The Mavic 2 Pro is really a self explanatory drone. It’s the drone for pros who are looking for that next level cinematic image quality. Those who want to travel light but capture in the dark. Those who need to capture more dynamic range in harsh lighting conditions, and at those times when you need colors to look just right.
The Mavic 2 Pro has all of the same general features of the Mavic 2 Zoom. features like longer flight times, better obstacle avoidance, the LED fill light, Ocusync 2.0 and more are all standard on both Mavic 2 models.
What makes the Mavic 2 Pro stand out from the Mavic 2 Zoom and all the other drones out there is the Hasselblad camera. If you aren’t familiar with Hasselblad, they’re a camera company that makes the best medium format cameras in the world. Hasselblad was actually bought by DJI a while back and now the two companies have worked together to create the Mavic 2 Pro camera.
This camera has a 1 inch 20 megapixel sensor (four times larger than the sensor on the Mavic 2 Zoom). This gives the Mavic 2 Pro much better low light performance than the Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic Air while capturing higher resolution photos. To complement the larger sensor, the Mavic 2 Pro also has a larger lens with adjustable aperture controls. Changing the aperture also allows you to get shots with the background slightly blurred out. It also helps with controlling the exposure better when you want to have a fixed shutter speed.
Having a larger sensor is nice, but for me, what really sets the Mavic 2 Pro apart from the other drones out there is the Hasselblad color science. Even if you don’t know how to work with colors in your editing software, the colors that come out of this camera are amazing just as they are with no editing.weather you’re taking pictures or video, Hasselblad’s color science is embedded throughout all the shooting modes.
If you do like to play with color, there’s a setting for that too. Using Dlog-M (a color profile for video) you can shoot a flatter video to retain more detail in the shadows and highlights. Once you have the footage in your editor, you can then stretch the colors out and make the shot look exactly the way you want with lots of dynamic range and lifelike colors.
The last feature only available on the Mavic 2 Pro is HDR video. Unlike the Parrot Anafi, this HDR shooting mode is for capturing true HDR content and outputting to a HDR enabled TV or monitor. This means you won’t see the HDR effect unless you have an HDR TV that supports HLG color. You do have the right TV for viewing the footage, this is a really cool shooting mode for creating true HDR content.
The only thing that the Mavic 2 Pro lacks is optical zoom. If you really want zoom, you should look at the Mavic 2 Zoom. There’s actually a crop shooting mode for the Mavic 2 Pro that digitally zooms in by 1.4x for getting a more cinematic look, but you can’t zoom in and out while recording like you can on the Mavic 2 Zoom.
Because of the price and the fact that the Mavic 2 Zoom is also a great drone, I can’t say that the Mavic 2 Pro is the best drone out there, but what I can say is that it’s the best drone for me. If you want to capture the best content possible with a foldable drone, this is the drone for you.