Argos, a British retailer and a subsidiary of Sainsbury’s accidentally released details of the eagerly awaited Mavic 2 last week. DJI was to hold a press conference on 18th July to release the new Mavic 2. However, this event was postponed. Argos, having printed their promotional catalogue well in advance simply forgot to remove this page. Brett Thake, an observant reader was quick to spot this – and tweet about this.
Check out the details of the new Mavic 2:
The new Mavic 2 will come in two variants – Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom – the Mavic 2 Pro will come with a 1” CMOS Hasselblad camera. Whereas, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom will come with 2x optical zoom (24 mm – 48 mm).
DJI actually made an official confirmation on Facebook but deleted the post soon after. Check out their post:
“This pre-printed catalog was printed before we postponed our “See the Bigger Picture” event to ensure that we can deliver high-quality, cutting edge technology to our customers according to our standard of innovation. This early look just hints at the many exciting features and capabilities DJI will announce at the proper time. We look forward to giving our friends an incredible drone experience as soon as we can. So please stay tuned”!
We can, of course, speculate that the Mavic 2 Pro will be less capable compared to the upcoming Phantom 5.
Currently, we cannot use the Mavic for UAV mapping. For UAV mapping, we need at least a 1 inch sensor to produce good results. So, will the CMOS sensor on the Mavic 2 render it apt for UAV mapping? Of course, this also depends on whether the new Mavic 2 has a global shutter or a rolling shutter. We have discussed this topic at length in our previous post. Refer “DJI P 4 Pro vs. Yuneec H520 – Which Is the Better Drone for UAV Mapping?“ to learn more about this.
Pro Tip – Because the Mavic Pro has a 12 MP camera, Paul shoots multiple images and overlaps them in order to get greater detail. Check out this cool pano that Paul has shot using a Mavic Pro.
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