Drone Pilot in Michigan Discusses the DJI Mavic 2

Hey there and welcome to another episode of Tips & Tech Talk. I am your host Ron, a Michigan drone pilot and today we’re going to talk more about the DJI Mavic 2. DJI has made no official announcement of a date or even officially what kind of drone they’re going release. However, there has been a credible leak as to what we can expect from the Mavic 2.

Update: DJI launch event date confirmed for Thursday, August 23rd.

A store called Argos released their catalog. In that catalog was not one but two Mavics. So there’s going to be two different versions of the Mavic 2. They’re going to have the Zoom and the Pro and both will reportedly have the ability to fly at 45 miles per hour and a range of 5 miles.

The battery life on  both versions of this Mavic 2 will be about 31 minutes. So you’re going to get 31 minutes of flight time, 5 miles of range and you’re going to get a top speed of 45 miles per hour. These are just some of the specs that have been released.

Now what makes this so credible is that DJI has released a statement in regards to this leak. A spokesman for DJI stated,

“This preprinted catalog was scheduled before we postponed our See the Bigger Picture Event.”

The company also said that the event had been delayed to “ensure we can deliver high quality cutting edge technology to our customers.”

It suggested that the catalog offered only a small hint of the new drone’s features. The Argos advertisement does not mention if the gimbals on the Mavic 2 are going to be removable. You may or may not know that shortly after the postponement of the See The Bigger Picture Event, a supposed picture was released of the new Mavic 2 and it had gimbals that were detachable from the drone. So no mention of that in these Argos ads.

Also, not mentioned in this ad from Argos was the specs for 4k or 1080. At what frame rate are you going to be able to shoot at 4k and at what frame rate will you be able to shoot 1080? As I mentioned earlier, the Argos advertisement does not mention if the Gimbals are removable. Again, we don’t know of those earlier leaked photographs were even accurate but at least at this point, judging by that picture, its really hard to see if in fact those gimbals are detachable.

This looks like a credible leak, I think this is probably what we’re going to expect when DJI does make the announcement of the Mavic. We’re going to have two versions: the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic Zoom. What separates them is, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro will come equipped with a 1 inch CMOS Hasselblad camera and the Zoom model will have a 2 time zoom lens. It’ll be interesting to see how many people go for that Zoom version of the Mavic 2. I’m guessing most drone enthusiasts are going to be interested in the Mavic 2 Pro because of that one inch sensor.

Also at this point, it’s unclear what the price point of these two drones will be. Will they cost the same? I’m guessing, probably not. You’ll probably see the Mavic 2 Pro at a higher price range. However, how high that will that price be? Will it go up and compete with the $1400, maybe $1600 price tag that you can find the Phantom 4 Pro at? Only time will tell.

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Tune in next week where I’ll be joined by Keith Stonehouse. We’ll be giving tips, 4 tips on how you can increase the number of referrals you get from your referral partners. So stay tuned for that.

Thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time for another episode of Tips & Tech Talk.

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