Why We Chose The DJI Mavic 2 Pro: 31 minute battery life, OcuSync 2.0 flawless connection, Hasselblad camera.
Whether you like them or not, drones are here to stay in the outdoor world. It’s amazing to think back just ten or so years ago, you’d be blown away to imagine that we’d be flying these micro helicopters around as a way to capture the stunning scenery that we find ourselves in.
From the professional to hobbyist, 5kg behemoths to wasp-like sub 400g drones, there’s one company who are at the forefront of drone development – DJI.
The Mavic 2 Pro, which is part of their consumer market of lightweight, portable drones, is the beefed up version of the original Mavic model and that shows through in every aspect, particularly when you compare it to the dainty Mavic Air.
You’ll first notice the weight when picking this up. Not too heavy, not too light – the perfect weight (907g to be exact) for something you’re about to send up to 500m above you and 5km away.
The lack of weight of the daintier Mavic Air (just 430g) is great when you’re planning a long hike, but you do start to think that it could get plucked out of the sky by a sudden gust of wind. Not with the Mavic 2 Pro though, it’s got a confidence-inspiring weight to it.
“To think we’d be flying these micro helicopters around as a way to capture the stunning scenery that we find ourselves in.”
Whilst the original Mavic Pro weighs in at 730g, you may be questioning why DJI have gone and added weight to what was a perfectly working drone. Surely you’d be looking to trim weight off a successive product? However, it’s good to know the weight has gone into an increase in battery life, giving the Mavic 2 Pro a stated 31-minute flight time, over the 27 minutes of the Mavic Pro.
This model also boasts a greater range, being capable of reaching as far as 8km. That’s thanks to DJI’s updated communication system (OcuSync 2.0) – essentially the thing that let’s the drone send information back and forth between the remote control.