DJI Mavic 2 Leak Reveals 'Pro' Drone with Hasselblad Camera

DJI Mavic 2 Leak Reveals 'Pro' Drone with Hasselblad Camera

Details of an unannounced new drone from market leader DJI have been revealed early in a UK-based store's catalog.

The Mavic 2 is a small yet powerful drone with 1080p video transmission and up to 8km (5 miles) transmission distance and a max speed of 20m/s (45mph).

While we don't have much information on the Enterprise Edition variant, the Mavic 2 Zoom will include a 2x optical zoom lens that will be flawless for capturing close up shots while in the air, while the Mavic 2 Pro will ship with a Hasselblad camera that has a 1-inch sensor, but unfortunately, no zoom functionality.

DJI's hotly anticipated Mavic 2 Pro has been confirmed after United Kingdom retailer Argos published a print catalogue with the unannounced video drone listed for sale. We were supposed to get an announcement at that event about the next model, which the leaked images show will apparently come in two versions - the Zoom and the Pro.

DJI Mavic 2 Leak Reveals 'Pro' Drone with Hasselblad Camera

So what do we know about DJI's new drones from the Argos leak? Buyers can also look forward to "omnidirectional obstacle sensing", which means even more obstacle-avoidance sensors than the Pro, and more than the more recent Mavic Air, which has front, back and bottom sensors.

The flying specs look to be getting a subtle but useful boost over the Mavic Pro Platinum. The catalog actually calls out two versions of the drone, one of them is the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, which packs a 1-inch sensor, and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with an integrated 24-48mm zoom lens and a "Dolly Zoom" effect. In the catalog, there is no mention of the recording capabilities, though we would not rule out 4K recording features. However, it seems to lack a zoom lens.

A separate leak from a German magazine in July showed a Mavic 2 Enterprise, allowing for larger payloads. The existing price range for the other Mavic Pro gives us a clue, though. While the company has postponed the July 18 "See the Bigger Picture" event, there has been no official word on the launch since then.



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