Mavic 2 Series vs Mavic Pro vs Mavic Air

Mavic Series Versus

Following yesterday’s announcement from DJI of the two new powerful drones that have been added to the Mavic Series, the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom, Heliguy Insider have been comparing these two new drones to the original Mavic Pro and the Mavic Air.

We’ll be looking into how the new features including the cameras, Intelligent Flight Modes, safety mechanisms and more stand up against the two previous iterations of Mavics.

We aim to help you decide which is the best drone for you from DJI’s iconic series. In each category, we’ll include the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom together apart from the camera section.

Keep reading for more information on the DJI Mavic 2 drones and see how they compare to the rest of the Mavic Series.


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Comparing the Mavic Series – Appearance

Mavic Series Appearance

Comparing the Mavic Series – Appearance

The Mavic 2 drones keep the iconic appearance made famous by the original Mavic Pro through its foldable frame. The design and shape of the Mavic 2 has been slightly adapted when compared to the original Mavic, with smoother, more ergonomic edges.

This slight design change helps the Mavic 2 reach a higher speed by reducing the wind flow and optimises the battery capacity. The small size and foldable legs let you take the Mavic 2 with you anywhere.

Made for easy use in hard to reach locations, you can take the Mavic with you in a bag, pocket and pretty much anywhere else. The colour is similar to the original Mavic Pro in a slightly lighter grey.
The Mavic Air has the most different appearance when compared to the rest of the Mavic Series. It’s smaller in size with a more rounded shell that’s sleek but looks slight bulkier and hardier when compared to the Mavic 2.

Due to its smaller size, the Mavic Air is even more portable than the Mavic 2. The battery is on the bottom of the Mavic Air unlike the rest of the Mavic Series which have top-loading batteries.

Like the DJI Spark, the Mavic Air is also available in a range of colours, Arctic White, Onyx Black and Flame Red. This will likely be a draw to younger pilots from the consumer drone sector.
The original Mavic Pro was the first iteration of the series, bringing the foldable design to DJI’s drone range.

It is an easy to transport and robust drone that, even as the first drone available, is still an impressive looking drone. The Mavic Pro is also available in the Mavic Pro Platinium model which has a metallic grey colouring with platinum and god tipped propellers.


Comparing the Mavic Series – Camera

Mavic Series Camera Versus

Comparing the Mavic Series – Camera

The camera is the key factor that sets the two models of the DJI Mavic 2 apart. The Mavic 2 Pro features a camera created through a collaboration between DJI and Hasselblad, industry-leading Swedish camera manufactures and a company which DJI holds a majority share in.

The Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c Hasselblad camera has a one-inch CMOS sensor capable of UHD 4K video and 20MP. It is the most powerful camera available on a consumer/prosumer drone to date. The Mavic 2 Pro camera is designed to work in low light conditions such as sunrise and sunset, made possible by the larger sensor and increase ISO from 3200 to a massive 12800.

Additionally, an adjustable aperture between f/2.8 and f/11 allows you to change your settings to suit any location and creative style.

The Mavic 2 Pro also supports a 10-bit Dlog-M colour profile. This system records over one billion colours retaining more detail in shots making them more vivid and sharp. There’s also a much higher dynamic range allowing flexibility for colour grading in post-production.

The other key area in which the Mavic 2 Pro stands out is the supported 4K 10-bit HDR video. This helps videos have the right colour tones, as well as a bright colour contrasts.
The Mavic 2 Zoom features a 24-48 mm Optical Zoom Camera with a 1/2.3” CMOS Sensor capable of UHD 4K video and 12MP images. The 4x zoom with a 2x optical zoom allows you to get close to the subject without from a safe distance.

The lens options allow a varied perspective giving a cinematic effect to the available shots. The Mavic 2 Zoom utilises a hybrid auto-focus that’s up to 40% faster than previous iterations.

The auto-focus detects phase and contrast giving accurate results even when zooming in and out, ideal for the zoom camera. The Mavic 2 Zoom also has a new Super Resolution feature, helping you capture more detail, especially in landscape shots. In the mode, a picture taken with a 24 mm equivalent field-of-view will capture nine separate images.

The nine images are then merged to create a 48-megapixel super-resolution shot with absolute detail. The Dolly Zoom Mode allows users to capture a surreal video effect that has been utilised in many feature films for decades.

In this shot, the Mavic 2 Zoom will fly away from a subject whilst simultaneous zooming in on it. This results in a warping shot that’s difficult to capture at the touch of a button.
Both the Mavic 2 editions also share some camera features. One of the stand-out modes included on the new DJI Mavic 2 drones is the Hyperlapse Mode.

This allows you to capture a moving timelapse which previously took heavy editing in post. Four Hyperlapse Modes are available on the Mavic 2 to allow you to capture a stunning shot with the touch of a button. Free, Circle, CourseLock and WayPoint Modes are available.

HDR Images –  HDR captures a series of images which are automatically merged offering a huge dynamic range.

HyperLight Mode – Used in low light conditions to enhance image quality and reduce image noise.

H.265 Codec – The Mavic 2 drones use a H.265 compression with their 4K video. This allows videos to maintain detail for higher quality clips.

Slow Motion Video – Slow motion video can be captured in 1080p at 120fps.

Panorama Modes – The Mavic 2 can be captured in four different modes; Sphere, 180°, Horizontal, and Vertical.   The DJI Mavic Air features a three-axis mechanical gimbal with a 1/2.3″ CMOS capable of 12MP images and UHD 4K video.

Like the Mavic 2, the 4K video is transferred at 100 Mbps, maintaining the ultra high definition footage. The Mavic Air has a f/2.8 lens with a 35-mm equivalent lens and a focal length of 24 mm.

Slow motion video can be captured at 120fps in 1080p, allowing users to capture high-quality slow-motion video for interesting shots. Panorama shots are also available including 32MP Sphere Panoramas.

This captures a huge amount of detail, automatically merging your shots for a stunning an unique panorama shot. HDR images can also be captured on the DJI Mavic Air using the built-in algorithms. This gives an ideal exposure rate in the images, utilising the best parts of each image.
The Mavic Pro also features a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor capable of 4K video and 12.35MP stills. A f/2.2 lens with a 35-mm equivalent focal length is available and an electronic shutter.

The Mavic Pro is capable of capturing JPEG and DNG formats, giving flexibility to instantly share images in JPEG or edit RAW files. Although the Mavic Pro doesn’t feature a HDR option, Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is possible to help capture a range of images with varying exposure levels.


Comparing the Mavic Series – Performance

Mavic Series Performance Versus

Comparing the Mavic Series – Performance

The DJI Mavic 2 drones are the most powerful drone in the Mavic Series. A top speed of just short of 45mph (72kph) is available on the Mavic 2, allowing you to fly a Mavic faster than ever before.

This is thanks to the 19% reduction in the drag of the Mavic 2 drones. The Mavic 2 drones utilise DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 transmission system, giving a clear connection between the drone and remote controller.

Transmission is automatically switched between 2.4 and 5.8 GHz, cutting through interference in a busy environment.  Video transmission is also available in 1080p and a latency of 120 ms, giving a clear view from the drone for enhanced control. A huge CE range of 3.1 miles can be achieved with the DJI Mavic 2 drones.

The FlightAutonomy system on the Mavic 2 is also the most advanced system available in the Mavic Series. Omnidirectional obstacle sensing is possible with sensors on every side of the drone helping keep the Mavic 2 safer than any previous drone.

These sensors are utilised in the APAS (Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems) Mode where the Mavic 2 can be flown forwards or backwards whilst it automatically detects and avoids obstacles in its path.

The Mavic 2 drones have an internal memory of 8GB meaning you’ll never be stuck if you forget to pack an SD card.

The Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom are also packed with DJI’s Intelligent Flight Modes. This includes QuickShot Modes: Asteroid, Boomerang, Waypoint, Point of Interest and Dolly Zoom on the Mavic 2 Zoom. These modes help you capture advanced shots quickly and easily. In addition to QuickShots, ActiveTrack 2.0 has been included on the Mavic 2 drones. This has been newly developed with for high-speed tracking, obstacle sensing and trajectory prediction to keep up with a target that goes out of view.
The Mavic Air can go up to 42mph (68kph), the second fastest drone in the Mavic Series. This is particularly impressive considering its small size and low weight. Like the Mavic 2 drones, a built-in memory of 8GB is available.

This is a handy edition that was started with the Mavic Air that will likely be seen throughout DJI’s drone range moving forward. The Mavic Air uses a WiFi transmission with a max CE range of 1.2 miles.

It automatically switches between 2.4 and 5.8 GHz and offers a 720p video transmission. The Mavic Air features FlightAutonomy 2.0, utilising forwards, backwards and downward cameras and sensors to help keep the Mavic Air safe.

Like the Mavic 2, APAS is present on the Mavic Air, helping keep the drone safe when flying in a complex environment.

Intelligent Flight Modes are also available on the DJI Mavic Air. This includes QuickShot Modes Rocket, Dronie, Circle, Helix, Asteroid, and Boomerang. ActiveTrack TapFly and Smart Capture are also available, allowing users to control the Mavic Air with simple hand gestures.
The Mavic Pro is a powerful and adaptable quadcopter. It has a top speed of 40 mph (65 kph) in its Sport Mode, allowing you to quickly reach your destination.

The Mavic Pro utilises DJI’s original OcuSync transmission system. This transmission system was first seen on the Mavic and is becoming DJI’s optimum system. Video transmission is available in 1080p and a maximum CE transmission range of 2.5 miles. a transmission frequency of 2.4 GHz is available when using the DJI Mavic Pro.

The Mavic Pro has feature FlightAutonomy in the form of forwards and downward obstacle sensing. Dual redundancy can also be seen on core aspects of the drone, helping to keep you safe if the worst happens.

The Mavic Pro also has access to a suite on Intelligent Flight Modes from DJI. This includes ActiveTrack, Tapfly, Gesture Control and Tripod Mode for smooth and cinematic shots.


Comparing the Mavic Series – Battery

Mavic Series Versus - Battery

Comparing the Mavic Series – Battery

The Mavic 2 drones have the longest battery life of any in DJI’s consumer range at a maximum of 31-minutes. The Mavic 2s are compatible with the DJI Intelligent Flight Battery, LiPo 4S with a capacity of 3850 mAh. Although 31 minutes is not a huge increase compared to the original Mavic, it’s still impressive and should give users the ability to capture a wide range of shots.
The Mavic Air has the shortest battery life in the Mavic Series, giving a maximum of up to 21 minutes in the air. Although ten minutes shorter than the advertised time of the Mavic 2 drones, this is still sufficient for consumer drone pilots, especially if using a couple of batteries. A LiPo 3S Intelligent Flight Battery is utilised in the Mavic Air with a capacity of 2375 mAh.
Like the Mavic Air, the DJI Mavic Pro uses a LiPo 3S Intelligent Flight Battery, however, an improver capacity of 3830 mAh is available. This gives the Mavic Pro a maximum battery of 27 minutes and the Mavic Pro Platinum up to 30 minutes. There’s little that sets the original Mavic and the Mavic 2 apart when it comes to the battery life, however, we will be checking the real-world capabilities of each drone when available.

Please Note – The batteries used on the Mavic Pro, Mavic Air and Mavic 2 drones are not compatible between interactions.


What’s in the Box?

Next, take a look at what’s available with each drone in the Mavic Series:

What’s Included?

Mavic Pro

DJI Mavic Pro
Mavic Pro
  • Aircraft x1
  • Remote Controller x1
  • Intelligent Flight Battery x1
  • Charger x1
  • Power Cable x1
  • Propellers (Pair) x3
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector) x1
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector) x1
  • RC Cable (USB Type-C connector) x1
  • Gimbal cover x1
  • Gimbal Clamp x1
  • microSD Card (16GB) x1
  • Micro USB Cable x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Large) x2
  • RC Cable Slider (Small) x2
Mavic Pro Fly More Combo
  • Aircraft x1
  • Remote Controller x1
  • Intelligent Flight Battery x3
  • Charger x1
  • Power Cable x1
  • Propellers (Pair) x5
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector) x1
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector) x1
  • RC Cable (USB Type-C connector) x1
  • Gimbal cover x1
  • Gimbal Clamp x1
  • microSD Card (16GB) x1
  • Micro USB Cable x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Large) x2
  • RC Cable Slider (Small) x2
  • Battery Charging Hub x1
  • Car Charger x1
  • Battery to Power Bank Adaptor x1
  • Shoulder Bag x1
Mavic Air
  • Aircraft x1
  • Remote Controller x1
  • Intelligent Flight Battery x1
  • Propellers (Pair) x4
  • Propeller Guards (Set) x1
  • Charger x1
  • Power Cable x1
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector) x1
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector) x1
  • RC Cable (USB Type-C connector) x1
  • Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C) x1
  • USB Adapter x1
  • Carrying Case x1
  • Gimbal Protector x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Large) x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Small) x2
  • Spare Control Sticks (Pair) x1
Mavic Air Fly More Combo
  • Aircraft x1
  • Remote Controller x1
  • Intelligent Flight Battery x3
  • Propellers (Pair) x6
  • Propeller Guards (Set) x1
  • Charger x1
  • Power Cable x1
  • Battery Charging Hub x1
  • Battery to Power Bank Adaptor x1
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector) x1
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector) x1
  • RC Cable (USB Type-C connector) x1
  • Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C) x1
  • USB Adapter x1
  • Carrying Case x1
  • Travel Bag x1
  • Gimbal Protector x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Large) x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Small) x2
  • Spare Control Sticks (Pair) x1
Mavic Air

DJI Mavic Air
Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Mavic 2 Pro
  • Aircraft x1
  • Remote Controller x1
  • Intelligent Flight Battery x1
  • Charger x1
  • Power Cable x1
  • Propellers (pair) x3
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector) x1
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector) x1
  • RC Cable (USB Type-C connector) x1
  • Gimbal Protector x1
  • Communication Cable (USB 3.0 Type-C) x1
  • USB Adapter x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Large) x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Small) x2
  • Spare Control Sticks (pair) x1
Additional Mavic 2 Fly More Kit
  • Intelligent Flight Batteries x2
  • Mavic 2 Car Charger x1
  • Battery Charging Hub x1
  • Battery to Power Bank Adapter x1
  • Low-Noise Propellers (Pair) x2
  • Mavic 2 Shoulder Bag x1
Mavic 2 Zoom
  • Aircraft x1
  • Remote Controller x1
  • Intelligent Flight Battery x1
  • Charger x1
  • Power Cable x1
  • Propellers (pair) x3
  • RC Cable (Lightning connector) x1
  • RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector) x1
  • RC Cable (USB Type-C connector) x1
  • Gimbal Protector x1
  • Communication Cable (USB 3.0 Type-C) x1
  • USB Adapter x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Large) x1
  • RC Cable Slider (Small) x2
  • Spare Control Sticks (pair) x1
Additional Mavic 2 Fly More Kit
  • Intelligent Flight Batteries x2
  • Mavic 2 Car Charger x1
  • Battery Charging Hub x1
  • Battery to Power Bank Adapter x1
  • Low-Noise Propellers (Pair) x2
  • Mavic 2 Shoulder Bag x1
Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

As a change from DJI’s usual package availability, rather than a standard and Fly More Combo, the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom only have a single version available. A Fly More Kit can then be purchased separately with additional accessories. This is a valuable change, as it removes the deliberation of which package to buy. You can also purchase the Fly More Kit at any time, allowing you to try out the individual package and see whether you would benefit from additional accessories.


Mavic Series Specifications

Let’s take a look at the specifications of the Mavic Series:

Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro
Mavic Air
DJI Mavic Air
Mavic 2 Pro
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Mavic 2 Zoom
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

Aircraft

Dimensions

Folded: 83 x 83 x 198 mm (HxWxL)
Folded: 168 x 83 x 49 mm (LxWxH)

Unfolded: 168 x 184 x 64 mm (LxWxH)

Folded: 214 x 91 x 84 mm (LxWxH)

Unfolded: 322 x 242 x 84 mm (LxWxH)

Folded: 214 x 91 x 84 mm (LxWxH)

Unfolded: 322 x 242 x 84 mm (LxWxH)

Diagonal Size

335 mm (Propellers Excluded) 213 mm 354 mm 354 mm

Weight

1.62 lbs (734 g) (exclude gimbal cover; battery & propellers included)

1.64 lbs (743 g) (include gimbal cover; battery & propellers included)

430 g (takeoff weight) 907 g (takeoff weight) 905g (takeoff weight)

Max Ascent Speed

16.4 ft/s (5 m/s) in Sport mode 4 m/s (S-mode), 2 m/s (P-mode), 2 m/s (Wi-Fi mode) 5 m/s (S-mode); 4 m/s (P-mode) 5 m/s (S-mode); 4 m/s (P-mode)

Max Descent Speed

9.8 ft/s (3 m/s) 3 m/s (S-mode), 1.5 m/s (P-mode), 1 m/s (Wi-Fi mode) 3 m/s (S-mode); 3 m/s (P-mode) 3 m/s (S-mode); 3 m/s (P-mode)

Max Speed

40 mph (65 kph) in Sport mode without wind 68.4 kph (S-mode), 28.8 kph (P-mode), 28.8 kph (Wi-Fi mode) (near sea level, no wind) 72 kph (S-mode) (near sea level, no wind) 72 kph (S-mode) (near sea level, no wind)

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level

16404 feet (5000 m) 5000 m 6000 m 6000 m

Max Flight Time

27 minutes (no wind at a consistent 15.5 mph (25 kph)) 21 minutes (at a consistent 25 kph, no wind) 31 minutes (at a consistent 25 kph, no wind) 31 minutes (at a consistent 25 kph, no wind)

Max Hovering Time

24 minutes (no wind) 20 minutes (no wind) 29 minutes (no wind) 29 minutes (no wind)

Overall Flight Time

21 minutes ( In normal flight, 15% remaining battery level ) No Info No Info No Info

Max Total Travel Distance

13 km (no wind, one full battery) 10 km (no wind) 18 km (at a consistent 50 kph, no wind) 18 km (at a consistent 50 kph, no wind)

Max Wind Speed Resistance

29 – 38 kph (19 – 24 mph) 29 – 38 kph 29 – 38 kph 29 – 38 kph

Max Tilt Angle

No Info 35° (S-mode), 15° (P-mode) 35° (S-mode, with remote controller); 25° (P-mode) 35° (S-mode, with remote controller); 25° (P-mode)

Max Angular Velocity

No Info 250°/s (S-mode), 250°/s (P-mode) 200°/s 200°/s

Operating Temperature Range

0°C – 40°C 0°C – 40°C -10°C – 40°C -10°C – 40°C

Satellite Positioning Systems

GPS / GLONASS GPS + GLONASS GPS + GLONASS GPS + GLONASS

Hover Accuracy Range

Vertical:
+/- 0.1 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-0.5 m
Horizontal:

+/- 0.3 m (when Vision Positioning is active) or +/-1.5 m

Vertical:

±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning); ±0.5 m (with GPS Positioning)

Horizontal:

±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning); ±1.5 m (with GPS Positioning)

Vertical:

± 0.1 m (when vision positioning is active); ± 0.5 m (with GPS positioning)

Horizontal:

± 0.3 m (when vision positioning is active); ± 1.5 m (with GPS positioning)

Vertical:

± 0.1 m (when vision positioning is active); ± 0.5 m (with GPS positioning)

Horizontal:

± 0.3 m (when vision positioning is active); ± 1.5 m (with GPS positioning)

Operating Frequency

FCC:
2.4 – 2.4835 GHz; 5.150 – 5.250 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz
CE:
2.4 – 2.4835 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz
SRRC:

2.4 – 2.4835 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

2.400 – 2.483 GHz

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

2.400 – 2.483 GHz

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.4GHz
FCC: <= 26 dBm; CE: <= 20 dBm; SRRC: <= 20 dBm; MIC: <= 18 dBm
5.2 GHz
FCC:<=23 dBm
5.8 GHz

FCC:<=23 dBm; CE <=13 dBm; SRRC: <=23 dBm; MIC: –

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz

FCC: ≤28 dBm; CE: ≤19 dBm; SRRC: ≤19 dBm; MIC: ≤19 dBm

5.725 – 5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤31 dBm; CE: ≤14 dBm; SRRC: ≤27 dBm

2.400 – 2.483 GHz

FCC:≤26 dBm; CE:≤20 dBm; SRRC:≤20 dBm; MIC:≤20 dBm

5.725-5.850 GHz

FCC:≤26 dBm; CE:≤14 dBm; SRRC:≤26 dBm

2.400 – 2.483 GHz

FCC:≤26 dBm; CE:≤20 dBm; SRRC:≤20 dBm; MIC:≤20 dBm

5.725-5.850 GHz

FCC:≤26 dBm; CE:≤14 dBm; SRRC:≤26 dBm

Internal Storage

N/A 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB

Remote Controller

Operating Frequency

2.4 GHz to 2.483 GHz 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz 2.400 – 2.483 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz 2.400 – 2.483 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz

Max Transmission Distance (Unobstructed, free of interference)

FCC Compliant: 4.3 mi (7 km);
CE Compliant: 2.5 mi (4 km)
SRRC Compliant: 2.5mi (4 km)

MIC Compliant: 2.5 mi (4 km)

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz:

FCC: 4000 m; CE: 2000 m; SRRC: 2000 m; MIC: 2000 m

5.725 – 5.850 GHz:

FCC: 4000 m; CE: 500 m; SRRC: 2500 m

2.400 – 2.483 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz

FCC: 8000 m; CE: 5000 m; SRRC: 5000 m; MIC: 5000 m

2.400 – 2.483 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz

FCC: 8000 m; CE: 5000 m; SRRC: 5000 m; MIC: 5000 m

Operating Temperature Range

0° – 40°C 0° – 40°C 0° – 40°C 0° – 40°C

Battery

2970 mAh 2970 mAh 3950 mAh 3950 mAh

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

FCC: <= 26 dBm
CE: <= 20 dBm
SRRC: <= 20 dBm

MIC: <= 18 dBm

2.400 – 2.4835 GHz:

FCC:≤26 dBm; CE: ≤18 dBm; SRRC: ≤18 dBm; MIC:≤18 dBm

5.725 – 5.850 GHz:

FCC: ≤30 dBm; CE: ≤14 dBm; SRRC: ≤26 dBm

2.400 – 2.483 GHz

FCC: ≤26 dBm; CE: ≤20 dBm; SRRC: ≤20 dBm; MIC: ≤20 dBm

5.725-5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤26 dBm; CE: ≤14 dBm; SRRC: ≤26 dBm

2.400 – 2.483 GHz

FCC: ≤26 dBm; CE: ≤20 dBm; SRRC: ≤20 dBm; MIC: ≤20 dBm

5.725-5.850 GHz

FCC: ≤26 dBm; CE: ≤14 dBm; SRRC: ≤26 dBm

Operating Current / Voltage

950 mA @ 3.7V 1400 mA ⎓ 3.7 V (Android); 750 mA ⎓ 3.7 V (iOS) 1800 mA ⎓ 3.83 V 1800 mA ⎓ 3.83 V

Supported Mobile Device Size

Max length: 160 mm; Thickness Supported: 6.5 – 8.5 mm Max length: 160 mm; Supported Thickness: 6.5 – 8.5 mm Max length: 160 mm; max thickness: 6.5 – 8.5 mm Max length: 160 mm; max thickness: 6.5 – 8.5 mm

Supported USB Port Types

Lightning, Micro USB (Type-B), USB (Type-C)™ Lightning, Micro USB (Type-B), USB-C Lightning, Micro USB (Type-B), USB-C Lightning, Micro USB (Type-B), USB-C

Gimbal

Controllable Range

Pitch: -90° to +30°

Roll: 0° or 90° (Horizontally and vertically)

Tilt: -90° to 0° (default setting); -90° to +17° (extended) Tilt: -90 – 30°; Pan: -75 – 75° Tilt: -90 – 30°; Pan: -75 – 75°

Mechanical Range

No Info Tilt: -100° to 22°; Roll: -30° to 30°; Pan: -12° to 12° Tilt: -135 – 45°; Pan: -100 – 100° Tilt: -135 – 45°; Pan: -100 – 100°

Stabilization

3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw) 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan) 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan) 3-axis (tilt, roll, pan)

Max Control Speed

No Info Tilt: 120°/s Tilt: 120°/s Tilt: 120°/s

Angular Vibration Range

No Info ±0.005° ±0.01° ±0.005°

Vision System

Vision System

Forward Vision System, Downward Vision System Forward, Backward, Downward Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing (Forward, Backward, Upward, Downward, Sides) Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing (Forward, Backward, Upward, Downward, Sides)

Obstacle Sensory Range

Precision measurement range: 2 ft (0.7 m) to 49 ft (15 m); Detectable range: 49 ft (15 m) to 98 ft (30 m)
Forward:
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 12 m; Detectable Range: 0.5 – 24 m
Backward
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 10 m; Detectable Range: 0.5 – 20 m
Forward:
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 20 m; Detectable Range: 20 – 40 m
Backward
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 16 m; Detectable Range: 16 – 32 m
Upward
Precision Measurement Range: 0.1 – 8 m
Downward
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 11 m; Detectable Range: 11 – 22 m
Sides
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 10 m
Forward:
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 20 m; Detectable Range: 20 – 40 m
Backward
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 16 m; Detectable Range: 16 – 32 m
Upward
Precision Measurement Range: 0.1 – 8 m
Downward
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 11 m; Detectable Range: 11 – 22 m
Sides
Precision Measurement Range: 0.5 – 10 m

Operating Environment

Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Forward:
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Backward:
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Downward:

Detects clearly patterned surfaces with adequate lighting (lux>15) and diffuse reflectivity (>20%)

Forward, Backward and Sides:
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Upward:
Detects diffuse reflective surfaces (>20%) (walls, trees, people, etc.)
Downward:
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)

Detects diffuse reflective surfaces (>20%) (walls, trees, people, etc.)

Forward, Backward and Sides:
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)
Upward:
Detects diffuse reflective surfaces (>20%) (walls, trees, people, etc.)
Downward:
Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)

Detects diffuse reflective surfaces (>20%) (walls, trees, people, etc.)

Velocity Range

≤22.4 mph (36 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground ≤ 8 m/s (Forward, Backward) ≤ 14m/s (Forward), ≤ 12m/s (Backward), ≤ 8m/s (Sides) ≤ 14m/s (Forward), ≤ 12m/s (Backward), ≤ 8m/s (Sides)

Altitude Range

1 – 43 feet (0.3 – 13 m) 0.1 – 8 m (Downward) 11 – 22 m (Detectable Range) 11 – 22 m (Detectable Range)

Operating Range

1 – 43 feet (0.3 – 13 m) 0.5 – 30 m (Downward) 0.5 – 11 m (Precision Measurement Range) 0.5 – 11 m (Precision Measurement Range)

Field of View (FOV)

No Info Horizontal 50°, Vertical ±19° (Forward, Backward)
Forward
FOV: Horizontal: 40°, Vertical: 70°
Backward
FOV: Horizontal: 60°, Vertical: 77°
Sides

FOV: Horizontal: 80°, Vertical: 65°

Forward
FOV: Horizontal: 40°, Vertical: 70°
Backward
FOV: Horizontal: 60°, Vertical: 77°
Sides

FOV: Horizontal: 80°, Vertical: 65°

App / Live View

Video Transmission System

OcuSync Enhanced Wi-Fi OcuSync 2.0 OcuSync 2.0

Mobile App

DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4

Live View Quality

Remote Controller: 720p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps
Wi-Fi: 720p @ 30fps

DJI Goggles: 720p @ 60fps, 1080p @ 30fps

Remote Controller: 720p @ 30fps
Smart Device: 720p @ 30fps

DJI Goggles: 720p @ 30fps

Remote Controller: 720p @ 30fps / 1080p @ 30fps
DJI Goggles: 720p @ 30fps / 1080p @ 30fps

DJI Goggles RE: 720p @ 30fps / 1080p @ 30fps

Remote Controller: 720p @ 30fps / 1080p @ 30fps
DJI Goggles: 720p @ 30fps / 1080p @ 30fps

DJI Goggles RE: 720p @ 30fps / 1080p @ 30fps

Latency

160 – 170ms (depending on conditions and mobile device) 170 – 240 ms (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device) 120 – 130 ms (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device) 120 – 130 ms (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device)

Required Operating Systems

iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1.2 or later iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4 or later iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4 or later iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4 or later

Max Live View Bitrate

No Info No Info 40Mbps 40Mbps

Camera

Sensor

1/2.3″ (CMOS); Effective pixels: 12.35 M (Total pixels: 12.71M) 1/2.3″ CMOS; Effective Pixels: 12 MP 1″ CMOS; Effective Pixels: 20 million 1/2.3″ CMOS; Effective Pixels: 12 million

Lens

FOV 78.8° 26 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.2

Distortion < 1.5% Focus from 0.5 m to

FOV: 85°; 35 mm Format Equivalent: 24 mm; Aperture: f/2.8; Shooting Range: 0.5 m to FOV: about 77°; 35 mm Format Equivalent: 28 mm; Aperture: f/2.8–f/11; Shooting Range: 1 m to FOV: about 83° (24 mm); about 48° (48 mm); 35 mm Format Equivalent: 24-48 mm; Aperture: f/2.8 (24 mm)–f/3.8 (48 mm); Shooting Range: 0.5 m to

ISO Range

Video: 100-3200; Photo: 100-1600 Video: 100 – 3200 (auto), 100 – 3200 (manual); Photo: 100 – 3200 (auto), 100 – 3200 (manual) Video: 100 – 6400; Photo: 100-3200 (auto), 100 – 12800 (manual) Video: 100 – 3200; Photo: 100 – 1600 (auto), 100 – 3200 (manual)

Electronic Shutter Speed

8 – 1/8000 s 8 – 1/8000 s 8 – 1/8000 s 8 – 1/8000 s

Image Size

4000 x 3000 4:3: 4056 x 3040; 16:9: 4056 x 2280 5472 x 3648 4000 x 3000

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 Single shot; HDR; Burst shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 frames; Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7EV Bias; Interval: 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 30 / 60 s; Pano: 3×1: 42°x78°, 2048×3712 (WxH); 3×3: 119°x78°, 4096×2688 (WxH); 180°: 251°x88°, 6144×2048 (WxH); Sphere (3×8+1): 8192×4096 (WxH) 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) 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)

Video Recording Modes

C4K: 4096 x 2160 24p
4K: 3840 x 2160 24 / 25 / 30p
2.7K: 2720 x 1530 24 / 25 / 30p
FHD: 1920 x 1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 96p

HD: 1280 x 720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p

4K Ultra HD: 3840 x 2160 24 / 25 / 30p
2.7K: 2720 x 1530 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p
FHD: 1920 x 1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p

HD: 1280 x 720 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p

4K: 3840 x 2160 24 / 25 / 30p
2.7K: 2688 x 1512 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p

FHD: 1920 x 1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p

4K: 3840 x 2160 24 / 25 / 30p
2.7K: 2688 x 1512 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p

FHD: 1920 x 1080 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60 / 120p

Max Video Bitrate

60 Mbps 100Mbps 100Mbps 100Mbps

Color Mode

No Info No Info Dlog-M (10bit), support HDR video (HLG 10bit) D-Clinelike

Supported File Systems

FAT32 (≤ 32 GB); exFAT (> 32 GB) FAT32 FAT32 (≤ 32 GB); exFAT (> 32 GB) FAT32 (≤ 32 GB); exFAT (> 32 GB)

Photo Format

JPEG, DNG JPEG / DNG (RAW) JPEG / DNG (RAW) JPEG / DNG (RAW)

Video Format

MP4, MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) MP4 / MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265) MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265)

Supported SD Cards

Micro SD™ Max capacity: 128 GB. Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required microSD; Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required Micro SD™ Supporting Micro SD with capacity up to 128 GB and R/W speed up to UHS-I Speed Grade 3 Micro SD™ Supporting Micro SD with capacity up to 128 GB and R/W speed up to UHS-I Speed Grade 3

Operating Temperature Range

32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) No Info No Info No Info

Wi-Fi / Mobile Device Control

Operating Frequency

2.4G / 5G 2.400 – 2.4835 GHz; 5.725 – 5.850 GHz N/A N/A

Max Transmission Distance

80 m (Distance), 50m (Height) (Unobstructed, free of interference) 80 m (Distance), 50m (Height) (Unobstructed, free of interference) N/A N/A

Max Speed

14 km/h (9 mph) 28.8 kph (Wi-Fi mode) N/A N/A

Max Ascent Speed

6.6 ft/s(2 m/s) 2 m/s (Wi-Fi mode) N/A N/A

Max Descent Speed

3.3 ft/s (1 m/s) 1 m/s (Wi-Fi mode) N/A N/A

Charger

Voltage

13.05 V 13.2 V 17.6 ± 0.1 V 17.6 ± 0.1 V

Rated Power

50 W 50 W 60 W 60 W

Input

No Info 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.4 A 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.8 A 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.8 A

Output

No Info Main: 13.2 V ⎓ 3.79 A; USB: 5 V ⎓ 2 A Main: 17.6 V ⎓ 3.41 A or 17.0 V ⎓ 3.53 A USB: 5 V⎓2 A Main: 17.6 V ⎓ 3.41 A or 17.0 V ⎓ 3.53 A USB: 5 V⎓2 A

Intelligent Flight Battery

Capacity

3830 mAh 2375 mAh 3850 mAh 3850 mAh

Voltage

11.4 V 11.55 V 15.4 V 15.4 V

Battery Type

LiPo 3S LiPo 3S LiPo 4S LiPo 4S

Energy

43.6 Wh 27.43 Wh 59.29 Wh 59.29 Wh

Net Weight

Approx. 0.5 lbs (240 g) 140 g 297 g 297 g

Charging Temperature Range

5° – 40° C 5° – 40° C 5° – 40° C 5° – 40° C

Max Charging Voltage

No Info 13.2 V 17.6 V 17.6 V

Max Charging Power

No Info 60 W 80 W 80 W

As you can see from the specifications, the Mavic Series are some of DJI’s leading consumer-level drones. We’ll break down each of the key areas below to help you digest this information.

Summary of the Mavic Series Versus

The new DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom are remarkable additions to the DJI Mavic Series. Their creative capabilities through their cameras and built-in modes allow users to create shots with the touch of a button that would have previously taken advanced piloting skills and post-production.

On the whole, any drone from the Mavic Series will not disappoint if you’re looking for an ultra-portable drone with high-quality video and image capabilities.

The Mavic 2 drones have clearly developed the already impressive technology of the Mavic Series, taking it to an all new level.


To discuss the new DJI Mavic Air or any DJI or Freefly product, please give one of our team a call on 0191 296 1024 or email us at info@heliguy.com.


Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider Blog to learn more about DJI’s latest products, read our in-depth VERSUS series and, of course, stay up to date on the goings-on in the drone industry.

David is Heliguy’s Blogger and Head of Digital Content Production. David keeps our readers up to date with drone news within the ever-changing industry.

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