  • Stability (gimbal-stabilized camera)


  • Very Expensive

The advent of technology gave birth to numerous machines that simplify tasks and allow people to explore and maximize a myriad of potentials. One of these machines is the drone. Nowadays, there are hundreds of drones that you can choose from but sadly, only a handful can give you high quality output and that includes the DJI Mavic Pro 2.

DJI Mavic Pro 2 is recognized as one of the most powerful drones available in the market today because of its features and capabilities.

Get to know more about it with this DJI Mavic Pro 2 review.



 What makes DJI Mavic 2 Pro a powerful drone ?

Often, you can judge a drone correctly based on the videos as well as the photos that it captures. This is one of the strongest features of the DJI Mavic Pro 2.

DJI Mavic Pro 2 takes the most vivid and the sharpest photos and videos. It also maintains the integrity of the image even after enhancements and even heavy editing.

It is also highly portable. In fact, it is one of the most popular choices for a compact drone among consumers. This is important especially since it is used outdoors. Its portability allows for easy and secured storage and transport. This allows you to bring your drone with you wherever you go, without worries. When folded, its 214×91×84 mm dimension allows it to fit snugly into most camera bags.

With the size of a conventional digital camera, mavic 2 pro weight is 907 grams only but a heavyweight when it comes to features. It is also ideal for those who love to travel and to capture memories of the places that they have been to. It also allows you to see places where your feet can’t take you.
The DJI Mavic Pro 2 saves you from the following issues that most drone users encounter with other drones:

  • Blocked GPS Signals
  • Insufficient battery life
  • Problematic direction controls



 DJI Mavic 2 Pro Features




  • Flight Time: Mavic Pro 2 can stay airborne for 31 minutes which is longer than most drones available in the market today. This means that you can also have longer videos and that you can take more pictures, giving you more options. This ensures that you will have the video or the photo that you need for whatever project you may have.


  • Speed: Mavic Pro 2 can fly at up to 44 miles per hour which is a bit faster than other drones. This means that you will be able to optimize its maximum time on air. Therefore, it allows you to accomplish more and to maximize the drone’s battery life as well.


  • Software: It is equipped with both ActiveTrack 2.0 and OcuSync 2.0. ActiveTrack 2.0 allows this drone to follow the subject with excellent precision while OcuSync 2.0 allows real-time video transmission at 1080p.


  • Sensors: Another strong feature of the DJI Mavic Pro 2 is its environmental sensing. With 10 sensors to monitor all directions – top, bottom, left, right, front, and back, this drone is guaranteed to avoid all obstacles from different directions. This will keep your drone safe from damages. It guarantees endless photo and video capturing which will lead to significant increase in productivity.


  • Camera: Mavic Pro 2 Hasselblad camera gives you everything that you need – higher resolution, low-light image and video enhancement, and excellent dynamic range. Its camera features an adjustable aperture which gives you absolute control in the quality of your videos and photos with its f/2.8-f/11 lens. This is equivalent to 28mm full-frame capacity.


  • Uniqueness: When it comes to photos and videos, no one wants something that everybody else has. With the features of the DJI Mavic Pro 2, you will be able to take brilliant and absolutely unique RAW images and 10-bit, 4k videos.


  • Stability: Since most drones are light, one common problem especially for those who like landscape photography and videography is stability. It is quite hard to find a drone that can withstand extreme weather conditions. Another factor that sets this Mavic Pro 2 drone apart from others is that it has a gimbal-stabilized camera which allows you to take breath-taking photos no matter what kind of weather there is.


  • UI: While drones come with joysticks for controls, this one shows you more information so that you can use the drone with full control. Its built-in display shows all the warnings and all the messages that you will need to make sure that nothing goes wrong as you work on your shots. This means that you can use it alone and that you would not need to use your smartphone with the drone.



 What are the contents of DJI Mavic Pro 2 in the box ?



Inside the box, you will find everything that you will need to fly and use your drone with some extra items.

The contents of the box include the drone itself, its charger with an extra USB slot, micro USB cable, and some extra propellers just in case.





 DJI Mavic Pro 2 Accessories



For even more features that would allow you to maximize your drone’s features, you can also get the “Fly More Kit” which comes with a couple of extra batteries so you have more time to use your drone, a car charger so you can easily recharge your batteries while on the go, charging hub which allows you to recharge multiple batteries simultaneously, power bank adapter which allows you to charge other devices with the power from your batteries, even more propellers, and a bag that is specifically designed for your drone and its accessories.



  DJI Mavic Pro 2 faqs


What are the main differences between the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom?

The only difference between both editions is their respective gimbal cameras. However, by purchasing the Mavic 2 Gimbal Camera Replacement Service on the online repair request page, you have the option to replace your gimbal camera with the other version by sending it to the DJI After-Sales Team.

What are the main advantages of the cameras on both the Mavic Pro 2 and Mavic 2 Zoom?

The Mavic 2 Pro comes equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera. The brand new 1-inch CMOS sensor has an active sensing area four times more effective than the original Mavic Pro. The large sensor also means better performance in low-light environments with a more extensive ISO range, and max ISO lifted from 3200 to 12800.

The Mavic 2 Zoom is all about dynamic perspectives and is powered by a 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor with up to four-times zoom, including a two-times optical zoom (24-48mm) for more creative aerial photography options.

Why is the L1D-20c on the Mavic 2 Pro designed by Hasselblad?

DJI and Hasselblad have 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 on the new Mavic 2 Pro. The L1D-20c also possesses Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology, helping users to capture gorgeous 20-megapixel aerial shots in stunning color detail.

How has the FHD video transmission of OcuSync 2.0 improved over the first OcuSync?

OcuSync 2.0 supports both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands, featuring stronger interference resistance and auto-switching capabilities to deliver 8 km 1080p video transmission feeds (unobstructed, free of interference, and when FCC compliant).

Does the Mavic 2 support Wi-Fi control?

No. You can only control it using a remote controller.

Can the Mavic 2’s low-noise propellers be used on the Mavic Pro Platinum?

No, the sizes are different, and therefore cannot be used on the Mavic Pro Platinum.

What is the maximum flight distance of the Mavic 2?

18 km in extreme testing environments measured in 50.4 kph windless conditions down to 0% battery. However, be sure to keep enough battery during flights for a safe return.

Can I adjust the focal length for Dolly Zoom on the Mavic 2 Zoom?


Can Mavic 2 take photos while recording video?


Why does Dlog-M only feature on the Mavic 2 Pro and not the Mavic 2 Zoom?

Dlog-M is only available on the Mavic 2 Pro because the pro version was designed with the needs of professional photographers in mind, meeting demands for greater color correction capabilities. 

On the other hand, the Mavic 2 Zoom has D-Cinelike to realize quick and easy color correction. Along with Dlog-M, D-Cinelike reserves more highlight and color information than any normal color correction mode, leaving more room for post-processing.

Why does the Mavic 2 not have Portrait mode like the Mavic Pro?

The Mavic 2’s gimbal structure is optimized for increased stability, meaning that the camera is unable to rotate the gimbal along the roll axis. However, you can choose Vertical mode in Panorama to achieve a stitched vertical photo.

What is the focal length of the Mavic 2 Zoom?

The Mavic 2 Zoom’s 24–48 mm optical zoom camera supports shooting at 4x lossless zoom 1080p video.

Compared to the Mavic Pro, how has the Mavic 2 been improved?

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

Is the Mavic 2 compatible with DJI Goggles series?

Yes. The Mavic 2 is compatible with DJI Goggles (firmware version 01.04.0500 or above) and DJI Goggles RE (firmware version 01.00.0600 or above). Please first activate DJI Goggles or DJI Goggles RE and update their firmware to the latest one on your computer using DJI Assistant 2. Power on DJI Goggles or DJI Goggles RE, choose Linking in Settings, then choose Mavic 2. Press the link button on the Mavic 2 and wait for a few seconds to connect DJI Goggles or DJI Goggles RE to the aircraft. DJI Goggles only support the 2.4 GHz signal frequency, while DJI Goggles RE support 2.4/5.8GHz dual signal frequency for more powerful performance.

Is the Mavic 2 waterproof?



Drones are slowly becoming a necessity for content creators and visual artists. It is also a great creativity outlet for amateur photographers, videographers, and hobbyists.

It gives you a fresh perspective and limitless possibilities so you can freely express yourself through your work.
DJI Mavic Pro 2 allows you to come up with the best output with its features. It is definitely a wise choice for those who tend to be meticulous with their work as well as for those who values efficiency.



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Written by Chris Johnson

Chris is a Telecom engineer with 10 years of experience and a huge drone enthusiast. He's passionate to write on drone technology!


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